Hope the rest of your weekend was fantastic. Thank you for the well wishes for Josh. He is feeling a bit better but is really bruised and swollen.
Sunday morning, I taught Body Pump and then we decided Josh needed to get out of the house. We met up with our friends Bryan and Mandi and headed to downtown Charleston for brunch at Virginia’s On King.
I had heard SO much about this restaurant and was super excited to try it out. Virginia’s has great upscale, southern charm.
Mandi & Bryan:
Me & Josh:
The restaurant had incredible coffee and even offered skim milk (!!). We each tried different dishes. Josh got the Crab & Asparagus omelette (spelling as per Virginia’s) topped with hollandaise. Josh enjoyed the omelette but did say it was a little lacking in flavor:
Mandi got the Farmer’s Omelette:
Bryan got the quiche with a side of biscuits and gravy:
And I (shocking) got the fruit, granola and yogurt plate. Their fruit was so good, so fresh! The granola was ok. I enjoyed the big chunks, but flavor-wise it was just alright. The yogurt was very tasty- nice and tart.
Given all of the above, the coffee, fresh fruit & atmosphere were enough to win me over. I’d like to go back to Virginia’s for dinner.
The rest of my day was spent working, switching up choreography and cooking. For dinner, I made up some more breakfast- Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip pancakes based on this recipe:
I think they make the perfect, protein packed dessert or even a sweet breakfast. According to the folks at Oikos:
“New Chocolate and Caramel pure pleasure-on-the-bottom Oikos Organic 0% fat Greek yogurt flavors offer a healthy, yet indulgent treat all in one convenient snack-sized cup. With only 110 calories and 10 grams of protein per 4 ounce serving, it’s a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Because Oikos is organic, it’s made with organic milk from farms that don’t use toxic persistent chemicals and fertilizers, antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. Through our purchases of organic ingredients, annually we support over 180,000 acres of organic land.”
Stonyfield was nice enough to send me some coupons (for free- disclaimer!) to try out these yogurts and now you too can try them for yourself! Stonyfield/Oikos and Itzy’s Kitchen will be giving one winner a chocolate-themed indulgence giveaway package including:
- 1 coupon for a free Green & Black Organic Chocolate Bar
- 1 sample of Numi Organic Chocolate tea
- 1 Dagoba/Eco Lips Organic Chocolate chapstick
- 1 Skinnyskinny real cocoa organic soap bar
- 2 free coupons for Chocolate and Caramel Oikos multipacks
- Recipe card set featuring Chocolate Cheesecake, as well Oikos spatula
How do you enter? There are a couple options (each requires a separate comment):
1. Watch a Stonyfield YouTube video ( http://stonyfieldfarm.com/yotube/index.jsp ) and leave me a comment on something you learned about organics, or organic farming, etc.
2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to eat Greek yogurt
Entries must be received by noon on Tuesday, July 27. You DO NOT need to have a blog to enter.
What are you most looking forward to this week? We have another blogger meet up on Wednesday- cannot wait!
PS- HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMELIA!