Never forget. Sometimes no words are needed. Whether it’s a day of remembrance or a national holiday, I find that less is more. Just being there will suffice. And some new Calvin Klein makeup can’t hurt either….
Hope everyone had a fun weekend. Happy Marvelous Monday and here’s hoping for less rain this week.
Marvelous is fall flavors, specifically pumpkin spice lattes.
USA Today says pumpkin is all the rage. I think it originated in the blog world!
Marvelous is arugula salads.
Marvelous is making up for an average dinner with a phenomenal dessert.
wearing a loose top to hide a full belly getting Ritzy with fashion. 😉
Marvelous is French food. Bon apetite!
When is food not Marvelous?
Have a great day and…
I loved reading everyone’s comments from my previous post. If anyone needs a little uplifting, check them out!
After an early morning workout, I came home to a bowl of oats with grapefruit on the side.
I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and honey. A few months ago, I never would have been able to eat oats without brown sugar. Slowly, I started adding less and less sugar and I’ve found that I actually enjoy the simple flavors.
Now, some flavors I don’t enjoy as much…
Always on the hunt for a food bargain, I decided to get a bunch of canned veggies. They were $1 each. I didn’t even manage to get a picture of the canned asparagus. I know, what was I thinking? (Side note, the diced tomatoes were really good.)
Needless to say, these veggies were pretty mushy when I started cooking them.
I think I’ll stick with canned beans and corn for now. 🙂 Here’s a few of my meals from the past few days all incorporating fresh foods:
Question of the day: Are you a fan of canned veggies? Do you buy mostly fresh or frozen veggies?
Who knew that pizza and cookie dough, two of the best food groups, could be re-created in a healthy way?…
It’s 80 degrees outside! I love warm weather. Winter not so much, unless it snows, otherwise it’s just cold for no reason. I will say that the seasons make me really appreciate the warmth. It’s so much easier to get out of bed when it’s not freezing outside too.
So for the past few days, I’ve been playing around with eating only vegan foods. I unintentionally ordered a vegan dish on Friday evening and I decided to give the diet a try for the weekend. It was actually pretty easy minus having to skip out on some slice and bake, hot cookies.
It was actually kind of fun trying to get creative with my food. For dinner last night, I thought it would be a challenge to eat a baked potato without cheese, butter and sour cream. Mission accomplished though!
Don’t let the yellow topping fool ya’! It’s nutritional yeast. What a strange ingredient but it actually tastes alright. I also used salsa, garlic salt and black beans to flavor my potato. It was good and I almost didn’t even miss the delicious dairy toppings. Almost.
I don’t plan on becoming a vegetarian, vegan, or anything else like that but I do appreciate the meals. Going forward, I hope to incorporate more vegan dishes into my meal planning.
Dietary needs are often a topic of controversy. What are your thoughts on vegetarianism, veganism, and seafood-ism?
Seafood-ism: noun the theory or practice of living on a diet that encompasses all foods; commonly referred to as you see food, you eat it! 😉
How about this combo for a strange meal?
That was my dinner last night. I can’t seem to shake my love for nachos so at least adding lots of veggies in and on the side help make the meal healthy.
Speaking of healthy, I present you with my odd dessert last night.
I mixed apple sauce, cocoa powder, crunchy peanut butter, Chia Goodness, flax, vanilla extract, cinnamon, natural sugar, and baking powder +soda, then microwaved it for a couple of minutes. Clearly I wasn’t bothered by my baking mishaps from the other night! Oh, and it was surprisingly good! (I mean fudgey “chocolate” always is, isn’t it?)
This morning I went to a strength conditioning class at the gym. It was similar to the class I took last week except with an emphasis on weights instead of cardio. These early morning workout classes really rev up my appetite.
While eating my breakfast, I glanced through one of the gossip magazines sitting around in my apartment. I came across an article on fitness guru Harley Pasternak and his tips for staying “fit.” I was taken back in by what he said:
One of the keys to staying fit and healthy is to keep moving from the moment you wake up. A 50 minute-long spin class at the gym can’t make up for spending the rest of the day sitting at your desks, in the car, in front of the TV, etc. Several recent studies have supported this, and many actually found those that do intense cardio actually increase their appetite and end up eating more throughout the day as a result.
Bold move advising against intense cardio. Do you agree with Harley? Disagree? Don’t care, just want more pictures of cheese toast? 😀