178/365: an accidental diner

178/365: an accidental diner

One of the best parts of traveling is scoping out new restaurants. I genuinely enjoy combing the internet for a place I think will tickle my palate on any given night

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Nourish Day 178

One of the best parts of traveling is scoping out new restaurants.  I genuinely enjoy combing the internet for a place I think will tickle my palate on any given night.

I thought I had found such a place tonight– the perfect combination of healthy and flavorful, and not so far away as to aggravate me with rush hour Philadelphia traffic exacerbated by horrendous thunderstorms and flash flooding.

That was, until, I pulled up to the valet.  I got out of the car, paid the valet, and only then realized the restaurant I scoped was on a different block… with a different valet!  I was totally in the wrong place!  My choices were: (a) high-tale it up the street and hope the valet didn’t chase me down; (b) ask for my money back and drive the 200 yards to the restaurant I meant to go to; or (c) roll the…

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Restaurant: Cafe Colette

Restaurant: Cafe Colette

Confession: I came across this place by accident. I was wandering around Williamsburg with my boyfriend and I had to go to the bathroom so badly that we just stood at the intersection of Berry St

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Confession: I came across this place by accident. I was wandering around Williamsburg with my boyfriend and I had to go to the bathroom so badly that we just stood at the intersection of Berry St. and N. 9th and picked the corner restaurant that looked  most appealing. I’m glad to say, though, that we made the right decision because Cafe Colette is quiet, charming, and has great light fixtures (points for lights!). There is a really cute back garden patio and if we hadn’t been in such a rush (it was kind of a pit-stop) I would have spent more time snooping around. I had the grilled flatbread with kale, ricotta, and prosciutto. The burger looked great as well and the fries were on point. FYI, you can always tell if a place is good or bad almost instantly based on the fries. Also, after doing some research it…

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130624~27 :: All Work and No Play…

130624~27 :: All Work and No Play…

… makes Shelbi’s blog boring? (Yes, most likely.)

I’ve spent the first four days of this week ridiculously busy with work without much sleep in between either because of the heat, noisiness or simple insomnia

Making Hysterie

… makes Shelbi’s blog boring? (Yes, most likely.)

I’ve spent the first four days of this week ridiculously busy with work without much sleep in between either because of the heat, noisiness or simple insomnia. On Monday I woke up at a regular time, pretty happy after a long break, and headed into work by 10. It was there that I was alerted to the fact that I had been misinformed by my co-worker, and should have been working on translating the script since last Friday. =_=

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Cheezy Tofu

Cheezy Tofu

Eat with bread or cracker, or as filling for some veggies, or as a filling for dates, or in salads delicious mixed with seasonal tomatoes and basil!

The Art is Cooking

Eat with bread or cracker, or as filling for some veggies, or as a filling for dates, or in salads delicious mixed with seasonal tomatoes and basil!

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Among non vegetarians tofu often gets a bad wrap. I can understand why if you look at it from the perspective of the “normal” western taste. Westerners in general are not so enthusiastic about bland tastes, we like strong flavors and extremes: fat, sweet and salty. But due its modest and bland character, tofu is a very agreeable and willing to comply with the idiosyncrasies of our western taste. We can fit tofu into many different costumes and the “cheezy” costume is one that can be approached in several different ways. Why create the illusion of cheese? Well, one reason could be a desire to not eat animal products due to one or all of the many reasons out there: animal welfare, environment…

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