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Trying Somthing New - Eating Indian In

Sunday Eating In
After the architectural tour, we went back to the hotel and showered (again). Neither of us had any desire to go back out. I was even ready to forgo dinner just to stay in. Thankfully, we didn't have to do that. Jason saw an add for Grub Hub that lists places that deliver. I did a quick scroll through and an Indian Restaurant (supposedly) popular for vegetarian dishes jumped out.

I never think about ordering Indian to be honest, but went with it. The place was called Reza's. They had a Vegetarian Combo where you could pick 5 items from a list. This was cool because we could try a few different things (we chose: Tabbouli vegetarian shami, Persian salad, Kashkeh Bodemjan, Eggplant steak, String beans). They also had another dish called Vegetarian Feast (Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Almond, Raisins, Cranberry and Feta cheese on bed of couscous).

Sorry for the crummy pictures - hard to make the food look good in aluminum LOL.
 
 

I think the string beans and the eggplant were the most flavorful of the items we tried. I wasn't keen on the kashkeh bodemjan (too much mint) or the Persian salad (cucumbers so I can't remember why I wanted to order it).

The Vegetarian Feast was good, but a little bland. But maybe that was how it was supposed to be? I couldn't taste the cranberries at all and never saw an almond. But, at least we didn't have to leave the room AND we tried something new.


Monday
Today I really had to tear myself out of the bed. There was no way I was going to get up any earlier than necessary to workout. I had some oatmeal then headed next door to the class. I feel totally unfocused and out of sorts today. I haven't been sleeping as well as I thought I was. Of course, I've been doing an ass-load of walking and am so incredibly off any normal eating schedule. So out of sorts makes sense.

I am really starting to get homesick at this point as well. I am desperate for a home cooked dinner, my own bed, my own  freaking toilet paper that isn't 1-ply. And to pet the pupsters right now would make my day. Thankfully Jason is with me or I might skip class and hop on the next plane home.

Hopefully it's just the Monday blahs even if I'm not going to work exactly. I will say that I enjoyed a fantastic vegan dinner at the Chicago Diner and we went to a Cubs game after.

It's getting late, and downloading pictures is painfully slow, so I'll do a recap of the dinner and game tomorrow. My tummy is still full!

Daily To-Enjoy List
  • Vegan dinner
  • Cubs game (first MLB game actually)

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