Hope you’re enjoying the week! It’s been an adventurous week here in Europe. When the rest of my co-workers arrived last Sunday, they joked about my hotel debacle. Somehow all the weird stuff always happens to me. This was exactly why I didn’t want to travel to Germany. I’ve had enough weird stuff for a year. I arrived a day earlier than most of the group and had the luxury of spending an extra day checking out the city on my own. I did a bit of shopping. I only bought one or two things, but let me tell ya. Shopping damage could easily be done in this city. So many shops and they’re very reasonable prices too. On Sunday when the rest of the gang arrived, we enjoyed the pretty day (mid 60’s here) wandering around, admiring the sites and stopping at the Hofrauhaus for many hours.
Munich is a gorgeous city. I love all the walking and biking everywhere. I even found a walking trail near the river a few blocks from our hotel. Last weekend I didn’t worry about working out. With all the walking I was doing, I was getting in all the exercise I need. That’s something I wish we had the luxury to do more of in the U.S. I also wish I had a few more days to be a tourist in this beautiful city, but as usual work duty calls and no time to get out and play. So today I want to give you a glimpse into my eats last weekend in Munich.
Breakfast. Plain yogurt with oats & fruit, strawberries, mix of veggies that included red peppers, cucumber, carrots, jicama with a slice of delicious sunflower seed bread topped with jam. This seed bread. I must figure out how to make it. It was amazing!
The hotel breakfast has quite the spread every morning comprised of veggies, meats, cheeses, yogurt with tons of toppings to choose from, fruit cocktail, boiled eggs and all the bread and jam you could image. In true European style, half the offering is bread. I’m making it my mission to try a different one each day. I was disappointed in the coffee and lack of eggs. I need my eggs in the morning and the coffee was really weak. I must admit cafe is one thing I look forward to in Europe. After trying the coffee, I ended up ordering a cappuccino which was more equivalent to a medium roast in America. But still didn’t meet my expectations.
Lunch. A small side salad at Hofbrauhaus. Salads here apparently are greens and tomatoes only here. I’ve yet to see another vegetable on them. Vegetables in general seem to be sparse here. At least I got some greens in me.
Of course you have to have a pretzel when you’re at Hofbrauhaus. It was the size of my head! We walked for hours & I walked forever Saturday and had no dinner. I desperately needed pretzel carbs. When in Rome…or should I say Germany you must have one.
And lots of beer too. I skipped the beer. Too much jet lag. I would’ve been sleeping on the street so my co-workers made up for me.
Dinner. I found a cute place down the street from the hotel and all 9 of us went there. I ordered the chickpea vegetable plate.It had an assortment of cauliflower, broccoli, celery, bell peppers, onions and chickpeas. It was topped with greek yogurt and paprika. It was so delicious! I was really grateful for finding something I could actually eat. All the places I’ve been to so far only offer steak, pork and potatoes. I’ve never seen fish or chicken on a menu. I don’t eat pork or beef because they’re gross. I absolutely hate them both. I can already tell I’m not going to find much to eat while I’m here. I was worried about that. Worse case, I’ll go back to this place every single night while I’m here. I have to recreate this recipe when I get home. It’s so good!
What’s a food you don’t like? Ever travel somewhere & only find the food you dislike?
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Lots of Health, Food & Love,