by Holly on September 5, 2009

in African,breakfast,dinner,eating out,Indian,lunch

Since my writing shenanigans of the past couple days (sometimes I can’t help myself), I have some proper housekeeping items to attend to.

The Healthy Everythingtarian’s Agenda – 8/5/2009

First on the agenda, yesterday’s brekkie:

1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup POM juice
1/3 cup Stonyfield BaNilla yog
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tbsp. shredded coconut

(soaked overnight)

1 sliced naner
heap o’ raw AB



Amazing. Will someone please tell me who invented overnight oats so I can bow down at their feet?

Second topic of conversation, snacks.  I’ve been munching on this stellar combo of raw almonds + dried apples all week. The preferred method is to wrap an almond with a dried apple then devour for maximum deliciousness.


Third on today’s agenda is a follow-up from two days ago.  Apparently, we missed not one but THREE stops on our flight around the world.

Our first missed stop included a culinary tour of India – complete with a buffet of fragrant and famed Indian cuisine.

garlic naan
vegetable masala
jasmine rice
zucchini curry
chunks o’ chicken tikka masala
side salad



Our 2nd missed destination included a pit stop to Dean + Deluca in NYC for some twin sour cherries (this amount multiplied by approximately 200).

However, I regret to inform you our last stop was supposed to be Africa.  However, since you were not able to make the trip, I shall fill you in on all the details. Sorry for an inconvenience.

For starters, I had a lovely bowl of soup in West Africa. Unfortunately, I have no idea what was in it; however, twas’ tasty.


Second, my African travel companion enjoyed a spread of West African-spiced rice with goat in a pumpkin seed/spinach sauce.  Twas’ also quite enjoyable


To bring a little bit of home to the West African trip, dinner started off with a delicious Wisconsin Spotted Cow brew.  It was then followed up with portobello mushrooms in a spiced peanut sauce, alongside a huge, fluffy and amazing ball of white yam known as fufu.




Yes, that ain’t no mashed potato.  It’s fufu.

***agenda edited to add: After the Indian food child of earlier in the day, approximately only 1/2 of this meal was consumed.

This morning’s brekkie was tweaked for maximum 14-mile run fueling: white bagel, AB + 1/2 sliced naner.  Tis’ best not to run on an empty stomach unless you are the running form of Superman.


Other agenda items:

  • I’ve been corrected by the lovely Angharad: a courgette is in fact a zucchini, not a cucumber.
  • Happy belated birthday to the fabulous and fun Ellie – I hope you had the best birthday ever!
  • Twin Cities Marathon countdown: 28 days!
  • I shall see everyone at our next meeting, which shall commence tomorrow night at the home of Mama + Daddy Everythingtarian over Labor Day Weekend.
  • Holly…go run 14 miles now and stop procrastinating!

How did that last item get in there?  Hmmmmm….

What are your plans for Labor Day Weekend? I’m hanging out in town today and possibly going to the UW football game (shoutout to my football-lovin’ gal Brandi!) then heading to go visit the fam and RELAX!


Brooke September 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

Ay ay ay! I always used to run on an empty stomach, thinking that for some reason I could do it, then one day I fueled properly with cereal + berries and IT WAS LIFE CHANGING! Food pre-run = success.

That African stuff looks amazing!!! And Indian stuff. I’m hungry.

LoveZ Uzzz!

Jenny September 5, 2009 at 11:50 am

I used to always do my cardio on an empty stomach (in my dreaded gym slave days) not a good idea.. gotta get in that fuelage!

happy labor day to ya sugah!

Katie September 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

I am with you on the overnight oats inventor. I love whoever did that to breakfasts…

Jenny September 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Overnight oats are AMAZING…every. single. time. Your mixes are fantastic!

Hope those 14 miles went well, the rest of your weekend sounds great :)

I’m definitely hanging out, relaxing and maybe throwing some shopping in the mix!

insideiamdancing September 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I LOVE Indian food! Did you make it yourself? If so, I am switching my flight and coming to Wisonsin… What does goat meat taste like? Fufu is the coolest name for a food ever.

