Let me start by saying that I have typed and deleted A LOT on this blog, today. Nothing seems important, in lieu of what is going on around us. Just going out in my own neighborhood this weekend, I had several incidents that remind me we are living in a different world. Anxiety (on all sides) is at an all time high. I think it is of benefit to each and every one of us to get our fitness in, practice gratitude and eat foods that nourish our cells, like fruits, veggies, and grains. I wont go on and on about a plant-based diet, but since it IS meatless Monday, I will say that science supports a “diet’ like this is way better for us physically AND emotionally. If you are a plant-based or vegan eater, you already know this from your own experience. If you question it, I am happy to talk to you privately.
Speaking plant-based, we ordered in dinner from a new local spot called hellenic republic (not a typo–I believe they use lower case letters). It surely doesn’t take the place of the old Greek spot in the walk, but Greek and middle eastern food are always a great spot for carnivores and herbivores to both be happy. Mitch ordered a wrap and I ordered the vegan board. I love to support places that give me options! Being so obsessed with charcuterie and all things that come on a board, I had to see how they would do this take out style. This is how it showed up and it was colorful and fun. It wasn’t the best Greek food or falafel we ever had, but for a local place it was perfect and plentiful and we would certainly eat it again.