Blast from the past

Good morning! Happy Sunday <3 Hope you’re relaxing and enjoying the weekend. We slept in late today… and it felt glorious.


Last night, one of the Pilot’s good friends was in Tucson, so I finally had the chance to meet him. It’s kind of a crazy story- the boys’ dads were in high school together and are still friends, so they go way, way back. He came over to hang out at the house for a while and then the 3 of us went to Oregano’s for dinner.


Oregano’s is an Arizona gem. Not only do they have a wicked pizookie (PIZOOOOOOOKIE!!!!), the food is amazing. The portions are also pretty ridiculous.

[Apologies for the iPhone photos ahead. I always feel weird bringing along the paparazzi camera with someone I just met]

Our table shared the sweet potato fries, which come with a spicy chipotle aioli


and the Guaca-Tony, which had basil instead of cilantro, enormous chunks of ‘cado, and served atop a cheesy flatbread.


For my entree, I chose the Oregano’s favorite salad, which has romaine, raisins, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, asked for goat cheese instead of feta + grilled shrimp.


The salad was big enough for 3 people. I highly appreciate restaurants that know how to make a legit salad salad beast 🙂

We had a great time chatting and hanging out, came back to the casa, and the boys chilled and drank beer while I called it an early night.

This morning, the Pilot was the Sunday bfast chef.


Fluffy, perfect scrambled eggs with salsa and nutritional yeast, OJ

We ate on the patio, with Bella snoozing at our feet, and I was so excited to look over and see that we have life!


The basil I planted a couple of weeks ago is finally starting to make an appearance. Nothing is happening in the cilantro pot, yet.

It’s going to be a busy and Sunday funday over here:

-Visiting great-nana

-Tucson Eat Yourself (it’s really called “Tucson Meet Yourself” – a local festival with art and food vendors)

-Making a baby meal to take over to a squadron family who just had a baby girl

-Family dinner

See ya later this afternoon!



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  1. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on October 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    That Guaca-tony looks AMAZING! droollllllllllllllll

  2. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on October 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’m almost positive that the Guaca-Tony looks like the best thing I have ever seen! Looks like an amazing dinner!

    • Fitnessista on October 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      the overflowing cup of guac alone is enough to make my heart swoon 🙂 it was SO good

  3. Sara K on October 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    That Guacatony looks massssssive! I also had sweet tater fries w/ chipotle aioli last night; so addictive…too addictive. Have a happy sunday!

  4. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on October 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    OHHH myyyy. Whatever that Guaca delish thing is…..ADLKFJSDLKFJ OMG!!! YUM!!! Oregano’s sounds absolutely fabulous!!! and that salad beast?! Holy Moly. Mmmm(:

  5. Alexi on October 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I LOVE Oregano’s! I moved from Arizona about a year ago and Oregano’s is one of the things I miss. The Pizookies are to die for! Yum yum!

  6. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on October 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Good call on the goat cheese for feta swap. That salad looks great!

  7. Sara @ RunnerWife on October 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Wow that food looks amazing!! I wish we had restaurants like that around here! 🙂

  8. Lindsay @ biking before bed on October 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    The guac a Tony looks legit! And I completely agree with not bringing your big camera out with new friends. Not a good first impression.

  9. Hillary on October 16, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Why, why, why do I live on the opposite coast? That entire meal looked outrageous.

  10. Lena on October 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    That guac looks so so good! I should try using basil in place of cilantro sometime. I wish it was warm enough in Colorado to grow basil.

  11. Nicole on October 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Oh my the guac and salad looked delicious!! The weather is beautiful here in Northern Cali, enjoying before the rain comes our way. Have a beautiful Sunday and Bella looks beautiful with her bows!! 🙂

  12. Nicole on October 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Just voted for you Gina!! You rock and I hope you win. 🙂

  13. Army Amy* on October 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    That guac tower looks glorious!*

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on October 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love that your gardening efforts are starting to pay off!

    The pizookie sounds fab and I love that mountain of Guac.

    Glad you guys had a fun time 🙂

  15. kathleen @ the daily crumb on October 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    i saw those fries on twitter last night… look delish!! not to mention that guacamole tower… genius!

  16. China on October 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Hey, Gina! This is unrelated to today’s post, but what’s your verdict on the new “warrior blend” Sun Warrior powder? I want to try it, but I’m trying to find some reviews first. The stats look good, but is it as yummy as the traditional blend???

  17. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries on October 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Ahh I love, love, LOVE Oreganos!! I grew up in AZ, so it’s always been a favorite. My husband and I live in Utah now, but when we go visit our parents, we ALWAYS make it a priority to get there for a meal (or two)! 🙂

  18. Rachel on October 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Holy cow I want all of your dinner! That looks amazing!! 🙂

    Where did you find your china? My fiance and I are registering soon and I LOVE that!

  19. Brittany on October 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Salad beasts are the best! That one is definitely a beast! Enjoy your sunday 😀

  20. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on October 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    So glad you had a good weekend! I need that quac-tony in my life! It looks delicious!

  21. Nada (One Arab Vegan) on October 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Wow that guacamole looks incredible. Pretty sure I could eat that whole cup single handedly – totally craving avocados now!

  22. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    That Guac-Tony looks ridiculous… in a good way. 😀

  23. Ali on October 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    That guac looked absolutely epic! I love basil in my guac, and I think the more herbs the better. Looks like your night was allot of fun! Can’t wait to read about the eat yourself fest lol.

  24. Leslie Wingate on October 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    What brand of nutritional yeast do you use? I’m reading some aren’t truly vegetarian. I’d love to pick some up, but small town, you know. 😀 Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on October 17, 2011 at 1:37 am

      i usually buy red star

  25. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Omg, that guac just made my heart sing.

  26. sara on October 16, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    so jealous I love oreganos! we always go there when we are in town its the familys favorite! Has the pilot tried the golden wings?? that is the only time I will eat wings

    • Fitnessista on October 17, 2011 at 1:34 am

      wow, no he hasn’t! i’ll have to tell him for next time

  27. Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn on October 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

    That looks like such an amazing meal!
    I love love love both sweet potato fries and aioli and I also adore guacamole 🙂

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