Totally Buzzin’

by Holly on October 6, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,fun finds,recipes,reviews

Coming off of yesterday’s LUCKY day, I really wasn’t expecting today to get even BETTER.

But it did.

I would make you scroll to the end of this post to find out why, but I can’t do that to you lovelies.  You have been far too good to a gal for me to turn all sneaky and malicious on y’all.

I got nominated for a Foodbuzz Blog Award!

And I didn’t do anything illegal or against my morals to earn it either!

What blogger would you most like to take to dinner?
1. Bouchon for 2
2.
Carrots ‘n Cake
3.
Eric Rivera Cooks
4.
The Healthy Everythingtarian
5.
Steamy Kitchen

I believe #4 is me: your neighborhood Healthy Everythingtarian.  So, another round of THANK YOUS to all of you, whether you voted or not.  Your support and love from the blog has been completely unexpected yet absolutely amazing!  If you want to show a sista some more love, you can click ANYWHERE in this sentence and perhaps vote for me one more time?

I don’t like to pimp myself out, but certain occasions just call for it :).

Back to the eats!

I woke up at 4:30am this morning and could NOT fall back asleep.  Enter in some blog reading and a bowl of glorious Fall Oats by candlelight…

1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup skim milk
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1 tsp. blackstrap molasses
1 tsp. agave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
1 small box raisins
1 spoonful PB&Co. Mighty Maple PB

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Then I hobbled my way the 1 mile walk to work in the rain.  Yes, I am still hobbling. Yes, it felt like the longest walk ever.

Today’s eats were mini-meal style, starting with a camera shy Honeycrisp apple + handful of raw almonds.  Then around 11am, I whipped open a bag of these dudes I got for free at the marathon expo

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I am much more a sweets gal than a salty chip fiend, but if you are going to eat the potatoes, cheddar + sour cream is the way to go.

A tupperware of roasted acorn squash, agave + cinnamon, which looks eerily like a really nasty #2…

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And a yog mess made with the new Nature Valley Nut Clusters I received this weekend…

1 cup Stonyfield Lowfat Vanilla yog
1 sliced banana
1 sliced kiwi
5 roasted almond granola clusters

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The nut clusters are good, and the stats aren’t too shabby either.  I think I got about 5 or 6 clusters for 150 calories, 4 grams of protein, 7 grams of sugar and some carbs thrown in there for good measure.

Dinner, I knew I had to find something to concoct with my new stash of coconut oil.  I present to you an easy peasy coconut curry mound of deliciousness.  That was the best description I could come up with.

I sauteed 1 small onion + 1 large green bell pepper in 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
with a pinch of salt.  I let that do it’s thang for awhile until the veggies were softened.
Then I added 1 tsp. of Madras curry powder, tossed in a huge handful of spinach and mixed well.
While that heated through, I took a
Kashi 7-Grain Pilaf, cooked it in the microwave for 90 seconds
then topped it all with a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut…

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Delish.

But not as delish as this…

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Brandi is a genius – dark chocolate + almond butter puppy chow.  Amaze.

Alright, I am still hungry, have some freelance writing to finish, organization to attend to, part-time job scoping (2 rejections already – ugh!), dish washing and most importantly, SLEEP.

If I visited the city you live in right now, what restaurant would you bring me to for dinner? Deets + links are appreciated. And don’t forget to vote!

{ 59 comments }

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) October 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

oh my goodness, I think I need to make myself some puppy chow tonight. Congratulations on the FoodBuzz nomination (I voted for you, yay!).

I’d love to go out to dinner with you in NYC! One of my fav places is a coal-oven pizzeria called Grimaldi’s located under the Brooklyn Bridge. Thin and crispy pizza topped with fresh mozzarella and Italian tomatoes. Best paired with ice cold diet coke, mmm.

Faith October 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

That’s really awesome, I’m totally going to vote for you! Puppy chow, yay! ;)

Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

SEASONS 52!!!

It is a very good and healthy restaurant where they boost that every dish they serve is under 475 calories!!! Their mini-deserts are amazing and they always have TONS of fresh in season veggies that are to die for, better then meat and for me to say that you know they are GOOD!

=) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after a “100 Pound” weight loss)

Brooke October 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm

OMG I would die to go to dinner with you!!!!! I PRAY YOU WIN! You deserve it you beautiful, marathon running, happy, funny, singing beauty!!

xoxo
gossip girl

Christina October 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

congrats on being nominated! I saw that on foodbuzz and it made me very happy…and its very true! i feel like going to dinner with you would just be full of laughs and good talk and of course good eats haha… and um puppy chow rocksssss never had that combo but it sounds great.

Christina October 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm

oh and i voted! wooho

Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

CONGRATS girl! of course you got nominated you SO deserve this!!

if you visited Boston right now I would take you to either Stella or Rocca both located downtown in the South End boston and they are both fabulous!

OR tavern on the water because it is the most beautiful skyline of boston!

Jenny October 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm

BAH! you just keep getting cooler! congrats on the nomination — I shall vote for you faster than you can say “dinner date” speaking of which — I shall take you to Panera Bread ’cause that’s all this biotch can afford! :)

Mia {runs and rests} October 8, 2009 at 12:24 am

Holly, congratulations on the nomination and the marathon. I’ve been away sooo long and just read your race recap. You finished way strong!!!
Thank you for your comforting words last week. I really appreciate it. Thanks.

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