What I Ate Wednesday #18 and Sorrel Urban Bistro Review

Good afternoon! I hope your Wednesday is flying by! I’ve been busy with grad school orientation and everything that comes with getting ready for school. Classes start Monday! I’m currently blogging from my Mom’s laptop because mine is in the critical care unit “drying”. Please pray that it survives because I really need it for classes (and blogging of course!).

Since it’s Wednesday, I wanted to share some of my latest eats! This week, I’m not going to do the typical breakfast, lunch, dinner thing. Instead, I’ll let you know what my summer staple foods were this week and show you the best dinner I had this past week. Thanks again to Jenn for hosting WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it and to find some new blogs to read.

Summer Staples

Of course, overnight oats! After traveling for a week, I was so happy to finally have my overnight oats back. My latest combination has been making my Nutella Overnight Oats with Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter instead of Nutella. Yes, I love Nutella, but it really does have a lot of sugar and Justin’s version is much healthier. If you add just a little honey, it’s almost as good! (I add banana or raspberries after I stir it all up!)

Smoothies are always a summer staple for me. Lately I’ve been making strawberry banana oat smoothies by adding a few strawberries, a frozen banana, a few ice cubes, vanilla greek yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, chia seeds and a handful of oats to a blender. The oats help add some substance and keep me full longer, especially if I’m having a smoothie for lunch. And I’m all for adding spinach to my smoothies, but sometimes it’s fun to have smoothies that are other colors of the rainbow!

Sorrel Urban Bistro

Now for the really tasty part of my week! One of the best parts about living in Houston is the abundance of good restaurants! This past weekend, I went to Sorrel Urban Bistro with my parents. Sorrel happens to be a farm to table restaurant, which is clearly a concept that I love. The food was delicious! We ordered off of their three course restaurant week menu.

To start, I had the Local Greens with House Ham, Figs, Local Sharp Cheddar and Fresh Thyme Vinaigrette. I’ve never had a salad with figs in it, so it was an interesting twist. The sweetness of the figs and saltiness of the ham complemented the rest of the salad perfectly.

For my entree, I had the Slow Roasted Organic Chicken Risotto with Golden Raisin, Greek Feta and Crispy Leeks. It was amazing! I loved the addition of the crispy leeks and raisins and the local goat cheese was delicious too. My Dad also ordered this entree and could not stop raving about it. 5 stars!

For dessert, I opted for the Texas Honey Spiked Cream Brule with Blueberries. I’m actually not a huge cream brule fan (I mostly just don’t like the candied part on top), but this was an excellent dessert.

Overall, it was a great meal! The restaurant is a bit out of my price range, but hopefully I’ll be back again – I know my parents will!

And that’s a wrap for What I Ate Wednesday! All of my recipe photos are on my laptop, so I am hoping and praying that it comes back to life so I can post some new recipes soon. Until then, my fingers and toes are crossed!

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6 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday #18 and Sorrel Urban Bistro Review

  1. I didn’t know Justin’s had chocolate hazelnut butter! That sounds amazing I love Justin’s maple almond and vanilla almond! I’m going to have to search for the hazelnut!
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  2. Min says:

    Classes start on Monday for me too! It’s time to buckle up! I havent had overnight oats in a while now! And I must check out that restaurant next time I’m in Houston! I’ve been obsessed with figs lately! Looks so delish!
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  3. Jessie says:

    My goodness… those entrees from Sorrell Urban Bistro look delicious!
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  4. I LOVE Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter! I of course love Nutella more, but rationing it for special occasions makes it doubly delicious. 😉

    One of my favorite salad combinations is figs and goat cheese, so I’m sure I’d love figs and sharp cheddar just as much. Your chicken risotto sounds amazing!

    I’m glad to hear your adjusting to life in Houston. 🙂 Good luck on Monday! (I start next week too!)
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  5. Sorrell bistro looks so good! Nutella overnight oats are a staple for me too! I need to try Justin’s!
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  6. wow your dinner sounds super delicious especially the creme brulee! Nutella overnight oats sound amazing. I am literally right now eating my first batch of overnight oats ever and I am in love! Will have to try out your recipe 🙂
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights
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