Raw lettuce wraps

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Hi guys!! How’s your almost-Friday been??

It’s been a really good day so far. Nothing crazy has happened, but just filled with all things that are *good*

A fabulous breakfast date Smile

A sweaty RAD sesh (3.5 miles) followed by a tasty Larabar:


(In the bag: Vega, netbook, wallet, protein + shaker, A New Earth on CD, which I love so far! Much easier to listen to than read)

getting the hairs cut:


(Why is it humanly impossible to get my hair that straight at home?? Frizz free makes me so happy)

A wonderful chat with my madre <3

Conference call

and a belly full of delicious eats.

Some of the highlights:


smoothie (2)

-1 pack Vega smoothie infusion

-1 t spirulina

-1 C almond milk

-1 C frozen mango


Cullen juice with carrot apple beet and GINJAH! (<— you have to yell it, with an English accent.)


Raw lettuce wraps!

lettuce wraps

-1.5 C chopped organic mushrooms

-1/2 chopped cucumber

-1 small tomato

-1/4 onion, small diced

-1/2 orange bell pepper

-1/4 C chopped walnuts

-1/2 t garlic

-small sprinkle of ginger

-pinch of cayenne

-sea salt, pepper, splash of olive oil, Nama shoyu and rice vinegar

Mix well. Serve with raw teriyaki sauce (1 T Nama shoyu,1/2 T ketchup, 1 T agave, 1/2 T rice vinegar, sea salt, ginger and pepper), and take a picture of the meal you’re bringing to work on your aunt’s serving bowl Winking smile

I’ve eaten a lot of raw foods today! It feels pretty good Smile The plan was always to get more back into it since I have access to more ingredients (!), but I’ve been waiting to get into a routine with work and life. I think I’m there Smile

What’s been *good* about your day??

See ya in the morning with the deets on an upcoming Bridal Bootcamp Smile



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  1. I quit trying to get my hair straight since Sophomore year of high school (7 years). Just not worth it anymore. At least my hair does well curly!

  2. I met Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife today for lunch! Always fun to meet a blogger IRL. Totally a better part of my day. But it has to compete with a free vodka tasting tweet-up up later so…we’ll see.

  3. Pretty placemats 🙂

    It’s always nice to hear about another’s good day!

  4. My day has been good because its Thursday….which means the weekend is closing in! (ANd tomorrow is the 15th which means payday!) And I had some delicious healthy farmer’s markets treats for lunch today.

  5. I ran 6 miles today. That’s the most I’ve ever ran at one time. It felt pretty freaking amazing!

  6. If you have never tried a CHI hair straightener I highly recommend getting one. I’ve had mine for over two years & it still works like it’s brand new & gets my curly hair very straight.

  7. Yes, frizz-free hair is the best! Have you tried the CHI hair straightener? It was a life-changer for me! (I have super-curly hair, which means frizz-central!)

    I’m trying to get back into more raw foods, too! I feel so much better when I eat that way!

  8. Chi ceramic hair straightener and Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum gets my frizzy/curly hair pin straight!

  9. Your lettuce wraps sound really tasty! I’ve been meaning to eat more raw meals ever since you talked a bit about the benefits… gotta find me some recipes! 🙂

  10. I can rarely get my hair to look like when my stylist does it. So frustrating!

  11. My day has been good because I made an awesome pumpkin french toast casserole for tomorrow morning and my house smells amazing!

    I buy the products from the salon I go to and I can never get my hair to look as good as they do it. Do you mind me asking if that is your natural hair color?

  12. My day has been good because I made an awesome pumpkin french toast casserole for tomorrow morning and my house smells amazing!

    I buy the products from the salon I go to and I can never get my hair to look as good as they do it. Do you mind me asking if that is your natural hair color?

  13. hahah like your Cullen juice! Check out the Cullen-inspired pic I posted on my last post 😉

  14. i swear when i eat tons of raw food my mood is so much better! the most exciting part of my day is i tried 2 new recipes and they both came out delish. now to only contain myself…

  15. Those lettuce wraps look DELISH!!!!!

    And I hear ya on the hair….I have a Chi flat iron just like the one my stylist uses,and I can never get my hair so straight!

  16. Best thing about my day = dance practice with the suave one 😉

  17. Well, one part that made me day great was the fact micro lab was less than an hour..that’s always awesome! 😛

  18. Yay for delicious raw food! Glad you are enjoying it Gina! Nothing rocks the house more than a juice right? 🙂

  19. The “good” part of today was the end of my work day…I have the next 10 days OFF….WOO-HOO!!!

  20. What’s been good about my day? I took Skylar to the park and unplugged for a whole hour 🙂

    Love the new hair…yes, frizz free is awesome. Get a Brazilian Blowout girl, Im telling ya, you would LOVE it!!

    And all the raw grub…mmm, good!!


  21. Apparently I need to get a CHI hair straightener! Ha-ha!

    I did the dishes today! That is enough to make it a good day.

    Thanks for the raw lettuce wraps recipe! That makes a good day too!

  22. Your hair looks amazing! So does that Larabar. Don’t see those that often out here in Killeen, TX. (Stationed here thanks to Army)

  23. I’ll totally flat iron your hair for you at FB. We’re at the same hotel, you know 🙂

  24. Mi-An Dela Cruz says:

    raw lettuce wraps looks deeelisssh!!! found lots of good raw recipes from Ani Phyo (in case you’re interested). today, i went to power yoga and zumba! it felt so good. i’ve been feeling under the weather the past 3 days and i think those workout was necessary! anyway, have a great nite! watching project runway at the moment!

  25. Love all the raw foods! The lettuce wraps sound surprisingly easy to make! I want to try them. 🙂

  26. Best thing about my day has been my breakfast! Haha, not like my day went downhill from there but the rest was just kinda eh. I had a beautiful neon-green (spinach!) bowl of smoothie with granola! It was amazing.

  27. Those lettuce wraps look yummy. I always find raw food to be so refreshing to eat, but I feel like it doesn’t fill me up. I’m not sure why.

  28. I just have to ask…. is that a GLASS shaker bottle???

    Oh and what was good about my day? All the good quotes that come out at work. For example, one of my students told me today that, “Mrs. T got in my nose. She stressed me out.” It was REALLY hard not to laugh at that one.

  29. AHHH BRIDAL BOOT CAMP!? im getting married in 8 weeks!!! that would be perfect, because i am OUT of ideas!!!

    make it a tuffy!!!!!!!!

  30. SO excited the RSS button is up and running again!

  31. I can’t get the feed to work! When I click the subscribe button it takes me to a single web page with a bunch of post titles in a paragraph… 🙁

  32. I had the frizz problemo also. I use a salon straightening spray because i find the store bought ones just dont work as well. I was using a straightener that only got up to 395 degrees then bought one that got up to 430. It made all the difference in the world. now i can get stick straight at home. =)

  33. I love ordering lettuce wraps when I go out to restaurants like PF Changs. Now I can whip some up at home! Thanks for the recipe and your hair looks great 🙂

  34. Thank you SO much for the upcoming bridal bootcamp! 🙂

    You are rad!

  35. the only thing “good” about my day today is that it is FRIDAY and i can relax this weekend

  36. Hi 🙂
    I have a question about spirulina – when it is added to smoothies (like the one above), do you taste it?
    (The smell of it worries me…so I had to ask)
    Thank you <3

  37. I literally just pulled the cookies out of the oven and they are amazing! !! I’m a huge fan of the cookie in general and I’m so excited about this recipe. Thanks!

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