Moments of the Week – #21
A bunch of awesome moments from this week!
(have some of your own? send in a photo + caption to be featured in a future edition of MOW! :)
From the Farmer’s Markets to Torrey Pines Beach to Downtown San Diego—here we go!
Crazy awesome flower at the Little Italy Farmer’s Mercato in San Diego!
A vegan and gluten free hummus made from almonds! Yup, this sauce (I tried all 3 flavors: Original, Chipotle, and Heat) is very Bitchin’!
Shot from the Farmer’s Market in Little Italy, taken by my host Doug! A really awesome (and packed!) market. And if you look closely, you can see the bay in the distant background!
And what Saturday afternoon is complete without a (healthy!) burger, fries, and a shake?! Check out the full story with evolution’s feel good fast food! :)
Hanging out in the Kensington neighborhood, right on Adams Ave., and caught this shot at sunset. I thought the juxtaposition of the night sky and the traffic/city lights was very striking!
I also ventured out to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market (perhaps the best one in the city!)—and this guy, the Speed Peeler, was hilarious! He was doing demos all day, and he was cracking me up. We got to talking and he peeled me an apple! Good news: you can get your own speed peeler—it did seem to work pretty well! :)
My buddy Greg and I hanging out at Cabrillo National Monument out in Point Loma! Awesome views of San Diego and beyond! :)
Greg and I also took a ride up the coast to Torrey Pines State Park—and I got this view down to the beach where I had hung out my first night in Del Mar three weeks ago! Fun!!
The view from my evening meditation spot. Just amazing to be in places like this… :)
Greg at one of his favorite places in San Diego—Torrey Pines Beach. :)
As we hiked back from the beach, we caught this spectacular view: the sun was perfectly centered in this rock gap. Sadly, my camera won’t pick up the definition, but it was pretty cool to be in the right spot at the right time to see it!
Here’s Greg, capturing the same event—and with a much more powerful camera! ;)
Fun twilight shot with Greg, the moon, and a beautiful sky at Torrey Pines Park.
My host for this week introduced me to chia seed pudding: just soaked chia seeds, water, dates, and cinnamon! (and those lumps are blueberries!) Very nutritious and surprisingly hearty. I’ll post the recipe soon!! :)
To add to the blender fun of pudding, I trotted out the Avocado Cilantro soup—and once again, it was a hit! I think I prefer this soup chilled, but either way, soooooo delicious!
Wandered past this house in the Kensington neighborhood, and WOW! What I really love about this yard is how much thought the owners have put into using indigenous plants, thinking about what will truly thrive in this environment, rather than just laying down a bunch of grass and random flowers ’cause they like it (and then have to water it every day!). You won’t see one rose here, and personally, I think this yard is gorgeous!
Had a bunch of veggies, so I whipped up this spicy dinner of zucchini, squash, mushrooms, bell peppers, fresh cilantro, garlic, onions, himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and a jalapeno. (The longer the jalapeno cooks, the more mild it will be; I put it in at the end, and oh boy, this had a kick! :)
Another evening meditation spot: this time, from the Embarcadero Marina Park North, just past Seaport Village in downtown San Diego. The Naval Base is pretty much right across the water.
A fun shot downtown, with the bicycle taxi, the train (behind the bike taxi), the moon, and quite the crazy pedestrian bridge!
Finished out my day downtown with a meal at Acqua Al 2! The sister restaurant (same name, same menu) is in Florence, Italy, where my brother dined during his semester abroad. He mentioned how much he loved the meal, so I thought I’d check it out!
This fresh salad of Italian zucchini and cannellini beans, tossed with arugula and a housemade pesto was fantastic! I really enjoyed chatting with my waiter from Belarus, and talking about Paulo Coelho with another server, Oswaldo! :)
What a fun night!! (I may or may not have also ordered the dessert sampler… ;)
See ya next week from somewhere else in the world!