Not Made of Stone

Hi friends :D How are you? Hope you’re having a beautiful morning.

Last night was a lot of fun :) I did a Bodyrock workout + some ab domination at home before getting ready for the evening. It was a good friend’s birthday –one who was in Valdosta with us and is now stationed in Tucson! The A-10 family is close one- so the partay was at her casa.

I decided to bring one of my favorite easy vegetarian appetizers:

bruschetta

BRUSCHETTA! (<— said in my best Giada voice)

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Bruschetta is a pretty awesome on-the-fly recipe. You toast some bread, mix some tomatoes and whatever you feel in a bowl, top said bread with said topping and Voila! Bruschetta. :D

The breads of choice were Rosemary and Multigrain, both from Joe the Trader.

bread

(Bread is soooo beautiful. It makes my heart swoon)

Toasted up with some olive oil:

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and then broiled with sliced goat cheese on top.

cheese

Like fancier grilled cheese ;)

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For the topping, I rolled with a mixture of roasted shallets, sliced organic grape tomatoes, garlic, sea salt, a little cayenne, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, sliced roasted red peppers and fresh basil from the plant that one guy gave me :D

topping

All together now:

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A colorful and festive dish indeed :)

The party was at the new base housing, which I was super impressed with.

base

They’re BEAUTIFUL! Very different from the base housing in V-town. We usually prefer not to live on base because it’s nice to get a little distance, but it’s good to know that the ones here are pretty amazing. At the party, there were friends to catch up with, new babies to snuggle, vino to drink and black bean burgers to munch :D

You’re probably wondering what in the what my title has to do with this post…

so here ya go.

almond butter

Yeah, I gave almond butter up for Lent and Lent ends next Sunday. I didn’t make it, even though I was sooooo close!!!

Yesterday was a day where this girl needed some almond butter. I spent part of the day in between crying spells because the Pilot left before I had the chance to get used to him being around again. He’s safe and in the states, which I’m so thankful for, but having him back for a short amount of time was a legendary tease.

Please don’t feel bad for me, instead just make some of this broccoli slaw with chickpeas and spicy almond butter sauce:slaw

Spicy almond butter sauce = 2 T almond butter, 3 T almond milk, garlic, sea salt, pepper, cayenne and a little honey

It’s not always a good idea to eat your feelings, but sometimes food really is the best medicine.. along with a thousand Bella kisses and a big hug from the madre <3

bella

Off to b-fast with the fam and then to yoga. Bella’s already practiced today ;)

Have a lovely morning and I’ll see ya laterrrrrr.

xoxo

Gina

Upcoming on the bloggy:

-New recipes!

-a video post (let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see this week)

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Comments

  1. I can totally relate. I gave up chocolate for lent and I was doing great. That was until last night when I HAD to have a Trader Joe’s peanut butter cup. It is pretty funny because my husband was in Afghanistan and just got back last week. Through all my sadness I avoided chocolate, but seeing him eat some is what did me in:)

  2. Oh my goodness that bruschetta looks FANtastic

  3. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness says:

    Ah Gina, so sorry that the Pilot had to leave again. Chin up, sweetie. We’re all sending you virtual hugs right now. I think it’s ok that you had some almond butter, if it made you cheer up a little then it’s worth it.

  4. That slaw looks so yummy! Fun blog!

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