Sometimes I really feel like a broken record.

Mondays = Ugh, it’s already Monday?

Wednesdays = Is it Friday yet?

Fridays = Woo- Hoo about time!

And then repeat.

But such is life right?

At least on those days I have things to look forward to in regards to the blog world.

Mondays = Marvelous In My Monday with the beautiful Katie.

Wednesdays = What I Ate Wednesday with the lovely lady Jenn.

Fridays = #strangebutgood eats with the fabulous Laura.

So really. Not so bad.

So with that being said, and it being Monday.
Let’s get marvelous.

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And what’s more marvelous than a Valentine’s Day re-cap.

love = pretty dang marvelous.

Matt and I originally had plans to go to the same restaurant we had gone to the past two years. But something in me just wanted to try something new. I actually nonchalantly threw out the suggestion of a new restaurant Matt and I had been wanting to try as an option and Matt took it upon himself to make reservations for us (big deal for this kid – he typically doesn’t plan ahead) So I was super excited knowing I didn’t have to handle the plans and it was all taken care of.

Friday ended up being a crazy day at work for me, so needless to say when I finally got home I was so ready for a relaxing date night.

The day however was made a bit brighter by a lovely delivery of these to the clinic…

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He does love me!

Something else that got me threw my crazy work day?

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Cake.

My co-worker makes probably the best banana bread cake I have ever had. And the addition of Valentine’s chocolate chips? Let’s just say I ate my emotions away with banana cake. And I was pretty ok with that.

When I got home, I made a quick change of clothes as we didn’t have much time before our reservation.

There however was time for a mini photo shoot.

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If you can’t be silly with the one you love, who can you be silly with?

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The restaurant we decided to try was Nourish.

All their dishes are gluten free, soy free and dairy free and they also offer many vegan, vegetarian and raw dishes.

All of their meat is locally sourced, natural grass fed products. I love the concept of such fresh food.

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The ambiance of the restaurant was great. Very feng-shui if you will. They surprisingly weren’t that busy yet, but that was so nice, Matt and I were able to have a quiet intimate dining experience.

To start we both of course got a drink and ordered the Duck Springrolls.

I had looked up the menu online before hand and knew this was one item I really wanted to try.

I had never had duck before, so I was excited to try these.

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It was served with an apricot dipping sauce that was amazing. The rolls were very fresh, but I will admit I didn’t taste the duck all that much due to there being so many veggies, but overall they were a nice fresh start to the meal.

For our main course I had a really had time deciding. Everything looked so good and were items that I had never tried before so I wish I could have tried multiple things! It was a hard choice!

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I ended up deciding on the Raw Veggie Burger with a side of a Raw Vegetable Salad.

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The burger was a lot dryer than I anticipated, but since there was no meat or beans in it, that was to be expected. It was still very tasty. I will say the home made pesto it was served with. Ah-mazing. I seriously used my finger to get every last bit of it.

Matt ordered the Teriyaki Wild Rice Bowl and chose the roasted duck as his protein.

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Talk about food envy.

His meal trumped mine x1000. The duck was cooked and seasoned to perfection and the teriyaki sauce was amazing.

If when we go back, I will more than likely choose this dish.

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Overall, our experience at Nourish was a great one and it made for a very nice Valentine’s Day.  It is definitely a place I want to frequent more often and I am so glad we decided to switch up our plans and try somewhere new.

Oh and in case you were wondering. Dessert happened in the form of fro-yo.

I mean. It was in walking distance from the restaurant. We took a nice romantic walk under the full moon, ate our classy frozen yogurt and ended our wonderful date night.

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So that was my marvelous Valentine’s Day and I hope you all had a wonderful day as well.

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Did you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?