i’m a lover, not a fighter.

by Janetha on July 12, 2009

in meals

hola chiquitas!  i just bailed on the dude party where everyone was watching the fights.. i came to marshall’s house to hang out with the pups and blog.  is it just me who is just not into watching UFC? ugh, sooo boring!  i hate watching dudes beat each other up!  i made it through one fight and peaced outta there.  at least i made an appearance, brought the boys vegan brownies, hung out for a bit and gave the whole fight watching thing one more chance.  nope, can’t hang with it.. especially not when i am under the weather.  i would much rather watch iron chef! haha.. that’s how it goes with me. (the secret ingredient is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!)

geez i really need to get back on a regular blogging schedule, at this rate i will never hit post #100—i am almost there, and when i get there i am going to have my first giveaway, a super fun one at that!  a really dope company is having me host a giveaway for them.. and it involves designing your own product.. i am not going to say any more though, you will have to stay tuned!

well i have time to kill before marshall gets home, so i will talk about the past couple days with as much detail as possible, i love when i can blog at leisure :)


well i think i left you guys with me laying sick on the couch wondering where the little dog that wandered in my door came from. more on him later.. but after that i took a solid 4 hour nap with the little dog and woke up with a raging headache and a raging appetite to rival it.

i polished off the other half of the peanut butter perfect foods bar that i reviewed in my last post. this time i remembered to photograph the ingredient list for y’all

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kind of crazy that it has bell pepper, papaya, mango, cranberry, fig, alfalfa, spinach.. just to name a few ingredients. whoda thought?! it just tastes like peanut butter cookie dough to me!

and then i decided to go carb crazy and had a bowl of cereal: fiber worms, PB puffins, optimum wheat flakes w/ rice milk

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i love cereal as much as i love my own mother.

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he wanted some. i gave him a doggie treat :) we call him rosco.

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and then i wanted something savory so i had a slice of tillamook medium cheddar

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what is that i spy?  the head of an owl? jup! that is the owl painting my buddy did for me.. he framed it an errythang!

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exact size is 24” tall and 10” wide. so freaking amazing. i named her lillith which means screeching owl in the bible. did you know that?

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photographs never do paintings justice.  but it is radtastic. he is a tattoo artist at the shop marshall’s roommate owns, he’s gonna go places, mark my words!

oh yeah then i had a fuji + naturally more PB in my square apple slicer. ridiculous.

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i laid around for awhile, posted some “found dog” ads online, searched for missing dog links.. sigh.. someone is missing this little dude and it hurt my heart a lot a lot.

no luck.

hmmm then i had to quickly throw myself together because the ladies hollered and wanted to do an impromptu girl’s dinner. sure, ok, i can’t taste much but i agree to go for the socializing factor.

we went to a mexican spot called el chihuahua.. i declined on the death star that is so popular there. it is a crazy huge drink that comes in a glass the size of my head, no joke. i kept it casual with an unsweetened iced tea.  i’m not much of a boozer anymore.

my friend and i split the chicken quesadilla:

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i ate these three triangles..

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from what i could taste, they were good. i will have to go back to this spot when my taste buds are cooperating!

back at home i hung out with all the roomies, i had not slept at my house in over a week!  i was at marshall’s forever because i have been spending lotsa time with my family. my mom lives closer to marshall’s house than she does to mine, so it just made more sense. but daaaang i missed my lovely friends! i am stoked that i live with my very best buds, it makes for a great arrangement.

i downed some grove made simply orange OJ.. yes, it is basically like drinking an orange, there is so much pulp in the grove made variety! i love simply orange.. and simply grapefruit, simply lime, etc.  i don’t get how people don’t like pulp in their OJ! the more pulp the better!

