Yesterday I promised a post devoted to the food at this year’s Blend Retreat, and what better day to deliver on that promise than Wednesday?
After all, Jenn is the hottest hostess in this blogging town, and I am desperately hoping Blend 2014 ends up in North Carolina so she can find a babysitter for Chickpea and I can meet her.
Until then, I’ll join her virtual party and let y’all in on (Some of) What I Ate
Wednesday at Blend.
…and that I should definitely
slather eat peanut sauce on everythingmore often.
I also apparently have not learned the lesson about controlling myself at the buffet table.
–were so satisfying, however, that I hardly wanted more than a bite of Chobani-based panne cotta.
No worries, however, because Chobani was an official sponsor, so it wasn’t like I couldn’t find more to consume.
Although I couldn’t resist a little blood orange tasting, I mostly stuck to the Silk almond milk for attempting to sample every flavor of breakfast sponsor, Muesli Fusion.
The An-Ox blend—featuring shockingly soft goji berries, blueberries, and cacao nibs–was so darn tasty I asked for the remains of one of the buffet bags. (And proceeded to polish most of it off later that afternoon and post-flight home on Sunday.)
I split the chopped salad with Amanda…
…and then had the Ortaggio Verde pizza all to myself.*
I substituted goat cheese to help out my dairy-wary stomach, and made sure they put tomato sauce on it. [Pizza without tomato sauce is focaccia.]
But when I arrived back at the hotel to find Mama B making Utah sconesin her suite on my floor…well, I had to at least go TRY one.
Peanut butter, jelly, and yes, ‘real’ butter were the toppings of choice.
At breakfast the next morning, Chobani had truly outdone themselves.
Of course, then I gave up on my quest not to consume dairy before getting on the plane--traveling with stomach ‘ish’ would have been no fun at all--and had to sample two of the Flips, since one is Key Lime, and one features cornflakes.*
Of course, what I ate while traveling is a whole different post
that I may or may not ever write for another day.