Saturday, October 31, 2009

Me like cookie dough

Howdy Bloggies! Happy Halloween!

Hope you all are enjoying the beginning your weekends…I know I am! I live for these two sacred days. :D

I took a break from Green Monsters this morning…


and instead started off with a much missed breakfast…its the return of the yogurt mess!


(Greek Oikos, Nature’s Path pumpkin granola, figs, Kroger natural peanut butter, Mighty Maple)

along with some herbal tea:


I have been drinking tea like crazy lately! It just warms me up soooo good.

Speaking of tea, I will be going to the new health food store today to visit their AWESOME tea section. Seriously, I am amazed by it…they have any kind of tea you could possibly want. I won’t be surprised if I come home with a whole cart full of them.

Want to see what I did with the butternut squash from my last post?

It went from this…


To this…

To finally this:

(smothered in Amy’s ketchup, post-picture, obvi)

Yes, I went for the obvious…yes, it’s been done before…yes, it was absolutely fantastic.  ;)

I also had a homemade bean burger to go along with my fries:


(followed Kath’s recipe/instructions: here)

which was followed by these little babies:


I tried to rock the natural lighting…gotta work on those photography skills! Any pointers?



final product:


So what are those lovely morsels, you ask? Well they come from just about the greatest cookbook ever. Yep you guessed it…I’m talking about this gem:


As my very first EDBV recipe, I went for the Super Charge Me Cookies. I made mine with some carob chips and chopped figs (say that three times fast).

Two thumbs up…I’m already in love with this book.

So fast forwarding back to today, I took the opportunity to make a switch up from my usual exercise routines. I have been doing a lot of treadmill workouts or 30 Day Shred routines. I felt like I needed to bust out and do something different. So after 5 minutes of rummaging through my closet, I found this:


Turbo Jam!!!

This used to be my old go-to exercise DVD…talk about a good, FUN workout. This was actually my very first exercise program I ever purchased. It totally took me back to the days when I first vowed to change my habbits and get healthier. Just remembering those days was great motivation for me this morning.

If you have never heard of Turbo Jam, it is an upbeat mix up cardio dancing with a mixture of martial arts thrown in. They play fun music that really gets you up and moving. I LOVE the instructor! She is so much fun and very motivating.

I am so glad I chose to do this today. It was great to switch things up and I will definitely go for this DVD more often now!

Welp, the Madre is calling my name to help her with the Halloween decorations. I’m off to go get in the holiday spirit!

Tonight, the plan is to hand out candies to all the little kiddos around the neighborhood. I love seeing all the costumes!

What are your plans for tonight?

and because I couldn’t resist…




  1. Great eats!! Lovin those butternut fries and homemade bean burger! DELISH.

    Have a super Halloween :)

  2. Love that cookbook!


  3. burgers? fries? cookie dough? you amaze me!

    have a very merry halloween beautiful!

  4. Haha!! Love the picture! You are too cute :)

    This post is making me hungryyy!
    <3 jess

  5. Burger and fries and cookies all in one post?? Total drool fest!

    Thanks for the info on that dvd! I love workout dvds and am always looking for a good one!

  6. happy halloween girlie :)
    mm love me some butternut squash fries!!
    bahaha those pumpkins crack me up