Flip Winner + Gahhhlicky Dinner

Hiiiii 🙂 Happy Indian Food Wednesday and happy Garlic Gifting Day (more on that in a sec) 😀

First things first: the winner of the Flip giveaway– thank you so much to those of you who entered!!! <3


(I used the pilot number generator and asked him to pick a number between 1 and 707)

Comment #361!


Congratulations, Kyla!!! Please send me your shipping info to fitnessista at gmail dot com and I’ll forward it to the Cisco fairy 😀

To the many of you who didn’t win, keep an eye open for a blogiversay giveaway next week- my baby blog is almost two 🙂


Last night, I was needing some energy before heading back to work (and some electrolytes after Insanity), so I made a raw vegan red bull, commonly referred to as “green juice”


– 1 green apple

– 1 cucumber

– spinach

– 1/2 lemon

– spirulina a

– jealous Bella on the side 😉 She was scoping out my juice! Little nugget.

When I got back from training appointments, I wanted a quick and easy meal.

Goat cheese, strawberry and balsamic salad:


and TJs vegan split pea soup a la can:


It needed a little sumthin’ sumthin’ so I added cayenne

+ Gold 😀


As you guys know, I’ve been a little obsessed with Garlic Gold lately. If it’s savory, chances are that I sprinkle some Garlic Gold on it… that is, if I don’t eat it by the palm full 😉

crunchies (2)

Heh heh. I do have to point out that my gum consumption = my garlic consumption 😉 (This garlic isn’t stinky at all- it smells and tastes pretty dang lovely)

Anyway, the kind people at Garlic Gold have offered a special promo for ya’ll since I love it so much- a Group Shop on Open Sky!

Here’s how it works:

– 20 people need to sign up to purchase to get the discount

– No one is charged until at least 20 people sign up

– The deal: Buy one Garlic sampler pack ($21 value) and get one FREE! $42 worth of garlicky goodness for $21

Fellow garlic lovahs rejoice! *Click here* if you’d like to get in on the action- the free sampler pack would make a great gift


Well I’m off to Insanitize and then going to the dentist… I’ve always made appointments for when I go to Tucson, but since I haven’t been home (and probably won’t be going home until the fall), I had to make an appointment here. Wish me luck! :/ My dentist happy thought: I get Zumba + Indian Food tonight

See ya later this afternoon!


Something to talk about: Which ingredient do you find yourself using allllllll the time?? My cayenne and garlic get quite a workout 😉 Also, how does your eating style change with the seasons? Usually, over the summer, I crave way more smoothies, fruit and salads, but this summer so far has been different- I still want oats and soup! We’ll see what happens when it gets REALLY hot and muggy over here 😉

Something to do: Summer Shape Up! How’s Week 2 going so far?

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  1. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on June 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Summertime usually has me craving cold, creamy things too like smoothies, fresh salads, and of course, ice cream. 🙂
    I actually made a chilled squash and carrot soup last night for dinner which is DELICIOUS – perfect for summer, if you want to check it out!!
    P.S. – I love your nail polish color in the “green juice” photo…what brand/color is that? (if you don’t mind my asking!) 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      thanks! it’s an opi suede polish- i got it at sephora 🙂
      that soup sounds wonderful!

  2. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on June 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I find that I’m ALWAYS using cinnamon and chipotle chili powder (but not together!) They make things taste so much better!

    I also crave more smoothies, fruit, and salads in the summer, as well as BBQ food! In the winter, I tend to go for warmer things – oatmeal, oven-roasted squash (butternut is the best!) and my veggies tend to be more cooked than raw.

  3. Georgia on June 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Love the nail polish!

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

      thank you!

  4. Sarah on June 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I have been using a TON of cumin lately because I kept forgetting it was in the back of the spice cabinet and ended up with 3 bottles! It adds a great smoky flavor 🙂

  5. Lisa Chin, HHC on June 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I’m definitely a chronic garlic user-courtesy of my mom. It’s not a meal unless I have 3 cloves in it and my fingers stink of it.
    As I’ve cleaned up my diet and become more in tune with nature, I have definitely noticed a difference in what I eat during the seasons. Summer is definitely a time to eat lighter and I’ve found that although I really crave those heavy meals in the winter, I know that I don’t need them to be THAT heavy. Our primative cravings aren’t as applicable nowadays with central heating and food in abundance.

  6. Kristen on June 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I was just going to ask about your nail color, but I noticed it was already asked earlier! I love it though, it’s so pretty! I’m lovin cumin right now and use it in my own healthier version of lettuce wraps

  7. kyla on June 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Mmm cinnamon and vanilla extract are a must in my oatmeal. My favorite seasoning is from The Columbia Restaurant in St. Armands Circle in Florida.We always stock up on it because that stuff is baller!

  8. sandy on June 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Gabriellas Seasoning on Salmon will change your life.

  9. Running Betty on June 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I use cumin, curry and cinnamon a lot. Sometimes all together!

  10. Marissa on June 3, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I definately can tell lot more fresh fruit now that its summer! Berries, peaches, grapes, cantaloupe, pineapple… yumm! I’ve also been eating a ton of giant protein shakes; they taste like big bowls of ice cream, but I simply get too cold to eat them during winter!

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