Practice Makes Perfect

Hi friends 🙂

Happy Monday! Thank you so much for all of your support and words of love about Vies going to college. Foxy lady is already settled and living it up with her new family in Phoenix <3


So, since I’ve gotten to Tucson, I’ve made up for lost Mexican food 😉

Last night, we dined at Guadalajara Grill, where they make the salsa and guacamole fresh at your table (according to your spiciness preferences), give you magical sangria glasses that refill on their own


and warm tortilla chips that will envelope your soul in a warm sarape.

For my entree, I rolled with the guaco-tacos: homemade tortillas filled with fresh guacamole and lettuce, refried beans


and rice, which I subbed veggies for.


It was uhhhhmazing.

Since I’ve gotten to Tucson, I’ve also started to feel more adventurous with my food (hi, chicken), and am experimenting with foods and recipes that have always been on the backburner (pun?).

Like last night… this girl made muffins.


So I pretty much never make muffins, unless I make these blueberry ones for the Pilot. My carb of choice is either a doughy piece of bread or a gooey piece of cake. The muffin is like the middle man.

After perusing some recipes online, I remembered one was in my Babycakes cookbook and decided to give it a whirl.


Per usual, I didn’t follow it exactly.


I added lemon to the almond milk, to make vegan buttermilk (you can also use apple cider vinegar to do this), flour was Bob’s gluten-free baking mix, no agave in the casa (my bro made me throw it away since it was banned at Canyon Ranch) so I used Stevia baking mix, added some flax and mixed organic berries because I was feeling a little wild 😉

Turned this:


Into this:


Mmmmm. Multi-colored lopsided muffins


Ewww. Haha :oP

I incorporated one of the culinary disasters into this morning’s Mexi-meal:

Leftover veg and frijoles, scrambled 2 farm eggs, topped everything with farmer’s market hot salsa


The muffin was ok, but I still prefer bread or cake 😉

bfast (2)

I’m off to walk Bella before yoga and then lots of work to do.

See ya laterrrrr <3



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  1. Anna on January 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    hey, i have to ask.. how do the cups refill themselves?
    i love love love your blog by the way! i read it everyday. everything you make sounds so delicious, just wish we had more health supermarkets over here in the UK, i literally wouldn’t know where to get half the stuff you use 🙁
    Still. it all looks amazing, and i really do love your blog!
    Anna xxx

    • Fitnessista on January 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      thank you, anna!
      the cups refill themselves when you’re not looking and the server fills your glass 😉

  2. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Mmm you’re seriously making me crave Mexican food lately! But all the Mexican places around here are so Americanized! 🙁

  3. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on January 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I could really go for a muffin right about now. Those look great! Glad to hear Vie is all settled in her new home. 🙂

  4. Jaclyn on January 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Omgosh, table made guac AND sangria glasses that magically refill themselves?! that sounds like my kinda place!! 😉

    Gina, following your post yesterday about how you are going to do a grocery budgeting post soon, I would love to see a post about how you do meal planning. You have mentioned before about how you meal plan for the week, with grocery shopping, etc, but I think it would be really helpful (as I am trying to learn how to organize my life and start doing this better 🙂 ) to do a post on what goes in to your meal planning! When meal planning do you consider food groups/calories/tastes/variety, etc etc. Will look out for that one!

    Have a great day!

    • Fitnessista on January 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      thanks girl- awesome idea for a reader’s request post!

  5. christina on January 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i would have gladly taken Viesa…I live in Scottsdale and have two shibas that i rescued. great to hear she has a great home!!! 🙂

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