Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Power Pancake Lunch

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My schedule this week is getting bonkers!!! I spent all morning cleaning, then hopped in the car and drove to the Valley for a lunch meeting at Hugo’s

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I’ve been to the West Hollywood restaurant a few times, but this was my first time at the Studio City location

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It was also my first time eating there when they actually serve their famous pancakes (before 4pm)

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My dining companion Jennifer is gluten-free, and we decided to share:

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When we couldn’t decide between all the pancake options, the waiter told us we could split the order!

Both were STELLAR – thick, fluffy, moist, and full of flavor. This was the roasted pineapple coconut…

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…we both preferred the Almond Energy one a little bit more:

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(Next time, I’m going to try the Pumpkin!)

We also shared a large order of the Beet Quinoa Salad – I had my half without Gorgonzola Cheese so they brought it out on the side

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This was an amazing dish as well – sweet cooked beets, scallions, and fresh herbs tossed with walnuts in a sherry vinaigrette. The finely chopped veggies made all the difference!

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I believe everything I ate was vegan too? (Speaking of which, don’t forget to enter the Brody’s Bakery Cupcake Giveaway!!!)

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Color Me Snacky

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What a fun and yummy weekend! If you’re just catching up on posts, here’s a few you may be interested in: A Vegan Cupcake Giveaway, my blog’s 2nd Birthday, and a recipe for Granola Bread

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…which was brought to the brunch I attended Sunday morning:

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There were also Caramelized Onion Frittatas, Coffee Cake, Cuke/Tomato/Yellow Pepper Salad, Fresh Fruit, and Pepper Bacon

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Some of everything…

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…seconds on all but the eggs (there weren’t any left!)

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We took our cousins out for the afternoon – this was my first trip to Color Me Mine.

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I painted a spoon rest. (You’ll have to wait to see my masterpiece after it’s been glazed/fired!)

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Wasn’t hungry when we took the kids out for pizza and ice cream, but by the time they were dropped off at 5pm, I needed a snack. Had the usual

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…which left me with no appetite for dinner. So I ate popcorn

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Fancied up:

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With more snacks…

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…and the Tony’s!

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Song and dance got the appetite going…one more snack plate before bed:

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Dried figs, pineapple, mango, papaya, Texas BBQ Kale Chips, and the last of the Frog Hollow Cherries

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I consumed a lot more candy than usual too. I don’t think I’m ready for the weekend to be over!