Happy Tuesday!  I am exhausted today, and honestly can’t wait to crawl into bed and fall asleep!  But before I do that, I have a few fun things to share (as always) about my day!  😉

For some reason, my workout yesterday really made me sore today.  I worked out to the Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones DVD, and my muscles are feeling it today!  Maybe it’s because I haven’t done it in a while.  So today I ended up going for a power walk in the park.  Check out these views!  I have always thought that I was strictly a beach/water person, but I really do love my mountains!

That's the moon in the top right corner!

After a 45 minute walk, I decided I wanted Mediterranean food for dinner, so I headed to Zayna Mediterranean Cafe.  And it didn’t disappoint!  I ordered the Vegetarian Plate, which included hummus, baba ghannuj (eggplant dip), salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing, za’tar pita, falafel, grape leaves, and a plain pita.  I know what you y’all are thinking, THAT MUCH FOOD ALL FOR YOU!?!?  Yes, I didn’t finish it all, but I was pretty close.  The pita was so soft and pillowy,  hummus was rich and creamy, and the baba ghannuj was chunky and tasted like a roasted eggplant.  The falafel was crispy but not at all oily, and the grape leaf filling was flavorful (so rare to find in my opinion).  After hearing all this, don’t you think I made the right choice?!

A Mediterranean Feast!

Today must have been my lucky day because I even got a complimentary baklawa!  Oh my deliciousness…it was the perfect combination of nuts, flaky pastry, and butter. 🙂  So good!  If you’ve never tried this dessert, please do so the next time you have the opportunity.  It’s different from most traditional American desserts, but the flavor and taste are very comforting.  Loved it!

Something to Think About

The last thing I wanted to talk about today was something I heard at work.  During a leadership call today, a senior leader talked about a book called “Off Balance On Purpose” by Dan Thurmon.  I’m sure the title gives away the premise, but something that was said on the call really got me thinking.  The leader said that we are in a constant state of small corrections, and that it’s ok to make adjustment’s based on life’s obstacles and the changes that come our way.  We should be happy in the pursuit of this frame of mind.

A major goal of mine is to find balance (as it is for many others), but this concept of essentially just living life and constantly adjusting makes me think that maybe the goal isn’t to find balance as much as it is to constantly adapt to our environment and situation.  Maybe “finding balance” really is just that.  I hope I haven’t confused anyone too much!  I’m going to have to think about this some more, but I just found the whole idea of living off-balance on purpose really interesting. 🙂

Have you read this book?  What do you think about the core concept?

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Mediterranean Feast For One”
  1. That dinner looks amazing and is making me crave hummas!!! I might just have to get some for lunch!!!

    Also, I haven’t read the book, but heard about it from a friend. The concept seems really interesting! Will be reading it as soon as I get my hands on a copy!!

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