Monthly Archives: February 2011

My First Vlog! [Makeup, Skin, and Hair Must-Haves]

Good morning bloggy boos!

Yesterday I was invited to celebrate some Oscars lovin’ at a friend’s house, so I knew I wouldn’t have time to write up a normal post.

So, I gathered a few of my morning essentials to share with you guys! These are some of the best products I have ever found, and they have never let me down.

Enjoy!

Oh, and bee tee dubs I look hot in the freeze, please ignore it and click play before you go into shock:)

Some of the products highlighted in the video:

I’m curious – do I sound how you expected me to? I am always so surprised by bloggers’ voices when they do videos!

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Just for fun, a couple of pictures from my night!

Samantha, my biff who I haven’t seen in forEVER because she has been at college! Girl is enjoying her life at University of Michigan, and hopefully I will be visiting her at the end of the month!

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You know who your true friends are when you can go without seeing them for months and then see each other again, and have it be like no time has passed whatsoever. I love this girl!

Us back in the day:

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Biffffffs:)

Oh and her adorable brother. How cute is he?!

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He JUST got braces. Poor child, I had mine during the awkward middle school years too. Braces were definitely my LEAST favorite thing. Can you say eating mush for days on end?!

That’s all for today love doves! See you tomorrow:)

What are your must-have products?

See above:)

Did you watch the Oscars?

YES, Anne Hathaway is my fave, she is adorable! And I was SO happy that Toy Story 3 won! Deserved it, 100% 🙂

Do you have any long-distance friends that you still keep in touch with?

Yesss too many to count, those ones are the best:)

Any requests for future vlogs?

Don’t be shy! I luuurve suggestions:)

xoxox,

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Don’t You Want Me? + Vermont Food!

Hi love doves!! How are you?

I am not going to lie, I am rather sleepy and on a slight raisin burnout. I do not know how it happened, I am freaking out basically so I am laying off the raisins for the day. Tomorrow I will be back to my raisin-inhaling tendencies.

Yesterday I got home from Vermont and hit up the produce section of Weggie’s, and then put together a salad, quinoa, and some cinnamon-raisin socca that was a giant FAIL. Totally fine though, at least it tasted good:) Expect a recipe coming your way soon!

Pee ess (ew never typing that again), be sure to send in your Mission: I Feel Pretty pictures!! I am going to do a post soon with some of the ones I have received recently so don’t wait!

Slash I LOVED hearing about all of your addictions! (but not to drugs, thank goodness!) You can hear about my latest one here🙂 Oh and that is also where you can see hilarious pictures of me, myself, and I as well as some randoms I found around Burlington. Have a looksky!

Anywhos, the title is because I am OBSESSED with Glee. Like, it’s unhealthy. Just watch this video and try to tell me you are not obsessed too.

I have said this a million times and I will say it again. I AM MARRYING BLAINE he is so gorgeous, I will turn him from gay to straight, he can serenade me every night:) Will you all come to our wedding and bring me a Vitamix present?

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Lock me up and throw away the keyyyyy:) I would die for one of these babies! I told the Padre I would not mind getting one as a graduation present:)

Okay, now onto the Vermont food! Get ready to lick the screen.

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Burlington Food:

Dinner on Thursday was had at Zebby & Elf’s Stone Soup.

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We walked in to the smells of yummy deliciousness, happy customers, vibrant owners, and delicious baked goodies🙂

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The atmosphere was nothing short of warm and friendly. I could have eaten every meal of my life here!

The food consisted of a serve-your-own hot bar and salad bar. Below is the salad bar, I forgot a picture of the hot bar:(

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The Padre loaded up on tons of food, as per usual, and ordered a giant tuna sandwich to go with this plate full.

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This is one of those times I was a man and could eat millions of foot long subs and never be full. It is fine though my tummy never gets sick of almond butter:)

My plate consisted of greens, veg, steamed kale, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, falafel casserole (ohhhmaigawd, to DIE for), and completely covered in balsamic (I know I am cheating).

