Today’s What I Ate Wednesday takes a look at what I ate on a day of traveling and site seeing. I woke up at 6:30 to my alarm and promptly fell back asleep. I had slept great and wanted a little bit more rest. So I slept until 7am and it felt great. The wind chill still said negative degrees so Julie and I opted to not go for a run. Good choice in my opinion. Breakfast for me was a large cup of coffee, two pieces of Ezekiel toast with peanut butter and jam and two clementines. I have really been into the toast lately and this is what I brought with me to Julie’s.
I worked on some homework and some transportation planning for the next hour before getting ready. I had an informal interview at 2pm so I wanted to have enough time to look the part. Of course I couldn’t find a blow dryer. But I had plenty of time to let my hair air dry.
Around 11am I had a yogurt for a snack because I was starting to get hungry and I knew I wouldn’t be eating for a while. Julie’s boyfriend was driving with me to Portland and we have epic eating plans. I know this wasn’t the point of my trip to Portland, but I was so so excited. The night before we had researched Duckfat and Holy Donut. I had a minor heart attack when I thought Duckfat wasn’t open on Mondays, but do not fear, it is. Julie and I also stalked Holy Donut’s Instagram account and were drooling…
Greg picked my up at 11:50 and we hit the road for Portland. We got to Holy Donut at 12:45 and ran inside expecting them to be sold out of the popular flavors. Lucky for us it was a Monday and we had our pick! Buying ½ dozen turned into buying a whole dozen. We couldn’t resist.
- 2 maple frosted
- 2 dark chocolate coconut
- 2 dark chocolate sea salt
- 1 dark chocolate cinnamon
- 1 sweet potato ginger glazed
- 1 vegan vanilla coconut
- 1 old fashioned
- 1 berry cannoli
- 1 vanilla glazed
I’ve never been a huge donut fan but when they are homemade and local and each one is hand cut I can get on board. Especially when the story behind the store is an owner’s desire for a healthy donut. Because yes donuts can be part of a healthy lifestyle. I had a few bites…and then some of most of the flavors and am so happy we tried as many as we could because how often am I in Portland?! Thank you for the suggestion Colleen!!
Greg and I sped over to Duckfat to get some food before my appointment at Maine Medical. The service was fantastic. I mentioned I had an appointment and the waiter said he could seat us immediately and likely be in and out in a half hour. I wish I had more time there. Greg and I both ordered snacks. Fried Brussels with apples and maple bacon in a mustard vinegar for me…
After my appointment Greg and I explored some more. I was psyched he didn’t go to Harbor Fish Market without me. We picked out some oysters and salmon to have later! I was the only one in heels in the Fish Market.
Greg also made us delicious salmon, rice pilaf and broccoli. I also had a few more bites of donuts because they were calling to me.
My appointments in Boston fell through tomorrow because of the storm so I am enjoying a snow day with my sister. And hopefully a run.