Happy Monday. Well, I had a pretty good weekend. It was HOT and gorgeous!
Friday night after work Chris and I went to dinner at Sitar, an Indian restaurant on Central Avenue. Its been awhile since I did a local restaurant review! We ordered the sampler of appetizers, which came with veggie samosas and pakoras with a mint dipping sauce.
Everything was delicious and full of flavor. My favorite her were the pakoras.
For dinner I got the Navratan Korma (from the menu: mixed vegetables cooked with Indian cheese, cream, onions, & tomato gravy mildly spiced). It was delicious and so filling. Indian food isn’t complete without delicious naan, either.
We decided to share the mango ice cream for dessert. It was really creamy and had a sweet mango flavor, but the texture a little different. Not something I’m used to!
Overall, we had a good dining experience at Sitar!
Saturday I had the apartment to myself since Chris went to a beer festival in Boston with his friend. Saturday morning I hit up an Iron Barre class with my friend Emily, and boy was that hard!! By the end I could hardly do the side plank exercises.
After a quick shower I went over to the Troy Farmer’s Market, my favorite outdoor market in the area.
Its bigger and better than ever before.
The only thing I got was an iced coffee. I did go to Xs to Os for a treat, since I had a living social deal I had to use up. I got three cupcakes, one for myself, and one for each of my parents who were coming over later.
This is the vegan s’mores cupcake. Its covered in delicious chocolate frosting AND ganache. How can you get any better than this?? There were even chocolate chips in the cupcake itself. This was my last treat before starting Dietbet.
My parents came over after I got home and enjoyed their cupcake! (I didn’t tell my Dad they were vegan until after he said they were amazing…)
Then my mom and I got to work on my garden…last year we put in some perennials and a few impatients. The perennials came back so we needed to but in a few more flowers to make it look nice.
It may be tiny, but I love it! Unfortunately we don’t get enough sun back there to grow tomatoes or other veggies.
Sunday morning I went to the gym for a body pump class, which got canceled, so I just did some free weights for about 45 minutes. I mixed up all different types of exercises and got a pretty good workout. When I got home, I had lunch and then headed out for a bike ride.
I wanted to change it up a bit and instead of riding my usual route I decided to ride to Indian Ladder Farms! What a beautiful ride.
There and back was a total of 16.57 miles. I stopped along the way so it took me about 2 hours total (I stopped at the farm for about 20 minutes too.) I will definitely be riding here in the fall when apple season is upon us.
It was a pretty good weekend, I think.
How was everyone’s weekend?