Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweets for the Sick

Before I forget, check out my most recent contribution to Brooklyn Exposed! I contribute to their food column, The Nosh. And if you missed it, check out my fitness contribution to Brokelyn- I'm writing a series for them called the Concrete Jungle Gym

Yesterday I was CRAVING sweets like it was my JOB. Unfortunately, this is usually an indicator that I'm getting sick. Wierd, right? Does this happen to anyone else? I woke up with a wicked headache, dried out sinuses and a really charming cough. Ugh.

I had a whole grain english muffin with sunbutter and TJ's Pumpkin butter along with this super delicious Olympus Strawberry Greek Yogurt. I've been jamming out on this stuff all week. Creamy, smooth and not too sweet. Perfect!

First on my schedule was an individual session with my Alexander Technique professor. I would absolutely recommend familiarizing oneself with these principles to anyone, but especially athletes or performers. I always feel so much better after these sessions. 

Since I had an extended break, I hopped over to the gym and did 4 miles on the TM. I'm slowly but surely getting back into running and it. feels. epic.  After running I was STARVING and feeling even sicker than before so I took a quick shower and headed over to my school's top secret dining room. Seriously- it's hidden, and if someone didn't tell/show you where it was, you wouldn't know it existed. It's mostly for grad students and faculty, which makes it heavenly quiet. Usually (today a mildly rowdy group of undergrads made their way in and TALKED. SO. LOUDLY).  The food is better than your average cafeteria food and the staff are THE BEST. So friendly. They're my favorite part of coming here!

 Carb craving much? Couscous, wild rice, red potatoes, veggies, catfish and chicken. And bread. Mmmm.

I snagged a beautiful looking (but un-impressive tasting) cupcake from a bakesale on campus before heading to my Acting class. 

After an emotionally heightened three hours in Acting class, I was feeling sicker than ever, but needed to meet Joe to go grocery shopping. ENERGY!!!!

Iced coffee and a few Munchkins to share. 

After walking home from the grocery store I was ready to go to bed, but homework beckoned. Joe whipped up some brown rice and beans with sofrito sauce and served it over the veggies I roasted on Tuesday. Hot and filling!

The best part about having a sore throat? ICE CREAM. Or in this case, the world's most perfect gelato!

Don't let my sick-face fool you. I. Was. Excited.

Talenti Sea Salt Caramel Gelato is made with magic and unicorn tears, I think. HOW ELSE COULD IT BE THIS GOOD? Thick, creamy, rich, decadent and delicate. 

It sure did make Joe happy....

What's your favorite treat when you're sick?


GenevieveAldi said...

I saw that gelato in the store the other day and thought it sounded amazing! And now after reading this...I pretty much have to buy some!

Keelie Sheridan said...

Doooooooooooo it!

Jason Woolwich said...

Joe, you are my hero, sincerely.

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