Posts tagged ‘Veg On The Run’

January 22, 2015

Bring on the Edamame

by jem614

Ashley tried the Edamame Hummus from Eat Well Embrace Life last week and she raved about it so much I had to try it myself. This stuff is uh-mazing, smooth and tasty and only 60 calories (3 carbs, yes you saw that right, 3) per serving. I have only seen three flavors in the store but EWEL has several different bean flavors on their site. I paired this with Tamari black sesame crackers I found at Whole Foods and it was the perfect combination.  I actually had this as dinner last night and felt sated. However, the drawback is that I could only have 5 crackers (22 carbs-eek), normally not horrific but I’d already met my limit for the day.  The crackers are nice and chunky though, not thin and empty and the taste was mild, not at all what you would expect from this type of cracker. For more information on the Edamame Hummus, go to http://eatwellembracelife.com/.  For the Sesame crackers, http://www.san-j.com/products/tamari-black-sesame-brown-rice-crackers.

Eat healthy 2015!

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March 22, 2013

Napa comes to Stamford, Ct

by jem614

Napa PrettyI recently traveled to Stamford for a business conference and was able to try out a couple of new restaurants in the area.  My colleague and I found this beautiful little restaurant, Napa, within the Marriott hotel on Broad Street.  The inside is dimly lit with candles and an entire wall is covered in wines.  The waiters sport jeans though the restaurant feels more elegant.  It brings a “relatable” aspect to the place so it doesn’t feel stuffy.

As you sit down, you are given your menus and an IPad that has their wine menu on it as well as some more information on the restaurant.

We ordered an appetizer of Spaghetti Squash (yes, it’s really an appetizer and it tastes delicious with a hint of basil) as well as a cheese plate that you can choose the type of cheeses.  For $18 you can choose three little squares of cheeses that is served with some jams and bread.  We tried (from their menu):

3. MIDNIGHT MOON, Goat, Holland, (Pinot Noir) Aged goat cheese, the flavor is nutty and
brown-buttery, with prominent caramel notes.
4. MIMOLETTE, Cow, France, (Tempranillo)Firm and oily, vivid orange, nutty with smooth fudgy finish
6. GORGONZOLA (not on their online menu)

I was not a fan of the Gorgonzola as a cheese for bread, I feel it’s better suited for salads but the Midnight Moon and Mimolette was tasty on the bread.

They do have some vegetarian pasta but their actual entrees are completely carnivore.  Thankfully, their appetizers and salads make up for what they lack in entrees.

For more information on your trip to Napa, go to http://www.napaandcompany.com.

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