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Oats and Cactus

Hey hey hey Smile  Happy Friday! Hope you’re having an amazing day.

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I still can’t believe I live here now.

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The mountains are so beautiful. I want to hug them.

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I started my Friday off with a lovely Pilates class with my friend Michelle. Every time I practice Pilates, it reminds me how much I love it. It’s exciting to have it back in my life!

After class, we went to Bizzle for breakfast and coffee.

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I brought my own gluten-free oats and Sun Warrior, and added it to hot water + a coffee with a pump of Gingerbread. Bzzzz Winking smile

MY OTHER RECIPES


Some other recent eats and treats:

Takeout from Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a vegetarian restaurant

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Green chili polenta covered with vegan cheese, with veg

Salad:

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Chocolate:

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I bought 20 of those babies at World Market. Obsessed.

The plan for the day is:

-errands (house stuff, post office)

-Zumba

-Black Swan (has anyone seen it?!)

Have a lovely Friday and I’ll see ya laterrrrr <3

xoxo

Gina

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39 Comments

  1. Steph on December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Sounds like a good day! I just finished baking and am getting ready to go shopping and then have the in-laws over for dinner. We saw Black Swan last weekend, it was really good and crazy intense. Have a great weekend!

  2. jen on December 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    Jen

  3. Katie on December 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I can’t wait to see Black Swan!! Natalie Portman is absolutely amazing and incredibly beautiful. They weren’t showing it in our area all month, but it just opened at one of the 3 theatres here today.

  4. Kristina @ spabettie on December 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Black Swan is definitely Oscar-worthy.

    have a FABULOUS weekend !

  5. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on December 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    That is some seriously beautiful scenery! And I want sea salt dark chocolate.

  6. Laura on December 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I was craving some Starbucks today but then I took a peek at the nutritional info and it stopped me in my tracks. I’ll have to try your version if the urge strikes again!

  7. Michelle C on December 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I saw Black Swan. It was good. Intense but good. I thought it verged on camp a few times but for sure 3 out of 4 stars. 🙂 The peek into the ballet world was fascinating too!

  8. jenna on December 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    i want to see that movie. it looks sogood.

    I tried that chocolate before and mine had huge overpowering chunks of sea salt in it….does the little ones? (i got a full size bar)

  9. Katie on December 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I heard that movie was good! Let me know if it is!

    Happy Friday Gina!

  10. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I wish I knew the name of those pink puffball flowers…I used to have them on my property in Phoenix and in San Diego, I have a whole row of bushes in front of my house with them…they are so colorful.

    And the sky…so clear and BLUE!

    Enjoy your weekend, Gina. And your 20 chocolates 🙂

  11. Allison @ Food For Healing on December 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    i would definitely love to visit Tuscan, it looks so beautiful!

  12. Allison @ PickyEatingRD on December 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I am going to see it tonight too soo excited!! Loveeee Natalie Portman!

  13. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on December 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    gorgeous mountains!

  14. Beth on December 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I saw Black Swan, VERY disturbing. Fair warning!

  15. Bess on December 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    That food looks great, as does the scenery! Hope to hear your take on Black Swan…I really want to see it!

  16. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Nice chocolate! I’ve heard nothing but good things about Black Swan! 🙂

  17. Alexandrina @ The Cardio Queen on December 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Lovin’ Spoonfuls=delicious! Definitely need to make a stop there when I visit Tucson. This blog makes me miss home even more but always makes me smile when I recognize places or just see the word “Tucson.” 😀

  18. suki on December 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Black Swan was a good, dark, and somewhat disturbing movie. That’s what you should expect from that director though. Requierm for a Dream was pretty crazy. Stirs some emotions, for sure. 🙂 Those are beautiful mountain photos.

  19. Dee on December 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Happy Friday to you too! 🙂

  20. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on December 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Black Swan was SO GOOD– disturbing and dark, but good. Natalie Portman is totally going to win for Best Actress! I actually want to see it again!

  21. Lindsay on December 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Ahhh you must let me know how The Black Swan is! I’m dying to see it. Unfortunatly I don’t think it is playing in any of the theatres around me. I guess I’ll have to wait until it comes on video 🙁

  22. Jaclyn on December 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    AH

  23. Jaclyn on December 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    ah, makes me miss Arizona!!
    I saw Black Swan last weekend with my sister – definitely a dramatic, intense movie.. I will be interested to hear what you think about it!

  24. Jennifer@ Frost Bites on December 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I’m officially jealous…I wanna live there too or any warm weather place for that matter. I think we’re gonna see “The Fighter” instead, but I heard Black Swan is good, too.

  25. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Sounds like a great day Gina! I haven’t seen Black Swan but I’ll be curious to hear how it is. Have a fab (rest of) Friday! 🙂

  26. BIOCHEMISTA on December 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Isn’t sea-salted dark chocolate outta this world??? I can’t believe I went without it for so long!

  27. Ilana on December 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    STUNNING mountains. I’m probably going to Tucson in February for my first time- can’t wait to see the mountain views!
    Sbux oats and SunWarrior from home gets me through Pilates instructor training every time, and is totally my go-to when I’m teaching and only have a half hour to eat. Glad you liked your class! (haha I’m such a Pilates geek)

  28. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    isn’t it great to see the mountains? i love how looking at them makes me just realize how small i am…and it’s pretty comforting 🙂

  29. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Tuscan looks amazing, especially compared to the cold and snow here. 😛

  30. The Pilot on December 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I miss Tucson!! I’m gonna run away and hide out in the back corners of La Parilla. Love you <3

    • Fitnessista on December 18, 2010 at 1:37 am

      hahah we wont tell anyone where you’re hiding. and i’ll bring you fresh tortillas go to with the green salsa 😉

  31. nicole on December 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I made the raw biscotti you posted last night and it was amazing! It was my first time un-baking and you have now opened up a whole new world to me! I just wanted to tell you thanks.

  32. nicole on December 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I made the raw biscotti you posted last night and it was amazing! It was my first time un-baking and you have now opened up a whole new world to me! I just wanted to tell you thanks.

  33. Amanda on December 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I love pilates, I just wish my gym offered it more often.

  34. Brittany on December 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Man those pictures make me miss Tucson like crazy!!!

  35. Kiran on December 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Those mountains are so beautiful! Wish I could wake up to it everyday!

  36. Carla on December 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I live here in mesa but at the north east side near the base of the gorgeous superstition mountains and those mountains never get old. <3 So glas you are enjoying yourself here!!!

  37. justine on December 18, 2010 at 1:33 am

    The sad news is I can’t take advantage of your Sun Warrior promotion as I don’t live in the U.S.
    The heartening upside is that the UK distributor is also having a promotion – so I’ve got a little vanilla-flavoured consignment waiting for me when I arrive there next week! Am v excited to try it out! x

  38. rebecca lustig on December 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    ive heard good things about black swan, enjoy!!

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