Sugar detox day 7

Yesterday was the final day of my sugar detox and boy was it delicious. ūüôā

Breakfast –

1/2 oat bran, 1/2 kamut flakes cooked with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup almond milk, with 1/4 cup cottage cheese and 1/2 cup blueberries (1st fruit) stirred in, and a big dollop of almond butter

Surprisingly breakfast was the least tastiest part of my day, which is not typical. ¬†I can’t put my finger on it, but something was lacking from this bowl of¬†oats oat bran and kamut flakes.

Lunch –

Two pieces of Ezekiel toast with tuna (plus a bit of light vegan mayo), a lot of avocado, cukes, carrots, red bell pepper, and garlic hummus

I never get tired of tuna fish sandwiches. ¬†They’ve been a go-to lunch for me since I was old enough to eat solid foods. ¬†Adding the avocado made this sandwich amazing.

I somehow managed to forget to pack any snacks, but  because Friday is a rest day for me, my appetite was a little less ravenous than usual.

I had grand plans to make something really delicious for dinner, but by the time 6:30 pm rolled around, I had lost all motivation.  So Brad and I decided to put one of our Living Social coupons to good use and have dinner at Customshop, one of our very favorite places in Charlotte.

I didn’t go wild, but since I began my sugar detox on a Friday night, I had ultimately completed the detox prior to dinner, so I allowed myself to eat what I want.

That included a piece of this grilled bread, drizzled in olive oil.

Customshop was out of the wine from Montelpulciano, Italy we ordered so they cut us a deal on a more pricey wine.  It was delicious and fruity.

Brad and I love to order wines from Tuscany because we took a wine tour there on our honeymoon. ¬†I know very little about Italian wines, so I just look for the names of towns I recognize. ¬†This strategy hasn’t failed me yet.

We shared a small cheese plate with Capacola, Drunken Goat, and Camembert cheese.  I had just a bit of the honey.

We also split a dish of ricotta gnocchi with eggplant and arugula. ¬†This was definitely my favorite part of the meal. ¬†I’ve never met a gnocchi I didn’t like.

Last, we split a pork chop that came with apples, spaetzle, and carmelized cabbage.  It was moist and cooked perfectly.

One of the things I love most about Customshop is how knowledgeable the staff is about the food they are serving. ¬†I also love the care Customshop puts into making sure they are serving quality, local ingredients. ¬†They can tell you exactly what farm harvested the vegetables on your plate and that the pork came from a pig that was raised organically and humanely. ¬†And you don’t have to ask because they will tell you this when you order. ¬†Describing the origin of your food is just as important to them as telling you how delicious a dish is and how much it costs.

We had a delicious meal, good conversation, and great wine. What more could you want of a Friday night?

We turned in at the late late hour of 10:30 pm to get plenty of sleep before a busy Saturday. Clearly, we are party animals.

How did you spend your Friday night?