Well it’s been another great day so far. I’m off so I am catching up on some things and I made a trip to Teavana to treat myself to some tea! I absolutely love this store, it’s another one of my favorites and I feel like I could just buy everything in it, seriously! I came home with 6 new loose leaf teas to try and I am so excited about it! Doesn’t take much to excite me apparently . I am currently trying the Blackberry Mojito and really enjoying it. There are actual whole dried blackberries in the tea! I really need to stay away from that store because I could do some serious damage (who would have thought you could do damage at a store that sells tea???).
Anyway, I also picked up some things at the store today for lunch. Since my mom and I are both off, I thought it would be nice to make a nice healthy lunch for us to chat over. Last weekend as I was watching Ina Garten on the Food Network, I was really inspired to make her Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto dish, it just looked fabulous. So I did, and let me tell you, it was so extremely easy, quick and tasty…oh and super healthy and filling too! I omitted the hollandaise sauce that Ina used and we didn’t even need it, it was so delicious! I really wasn’t sure if it would be filling enough but with the fiber from the asparagus and the protein from the egg and prosciutto, I was fooled, it was perfectly filling.
Oh and I must say that if you have not roasted prosciutto before, you must do it…immediately! I tried a piece fresh out of the oven because I had never had it roasted before and WOW, it was amazing! Definitely better than bacon and perfectly salty! With only 70 calories in 2 pieces and 1.5 grams of saturated fat, I may have to incorporate this into my diet a couple days per week
While I was at the store, I came across some Kumquats so of course I bought them. I tried these little sweet and tart guys last year and was in love right away! A lot of people probably have never even heard of them and I didn’t either until a couple years ago when my sister was pregnant with my nephew, early on in the pregnancy she was telling me that the baby was the size of a Kumquat (I said “the size of a what???”). So when I saw them in the store for the first time I had to try them and boy am I glad that I did! I highly suggest that you try them if you never have before. They look like mini oranges but you actually eat the skin and everything (just be careful of the seeds inside, spit them out). They are tart at first but then they are sweet. I really love them, can’t you tell???