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orange juice tastes so good when you are sick. so does sprite, but i gave up soda long, long ago.

around midnight i called it a night and tried to get some sleep. it didn’t work out too well, i was coughing all night and was real stuffed up and couldn’t breath.  i woke up a couple times every hour and around 4 AM i ate a bowl of cereal and downed some nyquil, this put me out until about 10 AM!! yessss.


well it was weird that i ate cereal at 4 AM when i was having so much sleeplessness.. i was starving for some reason, and i can never sleep on an empty stomach so i just did what i had to do and i think the combo of the cereal and nyquil helped me finally get some sleep.  i wasn’t hungry right when i woke up so i made some coffee and after awhile i decided to cook exactly what i was craving because when i am sick, i don’t make rules about food.

french toast & scrambled eggs, coffee (with cream!) and simply orange OJ

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i made the french toast by just dipping it in eggs, no milk to the wash.. just eggs and cinnamon.  i saw this on someone’s blog awhile back.. hmm it was susan’s or caitlin’s i think? i can’t recall. but this made the french toast so nice and crispy on the outside and still moist and chewy inside! perfecto!  i topped it with some sugar free syrup and smart balance light. such a good breakfast!

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this breakfast gave me lots of energy and i tuned into a crazy person cleaning machine. this is what i did:

  • emptied dishwasher
  • filled dishwasher
  • washed extra dishes by hand
  • removed all appliances and jars and items from counters, deep cleaned all counters
  • deep cleaned sinks
  • moved kitchen table & chairs from kitchen, swept & mopped
  • dried the floors, put it all back
  • swept up 82 pounds of dog hair from the living room/hallways hard wood floor
  • dusted all the tables & furniture
  • took out the trash..3 times
  • scrubbed the shiii out of the tub/shower
  • mopped the bathroom floor
  • scrubbed the toilet/sink

ok, i did all this even though my room is an absolute mess.  but the reason it is a mess is because it is covered in clean clothes and i ABSOLUTELY HATE folding laundry! so i did all this other crap to avoid laundry folding. haha.

then i baked!

vegan brownies (click for recipe) nom nom nom.

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these are good. coming from a non-vegan gal.. that says a lot. if you are vegan and want some bomb dot com brownies, whip these up!

well by the time i was done with all that i worked up and appetite so around 5 o’clock i made a gigantor salad in a mixing bowl..mind you.

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wanna know what was in it? let’s see if i can remember:

  • lettuce blend
  • snap peas
  • cucumbers
  • cottage cheese
  • hummus
  • corn salsa
  • black bean salsa
  • sprouts
  • mushrooms
  • boiled & shredded chicken

it was divine! i loved the mixture of salsa+hummus+cottage cheese!  who needs dressing? not me.

okay, so wanna hear what happened to little rosco?

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i took him in to see if he had a microchip—no luck.  sigh.  then a girl called saying she saw my ad online and believed this was her dog, “turbo”.. i told her to come on over! well, she came over with her boyfriend and said her dog had been missing for a month, but she thought maybe someone picked him up and then he ran away from the new family or something.  she took him with her, but then 20 minutes later i got a text from her saying: “this is not my dog, my dog is trained and this one is not, he is not mine”

um.. ok?  i don’t know about all you dog owners out there but there is no way in hell i could ever mistake my dog for another. ever. mable (RIP) was lost for 2 weeks once. i looked at yellow labs all across the salt lake valley when she was missing.. when i finally got a call from a family who had a lost dog and it was her! immediately i knew it was her. plus, she peed all over the floor when she saw me.. heh.  anyway, so i tell this girl that there were a few people interested in giving the pup a home if i couldn’t find the owner.  i lined her up with this guy who was interested in adopting him and i told him that if i get a call from someone looking for the dog i would send them his way.  sigh, i hope rosco has a happy ending! poor little fella, i know someone is missing him. :(

give your dog a kiss! and MICROCHIP YOUR PET!

i left to go to the fight party around 9:30.. i had a little snack beforehand because i knew there would just be junk food at the party.

oikos 0% + peach + sooo much cinnamon!

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all mixed up!

