Street Eats

Hiiiiii ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope youโ€™re having a beautiful Sunday!


We took Bella to a baseball game last night and when we got home, one of her ears was BLACK. We have no clue how it happened.

When I could pry the Pilot away from his video game extravaganza with my bro, we hit up the 4th Ave Street Fair.


The Street Fair is twice a year and they block off 4th Ave for vendors, musicians and food booths. (You can read my last street fair re-cap *here*– it was when I had just arrived in Tucson)

The weather was GORGEOUS yesterday, so the street fair was bumpin.

street fair

We had a blasty people-watching,


(my favorite sport is people-watching)

shopping (I picked up some organic goat cheese and two candles)

squealing over Mexican skeletons (ok, that was just me)


oogling the amazing art


and eating ๐Ÿ™‚

Brisket for the Pilot


New Delhi vegan tamale (with potatoes, carrots, peas, curry and spicy green salsa) for me


(My bicep isnโ€™t really that hugeโ€ฆ I think? The tamale was heavy, haha)

Snow Cone for the Pilot.

snow cone

The Street Fair is one of the fun, unique little things about Tucson ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you have anything similar where you live??

After walking around for about 2 hours, we headed back to the madreโ€™s where Meg was making dinner for the fam.

Chicken and waffles, per my brotherโ€™s request.

chicken n waffles

She did the chicken in panko bread crumbs and baked it,


and I was the designated waffle-maker ๐Ÿ™‚


(I made about 10 waffles and the first 2 were legendary fails)

Since I had just munched my tamale, I wasnโ€™t hungry and just hung out with the fam, and made some chicken of my own when we got back to the casa:

chicken (2)

BBQ chicken with steamed brussels, + salad with Organicville dressing and flax:


Flax has become my new salad topping lurve <3

Well weโ€™re off to see what adventures we can get into today, and also film a video post and take pics for my new header ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a lovely afternoon and Iโ€™ll see ya later today!


Something to do: Go shoeless! On Tuesday, TOMS (my fave shoe company) is doing a โ€œOne Day Without Shoesโ€ event. You can read all the deets *here*. It should be fairly easy for me to participateโ€ฆ Iโ€™m barefoot 90% of the time ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on April 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    That tamale sounds insane… Nice guns ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Julia on April 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    can’t wait for the new blog design+header.
    hope Bella’s ear is back to pearly white?!

  3. Jackie @ Baking Charms on April 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    My boyfriend and his friends can play NHL and NBA for hoursss… what is it with men and their video games?

    I love street fairs! My family and I are always searching the newspapers and websites for them in our area. They are so much fun and a great way to experience different kinds of food ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. G on April 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Um I was totally admiring your bicep for a good minute before I kept scrolling down and saw your comment – it made smile.
    You’re HOT! Own those biceps!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    i love those mexican skeletons, the bf and i were gonna pick some up while in mexico, but didn’t really see a place where we would keep them so we decided against bringing other unnecessary items home lol
    i love street fairs, we have a good one in the late summer.
    cant wait to see how your new blog design turns out, so much fun, i know designing mine was a lot of fun.

  6. Chelsea on April 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I love the Mexican Skeletons too!! And….if I ran into you in a dark alley with biceps like that I would lay down and whimper so you wouldn’t punch my face in! LOL!! Also…hello seksi pilot man and his seksi snow cone….delish ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      hahahah! it’s hard to tell which looks more tasty ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Christine @ Burning It Off on April 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I love street festivals. When I lived downtown Toronto, I used to go to tons of them but we don’t have that many where I live right now (in the suburbs). Fun blog by the way!!

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      thank you!

  8. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food on April 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’m so jealous of your street fair, the food looks so yummy! I can’t wait for the farmer’s markets to open up here in Chicago…

  9. Dee on April 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    How cool is your street fair?! Sounds and looks like you guys had a blast!

