This is was an action packed weekend in the Wowee Zowee/Healthy Fellow household. We attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim - along with about 56,000 other people! We also celebrated our Dad's 76th b-day on Saturday night. It was pretty fantastic! All of it! Above you'll find a visual tour that captures some of the magic.
BTW, I'll post some information about a cool LC giveaway later tonight on HealthyFellow.com. If you're interested in trying Jay Robb's new brown rice protein powder, let me know and I'll send some of to you - as long as our supplies last!
Mad and I celebrated a late Valentine's Day on Friday night at a special spot, Bouchon. It was one of our favorite meals ever! So delicious and the staff were all very attentive and kind. We even spotted a celebrity of sorts, Alex Guarnaschelli of the Food Network (Alex's Day Off, Chopped, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, etc.).
We snapped a few photos along the way - much to the displeasure of some of the other diners. :-0
Escargot w/ Pastry Tops Taken Off
Braised Pork Belly w/ Spring Pole Beans & Mustard Vinaigrette
Sauteed Garlic Spinach
Pan-Seared Prime Flatiron
Mad didn't eat the pastry tops that came on the escargot hors-d'oeuvres pan and I didn't eat the garbanzo beans that accompanied the pork belly. Needless to say, I left the French frites on the plate as well.
As a main course, Mad enjoyed pan-roasted trout with haricots verts & beurre noisette. She was thrilled with it. I tried a bite and completely understood why - it was ultra-rich, flavorful and velvety smooth.
All-in-all, a very memorable and romantic night. They even gave us an extra special table due to the occasion and being as though it was our first time eating there. What a treat!
PS - I recently reported on a study that examined the relative merits of a low carb Mediterranean diet vs. a traditional Mediterranean diet and a diet advocated by the American Diabetic Association. Here's what the researchers discovered: Low Carb Med Diet Link