Stoked for ‘chokes
Hi friends! IT’S FRIDAY!! Hope you have fun plans for this weekend <3
Last night’s lasagna was a hit 😀
While I was at Zumba, the Pilot finished baking the lasagna so it would be ready when I got home,
and also boiled some local, organic artichokes. I haven’t had a choke (or any green vegetable, really) for a while, so it was extra delicious.. especially with the leaves dipped in Goddess dressing. A lovely meal 😀
For dessert, I had a wedge of dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s and the Pilot busted out the Vosges Chocolate Bacon bar that was in his Easter basket.
The verdict? He was a fan.
Welcome to the Vosges obsession, my friend 🙂
This morning, I made a chocolate peanut butter-jelly smoothie:
(The Pilot’s squadron mug, which has a lady on the handle haha)
-1.5 C almond milk
-1 C frozen organic berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries)
-1.5 T raw cacao
-1 t raw honey
-1 T protein
-1 T peanut butter
and am about to do some cardio before heading to house inspection!!! SO EXCITED 😀
Bella is feeling under the weather, so I’m praying a vet trip doesn’t need to happen today :/
See ya this afternoon <3
Something to think:
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”
AJ Reb Materi
seriously vosges is the best chocolate I love it!
Your lasagna looks DE-LISH!
Love that quote…it’s so true!
I love artichokes! My mom always makes them for me when I go home to visit 🙂 Good luck with the inspection!
Thanks for the GF lasagna inspiration!
Im off to dream up a version of it 🙂
I haven’t been on your blog in a while and when I saw this smoothie recipe, I immediately wrote it down. I’m going to have to make this tomorrow AM. It looks delish! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hope Bella feels better and that the vet trip is not needed!! What’s wrong? I’ve had two bichons, both have had their share of sicknesses 🙁
Good luck with the house inspection!!
she has gotten sick twice and is now curled under the couch in a ball 🙁 she drank some water, which is a good sign, but no appetite
Poor thing! That’s really good that she has had (and wanted) some water! Hopefully it passes, and she doesn’t get sick again! Sending well wishes and bichon kisses Bella’s way!
hope Bella feels better asap! Maybe she needs some chicken? 😉
good luck with the house! SO EXCITING!!!
haha that’s a good idea! i gave her a treat after going out this morning, and it’s still sitting on the floor 🙁
I love chokes; I can even eat them straight from the can. Tell the Pilot I like his one eyebrow raise expression.
Good luck today! So excited for you!!!
I LOVE that quote! So true!!!
I am obsessed with chokes, I make a mean Quinoa stuffed choke 😉
I hope Bells is Okay 🙁
quinoa stuffed choke sounds amazing!
Love artichockes! Looks like a fabulous dinner. Poor Bella–I hope she’s feeling better!
hope lil bella feels better soon! <3
Oh, I love me some artichokes. We get them a lot in our CSA produce box – mmm!
Hope the puppy feels better! I don’t like vet trips (or the bills) either!
I am going to make your lasagna next week 🙂
🙁 I hope Bella feels better soon & you don’t have to go to the vet. It’s so hard when animals are sick!
Good luck with the house inspection! So exciting! Your dinner looked amazing!
Wow. That lasagna looks fabulous. I like your addition of beans too. Yum!
I will have to try that chocolate! Hope Bella is feeling better!
I can’t say I’ve ever tried bacon and chocolate together in a bar, but it sounds interesting and I’m glad the Pilot liked it! Good luck with the house, sending lots of good vibes your way!! 🙂
My boyfriend who never eats desserts, once tried a bite of my Vosges bacon chocolate bar and finished the whole thing!! Now I know to never buy it LOL
A. The lasagna looks amazing.
B. I hear ya on the Vosges obsession. I had their Chai chocolate bar yesterday and it was heavenly.
C. Feel better, Bella!
I have yet to try Vosages… but it’s on my list. I’ve been a bit of a dark chocolate “hoarder” lately, so I feel like I need to power through my stash (that won’t be a problem) before I buy some more!
Hope Bella feels better soon! My pup was sick last week, and it’s no fun. 🙁 Feeding mine some brown rice and a tablespoon of baked sweet potato made her all better, so I hope you find an easy solution for Bella, too! Vet visits stink!
need to get y grubby little hands on some vosges
heck yeah you do 🙂
Sending good vibes Bella’s way. I hate when my puppy is sick, it’s so sad and pathetic to watch 🙁
Mmmm, now I’m craving an artichoke.. I haven’t had a whole one in forever, and they are my fav! My mom used to stuff them with Italian breadcrumbs when I was little and they were amaze!
That quote is so crazy true! How sad 🙁
Good luck with the house and I am SO sorry about Bella 🙁 I know how hard it is when my own puppers is sick. Breaks my heart! Give her a good hug from me (and from all other readers!) and hopefully she starts to feel better soon.
Oh, and your review for the FT40 was dead on! So comfy! And now I know I’m apparently not eating enough to keep up with the calories burned during TurboFire! If anyone else is looking at an FT40, I seriously recommend it! AMAZING!
it’s amazing what an HRM can tell you! glad you like it 🙂
chocolate bacon…interesting… on the foodnetwork star, someone made bacon dipped in chocolate, the judges said that’s all you can make? too common. i’m like really?? hahah. anyways, oh..so my sis in law is also preggo!! with her second!! just found out this past weekend!! she’s about 6 weeks or so!!! eeeeeii!!!
Poor baby Bell! I hope she is just feeling a little blah and gets better soon (maybe it’s sympathy sickness : ) )
love: artichokes, vosges (that one is great!), pb&j & smoothies (put together? yum!), your house inspection!! yayyyy good day!
don’t love: sicky bella. hope she gets better quickly!!
That lasagna looks amazing! I’m going to definitely try it out 🙂
my hub’s cup from the military has a lady on it too….what gives?
Mmmm…that lasagna looks delish! I’ve never tried artichokes…I guess I should!
Okay I am convinced. I need to try some of this vosges. Must find a store that carries it.
I hope Bella feels better. Sending healing thoughts to her.
Poor Bella! I hope she feels better soon.
I need to make that smoothie, stat!
Vosges is soo good. Pricey but good 🙂
And you eating green veggies while preggers…good for you! I swear, the first 20 weeks, white, bland food was the only thing on my list…crackers, bread, white sugar LOL, more saltines, etc 🙂
Have a great weekend, Gina!
chocolate bacon?!?! the mind boggles, lol! 😀 xyx
PS: sending lots of woof well wishes to bella, i hope she feels better soon and that you don’t have to see the vet 🙂
Artichokes intimidate me! How do you go about cooking them??
That lasagna looks like the bomb. Glad you guys enjoyed it 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!
When I make a berry smoothie I wonder what the addition of peanut butter would taste like…I never thought about a PB and J sandwich, of course it would taste good. Plus what doesn’t take good with PB. I’m definitely giving this smoothie a try!!
Cooking artichokes totally intimidates me! I have no idea what to do with them. 😛
I hope Bella is feeling better!
I think that bacon bar is so funny. Using bacon in sweet applications has really taken off over the last little while. To much maple syrup from waffles falling onto bacon by its side I suppose. I love your quote at the end. So true
Yummy lasagna! Where do you find goat gouda??
trader joe’s, whole foods, publix
Oh, I hope poor Bella is okay. I had a scare this morning with my dog, too; I thought we were going to have to go to the emergency vet! He was running around the house like a maniac and caught one of his back feet on a chair rail… I thought he had dislocated his leg! But after some cuddling, I was able to get him to start walking on it again… so hopefully its just a sprain.
aww i hope so!! pet scares are the worst