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Falafel Friday

When I was getting ready to leave work, I was completely stumped about where to get some food for dinner.

Josh and I had decided earlier in the day that we’d go to separate places and get takeout since our diets and favorite foods are quite different 😉 He got pizza…surprise, surprise.

But where do I go? I went to Twitter and asked my near-Louisville friends to get their ideas. They both mentioned Shiraz!

Now, I just ate there two weeks ago but what the heck 😉

I thought maybe I would try something different but on the drive there, all I could think about was falafel and sweet potato fries!

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Next time, I SWEAR I will get something different, ha ha.

I usually eat the whole order of falafel but since I have made a commitment to be more in control of my portions for the Pound for Pound Challenge, I divided the falafel in half.

I also decided to skip the hummus this time. But I did eat all the sweet potato fries since there weren’t that many. Using my small dinner plate helped!

It was delicious!

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I’m perfectly full but I foresee some form of chocolate chips & peanut butter in the next couple of hours!

Now it’s time to watch “The Hangover” and hopefully not fall asleep on the couch before 9 p.m. 🙂

Enjoy the weekend!

Kashmir Indian Restaurant

I have decided that one of the most fun ways to spend my summer this year is going to include being a tourist in my own city! Just from walking down the streets of some of my favorite neighborhoods, I am amazed at the number of wonderful sounding restaurants that I have yet to try…and I’ve lived here for 22 years!

This past Saturday, my dear friend Courtney and I decided to mark one of those places off the list (for me, she had been there before and raved about it): Kashmir Indian Restaurant. It in located in the Highlands neighborhood, which, if you ever come to Louisville, is a must visit!

First off, we went on a Saturday night at 7:30, which is a busy time for most places but this place was only half full from what I could tell. We were immediately greeted by a nice gentleman who asked us if we would prefer inside or outside dining…outside please! One of the best things about summer is the option of eating outside when the weather has cooled off a bit. We really got to enjoy the breeze and people watch.

Pic courtesy of Kashmir

Pic courtesy of Kashmir

 As we were being seated, we were served water, which was so nice because we had just gotten out of a movie and were rather parched. There are other drinks on the menu, including an extensive wine list, but it was a just water kind of night.

For my meal, I ordered the Channa Saag, which was described as “whole chick peas cooked with spinach in an onion and tomato curry.” Chick peas? Spinach? Curry? WINNER! The entrees are served in a not-too-large silver serving dish with another dish containing basmati rice on the side, so you can build it yourself on a separate plate (or share with friends).

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This picture does not do justice to the color of the dish, it came out looking really green (because of the spinach) and would look unappetizing to a lot of people but it actually made me excited! The dish was heavenly, I finished it all plus another portion of rice an an order of naan, which Courtney accurately describes as “a big Indian style pancake.” Yum. I’m sorry I didn’t get a picture of that!

I only recently discovered a love for Indian food, having only been to two restaurants before, including Shalimar back in March, but I am glad that Kashmir has been added to that list and it will definitely be a place I go to again. They have an endless amount of choices on the menu (not to mention a weekend Lunch Buffet) and I’m sure that no matter your preferences you could find something to eat there.

I’m going to have to drag Josh sometime and test out that theory 🙂