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Random

25 Jul

Totally random, but want to laugh? I came upon this blog post, and this slightly creepy, completely corny broccoli made me lol!

Click here to get your laugh on! For those of you brave enough to click on the link, let me know what you think!

I decided to get out of the house “early” for a Zumba class. Early being an 8:30am class! Ever since it seems like I’ve had a very productive day and a lot of energy!  I really enjoy working out in the morning.  When I came home it was a quick shower and off to a puppy play date!

I took Deco over to visit his buddy pug friend, “Luna” this morning.  Our friends live just four blocks away so we’ve been arranging all kinds of fun get-togethers. Its really neat to be able to walk to your friends’ house.  The last time I could do that I was probably ten years old!  Anyways, the doggies had so much fun.  They both LOVE to be in each other faces, giving kisses, instead of butt-sniffing like most dogs do!  It will be interesting to see they new dynamic of their doggy friendship as our puppy grows to be much larger than Luna.  Right now they are about the same height and weight.

Here are a few pics from their first meeting about a week and a half ago.

Playing Peek-aboo!

Playing around!

My fave! Puppy kisses!!

Happy and tuckered out from playing so hard!

Here is a recap of some of this week’s eats that weren’t posted!

Jessica’s Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins:

Wheaties “Fuel” Cereal with Almond milk, bloobs and pear

Wow, so delicious!! The almond milk and pear complement each other well, and I LOVE Wheatie’s Fuel cereal.

A green CHOCOLATE monster! I just added a lil’ cocoa powder and dark chocolate syrup.

A hummus-spinach-cheddar wrap with a spinach tortilla- really filling and yummy!

Eaten on my way to jury duty on Monday. Luckily I was dismissed!

What was the best thing you ate this week?

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A Taste For Something New

10 Jul

So last night I baked Mama Pea‘s Banana Chocolate Chip Millet Muffins!  Ever since she posted it I’ve been hunkering for a taste of banana and chocolate.  So I waited, and waited, and waited for my bananas to get ripe. At least that’s the way it felt, usually I complain that my bananas ripen too fast in this hot and humid Texas heat.

I won’t bother you with the details since she already did a picture tutorial.  All I can say is, DELISH! I loved the slightly crunchy texture of the millet flour.  The food critics tasted them: me, the hubby, and the MIL.

My verdict: yummy, i love the banana and chocolate and texture.

Hubbs’ vote:”didn’t like the hot banana slice on top- said the chocolate and banana flavors were smacking him in the face.”  Liked it room temp though.  (Keep in mind he isn’t a big muffin eater)

MIL:  “Que rico!” Translation: very tasty!

In other food news I finally tried two food items that the food blog word is always raving about.  Sabra Hummus and  Cedar’s Tzatziki Yogurt Dip.

I’ve had hummus before, but seeing blog after blog after blog about hummus made me develop a huge craving for it.  I initially bought the Spinach and Artichoke flavor, which I used up the 10 oz. size after only a couple of days- it didn’t stand a chance! This past week I purchased the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, which was equally delish! Luckily I still have enough to last me until my next grocery run.  If I keep making crack wraps with spinach it will be gone in a wink!

When I went to the Sabra website for stats on the yummus hummus, I found out that they have FIFTEEN, yes, 15, flavors of the yummy stuff!!  I think my local walmart only carrys 3-4 kinds!  I’m definitely going to check out some other groceries to find some of the other flavors! Chipotle Hummus and Greek Olive Hummus, Pine Nut Hummus, OMG!!!

QUESTION: What flavor of hummus should I try next?

Diana is always praising the Tzatziki so I gave it a go.  Very good- creamy and tastes like a yogurty version of sour cream and onion dip, although with cucumber bits added.  Very creamy and low-cal, only 35 calories, although not too many nutrients besides that- would be an excellent alternative to sour cream or ranch dressing (as long as you only eat a serving!)

I’m really enjoying my summer finding new and interesting food products to try! After all this talk of greek yogurt, I think I’m going to have to give it another try.  Tried it plain for breakfast in Paris and thought it tasted like sour cream! (not exactly what I was looking for for breakfast with my sweet tooth!)

QUESTION: What should be my next “special” food purchase?