  10. Joelle on April 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    We have a street fair here every summer but no good eats and no good buys.
    And I <3 people watching too ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Candace ( inFITation) on April 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Chicken and Waffles looks delicious! I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!

  12. Laura on April 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I actually bought a smaller version of that gnome sculpture for my inlaws at an art fair last Fall. They have more of an eclectic taste and I thought it was too awesome to pass up. They loved it!

  13. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I was thinking your bicep was looking super pumped! Love it.

    Never had chicken and waffles before, but I would have had to try it, sounds delicious!

  14. Shea on April 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I had a question regarding not eating with the family: my family gets really upset when we don’t all eat at the same time together, mainly because I’m in recovery from an eating disorder. Does it ever become an uncomfortable issue with you and your fam? How do you suggest tackling the tension?

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      it’s prob different in my case because i’ve never experience an eating disorder. its not a big deal… my mom has this thing where she makes food for everyone- if you want it, eat it, if you don’t, that’s cool too
      maybe have something small to make them happy? or just sit at the table with them if you’ve eaten already and keep them company? that’s what i usually do… or just make sure your meal times coincide with the fam’s, so they don’t worry about you <3

  15. The Teenage Taste on April 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I love people watching! It’s so fun to just sit down and enjoy the fresh air! Glad you enjoyed the fair!

  16. Andrea on April 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Tucson street fair is the best! Gotta love the Tucson flavor ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you guys had a great time – how fun!

  17. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on April 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    The street fair looks so fun! I love fair food. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Katie on April 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Love the Snow Cone Yum that Pilot had! I used to go crazy over those when I was younger! I had a snoopy snow cone maker ! I miss that! haha!

    Have a great day love!!! xoxo <3

    • missy on April 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      Ahhh! I had the Snoopy Snowcone Maker too ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on April 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I want to put flax on my salads now too-thanks for the idea! And I LOVE going shoeless-yipppeee ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on April 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Oh, I like the Pilot’s shirt – it looks like something my husband would wear. Where’s it from?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      lululemon ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Hope the picture shoot for the header goes well! That’s exciting!

    I LOVE street fairs, outdoor festivals, farmers markets and things like that. The food, the vibe, the energy, live music, free samples…it’s all so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks like you guys had a blast! And yes, awesome biceps. Your new blog title should be The Gun Show ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Amelia on April 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    What fun! Glad you had an awesome day with the Pilot. I’m loving his scruffy “unshaven” look….I love it when Kevin sports that look (it makes him look tougher than he really is ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). And rock those biceps!

    I won’t be going shoeless over here on Tuesday. I don’t think they would let me into my nutrition labs.

  23. sarah on April 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    random – both my parents and i have one of those gnome being carried by monsters statue things (for lack of better words). we got them two years ago in a jokey white elephant exchange from a friend in who lives in vietnam (and got them there). so it’s weird to see them at the street fair!

  24. andrea on April 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    the flax on your salad– is that the flax meal??

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm


  25. Lisbeth on April 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Eee, I love the Mexican skeletons!

    I hope you put up some tips and such about your new blog design/header. I have the roughest time making mine look swanky.

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      i totally will!

  26. Chelsa on April 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    look at those biceps… no body better mess with you

  27. Hannah on April 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    That street fair looks like so much fun! I love live music, just people jamming and having a great time. I’m not sure about the shoeless thing…I think it’s a great idea but I’m in college and I work in a dining hall…I don’t know if they’d allow that!

  28. Cameo on April 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    OOOh! Good call – flax on salad! I will def have to try that.

  29. Janna on April 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Jealous of your beautiful weather! I love street fairs, can’t wait till the Spring/Summer in NYC when they will have lots! Haha, I totally noticed your bicep and what like “Holy crap, is that her bicep?? I need to start doing her workouts again!”

  30. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on April 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    We had a street fair like that in my college town and I LOVED it! It looks like you and the Pilot had a great time!

