As well received as my Healthy Living Summit Cocktail Party recap was, I decided to hold off on a recap of day two until I have time to fully devote myself to a complete writeup of the Saturday sessions. However, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on everything. And who doesn’t like food posts?
Before my trip, I wanted to enjoy a tasty little treat, so I whipped up my traditional pre-flight beer and snack!!
I also did my best to eat the rest of the spinach before I left.
At the home of Ali, we whipped out all the stops (aka the baked goods):
- Chocolate Crack S’mores Style
- Berger Cookies from Ali
- Some cupcakes
- Krissie’s tiny donuts!
Let’s just say that it was a bit of a smorgasbord.
- Wawa Shorti with Roast beef, cheddar cheese, light on the mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, salt, pepper, oregano. I always get this when I go to Wawa. It is like a second nature, entering it on the touchpad.
- Wawa Diet Raspberry Iced Tea
Can someone PLEASE explain to me why there is no raspberry iced tea, diet or otherwise, to be found in North Carolina? I can’t even get the Snapple kind…. If you know where to get some, PLEAES email, call, text, or tweet me. ASAP. This is not a joking kind of request. This is so heartfelt I feel it deep in my heart.
The highlights of the cocktail party food were already shown, minus one: Philly Cheesesteak Empanadas. I didn’t take pictures of these, because I was shoving them down my gullet. Imagine a philly cheesesteak. then fry it.
You get the idea.
Breakfast in the morning was sponsored by Attune Foods, and featured mostly a wide array of their cereals, fresh fruit, hardboiled eggs, and yogurt.
I could’ve eaten the lunch for days.
GIANT ups to Great Harvest bread. Which filled my belly totally and heartily. The mozzarella was so creamy, and the onions in the cous cous…. ooh, girl.
Snacktime was not really my favorite, but I partook because who don’t want no free foods?
To be honest, though, there was a much more important meal waiting for me at home, after the summit. Something I’d been seeking out since I arrived in Philly. The holy grail of Philly cuisine.
I went a little off the beaten path with the Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak and was rewarded handsomely with spicy, cheese, chickeny goodness. Something about the rolls up North, they just know how to do it right. And, even though it wasn’t in empanada format, it was at least as (if not much, much more) delicious.
What’d you eat this weekend that was delicious?
Do you have any favorite foods/drinks from growing up that you can’t get now wherever you live (due to a move or [gasp!!] someone stopped producing them?)
8 thoughts on “Healthy Living Summit Weekend: The Eats”
Siiigh I love catching up on your blog!
The eats at HLS looked pretty good (esp the cinnamon raisin nut butter!)… a lot of folks seemed to go to that reading terminal place for other meals, I’m glad you were able to eat true Philly food – cheesesteak and Wawa (still trying to figure out what that is, I’m guessing a mix between Sonic and Quiznos??)
Favorite eats this weekend: grilled pizzas!! and then Kyle suckered me into fro yo HAHA yeah right, he just asks me to be nice so that I don’t have to ask him every.single.time dinner’s over.
Fave food I can’t get anymore: TOASTED RAVIOLIS FROM SORRENTOS!!!!!! My family would go to Sorrentos, a tiny Italian place near the grocery store, about once a week and everytime I ordered the toasted raviolis. Then Sorrentos closed. And I cried….. nobody makes toasted ravs as good as Sorrentos. Actually, I just bought raviolis to bread + bake to replicate them, and I came home and my mom had eaten all of them! Erg.
I could eat at RTM probably every day for a month without even breaking the surface of what I’d wanna eat. So many tasty treats. So little time.
I can’t wait until I get suckered into FroYo again. I’m hoping sooner rather than later. Just once before Ryan leaves!!
I’ve been eating lots of lame dorm snacks this past weekend… but I guess my favorite has been homemade zucchini salsa and pretzels! The salsa has zucchini, yellow squash, corn, black beans, onion, tomatoes, and mango…. = awesome.
Oh and the second question…. I can’t find the big containers of greek yogurt ANYWHERE at the grocery stores by campus. I’m kind of dying
AH did you make that salsa?! That sounds too tasty. And, true story, I love pretzels. The beau isn’t a fan, but I nom the heck out of them whenever I go home. Like I will this weekend. Nibble, nibble, crunch.
I just googled how far away a WaWa is from me. Not too far. Might head there for lunch before I leave! Haven’t had it in years and it is so good if I recall!
Hi Doll. Awesome post — wish I could eat that healthy/Wawa every day! Also: the Amorosa rolls are why Philly cheesesteaks are just SO good! See: http://amorosobaking.com/
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!!!! LOVE YOU
All that matters is you have Wawa ❤ Love of my life. Haha!