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!