I've set myself a health regimen for the month of November, and composed a list of #guidelines regarding food, exercise, art, etc. To myself I'm calling it a Level-Up Intensive, and my Prime Directive is to follow Special Agent Dale Cooper's advice to, "Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it, don't wait for it, just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a cat nap in your office chair, or...two cups of good, hot, black coffee."
I started the day with a very good cup of good, hot, black coffee and some raisin oatmeal, then after a morning stroll around Boulder, treated myself to lunch at Leaf.
Leaf is a farm-to-table vegetarian restaurant located right in the middle of Boulder. It's right off the mall and the bus station is like 3 blocks away. I love their decor and the food and the service are both superb. Or at least, their tacos are! both times I've lunched at Leaf I ordered tacos. The first time I ate their Korean BBQ tacos - can't resist kimchi - and today I ate Buffalo Cauliflower tacos - because it's Tuesday, by golly! I added a side salad and a glass of Pinot noir. A perfect selfie lunch date.
At work I ate a bowl of Peanut Soup. After work, I hiked home under the full moon for 4.5 miles. The route has a gradual and constant gain in elevation, but there are a few downslopes. I ran on the downhills and made it home in 1:20. I'm getting faster. At home I ate some of the spinach and beet lasagna I baked yesterday and most of a Native Foods carrot-caramel cupcake (all the caramel cream cheese frosting and a bite or two of carrot cake). I figured I deserved it after the long walk.
Beet It Lasagna: cashew-cauliflower garlic ricotta layered with spinach, basil, red onion, and thin slices of red and yellow beets. If you want the recipe, please post a comment below!
If you want to eat at Leaf, which I highly recommend, their address is 2010 16th Street, Boulder, CO.