by Holly on August 20, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,giveaway

Guess what I did for the first time ever today?  Yeah, that’s right – Miss Scatterbrained forgot her camera at home. The horror!

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later, so yours truly has some bangin’ breakfast and dinner eats that will surely make up for the lack of lunchie + snack pics.


Strawberry Oikos + Strawbs alongside a AB+J on Sprouted Spelt Bread

My personal review of Strawberry Oikos?  AY-FREAKIN-MAZING!

Since I’ve joined the bandwagon on Sarah’s breakfast challenge, I had to make something new.  Although the combos are faves, I usually don’t have them for brekkie.  I need to shake it up like this more often!


Mid-morning snack: Banana Nut Cheerios + sunflower seeds

Lunch: Green salad (1 big handful mixed greens, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup green pepper, sunflower seeds + drizzle of ranch dressing), Musselman’s Raspberry Acai applesauce + Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar

Mid-afternoon snack: 1 1/2 servings honey wheat pretzel twists + Pomegranate Chobani Greek yogurt


The Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar + Pomegranate Chobani = two new faves.  Seriously, pick these suckers up.  Now.

For dindin, I headed over to my friend Amy’s house, who I have known since 9th grade.  That doesn’t seem like that long, and then I remember I am 24 years old, which means I’ve known her for 10 years.  Yowza…I am a g-ma! With the help of our fellow Midwesterner Kristin, we had seriously one of the best dinners I’ve had maybe ever…enter Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichoke Salsa!


gorgeous plates courtesy of Amy + Target

up close and personal

up close and personal

with a glass of pinot grigio

with a glass of pinot grigio


a VEGAN-licious dessert

That would be 1/2 Vegan Monster Chocolate cookie + 1/2 Vegan Chocolate Chip cookie over vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream each.  Perfect topper for a perfect dinner.

Plus, a side of new puppy…

this one if for you Janetha - me and Amy's new pup Charlie (seriously, soooo cute!)

this one is for you Janetha - me and Amy's new pup Charlie (seriously, soooo cute!)

Whoa…I don’t know if in fact I did eat too much today, but I am seriously stuffed!  Must be all that marathon training workin’ up a large appetite :).

After dinner, I raced back to the apartment because one of my best friends Megan made a rest stop here tonight before continuing on a loooonnng car journey tomorrow.  She showed up wearing a t-shirt that says “Polish Kitchen,” which she got at a Polish festival she recently attended – love that girl.

Now, I need to go and snuggle with my Polish gal.  Night y’all!


Don’t forget to enter for the chance to win all 3 new flavas of Larabars – you have until Sunday to put your rhyming skills to good use and take home this Lara-licious giveaway.  EVERYONE is welcome to enter!


Lizzy August 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Girl you are to cute! Lemon pepper chicken with Artichoke salsa sounds so freakin amazing!!!!! looking at the pictures make me hungry!

and i was just wondering, but can i snatch the puppy! ahhh sooo cute! :) i met me some cutie patootie puppies today too! tomorrow i’ll show you the pics. AMAZING!

have a wonderful night!

Rosey Rebecca August 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Oh man! That chicken looks awesome!!

Tasty Health Food August 20, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I’m a new follower, so I’ve got a lot to catch up on. :D That yogurt looks good though… I think I’ll go get some from the fridge while I read your past eats.

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm

The dinner looks awesome!!! And the dessert just made me realize that I really should have some dessert… ;)

Have fun with Megan!

lilveggiepatch August 20, 2009 at 10:47 pm

AH Holly, you outdid yourself today… I don’t even know where to start! That yogurt breakfast (I love little mixes like that), artichoke salsa (!), cookies… keep this goodness coming!

buffmuffy August 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm

i want to try the new chobani soooo badly. and the larabars lol.
cute puppy pic!!! aw!!

broccolihut August 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm

You reminded me that I have a strawberry Oikos lurking in the back of my fridge…I guess I should try it ASAP!

devan newman August 21, 2009 at 12:10 am

Hey thurrr!!
Heres a link back to mah blog!!
Your blog is amazin’, by the way :) LOVE it. and have been following for some time now.. just havent been commenting as much. Will be now though, fo realz

Tay August 21, 2009 at 12:11 am

*Gasp* Forgot your camera?! How dare you!! ;-)

Artichoke salsa sounds great!

