Noodles! Chelsea Thai

When debating our Sunday lunch options, Mark said he wanted noodles.  Sometimes you just want noodles.  So off we went to Chelsea Thai in the Chelsea Market.   It’s been years since I’ve been here, and a loooong time since I’ve ordered pad thai. For some reason I have ordered Pad Gra Pow every time we’ve done Thai…this is for years.  Also known as Thai Basil Chicken.  Baby can’t quite enjoy yet, but that doesn’t stop me from tempting her.

Ok, so I also asked how she felt about the Apple watch after lunch. She’s into it, if she can have one too.  At least this is what she told me.  Figured I may as well try on both bands.  Looks like she might be feeling the black one a little more.

It could be helpful in my step and floor counting I use on the iphone.  Yup, there was a point where I biked 50 miles.  Now I walk from the 13th to the 20th floor and let Apple log that for me.

Giving it a Try: Finnish Ruis Bread

I’ve never bought any of the food products at the Union Square Greenmarket.  Always a time for the first time.  I gave in to the Finnish Ruis bread.  It’s 100% whole grain rye, and in the shape of the Thomas’ flat breads. But these are much tastier.  I bought the 4 pack and had one toasted for breakfast last weekend.  With some Earth Balance.  Hearty, nice rye taste (I’m a fan of rye and pumperknickel, and most dark breads), with a slight sourdough tang.

I brought the rest to work and at with a schmear of cream cheese all week.

I can see this as a substitute for the bread on my sandwich (5 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 160 calories a round).

The rounds are made by Nordic Breads, right here in Long Island City.  And you can find them at the New Amsterdam market, too!

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Smorgasburg 2012. Back for More.

When I read Smorgasburg was back, I put in on the calendar. It’s the outdoor food fair on the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Everything local, artisanal and small batch. And some really really good food.  We went last year in July, much further into the season.

We started out splitting falafal by Saucy by Nature:  quinoa falafal with cilantro lime sauce and some sort of hot pickle.  The sharing helps because then I can sample more.


Then we split a brisket sandwich from Lonestar Empire.  We dressed it up with pickles, onions, jalapenos, and sauce.

We finished off lunch with an ice cream sandwich from The Good Batch.  We had the Goodwich:  oat chocolate chunk cookie w/ sea salt, drizzled with fudge and vanilla ice cream.  I loved the salt on the cookie, it made a great balance with all the sweetness.  Again, good to split!