(pictured: Oriole Park at Camden Yards from the Hotel)
I hope all of you had a wonderful Saturday!
My day started early since I needed to be downtown at 8:15am for the Hopkins Women’s Health Conference. I was thrilled to hear that the conference was attended by more than 1,000 participants. I find it incredibly empowering to be around so many other people who are concerned about health. I went to the following conference sessions today:
• Use and Abuse of Supplements
• Foods as Medicine
• Shedding Light on Vitamin D
• Five Tips to Boost Your Immune System and Combat Disease
I will share my thoughts on all these conferences in the next few days. I took copious notes to share with you. ;-)
Here is the vegan lunch I was served. It was a grilled tofu topped with a shitake mushroom and both a green and a whole grain salad on the side. They were also serving rolls with butter but I passed on that. Overall the food was just okay though pretty. Ian’s food is much tastier and healthier, as is mine or course, LOL.
To accompany the entree was a fruit tart with chocolate mousse and a chocolate shard. It was pretty but clearly off my list of things to consume. The fat and sugar had to be ridiculous not to mention it probably contained butter in the crust.
The conference went through 4:15pm. While I was there I picked up a book on kidney cancer from the JHU Press.
I decided to walk to Dan’s office downtown to get some steps in. Nothing like sitting on my tush all day long to make me feel like a complete slug. Dan decided to work today since I was going to be in the conference and he didn’t want to be the only guy at the conference. I think he should have attended the event since he loves to be the center of attention, LOL.
Needless to say after spending all day at the conference I was not in the mood to cook. However I was starving since I didn’t eat much at the conference. Dan and I headed to the restaurant for an early dinner. We were there hours before our normal arrival time. ;-)
First we ordered the marinated mushrooms to share which you all know we love.
Then our sweet Aimee suggested the fattoush without the feta and that sounded great to us. We opted to share this as well.
After the first two dishes I was starting to feel human again. Man was I hungry. LOL
We finished dinner by sharing the roasted vegetable side with balsamic glaze and pine nuts.
Of course we washed this all down with two pots of white tea with rose petals.
Next we ran by the gym to pick up our membership cards. We are planning to go to the gym tomorrow between the mid day meal with my parents and dinner and start going every weekday morning at 6am when they open. Wish us luck on that. ;-)
Now it is time to relax since 6am comes early tomorrow for the farmers’ market. I will be back tomorrow with at least one recipe and possibly a conference update. I hope all of you had a great Saturday. Talk to you again tomorrow.