Feelin’ feastly

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday 🙂 Hope you’re having a good morning afternoon. The pilot and I slept in quite a bit today, but last night’s dinner party was a success.

While I was prepping everything, I wore my POM apron.


Set out the appetizer plates:


And the row of appetizers

row of appetizers

Hummus, smashed up in the mortar and pestle (Opa style!) with garlic, cumin, cayenne, awesome extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and tahini


With bleu-cheese stuffed olives, carrots and snap peas


Tuscan White Bean Dip (using a little on the canned liquid to thin it out, instead of the plain yogurt)

bean dip

Crack, for dipping


Goat cheese stuffed mushrooms


(used millet bread instead of regular sandwich bread, to make them gluten-free)

The salad was mixed organic greens, with anjou pears, crumbled goat cheese, rawnola, and Organicville agave-sweetened balsamic dressing


Table setting:


The guys’ lasagna and the girls’ lasagna (using goat cheese instead of ricotta for the butternut squash lasagna)


My plate and bowl:


(x2… so good)

And the best part:


(Vegan gluten-free almond butter chocolate chip cookies for the girls with coconut bliss vanilla ice cream, vegan chocolate chips, and alaska organic vegan chocolate syrup.. the boys had Pillsbury chocolate chunk cookies with Ben and Jerry ice cream)


Pizookie! Pizookie! Pizooooooooookie!!!!

So as you can see, it was a foodgasmic night with wonderful company 🙂

The pilot and I are going to make breakfast and then start cleaning the disaster that is our upstairs. We never caught up after our Gatlinburg vacay and then went to Tucson, so it’s time to make it spic and span 🙂

I’ll be finishing the Winter Shape Up workouts today (launches TOMORROW am!) and also filming a Zumba video.

See ya for dinner 😀



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  1. Ashlei on January 18, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Wow that’s my kind of dessert! You did such a great job on the dinner party.

    And yes, Mary’s Gone Crackers are definitely crack 😛

  2. Jo on January 18, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Oh my word, that meal looks absolutely incredible! Such a talented cook Gina!

  3. elizabeth on January 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    everything looks great, but that salad looks amazing!

  4. Monica on January 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    GINA! This is AMAZING!! I did the advanced workout and it was phenomenal! I have been getting bored with my exercise “routine” lately and needed something to kick my butt into gear.. I’m gonna feel it tomorrow haha;) I love the feeling of a good workout!

  5. Monica on January 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    haha oopss commented on the wrong post.. but you catch my driftt

    • Fitnessista on January 18, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      haha yes i do 🙂
      so glad you liked the advanced workout!

  6. Tara on January 19, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    haha lovin the apron! 😛

  7. EmJay on January 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I decided to try the stuffed mushrooms for a family meal (only I used feta instead of goat cheese because my family is picky about that) and even my hard-to-please parents loved it! I’m also addicted to a little thing called a breakfast cookie 🙂 especially with chocolate chips… yum yum yum. Your recipes are awesome!

  8. Kiley from Coconut Bliss on April 15, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I just came across your delicious Pizookie Woman’s Day feature, Yummy! I just posted a link up on our Facebook page!

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

      coconut bliss is my favorite ice cream… ever 🙂

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