Accents, DCD, Homemade Yog + Boobies

by Holly on October 21, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,giveaway,lunch

Oh…well, hey there, hi there, ho there!

(Said in an obnoxious Minnesotan accent)

Instead of telling you about my 7am dentist appointment which got rescheduled after I got there, my torrential walk in the rain to work ruining my fave leopard print ballet flats or the fact I’ve felt like crap for a couple days, shall we get straight down to the foodie business? You betcha!

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup organic skim milk
pinch salt
1/2 cup pumpkin
drizzle of Xagave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
blop of PB&Co. DCD



Yes, I swear that is just Dark Chocolate Dreams PB in my bowl…not baby poop.  Speaking of baby poop, this bowl looked like infant food and tasted so. dayum. good.  If this is how babies eat, I can easily retreat to acting like a six month old.  Easy.

Snacktime was some Mary’s Gone Crackers Onion discs of love along side a nice tupperware of sliced locally-grown yellow peppahs.



In addition to wanting to be British, I also want to have a bad a$$ Boston accent.

My lunch featured my new fave thing…Homemade Greek Yogurt!  If you haven’t read Miss Nellie’s fabulous guest post already, go here and brush up on how to make thick, creamy Greek yog for less than 1/2 the price of the brand stuff.



As I was ready to devour this beauty, a guy stopped by our office looking for our boss.  Our convo went something like this…

“Can I ask you for a pen and paper to leave your boss a note?” he says.

“Sure,” I says, fumbling around for a notepad and writing utensil.  “Here you…”

“And can I also ask you, what is that stuff on top of your salad?” he cuts me off.

“That’s yogurt.  And the stuff on top is peanut butter,” I reply.

Ummm…who mistakes salad for yogurt?  And who doesn’t know a loving heart of Mighty Maple PB when they see it? Apparently, the world still has a lot of learn about yog messes made of homemade Greek yog, smashed banana, Dylan’s Chia granola + Mighty Maple PB. A lot to learn.

The afternoon involved lots of pretzels + Diet Coke.

After work I went to a lovely 75-minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class.  Twas’ exactly what my body needed, except for the awkward touching by my male yoga teacher trying to correct my poses. He just had a general creepy vibe, which is too bad because I really enjoy the class. Those chaturangas are going to make my arms plead for mercy tomorrow.

My appetizer was a sweet potato with a smidge of coconut oil and a smidge of Mighty Maple PB



The main course was 1/2 roasted acorn squash stuffed with some sweet potato black bean mixture and drizzled with maple syrup.  This baby was going down, down, down, down, down Jay Sean-style.

Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (save 2nd base!), the lovely people at My BlogSpark sent me a package of goodies to remind y’all to do your monthly self-exams, keep an eye out for anything suspicious and see a doctor asap if something is out of the ordinary.  That goes for you too guys – about 440 men will die from breast cancer this year!


To help spread awareness, the lovely people at My BlogSpark want to give you a National Breast Cancer Awareness goodie bag, including:

  • Pink drawstring backpack
  • Susan G. Komen coffee tumbler
  • Charm bracelet
  • Set of notecards
  • Key ring

To enter, leave a comment on this post PROMISING you will remind someone – friends or family – to make sure they do their monthly self-examinations.  Save the ta-tas people!

You have until Friday at 12pm NOON (CST) to enter.

Coming up this week….VLOG Part #2 (including the grand reveal of my new hair color) and a 6-month blogiversary celebration on Friday!

Do you love accents as much as I do?  If so, if you could have any accent, what would it be? British, hands down.


Catie October 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

I actually bug my friends a lot about doing self-exams, so no problemo on that front. :)

And maybe your visitor thought your yogurt was potato salad? Which would have meant that he thought that you could consume like, a cup of mayo, which would be gross …

Emma October 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

I will definitely be reminding my friends! My mom has been fighting breast cancer for 6 years now, and may have lost the battle if it hadn’t been caught early. Breast exams are so SO important!

And Australian accent all the way!

Justine October 22, 2009 at 8:35 am


Must learn to make the Greek. I have been eating it almost everyday and I am sure it is costing an arm and a leg!

