You know me too well

Hey everyone! Happy humpday πŸ˜€ Thank you again for all of the anniversary wishes <3

For those of you who guessed we would have pizookies for our anniversary dessert, well:


You know me too well πŸ˜€

I made the dough yesterday afternoon for the vegan oatmeal raisin cookies (from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan):


I was a little bummed because when I went to mix in the ingredients I realized the oats were gone and since I didn’t have time to go back to the store, I used oat bran instead.

I pressed the mix into two large ramekins and put it in the fridge to wait until I got home from work:



Note: Don’t use oat bran instead of rolled oats… while it tasted wonderful, the texture was off πŸ™


I went to teach spin (which was awesome and PACKED!!! We’re getting 10 new bikes so more people can start coming), and then had a training appointment with the funny quotes lady. She’s always so much fun πŸ˜€

When I got back to the casa, I made a chicken, spinach and gouda omelet for the pilot and put the cookies into the oven for 5 minutes instead of 11 so they’d be nice and doughy in the middle.

Next, I topped them with my favorite ice cream and Dragoba dark chocolate shavings:





SO good.

This morning, I decided to eat some of the raw chocolate cinnamon crispies that I made the other day:


(with hemp milk and banana)

Delicious πŸ˜€

Well I’m off to run a couple of errands and then training, teaching spin and Zumba. I might get a new camera since the new and improved bloggy should be ready any day now.. I’m looking at this one. It has high megapixels, can do different color tones (I really want to take some black and white pics) and most importantly, it matches my pink laptop πŸ˜‰ Priorities, right?

Have a wonderful day!



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  1. Thinspired on August 19, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Happy (belated) anniversary! I can't believe you made homemade, healthy pizookies! Love it. You are so creative in the kitchen, Gina!

  2. seemeghanblog on August 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

    i have that camera in silver πŸ˜‰ and love it. it's really awesome, for a point and shoot, at focusing in on a single object and blurring out the background. and you can turn in to black and white, after you shoot it, all on the camera. though, i always prefer editing my pics on the computer.

    pizookie. that's hilarious.

  3. Anonymous on August 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Can you comment on the difference you feel when you have a juice in the morning rather a smoothie or vice-versa? I noticed you had been drinking a lot juice and now you are doing smoothies. Is there a reason? I am tempted to buy a juicer but want to make sure its worth it before I actually do!


  4. shelby on August 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I NEED THOSE PIZOOKIES!!! I have never heard of that dessert before but I can tell you right now that I will be on an ice cream run very soon! YUM!

  5. runandrejoice on August 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

    GIRLLLLLLLL those look good! I see pizookies in my VERY near future! Happy belated anniversary, y'all are adorable.

  6. CaSaundraLeigh on August 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I kinda guessed you would celebrate with some good lookin' dessert!! I really need to get that book so I can get the recipe πŸ™‚

  7. Emily on August 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Hey Gina! Your pizookie looks delicious, as usual!

    Thanks so much for the pep talk yesterday. You were so right, I loved it! I did an hour vinyasa yoga class and it was pretty amazing. I loved the instructor and even befriended an wonderful woman. πŸ™‚

  8. VeggieGirl on August 19, 2009 at 9:59 am


  9. The Healthy Hostess on August 19, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Great dessert!! Happy Anniversary!

  10. Sabrina on August 19, 2009 at 10:10 am

    the pizookies look awesome, even if the texture was off!

  11. Pam on August 19, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Your ice cream dessert looks amazing!

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 19, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I have that camera! Except not in pink. I bought it from BB (in store, not online) about a year ago in a moment of sheer need, and they didnt have pink so I got silver. It was about a hundred bucks more than I recall it being now…for $200, I think you will be thrilled. Like all digital cameras, there is a small delay, but if you're shooting still food shots, not action toddler shots πŸ™‚ you'll be more than fine.

    I have ED & BV…I need to go make those cookies! Thx for the underbaking (by half the time) tip.

    Do you use any blogger publishing software? Ecto? LiveWriter? etc.? I have a MAC and am on blogger. Would like to find something tried n true. I think you're a PC girl though…

  13. Lizzy on August 19, 2009 at 10:47 am

    holy yum dessert looked amazing! such a good idea!

