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Sweaty Tuesday + Really Good Recent Eats

Hey, hey! I had a very sweaty Tuesday. I taught hot yoga at 6 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and also took a class at 11:15 a.m. My 6 a.m. was hilarious…I had two people walk in at 6:30 a.m. half way through class and rolling out their mats thinking it was Monday (our Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes start at 6:30). I think the short week was throwing everyone off!

I got home from the studio at 2 p.m., ate lunch, cleaned the house, bathed Sullie (not fun for either one of us…and the water was BROWN!) and then worked on the computer until heading to the gym to train a client and lift. It’s been a good day! 🙂

Lots of delicious recent eats to share tonight. Note, there is no breakfast because I don’t take pictures of my smoothies very often these days. I do eat overnight oats on the days that I have to pack breakfast to eat at the studio or gym.

5.26wrap

More cold wraps but I started using spinach & artichoke hummus as my base layer and YUM! Obsessed. Ate this at least three times in the last week.

5.26sandwich

Half of a tomato, avocado, and cucumber sandwich with berries for a late afternoon snack.

5.26salad

If you haven’t tried smoked salmon on your salads, get on it! Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, walnuts, avocado, goat cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, mixed greens and smoked salmon. Amazing salad.

5.26artichoke

Steamed artichoke with a dipping sauce of mayo, lemon juice and worcestershire. My mom got me hooked on this when I was very young and it’s always a special treat! 🙂

5.26partydinner

Dinner out a party. Cheese tortellini, beef tenderloin in a mushroom sauce, chicken piccata, veggies and salad.

5.26salmonbrussels

Baked salmon with brussels sprouts and parmesan cous cous.

5.26takeout

Vietnamese take out. There is a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant about a mile from my house and on the nights that I just can’t pull off dinner, it is my go-to. We tried the Goi Ga salad for the first time…shredded cabbage, carrots, and onions tossed with grilled chicken and served with sweet and sour sauce.

5.26springrolls

And their amazing bo bia spring rolls which are jicama rolls with chinese sausages, dry shrimp, green onions, green leaf lettuce, and basil and served with the most delicious and addictive peanut sauce ever.

5.26salmonkalesalad

While we’re covering dinners out, I had this kale salad at Vivace on Saturday night for my girl’s dinner. This is my second time having it and it might be my favorite salad in Charlotte. I added salmon to it this time which just took it to a new level! This salad features really thick diced pancetta, pistachios, dried figs, caprino cheese and a fig balsamic vinaigrette. Seriously…if you live in Charlotte…go. Try it.

5.25dinner

And finally, my Memorial Day dinner was a lemon herb salmon burger from Whole Foods topped with a homemade aioli. I served it over a roasted portobello mushroom with roasted fennel and sweet potatoes. This was my first time roasting fennel and YUM! I topped it with grated parm and it was really tasty.

What are your favorite recent eats? What did you cook for Memorial Day? Have you tried fennel?

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Julie May 26, 2015, 11:21 pm

    Everything looks so delicious and fresh!

    • 2
      Jen DeCurtins May 26, 2015, 11:32 pm

      Thank you!! So much good food this week.

  • 3
    Jenn@Mark My Miles! May 27, 2015, 5:19 am

    Ha! I can relate to the people showing up for the Tuesday yoga class late. This week has thrown me off big time!

  • 4
    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles May 27, 2015, 5:42 am

    I am now reminded how much I used to LOVE sweet and sour sauce, the one that came in the tiny container from McDonalds. Ha. I haven’t had that in YEARS! I need to find a substitute.

    • 5
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 8:47 am

      Ha! It was pretty perfect on the chicken in the salad.

  • 6
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt May 27, 2015, 8:12 am

    Roasted fennel kind of sounds like a dream!! YUM!

    • 7
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 8:45 am

      Roasting is how I cook most of my vegetables lately, and it’s so easy and delicious!

  • 8
    stacey May 27, 2015, 9:46 am

    do you find yourself eating a lot more on the days that you do so much (ie. Mondays yoga classes, a PT client and your own workout)?

  • 9
    kristin | W [H] A T C H May 27, 2015, 9:50 am

    woah, you really have had some great eats recently!

    • 10
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 9:48 pm

      I know, I’ve been spoiled lately!

  • 11
    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West May 27, 2015, 10:02 am

    People get so messed up with week-day holidays! I’ve been visiting my family in Florida for the long weekend, so my Momma has done all the cooking. However, some of my stand-out meals have been from Publix! I miss that grocery store in California! Great eats, Jen! Yes to smoked salmon!

    • 12
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 9:49 pm

      There’s now a publix in Charlotte that people are going crazy over!

  • 13
    Kristen May 27, 2015, 11:27 am

    The Vietnamese food looks awesome…can you share the name of the restaurant? 🙂

    • 14
      Jen May 27, 2015, 1:45 pm

      Yes, Saigon Palace on South Blvd.

  • 15
    Diana May 27, 2015, 12:45 pm

    That kale salad looks incredible!

  • 16
    She Rocks Fitness May 27, 2015, 1:50 pm

    I am all about smoothies these days, beets, eggs, bacon…I’m also in the process of cleaning out the fridge, so my meals lately have just been a hot mess of yumminess…Memorial Day is always about burgers! 🙂

    • 17
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 9:50 pm

      Burgers are a must…even if they’re salmon!

  • 18
    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks May 27, 2015, 2:56 pm

    Some favorite recent eats have been breakfast burrito bowls! I never thought I’d like mixing brown rice with eggs but it’s actually a great combo.

    • 19
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 9:51 pm

      Yum!!

  • 20
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen May 27, 2015, 4:17 pm

    That spinach and artichoke hummus sounds delish! And that artichoke looks wonderful! We used to dip ours in butter….such a treat! (I must have artichoke on the brain!)

  • 21
    Caroline May 27, 2015, 5:45 pm

    Jen, I am loving the abundance of “we’s” that are coming through in your posts! Assuming the “we” includes a fiance 🙂 Happy for you! Your meals are too beautiful to not be shared!

    • 22
      Jen DeCurtins May 27, 2015, 9:52 pm

      Thank you!!

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