Salad and Yog?? What a weirdo!! hehe

Onion MGC’s are my hands down fav.

That sweet potato and the squash contain my favorite toppings.

Do you think we could be long lost sisters??


brandi October 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

I will definitely be reminding people. My grandmother had breast cancer a few years ago and one of my distant cousins died of it a few years ago, as well.

So…he thought yogurt was a salad? Really?

Happy Wednesday girly! Hope this week is going well :)

Michelle October 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

Of course I’ll spread the word! I’ve been wearing my pink ribbon at work (I teach at a high school) all month! :)

Dorothy October 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

I’ll make sure to mention it to my mom tomorrow when we go out for lunch! Thanks for the reminder!

Cindy October 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

I work with (almost) all ladies…spreading the word for sure!

LOVE Brit accents and Australian accents and ANY Accents actually…ADORE THEM

“what’s that on top of your salad” Hahahaha
I get dumb comments like that from folks about MY lunches….


Happy Thursday Chica poo

Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 22, 2009 at 10:49 am

I lived in New Zealand when I was little and I had the cutest little Kiwi accent! Stupid parents for moving me to Kansas thus leading me to lose this accent…

Stacie October 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

I promise! But, it’s easy for me since I am a survivor ;). I was young at diagnosis so it’s my mission to pass the word along. I am alive b/c I caught it early.

Cellabella October 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

What a wonderful way to spread the word, with a giveaway :) Regardless of winning any goodies, I will definitely remind my girlfriends, my mom, and my sister about getting their check-ups. It’s also a great way to get myself to go, what better way to lead, but by example!

Thanks :)

Whit October 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

My madre is gonna get a reminder from me. Get ya boobies checked, yo!

Ummm, and mister that thought you was eating a salad? get his eyes checked ASAP.

Laura @ FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! October 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Only a “Western” accent here, but I would love to have an English Accent…..I lived there for several years when I was younger and just loved them, sometimes it would rub off on me too! =)

Evan Thomas October 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

British accents are the best
I love how much you’re loving mighty maple. It’s one of the few products I’ve given a 10/10 review and it sooo deserves it.
That heart is too awesome for words
And the dentist is open at 7am? That’s one thing I didn’t need to know

emily (a nutritionist eats) October 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Great reminder, thanks girl!!!! :)

Low October 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Even though you didn’t discuss it – many sorries for your dentist being inconsiderate, your poor flats and your not feeling well lately. I hope that it’s all sunshine and daisies from here on out.

Um, that guy sounds wack! I’ve never seen a salad that even somewhat resembled a yog mess. Craze.

Ick on the rando creepo vibe. I get that vibe from like every.single.opthamologist EVAH. Must be because they’re staring into my eyes and shiz. That was off topic. Sorry.

LOOOOVE accents. I want to be British or Australian more than words can say. Or a really thick Spanish accent like Penelope Cruz would be hot.

Breast Cancer Awareness is very important to me. Lots of peops in my life who’ve dealth with it. I will spread the word, don’t you worry!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) October 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Yeah, your yogurt doesn’t look anything like salad!

Diana October 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I’m going to be reminding my mother to get her breasts checked!

Erin October 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Australian! I swear I’d leave my hot husband for an equally hot man with an Aussie accent.

Well. Not really. But I’d secretly want to, just for a day or 2.


Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) October 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Love the pb heart on top of your yogurt! I definitely get strange looks for some of the concoctions that I create when I eat at my desk. Trying to explain PB2 (powdered peanut butter) is not an easy task….

Mmm, I wish I had a British accent, but I’d settle for a little Southern twang as well :-)

Angharad October 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Is this the reason we are friends? Are you just trying to sap my accent from my throat? What is the deal? I demand answers.
I am with you on the boston accent – so bad ass. Bwwaaaston. Like that. Innit.

Katie October 22, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Um, maybe he thought it was an ambrosia salad? Is that the one made with cool whip? I don’t know, man.

