Sunday, July 12, 2009
For the GoodBelly Plus I first had the Strawberry flavor. The flavor was good for me, but I am a person who doesn't like chunky yogurt of seeds in anything, so the strawberry seeds threw me off. But I would definitely drink this flavor again. It was very good!
Next I tried the Blueberry flavor, I didn't like this flavor as much as the strawberry. This one also had seeds in it. But the flavor just wasn't for me.
Lastly I tried the Peach Mango, which is by far my favorite flavor! Its so smooth and not too sweet. I get this one all the time. I also like the fact that these GoodBelly Plus flavors have vitamins in them too. So you get an added benefit from drinking these little guys. Plus how can you not feel good drinking out of a smiley face?
The larger sizes just showed up in my Co-op in the last couple of weeks. I have so far tried only the Mango flavor. I LOVED it! I put it in my Green Monsters and it made them so so so much better! It added a nice tropical sweet flavor. Plus I also tried the drink straight up and it was so good! I can't wait to try the other flavors in the larger sized containers!
I highly encourage everyone to try GoodBelly's if they can get their hands on them. I have been asked to get some for friends who cannot get to the Co-op who have tried mine because they also love them!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
My sister picked my goodies up this past Wednesday. I got a head of boston lettuce (will have to make something with lettuce wraps), swiss chard, scallions, 2 tomatoes, potatoes, snap peas, and 2 different kinds of radishes.
Its still been raining and cold here in NH, not good for growing. Yesterday was the first nice day since May!! Hopefully it will bring a trend of nice warm sunny days for growing!
Last night I went out for Thai food. It was only the second time I've had Thai food. I had Pad Thai with shrimp. It was so good. But again, I'm not comfortable taking pictures in public, nor on a date.
On the Amazing Grass front...I have already found things I love and others that I don't really care for. Look for a formal review probably next week!
Monday, June 29, 2009
I can't wait to try everything! I already made a Green Monster with the Chocolate Green Superfood when I got home from the gym. It was so good. It tasted like a chocolate banana smoothie! I even used my little shaker cup, after mixing everything in my magic bullet of course!
Yesterday I brought the dogs to Rally Obedience class and we didn't get home until 8pm! I was starving by that time. So I just threw together a quick veggie scramble.
Its zucchini, red pepper, red onion, and 2 eggs. It was so good and light, perfect for right before bed.
Today I went shopping and finally got stuff for Green Monsters, lots of hummus, cherries, and avocados.
This is a short post because I have to get ready for work. Back to the grind!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
As I mentioned before they are beet greens, radishes, snap peas that are almost gone now, big ass bag of spinach, popcorn, and lettuce.
I am out of Green Monster supplies and its killing me. I've gone 2 days now without one and I seriously think I'm going through withdrawls! Tomorrow I'm going to go get more bananas. Here is the last one that I had
Last night I went out to dinner. I didn't take pictures because it was a first date and I didn't want to go into the whole blog thing. Plus I'm not exactly comfortable taking pictures in public yet. I had salmon over tempura green beans over soba noodles in a soy sauce glaze. It was so good. My dining partner had steak tips with barbecue sauce with mashed potatoes. He said his was really good too.
Then we went to see The Hangover. That is where I saw an Operation Beautiful note in the bathroom! I was so excited! When I got home I emailed Caitlin and she was so excited that someone found a note! She is going to post my email tomorrow for the Orlando newspaper to see!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
My dinner last night was perfect! I didn't get hungry until about 11, but didn't eat until midnight because I was doing stuff. Then I had my Tings mid morning and my toast at the witching hour of 5:30am. I was fine on the ride home when I usually eat a bar of some kind (think Larabar), but sadly I don't have any right at the moment.
And I can't believe it but the sun is shining!!! I was almost taken aback as to what it was!!!
For my CSA this week I got popcorn (up thats right!), sugar snap peas (my sister made sure they were good and yes indeed they are), radishes, salad greens, spinach, beet greens, and I think thats it. My mom and I are trying to figure out a time to meet so I can get my goods! I'll photo them and post the photos when I get them!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I used up almost the rest of my CSA greens. There was a head of Boston Lettuce in there and while I was cleaning it I thought that it would make great lettuce wraps for something. I hope I get some again so I can make a meal that needs lettuce wraps!
I mean she was just laying on the couch not moving at all, and I don't think I was moving that much!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I wanted some protein so I used up the last two hard boiled eggs in my fridge. It was yummy with my new go to dressing of ACV, salt, pepper, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil! I also made a little something else, but that is for a whole new post.