homegirlcaneat August 21, 2009 at 1:06 am

Strawbs oikos?! I need to try!! I have only had strawb chobs and that one was off the heezy with sliced banana mixed all in! Holla! And dinner sounds amaze!!! And looks just as beautiful as you and the pup do in da picture :D

Alison August 21, 2009 at 5:26 am

WOOT for Sarah’s breakfast challenge! I’ve definitely got to find and try that Strawberry Oikos, your review is highly appreciated. ;)

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 21, 2009 at 6:51 am

Love the breakfast…major yum factor right there! :D

I hear ya on the marathon training working up the appetite. I’m only training for a 10k, but my appetite has gone through the roof. I can only imagine what it’s like training for 26.2 miles…!!!

Love the picture of you and Charlie…way too cute! :D

Leianna August 21, 2009 at 7:58 am

Still love your posts, even without pictures! Camera forgetting is probably my middle name!

justine August 21, 2009 at 8:17 am

Your breakfast and dinner and dessert definitely made up for the missing things in between. They look great! Where do you purchase the vegan cookies?


Angharad August 21, 2009 at 9:01 am

Cute picture. You look like you are about to smuggle that dog up your jumper and run!
So glad you got mad love for the pomegranate chobani. Seriously, I want one so badly…I need to start a little savings jar for all the lush treats I can’t afford (larabars, chobani, etc)

Oh! And I meant to add to my limerick entry not to enter me in the lara comp – I just wanted to get my rhyme on! Love you!

Christina August 21, 2009 at 9:05 am

such a cute picture of you and the pup!!!

april August 21, 2009 at 9:06 am

Breakfast sounds excellent! My favorite things.. bread, nut butter, and yogurt!

I can’t believe you forgot your camera!! Just kidding it happens!

Have a great night!

Michal Mymo August 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

aww what a cute little doggie you lucky duck! Your breakfast looks amazing, breakfasts have been my favorite meal of the day for a while now. I love my smoothies, granola ect! Have a nice weekend :)

Erica August 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

The new laras freaking rock! As do the new chobanis! Two of my favorite products :) What a great dinner at the friends and her puppy is SUCH a cutie. I would love to do the bfast challenge but I just get so stuck when it comes to breakfasts! I usually grab and go so….I know I would probably end up failing the challenge haha. Have a great weekend

Karena August 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummm those pictures have me drooling! i love artichokes!

ksgoodeats August 21, 2009 at 10:07 am

How dare you forget your camera! What were you thinking?! ;)

Your breakfast is a strawberry trifecta and I love it! So was the tropical fruit lara like a pina colada or like lemony lysol? I was too nervous to try that flavor.

HOLD THE PHONE! Who’s new puppy?! Did I miss something – that pupper is adorable!

Cindy August 21, 2009 at 10:58 am

such beautiful food! Making me hungry! I love the asparagus salad….

I could use a puppy fix! we are contemplating getting one…just not quite ready! maybe next year!


janetha August 21, 2009 at 11:34 am

CHARLIE! i had all these things to say about your post and then i saw charlie and all my thoughts were whisked away with the sight of that sweetie. i wish i could make it bigger (TWSS)..but dude, lemon pepper chicken with ARTICHOKE salsa?! sign me up!! oh and we should all go to the foodbuzz festival in san fran in november.. free for featured publishers!

insideiamdancing August 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I want to come have dinner with you! That chicken dish looks awesome…as does the dessert. LOVES. I am older than you! Though I am 99.99% sure that you are wiser and more mature :P

brandi August 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm

so much good food, and that puppy is so cute :)

glad you liked the strawberry oikos! they need to get it here so I can try it!

Kristin August 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Yesss – friggin’ love that chicken!

Jenny August 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

forgetting your cam is the ultimate blogette fail.. i literally want to cry when i leave mine at home.. i wish i were kidding

oh p.s. stop being so damn gorg. and making the rest of us look bad, thanks!

Holly August 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

tropical tart lara = beach coconut waves drifting goodness. no lysol involved.

Holly August 22, 2009 at 7:24 pm

and p.s. it’s my friend’s new dog :)

lowandbhold August 24, 2009 at 8:45 am

Aw what a sweet puppy! We all forget our camera sometimes, isn’t it funny how lost you can feel without it?

Holly August 24, 2009 at 8:18 pm

totally…it was a huge crisis for like 5 minutes! then i realized, not a big deal, haha!

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