Good morning! I started my day with a super creamy, super satisfying, and super delicious bowl of banana oatmeal. I used this recipe again, and it was super. I think I’ve found a winner with this recipe! I also added cinnamon, vitamin D mushroom powder, and two spoonfuls of almond butter to the mix. Three Questions Thursday Welcome back, Three Questions Thursday! (Click on the Three Questions Thursday link for ALL of the Q &…

Today is one of those days when I want to eat everything in sight and nothing seems to satisfy my hunger. I’m not sure what’s up with my suddenly ravenous appetite, but I’m just going with it. Sometimes, my body is hungry, and I need to FEED it! Breakfast I started my day with a big bowl of “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats with a scoop of peanut butter. I ended up going back for a…

Hi, guys! Look what arrived in the mail this afternoon! My NASM Certified Personal Trainer certificate! Woohoo! I figured receiving my certificate in the mail today was a sign that I should probably reply to your questions about NASM, so here’s a little Q & A. I think I got all of them, but if I missed any, please let me know! How come you picked NASM over other personal trainer certifications? Here’s why I chose…

I can’t believe Mal and I are flying to the West coast again! We were just there less than two weeks ago, but, this time, our visit is for something fun: skiing (me)/snowboarding (him)! Neither of us have ever skied/snowboarded on the West coast, so we are PSYCHED. We’ve heard it’s totally different than the East coast. Somehow, I managed to fit all of my ski gear (including my helmet) and clothes for five days in a…

What a breakfast!!! I found this recipe in Self magazine (March 2009) the other day. (Supposedly, it’s Anna Kournikova’s recipe.) The original recipe made 18 blinis, which was WAY too many for me, so I halved the recipe and made some minor changes to it.  So, what are these blinis? Honestly, I had no idea, but they looked delicious to me! From Wikipedia: A blintz, blintze or blin (plural is ‘Blinis’ Russian) is a thin pancake. It…

These Banana Oatmeal Chip cookies taste way too delicious to be good for you. Surprisingly, they are equally nutritious as they are delicious! Super star ingredients include: ground flaxseed meal, banana, soy milk, agave nectar, whole wheat flour, walnuts, and canola oil. Sounds like an all-star cast to me! Added bonus: these cookies are vegan! Makes approximately 25 cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda…

Today has been filled with so many of my favorite foods! I love days like this– my mouth and mind have been continuously satisfied and happy! Dinner looks like it’s going to be delicious, too!  Afternoon Snack During my errands this afternoon, which included shopping for some new clothing for work, dropping-off dry cleaning, picking-up a prescription, and purchasing a video game for Mal (I’m such an enabler!), I popped into Whole Foods for a leisurely stroll around…

Banana + coconut!!! What a delicious combination! The batter for these muffins tasted just like banana cream pie! With the help of a little canned squash, these muffins turned out soft and moist. Mmmmm!  Makes 18 mini muffins  Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup canned squash 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup liquid egg whites 1/2 cup shredded coconut  Directions: Preheat oven to 375*F….

I have been such a bum today! I slept-in late, stayed in my PJs all day, watched 5 episodes of Weeds, and I haven’t left my couch all that much, except to take a shower around 5:00 PM. Let’s hope January 2, 2009 is a bit more active and exciting! 😉 Dinner I made myself a huge salad for dinner tonight. In it was arugula, spinach, carrots, grape tomatoes, brown rice, black beans, prunes, and sun-dried…