Hi, Thai

I love the weekend.

So does Bell, who is definitely back to 100% after her night of sickies. She’ll shake her tail off at everyone, beg for chicken, snuggle… and give you the stink eye when you leave to go to dinner.


The Pilot had to work a little later last night to catch up on paperwork, so I hung out at the madre’s and played Dance Central and Fruit Ninja on the Xbox Kinect with my bros

dance game

snacked on a little almond butter


and then the Pilot and I went out for Thai.


We tried out a new-to-us place: Bangkok Cafe.

The interior was really cute, and it was packed- a good indication of how the food will be.

The thing about being from Tucson (and the Pilot lived here when we first started dating and he was in training for the jet), is that we tend to go to all of the places we already know are good and don’t try anything new. We’ve been trying to branch out a little bit more and were so glad we did last night- we found our Thai place 🙂

Shrimp fresh rolls to share:


Red curry with pineapple and shrimp for me:


+ brown rice:

brown rice

Anywhere that offers brown rice is a friend of mine.

The food was fantastic and surprisingly spicy- I asked for 4 out of 5 and it made my ears burn, just the way I like it.

This morning we’re taking it easy around the casa.

Hope you’re having a happy weekend and I’ll see ya later today!


Inspiration boards: More of the beautiful inspiration boards I’ve received- I love looking at them! Haven’t made yours yet? It would be a perfect little weekend arts and crafts project <3

Inspiration Board (1) Wendy board4 Sonia

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  1. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on January 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I have a Bangkok cafe near me too!! Probably not the same but they have bangin thai food as well! LOVE.

  2. Rachel on January 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

    So glad Bella is feeling better! Having a sick pup is never any fun.
    I made your protein pancakes this morning for breakfast btw, and they were delicious! I made them vegan and added banana – SO good!

  3. Tasha @ Dine & Dash on January 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

    curry! I want to lick the screen.

  4. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries on January 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    mmm i know i’ve commented on this before, but i LOVE thai! it always makes me in a good mood. 😉 i’m glad you found a new place that you both love!

    i just bought some Barney’s Almond Butter yesterday for the first time and it sure is yummy. i love how big the chunks of almonds are in the crunchy version! yum. they need to put it in bigger jars though!

  5. Silvia @ skinny jeans food on January 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    The inspiration boards are great but I once saw in a store how s/o made ‘inspiration notebooks’. Even more fun because you can use them as journals for the year and something nice to look back on…


  6. Amy on January 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Gina, your evening looked lovely, mmm, Thai food. I am meeting a pal for lunch today at an Asian place, cannot wait, they have hibiscus lemonade that rocks…………..I usually stick to water w/ lemon, but…….it’s worth it, then I get two meals out of what I order…………….woot! We call the fresh rolls Spring rolls in MN, ha, I like both!
    So glad Bella is better…………………………..

    Have a great wknd, hope your baby arrives soon too!

  7. Ali @ Peaches and Football on January 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Would you believe I’ve never tried curry before? Not even sure what it tastes like. There is a Thai place in town that looks interesting, but neither the bf nor I are very adventurous and neither of us eats fish/seafood. Maybe someday we’ll try one if we can find a menu online first to make sure they have some things we’d like to try!

  8. Dani @ RunFitMama on January 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Did your midwife say anything about having a glass of wine? Mine did at my 41 week appointment (they wouldn’t induce me until 42 weeks- ugh)- she told me to go home, put my feet up and have a glass. I enjoyed a glass of Malbec that night and it was amazing! I’m obviously not advocating drinking while pregnant, but while under the care of medical professionals, I believe it was completely safe. I was so relaxed and my water broke the next morning.

    Thinking of you and good luck!

  9. Jess on January 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’m determined to get an inspiration board made this weekend!

  10. She Rocks Fitness on January 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I’m totally going to pass this post along to my girlfriend, because she was just talking about inspirational boards. She’s dedicating this year to “herself”, which I am so supportive of! Her first goal of the year is to start doing on-line training with me…Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  11. Food for Todd on January 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love Bangkok Cafe!! Their tofu and vegetable dish is also really tasty!! Loved reading your family post yesterday – go, baby, go!!! So happy that you get to meet her so soon!

  12. Kelly @ Vegolosophy on January 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love thai food, especially red curry! My hubby and I are the same, once we find a good spot to eat we hardly branch out. We have a thai spot in NYC called Lantern and we go at least 1 a week! At this point we feel a little embarrassed because they know us 🙂 But hey, amazing food, great prices( 20 percent off before 6) and a skinny mojioto..ya cant beat that in the city! We need to make more effort to branch out tho lol

  13. RachelG on January 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    When we found “our” Thai place right after we moved, I truly felt at home. lol. It’s such a relief! 🙂

  14. Krystina (Organically Me) on January 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I want Thai food SO bad! I’m thinking of trying to convince my boyfriend to go out for it tonight at my favorite place, but he’s not the biggest fan of Thai (he’ll eat it, but he’s not jazzed about it like I am). It doesn’t hurt to ask, right? 😀

  15. Emily on January 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    We had Thai takeout on Wednesday night. Yum. Glad you enjoyed a new place. Teek (my bichon poodle mix) definitely gives J and I the stink eye anytime we leave, even if we’re just walking to the corner for Starbucks. Usually we take her for that run though!

  16. Brittany on January 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    “Anywhere that offers brown rice is a friend of mine.” … my thoughts exactly.

    When is that baby coming!!?!!?!? I can’t wait any longer. 🙂

  17. Stephanie @ afitbliss.com on January 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    That red curry with shrimp and pineapple looks amazing! I try new places, but always get the same food. Thai is alwayyysss tom yam soup and pad thai for me 🙂 Your picture of the red curry is making me want to branch out and try that next time!

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on January 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Glad you two ventured out to a new place and that you’re loving your Thai food. I love that your first Thai experience was in San Diego (my beloved town) and that you’ve been into it ever since!

    Those spring rolls look awesome and I was thinking about you all yesterday wondering if you had gone into labor…guess not.

  19. Karen on January 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I ate alot of spicy food when I was pregnant too & people said my baby would have alot of hair when he was born & YUUUUP they were so right!!

    I’m curious to see your baby girls hair 😛

  20. Ali on January 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Yay for finding your place!

  21. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I’m the same way – I have so much trouble making myself try new restaurants instead of just going to my tried-and-true favourites. 😛 But always tell myself that I’ll never discover new favourites if I don’t try new places!

  22. Sierra on January 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Yum…Thai is my favorite, especially when they are legit and make REAL spicy food. Induces labor…

    My inspiration board is a staple in my dressing room. I focus on different aspects throughout my life, but it always keeps my on track and motivated. I love that you also believe it it’s purpose and intention in life.

    Good luck and looking forward to seeing the first photos of the new addition!

  23. ash on January 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Love the board examples I’ve been lagging on mine for awhile now—- delicious looking food!!!!

  24. Steffany on January 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    That Thai place looks awesome AND delicious ! My parents & sister tried a new Thai place yesterday too. BF & I were working though so couldn’t go. ): On my list now though !

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