Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a great afternoon 😀

There is a definite lack of glamorous raw foods pics in this post, but I do have another video for ya:

I totally suggest taking a gander at it—ABC did a beautiful job capturing the essence of the restaurant and my blip in there is pretty tiny, so here’s three cheers for a smaller chance of sounding like a goofer 😉

I had an unpictured slice of Ezekiel with AB this morning before getting ready to run. The rain interfered with my plans with Michelle to do 7-8 milers…when we walked out this morning, it was POURING!!!

Enter Bizzle:


(I would have posted the quote, but it was a kinda blah one. Quotes on Starbucks cups are like fortune cookies.. they’re either really amazing and profound, or totally lame). For those of you who are new readers (hi!!!!!), the pilot and I met at Starbucks, so it holds a special place in my heart 😀

I also stopped at Target to get some supplies and laundry stuff… lemme tell you, doing laundry at a hotel is no picnic.

Megan and I did two yoga podcasts (Power Yoga #2 and Solar Flow) and in between, I was running to the laundry room to switch loads. Then I had the fun of ironing… I love the fact that all of our outfits are organic cotton but they definitely like to hold onto wrinkles. My madre gave me an awesome tip to dampen a washcloth, put it on top of the clothes and iron on top of the washcloth– it steamed the wrinkles right out! Brilliant! I didn’t want to be the only cook in a crumply outfit 😉

Michelle and I hit up the gym for some cardio—I did 30 minutes of hills on the elliptical and 20 minutes of hills on the treadmill reading the new Glamour mag, and then went to get some groceries.

I made a super simple, but very satisfying little lonchi.

An Amy’s burrito (Dairy-free! Yay-uhhh!)


With some steamed broccoli, 1/2 a sliced avocado and a handful of grape tamaters, all sprinkled with Celtic sea salt and cumin.


It wasn’t very good 😉


This would be an excellent lunch/dinner for those of you who are traveling or living in dorms. No cooking required (just a little microwave action), and a perfect balance of proteins, complex carbs and healthy fat. Winner, winner, burrito dinner.

Well I’m off to get ready for work, but I’m hoping to have a re-cap of our first week and some more glam raw food pics next time I see you 😀

Have a great day!

Much love,


Okie readers: Don’t forget to email me if you want to wine and dine on Wednesday night!

If you could have a blog meet-up in your area, where would you have it?? What place would you love to show off to some new friends??? If I had a meet-up in Tucson, I would definitely have it at Cafe Poca Cosa. The menu changes daily according to what’s fresh and what the chefs are feeling and the servers walk around with a chalkboard with the meal options for that day. Everything is so fresh, and so delicious! Especially the chocolate mousse… 😉

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  1. Bojana on September 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Gina!

    I’m a new reader on your blog, following you only for a week, but I have to confess that I love your posts!
    I am hungarian, living in HUngary, so I have little difficulties to understand your english (I’ve lived in Scotland for a year, but still learning 🙂 )
    All of you are really lucky that in the US there are loads of raw and organic food available, it is a very narrow scope in HUngary, and very expensive… There is no Larabar, no Amy’s.. can you imagine that? 🙂

    After all, good luck, have fun at 105 Degrees, and keep posting!!! 🙂


  2. Nicci@NiftyEats on September 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    That’s a great meal. I was thinking ”does Gina have a lil kitchen in her room?” It’s great how you can have a good meal even while in a hotel!

  3. michelle on September 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    i lived in an apartment for awhile and the laundry situation was the same. i remember after getting married and moving into my husbands house how excited i was to have my own set. vive laundry!

  4. Liz on September 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    What a cool clip on the restaurant/culinary school you’re working at! Do you have to do laundry at a laundromat or does the hotel have laundary service? I can see that sitch getting old fast!

  5. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    YAY Gina on TV!!!! Very cool 🙂

  6. Lyss on September 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    LOVE YOUR BLOG. you make me want to live healthier, happier and more positively 🙂

  7. Mellissa on September 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Great clip on the news! I would love to have a blogger meetup at the St. Paul farmers market and after it would be a blast to do a huge cooking class with what we buy at the market.

  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 13, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the videos the past few days! And I like to see a girl enjoy her Starbucks. Coffee and me and still BFFs with no plans to change that up 🙂

    Thanks for the Tuscon restaurant tip. I just moved to Phoenix from San Diego over Labor Day and although I love my new house and neighborhood, I am clueless about stuff in the area (or in drive-able other cities). If I could meet up with any other bloggers in Phoenix, I’d have to let them pick for me and roll with that til I get the lay of the land better 🙂

  9. Jenny on September 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    those Amy’s burritos were my saviors while living at school..can’t lie though, I still eat them regularly regardless of the fact that I have a full kitchen at home 🙂

    ahhh love the video, you are so legit!

  10. Emily on September 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Great that you got chosen to talk on the news!
    Also so happy that when we were in Tucson in July we went to Poca Cosa! Our friends obviously have good taste 🙂

  11. Leianna on September 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I just moved to a small town in Iowa, but we have a very unique restaurant called Blue Mountain that a millionare from the area built around his worldy travels. So unique and food is amazing!

