Ryan and I had a fun mid-week lunch date. :) We decided to go to the Cheesecake Factory and go then go shopping for new dishes (what else do food blogger friends do!?).
I was a little concerned about taking a vegan to the Cheesecake Factory, but Ryan assured me the menu had veganizable (is that a word?) items.
Ryan got Thai Lettuce Wrap and subbed out the chicken for avocado.
I opted for the Eggplant Burger, which came smothered in melted cheese, red peppers and grilled onions. YUM!
Instead of getting cheescake, we opted for Ryanâ€™s homemade coconut macaroons, which are AMAZING. I ended up eating four â€“ totally delicious and worth every heavenly vegan and raw bite. 🙂
Next up, we decided to tackle the mall. Iâ€™m not a really big clothing shopper, but I sure love to browse Crate and Barrel!
We made a beeline for the placemat section. I pick up two pretty mats, two new dishes, and a big glass for my Green Monsters.
We wandered around the mall for a little bit â€¦ I felt like a teenager all over again. I used to roam the mall on the weekend with my girlfriends for houuuurs. We never bought much; we just browsed and stared at cute boys. 🙂
Now Iâ€™m home, digesting macaroons and thinking about going for a swim. My tricep feels a lot better, and Iâ€™d love to get some more time in the pool.
PS â€“ Just found out my BFF Sarah signed up for her first half marathon! Woo hoo!