I have so much swimming in my head I’d love to share but it’s getting late and I REALLY want to be well rested for tomorrow. Just in case you missed the million times I mentioned it, I’m going on the “Today” show tomorrow morning to talk about this recipe.
“Today” is starting a new segment about healthy recipes. I and two other women who have healthy burger recipes are the first to appear. We present our food to Al and Willie and then they will then pick a winner.
I have no hopes of actually winning, I’m just ecstatic to be on the show! I feel like it’s such a great opportunity to promote GreenLiteBites. I mean when’s the next time I’m going to be on national television LIVE?!?
Anyway, I traveled with Mom by train to NYC this morning so I thought it would be fun to share a few scenes from our day.
First, have I told you how much I love New York?
It feels like home even though I’ve never lived here.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I used to live in Brooklyn when I was super young and I spent summers with my dad on Long Island, but never Manhattan. I just visited a lot.
After we checked into the hotel. we strolled around the city, people watching and sightseeing.
We decided on Bill’s Bar & Burger for lunch and it was AMAZING! So amazing I totally forgot to snap a photo until I was done.
After lunch we relaxed a bit before heading to my rehearsal.
Let me just say, so far, everyone I met and interacted with that works for the “Today” show has been an absolute joy. Just really friendly and down to earth.
After the rehearsal we hit a walk-in nail place and I FINALLY got my toes done.
With soft feet and painted toes we hit the streets and walked and walked and walked. Both Mom and I could seriously stroll around Manhattan all day. We don’t need an agenda.
After about an hour we decided on a Brazilian restaurant for dinner called Ipanema.
It was AMAZING!
I got a dish called Vatapá, shrimp and monkfish in a coconut and peanut paste.
And Mom ordered camarão no coco, a shrimp dish with coconut milk.
We decided to finish off the meal by sharing a slice of raspberry cheesecake.
We strolled back with our full bellies and are now relaxing in the hotel looking for something on the TV.
I’m planning on waking up a little early to run in Central Park before I head over to the studio. I think it will help me manage the stress a little bit. I’ve been feeling pretty self-conscious lately and this whole experience is shoving me out of my comfort zone yet again. I’m even wearing a sleeveless shirt. You guys know how I feel about my arms, right? Yeah, I’m facing that head on.
Ok, I need to wrap this up. It’s sleepy time.
“See” you tomorrow!
Oh! Which reminds me, my segment is scheduled for the 9:30 half hour and we’ll be teasing it about 9:20.
Wish me luck!