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Owner Zebby doubted my ability to eat this whole thing, but by George, I did it! He should come see everything I eat in a day, somehow my tiny little self is able to eat ginormous portions of anything and everything. I have been dubbed as the “bottomless pit” among my friends;)

Bee tee dubs, Zebby was a riot, and happens to have grown up in my home town! What a small world:)

Then we walked through the Church Street Market, which is still donning gorgeous Christmas lights!

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Please note that this was pre-blizzard. More on that later.

Friday Breakfast:

Breakfast on Friday was had in the hotel room, which was complete with a full kitchen, two TV’s (with cable! I was in heaven), and a hugh jass bathroom and king bed and bedroom. Lurve:)

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Perfect for the crazykins in me that brought my whole fridge from home. No big. Come on people, it would NOT be realistic for me to go out and buy some food every single time I need to eat (which is like every two hours basically).

The bowls in the cupboard were too small for my cookie dough so I used a mixing bowl.

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In case you couldn’t tell, I dig the whole orangey thing that “color boost” in Live Writer does. At least I look tanner:)

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Whaddup gangstaaaaz. Topped with bluebs, rasps, and tons of coconut. More was sprinkled after all the berries were mixed in. Please ignore the fact that it looks like there is poop in the bowl mmk.

Friday Lunch:

Lunch was had at the University Marche on UVM campus, and enjoyed with Lauren from RunYogaRepeat! She was such a sweetheart, and answered all of my questions about UVM! Oh and obviously we talked about everything from green smoothies to boyfriends.

Isn’t she adorable?!

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She had a yummy deliciousness noodle bowl that I wish I knew the name of (it was vegan), and I noshed on a Butternut Squash-Leek Soup and a salad con garbanzo beans and almonds.

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Clearly taken once I was almost done and realized we were too caught up in talking to actually take pictures of things. Like our food:)

Not going to lie, this was not very satisfying! If you lived with me you would marvel at how much I eat in a day. I went back to the hotel room and ate a giant quinoa-lentil-raisin-balsamic bowl. It was glorious.

Tummy = satisfied🙂

Unfortunately, the animal-free options at the caf were not many, but that is not TOO big of a deal since I am planning on buying and preparing all of my own food next year.

 

Friday Dinner:

For those of you that guessed I got sushi/Asian food, you were right!

Dinner was had at Asiana Noodle House, and it was delicious. I think I died and went to heaven. But not before I had issues separating my chopsticks.

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Please tell me why I am so hot.

Then we drank ginger tea, and BOY does that stuff clear your nostrils!

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In mah face.

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MUCH better:)

Then our food came!

I ordered the Vegan Chirashi (Shitake Mushroom, Sweet potato, Seaweed, Oshinko, Kampyo, Tofu, Yamagobo, Asparagus ,Wakame, Spinach, Avocado, Cucumber and Tofu skin), with brown rice and a side of steamed veg.

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I am not going to lie, I was very confused when they brought this giant bowl out to me.

Where was my sushi?!

Apparently I need more education in ethnic food, because the rice was on zee bottom.

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This was so pretty though, I could barely bring myself to eat it! Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?!

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It was delicious, nutritious, and way satisfying. Full, happy belly🙂

Padre ordered Crab Rolls in rice netting, which looks SO cool I am not going to lie. And he also got the Seafood Salad:

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The Baby Sister and mi Madre ordered noodle bowls with buckwheat soba noodles, lemon dressing, and tofu. Sorry buddies no picture!

Then we stomped around a bit more and did some window shopping. Look out for the birthday pwesent post that I mentioned earlier🙂

Sisters in the snow:

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Church Street Market!

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Post-blizzard.

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AHHH absolutely gowagous!

p.s. See the store “Kiss the Cook” on the right?! Yeah I spent all night there basically it’s fine. Oh and looking at wellies🙂

That’s all for this morning chickadees! I’m off to church, then hitting up the gym and getting some homework done.

It is the last day of February break! I will be very sad to see it go, and not so happy to be waking up at 5:30 again every morning. It went by WAY too quickly!

See you tomorrow dolls!

What is your favorite kind of ethnic food?

I would have to say Mediterranean food. There is a local place that I could eat at every. single. night. Come visit me and we will go there mmk:)

What are your favorite salad toppings? Please tell! I need some new ideas:)

I usually roll with red pepper, tomatoes, carrots, cukes, green beans, broc, balsamic, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, hummus, beans, quinoa, what have you! Lately I am especially digging chopped red onion:)

Have you sent in your Mission: I Feel Pretty picture yet?! If not, get on that!