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‘twas delish. peaches are by far my favorite fruit!

at the party i did have a couple handfuls of some chocolatey chex mix and also a sliver of the vegan brownies.. but that was it! pretty proud of myself for resisting all the other tempting goods. i did manage to polish off the last of my bottle of grove made simply orange which i forgot to photograph, so i give you this photo from last summer of marshall getting crunk off the OJ (btw–he does not drink, never has, never will.. but he can pretend that OJ gives him a buzz)

yes i drank a whole bottle to myself in less than 24 hours. so??

i had a slice of tillamook cheddar when i got to marshall’s.

so that wraps up the eats as of late! it was quite the long rambling, if you made it this far give yourself a hug and say it is from me.  oh, and i am not done yet :P

let’s talk about mail! i got not one, not two, but THREE fun mail things today…

finally my sun butter sample came!

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have not tried it yet.

and my amazing grass sampler came!!

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after hearing soooo much about this stuff on the blogs, i can’t wait to try it for myself! everyone has reviewed this stuff with amazing praise except for heather, i am anxious to see what i think, but i am going to wait until i have my full sense of taste back!

my last package is kind of a secret, i will talk about it in my next post.. i am not sure if the recipient of the item is reading or not.. so it’s on the DL for now!

and i know you guys are TOTALLY bored with me by now, but i gotta send a shout out to ellie who awarded me with this super stellar award!


it is late (1:30 AM!) and this is already long, so i am going to tackle the award business on the next post.. but i wanted to give a thanks to my girl :)

wow this was a long one, eh? i always like hearing your answers to my questions of randomness.. so here are a few more for ya!

1. how do you like your orange juice~lotsa pulp, some pulp, no pulp?

2. what is your MOST DESPISED household chore?

3. what is your favorite fruit?

my answers were in the post, so i won’t repeat them. hope you all have a relaxing sunday before the work week starts up again! hopefully i am well enough to WORK OUT tomorrow.. i am seriously going crazy being sick and away from the gym!

xo, janetha b.

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Kailey July 12, 2009 at 5:01 am

vegan brownies and chocolate cake all in one day!!? lucky girl!

Cei July 12, 2009 at 5:53 am

Wow I just stumbled across your blog…and I am feeling really inspired from reading!!! Just wanted to say thank you…for such a sunny outlook on this kinda stuff!!! I always just seem to be moaning….such a refreshing read!!! I feel a new me coming on!!!??? :)

Tina July 12, 2009 at 6:08 am

I like my oj with no pulp! But I’ll drink it anyway, not really that picky…
I hate… uhm… cleaning the bathroom (yeah, needed to think a bit on that one, cause I don’t really do chores at all *cough*, I mean, that often…
Again the sh*t is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
That owl is amazing btw! And Lilith was the name of an Anime Character in Elfen Lied! (Anime-dork speaking here, don’t expect anyone to recognize this :P)

Have a nice day honeypie ^^


buffmuffy July 12, 2009 at 7:02 am

Awesome owl painting! I love tattoo artist drawings/paintings. beautiful.

insideiamdancing July 12, 2009 at 7:25 am

so not a fan of fighting either- urgh, I don’t get it, lol. Maybe it’s because the novelty has worn off since all I have to do is wander into a bad part of town to see guys beating each other up :P

I had a bar recently with similar ingredients- mustard, kale, tomatoes…eh? Tasted like berries and chocolate to me. Clearly I have refined taste buds :P

The painting is awesome! I know someone called Lillith and yeah…the name fits, lol.

Thanks for the shout-out- can’t wait to read your thoughts on the award/blog!

1. how do you like your orange juice~lotsa pulp, some pulp, no pulp? PULP PULP PULP.Heck, I’d eat a bowl of pulp and skip the juice quite happily. The non-pulp companies should sell their pulp.

2. what is your MOST DESPISED household chore? hehe… I don’t know. If I hate it, I don’t do it :P I keep my place pretty clean but I think cleaning windows would be the worst because wasps/bees might come in whilst they are open. My windows swing open to clean so I refuse- my windows stay shut until wasp season is OVER. I’ll take dirty windows over wasps in my pad anyday.

3. what is your favorite fruit? Oh, that’s hard. I love bananas and apples, LOVE fresh pineapple, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, canteloupe… Fresh coconut out the shell is pretty amazing too.

April (Foods of April) July 12, 2009 at 7:32 am

Everything looks delicious! That bar has amazing ingredients!

I don’t use milk in my french toast either! I like it moist though. We had a similar day- french toast, yogurt with peach, etc!