Thanks for the birthday shout-out :D Enjoy your RUN!

Jess September 5, 2009 at 12:56 pm

We are having a huge party at my house for labor day! Should be lots of fun. Enjoy the football!!

Mmm love your Indian!!
<3 jess

Leianna September 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I still need to try overnight oats, your looks so good!
Sour cherry gummies? YUM
28 days to marathon, yikes, praying for good runs for you!

P.S. Go Gophers!

Low September 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Mmmm… I wish you would have taken us to India, because that meal looks delicious!!

Good luck with the 14 miles my love!

K September 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Fufu looks down right delicious!

14 miles?! GO, HOLLY, GO!! That’s awesome! Have fun this weekend with the fam :)

Evan Thomas September 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

That goat sounds incredible. i don’t even know where around here I would begin to look for something like that

janetha September 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm

oh angharad, that know it all! i kid, i kid. indian food is the way to my heart. you had me at garlic naan. cant wait to see what is in store at the momma and poppa everythingtarians casa! love you!

Gliding Calm September 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh THAT INDIAN FOOD IS MAKING ME STOMACH GROWL. Gosh, I can’t wait for dinner to be ready!!!

pom in oats?! you go girl!!


Matt September 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I still haven’t had overnight oats yet!

April September 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

It was me who created the overnight oats! Just kidding! I wish- I’d be a genius if it was me :D

I love your “travels” what a fun trip indeed :)

Enjoy your labor day weekend!

Whole Body Love September 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm

My labor day plans are pretty mellow: chillax with Snuffy and study for A and P. Exciting, I know…don’t be jealous ;)

Erika September 5, 2009 at 10:03 pm

28 days?!?! since when!! I swear we just got that email saying 6 weeks. my group is running the last 20 of the course next weekend.. luckily weather has been good so far – praying for 50s on race day!

Erika September 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm

oh and labor day – Victory Memorial 10K followed by the dinner shift at work. loovely.

Caroline September 5, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Ah man, I could dive right into that Indian plate. But I suppose that would be a bit messy. Instead I will just tell you that it looks absolutely delicious:)

Sophia September 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm

All the lovely spicy flavorful food is making me so jealous of your trip! That goat in a pumpkin seed/spinach sauce sounds freaking amazing!

Susan September 6, 2009 at 6:13 am

Too. Much. Deliciousness. I don’t even know what half this food is, but now I have an inexplicable craving for a yam ball.

Hope the 14 miler went wonderfully! I’m tied to a desk all weekend…

Erica September 6, 2009 at 7:12 am

hey hey- those little sugar cherries look fabulous. I actually love sugary candies! I rarely eat them but they are OH so good ;) 14 miles? WOW You rock

Lizzy September 6, 2009 at 9:14 am

i need more good fuel ideas girl! :)

Good luck on that run, your going to do AMAZING, and i know it! enjoy your relaxing weekend, i think we all need it :)

Faith September 6, 2009 at 10:35 am

I have yet to try overnight oats, but don’t worry I will soon remedy that! :) Enjoy the rest of your labor day weekend!

Angharad (Eating for England) September 6, 2009 at 6:10 pm

We just chatted a hot minute ago but I can’t not comment!! Love your overnight oats (do you know I STILL have the pom you gave me? True story) and those sour cherries – – I have been randomly craving sweet/sour candy all day! Want.
But most of all…indian AND african cuisine?! What art thou trying to do to a girl?! Love you and all your eats.

Alison September 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

POM juice in overnight oats! OMG I love that idea.

Hope your 14 miles went swimmingly today doll face! 28 days IMSOEXCITEDFORYOUICANTEVENUSETHESPACEBAR!!

Caroline September 7, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Awesome idea with the POM juice in the oats. I have so much of this juice from the Healthy Living Summit and want to find a good way to use it up!

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