This morning I woke up with one thing on my mind: CEREAL. Despite getting to bed at 3am, my body wouldn’t let me sleep past nine so I woke up and made myself breakfast. I had a big bowl of melon and pineapple along with a bowl of Kashi Go Lean, slivered almonds, strawberries and soy milk.
After Church I blogged and then spent some time reading Born To Run on my patio in my swimsuit! It got up to nearly 90 degrees today!! Eventually I made myself a light and refreshing lunch – another salad! I roasted a sweet potato and put it on a bed of spinach with steamed edamame, Annie’s raspberry vinaigrette, and a blob of hummus. Two whole wheat tortillas on the side.
The activity for the day was attending my friends’ soccer game. I watched them fight the huge winds in a fun recreational league. I definitely need to be team manager and bring them orange slices from now on. And I want a whistle.
Post-game we all went to Red Mango (where I went last Sunday also!) but somehow I wasn’t in the mood for frozen yogurt. Who am I? Instead I just enjoyed the company and had a PB&J Lara bar when I got home.
And soon it was time for a family dinner out! My brother bought a groupon to Yemaja Brasil restaurant in Benton Park and tonight was honestly the first time in months that all four of us were able to eat together.
The restaurant isn’t a Brazilian steakhouse, but instead has tons of meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes with curry and coconut flavors. It is in a house and so the rooms are all separated and decorated with cool Brazilian paintings and trinkets. We were able to sit outside to enjoy the weather.
I started with a Brazilian pilsner that tasted a fair amount like Bud Light. I really liked it.
And for my entree I got the Portabella Racheedo: Jumbo Portabella mushroom with cashew stuffing topped with balsamic reduction; served with refogado vegetable sautee and finished with a side of brown rice and parmesan cheese.
My dinner came with a house salad, which had a sweet dressing and really yummy spiced croutons.
My dish was huge! The cashew filling of the portabella was a really strange gelatinous consistency which threw me off, but the flavor was sweet and delicious. The vegetable sautee wasn’t anything particularly special, but the rice was incredible!!
I ate half of my meal and boxed up the rest to take for lunch tomorrow. I really enjoyed Yemanja Brazil and would definitely go back to try some of the other great vegetarian options! The rest of my family agreed that it was very good food with interesting flavors.
Once home I had some tortilla chips and a Luna bar for dessert. I’m watching the Notre Dame women in the final four, but don’t think I’ll make it much longer! I need to make sure I get plenty of rest this week since my marathon is now LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!! Hope you had a great weekend!
- Have you ever had Brazilian food?
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