Last night I had a major hankering for pizza, so I went with it. There’s this new place called zpizza that dropped a menu under my door several weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to try it ever since. From the website, “zpizza was founded in the art colony of Laguna Beach, California, where creativity and craftsmanship have flourished for almost a century. So it comes as no surprise that our critically acclaimed pizza is a true Laguna original. A passion for great food is why we start with dough made from 100% organic wheat flour prepared fresh every day, hand-thrown and fire-baked until uniquely crisp. Our zest for quality continues when the toppings go on. We combine select ingredients using award-winning skim mozzarella from Wisconsin, certified organic tomato sauce, MSG-free pepperoni, additive-free sausage, and fresh produce. Our gourmet salads and sandwiches are just as delicious.”
So naturally, I was drawn to it. We ordered two small (10″ pizzas) and a salad, to share.
The two flavors I picked out were the Napoli (homemade roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, fresh rounds of tomato, parmesan, and fresh basil) and the Tuscan (homemade roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, Cremini, Shittaki, and Button mushrooms, carmelized onions, feta, truffle oil, and fresh thyme). The pizza was a little cold when it arrived, so in retrospect it would have made sense to heat it up but we were so hungry and wasted no time diving in. To balance out the pizzas, we also ordered a Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with mixed greens, pears, Gorgonzola, and candied walnuts.
The salad was awesome, and both the pizzas were cold even if not up to par temperature wise. The Tuscan pizza was the better of the two with lots of fresh mushrooms and delicious flavor from the truffle oil. I will defintiely order from here again, I’ll probably just have the oven ready when it arrives so I can throw it in there to warm it up. Leftovers for lunch today, so we’ll see how it tastes hot. 🙂
… to take a day off from planned exercise.
I had a 4 miler scheduled for this morning, but when I woke up, I was feeling stressed because I had a lot of last minute packing to do. Whenever I workout in the morning, its always a very rushed situation because I’m inevitably running behind, so have to shower, throw together lunch, and get out the door before even taking a second to sit down. So this morning, I still got up when my alarm went off but decided to just take a shower, take my time getting my suitcase together, and have a cup of coffee before taking off to work. It felt great.
… a green smoothie for breakfast.
I was trying to think of what to have this morning and knew I needed a boost, so when a green smoothie came to mind, I happily obliged.
This was AWESOMEEEEE. In the mix:
- 1 cup light soy milk (1 pt)
- 1 small frozen banana (1 pt)
- 2/3 cup frozen mango (1 pt)
- 2 handfuls spinach (0 pts)
- 1 scoop Vega Chocolate (1 pt)
This combo was delicious and gave me such a boost as I was drinking it. 4 servings of fruits and veggies, plus lots of protein from the milk and the Vega mix? YES PLEASE! Yum.
… to get away for the weekend.
I am NYC bound TONIGHT! My sister is going to a wedding in Montreal, so my mom and I are babysitting my niece and nephew for the weekend. I haven’t seen them since Easter (!!!!) so I cannot wait to spend time with my babies!!! Plus, it’ll be nice to spend some one-on-one time with my mom, which never seems to happen anymore. I leave tonight on a flight and then come back late Sunday afternoon, so it’ll be a nice trip. Cross your fingers for me that my travels go smoothly because I’ve heard nightmare stories about flying from DC to NYC on the shuttle and I’ve never done it before…
What are some things you just need from time to time?