random Q + A.

by Janetha on August 12, 2011

in meals,questions answered

hola!

glad you guys liked my wordless wednesday post. i thought it would be the easy way out—but would you believe that it took longer to do that post than a regular post with words? chalk it up to my super crappy, slow little laptop. i really need to upgrade.

my post actually brought a few questions to my attention, so i thought i would take a minute and answer them here.

Q: where did you get that brownie pan?

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A: from marshall.

marshall gave me this pan as a gift for one occasion or another. i don’t remember which one. i ask him where he got it and he said “i dunno”. hmm. i consulted google and found out that it is available at many kitchen stores or on amazon. or sixty four other online stores—just google “perfect brownie pan”.

i originally asked for it so i could make perfectly portioned, healthy protein bars from scratch. guess how many of those i have made? zero. but i have made about fifteen batches of brownies. it really is the perfect brownie pan!

while we are on the topic of brownies…

Q: what is that brownie recipe?

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A: these are peanut butter chip one bowl brownies and i got the recipe here.

  • 4 oz baker’s unsweetened chocolate (4 squares)
  • 3/4 cup organic butter
  • 2 cups evaporated cane juice
  • 3 cage free organic eggs
  • 1 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter chips

melt chocolate and butter in a bowl in the microwave. stir to combine. add eggs and sugar. mix well. add flour. mix well. fold in chips. pour into greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

these will probably give you a cavity, but they are also the chewiest, most delicious scratch-made brownies i have ever come across. ya win some, ya lose some. i hope you have a good dentist.

Q: wow, janetha, you take a crapload of pills! what are they all?

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A: the only thing i am consistent with is being inconsistent.

i originally posted about the vitamins and supplements i take in this post. however, i never stick to a single regimen. SO, i will go ahead and rattle off the pills i am currently taking each day.

  • women’s one a day multivitamin
  • nature made triple flex (for my joints)
  • ginkgo biloba (for my memory—god knows i need it)
  • thermoCLA (reduces abdominal fat)
  • fish oil
  • vitamin D
  • focus factor (supports and maintains memory, concentration and focus)
  • 5-HTP (promotes positive mood, helps appetite control)
  • CoQ10 (for a healthy heart)
  • roots (supports a healthy colon, kidneys, liver and spleen)
  • glutamine (supports muscle growth)

ummmm i think that’s all of them. i also use some powdered supplements pre- and post-workout. but that’s a story for another day (if you are interested.)

Q: can you post the stats/ingredients of those tortillas?

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A: yep!

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Q: how do you like your vibrams?

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A: I FREAKING LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so, i can totally see why people would wear these hideous shoes everywhere they go. they are SO comfortable. once i have them on, i don’t want to take them off! that said–i will never be one of those people who wears these aside from exercising.

these are the ones i got.  they were $85—pricey for something i wasn’t sure i would like. however, they were a birthday gift from marshall and since he bought them at REI, i could use them and take them back if i hated them. sold.

everyone told me to ease into them and i would be sore if i over-did it, so i did ease into using them. i have had them since last saturday. here are the workouts i have used them for:

  • saturday: chest + shoulders, run 1 mile
  • monday: biceps + triceps, bike to and from gym
  • tuesday: 20 min HIIT + 10 minute walk on 15% incline (a little over 3 miles total)
  • wednesday: back + shoulders, walk 1 mile on 15% incline
  • thursday: lower body workout + walk 10 minutes on 15% incline (.5 mile)

as you can see, i haven’t gone balls-to-the-wall with them yet. i did get up to running 10 MPH on saturday and tuesday. with ease, i might add.  so far i love, love, love my vibrams. more than i ever thought i would! i was a total skeptic and now i am completely sold.

i usually get horrible pains in my ankles after running (i had tendonitis in both ankles last year—remember when i was in physical therapy?) and the vibrams have not hurt my ankles whilst running OR afterward. i am actually really surprised, because i am a big over pronator and usually use inserts in my shoes. surprisingly, i have not had a tinge of soreness anywhere from wearing these.

i have not yet run outside with them because i am a baby and it’s too damn hot outside to run, but i look forward to seeing how that is. i was initially going to make a list of pros and cons, but all i can think of are pros.

that’s the end of my impromptu Q + A! if you ever have any questions you’d like me to answer, please send them my way. i try to answer as quick as possible, i love to ramble, i will give you an honest answer and i am not shy.

