My journey to stay healthy and eat creatively (when possible) delicious (always) food!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Good Evening My Loverrrrzzzzz ...

I'm a complete and total SPAZ right now. First, I'd like to tell you all I had a great day! The second of two "get out of work an hour early-free" cards was used today. Hoooraaaahhh! The bf and I are catching him up on the seasons of Grey's before next season starts. He's watched the latest with me and we are now moving quite swiftly through season 2.

Let us just get right down to brass tacks - I'm too excited to wait any longer. Thank you SO much to HEAB for showcasing how to make an omelet in THIS POST. Bee tee dubs -- I'd how it's supposed to be spelled and it comes in both ways I guess. At least they both produce the same exact three definitions. Omelet, Omelette ... um, yeah, moving on.

A Festive Feast Really

  • 1 egg/2 egg whites
  • 2 slices Smart Deli Ham
  • 1 slice Sargento, Reduced Fat Provolone
  • Low Sugar GRAPE JELLY schmashed and schmeeaared on top!
Usual Suspect

Oh, I'm goooood! I'm REAL good!

For the record, wait - someone is keeping a record - omelets can come by for dinner ANYTIME!

So tonight, of course, you see it up there ... the Usual Suspect... but it's not usually donning THIS!

Never again. I will eat this up and use it for it's original intent -- to savor the bottle when I start making and bottling my own dressings, which will be the minute this runs out. I may try it as a tofu marinade? Certainly it can't be worse than it was on the salad?! Anyone tried this before? Am I crazy nuts for not loving it?

Pretty much starved to death by the time I made it by Target to pick up the "baby away", I browsed the bar bins to see what I could see. Too heavy in all nutritionally related areas for me to consume on the daily, but this thang was dead tasty! Scrumpch!

Off I go for more Grey's kids. Peace out!!

1. What are some of your fave items to throw into an omelet, omelette?
I can imagine the redic possibilities. I kept saying "OMG, my life has changed forever" once I took my first bite. My dear over HERE inspired me to throw jelly on it!

2. What's your fave bar?
Love my Luna's but I should probably branch out!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lazy DinDin, Blog Stalkin' & Hemp Protein

Good Evening Foodies!

How is your week goin' so far? Mine? Hmmmmmmm. It's goin' and I had a "get out of work one hour early-free" card for not one, but TWO days this week when I arrived! That's me, best job ever girl. Lol~ No, but anywhoooo, I skipped out at 3:30 p.m. today and will be doing the same tomorrow. *happy sighs* Please don't take this to mean that I have been productive since coming home. I absolutely haven't been. I have a list of things to do and then I'm going to bed! Early. 'Nuff said.

My mind is so busy lately. I can't quiet my thoughts! There's SO much floating around up there, so much I want to do, so much needs to get done, wants, needs, tasks .... AAAAHHHHHH!! I can't figure out if I need a vacation or if I need to address this issue in typical, 10th grade English paper style and make an "outline" first. It's all very exciting things, for the most part -- so that is....well, EXCITING!

Dearest peeps, I NEED YOUR HELP! I bought and have been using the Vanilla Hemp Protein Powder. I get a SERIOUS case of the jitters and weirdness when I consume it. Is this normal? Has ANYONE ever experienced this? Does it go away? I tried only using half a portion this morning and still got the same reaction. I want to do protein and was really amped about the Hemp vs. any others and am now thinking it may not work. ?? I also want to try the Amazing Grass Amazing Meal but it's protein sources are Hemp and Rice proteins. Also, the Manitoba Harvest site's FAQ page says there is no way to fail a drug test by consuming their products, however, I'm wondering if that holds true even if I plan to include this in my daily or several times a week regimen. This is, of course, if the strangeness I get from it goes away, otherwise I'm going to look into the Bio-Chems. Seriously, any helpful words would be greatly appreciated!!

Dinner was served for me, by me this evening promptly at 5:36 p.m. Yes, that's early, even for MOI! I like to have plenty o' digestion time before hopping in bed. As mentioned above, it's early to bed for me tonight. Annnnnddddddd ...... *DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

I GOT OUT MY POINT AND SHOOT!!!!! No iPhone photos on tonight's dinner "menu".

Lazy Lady SupperPalooza

Pita "pretend sandwich"
Joseph's Pita
Smart Deli Ham
Kraft FF Shredded Ched
Insides of a SP w/ CINNAMON
Usual Suspect Salad

BTW - I should mention this gorgeous display of sweet, succulent perfection was supposed to be eaten LAST NIGHT. Nobody told me that it takes about a day and a half to make a baked sweet potato in the oven. Rookie mistake. I usually use the pre readied, plastic wrapped, "stick this sucka in the micro for 7 minutes and listen to it sing" variety. I must say, hands down, no comparison, I'll be getting these and doing it the right way from now on. SOOOO Good!!