Imeannn, I just strongly suggest it;)

xoxox,

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I think I have a banana addiction.

Seriously, I had like three bananas last night and probably three or four today already. I have an issue, we need to add to my addictions. Currenly, the list contains:

  • RAISINS
  • Bananas
  • Oh and all food in general.

Yup yup, don’t get food near my face it will be gone in two seconds flatsky.

Anywhos, how are you?! I am daaaandy, I am absolutely in love with Burlington!! I missed New England so much, I grew up in New Hampshire so it was like being home again:)

Okay so I am in a giggling crazykins mood today so I am going to show you all of the funny pictures taken thus far on our trip. All of the pretty, sentimental, artistic pictures will come at a later date. Check back tomorrow for food porn that will make you want to lick the screen.

Omigahhhh my HUSBAND. I do not care that he is a jerk (sorry Mike but it is true), in my fantasy parallel universe he is a romantic, sweet boyfriend that gives me foot massages because he wants to, not because I jumped up and down saying “Pweetty pwease?!” with the sad puppy dog face obv.

Sad face because I did not get to meet up with all of the lovely bloggers that wanted to grab some yummy deliciousness to eat. I’m sorry darlings:( Next time, I promise!!

This sad face may look sad but to me it is hilarious. You have no idea how hard it was for me to keep a sad face and take a picture of it, think of the type of person that is just laughing so hard at a totally inappropriate time and can’t hide it. Yup that’s me:)

Oh, meet my knight in shining rusty armour.

Be jealous, he cleans up reaaaaal nice:)

Hahaha okay these are not that funny but I like anything that is spelled funny. Oh and when my birthday comes feel free to buy these for me and send them in a pretty package wrapped in pink ribbon mmk:) Come back after the food post for all of the fun items I would like for my birfday, it is a very important post so do not miss it.

I feel like a terrible human being for thinking this is funny because it raises money for charity, but how can you not giggle at the sight of a bag that says “urea” on it?! In case you never took a biology class, urea = pee. So you are walking around with a bag that says PEE on it. Just saying.

Hahaha okay this is my new favorite thing. It is created for the sole purpose of protecting bananas when they are in our bags. Okay so we have all had at LEAST one time when we have found a smooshed gooey banana in the bottom of our bags (it has happened to all of us). This is perfect for my banana addiction. You will see this on my birthday list mmk.

Vermont is so not weird!! It is so cute but I saw this and I thought it was hilarious because it is just as obnoxious as I am, maybe Vermont really is weird but I don’t notice because I am exponentially weirder? I knew it was love at first sight<3

Do NOT get this for me for my birthday!! I will definitely laugh very hard at your humor but I would never use this thing in my life. No thanks chickadees, I prefer tamps, please and thanks!

HAHAHA my funny face:) You will be seeing this again tomorrow in the food post. Can you guess what kind of food it was? More specific you are the more brownie points you get:)

Outtake, the awesome waitress got in the way. It’s fine though the tea was good and this made my Mom laugh:)

Pimp my dino.

Pimp my ride?

^^^ Werd. PacSun said it! I am SO ready for spring clothes!

I saw this candy and Combo machine and I thought of my girl Janae! Girl now we can get our candy on the go! Slash they should put these along marathon courses, we would so benefit from these!

Hahaha the Padre. I love him times a million, you should know that he posed for this himself I did not ask him to do it. He is a riot, you all should come to the CK house for a visit and enjoy his company, he makes crazykins faces like I do. It runs in the family:)

Just for humor’s sake, a second one:

I lurve the commercials that always have the mannequins talking to each other..this made me laugh because he was pretending to be a mannequin instead of them being people. Tricky….

Okay now I am going to go eat more bananas and get my sweat on at the hotel gym before we hit the road to go home:) I am happy to go home because I love the comfort of my own beddy bye but I am not going to lie, I am going to miss Vermont! I am a New England girl at heart<3

See you from the home fort! Have a good Sattyday lovies:)

p.s. Yesterday was Indulgence Friday and will show you tomorrow how I indulged!:)

What is the funniest sign/bumper sticker/item you have seen recently?