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we had paninis for dinner tonight! his and hers style.

his:

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whole wheat bun (turns out they are for more than just brats and rectangle hamburgers), deli mustard, feta cheese, heirloom tomato slices, herbed turkey breast and spinach.

presssssssed.

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danica got me this panini press once upon a birthday. i love it!

finished product:

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we had some tomato soup with the paninis.

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totally went the easy route with the boxed soup. what?

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and hers:

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i wasn’t in the mood for turkey, so i  cooked a few egg whites in a cast iron skillet then laid them atop a whole wheat bun slathered in laughing cow cheese with spinach, heirloom tomato slices, salt and pepper.

egg white paninis are the jam.

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it is safe to say that any kind of paninis are the jam. the pressing will really take any sandwich up a notch.  the result is a warm, soft, melty inside and a crisp outside. perfect.

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remind me that i really liked this dinner the next time i complain about not knowing what to make for dinner! it was so easy and so tasty.

in other news, i have a sty in my eye.

the internet told me they are either caused by stress or by picking your nose then rubbing your eye.

i guess i must be stressed.

Qs~

1.  what is (one of) your go-to quick & easy dinner?

2. what do you think of vibrams? if you have tried them—how do you like them? if not, would you want to?

xo. janetha g.

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glidingcalm August 12, 2011 at 12:36 am

mmm i want that sammy and soup!! my friend has those shoes and adores them too! she goes trail running in them and can’t stop talking about how they feel light and free and help her to be a lot more agile!

mm brownies.. thanks for the recipe! i need to get on that!!

ADORE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Jennyb August 12, 2011 at 1:13 am

Quick & easy dinner for me it a chickpea or bean salad pot from the supermarket on top of a heap of lettuce from the garden at the moment. which i usually to when i get in from the gym after an evening class. I’m shattered & its normally about 8pm by that time.

As for the trainers/shoes, like you i’m not sure they work for me as even with orthotic inserts my legs are still needing treatment from the physio for shin splints. but i do have a pair of trainers that are super light weight, that probably weight about the same as them & i did love how they felt on my feet, but i’d rather be pain free in the legs than have light airy toes.

A question about the Egg Whites, do yo have, or is there any chance of a post about them & how you cook them? I’ve just discovered that we can get them in a (small) carton in the UK but so far haven’t been very adventurous & have just cooked them to go with some cottage cheese as a bit (quite a bit really) of extra protein.

Thanks,

Jenny

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Hey Jenny!

I usually cook my egg whites either in the microwave or on the stove top. I eat them plain or with ketchup, but they are great to throw into anything, really!

For the stovetop, I spray a small skillet with olive oil and cook them over medium heat–scrambled.

For the microwave, I spray a small bowl with olive oil and I beat the egg whites in the bowl and microwave on 50% power for about 3 minutes. The result is an egg white pillow!

Hope this helps. xo

Jennyb August 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I do the in the microwave (in an old cottage cheese pot, doesn’t seem to stick to the plastic) and have added some smoked paprika or dried herbs. could just see me getting bored of that quickly. made an apple oat ‘cake/pancake’ this morning, was a bit stodgy so think i need to experiment there. I just wanted extra protein as i haven’t been able to afford protein powder & i work out a lot.

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 1:35 am

I see people wearing those shoes all the time, not exercising but out just doing their everyday stuff. I guess they must be comfortable!

My easy go to meal is chicken fajitas – I like them with plain grilled chicken breast, onions and bell peppers, and a bit of sour cream. One of my favorite meals and I can have it ready in about 15 minutes.
I had one of those brownie pans, but I never used it and got rid of it. Too bad because those brownies look amazing!

You mentioned you don’t mind random questions, and I have two for you!
I’m thinking about starting a blog, and I signed up with wordpress. Do you have any tips to share about getting started?

Also, I was wondering if you have any suggestions about how to simplify making meals for two people with differing diets? My boyfriend and I live together, and he wants meat with almost every meal, and I could easily do without! What are some suggestions for meals that satisfy both (or tips to get him to be satisfied without meat?)

Thanks! I love your blog!

