Florida, I Will Miss You!

by HEAB on June 20, 2009

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Me in all my morning loveliness:

Like my jammies?I woke up to a full inbox along with a banana, Trader Joe’s raw crunchy almond butter, and a knife.  Seriously, what more do you need?

Jay Robb love.  Seriously, I needed him.

OK, so I needed some Jay Robb lovin.

I was still hungry and had one scoop of Jay Robb’s rice protein powder mixed with water.   Carbs + fats don’t usually do it for me – I need some protein in the mix.

So, the plan was to go for a walk and do yoga.  Instead I talked to CD on the phone and then bummed around in my PJ’s while drinking coffee.  

Before I knew it, it was time to get ready for lunch.  I was super excited as I had plans to meet up with none other than Jenna from one of the first blogs I ever read, Eat Live Run.

IMG_2562Jenna always seems so genuine and down-to-earth on her blog, and that’s exactly what you get in person.  As far as the food goes, she could not have picked a more perfect restaurant.  We dined at Grass Root Organic Restaurant, and all I can say is Jenna, you know me well. :)

Glorious Greens

Glorious Greens

We both ordered Sabrina’s Favorite Sandwich, raw onion bread with raw hummus, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, and sheeze. Sabrina, I’m not sure who you are, but your favorite sandwich is now my favorite sandwich!  Such a fun lunch date, and it was almost odd to me that we had never met in person as I felt like old friends.  Jenna, I hope we get to meet up again someday!

On the way home, my Mom’s GPS kept barking orders at me.  Question…does your car have a GPS system, and if so, did you name it?  I refer to my Mom’s as The Be-yotch…she’s just so freakin bossy!  To drown her out, I spent 45 minutes on the phone with my precious Polly.  P, you are such a blessing in my life, and I’m so grateful you are my friend. :)

After lunch, I decided to walk on the beach.  The white sand and beautiful ocean water were just too much, and I probably walked a little longer than I should have as I now have a blister the size of my head on the bottom of my left foot.  Oops. Afterwards, we went swimming in the ocean – the water was so warm!  Pretty soon, I was ready for some more food. 

Since it was our last night here, I wanted to consume as much seafood as possible. Mission accomplished. Taking HEAB reader Melissa’s suggestion, me and the fam. headed to Island Way Grill. Melissa, you now hold a special place in all our hearts as this was some of the best seafood we’ve ever had! 

We started off the evening with the appetizer sampler platter:

Pot stickers, shrimp, and crab.

Pot stickers, shrimp, conch fritters, and crab.

This was good, but a bit too fried for my taste.  I think I ate all but one of the shrimp and a pot sticker.

For my main course, I ordered the salmon with extra veggies instead of mashed potatoes or rice.

This tasted unbelievably fresh.  Amazing.

This tasted unbelievably fresh. Amazing.

This weekend in Florida was just what I needed – time with my mom and brother, 2 days of ocean breeze, and more seafood than I have eaten in the past year.  I should do this more often!  Tomorrow, it’s back home to CD and the pups.  I can’t wait. :)

Happy Sunday my friends.