Monday, July 19, 2010

The Beach and Planet X

Well, I just returned from a trip to Rehoboth Beach with my daughter and sister. This trip presented new challenges for me, as I wanted to maintain my all natural, organic eating as much as possible since it was still fairly new for me (and I didn't want to fall off the wagon, if you know what I mean). So, we decided we would only eat out one meal. For the others, we took Kashi cereal for breakfast. For lunch I roasted a whole all natural cage free chicken and we had chicken sandwiches with a variety of veggies, fruits, and healthy snacks. For 2 of our dinners I made and froze lasagna. These meals worked out well and we didn't seem to tire of having multiples of the same meal (even with all of the other delicious smells from various restaurants).

Thankfully, for our one meal out I was able to find The Planet X Cafe which was located just 1/2 a block from our hotel, The Atlantis Inn. As soon as we saw the outside of the restaurant, we were excited to eat there. It was in an eclectically decorated house with outdoor seating on the porch and indoor seating as well. Planet X specializes in using local, organic, and natural ingredients. The menu definitely had some unique dishes and we had a hard time deciding which ones to try! We decided to try one of each type of dish (Salads/Small Plates, Zen Bowls, Entrées) and share all three (since it was too hard to choose just one!) Here's what we ended up with:

 This is a Smoked Wild Salmon Quesadilla. Absolutely delish! The feta cheese on the lettuce/chard/grape salad was the best I've ever had (and prompted me to buy some this weekend). The pink sauce on the side is chili creme fraiche (no, I don't know what that means) but it is spicy, and good! The salsa was not spicy, but again, very delicious. 

We chose the Sesame Orange Beef Tips and Scallops for our Zen Bowl. Again, very good, especially the scallops!

Our last dish (although we are from all 3 at the same time) was an Entree, Jumbo Shrimp Red Thai Curry. This was very peppy, and I was glad to have 2 other dishes to work on at the same time to cool down my mouth, but again, it was of high quality!

The desserts were not on the menu and when we asked, there were 3 options: cheesecake, key lime pie or chocolate torte. If you know me, you know what I wanted- chocolate! Especially since I haven't been eating many sweets at all lately (and strangely enough, not really missing them!). This was the best dessert I have ever had in my life, and I've had some pretty good desserts! I found a few recipes online and if/when I get one to work, I will definitely post about it!

The torte is flourless with fresh whipped cream and mint. Phenomenal! And best of all, satisfying even though I only ate 1/3 of it (if even that much- my sis and daughter liked it a lot, too!).

If you ever get to Rehoboth, stopping here is a must. It is on the higher end regarding price, but you definitely get your money's worth, and don't skip dessert! (I almost never eat dessert out, but will never miss it here!)

And yes, believe it or not I was able to resist all other sweets and treats at the beach. I only took one sample bite of caramel corn and pb ice cream. To be honest, I didn't even really want it, knowing now where it comes from (and what it is doing to my body- I read Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels while there, she deserves a whole post of her own later!).

I also did not eat after 9 and tried to steer clear of carbs before bed. I also did not exercise other than walking to and from various places...and I lost 3 pounds! For a total of 9 in the last month since eating naturally. As an aside, we had our family reunion yesterday with a potluck lunch. I didn't not eat as much as I normally would have but still felt stuffed, and partly sick for the rest of the day. It is amazing how quickly my body has adjusted to eating natural, and it likes it and wants nothing else!

1 comment:

  1. It's true! I felt so much better after our trip to the beach and eating only natural/organic foods!


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