Simple but Delicious

Mondays aren’t usually this great, so I’d thought I share. I entertained myself with the simple things in life; friends, wine, treats, and a great dinner.

Wine and Cupcakes: I headed to the Plant Cafe Organic with friends that were visiting from SJ. We enjoyed wine and some treats (vegan). Ummmm to die! I’ve never had a vegan cupcake, so naive, but amazing. Not to be a BIA but it was better than the “real” thing; vanilla with chocolate frosting. The smallest things, I swear, can do wonders. Anytime a glass of wine is involved, you know I’m having a good day, and the cupcake; moist, fresh, sweet, but not too sweet. We even ate all the frosting, which tells you something! To top it off the bestie was up to share in all of the fun.

{Vanilla cake with chocolate frosting}
{Greatest combination alive}

Salad and Veggie Dinner: I devoured the salad before I could take a picture, but discovered a great, great new salad dressing. I put together an effortless concoction, from the help of my roommate and the fact that I had no other options in the apt; it’s light, healthy, easy, and fresh.

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Balsamic vinegar, Lime, Salt, and Pepper.

Salad: Romaine and mixed herb lettuce, carrots, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, walnuts, and pita chips

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts: sauteed olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, broccoli, brussel sprouts, almonds, salt, and pepper.

*I steamed the broccoli first and baked the Brussels sprouts at 305 degrees for 15 minutes.

{So fabulous, so healthy}

Sometimes you have to sit back and appreciate the simple things in life; it’s always greater if you have a glass of wine in hand and some sweets. Good day, thank you Monday!