That's all it took. Four weeks to lose all the muscle I worked hard to build up over the past year (since June 2010). Cross Country (running) season is coming up and I won't be allowed to run for at least another month. Sigh, life sucks.
I've been eating hospital food for a while now... and my perception of typical hospital food hasn't changed. It tends to be bland (with the rare good meal ie. veggie curry) and boring. No exciting rainbow trout with green olive & anchovy tapenade, or veal lasagna with a fried spaghetti garnish - we get stuck with VERY unsaucy spaghetti and meat balls, hummus wrap that doesn't taste authentic, or a peanut butter and jam sandwich. Yum. I also had a week where I was eating about 6 banana's a day. No exaggeration.
One thing that I did get to celebrate was my birthday - and with birthdays comes cake... delicate, rich, and heavenly tasting cake. The one that I had was the High Five Cake at Senova on 57th and West Blvd.
I've had several things from there before such as stuffed trout, linguine puttanesca, lasagna, antipasto platter, caprese salad, etc. They are ALL so good. They aren't overly salty, they're light, they appease the taste buds, and give you that "feel good" moment that's possible with amazing food. Though Senova is a small place, it should not be overlooked. Often small places tend to be surprising - go check out a local cafe or restaurant that you may pass by and not think about - you might leave the place with a surprise, and possibly a new favourite restaurant.
The Cake to the left is the High Five cake, the tiramisu was also delish, and the Cheesecake was alright (I'm not a huge fan of cheesecake, but everyone else enjoyed it). Hopefully you'll step out of your comfort bubble and try a new restaurant. Maybe you'll enjoy it, maybe you wont, but what counts is that you're giving a local a chance to show their skills (or lack of skills). But the best restaurants, I found, were the small-er independently owned restaurants, rather than chains.