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February 11, 2009

Happy Wednesday πŸ™‚Β 

this morning was a little hectic for me. I overslept! ah, i hate that. So i only had time to brush my teeth and throw my clothes on before getting on the road to work. Luckily I made my lunch last night so I could just do a grab and go. I had breakfast in the car, a ziplock bag of puffins and an apple. I also have recently gotten hooked on dried apricots when I went to go visit my sister. so i bought a bag of those and munched on them practically all day πŸ˜‰

Group power was a doozy. The instructor is so awesome and she really made us work today. I felt great after but during it i really thought my muscles were going to collapse! So many reps its crazy. I seriously love this class. When I got back Β from the gym I had a turkey, avocado and lettuce sandwich on some TJ brand sprouted bread. Tasted just like ezekiel to me, and a few bucks cheaper. SCORE! Thennnnn the magic happened. And that magic my friends, is the chocolate brownie flavor pure bar. I’m telling you the flavors just keep getting better and better each one i try. This no joke was a fudgy brownie with walnuts. The only problem i had with the bar was that it wasn’t bigger πŸ™‚ I didn’t want it to end. You should have seen the tiny bites i kept taking to make sure it lasted longer haha. if you see this bar, buy it and eat it pronto you will not regret it!

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After work I finally took my car to the car wash it was getting so dirty. now its so fresh and so clean. wooo. After the wash, i ran over to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for my tiger butter that Christie won in Meghann’s bake sale. Ah this fudge is seriously amazing. its white chocolate, pb, and semi-sweet chocolate. And to make it even MORE special i bought some mighty maple from pb&co. It’s in the fridge chilling right now… so i’ll post pics of it in the morning when I cut it up! I hope you like it Christie! its made with lots o loveeee.Β 

I had a bag of pizza dough in the freezer from TJs, and i decided it was time to bust it out. I ripped off a little piece and made some of the Zaatar bread from miss Sabrina at RhodeyGirl Tests. It was glorioussss! All i did was roll out the dough, brush on some olive oil, and sprinkle the zaatar spice over it and cooked it in the oven. It came out so perfect, and i made a little olive oil/fresh ground pepper/salt dip to go with it. It really reminded me of the amazing bread at macaroni grill. It was wonderful, and i have so much of the zaatar left i can use it for many many more! thank you Sabrina!! loved it so much.

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With the rest of the dough I decided it was Pizza night. This topping combo was a knockout. I used pesto as the base, grilled eggplant, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and some reduced fat italian blend cheese. ahh heaven!!! my dad loved it too. I had 2 slices, and then afterwards went back for a little sliver more. It was just too good! these pizza doughs are so convenient, and i think its like 99 cents at trader joes. They rock.Β 

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I continued on with my kitchen fiasco and made some of Tina’s banana oatmeal chip cookies.Β Β Β These were SO easy to make and they were amazingly moist and delicious. I made half with chocolate chips, and added walnuts to the cookie dough. The ingredients were healthy, and they tasted sinful πŸ™‚ thanks for the recipe tina, these will be making regular appearances in my baking adventures.Β 

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tomorrow is THURSDAY! which means Friday is even closer, and i’ll be in New York for vday weekend!! im getting so excited ❀ Β I hope theres good weather, the weather lately has been spoiling me! Today was 65 and felt unreal. I just wanted to be outside all day.

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** make you sure drop my Meghann’s blog! shes doing a gracie’s gear giveaway and it looks amazing! the handy dandiest sports bra there is!**

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2009 9:14 pm

    That pizza looks soooooo good!!! πŸ™‚

  2. February 11, 2009 9:30 pm

    Yay! Glad that you tried the cookies and liked them! πŸ™‚

  3. February 11, 2009 9:52 pm

    you know I made it the whole day without craving chocolate…until i read your post. Fudge brownies, tiger fudge, and banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…you’re killin’ me ash!! kidding kidding…Where can you buy the Pure bars??

  4. February 11, 2009 10:07 pm

    Wow, cookies look scrumptious! And that sandwich!

  5. February 11, 2009 10:08 pm

    omg i need to find that pure bar…the chocolate is calling my name!

    and those cookies?! i can’t wait to get back home and try them myself!!!

  6. AnAppleADay permalink
    February 11, 2009 10:26 pm

    I absolutely agree with you on that PURE bar!
    it’s really really yum ;]

  7. February 11, 2009 10:42 pm

    The cookies look awesome! Tina has great recipes πŸ˜‰

  8. February 11, 2009 10:52 pm

    I love TJ’s pizza dough:) I’m jealous you are going to New York! Take care!!!

