Archives for September 2009

I scream for autumn

Heyyyyyy 😀 How are ya, bloggies?? Did you have your Indian food yet today?? I wish I could say I have a belly full of baigan bhartha, but alas, that is not the case. We actually got out of class super early and I was thinking of hitting up the Indian buffet but I’m trying to be patient. When I have my beloved Indian food again, it needs to be a nice sit-down dinner, not a stuff-your-face frenzy before work 😉

I went to the gym this morning with Michelle but feel kind of like a truck ran over me. I think all of the craziness is finally catching up with my body because I am sooooooore! I think yesterday’s vinyasa blitz has something to do with that, too 🙂 So I walked on the treadmill with Shape mag for an hour and it felt good to take it easy.

Bfast this morning was an old favorite:


Ezekiel with almond butter, 1/2 nanner and cinnamon on top, and the other half of nanner sandwich-style with almond butter

We got to class, and I had a stinky drinky while we reviewed for the test we have tomorrow:


After the review, we got to work making some raw ice cream.


Michelle and I wanted to do a fall flavor so we made the basic vanilla recipe and added cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and ginger.


And I had a little scoop of it for my mid-morning snack 🙂


It was sooooo delicious! I love fall flavors and this ice cream tasted heavenly. I’ve got a pint in the freezer to share with the pilot when he gets here.. unless it mysteriously disappears before then. Muahaha >:) For an excellent (and very similar) recipe for raw vegan ice cream, check out this page.

We worked some more on the cost of our meals for Friday (so that we’ll be able to determine prices, etc. when we decide to open our own business) and then it was time for lunch.

I made another Greek-style salad because I have a love affair with the kalamata olives we got in.


They’re so plump and salty! Mmmmm.

This particular salad beast had spinach, yellow bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, mint, dill, shallot, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and a drizzle of EVOO. And I devoured it 😀

I’m back at the hotel-casa and thinking I’ll hit up the mall (again). I need to live up civilization while I can!

See ya soon.

Much love,


Something to talk about: Health intentions falling through. So you guys know how I bought that dry brush? Eh, haven’t used it. Or maybe the sprouts I had growing in the hotel-casa? Threw them away because I was afraid of salmonella. Sometimes I get so excited about doing something new for my health, and then I either forget about it, get discouraged about what exactly I’m supposed to do with my new idea, or just blow it off. Does that happen to anyone else? Every night I tell myself I’m going to use the dry brush when I shower in the morning and every morning I seem to forget. I guess it’s just difficult to add something new when you have your routine pretty much set, but once you can make that little change, it’s totally worth it.

Nerd Alert

Hello!! Happy Wednesday aka Indian Food Day. I can’t believe I haven’t had Indian food in a month!!! Please have some in my honor and I’ll be happily feasting on Baigan Bhartha when I get back to Valdizzy next week 😀 Yesterday morning, Michelle and I hit up the gym per usual and I had […]


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Recipe testing is no joke

Hey everyone! Hope your day’s been going well 😀 Recipe testing is seriously biznass. I thought it was going to be a breezy task, since the only brush with recipe testing I’ve had is the many episodes of Barefoot Contessa I’ve watched. In a couple of episodes, the lovely Ina Garden “tries out” new recipes […]

Put it in chip form

Hey hey hey 😀 Happy (?) Monday! 😀 How was the rest of your weekend?? After hitting up the gym with Michelle, I came back to the hotel-casa to get ready for work. I snacked on some grapes: (Which I ate about half of because I only like the hard ones. TWSS. Terrible, haha) And […]

Smoothie Bacon Lovin’

Heyyyyyy 😀 Happy Sunday! Hope yours has been restful and glorious thus far. Work last night was a blasty as usual. I love doing desserts and being surrounded with decadent treats all night 😉 As you guys probably know, it’s nearly impossible to take pics while I’m working –usually my hands are covered in dough […]

Wake me up with yoga

Helloooooo 😀 Lack of technology isn’t going to keep me away! 😉 I’ve been bumming WiFi from school—I’m writing this from the internet-less hotel and will post it when I get to work. Still no word on when we’ll have internet again and no one seems to be in a hurry to fix it. Fun […]

Just one of them days

Hey everyone! Sorry about my little impromptu hiatus there. Friday was an off day for me on all counts, but when I finally felt ready to post, I found out that the ghetto hotel’s internet is still down and no one knows when it will be fixed. Lovely. So I’m going to be bumming wireless […]

RAD Workout #1

Hey everyone! Happy almost-Friday! I’m just so happy right now. I slept peacefully last night, took the morning off from the gym and have a belly full of veggies. Life es bueno 😉 This morning we talked about food that we were brought up with and how these foods comforted us and still give us […]

I can hang my hat

Hey everyone! How was your day?? Mine was bueno, but just turned into fantastic when I logged into my bloggy account and saw this post pop up. Here’s what Emma G. had to say: Deep Thoughts by Emma G. This post changed my life. No, I’m not talking about Banana Soft Serve, though that one […]

A kombucha convert?

Hey everyone! Happy humpday! I am totally blown away by the amazing discussion we had yesterday regarding food and fitness blogs. After reading through and responding to your incredible comments, I think the general consensus is: Food/fitness blogs are incredibly motivating but can also be a source of comparison which can lead to feelings of […]

Food/fitness blogs: Pressure or Motivation??

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great day 😀 I wanted to take a second and discuss something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and something I’ve been pondering even more since I read Jenna’s amazing post on one comparing themselves to food/fitness blogs. If I rewound back a handful of years, I could […]