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Jessica–you already made the first right step which is going with Wordpress. I would say that a few tips to start is think of a name that you like a LOT because once you get your name out there, you won’t want to change it.

Also, make sure you include photos in your posts (people are more likely to read posts with photos, that’s just my experience anyway) and make sure they aren’t tiny! I set my photos to 550 pixels wide. I would say anything between 400 and 600 pixels wide is good.

If you are going to start a blog, do it without caring who/how many people read it. If you are too concerned with that, your topics will feel pressured and the real you won’t shine through. My best advice is to just type what you are thinking and don’t be afraid what others think.

To get your name out there and get traffic to your blog, comment on other blogs! Don’t comment with things like “Hey I have a blog check it out!”–just comment as you usually would, like your comment here, but make it so your name links to your blog. People will start coming, I promise.

I am not sure if that’s what you meant by tips, let me know if you have specific questions!

As far as eating with different diets–that’s such a great topic! I should do a post about it sometime. Marshall and I eat the same (for the most part) now that he is on the healthy wagon (he eats better than me at times!) but there are a lot of meals I have made two versions of.

For now, please check out this post that Kristin wrote for me awhile back–it has GREAT ideas: http://mealsandmovesblog.com/2010/06/10/guest-post-thursday-kristin%C2%A0r/

xo!

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Oh and ALSO–check out Mama Pea’s new cookbook, her meatless meals are SO DELICIOUS that he won’t miss the meat. Honest!

Tonya July 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I like the look and feel of your blog… Did you use wordpress or host your blog yourself?

Janetha July 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I host it through Bluehost!

Eden August 12, 2011 at 3:01 am

A stye?!?!?!?!
no eye kissies for you this week!

That brownie pan look so cool. I would get it if I didn’t already have to sell my ovaries to pay bills when I could really just use a knife to cut my brownies.

best quick dinner: take out

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

no way. you need this pan. then you don’t have to cut anything up–it’s the ultimate lazy girl’s pan.

no eye kisses?! :(

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

oh also thank god someone said take out! i was waiting for that.

Eden August 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

duh take out!!! I think you have too many “clean” readers. Take out is clearly filthy!

Also, I think you just have “eye herpes”.

penny August 12, 2011 at 3:18 am

Thanks so much for posting the ingredients list! I was hoping they didn’t have soy in them since I am sensitive to it.

MelissaNibbles August 12, 2011 at 5:34 am

I can’t believe someone asked you to post the ingredients. Go to the store or use Google for christ’s sakes!

cathy August 12, 2011 at 5:58 am

marshall’s response to where he got the brownie pan is priceless – such a guy answer to give, eh! what would we ever do nowadays without google.
vibrams!!! THRILLED that you’re loving them!!! i have two pairs. and you are so right that you need to e-a-s-e in to wearing them. so far, i only wear mine to walk, not run, but i LOVE how comfy they are. looks? i don’t mind them. but then i also will wear crocs and birkenstocks!
happy friday!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 6:17 am

I always go with egg sammies when I need a quick go-to dinner. In fact, that was dinner last night. :)

katie August 12, 2011 at 6:25 am

Best Quick Dinner?

Cereal or Ice Cream FTW! Ha!

Happy Weekend! xoxo <3

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

a girl after my own heart.

Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

I’m not sure about Vibrams, I’d be afraid of the lack of cushioning?

My favourite speedy dinners are fried rice (http://somethingtochewover.blog.com/healthy-fried-rice/) and baked bolognese (http://somethingtochewover.blog.com/speedy-baked-bolognese/)

Janetha August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

thanks for the links!

Eates-A-Lot August 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

Janetha – I’ve been wearing the 5 fingers for over a year and half. I have the worst ankles/hips/back. These are the first shoes that I have ever worn that hasn’t cause ANY pain. Like none. I also used to have to wear arch supports as mine were falling. I don’t wear those either. The most awesome thing ever is that I recently looked down at my feet in flip flops and ALL my toes were straight. My pinky’s always seemed to get smashed, but now there is seperation between every toe. So Excited. I would recommend you check out travelcountry.com. That’s where I have been getting my shoes from (I have 7 pair). They run really good deals on ‘last years styles.’ Which I could care less about really. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Don’t forget to wash them once a week with your towels! Yay for almost – barefoot!