  14. Gabriela on August 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Yummm looks like I need to make some pizookies asap! I have that camera too, mine is light pink but it's about two years old. Matches my pink crackberry and laptop case as well πŸ™‚

  15. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 19, 2009 at 11:03 am

    AMAZING!!!! Warm cookies w/ice cream is one of my favorite desserts EVER!

  16. gina (fitnessista) on August 19, 2009 at 11:12 am

    stephanie- i love juices and smoothies and actually planned on having both today πŸ™‚ i just like to switch things up because i get bored easily and have been wanting a little more protein in my life lately, so that's why i've been rolling with the smoothies. smoothies are great small meals and juices are great snacks, so i think they're both beneficial and great staples in a healthy diet πŸ˜€

  17. K from ksgoodeats on August 19, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Oh my gravy I'm in love with the individual pizookies! You are a cooking goddess!!

    I'm glad that spin is getting so popular! Personally I think you and the Pilot should move to Detroit so I can take your zumba class πŸ˜€

  18. Erica on August 19, 2009 at 11:32 am

    That dessert looks sooooo awesome. Hope you two enjoyed every bite. I want a new camera!! Let us know what you end up with πŸ˜‰ And have a wonderful day

  19. britt on August 19, 2009 at 11:57 am

    the pizookies look a-mazing! the pilot is a lucky guy πŸ™‚

    yay for a new camera. a good camera makes all the difference in the world when you're taking pictures.

  20. Sana on August 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    The pizookies looks so yummy πŸ™‚

  21. Pam (Highway to Health) on August 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Dessert looks amazing!!

  22. Angharad on August 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    chicita! those desserts look crazy-good!!

  23. Jenna on August 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    i'm excited to see your new and improved blog!!! πŸ™‚ that pizookie looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Frannie on August 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I have that camera and love it as well. It's a great deal for what you pay. Hope your day goes well.

  25. BOBBI McCORMICK on August 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    PIZOOKIE! you are ageniuse!!!! I am so making these at home, HAPPY LATE ANNIV!!! By the way have a great day!

  26. buffmuffy on August 19, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    oooo those look amazing!
    sony cybershots are good little cameras, but you might want to take a look at the canon powershots too! they also come in pink.

  27. elise on August 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm


  28. Laura W on August 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    mmm I want to go home and make a pizookie now! Brookies are good, too- brownie topped cookie or vice versa. I've never made either but clearly it's time for a pizookie in my life!

  29. carolinebee on August 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Pizoookies are quite possibly one of the best desserts ever- GRRReat call on not cooking it all the way!!

    I bought some ufo sized portabello's at the grosh today- inspired by YOU, can't wait to grill them πŸ˜€

  30. Diana on August 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    PIZOOKIE! Pizookiepizookiepizookie. Sounds amaaaaazing. I do love that ice cream–in fact I do believe I will be sampling Stogo ice cream tonight! WAHOO!

    PS that picture of you and the pilot getting your crunk on almost made me snarf. Love it!

  31. Amy L on August 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Yummy dessert!!!!!

    I may have missed it but did you ever get up that post about thrifty grocery shopping for a healthy diet?
    I am sooo attracted to all the yummy specialty stuff but I know I can eat super healthy without those. So some tips to do that would be awesome…:)

  32. eatingRD on August 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    mmm pizookie!! Looks so good πŸ™‚ Yay for your new camera! That will be fun. I just got a new camera and love it πŸ™‚ That is so awesome you teach spin, I love that class! I also like to cycle on the road, do you?

  33. blueberrymuffins on August 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Delish! I can't wait to try that πŸ™‚

  34. Louise on August 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Ahhh they look so yummy! I am drooling now =D

  35. julie on August 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    omg… your pizookie looks amazing. they are now on my list of things to try from blogland. happy anniversary!

  36. Tay on August 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Pink cameras beat all πŸ˜‰ Definitely wins over any type of boring silver one!

  37. Emily on August 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I definitely have to try find some of that coconut ice cream over here. I can't think of anything better right now! I may have to give your pizookie a go too next time we have something fun to celebrate πŸ™‚
    (I really love your blog & am looking forward to the improved version!)

  38. Suzanne RN on August 20, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I am just so in love Viesa!!! I told my hubbie the next dog we are getting is a Shiba Inu!! Maybe you should have a blog dedicated to her too? πŸ™‚

  39. Tracy on August 20, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Dessert looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

  40. Betty on August 21, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Wonderful,beautiful site-love the pictures -thanks for the great info!!!Betty

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