Chocolate Hangover

Morning friends! How are you? Thanks for the sweet comments on our Easter celebration– it was amazing, for sure <3

Anyone else nursing a chocolate egg hangover? Yeah, me too ๐Ÿ™‚

To balance out some of the sweet treats we enjoyed yesterday, cheffer made us a healthy dinner.

salmon (2)

Orange salmon

salmon (3)

(he didnโ€™t love the scales on them, but it was NBD. I donโ€™t eat the skin, anyway)

+ steamed vegetables

veg

It was SO delicious. My bro has been off work for a few weeks since he had knee surgery, but goes back this week. I told him that he if he wants to practice cooking a few more times before he goes back, Iโ€™m his girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Washed dinner down with two more dark chocolate eggs — Easter only comes once a year ๐Ÿ™‚

After dinner, my mom, nana and I went to see Just Go With It. I was wondering if it would be any good because it was one of those movies that I didnโ€™t hear a single thing about, but we loved it. Warm, fuzzy and funny.

As lovely as my Easter was, Iโ€™m thinking Viesaโ€™s may have been even better.

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Her family put together an egg hunt just for her ๐Ÿ™‚

They taught her how to pop the eggs open with her teeth, so they fill them with treats and have her hunt for them.

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Itโ€™s basically the coolest and cutest thing Iโ€™ve ever seen ๐Ÿ˜€

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This morning, I was excited to try something new for b-fast:

crepes

Caprese crepes!

I used my standard crepe recipe with quinoa flour, and while the crepes cooked, I sautรฉed some onion and baby tomatoes.

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Topped each crepe with sundried tomato goat cheese, the onion and tomato mixture + fresh basil

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and rolled โ€˜em up!

Deeeeeelish.

Lotโ€™s of to-dos today. Iโ€™m off to get crackalackin ๐Ÿ˜€

See ya later this afternoon <3

xoxo

Gina

Something to do: Wish my beautiful twinnie friend Lori congratulations! Sheโ€™s engaged ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to start this morningโ€™s workout a little later since I was crying, haha. I love love <3

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60 Comments

  1. alicia on April 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I love that last pic of Vies lickin her chops!! that was the cutest idea. My dog loves to open nuts, she probably could have opened the plastic eggs…I’ll have to remember that for next year!

  2. Jackie @ Baking Charms on April 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Viesa’s egg hunt is the cutest thing!! How adorbs ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) on April 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I didn’t know lori was engaged!! YAY!! I’m gonna go give her congrats ๐Ÿ˜€

    And haha I have a SERIOUS chocolate hangover today, but in my book, that is cured through more chocolate…! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Megan @ Megan Mumbles on April 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I am also in a hangover but mine is wine.. hehe my family likes to drink!

  5. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on April 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Quinoa crepes — mmm!

  6. Erin @ GlamPersuasion on April 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Vies hunting the Easter Eggs is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

    Definitely having a chocolate hang over, especially since that’s what I gave up for Lent. I went nuts!

    Glad you had a great Easter!

  7. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on April 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Viesa searching for eggs to too stinkin’ cute ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m having a general sugar + carb hang over today, but I’m okay with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. April @ Grits & Granola Bars on April 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Those crepes look really delicious! I have never had a savory crepe before, I’m definitely trying this soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Ooooh the crepes look awesome!! So happy for Lori!

  10. Janna on April 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Where do you buy goat cream cheese? I am dairy free too.

  11. Chelsa on April 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    That is so cute to have a doggie Easter egg hunt. She must be a very smart little girl.

  12. Chelsa on April 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    That is so cute to have a doggie Easter egg hunt. She must be a very smart little girl.

  13. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I basically didnt have ANY chocolate this Easter, Wtf?! lol
    those crepes look good!
    I love seeing Viesa, looks like she has such a great family and is getting all the love and attention she needs. That egg trick is pretty cool

  14. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Your crepes look fantastic! I think cooking genes run wild in your family Gina! I haven’t seen or heard of Just Go With It but I’m googling the trailer now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Those crepes look delish! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I always love the updates on Vies <3 she's such an adorable pup and its good to hear shes doing well!

  16. Kate on April 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Ooh what a great idea with those crepes!

    And HOW SWEET about Viesa’s egg hunt! Adorable.

  17. Katie on April 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    omg Viesa on a egg hunt is adorable!!!! How cute!

    I know, Im so HAPPY for Lori! I teared up reading too, I love when people find their fairytale ending!!

    Have a great day! xoxo <3

  18. Theresa OBrien on April 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Those crepes look amazing! I have a quick question. I am having ACL reconstructive surgery on June 30th. Do you know if your brother chose to use cadaver or his own hamstring to repair his ACL? I am trying to decide which option I should do. It seems like hamstring is favored but the recovery is more difficult.

    Thank you!

  19. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on April 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Crepes sound delicious. I have a cookie hang over today, but I sweated it out with a run. I hope you have a great day!

  20. AJ on April 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Those crepes look perfect! You just reminded me that I need to restock my goat cheese stash!

  21. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Your crepes look delicious! And Viesa is so adorable — an egg hunt just for her. I’m so glad her new family just loves her to pieces.

    What is the tattoo on your bro’s wrist?

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      it’s a train- one of his many tats ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on April 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    What a talented dog! My dog would eat the entire egg.

  23. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    The caprese crepes look so good. I forgot about your crepes recipe…thanks for relinking.