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

wow–thank you for this info!! going to check that out now.

natalie (the sweets life) August 12, 2011 at 7:49 am

yum….i haven’t used my panini press in way too long!

sweet potato hash is our go-to dinner…diced sweet potatoes, onions (red or white), and a bit of bacon cooked in a skillet…then served with eggs! LOVE the melty yolk all over the cooked potatoes :)

Hope August 12, 2011 at 8:03 am

That brownie pan is awesome! Looks like I’m going to have to add that to list of things that I want to register for! ;)

Your dinner looks delicious! I really want a panini press. I like how you served tomato soup with your sammys. The perfect sammy would be grilled cheese with tomato soup. Yum! Happy Friday! :)

Lee August 12, 2011 at 8:05 am

Do you feel like 5HTP works? Jason’s always trying to get me to take that and St. John’s Wort (I’m not on the pill, I know it interferes with it). I just always feel hesitant for some reason.

My go-to easy meal is a taco salad. I saute frozen veggies and mix them with beans and salsa (and avocado, olives or cheese if I have them) and put it all on lettuce. I eat this like once a week at least.

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

i am not sure if it does or not.. but marshall swears by it so i take it. i am usually in a pretty good mood! haha

loooooove taco salad.

Missy August 12, 2011 at 8:07 am

I love my Vibrams! Ive had the classic for a couple of years. I love being barefoot so they work for me. They were very new when I got them, no one had ever seen them, and no stores sold them so everyone freaked when they saw me in them. It was quite humorous. Now everyone has them and no one points and snickers at me anymore.
Our go to meal that’s quick? Burgers and fries for my hub and son. For me, a protein smoothie is the quickest or a tuna salad.

Ive seen the brownie pan at Wal-Mart and Bed Bath and Beyond, but I’m like Eden, I’ll use a knife – I’d rather buy an eggie!! Have you seen those? I usually don’t go for “as seen on TV” stuff, but darn it, i love boiled eggs but hate peeling them. It may not work but I’m really tempted!

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

no i want to know what this eggie thing is!

Sami August 12, 2011 at 8:18 am

that’s it! you gave me a great proposition for my parents. they keep asking me what i’d like for my bday and i’m at a loss…that’s it, a panini maker!

(: happy weekending!
xo.

Heather (Heather's Dish) August 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

i LOVE LOVE LOVE my vibrams! the worst part about them is that they get kind of stinky from time to time…but nothing a little baking soda sprinkled inside won’t fix :)

Corey @ Learning Patience August 12, 2011 at 8:36 am

My go to meal is my yummy chicken salad sandwich! could eat it once a day it’s so healthy and delicious! Chicken, FF sour cream, fresh tarragon, red grapes, celery and scallions YUM
xoxo fromTrinidad

Errign August 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

I love paninis – I haven’t had a good pressed sandwich in a long time!

I like the idea of Vibrams and I want some just to try them, but I can’t justify dropping huge dough on them!

sarah (sarah learns) August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

mmm, paninis are delicious! :) yours always look great!

i have tried vibrams before and i really really want a pair of my own!!

Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

My quick and easy go-to dinner is always pasta with marinara. Or chili! Just pour a large can of tomatoes, a can of black beans, a can of kidney beans, a cup of frozen corn plus onions and garlic and andy spices (chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper) and you’ve got yourself a meal! I also add ground beef or chicken depending on what I’ve got.

I would love to try the Vibrams, but I run mostly on gravel roads, so I’m not sure how they would feel on that. I would love to look into reviews on that!

Teri [a foodie stays fit] August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

I am soooo happy you like your Vibrams! Also so happy that you won’t wear them aside from exercising. ;) I with ya on that one!

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Ashley is trying to tell me otherwise, she predicts I will be wearing them out and about in no time!!

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

The vibrams make me nervous – but I’m weird about feet!

Clare @ Fitting It All In August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

So good to know that you like your Vibrams even though you overpronate. That’s been my biggest concern! I want to get some now.

ali August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

Please keep us updated on your progress with the vibrams. I have a pair and tried running in them and I couldn’t get over the calf pain. I know it would go away though. I am contemplating trying them again because I have some lower back muscle tightness that I think Vibrams would help with actually. My husband runs in them and LOVES them! I haven’t really heard bad things about them from people that gave them a chance. Let us know how you like them again in a few weeks. Also, can you explain your running form? This is weird, but do you run purely on your toes and mid-foot and not at all on your heels??

