Thursday, October 22, 2009

Baby its cold outside


Long time no talk…I’ve missed you guys!

There just isn’t enough time in the days, but I have been keeping up with you guys whenever I get a chance. I haven’t deserted anyone!

I’ve been eating some pretty delicious WARM meals lately. The temps have definitely dropped…it has been sweaters and boot weather around here. How is the weather where you are?

Oh, and I forgot to mention in my last post that I found a wonderful little hidden health food shop IN MY TOWN. Ya’ll know how I complain about my lack of Heaven…aka Whole Foods/Trader Joes, so you can imagine my excitement!

I hit the motherload:


  • Mary’s Gone crackers sticks and twigs
  • brown rice crackers
  • Ezekiel bread
  • whole wheat couscous
  • Tabbouli mix
  • bean flour
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • raw honey
  • coconut
  • carob chips
  • whole wheat noodles
  • plus a few  unpictured teabags

I made couscous for the first time and I fell in love with it. It is so fluffy and delicious. I can’t wait to try out all the other fun stuff. Ah, the things that will excite a foodie…;)

I tried out a very Fitnessista-like lunch the other day…

Lovely raw roll ups:


carrots, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, jicama, avocado



roll ‘em up in your preference of lettuce wraps and top with some cilantro.


I dipped mine into some spicy tai peanut sauce and it was deliciouso!

Now my warmer eats have included…SPAGHETTI!


Spaghetti squash, that is. :)

I roasted my spaghetti squash in the oven for an hour at 400* and dig it all out with a fork. While it was in the oven, I steamed up some broccoli and made up a quick batch of Marinutta (thanks HEAB, you the woman!). Then I simply combined everything for a wonderful veggie-filled warming dinner. Fabulous.


Something else worth trying:


Foil packs!! Foil packs are amazing for fall/winter. The best thing is that you customize each pack, so everybody gets what they want! It worked awesome with my family…including my picky sister. I threw together a mixture of chopped up yellow squash, mushrooms, laughing cow, salt and pepper and sealed the foil pack. Throw them in the oven for 20 minutes at 375*. Mmmmm.

In honor of going “green”:


My newest addition to my aluminum water bottle collection! It is growing rapidly. I found this one at Old Navy, where they sold them for $5!! That is awesome, considering many places I have gone have had them marked anywhere between 10-20 buckeroos. Score!

And last but not least, Jaci wanted to make a blog appearance. It’s been a while! She is still up to her usual shenanignas:



Silly girl…keep away from my socks!

Alrighty, it’s time to log off and watch trash tv Grey’s and Private Practice! Who will be tuning in with me?!

Whatever your plans are, hope you all have a wonderful night!



  1. I have so many cute water bottles like that! totally unnecessary, but totally worth it :)

    love the foil idea, I've seen that on food network a few times too. Genius!

  2. Cute wattle bottle! You definitely hit the motherload--love what you made with them!!

    <3 jess

  3. Those wraps look so good! Are they filling?

    And I didn't know old navy had them for 5 dollars! I'm going to have to check that out!

  4. aww your dog is lovely, i have socks just like your but not as many though

  5. welcome back girl! missed ya!

    you have been dining on some great eats there!! foil pack=genius idea! such a no brainer meal right there!!

    your doggy is sooo cute!!

  6. I <3 sweater and boots weather! Yummie veggie wraps!

  7. You always eat SO yummy!
    Those veggie wraps look off the chaiiiin <3 hehe

  8. Yay for finding a new health food store!

    The vegetable wraps look delicious!

    Your dog is so cute!

  9. CUTE pup!!

    I agree girl, not enough time in the day! :/

  10. mmmmm....i love couscous!!!
    all this food you make really makes me want to start eating better again and working out. i've been so bad and gaining weight bites the big one!

    anywho....i hope you have a great weekend lovely lil lady!! xo

  11. I love this post, so much awessomeness in one place! First of all, the weather where I am (Saudi Arabia) is still in the low 100s/upper 90s. But the humidity has finally gone away so it isn't too bad.

    I love those raw wrap ups, they would be sooo delicious! And I think I need my own cute water bottle, that one is adorable. Speaking of adorable...what a sweet puppy!

  12. Your dog is adorable!!!

    Those foil wraps are such a great idea. You could make anything in those! Have a great weekend girly :)

  13. heck yes for finding a local health store :D
    great veggie wraps too
    have a great weekend!

  14. LOVE those raw roll ups.. looks really yum! I need to try the Mary's twigs.. Im obsessed with the crackers so Im assuming they taste similar??

  15. awe your pup is the sweetest eva! love your water bottle, way to go green in style my dear!

  16. Hey Kristi, just wanted to say thanks for voting for me!

    Have a great day!

  17. omg the next time i go home i am totally making my family have foil packs for dinner one night. its perfect!

    haha i loveee water bottles too!