  31. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    i love being barefoot, whenever i can i dont wear shoes or socks, i have some vibrams, and once these gigantic puddles and snow is gone ill be rockin those all the time, practically barefoot!

  32. Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude on April 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I am so exited to move back to seattle- during the summer there are some awesome street fairs!

  33. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic on April 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Street Fair sounds so fun! We have similar events here in Boston and I love the festive atmosphere in each event. I recently had some chicken and waffles and I’m still thinking about it!

  34. Faith @ lovelyascharged on April 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Did you have any favorite street fairs/markets/etc when you lived in Orlando? I know we have SO many but I have yet to go out and explore them (crazy I know!!!)

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      LOVE the winter park farmer’s market!

  35. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on April 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Snow Coness!! We have a place here that only sells those things called SnoBiz. It’s jammin during the summer.

  36. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Stop being so modest girl – you have killer biceps!

    I love people watching too! Even if it makes me a giant creeper. ๐Ÿ˜›

  37. missy on April 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    People watching is fun, I agree! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d love if Meg would share her chicken recipe. I tried it once, dipping the chicken in panko and baking, but just ended up with a greasy mess!

  38. Jamie@Healthywalk on April 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I love BBQ chicken! That looks incredible!

    We have a cute little market where my parents live that’s open in on Saturday mornings in the summer. It’s got lots of great veggies and fruits that I LOVE to stock up on and take back to school! It also has flavored coffees and some tasty pastries that I like to indulge in every once in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Gina on April 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I LOVE Mexican skeletons, too! I lived in Mexico for two years and want to devote a bathroom to Mexican skeletons/Mexican decorations. My husband, however, isn’t quite as excited about the idea…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Ash Bear on April 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I love that The Pilot is wearing the Lululemon tshirt. Bo loves wearing his for long runs and casual weekends.

    My aunt and uncle live in Bisbee. Have you ever been down there? It’d be a really fun weekend or even day trip!

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      yes, tom loves his lulu stuff that i had stashed and waiting for him ๐Ÿ™‚
      i’ve been there but it’s been forever… let me know if you ever make a trip to visit them and we’ll meet you!

  41. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on April 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Looks like a fun afternoon! It was nice here too today – it was freakishly 77 degrees in Chicago!! I loved it though!

    • Fitnessista on April 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      AMAZING. love chicago so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Alissa on April 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I went to the 4th ave fair in December when I was there, it is AMAZING!! I have never seen anything so big and with such amazing vendors. I could only buy a couple of items, but the hand painted light bulb we got is still the favorite. Love the blog and so happy for you to be in a place you love with your honey home!

  43. Namaste Gurl on April 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    No street fairs around here- JEALOUS, by the way- but there is the local farmers market and crafts fair which is big around here. There’s also amazing hiking locations and well, can’t complain about the beach either!

  44. Alexandrina @ The Cardio Queen on April 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Boo. I haven’t been to Tucson’s street fair in forever. Love the shops and bars on 4th ave., some of them anyway. ha

  45. Holley @ Lunges and Lashes on April 4, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I love street fairs too, nothing says summer time like them! I hadn’t thought about using flax as a salad topping before, totally going to try that this week. Thanks for the tip!

  46. Jessica on April 4, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Awe Tucson! I love staying updated on all your T-town outings. I’ve missed that cute lil’ town while I’ve been abroad this semester ๐Ÿ™‚
    The street fair looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to hit up the farmer’s market with fam when I’m home (back in CA) this summer–endless varieties of hummus, tamales, fruits and veggies all for me to taste! ha!

  47. Emily on April 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    As cute as I think TOM’S shoes are – because they are, super, super cute… check out this article about A Day Without Shoes. I know it was on Tuesday and I’m a little delayed, but maybe something to think about for next year…

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      i celebrated ๐Ÿ™‚ gave the heads up to the bloggies last weekend and spent most of tuesday barefoot ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      OH it’s a counter campaign. i get it now, haha. reading the article now

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