So I’ve been doing a really bad job living up to the name “Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen” lately. I mean, when was the last time I actually posted a recipe? Instead of cooking I’ve just been doing a lot of eating out this summer! This week I ate out 3 times, which is pretty much the norm for me lately. I’m okay with that though, especially when good food is involved.
Tuesday was supposed to be my sister’s last day at home (however she’s now staying until Sunday), so we got take out sushi and spent the evening watching old episodes of Good Eats (Dear Food Network: please bring back this show). I got some of my favourites: wakame salad, a salmon avocado roll, and tuna sushi. Plus I tried out a new-to-me roll: the futo maki roll, which had egg, crab, marinated pumpkin skin, pickled radish and cucumber in it. I liked it!
Then on Wednesday my friend Allyson and I met up for dinner at The Naked Sprout, which we both love but haven’t been to lately because we always end up at Kindfood. They have a new menu, so we were pumped to check it out!
To drink I had a blueberry Tonica kombucha, which is a local company from Toronto. It was okay, but it’s not as good as GTs, Rise, and Cathy’s kombucha.
For an appetizer I got a half order of the kickin’ kale salad which was massaged with avocado and had red cabbage, carrots, goji berries, and hemp seeds in it. It was really good – but it would have been made even better by a pinch of salt to bring out the flavours.
They have both raw and cooked main dishes at The Naked Sprout, but I couldn’t have any of the raw ones because they all contain nuts. The cooked ones all sounded amazing though, so I wasn’t too upset. It took me an embarrassingly long time to decide, but I eventually ordered the BBQ pulled tofu sandwich with greens, avocado, and melted jalapeno havarti vegan cheese.
I was seriously blown away by this sandwich. You all know I love my meat and real cheese, but this vegan version was actually just as tasty and satisfying. I was so impressed!
The vegan eats continued on Thursday when my friend Shannon came to visit for the day. She’s listened to me yammer on about my love for Kindfood for the past year, so she really wanted to try it. It didn’t take much convincing me to go!
And guess what? I actually didn’t get the Buddha Bowl or QuinWow Bowl! Are you shocked? I am. I decided to switch things up for once and get the Huevos Rancheros bowl which has scrambled tofu, black beans, salsa, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro on a bed of brown rice. I love the Mexican flavours in it!
It’s been a week of great food! But as much as I love eating out, I’m ready to get back into the habit of meal planning and cooking again… after Sunday, that is, because I’m meeting up with Sam for lunch!
Have you eaten out at a restaurant this week? Where did you go and what did you order?