Before I get to those I have some exciting news! I've decided that since I've been doing well with my consistent posting I really want to add a third post each week starting next week! I'm thinking my new posting schedule will be Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and I will be resurrecting my Fun Friday posts! I'll continue doing my Tuesday and (now Sunday) posts as usual but my Friday posts will consist of fun things like recipes, photography, Long Island fun, my favorite things, etc. I think it'll be a fun way of infusing a little more lifestyle into this blog. I'm excited! I hope you guys will love the Fun Friday posts too. Let me know if there is anything in particular you want to see. Any recipes? Anything I should go check out? Let me know in the comments!
Now, let's take a look at some delicious meals I've enjoyed over the past few days.
You guys. Seriously, you guys. This may be my new favorite meal at the moment. It was inspired by MommyTang's Rice Ball recipe. It sounded delicious but I made a few tweaks and made it into a rice bowl! This is basically Jasmine Rice that I seasoned with soy sauce and a little agave, some seasoned seaweed, green onion, sesame seeds and baked tofu (seasoned with Trader Joe's Onion Salt… omg so good!!). It was simple but so delicious. This was turned into two meals and enjoyed with some white (non-spicy) kimchi that I forgot to photograph.
Toast is always a good decision. I couldn't decide between avocado toast and hummus toast so I had a piece of each. Both have Everything But The Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe's sprinkled on them as well. Super delicious
Yesterday I went out to lunch and bubble tea with a good friend of mine. We had some Thai food and you guys. It was SO GOOD.
I got a light veggie soup in a veggie broth. It had tons of veggies and there were glass noodles hidden under them. There was crispy garlic on top and it was so flavorful and delicious. I also had spring rolls and they were amazing. You could see all of the black pepper in them and they were delicious.
After lunch we walked to get some bubble tea. I got my old standby, peach bubble tea. It was delicious as always. I always get 70% sweetness but I think I may try 50% next time. It's still quite sweet (not horrible) but I'm curious about how 50% would be.
I mentioned last week that I was going to make a conscious effort of making sure I get in some me-time this week. I had a plan and as long as the weather cooperated I was good to go. Luckily it was a beautiful day so I was able to make it happen!
If you have been reading here for a while you'll know that I really love the ocean and water in general. I never go to the beach because the crowds ruin the moment for me. I just can't find that peace and comfort with so much going on around me. After watching Moana I knew that I really need to grab my moment and get to the ocean. I decided that I would wake up early on Sunday morning and get my alone time at the beach. I woke up at 5:30 AM, was in my car by 5:45 and at the beach by 6:20. I spent an hour there and it felt so good to finally have that sand between my toes and the water washing over my feet and legs. It was exactly what I wanted… me, the surfers and the ocean.
I took some pictures to share with you from my trip.
The sun was rising and I thought the reflection off the water was beautiful.
It was so peaceful and calm. I really was in my happy place.
I can't remember if I've discussed this here but I've really loved the idea of surfing since I was fairly young. I've never tried it but it's definitely a bucket list item. Part of the reason I wanted to go so early was because I knew I could get some quality surfer watching time.
This dude was awesome.
I am so glad that I got up early and did this. It was exactly what I needed and I think choosing to go at that time was perfect. Oh and if you are curious this is Long Beach on Long Island.
That's all I have for you today! I hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be back on Saturday and then the new schedule will start next week! <3