Last night I met up with my good friend (and former coworker *sniff*) Erica to catch up over dinner at Elephant Bar by the Mall at Millenia. I have been to Elephant Bar a few times and have always been happy with my entrées, but I think I may have either mis-ordered this time or they were having an off night.
Erica ordered the grilled chicken with pesto served with brown rice and vegetables, which she really enjoyed. She said that the chicken was very tender and the pesto sauce was delicious as well.
I ordered the crispy chicken teriyaki, which was one of their signature dishes. It came with Asian vegetables and a side of brown rice.
The sauce was very good, and I mixed all of my rice with it. The chicken, however, was overcooked. The “crispiness” ended up being too hard and the chicken on the inside was dry.
The disappointing chicken just gave me an excuse to order dessert. I settled on the crème brulee, which was delicious. It was the perfect amount of sweetness and very savory.
Erica has a beach trip planned for a couple of weeks from now so she was being good about dessert and asked the waitress if they offered a fruit plate. They did not, but the waitress gathered all of the fruit from the bar for her instead. Now that’s service! I think the fruit plate makes up for the dry chicken earlier.
Kevin and I just got back from a great gym workout. Today was abs day for me mixed with some cardio, and I’m trying out a new, made-up recipe, which if all goes well, I’ll be sharing with you later this week. I’m going to start writing more about my workouts in addition to the restaurant reviews and recipes I’m making to help keep myself accountable. I’m in no way a “health blogger” as you can tell by my food consumption but I do need to make sure I’m working out regularly in order to be able to fully enjoy my meals.
What do you do to help keep yourself accountable for workouts and eating?