Last week, I had lunch with my editor and my literary agent. We met to discuss the success of the Inspiralized cookbook (yay!) and also, to toast to the news that I became a New York Times Bestselling author!
Barbounia is a Mediterranean restaurant in New York that always has something healthy to choose (sometimes, it’s difficult to choose there are so many options!) – you can dip cucumber slices into hummus or you can indulge in flash fried cauliflower.
The Chopped Salad is typically diced tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions with parsley, fresh mint, a lemon-tahini dressing and sumac, a spice (you can substitute paprika, if you can’t find sumac.)
What really is the literal cherry on top is that lemon-tahini dressing – it’s creamy, smooth and so flavorful. As a nut and seed butter addict, tahini-based dressings are my jam.
Instead of using diced cucumbers, I spiralized them! I found that cucumber noodles take longer to eat and are more satisfying than the diced variety. They also look very pretty!
I found out some other exciting news during that meeting and I can’t wait to spill the beans! Life is just so full of happiness right now, I’m trying not to blink, as not to miss a beat!
What are some of the best restaurant meals you’ve ever had?
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 10 points