A runner with an appetite for adventure!

Keeping the Momentum Going! May 26, 2011

Filed under: Food,Workout — Kelocity @ 7:05 pm
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I’m making a commitment to walking everyday. With my new health coach, pedometer, runkeeper and Chic Runner’s 40 Day Challenge, I really am psyched to get out and walk every day.

Erika lives 1 mile from my house, so instead of driving over there to say hi, I walked there. Then we went on a walk together, and then I walked home.  I can’t even believe it was four miles total, it was fun to chat. And when I was by myself, I read more blogs.


Walking really isn’t that hard when you can commit to it and enjoy it!

When I got home, I had another bowl of Irving’s AMAZING chicken soup. Oh man, those carrots and those parsnips. I wish you could taste it!

Tonight, I’m going to continue to back my computer up. I’m preparing to completely redo my system and start with a clean slate. I put so much crap on it, it was starting to slow down a lot. I have a LOT of files to transfer first though. Ugh!


MMmmmatzo Balls! April 11, 2011

Filed under: Dining Out,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:16 pm
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We went out to eat last night with Erika and Timmy. Seems to be a regular Sunday Night tradition. Such a nice way to end the weekend: good food with good friends.

Last night, we headed to Canter’s Deli in Hollywood. They haven’t been before, and it’s kind of a Los Angeles staple. (Plus I really wanted Matzo Ball Soup!)

The food is great, the decor and the prices however are not. But like I said, the food is great.

That being said, want to see what $40 buys you at Canters?

Bowl of Matzo Ball Soup (with Bagel Chips)

Grilled Cheese (with Ruffle? chips) —Check out that AMAZING cheese!

Monte Cristo (The husband has to eat too!)

Yep. We paid $40 for grilled cheese, soup, a fried sandwich and some chips. And it was awesome. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.


The Riverside Cafe April 8, 2011

Filed under: Dining Out,Food — Kelocity @ 7:33 pm
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Not long ago, Irving bought a Tippr coupon for The Riverside Café in Burbank.
The Riverside Cafe

We used it last night because we didn’t feel like cooking, and wanted a low-key restaurant. They are known for their French Onion Soup, which we of course ordered.  It came in a piping hot bowl, fresh out of the oven. It was pretty good and actually did taste homemade (in a good way). The gooey cheese was the best part.

Served with a fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette.

On the side, Irving got a sausage sandwich, and I got the grilled zucchini and eggplant. Why do veggies off the grill taste SO GOOD?

Perhaps it’s the butter seared on the grill that keeps me going back. HAHA Either way, it was excellent.

The only thing I didn’t like about this place was the décor. It’s an older place that could really use some updating. Everything was dusty and a little gritty. The plastic chairs also felt a little makeshift. And we dined with huge sunflowers in our face.

Where’s my husband? ((But I was entertained by the picture frame behind him that is outlining the wall socket. Clever!))

We agreed the food was right on, but they should think about some new table cloths and an upgrade. I know that sounds pretty snobby, but their prices are extremely high for what you get, so I thought the atmosphere would have been a bit better. That being said, it’s hard to find these cute little hole in the wall places in LA and it did remind me of home, so it was kind of nice. I’m a tough critic.

We’d give it a shot again when the weather is nicer and we can eat outside. The neighborhood itself is pretty cool. It’s in the equestrian district where everyone has a barn attached for their horses. We saw quite a few walk by when we were eating. We should definitely explore the area more.


Cabbage Soup March 20, 2011

Filed under: Cooking,Food — Kelocity @ 8:44 am
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With all this talk of St. Patty’s Day cabbage lately, I realized I was craving it! On a whim, I picked up this from the grocery store this week.

Irish Stew Mix! I had no idea what to do with it, but it looked good, so I bought it.

I googled recipes for “Cabbage Soup” and found this one from All Recipes. It only took about 30 minutes to make, and it was totally worth it.


We ate al fresco. Nothing like a warm soup on a chilly day!

On the side, I made some biscuits. It just seemed right.


Topped with a little bit of dill. I will definitely be saving this recipe!


Cooking Challenge Day 4 September 21, 2010

Filed under: Cooking,Food — Kelocity @ 9:46 pm
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Tonight, I paired a simple meal with a somewhat harder side dish.

We had good old fashioned fettuccini! (This was the refrigerated kind, not the box kind, so that makes it more gourmet, no?)

And hey, there’s a sprig of Parsley in there…gourmet indeed!

On the side, a new soup from Harry & David. We bought a sampler pack when we were in Vegas a few weeks ago.

Tonight’s was the Tuscan Bean.

It was really thick and juicy. You have to add diced tomatoes, chicken and some other things to it. It was almost like a stew. Yum.


And it was all paired with some Trader Joes Garlic bread… because we just love our carbs.

Buon Appetito!


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