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Have you ever experienced Restaurant Week? Whether it has been in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, South Jersey, or your local hometown, you know that it is that magical week where you can dine at restaurants for a set price and really experience all they have to offer!
This year from July 14-20th, you can enjoy restaurant week at the Cherry Hill Mall! Participating restaurants include:
The Capital Grille
California Pizza Kitchen
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Grand Lux Cafe
Bobby’s Burger Palace
Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe
Bistro at Cherry Hill
During this time you will be able to try special menus and are encouraged to make a reservation!
Last week, Jay and I were lucky enough to sample some of the items that will be featured at the Capital Grille during Restaurant Week.
To start, we got to sample a fresh salad: Field Greens, Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs and Clam Chowder.
While there are many other choices on the Restaurant Week Menu, we tasted some delicious entrees that you will be able to chose from!
Seared Sea Scallops with Sweet and Sour Tomatoes
Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Shallot Butter
Lobster Roll with Parmesan Truffle Fries
Aside from tasting all of these delicious dishes, we also got to watch Executive Chef Kevin Kramer prepare both the scallops and the dry aged sirloin.
As if our taste buds weren’t already on flavor overload, we were treated to a decadent dessert!
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake and The Capital Grille Handcrafted Ice Cream
I hope that you’ll be able to experience Cherry Hill Mall’s first Restaurant Week and have a top notch experience! If you do, please share where you decide to dine and how your meal was!
As I mentioned previously, my sister Carrie has been eating clean and I wanted to share her experience as well. She was kind enough to write about a fun time they had and how they were still able to eat clean!
I’m pretty excited to be able to guest blog.
When Allie asked me and my husband, Ryan, to try eating clean for a month with her, we had no hesitations to try. We eat healthy and there is always room for improvement. It has not been too difficult. There are a few foods that we have really missed. One is pizza and the other is a good hoagie.
We were invited to a Phillies game the other night and usually we would have gone to our favorite deli, Lenny’s, to get a chicken culet sandwich or a Cajun turkey. Since that was out, I decided to make my own. I used grilled thin sliced chicken, sautéed broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, and sharp provolone. All of these items were on a whole wheat roll and it was perfectly delicious!
We didn’t even miss the chicken not being fried. I’d say it was a homerun! We had an awesome time at the Phillies game and they won.
Thanks again for taking the time to guest post… and more importantly, join us on this journey!
It is hard to believe that almost a week has passed since I’ve written about our clean eating challenge! While we are still doing well, it has been a lot of work keeping up with photographing everything I eat. Jay suggested I do some highlights and I thought that was a great idea!
After all, how many bowls of the same cereal can you stand looking at?
So come on, let’s take a look at the “best of” clean eating.
Corn tortillas with cheddar cheese, an egg, bacon, peppers and onions, topped with cilantro.
Grilled chicken over cous cous fried rice. I sautéed some onions, carrots, garlic and ginger, then added it to the cous cous and served it over spinach.
A sweet potato. Simple but tasty.
Corn tortillas with cheddar cheese, grilled chicken, and tomatoes.
Quinoa, grilled chicken, mushrooms, scallions and goat cheese.
Pineapple & mango smoothie.
Carrot, apple, cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger juice.
I am also going to be putting up a post from my sister, so be on the lookout for that. Only one more week of our challenge!
On Friday I started off with a big bowl of oatmeal! It has been quite some time since I have had oatmeal and I definitely missed it.
The oats I bought are organic quick oats so all you have to do is add hot water. It reminded me of oatmeal I used to eat when I was little. Minus all of the extra ingredients. I did add a banana, a splash of milk, brown sugar, and some flax seeds.
Because I was off I decided to do a little cooking. Not only did I make some grilled artichokes, but also homemade hummus!
I do intend to write about both of these recipes so stay posted!
For lunch I snacked on some of the artichokes as well as the hummus with some pretzel crisps that I found at Trader Joe’s.
Later I headed to my Carrie and Ryan’s for dinner.
I brought the artichokes with some fresh veggies, the hummus and some pistachios to snack on before dinner.
We enjoyed homemade pizza and a delicious salad.
And for dessert we had a red white and blue dessert!
Funny that it was flag day!
On Saturday morning Carrie and I headed out for a run called Run or Dye.
But before I started off with some cereal and coffee.
We did a little shopping the night before so I bought some fancy drinking containers. A new coffee mug and water cup!
The top photo is from last years Color Run and the bottom is from Run or Dye.
When I got back from the run I was pretty hungry so I made a quick snack.
Some hummus, goat cheese, and pretzel crisps.
For lunch I made a big smoothie!
First, I juiced 2 apples, celery, carrots, and half a lemon. Then I added frozen pineapple and mango, spinach and ginger.
An epic (and not very photogenic) smoothie was born!
I was really in the mood for something Asian inspired so I looked up a few stir fry recipes and came up with this tasty creation.
I sautéed peppers, a mixed veggie bag that had broccoli, carrots and cabbage, green onions, and garlic. I found a marinade recipe online that I soaked sliced beef in. In the meantime, I cooked some buckwheat noodles. Once all the veggies were cooked, I added the beef until cooked, topped the stir fry mix on the noodles and added some fresh cilantro. Yum! It was really good and hit the spot.
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and all Dads! We went to my parents house to celebrate. I slept in and did not have breakfast prior to heading over. I know, not a good thing to do, but I promise it is not a habit.
At my parents we snacked on cheese and crackers, asiago artichoke dip, homemade bruschetta, and chips and dip.