Sweet Day

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope youโ€™ve had a wonderful day so far. Iโ€™m so glad yaโ€™ll like the crepe recipe– please let me know if any of you give it a whirl ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night, I met up with some friends for dinner at Longhorn since the guys were working late.

I had the standard boring house salad with no croutons or cheese, balsamic on the side:


the 7 oz salmon with no butter sauce, plain baked sweet potato and veggies:


(salmon = buttah of the sea)

And then, just like any other girl would do on a Friday night, I came home and made raw cacao cayenne truffles.


I know, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Itโ€™s been a while since Iโ€™ve made vegan treats, so I made up for that last night and this morning.


Super-charge Me cookies (Eat, Drink and Be Vegan)


I tripled the recipe (!) and got some giant, fluffy amazing cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

I let them cool, then packaged them up, along with macaroons and some other treats and sent them off to the blogiversary winners.

Later this afternoon, Jeni and I hit up Books A Million and stopped at Main Squeeze for a green juice:





Perfection ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™m off to clean the casa and then do the workout thang.

Have a fabulous day <3



Something to talk about: Whatโ€™s your go-to thing when youโ€™re feeling a little bored? When I lived in Tucson, Iโ€™d go walk around La Encantada (an outdoor mall), hit up Barnes and Noble or take a pilates or yoga class. Here, baking (or un-cooking) is my #1, which is why I busted out the truffles last night. If I canโ€™t think of anything to do (and donโ€™t want to do chores, haha) โ€“Valdosta isnโ€™t exactly the land of excitement- I rummage through the pantries and I try to figure out what I can make ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Julie @ Pickley Pear on June 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely truffles – does the cayenne taste strong?!

    When I’m bored I typically read gossip mags or play online euchre. Pathetic really!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      nope, they’re just lightly spiced
      not pathetic at all!

  2. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I always bake when I’m bored too. My family appreciates it! Those truffles sound to die for, and I love that you tripled the SCM cookies. They’re THAT good!! How did you get them so perfectly shaped?!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      haha my friends appreciate it as well ๐Ÿ™‚
      i use a measuring scoop- 1 cookie is 1/3 C

  3. Pam on June 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Gina, would you be sharing the truffle recipe anytime soon or is it in Matthew’s book…thank you..they look really good..along with those cookies..mmm!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      it’s my version of a recipe we made at 105degrees- still tweaking it a little. i’m working on bringing the fat and sugar content down

  4. Heather on June 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Bored baker here,too! I also love reading blogs. Not bored too often though, since I have a 6 year old to either entertain me, or to entertain ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Laury @TheFitnessRiot on June 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Those cookies look DIVINE (roons we well). When I’m bored I bake/ un-bake something new, read, “blog” around or annoy my hubby ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Lindsey @ Sound Eats on June 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Uh oh, now hormonal me is craving super charge me cookies like whooaaaaaa. Gee, thanks G. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      hahah if you want to drive an hour, i have extras ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on June 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Usually I bake when I’m bored. Your truffles look delicious!

  8. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on June 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I totally agree about Salmon being the “buttah of the sea”!!!

    When I’m bored I read, study, watch trash TV (think Kardashians, Real Housewives), run, throw in a yoga DVD, call an old friend, call my mama, bake, play with the pup, or go for a long walk around the Monuments/Smithsonian museums (I live in DC). In the summer I also kayak a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. amy on June 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Playing with my kids, read, catch up on reading blogs, surfing the net

  10. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    when i’m bored i usually go to the TV, and when theres nothing on, i whine alot ha

  11. Marilou @ Mostly Healthy on June 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I like to blog hop (I’ve made some awesome discoveries like that) or watch tv shows on internet …. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Evelyn @ cheers2healthy on June 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I usually play with my little dog around the house or take a walk to the park a few blocks behind my place.

  13. Katherine on June 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I love doing sudoku puzzles!

  14. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on June 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Boredom always means baking. And after I bake, I got out shopping for home stuff or groceries. There’s already so much physical stuff in my day, it’d be way too much to do something healthy whenever I was bored! haha

  15. Krystina on June 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Girl, you’re making my mouth water.

  16. briana on June 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I went to UofA and loved to make my boyfriend go walk around la encantada on Saturdays I also loved the Street Fair that was a couple times a year. When I’m bored I love to walk around and just look at things whether it be scenery or shops!

  17. coco on June 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    good question about what to do when you’re bored. I try to figure it out… but whatever I do, i feel even worse the simple fact of trying to not get bored by myself. ๐Ÿ™

  18. The truffles looks delicious. I have really been craving some raw balls lately.

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2010 at 8:01 pm


  19. Courtney @ Three Months on June 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    When I’m bored, I LOVE browsing book stores (preferably used books stores – they have so much character!). I also love to bake – maybe a little too much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    i love baking…baking and cooking are so fun, relaxing, and it yields great stuff to share with others! what’s not to like? ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Michelle on June 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Baking and cooking… but I also knit. And if its during business hours, a visit to my local TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Homegoods is always good!

  22. Amanda on June 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Love your site and having been reading it for over a year now, not sure if I’ve ever left a comment. Anyway, just started day one of the summer shape up and it was intense! I can’t wait to do more, thanks for putting it up!

    • Fitnessista on June 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

      hey amanda,
      thank you so much for reading my little blog ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy the ssu! <3

  23. Ilana on June 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    When I’m feeling bored or uninspired I get on the subway and just get off wherever the whim hits. It’s an awesome way to shake up my routine. I know, I know, I’m lucky to live in NYC.

    • Fitnessista on June 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

      yes you are ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on June 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I’m drooling over your treats!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hmm…when I’m bored, I blog stalk!

  25. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com on June 27, 2010 at 2:02 am

    you mean crack-cao truffles ! ๐Ÿ˜› YUMMMMMM

    those looks CRAZY delicious! <3

  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I love adding a bit of cayenne to chocolate treats! It adds such a good kick to them! ๐Ÿ˜€

    When I’m bored I window shop, watch tv online, or browse the web for new recipes.

  27. Marissa on June 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Those truffles look amazing! Hahah… I’m never bored! There’s always so much to do!

  28. Rosey Rebecca on June 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Baking or cooking is my stress-relief. Reading blogs or going to the mall are probably my go-to things when I’m bored.

  29. Dana in KC on June 27, 2010 at 9:13 am

    When it is nice out I love to take walks. If it is indoors I’ll cook, read blogs or start an “artsy” project. I am currently refinishing an old mirror I found. I love salmon too. In the Parade section of the Sunday paper, B-Fizzle has a 4th of July cook out menu featuring mustard BBQ salmon and a grilled sweet potato salad. It was making me drool.

  30. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on June 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Those truffles look incredible!!

  31. Cyclist Kate on June 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Yummmmmm. You’re inspiring me to make some raw treats pretty soon (Ani Phyo’s raw doughnuts!! I die.)…I’ve only been working 5-10 hours/week lately so I’ve had a lot of downtime! It was fun for the first couple of weeks, now I need lots of “what to do when I’m bored” activities…taking a yoga/Pilates class, trolling the internet for cleaning inspiration and tackling some big cleaning project at the house, window shopping, bike ride, walk, go to the library, read, go to a book store and read magazines, call/e-mail friends…it’s funny, but I’m so much more motivated to do this stuff when I’m actually a little busier. Oh well, gotta appreciate the time while I have it!

  32. Jen on June 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

    When I’m bored I turn into a reading machine, especially in the summer months. I am currently reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Awesome read if you’re looking for something new to read!!!

  33. Karen on June 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Will you be posting that recipe for truffles?

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