JERSEY SHORE 24 MILES

Do you make crazykins faces? What’s your favorite one?

Hahaha that is a tough choice. You would have to live with me for a day to understand:)

What are you addicted to? (please do not say drugs)

BANANAS and RAISINS. Did I mention that the container of raisins I brought from Weggies is half way done and I am the only person eating from it..yeah it’s a delicious problem.

xoxox,

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Butter, Rinse, Repeat

Hi friends!! How are you?

I am pretty dandy myself:) Vermont is absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to head out for the day!

But, until I can upload Vermont pictures, here is one of my more recent delicious endeavors that I had to share:)

Okay, are you ready for this? I am attempting to restrict my rambling a tad, I know you all will miss it dearly:)

Shredded coconut.

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Food processor.

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Coconut butter.

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Butter, rinse, repeat.

Rinsed out the food processor, decided to make another batch. Repeat.

It took a million years to get buttery, but it is totally fine it was so worth it:) I licked the spatula, obv.

I was, how you say, stuffed to the brim?

Uh yeah, basically my stomach was about to explode it’s fine.

This buttery goodness is so good, I do not understand how I used to hate coconut, now I am going to eat this stuff by the jar.

Do not get a jar of coconut butter (or any nut butter for that matter) near my face, it will be gone in two seconds flat mmk.

Kind of like this:

I like to eat:)

Have you ever made coconut butter?

YES aka I am making this every day:)

What is your favorite nut/coconut butter add-in?

I am going to try cacao powder next batch! And cacao nibs:)

What is the latest funny movie you have seen? Give me ideas! I love a good movie that will make my abs hurt from laughing so hard:)

xoxox,

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Eeples and Baneenies: DC Food

Did you ever learn that song when you were a kiddo? I still have it memorized! I like to oat, oat, oat, oples and banonos…

Haha:)

Anywho, how are you?! I had an awesome hump day, and I loved hearing about all of your favorite road trip foods and activities! I will be sure to keep them in mind for today’s road trip to Vermont:)

Bee tee dubs if you are in the Burlington area, I would love dining suggestions! Always welcome:) Shoot me an e-mail at chefkatelynblog@gmail.com.

I spent my Wednesday with my bestie Sarah eating hummus-raisin-quinoa balsamic bowls (yes I got her to try them and she loved), and watching Get Him to the Greek.

So funny, we actually peed and laughed ourselves silly during this entire movie, go rent it if you have not seen it, you will DIE.

Self-explanatory:)

Then we watched every episode of Glee ever made and said we were both going to marry Blaine and Puck and Sam…or a combination of all three.

Them combined would be the perfect man:

Tall, dark, and handsome with an amazing voice and amazing hair and an amazingly beautiful but huge mouth:)

Then she left and I packed food forever for the road trip and read blogs for the first time since the weekend. Oh and ate more hummus and raisins.

And now I am blogging and it is WAY too late at night, aka past my bedtime and we are leaving bright and early tomorrow morning, so I will leave you to your drooling at the pictures of my DC eats:)

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Okay, onto Part II of my trip with the Padre! The FOOD:)

Can I just say that Washington DC food is amazing. I have been there a million times before, but this is my first time as a veg and it was spectacular. I obviously brought tons of food with me (Lara’s, the rest of the Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake,  veg, fruit, salad dressing, quinoa, beans, sunflower + hemp + pumpkin seeds), but no raisins.

I FORGOT RAISINS.

I literally did the cliché slap-to-the-forehead UGH I am such an idiot move. People, it is honestly a feat of bravery/courage/strength/stamina that I went two whole days without raisins.

If it weren’t for my genius, loving, amazing Dad who was way smarter than me and brought some dried fruit (see above container of prunes), I might have shriveled up and died right there. No fear dearies, Padre to the rescue!

Don’t worry, I am still alive.

Dinner:

Dinner on night #1 was at Café Green.

The atmostphere was gorgeous. Very modern, clean, comfortable, and a few of the tables  were couches/lounge chairs around a small table, making it a great place to get together with friends.

