Tag Archives: salad

Figs, Mangoes, and Mussels

6 Sep

Last night, I went to Pisticci, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan (125th St. and La Salle St.).

This is not your average Italian restaurant. Pisticci’s makes its own pasta and mozzarella daily. Yes, that is as good as it sounds 😀

We started off the meal with…

Fig, Mango, and Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Can you see one of the figs on the right, sliced open with goat cheese in its middle? You know I am a killer for fresh figs

After the salad, I had steamed mussels in tomato basil sauce. It tasted so amazing that I forgot to stop and take a picture by the time it was gone 😀 It looked something like this…

Tiramisu arrived on our table after dinner, but I was far too full to enjoy it! The entire experience was mouth-watering 😀 If you have a chance to go to Pisticci soon, you will love it. If you don’t, make a mango/fig salad and mussels for yourself sometime. It is a meal you will not soon forget!

Smile out loud,

Rachel

Make this Salad Now!

17 Aug

At 1:00 PM today, my boss announced she was going to Spoon, my beloved restaurant, for lunch. At 1:01 PM, I promptly invited myself to come along. You gotta do what you gotta do, right 😀 Above is my Spoon spinach salad, complete with figs, blueberries, blue cheese, and walnuts. I was starving, but I took a quick (blurry) picture with my phone, before devouring 😀

I simply adored this salad. If you’re looking for something DELISH, you must make this salad for yourself right now 😀

Smile out loud,

Rachel

Plum Sesame Salad

30 Jul

For lunch today, I went to Spoon with a friend, Marlena, who lived on my floor in our first year of college. This summer, we are working in neighboring office buildings–but we didn’t realize it until this week! So, we’ve decided to make up for it with lunch outings and yoga for the rest of summer 😀

And back to Spoon…

Spoon is an adorable NYC restaurant that uses local and organic ingredients. I had this salad:

“Rice noodles with black plums, spinach, black sesame seeds & ginger sesame vinaigrette”

I’m not sure if that sounds good to you or not, but let me tell you, it tastes FANTASTIC 😀

That’s all for now! Happy weekend, everyone 😀

Ayn says….

29 Jul

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

-Ayn Rand

I love her. A lot, a lot, a lot. Ok, moving on…

Today at work, we went to a restaurant for lunch called Gastrorganics. I loved it–a lot, a lot, a lot 😀 Basically, I read on the top of their menu that they serve breakfast until 4PM, and I knew this place was made for me. The mango, walnut, and spinach salad with strawberry dressing and the best-I’ve-EVER-had empanadas might’ve helped, too 😀

The restaurant is so peaceful. Can you tell? The candlelight is fabulous, but the contrast of all the taxis in the background makes it seem even better…

Anyways, I’m debating whether to do 31 days of yoga for the month of August. I think it would simply be the perfect way to restore and refresh myself before the fall hits, but then there’s the little problem of finding the time everyday for 31 days… hmm, 2 more days to decide. Oh, decisions…