Friday night (boy this post is going backwards huh!) I made this salad before work
Look refreshing huh! Too bad it isn't even hot here! It hasn't gotten above 70 in weeks! And all its doing is raining! Anyhow, this is salad greens, spinach, cuke, scallion (the biggest ones I have ever seen), and mint. And of course my go to dressing. I also had the left over pork tenderloin that I had made earlier this week, it wasn't very good the second time around though.
I am very sad to say that my strawberries are gone. They were very good, I can't wait to see if I get more this week!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I met my sister today when she was getting her hair done to pick up my goods, this week it worked out perfectly! Oh you can also get a bread share, which I did for my parents as a thank you for pick up my stuff. This week it was a light honey rye which my dad liked very much with his dinner tonight.
This week I got Bok Choy, these funny little garlic that look like scallions, a huge bag of spinach (hello green monsters), and two bags of salad green. I guess I had a choice with one of the greens of the greens and radishes and they picked the greens for me. My sister took some of the spinach and the mixed salad greens, she didn't think I would go through it all in a week. I told her the spinach would only last me a few days!!! I also got these beauties! They taste like candy!!! I can't wait to have them with the balsamic that my parents brought back from Italy! Its been so cold and rainy here, not good weather for strawberries, but these look good huh! I am trying to hold myself back from eating them all in about 5 minutes!
Everyone also got a potted herb so my mom picked a basil plant for me! This was in place of the herbs for the week. I can't wait to plant it outside!!! We are also supposed to get tomatoes every week, but again since its been freezing and raining, they haven't been growing so none this week. I'm sure as it warms up I'll be getting more and more each week. I made this simple salad tonight for dinner. Its the left over salsa chicken from earlier this week over the mixed salad greens dressed very simply with salt and oil. That was my favorite way we had salad in Italy, you can really taste the greens that way. They were very fresh tasting, a bit spicy and a little grassy, very good!
I'm on call for work tonight because we only have 4 kids in the unit. So I have this waiting for me at work with some hummusWe got sushi last night. We convinced the boss man to go get it for us! It was so yummy!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My Guac is 1 avocado, 2 scallions, 1 jalapeno, tablespoon of lime juice, cilantro, and a big pinch of salt all mash together. And of course I ate all the left overs with Green Mountain corn chips!
This is chicken from One Frugal Foodie I used roasted tomatillo salsa on thin cut chicken breasts. I didn't have a green monster that day and felt funny without any greens...so I steamed some spinach to have with my chicken, perfect!
I did make this smoothie from this months Vegetarian Times to enjoy while the chicken was baking
Its the Mexican Mind Meld. It tasted like Guacamole in a glass! So good! Can you tell that is one of my favorite foods?
Last night I made this little dish of goodies. Its a pork tenderloin with ginger, garlic, onion, and red pepper marinade. I roasted it with the carrots which are naked. The beans were made with garlic and fresh ginger with cilantro. They were yummy and I ate them all, tummy ache ensued after!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This facial wash is actually soothing. It doesn't suds up, which is a little different, but that is probably why it feels to good. Before after washing my face it felt so dry even in the short time til I got the cream on it, but not when I use this!!
I put this on my chin. Just one drop is all it takes! So far it doesn't burn or make my skin red. It actually feels cooling when I rub it in! My scars are already fading and I have only been using this twice a day since Thursday night!
This was a little different for me. I have never used a concentrate before...always thick creams and a lot of them. But this I use one-two squirts and warm it in my palms then rub it in. I was unsure about using something that looked like olive oil on my face, but it feels so good and my skin has never ever looked so good! It feels so refreshed and moisturized after I put this on!I used this mask on Friday. You can use it three times a week. I used it when I got out of the shower while I was getting dressed, then I rinsed it off and put on the moisturizer. This felt good too! Like any other mask I could feel it tightening up and pulling the crap out of my pores, but it didn't make my skin dry like all the others I have tried. I indeed plan on using it three times a week!
All in all I wasn't sure if I would like this stuff. I ordered it from Sephoria so I could return it if I needed to, but that is not going to happen!!! I am even thinking about getting some of their sunscreen daily lotion! I also told my sister to pick out a couple of things and I would get them for her for her b-day (which was in April..Oh well).
I have to share what was going on in the other room while I was taking the pictures of my products....Silly Nuts!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Before work last night I had a yummy bowl of oats with spiru-tein Pina Colada powder, banana chips, and a kiwi (I haven't had a kiwi in years!)
This with my green monster kept me full for hours!
