I would have to stay one of my favorite parts of blogging is all the wonderful people I have met along the way. Including these 9 lovely ladies I met for lunch today. 🙂
The whole gang of us met for lunch at a little Indian restaurant on the Southside of Orlando.
Woodlands actually came highly reccommended and I was excited to partake in my 2nd Indian restaurant experience.
Apparently there was a lot of Indian food newbies in the group. We all quizzed each other on the menu. None of us true experts, but i think that’s what makes it fun. 🙂
To start out we ordered an assortment of appetizers for the table.
You know it’s a blogger lunch when everyone whips the cameras out. 🙂
I had a little bite of everything. It was a bit spicy, but very tasty!
Once our food was delivered we realized everyone had all ordered the same thing.
Either the Chana Masala: chickpeas in exotic spices
or the Baigan Bartha: slices of eggplant baked on a low flame & mashed with tomatoes and onions.
I had actually ordered the Baigan Bartha and my sister, Kelly, ordered the Channa Masala, so I had a little sample of both on my plate. I thought I had a picture of my plate, but it seems to have disappeared. Weird.
We also ordered a side of Poori: fried fluffy whole wheat bread.
I had one of the puffy, light, doughy pieces with my meal. It looks big, but I promise it was mostly air.
For dessert Gloria graciously brought out the Super Charge Me Cookies she had brought for the group.
I enjoyed one for dessert.
Lunch managed to last close to 3 hours! We had so much fun talking and gabbing that the time just flew by. This was a great group of ladies and we already have plans to have more fun get togethers in the future.
After lunch I headed to Mall of Millenia and had a fashion show in my dressing room.
What do you think? Are any of these dresses Boston cocktail party worthy?
Next I headed to Whole Foods where I was determined to try another vegetable juice!
This time I took everyone’s advice and picked a creation that had some fruit in it for a touch of sweetness.
I liked this one! I will admit it doesn’t taste as good as a plain ole fruit juice, but it has a great unigue flavor to it. I was surprised by how full I felt after finishing the drink as well. THis experience ade me excited to try other combinations in the future. 🙂
As always, I took my time shopping at Whole Foods. After seeing Food Inc on Friday I really took the time to read the labels and see where my food is coming from. I love how Whole Foods makes it easy with their bright orange local tags to decipher what is fro my area. I ended up purchasing some grass fed southern raised ground beef that I am excited to cook with this week.
I wasn’t really hungry when I returned home and didn’t end up eating dinner until close to 8:00! I usually eat dinner around 6:30, so this was quite unusual for me.
I ended up having a random plate of yuminess, including:
Left over’s from Thursday night….
And Massaged Kale Salad.
I bought a LARGE bag of Kale at the store today, so please look forward to seeing plenty of massaged kale salad for the reminder of the week. 🙂 I can’t help it, I crave it! lol
For something sweet I had the last 1/2 of my Dark Chocolate Bar from last night.
I am so sad another weekend has come to an end, but atleast it was a nice & relaxing one. Here’s to another fun filled work week! 🙂