• Friday Food Post

    April 27, 2012

    Hello! Happy Friday!

    Dinner

    Thanks to wonderful and talented Rachel Ray, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night. Her Frisée Salad with Poached Eggs & Bacon was excellent– really tasty and easy to make.

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    I added some chunks of avocado to my salad.

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    For dessert, I broke out a bag of butterscotch chips.

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    I only planned to eat a handful or two, but then Mal discovered the recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies on the back of the bag. A few of you guys mentioned how delicious these cookies are, so I offered to bake a batch. Might as well give them a whirl, right?

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    I think my tweet from last night pretty much explains how amazing they turned out:

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    Get it my belly, Oatmeal Scotchies!!!!!

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    I only ate three of them, but it took some serious willpower to not eat anymore. The smell alone made me want to gobble them all up!

    Breakfast

    Like yesterday morning, I woke up craving peanut butter, so I made a batch of “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats with two huge scoops of Teddie Peanut Butter in the mix. I also drank a glass of iced coffee with almond milk.

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    Lunch

    I went into NuVal for a few hours this afternoon, so I packed a lunch to take with me: salad with random leftovers and other fun goodies from the refrigerator.

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    In the mix: greens, tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, carrots, celery, green bell pepper, pasta with kale and walnut pesto, avocado, and truffle oil.

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    I also packed up a few Oatmeal Scotchies and a bottle of water for lunch.

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    Figawi Charity Ball Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win two tickets to the Figawi Charity Ball. Here’s your winner:

    Katrine

    I would love to win this prize because the Cape in May is amazing and also because it benefits such a wonderful charity! Also, my boyfriend and I have never met a dance floor we didn’t like!

    Congrats, Katrine! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.

    Enjoy the weekend, friends!

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    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Both salads look wicked good! Happy Friday!

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    Carrie April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve never heard of a scotchie before. Is scotchie another word for a cookie?

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Ummmm, those oatmeal scotchies look DELICIOUS!!! Haha I really should bake more, but with just me to eat them things can get a little dangerous…

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    Maria April 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Oatmeal scotchies are the best! I make a pumpkin version too:)

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    Bjorg April 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I saw your tweet yesterday :)
    I need to try these :] look delicious!

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    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I can’t keep butterscotch chips in my house. The whole bag would be gone in less than 2 days. Oatmeal scotchies would be just as dangerous. I may have to make them just to see what the fuss is all about! :)

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    Annette@FitnessPerks April 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Oh those DO look amazing!! I LOVE butterscotch….thanks to you for introducing them to me :)

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    Cait's Plate April 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Butterscotch when baking is IRRESISTIBLE!! It makes the whole house smell like it so you can’t escape it! I’m impressed you were able to stop at 3!

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    Laura @ She Eats Well April 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I love love butterscotch chips especially when mixed in with some chocolate chips. YUM!

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    Alex @ therunwithin April 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Yum, that dinner looks delicious.

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    Amy @Health Hungry April 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    How have you never tried oatmeal scotchies?? That is one of all time favorite cookies… yum! I really need to branch out on my salads – you always combine things I wouldn’t think of – and they look so good!

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    michelle kim April 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Yum! I love poached egg!
    Have a great weekend :)

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    Margo April 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I love oatmeal scotchies! You reminded me that I have some oatmeal scotchie dough in my freezer. Would be a perfect treat for the weekend!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I love oatmeal scotchies!! My best friend’s mom always used to make them!

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    oh my god! those oatmeal scotchies sound AMAZING!!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    You have will power! I would of eaten more than 3 cookies!! I have no self control! Everything looks fantastic!! Now you got me wanting to make cookies!! Dam you! :)

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    Deb @ wiseupslimdown April 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I love butterscotch as well, maybe even more than chocolate chips.

    I had to laugh when I saw what you were bringing to NuVal. That’s what happens when you are a healthy eater. You can’t just grab something from the corner store. I usually take a small shopping bag with me every day to work full of salad or soup with lots of fresh fruit and some gluten free cookies

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    honeywhatscooking April 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    the oatmeal scorchies do look good… I would need a few people over in order to make these, else i’ll end up eating everything.

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    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana April 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Wow, I never knew about all the love for oatmeal scotchies! Will have to make a batch this week :)

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    Tina April 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Very cool! Thanks for the link!

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    Stephanie @My Freckled Life April 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

    My old roommate from college is a stress baker (meaning that during finals our kitchen looked like a pastry shop exploded), and one of her favorite things to bake were oatmeal scotchies. Except at some point, someone decided that “oatmeal scotchie” just didn’t fully describe the deliciousness of these little guys, and they have since been deemed “better than sex cookies”.

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    Tina April 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

    LOL! I sort of agree with that description! They are really amazing cookies! :)

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