i have this problem where i sometimes engulf food. portion control goes out the window. it is a side effect of stress, probably, and the propensity stems, i think, from a mixture of two things:
i need to remind myself that i am not the same size as the average person that accompanies me, i probably also expend less energy as i am fairly ‘energy-efficient,’ let’s call it… and that i am fortunate enough that the last bite of a meal is not my last bite ever. a long but necessary mantra
my body is sensitive to many things. this means food allergies and sensitivities. it also means that if i over eat, i will get indigestion, and then i will sit around for HOURS convincing my body that throwing it back up is not the answer. ridiculous, right? this is what i have to work with
so. the bigger the portion of salad/veggies and the smaller the portion of ‘other food’ the better as i work back down toward portion control
and today, i am satiated and not overly full. hooray!
the first certified organic restaurant in America, and a favorite of the Obamas… thanks to my cousins getting married two years ago [wedding gift card!], and the opportune moment of their anniversary date and my graduation colliding, we celebrated! together! at Nora's!
dessert (i ate dessert!):
at this point, i feel like pork belly is hard to ruin. if you ruin it, you have problems. the grilled cabbage had a nice char. truly delightful. and i love ramps. we all know this already. as to the other appetizer, the broth was really tasty, and fennel has grown on me so much over the years that i am really confused as to why it is never on my grocery list
in terms of meats, i think i enjoyed the bite of squab the best. my duck breast was very good, and the smoked flavor was not at all overpowering, which i liked as well. i am dying to try to recreate the millet cake. i remember there being parsley in it, otherwise lightly seasoned. the vegetable ragout was a mixture of asparagus and fiddleheads, my new favorite spring veg!
both desserts were super tart, so the sweetness did not get in my way of indulging. yum!
i will say it again: YUM!