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In the last week… we’ve been on the move going up to Jacksonville (Friday) to check out the new Bahama Breeze Restaurant. But instead we walked across the street to Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse for a much shorter wait of 5 minutes vs 2 hours they quoted at Bahama Breeze.
Hibachi Grill

Hibachi Grill

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

Rice & Vegetable Hibachi

Rice & Vegetable Hibachi

We had our usual Hibachi Shrimp, Steak and Vegetables. Of course I had the rice made with no eggs, and only ate the vegetables. Before hand I ordered a Seaweed Salad and no Sake. Can you believe it.!!! Usually I have two little decanters of the Rice Wine.

Saturday we headed west to Sarasota with a stop at Bahama Breeze in Orlando.

It had been a while since we went to the Columbia Restaurant in Sarasota… it’s a favorite there on St. Armand Key.

Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Salad

Columbia Salad

We had there Columbia’s Original “1905” SaladTM -NO CHEESE & NO HAM. “The Columbia’s legendary salad tossed at your table. Crisp iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and our famous garlic dressing (our 100 year old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil).”

Vegetarian Dish @ Columbia

Vegetarian Dish @ Columbia

Then Mike ordered a Vegetarian Dish with Steamed Veggies and Plantains.. He Shared with me.!!!

To start the week… I had lunch with a girlfriend of mine and ordered a delicious Green Salad with Scallops and we drank 3 glasses of White Wine… Needless to say I was feeling real good for our evening comedy show date with another group of friends.

Wendy's Cod Sandwich

Wendy's Cod Sandwich

We didn’t eat dinner because the show started so early (7:30pm) so Mike and I pulled into Wendy’s and ordered two Fish Fillet Sandwiches… the fish was Cod and oh so good.

As you can tell I had a lot of fish in one day… because I’ve made the decision to  incorporate fish into the diet. I actually miss eating fish and will eat occasionally!!

For meals… Mike and I made:

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

 

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Roasted Vegetables:

Ingredients:

Red Bell Peppers

Yellow Bell Peppers

Orange Bell Peppers

Carrots

Onions

Asparagus

Olive Oil

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

Cumin

***Also used the Roasted Vegetables to Top Totino’s Pizza’s and scrapped off the cheese.

Directions: Wash and chop peppers, onions, carrots and asparugus into Coleman Grill and drizzle Olive Oil. Add seasonings and Roast for about 15 minutes.

 

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers:

Roasted Bell Peppers & White Rice

Roasted Bell Peppers & White Rice

Ingredients:

3Bell Peppers(Red & Orange)

2Tbls Olive Oil

2Tbls White Wine Vinegar

Celtic Salt

Cumin

Paprika

*** Another meal I added the Roasted Peppers to the White Rice.

Directions: Wash Peppers and put into oven pan and drizzle with olive oil. Set oven to roast 450 degrees for about 20 minutes until Peppers are roasted all over. Then remove from oven, let cool for a while and then peel the skin off the peppers. Remove stems and seeds and cut into long pieces and add Olive Oil, Vinegar and Seasonings and refrigerate before use.

Along the way, I sprinkled in as many visits to the gym for pilates classes, bike rides around the neighborhood and walks on the beach with Mike.

Ocean Hammock Beach View Sunset

Ocean Hammock Beach View Sunset

Then Thursday we headed north to Potomac, Maryland and for the road I juiced my Carrots, Celery, and Apple juice and brought along my Almond Trail Mix. But we did stop off at Wendy’s for lunch, where I had a Side Salad with a Vinaigrette Dressing and a Cod Fish Sandwich. YUM!!

On the Road Wendy's Salad & Fish Sandwich

On the Road Wendy's Salad & Fish Sandwich

Dinner ended with a Vegetable Pizza (White Dough.. UHG!!!) . Friday afternoon I was in the house with Mike’s son and so I made him a pasta dish with Prego Sauc. The whole pasta thing sounded good, so then I made myself  a Whole Wheat Pasta and Broccoli Dish.

