by Holly on August 10, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

In the words of Justin Timberlake, yes, I am telling you all these things are signs.  Confused? Well, let me begin.

You know it’s a sign that…

…you have become a true blue food blogger when you take multiple pictures of your food at multiple angles to show your breakfast parfait a la K in all it’s glory.

vanilla yogurt + Dylan's chia granola + berries + cherries + sprinkle of almonds/walnuts

vanilla yogurt + Dylan's chia granola + berries + cherries + sprinkle of almonds/walnuts


from the top

a close-up of the nutty chia goodness

a close-up of the nutty chia goodness

…a higher power WANTS you to eat ice cream when you head off to take a walk by the lake and you are mysteriously drawn towards the ice cream stand.


chocolate peanut butter ice cream

…that you can have your greens and eat your chocolate too when you take a chomp outta this guy.

Pro Bar Superfood Slam

Pro Bar Superfood Slam

“It’s not where you live, it’s how you live,” when your eccentrically wonderful uncle leaves a message on your blog.

…wraps are indeed the 8th wonder of the world when you can concoct a yummy mess a la Jess like this one (grill pans may also be the 8th wonder of the world, but we will save that for a later post).

spicy black bean burger + spinach + salsa wrap and grilled zucchini

spicy black bean burger + spinach + salsa wrap and grilled zucchini

…the world sometimes is out to torture you when you are forced to move into your apartment on a 90 degree, 90% humidity day all by yourself up three flights of stairs.

…it may not be easy being green, but surely being green ensures ultimate deliciousness.


kale sauteed in garlic + olive oil

…I have become obsessed with tortillas when I cannot wait to eat them in new and exciting (and obv yummy) ways.

banana PB quesadilla

banana PB quesadilla

…POM juice was actually made to be put in oats when you concoct something like this:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup POM juice
1/4 cup nonfat yogurt
2 tbsp. coconut
1/2 cup strawbs
chunk o’ almond buttah

overnight oats love

overnight oats love

…everything is going to be alright when you find a HOLLY-PRINTED TEA POT on the top shelf, right back corner of your otherwise bare bones apartment.  Coincidence?  I think not.


no joke, this is a sign.

…sometimes things need to be more difficult than they are when the public library only allows you 30 minutes of Internet access before kicking you off.  Ugh.

Bear with me.


April (Foods of April) August 10, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Oh my everything looks wonderful!

Aren’t chia seeds yummy??

And those overnight oats look sooo good! do they hold you as long as hot oats? for some reason they don’t for me!

and that ice cream?? Yum!!

And lastly that’s so awesome your blogging from the library.. what a dedicated blogger! :D

VeggieGirl August 10, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Since I collect teapots, I LOOOVE that holiday-themed one! :-D

Hang in there with the internet!!

Kailey (PB Swirl) August 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm

holy moly you have tons of great eats here girlie :D
totally loving
-your morning oats
-pb quesedilla
-chocolate peanut butter ice cream :)

Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

never thought of putting juice in with overnight oats – makes sense though!!!

Evan Thomas August 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Major agreeance with numero uno

Mia {runs & rests} August 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Amazing eats everywhere! I can’t pick a fave! :D
Yay for libraries and JT! Never thought the two would go together in one sentence. ;P

Tay August 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm

POM and oatmeal! Raaaah crazy!! I think higher powers always demand ice cream consumption

Lizzy August 10, 2009 at 8:15 pm

holy wow and yum! Your post was so cute! haha. the ice cream screams “EAT ME” and i’m dieing to try Kale, and sauteing it with garlic and EVOO sounds delish! :)

Mel August 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm

All I saw was the ice cream from the Union, which means Babcock Ice Cream!! YUMMY!

Matt August 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

That is a good looking parfait!

Rosey Rebecca August 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I take so many pictures of my food before I eat it, that it practically melts by the time I dig in. Forget about ice cream, it’s soup by the time it’s done with its photo shoot!

Meredith August 10, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Oh chocolate and PB are the best combo! My fave ice cream ever from an independent ice cream shop in Maine was chocolate peanut butter cookie dough! Amazing!

JB August 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm

i can’t even see the inside of that burrito and i want it! i can tell it was amazing just from the outside. and that teapot is so pretty. i love kitchen appliances!