Tonight I had a salad and the rest of my left over Baja Lime tilapia that I made on Tuesday. Then I had some toast with Cashew butter (was on sale at the Co-Op this morning) and 3 organic figs
I'm going out tonight so I hope this all holds me over! I felt like it was a lot of food when I was eating it.
I also went to the gym 3 times this week and walked on the treadmill! Today I almost fell off though because some guy got on next to me and started boxing! It was very distracting...I will have to make sure that I go when the place is empty in the middle of the day.
Tomorrow I will try and made a nice post about the new skin care products that I got for my face. I am in love!!!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
For dessert I had a bowl of cherries, they were pretty good, not the best I've had.
Today I slept in because I'm working tonight. Then I got up and had a Goodbelly of course and a Green Monster. This time I put a kale leaf in it and frozen raspberries. It was so yummy!
Fueled me up for the gym, where I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes. It felt good!
Tonight at work I'm going to have a salad with a piece of left over fish on it...I can't wait!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I also had this
I love these little guys. Oh on the top is a smiley face...how can you not feel happy drinking out of that!
I went to the gym and learned how to set the weight machines for me. I rode the reclined bike for 15 minutes, my right leg was a tidge sore from yesterday. But I need to strengthen it for my knee which is an old injury from skiing freestyle (bumps) in high school. Then I walked on the treadmill (after they showed me how to start it) for 15 minutes and called it a day. I don't want to overdo it on my leg at first and totally hurt my knee and not want to go back.
For dinner I made this yummy salad
it has the left over chicken from my kabobs last night. It was so so good the second time around too! I will have to get more of those little guys! They also had steaks and pork loins too, I bet those are quite good as well!
After my salad I made a smoothie with my pina colada spiru-tein, a banana, rice milk, flax meal, and frozen fruit
It was very good!
Because I ate very early at 4pm, I am hungry now at 7...so I have some broccoli and carrots roasting in my toaster oven.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sunday the doggies had a Rally Obedience Match. They did pretty well. I had made a spiru-tein smoothie, larabar, and banana on the way to the match and was still hungry when we got home at 10:30! Then I had the rest of my chicken from the night before! Even more shameful I had a hot dog that my parents were having! My dad smoked ribs for dinner, they were so so good!! We also had scallops on the grill and italian green beans with garlic. The dinner was so delicious!
Monday I had a Green Monster for breakfast of course. I love them and can't get enough! I also made these muffins Sunday night when I got home
They are Banana Wheat Germ Muffins from Veganomicon. They are really good! I ran out of cinnamon so I use cardamon for a substitute and it worked!
For lunch I had the pasta salad my mom made Sunday and sent home with me. I'm not a fan of green peppers, but oh well, I ate them anyways
Tuesday I had to work, so I slept in the morning. When I got up around 11 I made a green monster of course!
Spinach, banana, avocado, soy milk, ice cubes, pina colada spiru-tein...YUMMY!!!
For a lite lunchish meal I made egg salad in pitasI used Wickles (spicy pickles) and scallions and grape seed oil Vegonaise for the egg salad! It is so good! The pitas are omega plus with flax (or something like that!)
Before work I made the best oats in the world....Tropical Oats!!!
Oats, Kashi grains, pina colada spiru-tein, banana chips, and a mango...holy tasty! This will be a common occurrence because they were so so so good!!! I was so full but sad to see my bowl empty! And they held me over for such a long time...until about 11pm! At which time I had this salad...
I went to the Co-op this morning on my way home from work. I got some GoodBelly's They were on sale plus I had a buy one get one free coupon...so I got three packs, two peach mango and one blueberry. I tried the blueberry when I got home...pretty good.
I also got this to have when I got homeI had never had a tamale before. I was sort of expecting it to be thinner, but it still had good flavor.
The salsa verde was good and the rice was good too. This would be a good frozen dinner for when I'm in a pinch for time. I'm pretty sure I would eat it again.
After a nap this morning I had a Green Monster. Then I convinced myself to go to the gym!!! First time...WOOHOO!!! I rode the reclined bike for half and hour. My bum knee wasn't too happy about it, but that just means that I need to make my leg stronger. I thought about walking on the treadmill, but I have never been on one and don't even know how to start it. So I thought when I go in tomorrow to learn the weight machines I can ask them to show me the treadmill too! How silly huh!
Dinner tonight was so so good! At the Co-op I found these kabobs already made up and marinated. I got chicken teriyaki. I ended up taking everything apart though on the grill pan because it was so uneven that things were not cooking. But it turned out so so good! The chicken was so juicy! I usually don't like chicken, this might just change my mind!
I also had a salad after dinner like we do in Italy! It feels so good to eat the greens after dinner.
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