Baby Ganoush

Hi guys! Hope you’ve had a wonderful Indian Food Wednesday. Thank you so much to those of you who have already hit up the Sun Warrior deal – I replenished my stash, too πŸ™‚ The promo is good until Friday, or until we run out!

The inspiration for today’s post title:


Thanks, Evan! πŸ™‚ Love it even more because babaganoush is very similar to my favorite Indian dish, baigan bhartha.

Meet Baby Ganoush.

Made of 75% Indian buffet:


(Channa masala, cabbage, dal, a couple potaters, spinach and gajar halwa)

and 25% roti:


Oh roti, I just want to curl up and live in you.

roti (2)

The Pilot and I came back to the casa, he went back to work, I took a nap with the puppers on the couch (a wee bit exhausted this afternoon), and then put on the only Lululemon shirt I own:


and did some yoga.


(60 minute hip opening flow a la

Namaste, yo.


Hahaha. That pose would be called β€œFlying Ninja.”

(Can someone please give me some DSLR self-timer tips?? All the pics were blurry)

Viesa judged my yoga goofing.


I just grabbed an apple with mesquite and cinnamon:


and am about to head back to work. πŸ˜€

Have a great night and I’ll see ya in the morning!



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  1. Rachel on August 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    hahahahaha I love the ninja picture!! πŸ™‚ Cute yoga outfit!

  2. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on August 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    hahaha, love the ninja! Will have to try that one out during my next practice πŸ˜‰

  3. Little Bookworm on August 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Love the ninja picture! The Indian buffet sounds amazing as well.

  4. Carrie on August 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Once I asked someone how to spell baba ganoush, and he told me, “B-A-B-A…ganoush.”

    Totally perfect name for Indian food baby.

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm


  5. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt on August 25, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I am planning to enjoy some serious Indian food tonight. Get in my belly!

  6. Amber on August 25, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Judgmental dog is…judgmental.

  7. Emma on August 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I think its because when you set the self timer, there’s nothing in the background for the camera to focus on so it gets all confused and is blurry when you step into the picture as it’s not focusing on you, or if you were stood in front of the camera its forcused onto a much closer range. I’ve had this problem too! Get a remote for it is ideal, or else you could try putting something into the frame (or not standing in front of the camera) and move it out of the way when you jump into the picture to take theshot. Hope that makes sense!

  8. Whitney on August 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Why is it that the dogs have to be ON the yoga mat? Mine know I don’t want them on it (don’t like doing downward dog in dog hair), so they get as close as possible to it without touching it. It’s pretty funny.

  9. Kristina @ spabettie on August 25, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    LOVE baby ganoush. Evan is truly HILARIOUS.

  10. LisaG on August 25, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I just saw a phrase lately that said “Going Gaga for Baba!”

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

      ahaha! love it!

  11. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 25, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Baby Ganoush — how adorable! Congrats πŸ™‚

  12. Jessica@tastyandtrim on August 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    That roti bread always looks sooo good πŸ™‚ What is the difference between roti and naan?

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      roti is whole wheat, naan is completely white flour

  13. caroline on August 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    lovin the lulu on you lady!! great color πŸ™‚

  14. fittingbackin on August 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    hehe perfect food baby name! Love the new yoga pose – trademark it, girl!

  15. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on August 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Hahaha I definitely giggled when I saw that on Twitter!

  16. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on August 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Baby ghanouj. I love it. And I love that Lululemon top!! I probably sound like a total creeper but your arms look amazing- all that boot camp definitely pays off!

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      thanks, girl!

  17. Kate @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey on August 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Ha ha love that you’re naming food babies now!

  18. Stacey@ on August 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I have had that same problem with setting the self timer. It’s annoying.

  19. Carrie Fette on August 25, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Definitely get a timer if you are doing self portraits. OR grab a stuffed animal about where your head will be and focus on that before you set the timer! That should help!

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      good to know, thanks carrie! πŸ™‚

  20. christina cadden on August 25, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Love your LuLu lemon top! Super cute!

  21. Cara on August 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Your Indian looks great.
    I made a coconut chicken curry and some Naan bread…from scratch I might add…I was super impressed by how they turned out…yum!

  22. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on August 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    The ninja pic is the best! Your Lululemon top looks great on you!

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

      thanks! super comfy πŸ™‚

  23. Brandon Engel on August 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    How to fix your timer issues: Easiest fix – Turn off auto-focus and manual focus to about the spot you’ll be at when the shutter goes off. If you have a hard time trying to focus to an empty space (which is hard to do) take a few photos until you find the sweet spot.

    You’ll want to make sure you’re shooting at smaller aperture to get a better depth of field, that way your focus doesn’t have to be dead on.

    Some cameras have different timer-focus functions that you can set. I recommend reading that 1000 page tome of information that comes with your camera.

    If you need more tips just e-mail me.
    -Brandon E.

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

      hahah i’ve been dreading that manual FOREVER. i might do it.
      thanks for the tips- hope it’s ok if i email ya for help πŸ™‚

  24. Michelle (The Runner's Plate) on August 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Love the Lululemon top!! Looks super comfy.

  25. Lauren @NoFauxFood on August 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    for your dslr, it focuses when you first hit the shutter. You either want to put something there so it can focus, if you cant do that put it on manual focus, then focus on something in that part of the room and then hit the self timer shutter. if you focus on the wall behind you, then it’ll make you blurry.

    • Lauren @NoFauxFood on August 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

      oh and try getting a remote, those things are AWESOME πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

      awesome tips- thank you!

  26. Tina on August 25, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Love the food baby’s name. And the flying ninja. πŸ˜‰

    For pictures to not be blurry be sure your shutter speed is really fast. At least 1/125 second.

