Short + Sweet

by Holly on April 2, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,Japanese,lunch

Because I just drove 2  1/2 hours in the rain, and there is too much good food to be had. Plus, when yours truly isn’t in a talkative, rambling mood, you must take advantage.  It doesn’t happen very often.

Starting with a lovely breakfast yog mess

1/2 cup Plain Chobani Greek yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries
1/4 cup Raspberry Galaxy Granola
1/2 tbsp. sunflower seed butter

And yes, after I took the picture, I definitely messed it up.

Since my boss is a gem, she insisted that my co-workers and I take a 1/2 day of work for Good Friday.  I didn’t argue.  I got in at 9am and left at 11am.  Glorious.

Pre-yoga fueling included the last of my VeggieGirl-inspired blondies with sunflower seed buttah…

Then, I walked 1 mile to the gym, did a fabulous 60-minute Hatha Yoga class and walked 1 mile home. Twas’ so lovely being able to saunter in 70 degree weather in shorts + tank top.

When I got home, my muscles wanted some replenishing…April-style!  This would be my own crazy version of April’s Protein Cookie Dough

2 tbsp. vanilla brown rice protein powder
1 tbsp. peanut butter
2 tbsp. water
drizzle of maple syrup
1 square dark chocolate, crumbled
sprinkle of shredded coconut
3 walnuts, crumbled
1 tsp. cocoa powder

I love my creepy cat mug. Thanks be to my Thai laundry lady for having a crush on me and giving me this (along with some killer laundry discounts) for Valentine’s Day when I was teaching English in Thailand, proclaiming my, “…face is pretty like the sun.”

I don’t lie.

But seriously, how much does this look like real cookie dough?


I showered, cleaned my apartment, packed up my car and ate an early Grandma dinner…

That would be a spinach + onion scramble, of which I simply sauteed 1/4 diced onion and 3 cups of spinach in EVOO + garlic.  Then cracked two eggs, mixed it all up, sprinkled it with salt + crushed red pepper and devoured.  To round it out, I chopped up 1 whole orange bell pepper + strawberries.

Then, I bit the bullet and handed over a lot of money to get this done…

Gosh, aren’t I such a natural beauty? Seriously, that is one pretty lion’s mane head of hair.

You shall see the faboosh hair results in my next post.  However, until then, you can enjoy the picture of my sushi + Lara love from Whole Foods (conveniently located next to my salon) as well as the coffee I grabbed before I hit the road jack.

Two and a half hours of straining my lungs singing to Joseph + the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Amy Winehouse, Spoon and Jersey Boys later, I have arrived at la casa de Mama y Papa Everythingtarian.

Get ready kids, it’s shaping up to be a good weekend.


Allison R. April 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Ugh! You can’t leave us hanging without a pic of the new do! I’m sure it’s fab! Enjoy being hoooome :)

Mama Pea April 3, 2010 at 1:02 am

Oh my gosh, I will be sitting here hitting refresh on my browser for the next 22.5 hours so that I can see your hair.

Katie April 3, 2010 at 6:07 am

Hey girl!!!!!!!!

The protein cookie dough you made really looks amazing, the best I have seen!!

Ummmmmm we might be long lost sisters for real cause I got a fro as well, love it! You are beautiful!!! I cant wait to see your hair, bet it looks hot!!

Love the jersey boys cd, I actually saw that play in Chicago, was amazing!! Did u see it?

Have a wonderful weekend love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crunchy Granola Gal April 3, 2010 at 6:23 am

lovin’ the fro. i used to have one of those, way back when. then my hair decided to tame itself and is now super flat and boring. strange eh?

enjoy your weekend at home miss holly!

Erica April 3, 2010 at 6:31 am

How fun that your boss let you out early so you could enjoy your Friday. Rocking! Love the picture of you getting your hair done- you always manage to crack me up. I want a blondie…right now. Enjoy your weekend with the fam.

Jenna April 3, 2010 at 6:51 am

I got my hair did yesterday toooo!

Matt April 3, 2010 at 7:36 am

Mmm that scramble looks good. I have been craving eggs like a mad man recently!