I bought an acorn squash last week and was SO excited to roast it up… but I left it at my parents’ house. They probably ate it :-(

PROMISE to remind people about exams. Someone close to me was just diagnosed, so that’s a reminder in and of itself.

Diana October 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I promise to remind my mom and my sister to make sure their ta-tas are healthy!

I’m portuguese so my english speaking accent is already “different” ahah

Faith October 22, 2009 at 3:48 pm

You just made me realize, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Minesotan accent! If I could have any accent it would be Scottish, hands-down!

Erica October 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm

oh gosh…I hate when dentist/doctors offices have like no concept of how important our time is to us- grumble! LOVE the heart on top of the yogurt- made me smile. I check the boobers every month and remind all of my friends to do the same! My Aunt got breast cancer at a VERY young age- so I’m extra aware. You know I’m digging that stuffed squash- my new lurve. Have a great afternoon baby doll

Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm

LOL you want to have a boston accent?!?! hahaha I am from boston, don’t have any accent but I think its fun too to hear people with boston accents een though I live here!

love your breast cancer awareness bag o’ swag!!

Jenny October 22, 2009 at 4:32 pm

homebody totes is not with the program — dudes gotta get on the blog scene stat and learn whats up!

sounds like a rough morning :( hope that just means friday shall be EXTRA special for you :)

p.s. did you get my emizzail yesterday?!?!

Biz October 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

OMG, I laughed out loud at (save 2nd base!)

I’ve had breast cancer effect two cousins and my SIL and a co-worker. I always have my hubby help :D

All my accents sound the same – probably a mix between Australian and Boston! :D

Molly October 22, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I just wanted to say again- you have an AMAZING blog and inspirational story. I look forward to your posts everyday. This blogging community sure is addicting- I don’t think I’ll ever be productive again ;0) Thanks again for checking out my blog! Have a great weekend Holly.

insideiamdancing October 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm

we all know you really want a Scottish accent, no need to pretend…secret is safe with us ;) Hehe. I would LOVE a London accent, just because I find them really funny and would therefore find everything I say absolutely hilarious. Though a South Carolina accent would be nice because it makes me feel all like, “awww…so sweet”. Seriously. Music to my ears- ditto Irish. I’d kind of like ANY accent that is identifiable- my accent changes more than my hair frizz status.

I am always reminding my family to check themselves (that sounds…less creepy in my head) but am seriously slacking in being on top of my own stuff. Thanks for the reminder (that sounds very much like a TMI comment…LOL) I am going to be quiet now.

Sorry your morning was crappy…some mail is on your way to cheer you up, though the note I wrote to stick in with it is somehow sitting right here next to me. Mail fail. So you get long and ramble comments from me instead :D

April October 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I promise! I’m going to do a medical tidbit on it tomorrow or Saturday!

Michelle October 22, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Hi Holly!! I definitely PROMISE I’ll remind my mommy and my best friends (who all happen to be in med school, so prolly dont’ need this info anyways), but I shall!!

Whole Body Love October 23, 2009 at 12:08 am

I am actually going to call my mom tomorrow and ask if she has scheduled her yearly yet. My aunt had breast cancer and it has moved to her kidneys, so most of the women in our family know the importance of the issue….but they still forget to take care of themselves sometimes

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 23, 2009 at 12:22 am

I really think you are to be sooo commended for bringing awareness to the ta-ta’s. rock on sista!

Emily October 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’m reminding my sister and best friend!

Nellie October 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

salad? really? what planet is he from? doesn’t he read food blogs? what a loser!

obviously i want to eat everything in this post, it’s almost redundant to say it.

i want a british accent so bad! one of my college roomies and bffffs is from london and i wish i sounded so cool when i said “brilliant” and called paper towels “kitchen roll”. it’s unfair, really.

Graze With Me October 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I promise to remind myself, does that count? I once saw a shirt with a pink ribbon on it that said “Don’t attack my rack.” Awesome.

I can’t believe this is the first I’m seeing pb on sweet potatoes. HOW have I not tried that yet?!

Oh and I get all sorts of random stupid questions about my food. “Is that squash?” “Why do you eat it plain?” “Is that the SKIN still on it?!”

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