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Pulling a Monica and the best salmon I’ve ever had

2 weekends ago (Valentine’s Day weekend), I went to dinner at Forbes Mills Steakhouse with Kyle’s family. His parents invited me to celebrate Kyle’s brother, who just got his real estate license!!! (Travis is obviously on the far right)

me kyle travis forbes mills

Can’t celebrate without a little vino! Kyle’s parents brought 2 really nice bottle of wine.


I’m always a little nervous about going to steakhouses, as I don’t like or eat red meat. Normally I can eat a pasta dish, but hello, gluten-free for 30 days right now.

That morning I ran a little under 7 miles and then met up with Kyle for Jamba Juice (I had a gift card and BOGO #winning).

jamba juice

Well, I sort of forgot to eat lunch after that, so a salad for dinner wasn’t going to cut it. Ha. Luckily, they had some amazing seafood dishes on the menu.

I chose to get the salmon coated in whole grain mustard, with Parmesan roasted potatoes, and sauteed baby bok choy.

forbes mills salmon

Hello heaven. Best salmon I’ve ever had.

I wish I would have pulled a Monica and taken a little bit home just so I could figure out all the ingredients.

friends meme

But I was a piggy and ate the whole plate.

What’s a dish you’ve wanted to “Monica?”


27 thoughts on “Pulling a Monica and the best salmon I’ve ever had

  1. I had these gnocchi in Las Vegas that tasted exactly like my favorite cookies. I realize that sounds bizarre but Joe tasted them and said the exact same thing, and somehow it still tasted amazing as pasta. I wish I could dissect it and figure out how he did it because pasta and dessert are my 2 favorite things.

  2. And the stone ground mustard wins again haha! Yummmm city!
    I don’t get left overs, I mean if food is in front of you that means it MUST be eaten that very moment ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Best meal ever!!! I make salmon on top of garlicky bok choy all the time. But mustard glazed salmon, Ima have to step it up cause those would be some good flavors to mix. You did good. I know how hard it is to stick to a specific diet when you’re out and can’t pick the restaurant. I was in LA this weekend and everywhere had soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, etc options. You could literally be on any diet there and still eat like a king. Everyone else needs to catch up!

    1. Mmmm I’m down for anything garlicky. Those Los Angelians (is that a thing or did I just sound really stupid?) are so ahead with the food. They have to cater to all the celebrities on their weird diets ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve heard that you can order a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, steak sandwich and the waiters won’t even flinch. K so I exaggerate, but I’ve also heard you can eat like a king on any diet there! Jealous.

    1. I know…it bums me out that it’s so complicated to buy fish now. I just want to be able to say, “Gimme a piece of salmon yo!” And pay. And be done. I don’t want to refer to the massive flow chart that requires a Ph.D. to read. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. This looks so good! Haha I’m such a creep, I read the first sentence and was like wait, she’s a vegetarian, what can you eat at a steakhouse? Thank god for good seafood!

    1. Lol!! I’m actually not a vegetarian ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a fake vegetarian (fakatarian?) in that I don’t eat a whole lot of meat cause I’ve never been a huge fan. I’ll eat chicken breast and turkey breast and fish but that’s about it. But yes, steakhouses are so hard for me lol.

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