Week 1 Re-cap

Hey guys! Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a great morning 😀

Work was bueno last night.. we were just as packed as Saturday! I tell ya, 105degrees is the place to be if you’re in OKC 😉

Our beignets came out gorgeously! I had to taste one to make sure they were edible…


It’s amazing how much they really taste like donut holes! Goodbye forever, Dunkin’. Haha.

I took some foodgasmic pics for ya’ll:




Seaweed salad:


Cheese tasting:


My dinner: another kelp noodle bowl


(I also had a chocolate truffle and a bite of the tres leches cake. Quality control, peeps)

I came home, watched Taylor Swift get robbed of her acceptance speech and called it a night.

So this past week has been a whirlwind of excitement. I was surrounded with beautiful and healthy food, extremely knowledgeable, experienced teachers and colleagues, and a great opportunity to learn so much more about one of my favorite types of cuisine.

So as we begin our second week in school, I thought I’d do a little re-cap of the things I learned in my first week at 105degrees:

  1. How to make a few incredible raw breakfasts

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Lots of desserts!

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2. How to hack open a Thai coconut (and mature coconut) like (almost) a pro:

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3. Even though I look funny in a cheffer outfit, I like wearing it 🙂

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4. Being on the other side of a deployment isn’t any easier (miss you, pilot and puppies)

5. Being on the local news isn’t as creepy as I’d imagined


6. About superfoods, kitchen etiquette, how to prep/set up/clean up

7. How to use ingredients as efficiently as possible, and what to do with the “leftovers” (make nut or coconut flour, compost, etc.)

8. How much I seriously, truly and wholeheartedly love cooking 🙂

Off to class!

Have a fabulous day and I’ll see ya this afternoon!



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  1. Jenna on September 14, 2009 at 9:39 am

    gina, all of these eats look so good! great job and i hope you are having a blastie 🙂

  2. VeggieGirl on September 14, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Have I told you lately just how proud I am of you?? You’re amazing, Miss Raw Chef! 😀

  3. Mellissa on September 14, 2009 at 10:07 am

    You have learned a lot in a week! And the most important thing is that you are loving what you are doing 🙂

  4. Erica on September 14, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Hey girlie! Great recap!!! Glad last night went well. The tostada looks especially tasty to me. Hope this week is just as good (if not better!) 😉

  5. rhodeygirl on September 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Great recap, G$! Sounds like a super successful first week!

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Thank you for the recap, even though I’ve been droolin’ over every post since you’ve gotten there. Enjoy your time there! Chance of a lifetime type of awesomeness goin’ on!

  7. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 14, 2009 at 10:27 am

    This seems like its SUCH a cool experience for you!!

  8. debby on September 14, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Wow, Fitnessista! I have been scrupulously following your posts this week, and LOVING IT, and I realized that not once have I left a comment. So I am just popping in to say a big THANK YOU for sharing, and for all the beautiful photos and inspiration. You are definitely intriguing me with the whole raw food lifestyle!

  9. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on September 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

    You’ve got the wheels in my head turning, for serious. I can’t stop thinking about 105 Degrees, wishing I could have that experience! Hmm…

    I can’t believe you made raw beignets–I don’t even really know what the traditional version should taste like so I’m sure the raw version would be awesome no matter what!

  10. Leianna on September 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

    What an awesome week so far! I love all the things you get to make, so yummy, especially the desserts!

  11. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on September 14, 2009 at 11:12 am

    That seaweed salad!! I’d kill for it! Your experience sounds incredible! I’m so happy for/jealous of you!


  12. Stephanie on September 14, 2009 at 11:16 am

    What a fantastic week you have had – beautiful pix! I am enjoying following your adventures so much, congrats on all your hard work so far girl 🙂

  13. Menden @ Skinny Menny on September 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Looks like you had a great first week! All of those dishes look so delicious! 🙂

  14. Katie on September 14, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Everything looks AMAZING, Gina! I’m so impressed with you. I’ll have some of that seaweed salad, please!

  15. K on September 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I’ll take those donuts over Dunkin’ any day! I can’t believe it’s only been one week! You’ve created so many amazing dishes that it feels like you’ve been doing this for ages – enjoy week 2 🙂

  16. Courtney on September 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    TRES LECHES CAKE! Where is the recipe?????

  17. Jenny on September 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    G, you just get more fabulous everyday! I can’t believe it’s only been one week.. you look like you run the place 😉 Keep making yummy recipes because they make me happy, k? thanks.

  18. GirlonRaw on September 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Feels like we are there with you! This is definitely right up your alley girlfriend. Woo hoo!

  19. Pam on September 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Nice pics…..love it! Have a great day!

  20. A on September 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    What a great weekly recap!!! Can’t wait to see what you re-create at home!

  21. Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) on September 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Wow, those beignets look awesome!

    Glad you had a great first week =)


  22. muffy on September 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I am truly and honestly jealous of the opportunity you have here! I want to do this so badly after seeing everything you have been privileged to make and eat and use! Wow girly, that rocks so much.

  23. andrea on September 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for a few months, and I really wanted to tell you how much of an inspiration you’ve been! From cooking and eating healthy, to work and going after something your passionate about – You make me think outside of my box, which I LOVE!Thank you for posting this blog! GOOD LUCK in your classes and work! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! thank you – andrea

  24. Spotty Prep on September 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I would like some beignets, please. I love seeing all this beautiful food!! Glad you’re learning a lot 🙂

  25. Angharad (Eating for England) on September 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    So many beautiful beautiful food pics! Love it! I just spent ages scrolling up and down, up and down! Haha. Weirdo…
    The tostada and whatever that first dessert is are my faves!

  26. Low on September 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I love your cheffer outfit 😉

  27. Erin on September 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    So proud of you Gina!

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