Hey guys! How are ya??? THE WEEKEND IS IN SIGHT! Bring iiiiiiiiiit 😀
Last night was such a blasty but I’m definitely feeling the effects of this:
The girls came over when I got home from teaching spin and Zumba. There were 6 of us but at least we didn’t each drink our own bottle like that one time 😉
Here is the spread:
Cucumbers, Sabras roasted red pepper hummus and carrots:
Olives, Tuscan White Bean Dip, and whole wheat pita wedges
Herbed havarti and gouda:
Artichoke dip from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan:
Kashi and sesame crackers:
And for our meal, I made my secret recipe whole wheat pizza empanadas (aka calzones) stuffed with goat cheese, (NEW food alert!) goat gouda, zucchini, onion, garlic, eggplant, sundried tomatoes and seasonings.
Served with a greens salad (with red and yellow bell pepper, cucumber, flax oil, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper) and the sauce I made in advance for dipping.
100% pure unadulterated FOODGASM 😀
And of course, a couple (few? handful? who’s counting?) glasses of organic red:
And then, the best part……
PIZOOOOOOOOOOOOKIE! Pizookie! Pizookie!
I made the oatmeal-raisin cookies in Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and used vegan dark chocolate chips instead of the raisins. I put the cookies into individual tart pans and baked them for 8 minutes instead of 11 so that they were still slightly raw and gooey. (The bonus about eating vegan cookies is that you can eat them uncooked and not have to worry about salmonella). I topped them with MY NEW FAVORITE ICE CREAM:
I bought two pints of this at the little health food store (LOVE that place!) and wait until you hear the ingredients: coconut milk (trace amount of guar gum to hold it together), agave, vanilla extract and vanilla beans. God bless them. The other coconut milk ice creams I’ve seen have had an ingredient list as long as my arm!
I scooped the ice cream onto the warm and gooey cookies and topped it with more vegan chocolate chips. And then, it rocked my face off.
Oh yes… oh yes… oh yes. Pizookie, you have stolen my heart.
The icing on the proverbial cake: EVERYTHING served last night was vegetarian, totally healthy and way delicious. Good times with great friends as usual 😀
This morning, I was a complete zombie. Good thing I had a training appointment early this morning- bahhhh. I did manage to stumble into the kitchen and make a Cullen juice to wake me up:
(2 carrots, 1/4 of a giant beet and a Fuju apple)
It’s funny how I crave juice first thing in the morning instead of coffee. It really helps to wake me up and after I’ve had my juice and bfast, I make the cafe.
I grabbed and Ezekiel, AB and banana toast before heading to work (and WATER!!!):
After two training appointments, I’m back in the casa and thinking about a little nap before going back to work. After training I’m going to yoga, back to work, then coming home to make some dinner for the pilot and go for a swim (or a “float”, rather).
Have a wonderful day, bloggies <3