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) August 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Love this! :) Obviously you HAVE to get ice cream at the union! We seriously took field trips there…I’m pretty sure just for ice cream in grade school!

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I love all your signs… Your breakfast parfait is so beautiful, I would have looked at 10 more pictures of it! :)

Love the holly-printed teapot. Now that’s a sign!

grmforyou August 11, 2009 at 1:50 am

As for office workers, I myself have an ebook on how to create a Healthy Office Lifestyle.

Heres the link to the ebook:

and my website for all office workers and otherwise who want to rant about their lack of time to exercise ( but really want to exercise !!)

and my blogs at:

To A ‘Healthy You’

The Fit Collegiate August 11, 2009 at 7:59 am

Haha I love this post!!! Being a food blogger comes with such small little quirks that non-foodies simply wouldn’t understand. I know I’m a food blogger because I used to hate my camera and now it’s by my side allll the time.

Is that ice cream from the UW Wisconsin Union, I see?? Good choice, good choice. Best ice cream ever, straight from dairyland. :-)

justine August 11, 2009 at 8:03 am

Food is looking delish!! Loving the angles on that parfait! Chocolate peanut butter ice cream?? That would for sure be my choice :). I sure have been seeing kale a lot lately. Maybe that’s a sign? Hope this week is treating you well, Holly.


Karena August 11, 2009 at 8:04 am

bfast parfait in a margarita glass…pure genius haha!

friends get mad at me at restaurants (especially when they are starving) b/c i make them wait until I get a decent shot of everything. a little embarrassing, but whatevs. it’s all for the sake of the blog! ha!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

Everything looks so very tasty! That icecream flavor is right up my alley too…sounds delicious! :D

janetha August 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

as i was getting ready this morning i was plotting two emails to send: one to ang for not posting and one to you for not posting. and you both had new posts when i opened my reader! YES! i beelined it to my favorite long distance ladies posts, in alphabetical order. happy janetha.

hah! i take so many angles of my parfaits, they are so dreamy. i love yours and the glass it is in. and why can i not find chia seeds ANYWHERE?

love me some chocoPB ice cream, and what kind of wrap is that? i mean i know you said the flavor but what brand? i love the color of it, is that weird? i have only eaten kale in smoothies, i need to woman up and eat it like you did, i bet it is divine.

OMG! the tea pot! that is too rad. def a sign.

i miss you but i am glad you managed to get some library time in to holler at us.

lowandbhold August 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

What awesome signs! Well not all of them (if I was in Wisconsin I’d totes have helped you!)

The overnight oats are so pretty!

mponz August 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm

wow…all of your food looks so good! I can’t even pick my favorite. But that spicy black bean burger wrap is looking good right about now…

ksgoodeats August 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

That parfait is looking MIGHTY fine! That’s why it wants to have more than one glamor shot ;)

Boo to internet issues – mine was out this morning!

Angharad August 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Oh my sweet pea! So glad to be back and able to catch up on your adventures! A phone date is mos def in order…tonight. Need to hear all about this tortuous move-in day and everything else you’ve been up to. Can you move back now, please? Joke is over. Thanks.

Ummmm and by the way, your parfait a la K, is a work of art my dear!

Anne K. August 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Haha, I take pictures with SO many angles–especially for parfaits and salads. And POM + oats?? Great idea! I bet that was amazing.

uncle tommie timbertoes August 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Hoolie, luve yer hair. Can tell it’s organically fed and yer picture on a web site too!

healthyhappyhippiechick August 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

your food looks DELICIOUS! especially that ice cream… definitely love your blog and adding you to my blogroll!

caitsplate August 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Oh my gosh all these eats look SO yummy! I just got a package of Probars sent to me and I CANNOT wait to try it out!!

Faith (Thought 4 Food) August 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Gorgeous food pics! I love the cute holly teapot!

buffmuffy August 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm

i LOVE that probar. SO GOOD… who knew chocolate could taste healthy?

lola August 12, 2009 at 12:23 am

everything looks amazing!!

Holly August 12, 2009 at 8:43 am

yay for checking the blog out – thanks! i just checked out yours – love it!

Michal Mymo August 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Everything looks totally delish, that banana pb quesadilla is just screaming my name. I hope you can get your computer back up and running soon :)

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