Category Archives: Restaurant

Pork Pibil

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Slow cooked in a special Yucatecan marinade with fiery pickled onions.
Β£4.10 (about $6.25) at Wahaca
My friend chose this for lunch, looks fantastic!
wahaca.co.uk
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Coffee Talk

esquires

This coffee was so good that I drank it all before I could snap a picture of it! Every morning while in London, I went to Esquires and had the white mocha with whipped cream and white chocolate shavings. It is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel I stayed at on Holland Road, but worth the wait.

Next time you’re on that side of town, check them out! They have fantastic pastries and other fresh desserts as well.

esquirescoffee.co.uk
Across the street from the Shepherds Bush station
(Westfield London Shopping Centre, West 12 Shopping Centre
Ariel Way, London, United Kingdom
+44 20 8740 3344)

Veggie Japanese-Sushi House

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This was my first time to a Japanese restaurant, shame on me! There was fried tofu, tempura veggies, rice, melon and a salad. The meal was quite generous in size, really enough for two people. At only $11.00, I thought this was very reasonable.
Sushi House-Alameda, Ca
My daughter and her boyfriend, Pat, pictured above πŸ™‚
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Healthier Food Choices at Disney Parks

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I very rarely eat “fast food”. Sometimes when I travel I eat foods that I’m not use to, then I don’t feel so great. You know what I mean. You get that heavy, bloated feeling. It’s easy to find the fun stuff like pizza, churros or popcorn (see my upcoming post about that! LoL), but it’s not as fun as it use to be. I usually bring some food with me when I travel. Such as trail mix, instant oatmeal, protein bars,etc, but those aren’t meals. I like to have a least one real meal per day. When I took my niece to Disneyland a few weeks ago, she really liked to have 3 meals a day, LoL! I don’t like to eat that much, but this trip was about her, so we ate 3 square meals every day.

Look at this beautiful salad! That was my dinner. Complete with craisons, nuts and golden California raisins, my tummy was so happy! The dressing was a simple vinaigrette. Jessica chose a pesto and cheese filled ravioli, topped with pine nuts, tomatoes and a bit of Parmesan! Of course I had to try one πŸ˜‰ I stay away from pastas and cheeses, but this was a relatively “healthier” alternative to say, nacho’s or something.

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You may have to search a bit to find healthier types of food, but it’s out there πŸ™‚

Vietnamese Lunch, Part 2

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My daughter, her boyfriend and I went out to lunch in Alameda, California. We went to a Vietnamese place called Pho Singh http://www.phosinh.com The tofu sandwich was hands down the best sandwich I’ve ever had in my life! I was hesitant to order it at first because of all the carbs between the bread and the tofu. But to my surprise, this sandwich was worth every calorie and every single carb!

The bread was fresh, crispy outside, but soft at the same time! In the sandwich was tofu, long strips of skinned cucumber, green and red peppers, carrot sticks, cilantro and a fabulous anjou type of sauce. The sauce caused the sandwich to be slightly drippy, but oh man was it fantastic!

Vietnamese Lunch

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Pho (pronounced Fa)
Lemon, cilantro, red peppers, green peppers, basil, bok choy, bean sprouts, rice noodle, tofu, and broccoli.
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My daughter, her boyfriend and I went out to lunch in Alameda, California. We went to a Vietnamese place called Pho Singh http://www.phosinh.com The pho had so much personality, not salty, but totally full of flavor. I will definitely go to this restaurant again!