Susan April 3, 2010 at 7:46 am

Your protein cookie dough looks sooooo good! And walking back and forth to yoga in 70 degree weather sound glorious. I love spring!! Have fun at home with the fam this weekend!! xoxo

Amy B @ Second City Randomness April 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

Oh man, I bet it takes forever to get your hair done! I’m sure it looks fantastic though… ;)

Have a good weekend!

April April 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

Whoa.. your the genius for turning my simple recipe into something amazing!! That looks SO good!! I can’t wait to see your hair!!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 3, 2010 at 8:09 am

That is a creepy cat mug!

I love your wild hair!! It’s one of my favorite things about you – gives you so much character. :)

Adrien April 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

Your hair is something else- I love it!

I haven’t seen Seth’s (first name basis- I know, I know, I’m a big deal) TED talk- it’s on one of our course sites though as a “to do” so will be watching it later- finished the book- it was pretty good- did you realize you’re a tribe leader? yes, said that right- you have a tribe! ha

Gina G April 3, 2010 at 9:03 am

hey there! im sorry it has taken so long to delurk, but here i am! haha, im a 17 (almost 18) girl from Michigan and i really love your blog! I adore your writing style and your honesty that you share! =)
p.s. you should see my hair in the morning when i have showered the night before, it is cuhrazyyy! haha cant wait to see the new do!

Evan Thomas April 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

Gah, that cookie dough looks amazing
I love it when Whole Foods are conveniently located

Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

Your hair pic is hilarious! You look like you’re about to die! haha

Can’t wait to see the after:)

Angharad April 3, 2010 at 11:36 am

Egg scramble, crazy hair, yoga and yogurt fests…what’s not to love? xx

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) April 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Holly, your posts are the highlight of my day. Haha, have I already told you that? I’m not a creeper, I swear!

Love the coconut lara bar – it’s one of my favs. Have you ever had key lime pie? Mmm.

Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Can’t wait to see your new hair girly! Of course, seeing that reminds me of how badly mine needs some lovin…

Lynn @ The Actors Diet April 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

where do you get your protein powder? now that it’s spring i’m in the market for smoothies…

Kailey (SnackFace) April 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm

You, in the car, wailing to musicals = exactly what I do. I’m practically voiceless by the time I get to my destination. This means we’d be an amazing road trip duo. Lez do it. LOVE YOU!

BroccoliHut April 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm

SO much awesomeness in this post! I really must try your “cookie dough” recipe–looks amazing. I also appreciate your love of Coconut Cream Pie Laras AND Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: “Go go go go Joseph, you know what they say…Go go go go Joseph you’ll make it someday…”

runnergirl April 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm

What is Hatha yoga? Is it different in some way than the everyday yoga class?

katie April 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

SOOO EXCITED ABOUT SEEIN YO HAIR! that pic literally made me LOL ..loved it

Low April 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Oooh I need a hurr cut so bad, but I’m being cheap and waiting a month.

Love the creepy cat mug and creepy cat mug story. You have so many tales to tell.

Have a faaaabulous weekend!

Lorna April 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Your larabar and sushi photo has me running to the kitchen (as soon as I’m done here)…can’t wait to see your hair results, which might have me running to my salon! Happy Spring/change/funtime!

Andrea@WellnessNotes April 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Have a great weekend, Holly!!! :)

sophia April 4, 2010 at 2:32 am

lol, your face is pretty like the sun! Such an Asian thing to say. I adore the creepy cat mug. :-)

Faith April 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

What a funny story about your cat mug! I have to say, it’s what’s in the mug that holds my interest…that protein cookie dough looks incredible! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

janetha April 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

yum to your decked out protein dough! and every time you use that bowl i get creeped the F out. not gonna lie.


Ally (Sweet & Savory) April 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Yum! That blondie looks really, really good!

Gabriela April 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Protein Cookie Dough?
Delicious eats as always, girl!
Have a wonderful week!
Brazilian XOXO´s,

Jess April 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Enjoy your weekend!! Protein cookie dough sounds delicious.
<3 jess

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