This weekend we not only celebrated my Mom’s 50th birthday, but we also had quite the culinary tour of Lafayette, Indiana.
On Saturday, we went to the Farmer’s Market downtown! You could get hungry just looking at all the deliciousness. I got a spaghetti squash, fresh green beans, and high 5 fiber bread from a local baker, “Good Harvest Bakery”.
Next stop…The Yellow Bowl bakery. You pick your cake and your icing and they top it for you, fresh! I had chocolate chai with vanilla icing. You need to have a sweet every once in awhile to have the best life. Wise words 🙂
Later on, we went to see Julia Roberts in “Eat Pray Love”, one of my favorite books. Julia Roberts did a great job in the movie and it was really fun to see all the places and people mentioned in the book. Tip: Read the book! Don’t just see the movie. Here’s where you can buy it
In honor of the movie, dinner was Italian! La Scala Italian Restaurant in downtown Lafayette is not a place to be missed. Fresh foods from local farms and their own farm are used in all the menu items. You can also get gluten free or whole wheat pastas.
So, today I’d like to leave you with a few quotes:
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. – Elizabeth Gilbert “Eat Pray Love”
Come back for recipes with spaghetti squash and an overview of why exercise is so beneficial now, AND ……later.