Hello! How was your weekend?Ours kicked off on Friday — we had a date with Rihanna!Rihanna was fabulous, of course, but the lights and dancers might have been my favorite part of the show! Made me want to take more hip-hop classes and go pro. But instead I decided to just go for a run the next morning.The weather was kind of weird and chilly this weekend, but Saturday morning wasn’t so bad! I covered four miles with Anthony before we parted ways so that I could do a few more. The sky looked like a big jar of marshmallow fluff.We’ve got a nice mattress + box spring set on Riverside Drive. Ten miles, done. PS this shirt from GapFit is one of my favorites — and it’s currently on sale (in pink and purple) for $27!On Sunday we went out for an easy three miles. Just to get the legs moving a bit between episodes of The Good Wife. We are HOOKED.Stopped for two photo sessions: 1) My new Nashville profile picture! If you’re reading this post in a browser (not in email) you’ll see it on the left. I hope we got my good side. and 2) My new favorite street furniture find of late. This olive green couch is truly extravagant. On the food front, we had some adventurous eats this weekend. Saturday we met my paretns to try Taj Indian Restaurant. Taj is located between an abandoned shopping center and dollar store somewhere along Nolensville Pike…BUT it was packed with people. And really really good! I actually almost don’t want to blog about it because I don’t want anyone else going there 😉Naan.On Sunday I baked a batch of my favorite cookies for our friends’ housewarming party. Made sure not to spoil my appetite for dinner, though! I recently subscribed to Cook’s Illustrated magazine and was eager to try their North African red lentil soup recipe (copycat recipe here). Seemed perfect for a cold and drizzly Sunday night.Better yet, this recipe only took 30 minutes to make — a record for any Cook’s Illustrated creation. I made a simple salad on the side and scorched some bits of leftover bread to make “croutons.”The maroon dots you see are paprika/mint butter, which was surprisingly good. Plus a few drops of harissa for heat. This was my first time trying harissa, which is sort of like sriracha but more smoky, less tangy. Read about the differences between them here!Hopefully some of that harissa heat will keep me warm on my run this morning. It’s 34 degrees outside and I am not okay with that.
- Ever tried harissa?
- What was your long run like this weekend?
- Locals: Favorite restaurant along Nolensville Pike?