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Primal Eat Out and Bowling I Can Not

06 Feb

Hi everyone! How’s your Sunday going so far? For those who are in the US, anyone watching the Superbowl? I am not a big fan of sports so NOPE, though the commercials are usually pretty interesting. I heard for a mere seconds of commercial spot, it could cost million $$.

Anyway, today I’ve been sniffing, have scratchy throat and a little lightheaded.
It might be because yesterday I didn’t wear enough clothing when hanging out with my friends. More on this later below. But that didn’t stop me to do today’s workout from Bodyrock.tv. Hope by sweating it out would ease me up a bit.

I’ve been drinking this Chinese sore throat herb syrup to ease it up.

Ingridients: Honey Loquat - just mix with hot water

Anyway, yesterday I was out for almost a whole day.

It started with my morning car service appointment, which I was told would take 2.5 hours (40k service, they had to do some fuel injection cleaner). Good thing they provide free wifi so I brought my laptop 🙂

They also provided free tea, coffee, cappucino etc and sugar loaded carbs.

donuts anyone? Not me, thanks.

Even during my pre-Primal/Paleo, I usually don’t eat sugary carbs like donuts and pastries.

 

I packed my own breakfast instead! A bag of grapes, Oikos yogurt and green tea- which I refilled twice with their free hot water.

I watched Inception on my laptop and I’d say that story is pretty good. Something about a dream. I won’t spoil it for you in case any of you haven’t watched it.

Turned out my car took about 3 HOURS!! I rushed back home, quickly did my workout, showered, ate the last 2 of tea eggs that I made couple days ago and went to the lunch gathering at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.

We got our private indoor patio so it was quite nice. There were total 12 adults plus 2 kids

I was about an hour late, but wasn’t the last one. There were 2 more after me. 😛

They ordered some appetizers. I just avoided anything deep fried, grains and gluten. Besides it was a good thing I snacked 2 tea eggs before I came so I wasn’t super starving and started indulging the carbies.

Chips with Ahi tuna dips - skipped the chips and just tasted the tuna dips - I thought those were tomatoes until someone told me it was raw tuna...eww..I dont like raw fish

Had one stuffed mushroom - not bad

Some chicken taco salad - no wrap for me, just nibbled on the veggies

Totally skipped these:

bruchetta

Pizza

Some garlic toast with pasta dips?

I ordered their Old-Fashioned Pot Roast with oven roasted vegetablessubstituted their mash potato & gravy with extra steamed veggies and a cup of fruits.

The pot roast was super tender and tasty! It really inspired me to make my own too. Shouldn’t be too hard. The only thing is I don’t have a slow cooker but I think I should be able to make it with my pressure cooker.

The restaurant gave M, the birthday boy a free vanilla ice cream pie.

Cake for M, the birthday boy.

chocolate coffee cake

Cake for D, our friend who’s going back to Taiwan for good later of this month.

cute strawberry cake

I had a slice of each cake. I know it’s gluten, sugar = not primal approved. But this is when 80/20 rule comes in. There are times that I can cheat a little bit. This gathering is for M’s birthday and D’s going away party. Besides I haven’t seen my friends for about 3 months.

Besides French style bakery is super good! The cake is very light and not that sweet.

I usually don't eat the cream

Our gift for D's farewell

And all we hailed to Lucky Strike for bowling! 2 friends with kids had to leave, so did another one. So total only 9 people left.

But we weren’t so lucky! The lanes were all full and no open lanes until 2 hours later.

Enter smartphones!

After searching around we went to another bowling alley nearby.

I was totally sucked! Despite I am a regular exerciser, I couldn’t even bowl properly! Only got one strike and lots of ZERO! Both games!

first game

me..sniff sniff

None of us were hungry but the day was still early so 7 of us headed to Tea Station.

But for some reason all of my friends ended up ordering some food (err thought you all said you weren’t hungry?)

They also offered me some but I politely refused because I wasn’t hungry. In fact, I wasn’t hungry at all. I had a pretty good lunch and good thing I finished my whole portion. Most people bagged their lunch, but not me. Even though I finished my lunch, I wasn’t feeling sluggish or tired. On the other hand I felt energized. Even watching my other friends having their dinner, while I only drank my Star Fruit tea (the only one of a few of caffeine free drink choices I had here), I wasn’t even craving for it. Being primal surely nice, eh?

Hot Star Fruit Tea - You could ask them to refill the hot water

Dried star fruits

Today I went to stash up my grocery and found this!

anise!

roasted with coconut oil

It tastes like onion to me – without that onion smell. It was ok, not over the top. I’ve been wanting to try this ever since see some bloggers posted about it. But I think it’s not something I’d crave for.

 

Are you good in any sports?
I’m really bad in any kinds of sports, despite I do regular exercise. Anything with hands, feet and ball coordination, count me out!

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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in food, life

 

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10 responses to “Primal Eat Out and Bowling I Can Not

  1. dianacheung

    February 13, 2011 at 4:56 am

    i’m a good sport..NOT! i always wanna win at everything!!I live across from Bj’s and I can’t believe all the delicious food they serve!!! PS. thank goodness you brought your laptop to the car shop…3 hours? HOLY NO!

     
  2. leashieloo

    February 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Omg, look at all that cake! It’s like my personal heaven. And BJ’s Brewhouse is the best, I looove their pizookie dessert!

     
  3. Kath (Eating for Living)

    February 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    It’s such a nice side effect of paleo eating that you don’t get hungry again so quickly! And the pot roast looks so, so good! My mom made a venison pot roast for Christmas, and it turned out so, so good! She used a normal pot, no slow cooker, and let it roast for around 1.5 to 2 hours in there. A pressure cooker will also work fine, I’m sure! (I need tomake a pot roast, by the way. ;))

    The star fruit tea is awesome! I’ve always love star fruit, but I didn’t know you could make tea from it! Do you have an idea how that goes? Is it some Chinese speciality? (I ask because in the Chinese restaurants in Germany they only offer green and jasmine tea, and I’d love to try star fruit tea!)

    I was never overly good at sports. The only thing I liked and did well was swimming, but at running I was a complete loser. 😦

     
    • Jos

      February 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      I agree! I guess my body already started to become fat burner instead of sugar/carb burner 😀

      The star fruit tea was ok ..a bit sweet and a hint of tangy..I think it was dried star fruits…only some Asian cafe serve this kind of tea..it was my first time trying it too..not too common I’d say.

      Ah at least you’re good in swimming…I can’t even swim! LOL!!

       
  4. Panda

    February 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Ha, I don’t like donuts either! I am vegetarian so they are “approved” but anything with gluten + tons of sugar makes me gag. I love your passport holder, it is adorable 🙂

     
  5. lequan

    February 7, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Sometimes I drink that cough medicine when I have a really bad cough. I don’t dillute it with water though. I take a whole spoonful and slowly swallow it. I love badminto, volleyball, and basketball. Hope you had a good weekend.

     
  6. squigglefloey

    February 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Haha aww you are too cute. It’s okay, I’m not a bowler either. My previous BF used to bowl EVERY friday and get 100 + while I’d be in the…well, LOWer nubmers 😛
    You need to post more pics of yersellff!!

     
    • Jos

      February 6, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Haha, thanks! I’m a little self conscious to put my own pic on the blog :p

       

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