  27. Alexa@Living La Vida Pura on August 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Faster shutter speed = less blurry. But remember to adjust the ISO and aperture to make up for a faster shutter speed so that the image is still properly exposed.

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

      thank you!

  28. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on August 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    The lululemon shirt is absolutely gorgeous.

    No Indian food for me tonight. It’s leftovers for dinner!

  29. Running Betty on August 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I believe a Ninja would tuck her thumbs in.

  30. Nicci@NiftyEats on August 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    My dog loves getting on the mat too! I think I need some Indian food in my life, may wait to the weekend.

  31. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on August 25, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    yo, looks like evan needs to get into comedy! that is gold. it takes a lot to make me LOL, but… definitely laughing alone in my room.
    that ninja picture of you is SO CUTE! i just did hot yoga for the first time evah this week and i did NOT look like that. more like drowned rat on floor pose.

  32. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Gina I just read your post again πŸ™‚

    You are so cute in your yoga pics! I love the new tank.

  33. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    that was a great joke! way to go evan πŸ™‚

  34. Elyse on August 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I finally made your Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake after staring at that post for 3 days! FANTASTIC! The only difference in mine was using millet flour for a gluten-free version, 1 T of unsweetened applesauce, and a sprinkle of brown sugar because I don’t have stevia. I also made a simple chocolate sauce from 1/2 T melted chocolate chips and 1/2 T applesauce. So good! I’ll be making it for the boy very soon πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm

      that sounds GLORIOUS! i’m so glad you liked it! i just ate one, too πŸ™‚

  35. Sarah on August 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Hey…I was reading my Cooking Light magazine, and saw this recipe and thought of you and your Indian Food Wednesday! It is a Indian Yogurt Dip that sounds right up your alley πŸ™‚ Let me know if you try it!

    Indian-style basic raita: combine 1Β½ cups plain low-fat yogurt, ΒΎ cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber, ΒΎ cup chopped seeded tomato, ΒΌ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon garam masala. Cover and chill before serving.

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm

      yum! thank you for sharing it with me πŸ™‚

  36. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I heart you.
    That is all.
    No, that’s not all… one of my students today told me that one of the few Spanish words he knows is “berenjena”

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      love eggplant so much πŸ™‚

  37. Laury @TheFitnessDish on August 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I made Baba Ghanoush first time last week….I used too much tahini, didn’t care for it..need to master that one.

    Love the only lululemon shirt–I own none…taking yoga there in Sunday, not tempted to even spend that much on a yoga shirt, but yours really looks comfy!!!!

  38. Barbara on August 26, 2010 at 12:12 am

    hahaha, i thought bella was the judgmental one. lol. guess she’s rubbed off.

    btw, do you know of any good indian restaurants in the atlanta area?

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

      hahah bella always judges me.
      so does vies, though πŸ˜‰
      no i’ve never had indian in atlanta… i HAVE had seasons 52 though if you haven’t tried it yet πŸ™‚

  39. Neha on August 26, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Can you give some tips on what kind of training bras to use? Apart from the few lucky ones I own, I don’t find a good variety.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

      my favorite one is from victoria’s secret… and they discontinued it πŸ™ i have yet to find another that i really love

  40. Sara k on August 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Baby ganoush! Definitely cracked me up…oh how i love baignan bhartha and roti and channa masala. mmmmmmmm.
    Fierce looking top, even fiercer pose πŸ™‚

  41. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 26, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Baby Ganoush..too cute! Evan is awesome, love that kid!

    Your Lulu top looks fabulous on you! That coral just POPS against your tanned skin and gorgeous brown locks πŸ™‚ Work.It.Girl.

    And the flying ninja..totally into that one! Ha!


  42. Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean on August 26, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Loving the Lulu top, it suits you so much! the indian meal looks lovely, i really want to try Roti.

  43. Kat (Bubble Gum Gym Kat) on August 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I eat my apples with chili powder, cinnamon, and stevia mmmmmm. Love the lulumon shirt!

  44. Emily on August 26, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Just started reading your blog — can you tell me a little more about the Sun Warrior? I’m interested! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2010 at 9:53 am

      hey emily!
      welcome to my little blog πŸ™‚ sun warrior is a raw, vegan, brown rice protein powder. the ingredients and nutritional stats are amazing, and it also tastes amazing πŸ™‚ we ran out of sun warrior yesterday but are hoping to get more in and run the promo again on monday

  45. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on August 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Apple, cinnamon, and mesquite??? Did I read that last part right??

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2010 at 9:52 am

      yup- it has a sweet carob taste.. doesn’t taste like bbq πŸ™‚

  46. Gina on August 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    So what do you think of the new yoga gear? Do you like it more than your usual workout clothes? I think their tanks are great for yoga because they actually stay put when you are(or trying to)invert;) And even when doing the vinyasas, other tops that I have tried move around and expose the belly or back…I’m not a fan of exposing those areas or worring about tugging at my top while trying to clear my mind and focus on the poses! That color looks great on you btw!!!

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      i’m trying to deny it… but i’m obsessed already. i wore the lulu pants to work last night and when i came home, i left them on until i went to bed because they were SO comfy.

  47. Pearl Lee on August 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    indian food looks great!

  48. Jennifer@ Frost Bites on August 27, 2010 at 9:58 am

    You look so cute, Gina….goofy, yes..but oh soo cute!

    • Fitnessista on August 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm

      hahah thank you. yes, i am a giant goofer πŸ˜‰

  49. heidi on September 3, 2010 at 12:46 am

    love the tank – i have the same one!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      express? πŸ™‚

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