Paradiso restaurant

I am loving winter holidays right now! It’s so nice to enjoy my time without the stress of exams to worry about. Of course I know they’ll be upon me again by mid February, so I’m soaking up my free time as much as possible right now!

On Monday I had a lunch date with an old friend of mine who is studying abroad in Sweden this semester and wanted to catch up before she left. We decided upon Paradiso restaurant because it offers a separate gluten-free menu, which would make it easy for her to find something to eat since she has Celiac disease. I was excited to go here again, because the last time I ate here was a few years ago!

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To start they brought us out some delicious bread with tomatoes, onions, and herbs with olive oil for dipping.

Paradiso restaurant

As soon as I glanced at the menu, I saw “handmade crab cakes with chili aioli and fennel slaw served with mesclun greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions tossed in a lemon vinaigrette” and I was sold. I really enjoyed this – they had the perfect texture!

Paradiso restaurant

Nicole ordered the “roasted pork tenderloin with caramelized onion mash, spiced tomato chutney and an apple cinnamon reduction”. She said it was awesome!

Paradiso restaurant

All in all, it was a great meal. I’m so glad to have so many great independent places like Paradiso restaurant in Burlington. It sure beats  going to East Side Mario’s!

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  1. I'm glad you were finally able to be honest with your mom! It must have felt so freeing! I'm really closed off about some thing, but then super open about others. It depends on the situation!

  2. I'm pretty open, but I can get self-conscious about my blog sometimes. It's always a huge relief when I finally bite the bullet and tell people about it!

  3. I'm happy that you were able to open up to your mom! Being open is very difficult to me, I'm like a boy and I have a very hard time expressing my feelings, especially in person.

  4. Oh my goodness, that is amazing that you got up the courage to tell your mom!! How did it go?! I'm sure she was very supportive. Maybe you could send me a quick message (oatmealdiaries@yahoo.com) because I'm kind of in the same boat…!

  5. I must say I'm a pretty closed-off person. I've been deeply hurt in the past by my (now ex) best friend and since then I've become more careful about what I share with people. Because the truth is, the more a person know about you, the more they can use against you to hurt you. I can also have a hard time expressing my feelings sometimes, because being all mushy makes me feel a bit awkward.

  6. i love the confessions part of this post!!! thats so awesome that you were finally able to share with your friends and fam!! i can relate to that because i have always been a very private person and have always been afraid of making myself vulnerable to other people. just this past fall, i really began sharing in depth with my sister and my mom and i just wonder why i didnt do that earlier! i think i was just afraid they would judge me, but now i know that those fears are really silly, and sharing my life with others has been so rewarding & therapeutic.way to go chels =) so awesome

  7. I'm really closed off about my ED past. I feel like a lot of people just don't understand eating disorders, and I don't want to open myself up to that kind of judgment and talk behind my back. My closest friends and family know, and I think that's all who needs to. I've become more and more open about the blog though….like you said, it's a super important hobby, so why not? Congrats on both your confessions- it must feel so freeing!!

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