    I love that first shot of your brother. The tattoo + the skilled care he is taking with the knife on the fish…sort of unexpected sight. Then again, many chefs are covered in sleeves. The artsy, creative set often times is ๐Ÿ™‚ The first looks great but I love that shot! It reminds me of some of the shots in Sarma’s second book.

    Have a great week, Gina!

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      you’re right! he’d fit right in at pure food and wine.. except for that fact that he hates raw food. haha

  24. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy on April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, the caprese crepes look fantastic!!

  25. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) on April 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Viesa is so cute, I love how there was an egg hunt just for her ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Heather (heathers dish) on April 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Oh man caprese crepes sound ah-mazing! I’m a huge fan if savory breakfasts ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. kate@ahealthypassion on April 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    its been forever since ive had crepes those look delish!! How cute is viesa ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Faith @ lovelyascharged on April 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m totally dying to try those crepes! I’ve been seriously slacking on the savory breakfast front, and I LOVE that idea to get me back into it!

  29. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on April 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I am on a jelly-bean hangover. Suger overload for sure :(. Salmon is my favorite fish! Orange salmon sounds yummy!

  30. Christine @ Burning It Off on April 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Breakfast/lunch crepes are sooo good! I think I like them even more than dessert crepes ๐Ÿ˜›

  31. Tracy @ Commit to Fit on April 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I have a major chocolate hangover. We are breaking up. For now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      we broke up for about 5 minutes.

  32. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on April 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    So cute that the dog was able to do an egg hunt, too!

  33. Dana Marie on April 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    mmm I had grilled salmon today too– on set…as an extra in Glee ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Holley @ Smart Snacking on April 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    What a cute idea for a dog Easter egg hunt! I might have to steal that idea next year for my doggy (hopefully I remember!)

  35. Mo on April 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    That is really sweet for Viesa’s family to create an easter egg hunt for her – don’t you feel happy that she is so loved! We always wrap Christmas gifts for our puppy but he’s so good, he has a hard time destroying anything – even if we want him to! Crepes look amazing. Have a really nice evening – my husband did a bunch of laundry on his lunch hour so I get to have a sock matching party tonight! Take care.

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      yes it makes my heart very happy!
      i’m impressed that you match socks.. ours get thrown into our respective sock drawers, and my socks almost never match haha

  36. Cheri on April 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Just thought I’d share I made my FIRST smoothie today! It was rather different from what you made on Friday but it was oh so yummy with bananas, strawberries, kiwi, peanut butter & protein! Thanks friend!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      that sounds so good!!! what’s your schedule like this week?

      • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

        i’ll text ya

  37. Claire on April 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    A chocolate hangover doesn’t sound so bad! Savory crepes sound so good right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on April 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    “They taught her how to pop the eggs open with her teeth, so they fill them with treats and have her hunt for them.” – That is too freakin cute!! I heart Viesa:)

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      so stinking cute. i’ve looked at the pictures on facebook at least 10 times

  39. caitlin on April 25, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I tried goat cheese after reading your blog and now im Hooked!! Im making a goat-cheese smothered chicken tonight, I’m so excited! I heart goat cheese ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. fittingbackin on April 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    oooh the fish looks great! I’m not a fan of eating the skin either.

    The crepes are so smart and look AWESOME!

  41. Pure2raw twins on April 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    thank you for the shout out!! it means so much to me
    I still cannot believe I am engaged…got any tips for me??

    Crepes sound amazing! so refreshing.
    Hope everything works out okay for your bro!

    love ya
    Lori

    • Fitnessista on April 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      let me know if you need help with wedding planning! i love this stuff ๐Ÿ™‚
      so very excited for you, friend ๐Ÿ™‚
      love you!

  42. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I loved Just Go With It too! That little girl with the fake accent was hilarious. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Aww Viesa must have loved that egg hunt. How cute!

  43. Lisa on April 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Our lab had her own egg hunt by robbing the kids baskets & helping herself to chew up plastic eggs! I’m addicted to the chocolate robin eggs. Salmon & crepes look tasty.

    • Lisa on April 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      I thought just go with it was funny too.

  44. fran hlavacek on April 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    MMMMMMM! Caprese Crepes! nom, nom, nom.
    Glad you had a happy day.
    Peace,
    fran

  45. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on April 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Those crepes look absolutely divine.

    And I basically want to teach my dog how to do that egg trick. That’s so cool.

  46. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on April 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I had a serious sugar hangover yesterday, but it was more due to the large amount of ice cream I consumed on Sunday night. A few of us girls decided to hang out after our church’s Sunday night service and play Apples to Apples…and eat ice cream. The resulting sugar high made the game hilarious, because we got LOUD. Haha.

  47. LauraJayne on April 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I love crepes – my grandmother used to make them (in a Scandinavian dish called lefsa) and I’ve never been brave enough to try to make them myself! She took a remarkably long time making them (all day, sometimes), and I think it totally intimidated me! Plus, her’s were always high in sugar and fat – I just assumed I couldn’t make a healthy version! These look amazing – and it looks like you make them in a “regular” pan? I think it’s time for me to give them a try!

  48. Christin@purplebirdblog on April 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    OMG… Vies hunting for eggs is the best thing EVER in the history of all things! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      for real! i’ve looked at the pictures so many times

  49. LeeAnn on April 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I created an egg hunt for my puppy as well ๐Ÿ˜€ He loved it and was so proud of himself!

  50. ErinL on April 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve had too much sugar lately…. Now I need to detox!!! Ugh

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