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Excuse the poor lighting, I was not about to use flash when taking a picture of the area behind me, might have looked a tad creepy, no?:)

Padre scanning the menu.

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The only portion of the menu I ordered from:)

Salads and raw food. SO GOOD.

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Our first course was the Seaweed Salad (A mix of marinated sea vegetables tossed in a sweet soy dressing and topped with cucumber, carrot, bell peppers and onion).

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This was delicious, and certainly a nice change from more typical spinach/mixed greens salads:)

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It was chewy (not in a gross way), and had a wonderful flavor that was brought out well by the dressing and sesame seeds.

Next were our entrées!

I ordered the Raw Venetian Pizza (An entirely raw pizza layered with cashew cheese, Roma tomato spread, mushroom, bell peppers and fresh basil all on our raw sunflower-flax crust) with Kale Chips on the side.

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Or if you don’t mind the harshness of the flash (yes, I dared), here is a clearer one for ya:)

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This baby was delicious, nutritious, and packed a serious punch! I loved the crust, and especially the cashew cheese. I have never met a cashew cheese I didn’t like!

And HOLY MOSES, why have I never had kale chips before?! I am making these ASAP in my oven, do any of you have or know of an oven kale chip recipe that I could take for a spin? If so, copy and paste it into a comment and I will try it out!

They were so good, cheezy, and reminded me of healthier Cheez-Its:) I used to eat those babies like they were going out of business before I was veg! Let’s just say it all went to my booty.

Padre ordered the Raw California Pizza (Our raw sunflower-flax crust with cashew cheese, Roma tomato spread and fresh guacamole, topped with tomato, cucumber, carrot, onion and peppers) with Kale Chips, but no guac:( They were all out! It’s okay, I got my avocado fix later on.

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Needless to say, he loved it:) And he also loved the seaweed salad, and is willing to splurge on some seaweed to eat at home! Love my Padre ❤

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We each had a piece of each others’ pizzas (came with four each), and I loved both! There was not a huge difference between the two, besides the toppings.

Even though we were sufficiently stuffed, there is always room for dessert!

We chose the Raw Lemon Cheesecake (Our agave-sweetened cheesecakes use a cashew-almond-coconut base) to split, since we didn’t have much room left.

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It was perfect. Creamy, cool, and with a perfect touch of lemon. This fugly picture cannot do it justice!

It was all gone in two seconds flat.

Stuffed stomachs who? See, our philosophy is that you don’t have to leave room, you have to make room🙂

Lunch and Dinner:

Lunch on Monday was eaten at Leo’s (the dining hall on Georgetown University campus). I got yelled at, twice, for getting more toppings from my salad. Um, did I not spend $12 for an “all you can eat” buffet? Um yeah, I will eat ALL that I can eat, mmk?

It went unphotographed since I did not want to get yelled at yet again (the dining service workers are on strike, they were already pissed basically).

BUT, dinner was grabbed after our second college visit of the day at George Washington University. We were hungry, it was raining, we wanted to go to bed. We grabbed a taxi and stopped at Sweetgreen for a quickie dinner.

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Spinach, mixed greens, broc, peppers, onions (I LOVE ONIONS), carrot, cucumber, broc, chickpeas, quinoa, and sunflower seeds. Topped with lemon and olive oil.

Is anyone else ever disappointed at the teeny tiny size of salads from restaurants? This was teeny weeny! I added more quinoa, beans, and sunflower seeds when I got back to the hotel room. This sucker was NOT big enough to fill up my belly!

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Sweetlife: Sharing. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Words to live by ❤

Breakfast:

Breakfast the next morning was had at Le Pain Quotidien!

I had the Organic Steel Cut Oats along with a cup of berries.

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As soon as I snapped this picture, I took a bite and then stirred in my Cookie Dough Bowl dry mixture, sans the uncooked grains: Vega Vanilla Sport Protein, maca, acai, chia seeds, and ground flax seeds.

Padre had the Harvest Farro Cereal, but I forgot to take a picture; I was too busy eating:)

Then we hit the road, made fun of other drivers a bit more, compared driving skills, and jammed to some more iPod goodies. We came home and hit the gym, and I cranked out this spinning workout.