Broccoli & Pasta

Broccoli & Pasta

Broccoli & Whole Wheat Pasta:

Ingredients:

1 Small Head Broccoli

1/2 Box Pasta Rigatoni

Olive Oil

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

Celtic Salt

Directions: Boil pasta to desired tenderness. This time I used Frozen Broccoli, so I boiled the broccoli stems until tender and strained both and mixed in Olive Oil and Seasonings.

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We left before dawn from Florida on our way to Potomac, Maryland Friday morning. Luckily I Juiced my Carrots, Celery, Apples, and Beets Thursday night, because all I was good for this morning was to get ready, go and sleep in the car.

Just outside of Jacksonville, in Georgia we stopped so Mike can walk, wakeup, and get something to eat. He got me a Hash brown from McDonald’s which I devoured and then closed my eyes again until South Carolina.

We stopped to get gas, and that’s where I asked Mike to Stop for Wendy’s, where I got a Side Salad and Baked Potato. I ate that for lunch and then shortly thereafter, I took over driving. We did really well on time, only stopped for gas and for Mike to stretch his legs a little. One of those stretches, I found myself in line at the Dairy Queen for a Turtle Blizzard. I just had such a horrible craving for something sweet, and Dairy Queen was staring me in the face.! I also got some Chex Mix to munch on too.

Then around 6:30pm we arrived at the house here in Potomac and unloaded the car and settled in. I was hungry, so I had a little bit of the Lentil Soup I made before we left and some Hummus and Whole Wheat Bread. Both of those tasted a bit tart…. and that was the end of my eating. We settled down from the drive and hit the hay pretty early.   

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After popping all those Benadryl… I can finally breath on my own and am not sneezing and coughing and blowing my nose every five seconds.

We woke up to Potomac, Maryland sun shining through the skylights and warmer temperatures. Mikes son had a friend over, so we woke up and made some breakfast… I had a craving for French Toast(but didn’t eat). I instead I cut up some Oranges and ate those with a little Persian Bread and a small Cube of Fete Cheese. I know not good!!!!

We relaxed a little bit and got our bags unpacked and made piles for laundry… and decided to go out and explore some of the Washington D.C. area. Mike had been craving Shishkabobs for a long time, so we went to a local place called Moby Dicks for his food. There I had a Green Salad and some Roasted Onions, and Tomatoes. Mike ordered a dish which his mother made in California.. the Vegetable Stew(Ashareshde) and it was nothing like Mike’s moms dish. We had some flat bread and enjoyed the meal.

It was nearing nearing sundown, so Mike brought out the candles and after lighting one at a time, we read the story of Chanukah. It’s an amazing story of miracles!!!!!

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We pushed through all day Friday… and into the when. When we finally got into Potomac, MD at 1am. It was rough!!! I was sneezing and coughing and blowing my nose every five seconds. And to top it off, I was driving. 😦

We left Albuquerque, NM Thursday morning with temperatures in the teens… Yikes! It had been way too long since I was in temps that cold. But Mike was driving and we made it into Amarillo as the sun started to peak out of the clouds and warm things up.

We stopped off at Wendy’s for a Baked Potato and Green Salad. I immediately ate the Baked Potato and held off on the Green Salad until later…. we ended up sleeping in Little Rock, Arkansas.

From which we left early in the A.M. Friday morning… there was a Starbucks right next door to the Hotel, and I couldn’t resist the temptation of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte with Soy Milk…. From there we pushed into Tennessee where we stopped for lunch. I wanted so much to eat fast food, but we actually found a Panera Bread place. That’s where I warmed right up with a Vegetable Soup and Green Salad with an Apple on the side. That was a very refreshing lunch, from which I got up to take my empty plates to the trash, when I hit the dividing wall and dropped the soup bowl on the floor. It made the loudes crash… for which I was completely imbarressed.

Moving on,… for the rest of the journey to drove in the dark and only stopped for gas and to switch drivers. I ate my Apple from lunch and had some Almonds and drank alot of water. Finally, we made it!!!

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