Rows of ‘roons

Hi everyone! HAPPY FRIIIIIIIIIIIDAY! Yeahhhhhhh 😀

After being gone for school and trying to get back in the swing of Valdizzy life again, things finally feel back to normal around here. All because I made some macaroons.


I always call dibs on the paddle:


Ready to go into the dehydrator…


Rows of beautiful roons 😀


I tried a new technique and made the almond flour instead of just grinding up the almonds like I usually do. WHOA!!! It made such a difference in the texture (even lighter and fluffier than before!).  Also, by soaking the almonds and then dehydrating them first, it neutralizes enzyme inhibitors (that initially protect the nut/seed in the wild but make the nuts more difficult to digest) it actually eases digestion and increases the protein and nutrient content of the nut. Pretty sweet, eh? Literally 😀

Some have miraculously disappeared from the dehydrator within the past day (I know what you’re up to, pilot!). They just taste better when they’re not totally “cooked” and are warm from the dehydrator 😀



Our dinner last night was slightly lame but still delicious. Our friends re-scheduled Indian for lunch today, instead of for dinner last night, the pilot got home late from work, I got home late from shopping (bahaha), so I picked up sushi from Publizzle for him, and I had this:


A can of Amy’s vegetable barley soup and two eggs whites with cayenne. Kind of a small dinner for me, but my appetite has been a little off lately. Don’t you fret, it’s already back 😉


This morning, I walked outside with the puppers, and check out who was chilling on the grill.


He happy, he happy 😀

I took little Bella to get a haircut since she is rocking a wild afro right now. So she’s at the groomers for the rest of the day:



Here’s what today’s looking like: bfast, yoga, massage and facial (yessssssssss), meeting the girls for Indian, training appointment, picking up Bella and then taking both dogs to get some vaccinations so they can stay at the kennel while I’m in Cali. The puppies have a long day, too! First Bella is getting bathed and groomed and then they both have to get shots. I always stop at Brusters and get them vanilla ice cream after their vet appointments 😉

Have a very happy Friday!



Orlando bloggies: Let me know if you’d like to get together for dinner Sunday night or shopping Sunday afternoon 😀

Something to think:

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

Thich Nhat Hanh


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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Is that a real frog?! I have never seen a frog in such a bright green color! It is pretty!

    • Fitnessista on October 16, 2009 at 9:15 am

      yes, it’s real!! i thought he was pretty, too 😀

  2. Laura W on October 16, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Sounds like a good (but busy) day! The pups will sleep well tonight. 🙂 I can’t wait until I can put some of those macaroons into a shopping cart! Haha

  3. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) on October 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I think its cute you take your pups to get ice cream after the vet! lol

    Macaroons look yum!! 🙂 Have a super (busy) day!

  4. VeggieGirl on October 16, 2009 at 9:51 am

    MACAROONS!!! So psyched in my household 😀

    Aww Bella 😀

    Have fun tonight!!

  5. K on October 16, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Awww look at that little froggie – too cute!! I treat the Brat to ice cream as well. She’s ADDICTED!! Hope you enjoy Indian tonight 🙂

  6. Stephanie on October 16, 2009 at 9:54 am

    sounds like you have a fabulous day planned – i’m jealous, this cubicle on a rainy day is not doin’ it for me haha! pups get ice cream after the vet, that is freaking awesome 🙂 lucy would love that idea!

  7. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on October 16, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Yay! Enjoy Indian!! And your dinn looks perfect to me! How did you cook those egg whites?

    • Fitnessista on October 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

      i sprayed a glass bowl with olive oil then microwaved them for about 2 minutes. super easy!

  8. Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life on October 16, 2009 at 10:01 am

    What a cute lil froggy!! My doggy is getting his fro off today too 🙂

  9. Erica on October 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

    mmmmm talk about rows of deliciousness! I would totally steal them out of the dehydrator while they’re “cooking” – I bet the rawness of the dough is amazing. Hope both you and the puppers have a great day.

  10. Tavolini on October 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Wowza–that is a cute frog!! Have a fun day and hope the puppies enjoy their ice cream 🙂

  11. Diana on October 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Bella is so cute 🙂
    And those macaroons sound so good!

  12. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 16, 2009 at 10:12 am

    MMMM ROOONNNNSSSS!!!!!!! I can’t even tell you how many times the fiance has said “can you make those coconut thingies?” He’s funny.

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I made choco macacroons the day before yesterday. And mailed some off to some friends but yes I agree a few disappeared before I did that 🙂 and they are wayyyy better warm and ooey gooey 🙂 And then I made kale chips which I am hoarding for myself! LOL TGIF I agree Gina and have a great day, ok!

  14. Des on October 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Love the quote-Read “Peace is Every Step by Thich Nat Han. You will never be the same after you read it! Enjoy your day.

  15. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on October 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Macaroons! I have a question about your ‘roons, actually (not about the recipe, don’t worry!): What is your scooping technique in order to form them into perfect little domes? Melon baller? Ice cream scooper? I feel like the latter would be too big though… Anyway, I’m on my way to mastering the use of my oven in place of a real dehydrator and am thinking of playing with a cookie/macaroon type recipe tonight but don’t want sloppy (dough) balls. Ya know.

  16. Pure2Raw Twins on October 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Hope you and the pups have a wonderful day…and yay for macaroons : )

  17. Whitney @ Lettuce Love on October 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Bella is so sweet. I love her crazy/cute hair!

  18. Katie on October 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

    AWWW look at that froggggyyyy

  19. Julie on October 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I’m thinking the fitnessista needs to have another macaroon giveaway…;)

    Cool frog!! I love frogs!

  20. Lyss on October 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    your dog is a GEM!

    would you believe i’ve never tried a macaroon? i KNOW i’ve gotta be missing out!

  21. april on October 16, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    That’s so interesting about the almonds! Thanks for sharing!

    And that little frog is darling!

  22. Donna Porter on October 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Those ‘roons would have went perfectly with my Chai green tea while working on homework today!

  23. Jenna on October 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    have fun at indian lunch with the girls!

  24. healthy ashley on October 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Yuuuuuummmmmy macaroons!!

  25. kirsten on October 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    i saw your quote on!! that’s awesome 🙂

  26. Paige @ Running Around Normal on October 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Those macaroons look delish! As always 🙂 LOL at Bella’s wild afro! Niko’s got some hair going on, too.

  27. Shelby on October 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Oh how I wish I had some macaroons right now!

  28. Errign on October 16, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Bella is looking especially cute with her little ‘fro, I must say.

    Drooling over those macaroons!

  29. jessica on October 19, 2009 at 12:09 am

    YuM! A quick question, though – how do you make your own almond flour? I moved to New Zealand last year and they just don’t have it here…for $3, I can buy a 75 gram packet of ‘ground almonds’…but they’re more chunky, less meal-y/flour-y. Would love any advice you have. LOVE your site and just think it’s the bomb. Thanks, lady!

  30. Chrissy on October 19, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    This might be a dumb question lol, but how do you make the egg whites into that shape and to puff like that?? I tried doing it off the top of my head and I failed :(.

    • Fitnessista on October 19, 2009 at 8:39 pm

      hey chrissy,
      the macaroons are vegan, so no egg whites 😀

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