What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

Happy Hump Day and What I Ate Wednesday! This is actually what I ate on a recent Saturday. Hurricane Ana was supposed to hit, but luckily we just got a lot of rain and wind.

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First I taught my power yoga class, and then I stayed at the studio to take the next class, a 75-minute vinyasa flow. I actually really enjoy going to and teaching yoga when the weather is stormy. It’s so cozy to be inside practicing when it’s rainy and windy outside. I had a coffee before the first class, and then I snacked between classes and after the second class. My snacks were:

  • Half a cup of pistachios
  • 1 light Babybel cheese
  • Half a grapefruit (from our organic farm CSA box)
  • 1 apple banana (also from the box)

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After yoga I headed to the park to watch a family friend’s soccer game. It was so rainy and windy out, we all had to crouch under an umbrella with rain coats on, and we still got pretty wet! Afterwards I snagged a clementine and a small slice of pizza from the kids’ food table. Don’t worry, I waited until after all the little soccer players had eaten their fill!

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After that, I hung out at home getting some work done and reading. My cat, Holly, hung out inside with me. She’s usually an outdoor cat but Kiyo and I like to let her in to hang out with us; she’s getting really spoiled!

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For dinner, Kiyo made flatbreads topped with leftover pot roast. I sauteed some chard from our farm box in bacon fat and Tahitian lime (also from the box… can you tell that our entire lives now revolve around these boxes?). We spread homemade pesto on the bread (made with almonds, olive oil, garlic and basil from the CSA box) and topped it all off with shredded cheddar and Parmesan cheese. This dinner was so delicious that I ate the whole thing (we each made our own) even though it was huge!

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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8:15 AM: Breakfast

A cute little apple banana from our CSA box, and iced coffee with rice milk (not pictured).

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9:30 AM: Teach Yoga

I believe this was Thursday’s morning flow class, which I will be teaching through the end of October if you’d like to come check it out!

10:45 AM: Snack

I had some water and a chocolate chip CLIF bar after class…

11 AM: Yoga 

and then stayed at the studio to take the next class.

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12:30 PM: Lunch(?)

I had a light Babybel cheese and a few slices of salami as a snack, but since it was lunchtime I guess I can call it a small lunch.

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1 PM: Barbels

I’m up to 30 pounds, but on this day I was working with 25. It sounds like so little but feels so heavy by the end of the last rep!

 

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1:30 PM: Snack 

My friend came over and brought Kiyo and I each an acai bowl from Lanikai juice, what a sweet (literally!) surprise. They come with granola, honey and bananas. We went to the beach for a few hours but sadly I forgot to take a picture.

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Lunch at Little Uncle, Seattle

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Kiyo’s cousins own my favorite restaurant I’ve been to in Seattle: Little Uncle. To be fair, I haven’t been to too many restaurants in Seattle since when I’ve gone, it’s always been to visit friends or Kiyo’s family, which translates to lots of time spent in people’s homes, not out. But, this Thai restaurant is just so freaking delicious that I don’t think many others could compare.

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The original Little Uncle, open for lunch and dinner, is in Capitol Hill. Little Uncle Pioneer Square, the one I’ve been to twice, is the second incarnation of PK and Wiley Frank’s interpretation of Thai cuisine. PK is from Thailand, and after she met Wiley in Seattle they went back to Thailand for a few years. Luckily for the hungry people of Seattle, they came back. They say they cook food that they like to eat.

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The Little Uncle menu is inspired by the indigenous dishes made in the street side stalls and family-run shophouse restaurants of Thailand. The Little Uncle version of pad Thai is by far the best I’ve had in the US. Simple, vegetarian, and gluten-free, it is made with rice noodles, organic eggs, tofu, tamarind, peanuts, garlic chives and bean sprouts. Little paper bags filled with peanuts, chili flakes and sugar come with the dish. I know it sounds weird, but these toppings work so well on the noodles. The sugar is counterintuitive at first, but it makes sense with the salty, bitter and savory elements of the dish.

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Kiyo and I also ordered the poached chicken with garlic and chicken fat rice, winter melon broth, and spicy soy-ginger sauce. This dish was also simple and superb, but the pad Thai was just so delicious that it definitely stole the show. I loved though how all the different elements of this dish worked together, and the chicken fat garlic rice made you never want to go back to plain rice again. The sauce was sticky and sweet, perfect with the salt and fat of the chicken, rice and broth.

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We were stuffed, but they gave us an order of roti stuffed with curried beef, served with spicy cucumber vinegar. These were soft with a crunchy exterior, and full of flavor.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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This WIAW is jam-packed full of food and physical activity. When I’m physically active, I become ridiculously hungry and also need a large amount of sleep. Here’s what one of my active days recently looked like.

8:00 AM: Breakfast

I had an iced coffee with stevia and a smoothie (nettle leaf iced tea, tart cherry juice, lemon juice, acai powder, green super food powder, ice, chia seeds).

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9:00 AM: Yoga

I taught a Morning Flow yoga class at Yogaloha (if you’d like to come to one of my classes check the October schedule here). It was my first time teaching this class and I loved it!

10:30 AM: More Yoga!

I took the next class, which was CORE Yoga. Since the Morning Flow class was small, I practiced along while I taught; so after this second class my muscles were starting to feel sore and I was starving!

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12 Noon: Snack

I wanted to cook for lunch, so first I quickly peeled and ate an organic carrot to stave off that hangry feeling.

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We’ve eaten so many fresh, local veggies lately thanks to our Ma’o Organic Farms box. I promise to write a full post about it soon! We got a ton of dandelion greens this week, so I chopped up a whole head for lunch.

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I sautéed the greens with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, black pepper and Maui onion salt.

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12:30 PM: Lunch

We had some leftover foccacia bread, so I toasted that up with butter. I scrambled the greens with three eggs with half a cup of cottage cheese. I know that might sound strange, but honestly it just mixes in with the eggs and you can’t even tell the cheese is in there. Kiyo hates cottage cheese and he didn’t even realize I’d fed it to him! Cottage cheese is great to add to your diet because it has probiotics and is super low in fat and sugar, and high in protein. I ate my eggs with mayonnaise and ketchup (yes, both, it is delicious!).

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Lunch at The Golden Pear, Southampton

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This August Maggie and I took the ferry from Connecticut to The Hamptons to visit my friend Danielle. We began one day with a really nice leisurely run in a slight drizzle, past the National Golf Links of America.

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The loop took us to the beach, which was still beautiful on an overcast day.

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After our run we were all pretty hungry, so we showered and headed into town for lunch at The Golden Pear. The salad of the day that came with the sandwiches looked so delicious, with arugula, cheese, beets and strawberries.

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I had half a chicken salad sandwich and a small chili. I was craving something hot on the side since it was a bit cold and rainy. Both were delicious but the sandwich was the standout. The bread was so soft and the chicken salad was really creamy and flavorful. I would definitely love to go back and try more of their offerings! It’s a little on the pricey side (my lunch was $11 before tax which isn’t terrible but if you add a beverage it’d be up there); but it is in The Hamptons, so that’s to be expected.

The Golden Pear

Location: 99 Main St, Southampton, NY 11968 Phone: (631) 283-8900

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