January 30, 2011


discover: to see, get knowledge, learn of or find...
to live life to the full we all need to experience and discover things that are new and different...challenging us to grow and learn...

last week i had fun eating, drinking and dining out at many new places..all of which satisfied my taste buds!

iv been wanting to cook quinoa for ages now and finally got around to it after getting some recipe ideas from some of the blogs i follow...
decided on a broccoli, mushroom and chicken dish served with quinoa!
Quinoa is a grain like food and one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein source..plus its high in iron, magnesium and fiber..a great health food!

 just to get out of my usual routine breakfast i decided to blend up my muesli, yogurt and fruit into a thick smoothie..adding some spinach to make it look even healthier :) got the idea for this from Kath Eats Real Food 

topped with some granola in my travel jar..perfect to take to my early 8am class!

a new day and a new season..?we got three days of 65+ temperatures in the middle of winter...it was perfect!
time to get out the jandels and summer clothes!

a new place iv recently been introduced to is The Restaurant at Gilcrease Museum...
serving amazing brunch and lunch ideas plus one of the best mimosa's iv ever had..with the gorgeous blue sky and view of the landscape its a great place to go get out of the hustle and bustle of Tulsa

another restaurant i have been talking about going to and have never had the excuse to is Yokozuna..situated in downtown Tulsa 
i finally had a visitor that gave me the excuse to go check it out!it was really well priced and an awsome atmosphere..plus the food was delicious! definitely will be going back!



eating in...

after nights eating out, we decided to cook in..white wine and roasted tomato risotto with homemade foccacia..accompanied with a bottle of red from a fully self-sustained vineyard in California, Sanguis

a final discovery for the week was a hidden restaurant that served up the best food i have eaten in Tulsa..
a little French inspired restaurant nestled in a back alley is my new place of choice..at The French Hen we shared an amazing plate of mussels followed by entrees of Grilled Duck Breast and Grouper on wild rice...both dishes were phenomenal!

thats enough discovery for me for a wee while..with the mini vacation over its back to school and winter..the midday temperature for tuesday...7 degrees farenheit!!!

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