The answers to your questions:
1. i don’t drink orange juice.. it doesnt really work with my GERD! (reflux disease)
2. Most despised household chore would be putting away laundry!
3. Favorite fruit is probably banana!


carolinebee July 12, 2009 at 7:40 am

poor little rosco- so random about that girl!! I love the pulpy oj too, aaand I’m gonna need to make a trip to that mexi place, thanks :D Sorry you feel so crappy girl, hope you perk up soon!

ksgoodeats July 12, 2009 at 7:54 am

I’m not on the whole UFC train – Iron Chef any day!! Holy cow, that painting is incredible!

Salsa + hummus + cottage cheese?! That’s three of my favorite things combined – YUM!

Awww the Rosco debacle makes me so sad! How could someone NOT know their dog?! I hope everything works out for the pupper – he looks clean and whatnot so I doubt he’s a stray!

No pulp/washing dishes/APPLES! ;)

Lauren July 12, 2009 at 10:01 am

The brownies look awesome! As does the cinnamon-heavy yogurt. Cinnamon makes (most) things better :).

Peaches, nectarines, and, well – pretty much all stone fruits are SO good this time of year. I keep my fridge stocked with ’em.

Anne K. July 12, 2009 at 10:37 am

woah, those are some crazy ingredients in a pb bar! Nothing icky, just interesting :)

Oh my gosh, that owl is beautiful! Your friend is crazy talented!

Poor Rosco! And geez, I can’t believe someone wouldn’t know their dog. Even their cat, for goodness sakes. That’s ridiculous. Both my kitties are microchipped too, just in case.

Great job on the cleaning, too! My fave orange juice has no pulp, hate cleaning the bathroom, and fave fruit is… well, technically pumpkin is a fruit cause it has seeds! But normal fruit? Prob. apples :)

specialkphd July 12, 2009 at 10:54 am

I can’t down OJ for some reason…but like it with other mixed things…

Brownies look yum-0!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 12, 2009 at 11:24 am

oh rosco….glad my dog is microchipped!

Emily July 12, 2009 at 11:50 am

Mixing bowl salads are The Best.

1. I can’t remember the last time I had oj, but the more pulp, the better.
2. Hm, folding laundry is pretty tedious, I guess. I actually like to clean and do all those household things though. Makes me feel all domestic.
3. Right now I would have to say nectarines. I like them just underripe, so they have a little crunch. Weird, huh? I prefer all my fruit slightly underripe. I don’t like super sweet and/or mushy food :)

Graze With Me July 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Bummer about the poor dog, he’s a cutie though. If I liked dogs I’d take him. The brownies look great. I think vegan baking is always better than traditional. Less sat fat and more flavor!

And in response to your ?s:

1. No pulp – sorry! I’d rather just eat the fruit…

2. I HATE dusting. I just buy a thing of canned air and blow it off the furniture & into the air again. Counterproductive…

3. Watermelon is definitely the best!

Angharad July 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Your baking makes me wanna bake! Brownies = yes please. Really wanting to make some french toast soon too. Nice work on inspiring me! Haha.

1. I like my OJ pulp-tastic. The more the better.

2. I absolutely HATE doing laundry. Taking it downstairs to put it on, hanging it up to dry and folding it. Ugh ugh ugh. Hate.

3. My fave fruit probably has to be bananas just because I eat so many of them but raspberries and blueberries give me more of a party in my mouth and I heart them.

Feel better soon!

kristi (sweet cheeks) July 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm

1. medium amount of pulp
2. cleaning toilets/bathrooms…YUCK, simply put.
3. I could never decide on just ONE fruit as a favorite! There is no fruit that I dont like!

Lara (Thinspired) July 12, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Wow, your place must be immaculate after all that cleaning!
I LOVE that Tillamook cheddar! It’s been so long since I’ve had any.
1) LOTSA pulp!
2) Cleaning the shower. I always delgate it to the Hus.
3) A tie between bananas and pineapple.
Fun questions!

Hangry Pants July 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Um I am also not into UFC.