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

i noticed that when i was jogging on an incline i didn’t use my heel, but running i still did use my heel a bit, but with the pressure on the ball of my foot. it’s hard to explain!

Alta August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

My go-to quickie meal? If I’ve planned ahead, grilled steak, microwaved sweet potato, steamed broccoli. It’s like I don’t even have to think to make it. If I’m making for kiddos too, then tacos is usually a quickie meal.

Love getting the update on your Vibrams! I am gonna get some soon, and while I already work out barefoot (at home) I’m wondering how they’d be for outdoor stuff – like we are hopefully going to Ruidoso, NM and I want to go hiking. Wonder how they’ll be for that!

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

steak and tacos are both quickie go to’s for me, too!

i think vibram makes a hiking-specific shoe

Danielle C. August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

How do the tortillas taste? Every low carb tortilla I’ve ever tasted had the taste of sawdust. Kills me every time. :(

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

i don’t think these are bad, but my favorite low carb wrap is la tortilla factory high fiber low carb tortillas–i get them at costco and love them!

Allison @ Food For Healing August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

So happy you love your vibrams!! I have my gym pair and my pair i wear everywhere else, I am one of those people haha

julie August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

umm paninis make me think of college and our hood pockets why do i always comment with this every time you post about paninis hahaha

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

because you love to.

Colleenzo August 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

I love my vibrams! I’ve never been a runner because I have terrible knees. Tried a million times, but I get one good run in, then I’m out of commission for weeks. I bought Vibrams about 8 months ago just to use as regular workout shoes (weightlifting, TRX, and the like), and recently I decided I DESPERATELY wanted to at least run a 5k so I could do fun stuff like Warrior Dash. So, I gave it another go. I’m 3 weeks into my training, and no knee problems at all! I have the classics, but I was thinking of buying another pair with more coverage, like yours.

My most recent quick-and-easy dinner was a homemade egg mcmuffin and a bowl of Fiber 1 cereal. I’m so classy.

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

this is really good to know!

Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

My favorite quick ‘n easy dinner does have to cook in the crockpot (does that mean it doesn’t count ?), but the prep time is about 5 minutes… so I consider it quick (to put together) & easy (to scoop out of the crockpot) :)

http://whatscookinwithmary.blogspot.com/2011/01/thai-one-on-five-ingredient-crockpot.html

I’ve never tried those shoes, but they’re definitely interesting. I have SUPER flat feet. Read: I should always wear orthotics. …and also can’t wear shoes with no cushion in them as my back doc advised me not to absorb the impact of walking/ working out with my spine/ body rather than a shoe.

Rocky Mountain Woman August 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

My go to quick and easy dinner is grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. I don’t have a panini press, but I do have a cast iron press that I use with my skillet, because grilled sandwiches are better pressed!

I take a boat load of supplements and take more now that I’m older than I ever did! I believe your body doesn’t absorb vitamins as well as you get older…

Bonnie August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I’m with you – I love my Vibrams! I have so much fun in them but definitely started just with workouts and walking. Then I upped my running in them to a mile on grass and now go on trails (mainly paved around where I live) around 6-7 miles in them. Would love to graduate to trying them out further, but I’m definitely aware of still easing into them. I love how they make me run, stand, and feel post-run – you feel those little stabilizer and calf muscles in such a pronounced way! Are you bringing yours to the HLS? I’m toting mine along, although we’ll see how much use they get. ;)

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

i am going to bring them for sure! are you doing the 5k?

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

a “go-to” meal?? show up around 6 at my parent’s house. works every time ;)

Janetha August 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

favorite answer.

Stefanie @TheNewHealthy August 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Yumm to those paninis! It’s been far too long since I’ve had a panini for dinner! Tonight perhaps? :)

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Now I want to break out my panini press!!!

I’ve been wanting to try vibrams. I recently got the Nike Free Run 2 in black and purple http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?sitesrc=uslp#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-384354/pgid-384356 and they are great for a minimalist shoe to wear outside of working out! Hopefully my feet will transition to being even more barefoot soon.

stacey August 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I have the KSO’s in the grey/pink style and LOVE them! They are so comfy! My chihuahua still doesn’t know what to think of them! HA

The only type of workout I would not recommend doing with the Vibrams is a cycling class. There is not enough sole support ( I tried and had to leave the class) BAD IDEA!