Sweaty bliss:)

Then I watched Glee and absolutely peed myself. Okay not really, but did anyone else fall head over heels in love with that episode?! I am marrying Blaine and every single Glee character, I would go mechanical bull riding with Mr. Shue any day. Imeann……..blame it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol.

Have a great Thursday lovelies! By the time you read this, I will be on the road en route to Vermont! See you from the Green Mountains love doves:)

Do you love raisins as much as I do?

Please say yes, we can go to Raisins Anonymous meetings together:)

What has been your favorite city/town/country to eat out in?

Definitely DC. Except maybe NYC, but I have not been able to check out the veg options there yet!

What was your favorite meal at a restaurant you have ever had?

This pizza tops the list, but I would have to say the Lentil Burger at the Owl House was so. freaking. good. I need to get there recipe, or steal it is more like it.

xoxox,

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

…would highly approve of this beastly salad I ate on the road. Yes, I brought my family-size salad bowl with me on the road, it’s fine.

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Eaten with my favorite new travel utensils🙂

GOTCHA! You totally thought I was going to say I met the prez:) Sorry kiddos, today is not the day. If I end up going to school in DC though, I might end up seeing the First Lady playing tennis! Or Obama might speak at commencement..who knows;)

So you know how my family likes their food..yeah we do not joke.

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PB + Prune sandwich made by yours truly, promptly scarfed by the Padre. We do not use jelly in this family, we use dried fruit. Prunes and raisins, please and thanks!

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FYI, we at that whole container in two days.

Me + Padre = Mean Eating Machine.

The view inside:

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H2O duh, and my Droid is charging via a pluggity plug thingymajig the Padre bought a year or so back on a road trip. Best. investment. ever. Go to Radio Shack and get one of these, it is less than $30 and will save you loads of stress over your phone, iPod, laptop, what have you, dying in the middle of a car trip and thinking the world is going to end.

Not that I would know or anything.

The view outside:

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JERSEY SHORE, 24 MILES?!

Honey bunches, you can bet your bottom dollar I was begging the Padre to take a detour but he said no. Sorry Mike, we’ll get married another time.

We spent the long drive singing along to Glee (can you pay my bills? Name that song!) I am marrying Blaine, I do not care if he is gay, listening to Hamlet (for Lit, no I do not do that stuff for fun), and talking about my dream of combining nutrition, public health, anthropology, research, and travel internationally. I can’t wait to see where college takes me!

Oh, and we also did our fair share of yelling at other drivers through our windshield (oh yeah, we told ‘em). One guy was a jerkasauraus rex and was tailgating me on a 75 mph highway. Jack. butt.

My sched for the day:

  • Working out
  • Eating every raisin I can find
  • Having one of my besties over for movies, food, and girl talk:)
  • Memorizing the Hamlet “To Be or Not to Be” speech (the things I do for classes…)
  • Packing (again)
  • Eating more raisins
  • And going to SLEEP

Oh and DON’T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR MISSION: I FEEL PRETTY pictures! I have gotten gorgeous ones so far, you girls are absolutely beautiful!! I am so glad we are all helping ourselves to feel more special:)

That’s all for this morning loves! It is WAY past my bedtime, and I am about to fall asleep on my keyboard so here are some questiones for you!

What do you eat on road trips? Do you pack food too, or stop on the way? What do you pack/get?

I ALWAYS pack food, but occasionally stop to grab nuts, fruit, something I am dying for (like raisins..bee tee dubs not ONE gas station I stopped at had raisins, so in case you are a crazy raisin lover like I am, you better pack some for yourself!).

What are your favorite road trip activities?

Jamming out to the iPod, Travel Scrabble (I am a pro), and getting on each other’s nerves. Life is good.

Do you watch Jersey Shore? Are you crazy obsessed too?

I am marrying Mike the Sitch. Our children would be really tan and have AWESOME abs.

Tell me some of your dreams for the future!!

I told you mine, now it is your turn:)

xoxox,

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It Snowed on my Cookie Dough + Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake!

Good morning friends!! How are you?

I hope your Sattyday was glorious🙂

Mine was spent eating everything in sight (I was so hungry, I swear to goodness it is ALWAYS my time of the month), watching Hulu, and gymming it up with a sweaty 60 minutes on the elliptical.