  12. Lindsey (Mrs. LC) on September 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Look at you and all your tv appearances! Watch out world, soon it will be the national news. 😉

    Love Amy’s. Same burrito went into my belly for lunch today, too. 🙂

  13. Caitlin on September 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Did you meet your hubby while waiting in line or did one/both of you work there? how cute, either way! I think I need to hit up Starbucks even more often now 😉

  14. Melissa on September 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Wow, that was an impressive amount of broccoli!! 🙂 If I had a blogger meet up in San Diego, I’d like to go to my favorite Italian restaurant: Firenze. Mmmmmm

  15. fittingbackin on September 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Smart dinner – looks so good!! I haven’t had an Amy’s burrito in too long. Great video!!

  16. Jenna on September 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    totally agree with the amy’s burrito! it is defs a favorite of mine and super quick to make!

  17. Carrie on September 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Gina!!!

    Just wanted to say congrats on the media coverage for 105…so awesome!!! Loving the stories about your new adventure.

    If there were to be a healthy living blog meet-up around here, I would definitely want it to be at Sublime in Ft. Lauderdale. I would walk many miles to eat there, it is a superlative and very well known vegetarian spot down here. While I don’t have my own blog and am experimenting with a new diet at this point, I would be there!!! 🙂

  18. TonjaToi on September 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Cafe Poka Cosa is my fav… the vegeterian dishes are to DIE FOR and more than filling, the decor, even the chalk board is cute. I always go w/ the chefs selection and have never been disappointed. Back when I was single and guys would ask where I wanted to go for dinner I would play coy and end up suggesting Poka Cosa ;-). Mouth is watering – need to go there soon.
    Can’t wait for the recap!

  19. Pam on September 13, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Bravo Gina…well done!

  20. K on September 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Ahhh G$!! You look great – loved the piece! My favorite part about Amy’s burritos are the flaky exterior! The inside is good but I wouldn’t hate it if I bought one with just crust 😉

  21. Courtney on September 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Blaaaahhh, I hate ironing!

  22. Shelby on September 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I love Amy’s burritos! I need to pick up some more ASAP!

  23. kim on September 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    You eat SO healthy – I’m jealous! I say that b/c well, as much as I want to eat healthier – I really don’t like veggies. I know, I’m still 5 years old. With your new cooking skills and general health knowledge – what advice or cooking tip would you give someone who is looking to try to love veggies? They look so pretty and I try to arrange them in a nice way on a plate, but at the end of the day – they are still veggies, lol!

  24. Jenny on September 13, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for giving us college kids a shout-out/meal idea! The microwave can be my best friend sometimes 🙂

  25. Lexie on September 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Everything I see from the restaurant looks amazing!!! I think I would love it! Btw…you looked great on the video 🙂

  26. Gliding Calm on September 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Dang! Ironing is a pain!!!

    I have been craving a burrito for the last 5 days. I think I may hafta have one tomorrow, yes?

  27. Stephanie on September 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Amy’s burritos, such a great go-to quickie meal! Cedarlane are good as well – esp the cous cous burrito yum! Can’t wait for some more raw food action next week, I’m sure the pics will be drool-worthy per usual 😉

  28. Jenn (eating bender) on September 13, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I just got caught up on your week – woo, what a whirlwind, girly! I am amazed by all that you’ve been able to see, do and eat 🙂 Amazed, amazed, amazed (it deserves repeating). You look so good on TV! It suits you.

    If I could have a blog meet up in Chicago, I’d want to have it at Karyn’s Raw and/or Cooked (I know that I like it) or The Chicago Diner (have heard nothing but good things). Will you come visit me now? 😉

    Have another “blasty” week, lady!!

  29. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on September 13, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    You look great in the clip! Very natural!

    If I had a meet up in NYC, I’d love to go to Joya in Brooklyn… it’s sort of underground but the food is so fresh, flavorful and creative!


  30. Romy on September 14, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Hi Gina,

    you look gorgeous on TV! Can’t wait for more pics from this raw goodies you’re making there 🙂

    On another note, I have to compliment you for your discipline you have toward eating healthy stuff and working out so regularly!! I wish I had some of it 😉

    Wish you a beautiful week!


  31. Katie on September 14, 2009 at 10:39 am

    You’re a star!!! Yea!! Congrats on your TV debut!!

  32. GirlonRaw on September 14, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Eeeeee heeeee heeee heeeee!!!! I am sooo going to link back to this! I WAS THE CALL FROM SAUDI ARABIA THAT MATTHEW MENTIONED. HAHAHAHA :))

  33. Alicia on September 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Look at you! You look great! YAY!

  34. iashah on January 5, 2010 at 12:26 am

    am having problem to downsize my stomach as i continous do the work out. Is my workout routine is wrong or what? please advice

    • Fitnessista on January 5, 2010 at 8:39 am

      hey iashah,
      the two things that will emphasize stomach shrinking are cardio and healthy eating.. check out this post:

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