Happy Hump Day

It is officially Wednesday, the longest day of the week and I am feeling it all over. Tomorrow is my first Microbiology test, wish me luck!

Toma has rolled out new weekly specials and I was lucky enough to try their Monday Chile Colorado before they ran out for the day. Chile Colorado is a traditional Mexican dish that’s usually a spicy beef stew but Toma makes it more into a paste so it’s still packing a lot of flavor but also easier to eat in a taco or burrito. I will forever be a taco girl, so I decided to get one to try. I took the picture before I could put a heaping of cilantro and onion (which to me, makes the taco).


Yesterday, I ate at one of my favorite hole in the wall Chinese restaurants, Spices. This gem has two locations (within two blocks of each other!) on Clement St. Their specialty is a Taiwanese style of Schezuan food and it is SERIOUSLY spicy! Now, I’ve been eating spicy food since I was a baby. Indian food won’t make me bat an eye, I can take the hottest peppers, but there’s something so special about how Spices makes their dishes. Schezuan province has a different kind of spicy, it literally makes one’s mouth numb and it feels so good. I’ve been getting the ‘Numbing Spicy Chili Pork over Rice’ since I was 12 years old, I never get anything else!


Do you just see the hot oil on the bottom of the plate? I’m getting hungry again. I also don’t think I can give up white rice, no matter how un-nutritionally benefitting it is.


PS: Look what I ended up getting! Chi came home with four boxes Monday night, my hero. I went the next day to buy the other four to complete the set. The little Girl Scout was so adorable. She was Chinese and white and looked just like me when I was younger.


How’s your hump day going? Is there any foods you know that aren’t exactly healthy that you can’t ever give up?