My salad looks appetizing with the use of my Canon ELPH!

Inside of my non impressive, but highly tasty and FAST "pretendwich"... I had some ketchup to dip this in too -- it made it to dinner late and therefore, was not pictured.

I'm outta here kids!

1. What protein do you use and why? Why do you like it? What purpose does it serve with your dietary needs/daily regimen?
I am trying the Manitoba Harvest and as I stated, it may not be working. :( Major case of the sads if that stays true. I want it for sustenance. I'm not trying to bulk up or gain weight -- opposite actually, but just intended to use it in the GMs or Breakfast Cookies to hold me tight until lunch.

2. Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the thoughts spinning in your head? What quiets this for you?
I try to read and blog and read blogs and then get bogged down with the fact that I know I want to do these things. Also, my mind will go a million directions on me and then I am chasing my thoughts around all day making sure I don't forget anything. Anytime I gear up for a life change this happens. That, and, I need a cleaning lady and I need to de-clutter EVERYTHING; house, life, computer files ... EVERYTHING!

Monday, May 31, 2010

New Yums, Stir Fry Queen X2 & A Happy Memorial Day!

What's up peeps?? Everyone having a wonderful Holiday weekend? My three day weekend, I off that I had today was great. I worked the other days. But hey, I'll take the day off compared to none since I am normally pulling the seven day work weeks! I made a little money and had a pretty chillaxed weekend. Of course, the Registered Dietitian train never ceases to steam roll through my head. Big decisions on the horizon, folks .... BIG TIME DECISIONS!

Well, let's get to the eatz, shall we? Let me preface by saying, this post is going to be somewhat inspired by and copy-catory (I made that word up, deal with it) of one of my favorite FABU FOOD~ISTAS. 'Tis true, she really got my creative, whole foodie juices flowing after reading earlier in the weekend.

So - I worked my heart out on Saturday then went to SPROUTS. Love me some SPROUTS! It's like Whole Foods, only ... not quite as cool or pricey, on a smaller scale and closer to home. I had to pick up some staples for my morning Monster ritual. I've really found that these jjjjuuummmppp start my day. I always use my Amazing Grass, Superfood packets, but finally ventured into the protein powder world. I decided on the Manitoba Harvest, Hemp Protein, Vanilla. Does anyone out there do both the wheat grass/superfood AND the protein pows in their smoothies? After checking the facts on both, I believe I am gaining many benefits from each that offer separate sets of awesomeness even when combined. Also, I'm more into the protein pow for sustenance, not bulk or weight gain. I plan to only use one serving a day -- any thoughts or input on this would be helpful! I also picked up some Organic Puffed Kamut! Thanks again, to Katie's post!!
Dear Kamut,
Where have you been my whole life? I'm so happy to have found you!
Love, Liz
I had to throw some Luna bars in the mix too. I mean, 4/$5...yes, please! Luna bars take hunger and pretty much stomp it out for a good 3-5 hours for me. Anything that can do that is worth more than a hill of beans to me! Ha! I should mention that I ravenously attacked my Iced Oatmeal Raisin Luna the minute I was back in my car. Staple around here = Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, 'nuff said. Please allow me to explain that I sincerely had high hopes for bringing the loot in and photographing it immediately. That plan went down hill upon said encounter with Luna bar #1 and then only further tanked when I had to quick fast get ready to head out the door to see a movie. Hence, you get a photo of foods that have all been opened and sampled already! Sex and the City 2 .... you disappointed me.

Remember months ago when I made the best stir fry ever? Welllllll..... I. Was. Wrong. !!! Feast your eyes on the glory below!

Sssshhhhhhaaaaaaa BABY!!

Joseph's Pita (first time on this, a little thin but OH SO GOOD. It ate like a folded up, stuffed burrito.)
Sugar Snapz
Broc Slaw
Green Bells
Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips
Cedar's Tzatziki Dip, Cucumber Garlic

Ok ladies and gents, time for some QT with my SO. We are going to watch some TV and go to bed. Sorry for the small pics, they didn't go unnoticed, but I did come with a fair share of the lazies tonight. Womp womp!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy Thoughts All Dancing Around In My Head

Hello Loves!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying some wonderful foods. I have been! Sadly, I haven't been documenting much. You'd think that camera that Matt got me for Christmas would be helping. I really need to crack that thing out of my purse and take it on several daily spins.