  9. February 11, 2009 11:14 pm

    Oh man. I’m DEFINITELY trying out those cookies this weekend. They look delicious!

  10. February 12, 2009 1:10 am

    OMG that pizza looks awesome! I always crave pesto and artichoke pizza and I never make it! You fudge sounds amazing, as does the pure bar.

    That’s aweosome you will be in NY for the weekend! I am jealous!

  11. February 12, 2009 1:47 am

    Oh man!! I will be over in 5 to eat some pizza and cookies πŸ˜€

  12. February 12, 2009 2:58 am

    I’ve seen Zaatar used before on the Food Network, but never seen it in the store. I guess you could make your own blend pretty easily though. Love the idea of having frozen pizza dough to whip up a pizza (or flatbread) whenever you want. I didn’t even know you could freeze the dough!

  13. February 12, 2009 6:18 am

    I hate being rushed in the morning, too but, hey, I guess it happens … congrats on the nice weather!!

    And, yeah, that pizza looks delicious!!

    Have a GREAT Thursday … it’s almost Friday, woo hoo!

  14. February 12, 2009 8:32 am

    You’ve been busy in the kitchen. Your pizza looks incredible!

  15. February 12, 2009 9:01 am

    Hey baby doll! How are you? Sounds like a great day (minus the late wake up- I hate when I do that!!). Yummy pizza- we may be doing pizza night tonight (hooray!). Cookies look awesome too!

  16. February 12, 2009 9:15 am

    Wow looks like you had a busy day in the kitchen, everythinglooks fabulous though, especially that pizza with eggplant, yum!

  17. February 12, 2009 10:00 am

    That pure bar looks amazing! πŸ™‚ Nicely done with Tina’s cookies!

  18. February 12, 2009 10:17 am

    I wish I could find the Pure bars 😦 The sound great!

    Yummy pizza and cookies!!

  19. February 12, 2009 11:08 am

    Hello! Thanks for another awesome review!! I LOVE the Chocolate Brownie PB. Sooo yummy..and my kids’favorite. Can you link to the PureBar website? I noticed lots of people want to know where to buy them. All the stores are on the site http://www.thepurebar.com also you can buy Pure Bars at Trader Joes. Thanks again!!

  20. February 12, 2009 11:09 am

    Oh! BTW I blogrolled you today too πŸ™‚

  21. February 12, 2009 11:14 am

    So fun you’re gonna be in NY for valentines day πŸ™‚ Where are you going??

    Btw that piz looks amaaaazing

  22. Kate permalink
    February 12, 2009 11:56 am

    For a girl who does not like pizza, why is it it always looks AMAZING on these blogs?!?! And yes, KIND bars are seriously my fav, probs absolute fav bar of any of them. And they’re not really that addicting either-like I can almost stop at one..:P I don’t know why I’m so freaked out by this yoga thing! It’s just I’m a TRUE beginner. I’m going to call them today and see if other beginner’s feel OK haha!

  23. February 12, 2009 12:03 pm

    Thanks for the sweet comment!

    I will keep you posted on my acorn concotion. πŸ™‚

    That pizza looks incredible! I’ll have to look out for pre-made dough like that. I typically buy the not-so-healthy pillsbury…sssshh!

    Have a great day!

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  24. Sweet and Fit permalink
    February 12, 2009 12:51 pm

    your pizza looks amazing! I always see those pizza dough bags at TJ’s but I never bothered to pick them up because I thought they are too much work. I am also using that TL brand sprouted bread – I’m starting to think I like it better than the ezekiel one! =) hope your having a great afternoon – thanks so much for the hugs and sweet thoughts =) your the best!

  25. katecooks permalink
    February 12, 2009 1:30 pm

    wow! that pizza looks so good. i love coming up with fun creations like that one. one of my top favorite un-pizza-like pizzas is whole wheat dough with light motz, tons of mushrooms, sea salt, and halved grape tomatoes. It’s seriously delish! and the cookies look awesome too. So funny, they look almost identical to the oatmeal/bing cherry/pomegranate/dark choc ones I baked the other night!!!

    cookingwithkate.wordpress.com

  26. February 12, 2009 10:19 pm

    WOW cook much?! What a yummy kitchen-filled day! Your pizza sounds amazing – i’m going to look for some on Sunday’s trip to TJ’s and try to copy you!!!

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