Category Archives: Mellow Yellow Monday

Bento: Color and Shapes

I have stayed loyal to my bento baon goals for the last couple of months.

However, I have cheated on the weekends.
It shows on my evil digital scale.

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The Good: I’ve pumped up the vegetables in my bentos. I have scaled back on the meat. I added tofu and other protein substitutes. I also stayed true to the “baon” nature of this project by incorporating more leftovers.

The Bad: I still haven’t figured out when to stop eating when dining out. I clear my plate without thinking about it. I know there’s a cue from my belly when my hunger is satisfied. It’s a subtle one and I end up ignoring it because I love the flavors in my mouth and how the food makes me feel. Now, I’m trying to sub-out the fries and fatty side dishes with salads. A damn shame, since I love fries.

The Ugly: I’ve slacked off on running.
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Mellow Yellow Monday: Potato Latkes

My husband introduced me to Max’s Opera Cafe in Palo Alto. It’s a classy spot for Jewish deli favorites: from Reubens to matzo ball soup.

I loved the hearty potato latkes.
Potato Latkes
I figured the apple sauce on the side helps this photo fit the Mellow Yellow Monday theme, yes?

We split the Reuben with huge slices of pastrami and a hefty serving of sauerkraut. It was certainly big enough for two people.
Reuben

Where do you go for deli sandwiches?

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