I was so sore from my run with the Padre! Running outside is NOT the same as running outside, especially when the wind is blowing so hard it is going up your nose sideways🙂

My Sattyday started with a glorious Cookie Dough Bowl, con a tablespoon of raw cacao, a teaspoon of acai, chia seeds, and flax meal..oh and tons of coconut, it was snowing outside (BOOOOO!), therefore it snowed on my cookie dough.

If I tried to Latin-ify that, it would go something like “It snowed outside, ergo my cookie dough was snowed upon.” <– See what I did there?? I am a genius I tell you, that whole year of Latin I took really did the trick:)

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Have you ever had coconut on your morning cereal, it is so good, I think this is going to have to happen every single morning. Some of you may think I am crazy for being late on the coconut train, but I used to hate the stuff (do not ask me why, I could not tell you). This stuff is delicious.

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SNOW:) Love it on my cookie dough, but I could do without it on my grassy green lawn that is now wet, brown, dead, and covered in slushy white “snow”. I am saying it as “snow” because Upstate New York weather means it is never fluffy snow, it is either slushy or frozen.

If any of you are interested in a tropical vacation where it is warm and sunny and there is sand, feel free to book plane tickets!!

Until then, I’ll be eating lots more of these:)

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Delicious, nutritious. Gett @ m3 <— I was a gangsta rapper in a previous life

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Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake:

And now the moment you have allll been waiting for!

RAW CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE!

Remember when I devoured my piece and the piece of the lady next to me?!

That was a good day🙂

Now, I have recreated that bad boy!

Feel free to drool, no shame here at CK.

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It was perfect. Not to sweet, and very chocolatey. And fudgy wudgy, just the way I like it:)

I love it when the flavor of the cacao really stands out, and isn’t overpowered by sweetness!

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On a Pooh plate, obvs. Gift from the ‘rents:)

Oh, wait, you wanted the recipe? My bad;)

Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed and pitted dates (I use Medjool)
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 2/3 cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

Directions:

  1. In your food processor, process walnuts to a flour and then add dates.
  2. Process until dates have formed into a paste, and it all balls up in your food processor.
  3. Add cocoa powder and process until fully incorporated.
  4. Transfer to a container/small pie or cake pan (I used a round tupperware), flatten the top, and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Pop out, garnish, slice, and enjoy!!

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Garnished with rasps and cacao nibs.

Perfection.

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Next time I am going to use my Raw Chocolate Mousse as frosting. Which is going to be very soon, since more than half of it is already gone🙂

I would have done that this time (‘twas the plansky), but I got caught up in packing food for my trip to D.C. with the Padre! (ahhhh I am so excited!!)

You could also sub another nut for the walnuts. For a Chocolate Cookie Cake, sub cashews and add chocolate chips! I will be doing this for the Baby Sister’s birthday cake in May:)

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I’m off to go have a slice of cake and finish packing! I am writing this Saturday night because Sunday morning will be busy busy!! I am hitting up the gym early in the morning with the Padre (boooo too cold to run outside!), then scarfing down breakfast and hitting the road!

As you read this I will either be shoving a Cookie Dough Bowl in my face or on the road on my way to D.C.! It is going to be a whole 70 DEGREES, I am so excited, I am going to wear shorts!! And FLIP FLOPS🙂 Guys this is a big deal, especially with the awful Upstate New York weather I deal with every single winter.

Send me some sunshine in a bottle? Please and thanks:)

Don’t forget to send in your Mission: I Feel Pretty pictures!

And, if you are in the D.C. area and would like to meet up, shoot me an e-mail! There are some D.C. bloggers that have expressed an interest already, so hopefully you could join us!:)

Have an awesome Sunday, love doves!! See you from D.C.!

Is it snowing where you are? If not, make me jealous of your sunshine!!

YES, do not remind me, if you send me some sunshine I will melt the snow here and love you forever:)

Do you like the co-co-nut? What is your favorite way to eat it? I need ideas!

So far, just on top of cookie dough, but I think I need to get creative:)

Are you a fellow fudge-lover? What’s your favorite fudgy dessert?

CAKE, and brownies!! And fudge, obviously. Can’t go wrong.

xoxox,

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