Hungry Heart

Adventures in healthy living

Greetings From New Jersey!


Jerry and I are spending the weekend in Jersey City, NJ with my sister and brother-in-law. They live in the adorable Paulus Hook neighborhood. They live right by the Hudson, across from downtown Manhattan.
We got here around noon and had burgers for lunch, made with grass-fed Jersey beef.

Brioche buns, so good!
Chipotle sauce
A side of fries and grilled zucchini
So good!
Just oneĀ  lonely burger left…

After lunch Lauren and I headed out for a while and then met Jerry and Brett at the Iron Monkey for a few drinks. They have an awesome patio on the roof. It was hot, but the beer was cold!

Downtown Jersey City

We stopped at a candy store on the way home so Jerry could pick out some treats.

My favorite jelly bean! (I resisted)

For dinner Lauren made Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce from Rick Bayless‘ cookbook Fiesta at Rick’s. She used onion, bell pepper, carrot, turnip, Swiss chard, corn, and zucchini. It had the perfect amount of heat.

Roasted tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeno
Spicy and delicious

With dinner we had watermelon margaritas and Jerry had a watermelon mojito. Brett even pureed the watermelon! So refreshing on a warm evening.



Tomorrow we are getting up bright and early to head to Central Park. Lauren, Jerry, and Brett are going for a run, and I am going to wander through the park with my camera.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

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