Lunch at Good Health & Pumpkin scone


Sunday before I left NYC, Maggie took me to another of her favorite restaurant: Good Health

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the place is small and very familiar. Perfect for a weekend Brunch 🙂

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Bobby ordered Mexican Wrap filled with quinoa, tofu , beans and veggies

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Maggie ordered veggie egg scramble

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and I had Macro Platter (recommended by Maggie) that came with brown rice, tofu, beans, steam veggies, seaweed and an amazing carrot ginger dressing

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and a side salad

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we were all very happy with our meal 🙂

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the lovely couple!

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Me (sorry for the scars in my face, I hope it goes away soon) and Maggie. I think we enjoy each other’s company a lot 😀

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After lunch, we walked to Central Park. I really like Maggie and Bobby’s company. It’s so relaxing. And I learn from them too. They communicate a lot, even small things. I sometimes get lazy to tell Star about everything I do and think, but I think it’s a great way to communicate and stay close. Need to work on that 😉

Shortly I had to catch the bus way back to DC. It was a short visit but perfect weekend trip to be with a great friend 🙂 We already scheduled our next !!! 😆

On the bus back, I got sad. I missed Star terribly, specially after I got the news the night before about his changing plan. He was supposed to be back to DC on Monday, but there was an urgency about the project he’s working on, so he had to flight to Mexico instead. 😦 When I heard the news I wasn’t too affected because I was with Maggie. But when I got alone and after being with a happy couple, I was sad. But that’s life right? There will be always unexpected things happening. We should learn to look at the bright side always. However, during that 4.5 hours on the bus, I couldn’t see the brightness, all I could feel was missing someone until it hurts.  But don’t worry, I’m ok now. I talked to Star yesterday by phone for almost 2 hours when he was transiting in San Francisco, I plan to visit him in Mexico City, a place I’ve never been. 🙂 Changing plan = spontaneous trip! 😆

Sunday morning I woke up and feel like scone for breakfast. I guess it was the inertia after that. So I made Pumpkin Scones

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup WW flour
  • 0.5 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cinnamon & pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup roasted squash or pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp baking stevia
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk

Method: Mix squash/pumpkin with egg and almond milk

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mix butter with dry ingredients

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combine them and bake for 15 min at 425F

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I opened a new tin of tea: Kusmi‘s sweet love

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the scone came out dense, buttered and slightly sweet. I love it! 😆

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I ate without reading anything just missing someone 🙂

Q1: What’s your favorite scone?

Q2: What was the last meal you had at restaurant and recreated at home?

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Lunch at Good Health & Pumpkin scone

  1. thedelicateplace

    aww sorry star had to leave 😦 but yes what an opportunity to take a trip to a different place! i’ve been to mexico 2x but never mexico city. it was quite hot!
    1. i don’t really like scones! they were always too dry/bready for my taste
    2. i’ve honestly never recreated a menu item at home because i didn’t want to ‘mess it up’ and have it taste mediocre. that way, it makes my dining out more special!

  2. I’m sorry you got lonely! I had a great time hanging out. I hope you enjoy the Mexico trip 🙂 I have been to Mexico once and we rode horses on the beach.

  3. Both the tea and the scones sound delicious and comforting for when you’re feeling a bit blue…

  4. Oh I really miss NYC! It sounds like you had a fantastic meal out with your friends.

  5. Good Health sounds like a great place to eat! And your pumpkin scone looks like it was a perfect pairing w/ hot tea. 🙂

  6. I like that veggie egg scramble! looks like Danbing…

    you are flying to Mexico city?! whoa. have fun and take lots of pictures!

  7. The macro meal, with the ginger dressing, sounds so good! And looks very tasty too (even with the tofu, strange….).

    Love the scone recipe. It’s wheat free! I use that same brown rice flour all the time. It’s perfect for wheat-free and gluten-free baking.

    Glad to hear you get to try out a new city for a while. I’ve never been to Mexico City so I’m excited to hear all about it!

  8. Kath (Eating for Living)

    Oh, it looks like you had a lovely time with Maggie! And you even tried her favorite macrobiotic plate! 😀

    I hope you’re not too lonely now!

    Your scones look great, but I must admit I’ve never had any kind of scones!

    The last meal I had in a restaurant was a huge (it was gigantic!) salad with mixed veggies and grilles chicken, served with an amazing dressing that had orange juice and mustard in it. So good! I want to recreate that at home, but I haven’t so far. (Too busy with moving atm, and also my parents are here for a visit and to help me.)

    The last (and only) restaurant meal I recreated at home was sushi. I’ve made a lot of sushu since then! And I also made sashimi after I had eaten it at a restaurant.

  9. Sorry to hear that Star had to be rerouted, but like you said you now get a fun trip out of it! The scones sound so good, Coco! If it wasn’t getting late I’d bake some. Maybe tomorrow night…

  10. Beautiful scones! I like any kind that has cranberries in it:)

  11. I must try that recipe! Perfect for a fall brunch!

  12. I’m so glad you had such an amazing time in NYC! And that’s pretty amazing that you’ll get to visit Star in Mexico City…sounds like so much fun! The scones look fantastic Coco!

  13. What do you think about NuStevia? I get it from my health food store also but I have a hard time believing it’s really “natural”…I know they say it is. What do you think?!

  14. i think my favorite scone is a wildberry or mixed berry scone. ahhh i just remembered tho that my mom makes wonderful currant scones that are absolutely to-die-for. always extra yummy with butter and jam mmMMMmmm. but then again, i have yet to try a scone i didnt like 😉

    hmm last restaurant meal i re-created would be a warm squash, spinach, and chicken salad that i get from Lady Marmalade 😀

    xoxo ❤

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