Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lovely Ladies

by Meghann on July 12, 2009

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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From left to right: Caitlin, Amanda, Megan, Jessica, Gloria, Lindsay,Me, Kelly, Ashley, and Ryan.
The whole gang of us met for lunch at a little Indian restaurant on the Southside of Orlando.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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To start out we ordered an assortment of appetizers for the table.

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You know it’s a blogger lunch when everyone whips the cameras out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had a little bite of everything. It was a bit spicy, but very tasty!

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Once our food was delivered we realized everyone had all ordered the same thing.

Either the Chana Masala: chickpeas in exotic spices

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or the Baigan Bartha: slices of eggplant baked on a low flame & mashed with tomatoes and onions.

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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.

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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.

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I enjoyed one for dessert.

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Thanks Gloria!

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.

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What do you think? Are any of these dresses Boston cocktail party worthy?

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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.
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MUCH BETTER!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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I ended up having a random plate of yuminess, including:

Left over’s from Thursday night….

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Baked Tofu

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And Massaged Kale Salad.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.
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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! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Sunday Morning Ride

July 12, 2009

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