Posted by Nicole

Happy WIAW! Check out Jenn’s blog for more submissions of meals, eats, recipes, snacks, etc — or click the picture below.

WIAWbutton WIAW 11/14: Daisy Mint, Pasadena
 After running the Malibu Half Marathon, Lauren and I quickly rushed back to USC so I could clean up and dance/cheer at the USC vs. Gonzaga women’s basketball game.

Luckily, I made it in time and the performances went smoothly!

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The game was over at 4 PM and I was desperate for a celebratory post-race meal. Lauren picked out a few options for dinner, some in Downtown LA and some in Pasadena, and we eventually decided to drive to Pasadena.

Before we left, we changed into “going out” outfits… I didn’t think that my sparkly red USC dance top would be appropriate.

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Driving down Colorado Blvd, I told Lauren I was craving Asian food. Something about Thai, Chinese, Burmese, etc. foods always remind me of family dinners. It seems like 90% of the time we dine out, we eat Asian cuisine. Considering I’ve been eating eggs, oatmeal, and granola bars for what feels like a year, I was excited about eating something new! We decided to stop at this place on a whim…

Daisy Mint – WebsiteYelp

1218 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91106

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We were seated immediately and ordered some organic chai tea.

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We each started with an appetizer.

IMG 8282 WIAW 11/14: Daisy Mint, Pasadena Lauren – Roti & Curry (Indian pancake served with yellow curry sauce)

  • roti was good, but it was too greasy – Lauren had to use a napkin to soak up the extra grease
  • she described the yellow curry with chicken as “perfect”

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Nicole - Tofu Soup (soft tofu and spinach in vegetable broth)

  • the tofu was surprisingly soft, there was a lot of spinach, and the broth was tasty
  • a little too salty, but that was expected

And then it was time for the main dishes.

IMG 8286 WIAW 11/14: Daisy Mint, Pasadena Lauren - Spicy Catfish Salad (fried catfish with shallots, green apple, cashew nut, and cilantro with spicy lime dressing)

  • way too salty, broth overpowered the entire dish
  • cashews were her favorite part; they were very generous with them
  • grilled catfish would have been better than fried
  • green apple slaw was too tart – heavy on the lime dressing?

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Nicole - Green Jungle Curry (eggplant, green beans, bell pepper, basil, with tofu and brown rice)

  • perfectly spicy
  • loaded with veggies and the same soft tofu as the soup
  • Lauren got my bell peppers because I don’t like them :)

It was such a delicious meal and was definitely worth the 13 miles of running that morning ;) We finished the night with a trip to see our grandparents in Glendora and then Lauren packed up her bags to head back to San Jose.

That’s the dining out portion of WIAW, and here is a collection of Tuesday’s eats:

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  • breakfast: oat bran with a banana and strawberries ‘n banana yogurt
  • snack: yogurt and mini larabar (post-race freebie)

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  • lunch: carrots with ranch, banana, 1 egg and 1 cup egg whites with cauliflower and marinara
  • dinner: greek yogurt and fiber cereal
  • nighttime snack: grapes and vanilla maple arctic zero ice cream!
I’m out of food and need to get groceries stat!

Hope your week is going well!

- Nicole

 

3 Responses to WIAW 11/14: Daisy Mint, Pasadena

  1. Omigosh I can’t believe you went from running a half marathon straight to cheering at a game! That’s seriously impressive! I think I would have collapsed! And that restaurant looks like a good one! I don’t know Pasadena too well except for my fave fro you place 21 choices… but I think you have one near you at USC now too? It’s the best!
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  2. Congratulations on the half marathon – all your food from that day looks great! I love Larabars, and the mini ones are adorable! :)
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