:)
Love me some tomato soup with paninisssss!

Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm

What a great idea to use that pan for perfectly portioned protein bars. I’m sure it has so many great purposes! :) I love my Vibrams! I don’t work out in them a ton but I wear them all over the place when I run errands and such!

Pure2raw twins August 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I have seen that brownie pan before, and every time I see it I am like – I should get that to try out. but never end up doing it haha

and so happy to hear that you like your Vibrams!!! we love ours too!!!!

debbie@accidentlydelish August 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

i had a panini for lunch! im pretty sure my panini press was one of the best gifts i ever got. it seriously makes any sandwich better! try using pumpernickel bread, something about it. ahhh. i want another panini now. :D

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I see so many people wearing Vibrams! I don’t know if I could ever run in them, but then again, my running shoes are so worn down that it’s practically like running barefoot :)

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) August 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I’m pretty sure that there are lots of other places that you can pick up bacteria to place into your eyeball- I’d google a bit further :-P

No vibrams for me- I’ll get on that bandwagon just as they are going out of style as per usual. :-)

I also am a HUGE panini fan- I use my George forman grill. I’ve been known to make weird random dinners out of kabocha and greek yogurt (kind of like combining dinner and dessert?) and that is easy. Those are my easy-go-to dishes. Oh, and baked potatoes (loaded with some protein of course- my swedish relatives have baked potato, sour cream (well, their version), bay shrimp and dill- and a salad- that’s a meal for them- this is why they are thin.

Janetha August 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

oh yum. that combo sounds amazing. and filling with the shrimp, no?

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) August 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Well, when I had them in Sweden last I was really heavy and ate anything and everything- so I was disappointed and starved after finding out that this wasn’t the side dish, but rather the main dish. I think that now it would be filling enough for me, especially if I pimped it out with a side salad and perhaps some cottage cheese. :-)

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli August 13, 2011 at 11:06 am

Ahh, thank you so much for your thoughts on the Vibrams! As soon as I can get my booty to Nashville to actually try on a pair, I’m so getting them! Now to just decide on the color…that could take me (aka Miss Indecisive) a while! ;)

Lately, my go-to quick and easy dinner has been snack plates, mostly veggies and hummus and usually a slice of bread with pb for dessert! Mmm!

Carla in Sydney August 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Oooohhhh….you have Vibrams too! I love mine but sometimes the strange looks and comments I get while wearing them annoy me. The most I have run is about 7kms (I think this converts to about 4.4 miles??) on concrete paths…..no pain but a few nasty blisters when I don’t tape my “hot spots”.

Kat August 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Has the memory supplement helped at all? I could use some help in that department too. And I keep hearing about the glutamine, I’m starting to think I should try it.

My go-to dinner/any meal really is a whole wheat warp with turkey, cheddar and whatever veggies I happen to have laying around. Plus some fruit on the side.

I’ve never tried vibrams and I;m not sure I want to go that far but I do kind of want to try some other minimalistic type shoes.

janetha @ meals & moves August 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I like to think it has helped.. but I guess I am not sure? Haha–I have a bad memory as it is. I used to do a lot of drugs.

Kat August 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

Ha, I didn’t even need to do drugs to forget stuff, I’m just special like that ;)
I read your post about the drugs though, and I’m so glad it ended so well! I have quite a few friends who’ve started to get into all that and I worry about them, especially since I live in a pretty, err, drug-heavy city.
I might look into the memory stuff though, my mom’s memory isn’t so good either so I’m thinking it might be hereditary. Or I’m just rotting sitting on the computer.

Janetha August 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

My mom’s memory sucks, too, it’s gotta be hereditary. At least partially!

elise August 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

i am still scared of vibrams, even if you say they area great, i still cant get over the lack of support. ah well. ill just save the $$ for whole foods.
im a pill monster lately too. womens health…is that like a prenatal? my obgyn harassed me endlessly about getting on one, so i am passing it on. did you know women who are on prenatals 3 months before getting preggo are 65% less likely to have a kid with autism. thats a pretty major percentage!! just sayin’

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