Today I am sharing days 24-25 of eats with you from my January #31DaysofEats Challenge. If you’d like to share your eats along with me post them on Instagram (in your feed or story) and use the hashtag above. Make sure to tag @paigeschmidt so I can see/share your post and regram it in my story!
I’m doing this challenge for myself in a simple effort to share more daily intuitive/non-diet eats with all of you. These post are my *most* requested and the *most* missed when I don’t share them.
Before we dive in, I want to remind us all that these posts are not for comparison. Rather, these posts are here to provide you with inspiration for food ideas and to give YOU the freedom and permission to listen to YOUR BODY as I listen to mine, apart from food rules or dieting.
Thank you so much for being here and I hope you enjoy! Leave a comment when you finish reading!
This trip has continued to prove wonderful. Wednesday morning I woke up, wrote this daily eats post and then made Marco and I breakfast: two eggs and two slices of sourdough, each. Yum! After breakfast I showered, got dressed, and we headed out.
Marco dropped me off at Coffeebar so I could work and meet a new friend (yay for new friends!). He headed out to get a couple of things done himself. I’ve been trying to find new coffee shops each time we come to Reno and that’s been a fun adventure. There are a lot of fun ones here! Hub is still my favorite though!
When we got back to the house we were both starving. We heated up leftover chicken and broccoli. Yum! This meal just gets better each day. Leftovers for the win! After lunch I took a nap (I was so tired!). Marco woke me up an hour later so I could go to the gym with him.
When we got home from the gym we finished up the end of Stronger (such a good movie!). The end was definitely the best part so I’m glad we finished it! I snacked on this slice of sourdough with PB and a little butter. So good! Perfect tide-me-over until dinner.
We went to dinner with a huge group of friends. On the way over dropped off the pups (we’re staying with the pups grandparents, basically, and the pups hang at their place during the day). I tried capturing a photo of how crowded Marco and I were in the backseat but only got myself and a little bit of sweet pup Texas – ha!
For dinner we went to Hinoki sushi in Reno. An all you can eat sushi bar! By the way, I’m still going to do that post on eating intuitively when it’s all you can eat style. It’s possible, friends! I started with miso soup and cucumber salad. We snacked on some edamame and put in our orders for rolls.
I had a Ceviche roll and a Caterpillar roll. I shared these pieces with everyone else and tried a few others as well. Everything was SO good and I left feeling satisfied and not stuffed. I’m telling you… it’s possible!
I crashed right when we got home – it was a fun, full day and I was ready for sleep!
Thursday morning I woke up early with Marco as he got ready to go snowboarding with friends (guys day!). I worked for the first few hours of the morning, in bed, with coffee in hand. So cozy! I took a break around 8:30 to feed by grumbling stomach. I had two eggs and two slices of sourdough.
Once I finished working I got ready and my dad and I headed out to explore Reno. First, we went to Hub Coffee Roasters. My favorite coffee shop in Reno, so far! It’s in a huge rustic/modern building that feels like a house and sits right on the Truckee River. It’s awesome. I had a cappuccino, dad had black coffee.
We sat at coffee for over an hour talking. It was wonderful to catch up and spend some one on one time together. After coffee we walked to lunch. It was only half a mile away and the walk was all along the river. It was COLD but beautiful. We went to Sabrina’s West Street Kitchen and it was great!
Sabrina, the owner, is also the cook. She’s got an incredibly nice staff (everyone here is so nice) and she cooks the food herself. It was so good. My dad got the Thai bowl (see close up below) with bone broth and I got the pork torta sandwich. I’d never had a torta before and I also never go for pork – I tried to venture out a bit and it was a great choice. It came with a side salad and I had mint tea to go with it.
I can’t say enough good about this place. Sabrina came over to our table, poured the bone broth in the Thai noodles for my dad, she told us about her restaurant in Belize… she was incredibly warm and friendly and she’s an amazing chef. Will definitely be back. Many times!
After coffee and lunch dad and I drove around and stopped by several model homes. This is something we did together when I was little and to this day I love looking at model homes as much as I did then. I love seeing the staging. I love seeing new homes and neighborhoods and layouts. It was fun!
When we got back to the house I took a hot shower, got into PJ’s, did a little work, and rested my eyes for a bit until Marco got home from snowboarding. When Marco got home (he had so much fun with the guys!) we cozied up on the living room couch and watched HGTV – Flip or Flop and House Hunters. Marco fell asleep around 6:30 – he was WIPED.
Dad made an awesome and super spicy dinner. Maybe too spicy for me! The recipe was awesome though. It’s called Eastern European Lentil Stew and I think this is the recipe he used (that said, I should note that he never follows a recipe exactly). At the time of writing this he’s snoozing away, otherwise I’d double check. We had it over harvest grains.
Thanks for hanging with me, friends! I’ll post the rest of our trip on Monday. Until then, come hangout on Instagram with me @paigeschmidt. Leave a comment, I love hearing from you!