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Hollerin’ Back ya’ll!

Hi, sugar-boogers! I have missed you. Since you’ve I’ve been gone (Kelly Clarkson?), I have been trying to comment on your blogs of interest- sorry if I’ve been so terribly unfriendly & distant. I want to feel the love again. I feel it for you; can we share it?! I also had my Spring Break & just laid-low. I went to the beach to get my tan on (& keep the blonde-ness up!), hung out with some friends, started running more, did some quality yoga (7 more classes on my magical pass!) & only worked for 2 of the days. I didn’t blog. So, I must have done something!

On this perhaps lucky day of St. Pat’s, I found a dollarHOLLER!

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I also got a free sample in the mail- anyone can request one & you can send them to other people’s addresses, too, to “Feel the Good!” Guess which one I tried first?!

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It was an Emergen-C!!!

*ATTENTION: will the REAL ORANGE POP please stand up?!

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^ There’s my substitute for the “pop-ness” that made me Orange in the 1st place! Deliciously carbonated & chemical-free!

Other meals? Here’s a sweet potato gnocchi with Vodka cream sauce, green beans & a Boca Italian sausage (I bought everything & cooked/heated it myself. This is not homemade, as much as I wish I were just that good!):

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snack: totally digging those Annie’s Bunny Grahams! Here they are with vanilla ice cream & strawberries:

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meal: whole wheat pita with avocado, hummus, cheese & veggies (tomato, sprouts, lettuce); along with a Sunshine  Garden Herb burger & roasted veggies  (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, onions & tomatoes):

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Wallaby yogurt (Banana-Vanilla) with cinnamon & sunflower seeds (I love this brand- great flavor, texture & fun flava’s!):

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I had an Indian packaged meal, too, from Tasty Bite: Kashmir Spinach. My awesomely-active-&-delicious-food-eating friend from Gliding Calm has eaten & reviewed this meal twice  here and here! …so I’ll let her reviews take the stage, because I agree that the “bulking with veggies” is necessary. I added green peppers, onions & eggplant & ate it with pita bread:

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Another International meal I’ve made came from this cookbook:

cookbook My nutritionist is Israeli & she lent it to me, noting some of her favorite (vegetarian) recipes… I made a Chickpea-Eggplant-Tomato stew & I added wheat berries & ate it with a pita with buttah’: stew < There it is!

IF YOU’RE STILL READING, thank you!!! I’m sorry for ginormous posts- this is what I get for being away for so long. I find it daunting when I don’t post for a while because then I have to make up for all that lost time! I tried to keep the comments short, though. Message me if you have questions or sum’thin!

a few more:

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^ wrap on a locally-made pita (don’t think it’s whole-wheat, but I do know it’s soft & short ingredient list!) stuffed with veggies & hummus (there may or may not have been more- I don’t remember, but it was tastttyyy!)

In order for me to get excited again about blogging (which I am! But, you know, it’s the whole “here’s-what-I’ve-been-up-to-lately” thing…), I made a different kind of oat breakfast. I’ve read about people putting an egg or egg whites in their oats, but I’ve never done it. I always sort of think it’ll scramble. Today I added one egg white at the end of cooking my oats (half oat- bran & half –meal), plus pumpkin, walnuts, s’milk & golden raisins: 

egg oats < see the little white-flecks? Any advice to make it more “custard-y” without actually baking it?! It was good, but I really didn’t taste much of a difference… oh well, maybe I missed something & will have to re-visit this technique!

ONE MORE THING: If anyone can tell me what this is, you get 10 points!

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*HINT: I got it fresh from my local produce market, but you can also get it pre-packaged. It’s more of a “European” thing, I’d say. (It’s not just a plastic bag– what’s on top of that-there bag?!) Have fun!

Oh, & if anyone’s missing a folder, I know where it might be:

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I’m working on some interview questions for a select few- thanks for those of you who volunteered! I’ll get-chya thinking soon enough!

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A Thanksgiving sammich

Who knew I could love Thanksgiving food again?! I picked up that cranberry & stuffing Tofurkey the other day and made this:

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It’s 4 slices of Tofurkey, cranberry sauce, cream cheese and green and yellow beans in between honey-wheat bread! Oh. My. Gosh. Delicious! I had to hurry and enjoy it before going to work, though.

Monday night I did an abs & core class at the gym and Tuesday I was loving that I wasn’t sore… like, oh yah, who’s tough?! But Wednesday, I woke up, barely able to lift myself out of bed I was soo tight! HA! I guess I need to keep practicing those core moves…

I finally tried Greek yogurt. It was Oikos brand, vanilla flavor. 15 g. of protein- wow! It was a bit tart, and very thick and creamy! I had maybe a dozen or more strawberries, sliced, and walnuts with it… and coffee, for a little snackeroonie. I ate it with my favorite spoon.

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Last night my dad and I went to get Indian food. Whenever it’s just me and him, we almost always go out for Thai, which I love! But I’ve been mentioning trying something new for our past few dates, so I went online and found a few different menus for him to look at and choose which might be okay for him. Aren’t I sweet?! Ha! I got Chana Masala and my dad got the Beef Curry, which is unlike a Thai curry because it was mostly just beef in a tomato base, whereas in Thai, it’s chock-full of veggies and no tomatoes, really! We also shared some basmati rice and garlic naan, which was fabulous! My dad was sweating from the spices and was dying for water, making *slurrrrrp* noises with his straw to get some attention for a re-fill! Nice one!

I’ve also got to rave about the PB&J Dipped Clif Mojo bar I bought the other day… YUM! I giggled when I ate it, because it tasted so much like a grape PB&J sammich- great! I’m usually not one for those yogurt-covered granola bars, but this one was like a grape-flavored chewy bar, with a layer of PB on the bottom. If you dare, try one yourself!

I got a watch at Target yesterday. My Nike Pronto watch stopped working when I went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t a battery problem, and the warranty is up! That was like a $60 watch… and you all know how I am with loving my sales! Anyway, this one is sort of sporty: gray with lime green accents- very spiffy! It wasn’t even on sale, but still maybe $9.99! hehe

Today I go to work and I’ll be doing half cashiering/half customer service training, to mix things up!

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