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First trip away and La Costa Spa

This weekend was our first trip away from the kids since before Noah was born over 15 month ago. We only went away for one night pretty close to home, at La Costa spa in Carlsbad. We’ve been there once before a couple of years ago with Bella and we had a great time but really did not get you enjoy their restaurant Blue Fire Grill and Bistro which is known for it’s farm to table feasts. Off course this was something we wanted to check out. 


 I was happy to see they had two vegan dishes and some vegetarian dishes on their menu and off course a lot of it is organic. I started out with a vegan creamy roasted tomato soup and for main course I tried their Ayurveda dish that was quinoa with mushrooms, turnips and green drizzled with amazing vinaigrette dressing. The soup was amazing. It was perfectly sweet, rich in flavors with a slight tang to it. I could have eaten that as my main meal along with the papardam that they served along with the bread. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the soupL
The main dish I was a little disappointed with. The quinoa and mushrooms along with the green was in harmony however, the turnips were undercooked and so bitter that even I who loves bitter vegetables could not eat them.  We also started out with a very good service but by the end of our evening we sat around and waited a lot which was quit annoying when all we wanted to do was finish up, pay and leave. 

View from our room
It looked beautiful and I wanted to like it.
Hiking to work up an appetite before our dinner. 


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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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