147.0...Weekend Favorites

Ah Monday. You always seem to sneak up on me. I did have a great weekend filled with many of my favorite eats! 

Thursday night’s dinner was fast to prepare. Roasted salmon and leftover stir-fry veggies.

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Friday’s breakfast: 

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I took the kids to school then went to Orange Theory. I ran some errands and stopped at one of my favorite places, Urban Plates, for lunch. I had the Grilled Wild Caught Albacore Plate with Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Turkey Bacon and Broccolini. Yum!

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I picked up the kids from school and our weekend began! 

We decided to try the new Dolce at the Highlands for dinner. We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening for sure. My husband and I split the Heirloom Tomato (imported burrata, arugula, sherry citrus reduction, arbequina extra virgin olive oil, basil):

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Really fresh and delicious!

I ordered the Sea Bass (scallion and cashew pesto, braised greens and veggies instead of fingerling potatoes):

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Another winner! The service was a bit slow but the food was really good so I would definitely go back!

Saturday’s breakfast:

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I did something on Saturday morning that I hadn’t done in a long time: workout on the weekend! I usually take Saturday and Sunday off but I’ve been trying to step up my game so I went to the gym and got it done! I was quite proud of myself.

For lunch I had an old favorite: skinny fish tacos from Wahoo’s. 

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It definitely looks like a mess on the plate but tasted great! It had been a long time since I had those!

Saturday night, my husband and I went to a charity event at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. 

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The theme was Monte Carlo Bollywood and everything was decorated so beautifully. There was amazing color everywhere.

We enjoyed cocktails and Indian street food before the dinner began.

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Dungeness Crab Stack (spicy tomato-cucumber soup, scallion oil, tricolor melon brunoise):

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Cast Iron Seared & Honey Glazed Paneer (roasted gold beets, summer chicory chiffonade, salt roasted almonds, red lentils, chickpeas, burned sprouts petals, coconut curry dressing):

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The rest was served family style. Madras Chicken Curry (traditional spice blend, peppers, toasted garlic, onions):

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Charred Broccolini (toasted garlic, almonds, lemon, fine herbs):

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Tellicherry Pepper & Coriander Dusted Rack of Lamb (mint chutney, raita sauce):

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Saffron Infused Fried Rice (lemongrass, peas, shallots, heriloom carrots, beech mushrooms, ginger soffritto):

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Everything was fabulous. Usually I’m not a big fan of the food at these events but this was outstanding. 

Dessert wasn’t half bad either. Indian-Inspired Petit Fours (green tea & mint macaroon, chocolate turmeric cake, passion fruit & saffron taste, Indian Gulab Jamun):

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Sunday’s breakfast: 

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We watched the Chargers game (ouch!) before heading over to Alicia’s for the day. For lunch, it was hot wings and salad. Seriously, my favorite! 

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Dessert was cherry pie and vanilla ice cream.

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We watched more football until it was time for dinner. We picked up Luna Grill. I decided to try something new: 

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Falafel Wrap! It was delicious! I wasn’t super hungry so I ended up just eating half of it.

Breakfast today:

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I took the kids to school, then went to the gym for some treadmill time. I ran errands and came home to eat the rest of the wrap and salad for lunch.

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Happy Monday! 

Eat anything amazing this past weekend?

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  1. Have you tried Lemonade at UTC? I think I like it more than Urban Plates and Tender Greens but I also get there unhealthy stuff :/

  2. @karebear
    I haven't tried it yet but it's on my list! I'm hoping to get there next week!


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