I’ve been wanting to join WIAW for a long time now, but never got the chance to put together a proper post. Though technically I should be in bed by now, I wanted to share my wonderful Easter holiday eats, regardless! (My 8 am class professor is just gonna have to deal with another sleeping student hiding in the back of the class. lol )
Church service didn’t start until 11:30, so I got away with sleeping in until 10:50. Late morning breakfast for a lazy Sunday!
Bakery bread with sweetened adzuki bean paste. From one of my favorite asian bakeries.
The thing I love away JJ Bakery is that they don’t slack on the filling!
Church service went on until around 1:30pm to which then one of my friends drop off me and my other friend at The District shopping center in search of white pants. But by the time we got there, it was already around 2:30 and we were hunting down the shopping center directory for Chipotle pronto!
Unfortunately we were unaware that Chipotle was closed on Easter Sunday. Same goes for the next 4 other restaurants we had set our eyes on. By the time we finished checking all these locations, it was already 3:00 and we were starving for food. We eventually gave up and was just about to settle for P.F. Chang’s when my friend noticed a Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill right across the way.
She was a hungry cavewoman craving only meat at that point and I was just grouchy with hunger so we went.
Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill had a nice atmosphere, though it has terrible camera lighting (though I think this goes for all steak and grill restaurants).
When the bread basket came, we both gobbled up the entire basket of garlic rolls. Soft, warm, and buttery to ease that growling stomach. We asked for another basket to the shock of the waitress who has just brought our first basket of 4 rolls less than 10 minutes ago.
For the entree, my friend ordered the steak. I ordered the House-Made Vegan Lentil Burger. Both came with a side order of buttery sweet potato mash.
[ A note in regards to my ED: Though I’m no longer under the control of my eating disorder, the fact that I haven’t eaten out in a while triggered the same reaction that it did when I was still struggling through recovery. I panicked when faced with the wide menu selections and nearly opted for the safety of a salmon steak or salad. However, what’s important was that I was able to regain control and instead order what sounded good, rather than worry about its caloric content. After all, food is food. Treating myself every so often is not a death sentence. ]
"Lentils, bulgur, cashews, leeks,
grilled corn, mushrooms, & more w. avocado on a toasted honey
wheat bun (not vegan)"
Sadly the burger wasn’t as wonder tasting as the description sounded. It lacked flavor and I found myself having to add salt and a ton of mustard so that it didn’t taste like nothing. However, I’d happily attempt to recreate this myself someday though, since it seems like it has potential!
By the time we finished our extremely late lunch, it was already 4:00. We decided to shop around Forever 21 and the few stores that were actually still open on Easter Sunday. In the end I didn’t get my white pants but at least my friend left with a 2 for 1 sale at Forever 21!
I got back to the dorms at around 7pm, and though I already had a huge late lunch just a couple hours ago I was hungry again at this point.
Dorm food: Roasted sweet potatoes, stir fried greens, and a slice of vegetable pizza. Giant mug of honey white tea.
Though my hunger cues were curiously a bit off, I’m proud to say that it was a pretty good day of eats!