I got my Sunbutter too. I remember I found that deal on your blog. :D That’s when I started reading.

burpexcuzme July 12, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Hee hee, I like your long big-ass posts, but I would love it if you posted more often, too!
Oh and answers:
1) I HATE orange juice, so none for me please!
2) cleaning the toilets. ERG, I get prickly skin, I’m so disgusted
3) Figs! Durian! Mangosteen! too many to count!

Oh and I just received my sample of Sunbutter too, can’t wait to try it! ;-)

Emily July 12, 2009 at 7:32 pm

You and me both! Iron Chef all the way! haha

I got that sun butter sample too! Havent tried it yet though!

Julie July 12, 2009 at 7:32 pm

haha umm i hate hate hateee vaccumming!! and I thiiink my favorite fruit is either apples or pears…or bananas. Haha there’s too many to choose!

Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) July 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm

j-dog…i think we could be friends outside the blogosphere too. then we could watch iron chef, drink gallons of OJ and bake to our hearts content. love you and your blog!

no pulp/doing the dishes/pineapple!!!

Danica July 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I totally agree with you – I am not a fan of fighting and UFC ~ At least The husband knows now to watch it with me around LOL :)

Rosco is so cute! I can’t believe the girl could mistake her dog either.

Ugghh – cleaning house as the one thing I didn’t do this weekend – can you come clean my house next :) LOL

Yeah for all the fun mail – can’t wait to hear what you think of it all.

Megan July 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm

heyy yoo! i just caught up on all your posts and I could not agree more that I am defff not a UFC girl.. food network is definitely my thing! All your eats look absolutely FABBBB and that dog is so cute! I hope you find the owner soon!

I hope you had a fantasticccc weekend girly!

Angharad July 12, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Hey – P.S. I’m bummed you can’t see my pictures! What browser do you use? And what do you see instead of the picture? I’m trying to do some investigating!!

broccolihut July 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Amazing eats! You mind if I take Rosco home with me? As a owl-loving Chi Omega, I might have to steal Lilith too.
1) Love lotsa pulp–good fiber!
2) I HATE cleaning anything in the bathroom. Ick.
3) Current favorite fruit=mango!

Jessica (jesslikesithot) July 13, 2009 at 12:43 am

Peaches are amazingggggg!! They have become my latest obsession! And aww, that poor doggy….I can’t believe the girl didn’t recognize her pup when she saw it, that’s so bizarre to me!

And yea girl! I’m sure that OJ helped you feel better!! Hopefully you’ll be back to normal….tomorrow?! :)

That owl painting is so cool!! Enjoy the superfoods, i’m supposed to be getting some samples in the mail soon too!

Erin July 13, 2009 at 9:44 am

IMO, the UFC show is totally gross. It turns my tummy upside down. Blagh.

That owl painting is the BESTEST!! I am totally in love with it. So cool.

Susan July 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Haha, I had the french toast on my blog, after seeing it on Caitlin’s. So technically, it was both of us!! Definitely the best way to have ’em :)

I hate watching most sports. I like my TV with a little dialogue!

1. Not a huge fan of OJ after too many screwdrivers back in the day. Thankfully, I’m not a huge drinker anymore either. My friends give me a hard time about it, but whatevs! I love hangin out with my silly drunk friends, then being able to drive home at the end of the night.

2. Putting away clean clothes!!!! I rather scrub out the bathtub than hang up a shirt. My bedroom is arranged in two ways – clean clothes on the floor, dirty ones in the hamper.

3. Apples! So versatile and easy to eat. Only food I ever actually crave.

Hope you’re feeling better!!

homegirlcaneat July 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

DUDE! I love Tillamook cheese! Dat chedda is wassup!

And that apple and naturally more looks absolutely delish. And I want vegan brownies.

mom July 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Hey there LOVE the owl, she is a beaut! Oh that roscoe dog is a cutie, hope he is happy with that guy. I wondered which chore I hated until I read all the comments……drum role please, the LAUNDRY!! Go figure, we are two peas in a pod, the washing and drying are great – it is the putting away that kills me!! Don’t drink OJ. Love you gobs and gobs!! xoxo

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