So, what's new with me?
Well....I've been doing a lot of soul searching, researching, talking to loved ones, etc. I have decided that I want to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian. What do you all think? While we are on this topic, are any of you RDs? Who knows?! It's worth askin'! Anyway, this is going to take a big leap of faith. I am ready for the challenge or, at the very least, ready for the phone call to make an appointment with the school(s) I'm looking to attend. Anyway - thoughts on this?

I did capture one HOT meal this week! Here...this is what I'm really on this blog to do, right? RIGHT! I will not tease you any longer! I now present the ...

OMG Pizza Deluxe

1 Flatout
2 Tbsp. Cedar's Roasted Rep Pepper Hommus
1/4 Cup Hunt's Basil, Garlic & Oregano tomato sauce
1/4 Cup Kraft FF Shredded Mozz
1 Slice Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Slice
2/3 Cup Morningstar Farm's Sausage Style Crumbles

WHAT WHAT!! So tasty! I was very, very proud of this 5 minute creation! It was filling, scrumptious, inspiring and MORE!

Question: What do you do for a living? Have you ever wished you went back to school for something else?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Beginnings . . . ??

Here I am again. Long lost poster extraordinaire. Please do not think I don't miss each of you I read and those of that are sweet enough to read me! I miss you all a BUNCH!!!! I have some exciting news that I plan to share soon. I have to share the news at ground level first though before I go blasting to the universe of foodies.

Anyway - just checking in while enjoying a Smart Ones Angel Hair Marinara, Cauliflower w/ cheese sauce, Emerald Natural Almonds and Applesauce ((JEEZ!! Can you say BIG LUNCH?)) ... I also need some help. I am on the hunt for either student Registered Dietitians, student Registered Dietitian bloggers, Registered Dietitians, Registered Dietitian bloggers or anyone who knows any combo of those qualities. I believe I had once stumbled upon a few RD student blogs but did not add them to my roll.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Best Snaxkie Ever!!

Hello Hello My Lovelies!

Can you believe I have a day off? Oh my goodness, well two, actually!! I was off today for some routine doctor visits and then had to hop over to the Municipal Court to pay a pesky ticket I got last weekend. Driving FAIL. I made it from 16 to 25 before I got speeding ticket ONE and now, I have two. One isn't on my record though so...sssshhhh!!

Back to having a day off, YES - tomorrow, I HAVE A DAY OFF! That is quite good considering I'm going into the most head-spinning, busy week of my year. So, tomorrow is filled with relaxation and who knows? I may actually take down the Christmas Tree. *hides and giggles* Ah, yes ... it's still Christmas in the Liz-Matt-Kosmo-Miller-Olive-Roxy residence. Year of Cheer, anyone? Ha!

I'll leave you with a photo of my new fave snaxkie!

Honeycrisp Apple (last of season, really trying to hang on while I can)
2 T Better n' Peanut Butter

I'll be back tomorrow, kiddos.

Over n' Out!

Thanks for reading!!

Question: What's your favorite afternoon snack that tends to really get you through until dinner time?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Need A Life Change

Happy New Year!!

....what? Am I late? Yes, I know - I know! I haven't been around and I'm sorry. Just when I had you all biting your nails all day for my next post, POOF, I disappear. Please accept this apology?

I come back tonight with no food descriptions or photos of food eaten lately. I come tonight missing my blog, missing my blog readers and missing the blogs I used to follow daily. I come tonight needing a change. You see, I'm NOT happy. I'm working like a dog (insert description of 68+ hour work week here) and I'm so worn out. I don't have time for the YOGA and running I want to begin again, I don't have time for my fellow foodies or to even indulge my own inner foodie. I'm not my best person right now. Not for me, not for anyone and it's starting to become evident. I guess you can say...I come back tonight in search of a soul cleanse and a catalyst to begin in a new direction that will take me back to being happy and feeling fulfilled.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not some pathetic, drained sap just moping around. That is NOT the case at all. I can just tell it's time for me to make a change and make some cuts and figure out what's really important for ME. I have to figure these things out, although I'm almost sure I know, and make some necessary compromises to achieve ultimate happy ME.

I ask for you to hang on and don't lose faith in me while I make the transition back to the fun, food and life loving ME you've known in the past. I'll be back. While I can't say I'll be able to post DAILY for a while ... maybe even WEEKLY is a more attainable goal. Just hang on with me. I am determined to make 2010 the best year yet, for myself, on a personal level. I'll be back to commenting on your blogs again soon as well.

I'm empowered and determined! WORLD... WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!