Friday, July 10, 2009

Birthday Fun!

My 23rd birthday was yesterday and I want to thank ALL my friends for their calls, texts and those of you who were in town, for coming to dinner!

I got some great bday presents:
  • scented lotions, lip gloss, eye shadow kit
  • DVF Rain Coat (in love...xoxo steph)
  • a cookbook holder (obsessed so I can read recipes WHILE I cook)
  • Skinny Bitch in the Kitch
  • Vegetarian Living in Paris useful for France

I had a lovely day all around and some delicious eats.

For lunch, I went to Bistro 1245 which has an awesome menu.  I got the sauteed shrimp salad which had pear, goat cheese and a light balsamic vinaigrette.  It was light and delicious.

For dinner, We went to Tapas and Tinis ( I'm sure you can deduce the menu from the name haha).  We started with a lovely Mozzarella Caprese Salad and Smoke Gouda fondue for the table.  I wanted to really enjoy my meal, so I had one piece of the mozzarella and two slices of tomato and one little square of bread dipped into the fondue.  Hello YUM.  Amazing fondue!

For dinner, I split the petite filet mignon with julienned veggies and the ahi tuna with my sister.  I don't eat much red meat, maybe once every few months, but this steak was to die for.  Well cooked and seasoned and the perfect portion (we split a 6 oz).

I sampled everyone's martinins (I had  a glass of red wine) favorite was the oatmeal raisin martini!

Here are some fun pics from the night:

Me trying the Oatmeal Raisin Martini...hello yum

and DESSERT!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Publix cake and cupcakes so I got cupcakes! Vanilla on vanilla for me :)  It was a lovely birthday.

I started off today clean and fresh with a juice from Genesis, a new juice bar (and cafe) in town.  I got:
  • carrot
  • apple
  • spinach
  • lime
love the lime.  adds a nice sour hint.

Then for lunch, I made these little wrap that have been inspired by all the raw foodies out there!

  • romaine lettuce
  • onions
  • tomato
  • avocado
  • carrots
  • red pepper
  • hummus (not raw but thats ok :)

Plus a side of very special macaroni salad that I adore.  I actually only ended up eating 1/4 cup the mac salad.  I realized that I just wanted a taste about half way through,  so, I toasted up some ezekial and 1/2tbsp almond butter to go with my lettuce wraps.

Apple for a snack while doing Shreds AND Self Magazine's 8min workout (which is very similar to the Shred moves)

And shrimp scampi over whole wheat linguini for dinner!

Check out The Fitnessista's  page!  She is giving away an AWESOME RAW cookbook that I am dying to win!!  She has a great blog as is and I read it daily!! Enter to win the cookbook yay!

Tomorrow I am meeting my parent's in Tampa to go to Lime, a Mexican restaurant in South Tampa..can't wait! :)


  1. Hey- we have the same birthday!!

  2. Happy Bday!!!! Rather late but still! lol