Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mmm...tapas!

I spent most of my day perusing my cookbook and Cooking Light magazines to create this. I've finally got some variety in my meals, which should hopefully help keep me on track during the weeks. Just like my training plan, I'm going to print it out and stick it on the fridge. It makes it so much easier to pack my lunches each day when I have a clearly defined list of what to put in my lunch box. We still had power at the Omni Hotel when I was finished, so I hit up the gym.
The gym was pretty packed. I suspect, that like myself, many people were feeling trapped and had a lot of extra energy to get out. The A/C wasn't working very well, so the gym was pretty humid. I think I sweat out a hurricane's worth of water. I went back to the room and took a shower then spent the rest of my day reading this:
The Kinshield Legacy

It was a steal for the Kindle, a mere 99 cents! It's alright so far, but it hasn't really drawn me into its story yet. The main character isn't quite compelling enough yet.  I'll keep reading though, in the hopes that it becomes more riveting.

Around dinner time, we finally left the room to head down to the hotel buffet. Eric and I weren't thrilled with the offerings so we decided to take a walk around the block.
Yay! The outdoors!
Everything was already dry and not all that windy, so we wandered around until we came upon what appeared to be an unmarked little restaurant.
Barcelona New Haven
It turned out to be a lovely little tapas place.  I haven't had tapas since 2008 in Norway of all places. I only remembered to take a picture of two of our plates, being that I was ravenously hungry.
Roasted Chickpea Puree 

Farm Egg
We also got the Chorizo with Sweet and Sour Figs, Chicken Empanadas with Avocado Puree, Herbed Goat Cheese and Mushrooms and Corn basket. I rather enjoyed the figs, so much so that I think I might have to incorporate them into my regular eating habits.

What's your favorite style of ethnic cuisine? My favorite is absolutely Mediterranean cuisine, generally with a focus on Greek. Lemme know in a comment down below!