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Weekend Musings

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It’s a gorgeous day in New York.  Hell, it’s been a gorgeous weekend! Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with my mom, doing yoga, getting our nails done, and hitting up the Amish Market on Ninth Ave. We also had lunch at one of the many Hells Kitchen restaurants—Renaissance Diner. I enjoyed a salad of greens, portobello, roasted red pepper, mozzarella and shrimp. It was so nice to relax and enjoy the day rather than stressing about work. I felt like a completely different person!

I can’t say I’ve been any more productive today. I slept in (until 8 a.m.!) and hung around with Chris until taking a long, long walk to run some errands and soak up some sunshine. Perhaps I’ll do the laundry today?

While at CVS, I decided to get something to drink (remember that whole cutting back on diet coke thing? yeah, not happening yet), but I was a bit put off by the candy bars attached to the doors. I’m just not okay with that. What a way to literally shove junk food in customers’ faces! It’s, like, “Congratulations on avoiding the candy aisle. We just have one more test for you, sucker!” Ugh. It just seems mean to do that to people. See the kind of competition dietitians are up against?!

Well, that’s my mini-rant for the weekend. I’m off to check in with my to-do list.

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Among other recent projects, I am now a Nutrition Editor at http://FOODPICKER.org – a website designed
to help people with diabetes.

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Also, feel free to visit All Access Internships, where I currently write the Daily Plate blog.

Parisians in America: Everything is bigger at Dallas BBQ

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Some family friends from Paris have been in town this past week, and my mom has been showing them around New York. Chris and I met up with them for dinner a couple times, but this afternoon, he opted out of a lunch engagement at the Dallas BBQ in Times Square (vegetarian-friendly fare isn’t exactly their speciality). The ladies wanted ribs, so ribs it was. 

This was definitely an experience…No wonder America has an “obesity epidemic.” The portions were huge and the prices were low. I dig a good value and all, but most of the food wasn’t the type it’s great to double-or triple-up on. But hey, when in Rome—or Times Square. 
I ordered their spinach salad with rotisserie chicken and asked for the dressing on the side. It was really good, but I had to take almost half of it home! I totally lost steam. I also enjoyed a freaking goblet of diet coke and tasted the “onion loaf.” What a strange place…