Now my friend Cynthia is normally one of the best influences on me – her wisdom about LIFE is boundless. She’s the one that talked me into the cleanse that finally made me get real about what I put into my body, the harm it causes, and how powerful a role food can play in healing. I am a firm believer in eating consciously, but dining out together does sometimes swing the pendulum the opposite direction since we’re both adventurous people.
We started out with good intentions:
Chickpea purée with feta, black olives and grilled toast
Potato & Leek Soup with Garlic Puree
Decided we’d be very European in making lunch our main meal of the day:
Steak frite (steak and French fries)
The first few fries tasted great, but then not so much after that, so l left the rest, moderation.
With arugula salad and sauce béarnaise on the side
Then they brought us the dessert menu, and we both caved completely:
It was a really good wish, but you know I can’t tell you!
“Snickers” Bar salted peanut caramel and vanilla ice cream
Churros with Marzipan & Caramel Cream
Now here is the really naughty part – on the way back to the car we took a detour to Susie Cakes for later…
Now that is a LOT of red velvet cake – my idea of heaven
… because a birthday just isn’t a birthday without red velvet cake!
Red Velvet Cupcakes to go
Thank you so much for such a special birthday celebration Cynthia! Daisy is happy too – she’s getting extra long walks every day now.
That wasn’t all Cynthia treated me to on my birthday – she even helped me update my facebook page, so if you “like” me and join my email list – you will get a gift too!