Blissed Out

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a lovely day so far 🙂

Thank you for the heads up on the nasty lettuce and I’m so glad ya liked the egg tip. It blew my mind a little 😉

So after a crazyawesome Zumba class –we packed the house- I came home for a quick nap, a snack, and then the Pilot and I got ready to meet Mara and her friend for dinner.

Of course, we had to take them to our favorite place.

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Cafe Poca Cosa!

Here’s last night’s menu –it changes daily based on what’s fresh at the market.

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[it actually changed again by the time we sat down- if they run out of something, they create another meal option]

Everything is served with foodgasmic chips and salsa, fresh tortillas, beans that taste like nana made them, and fluffy rice.

I always get whatever the fish choice is, but last night it was cod and I wasn’t feelin’ it, so I got brave and ordered something I always considered but never got around to trying: the tamale pie.

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It was topped with corn and chilies, and in an almondshell, I wanted to crawl inside and live in it. So creamy, flavorful and great texture- not the least bit grainy. My eyes kind of glazed over, I was so blissed out 😉

Our table of gloriousness:

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And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better… dessert happened 😀

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We ordered the sampler trio, which included molten chocolate flourless cake with berries, lime mint cheesecake and cinnamon chocolate mousse. The molten replaced the mousse as my favorite dessert they offer 🙂

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A great meal with an incredible friend 🙂

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(dress deets are *here*)

After dinner, we all went down to 4th ave to walk around –lots of cute little vintage stores and boutiques, bars and cafes- and ended up going to Maloney’s and Sky Bar, which is entirely solar-powered.

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The only bars I’ve seen lately have been the chocolate variety, so it was fun to hang out 🙂

We’re off to run a couple of errands this morning and then Sunday brunch with the fam- see ya later today!
xoxo

Gina

Today’s workout jam: “Americano” by Lady Gaga. I told the Pilot it makes me feel like I’m driving a Vespa in Italy with big sunglasses and a scarf tied around my neck.

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37 Comments

  1. Christine @ BookishlyB on July 10, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I just added that song to my running playlist- fun! Actually, that whole CD is a good time.

  2. Sara K on July 10, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Nothing better than a sample platter for dessert! Looks great! Love your maxi-dress ps!

  3. Jordan P @ food, sweat, and beers on July 10, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Y’all look only SLIGHTLY more beautiful than that food!!

    Wow, a tamale pie is all that I could want right now.

  4. mi-an on July 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    love lady gaga! this is such a great workout song. and yes i feel the same when i listen to it!

  5. Kris | iheartwellness.com on July 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Love the dress….and that food 😉 You are too cute!

    xxoo

  6. Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama on July 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

    The food looks fantastic!! Love the dress and downloading the song now 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!

  7. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com on July 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Food.. Glorious food!
    So nice Mara could visit you – Bloggy friends rocks! 😀

  8. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 10, 2011 at 11:23 am

    All of that food looks incredible! And I love that you both are in maxi’s — so cute!

  9. lauren alysse on July 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

    the food looks AMAZING. i’m so jealous!

  10. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on July 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I love fun variations of tamales. Looks delicious!

  11. The Healthy Hipster on July 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I’ve never had a real tamale but those look DELICIOUS. Definitely the right choice 🙂

  12. kaila @ healthy helper! on July 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Aww look at you two in your maxi dresses! Too cute!

    I need to go to that restaurant one day! Everything always looks so fresh and colorful and just plain amazing!

  13. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I usually always order the same thing at my favourite restaurants too… but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up and find a new favourite. Dinner looks wonderful! And so do you two ladies. 😉

  14. Kristen on July 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I feel EXACTLY the same way when I listen to that Lady Gaga song =)

  15. Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) on July 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Oh man, that looks so delicious! I’ve always wanted to try tamales, but I’m scared I won’t like them. I need to bite the bullet and go for it!

  16. Krystina (Organically Me) on July 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I need to take a vaca to Tuscon and go to that restaurant. I drool every time you post about it.

  17. Cait @ Urban Fencepost on July 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    That food is all so colorful – looks delicious! And a solar-powered bar? Neat!

  18. Erica @ TheSqueezeBlog on July 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Can you believe that I have been living in Tucson for 13 years now and I have never, not once, been to Cafe Poca Cosa. Insane, right?! Must. Go. ASAP. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      yes you do 🙂 you’ll love it!

  19. Gillian on July 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    mmmmm that food looks AMAZING. nothing like fresh ingredients and a little bit of creativity… thats so cool that they just keep creating new dishes when they run out!

  20. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    That tamale pie looks so good! But not as good as the desserts! It is so cool that that bar is solar powered, did you have a good designated driver night? Is it strange to all of a sudden have to live a bit of a different life due to the preggers thing?

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      it’s strange but not in a bad way. it felt good to not wake up with a hangover today 🙂

  21. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    That tamale pie looks so good! But not as good as the desserts! It is so cool that that bar is solar powered, did you have a good designated driver night? Is it strange to all of a sudden have to live a bit of a different life due to the preggers thing?

  22. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on July 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    That dinner and dessert look friggin epic!

  23. Ellen on July 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    If I ever hit up Tucson, I am hightailing it over to Cafe Poca Cosa. My type of food! Trying out a new tapas place tomorrow night- your post got me salivating with anticipation! (:

  24. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I love these awesome deep photos you’ve been taking lately! Is that an option on your camera or is that Photoshopped?

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      thank you! nope, it’s my camera. i use a canon t1i dslr

  25. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun on July 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Oh wow, the food looks amazing…especially the dessert sampler! I’ve never heard of flourless molten cake!

  26. Meghan @ StruggleMuffins on July 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Holy smokes the table of gloriousness looks, well, glorious. So bright and fresh looking – yummm!

  27. Laura @ Backstage Pass on July 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    “Americano” was on my Fourth of July playlist 😀
    That tamale pie dish looks incredible! You’ve got me craving Mexican food now!

  28. Karen on July 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Hi Fitnessista – I’m a serious regular follower of your blog so I’m sorry to mention this if you had already and I just happened to have skipped it but my daughter pointed out an on demand movie that I watched this morning on juicing called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. There is a website as well as the movie itself. I watched it on Netflix instant watch today and was totally inspired. I’m not nearly as overweight as the people in the movie but it is inspirational from a cleansing juicing perspective. If you haven’t seen it yet, please try to catch it. It is super cool.

  29. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    “molten chocolate flourless cake with berries, lime mint cheesecake and cinnamon chocolate mousse”–
    WOW. That’s my idea of dessert!

    Girl I have been in Mexico City all weekend on photography assignment and tour, and you would LOVE the food here. It’s one thing after the next of just the type of thing I know you’d love. For me, it’s been a little lacking in the chocolate department but I have learned *so much* and seen so much.

    Hope you and Mara have had an ultimate blast!
    🙂

  30. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on July 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I also teach aerobics and there is nothing better than teaching to a packed house full of energy filled students!! I teach a lot of different formats but one of my favorites is step and I always say that when a class has so much energy I feel like i am going to levitate right off my step with excitement!!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      seriously- i was high on life all night last night 🙂
      what made it even more awesome was that all of the hardcore dancers were in the front row, so it was so much easier for everyone to see and follow and they were ROCKING OUT
      you’re right, there really is nothing like it

  31. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 11, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Aaah, fun times with friends and fabulous food…can’t get getter than that for a saturday night! 🙂 You meal sounds off the charts, lol! xyx

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