iPod Zombie


I don’t remember everything in the past few days (many have been traveling days), but some highlights included nice salads, smoothies, eggplant, and green curry.

the makings of a BAS. Lettuce, onion, cuc, avocado, chickpeas, and a cumin/lime dressing.
pre-blended blueberry cinnamon smoothie
being able to blend and drink directly from mason jars makes me insanely happy
grilled simple veggie kabob with some fresh corn
garbanzo tacos! Okay so I seriously meant to open pintos, but chickpeas worked too! Tossed in with sautéed bell pepper, onion, and garlic, then topped with lettuce, daiya, and siracha.
all fresh and local veggies for my garden smoothie (even though technically….it didn’t come from any garden of mine).
I have no idea how V8 gets them red. I get an ugly green…but mine tastes SO much better.

I’ve also started focusing on raw foods….and started a new blog!  This one is dedicated to nut-free raw foods and food allergy resources.  Since it deviates from my normal blog format and tone, I thought starting up a second one would be smarter.  I’ve had this idea brewing in the back of my head since last September, but finally did it.  If you’d like to check it out, here it is!  The Nut Free Raw Vegan.

recipe for my homemade spicy pickled veggies is on my other blog. But this was my snack. A nice change of pace.

I picked up my CSA haul Saturday, and then went farmer’s market hopping.  As soon as I got home, I whipped up a veggie whole foods juice in the Vitamix, and then started thumbing through my new Babycakes book (vegan and mostly gluten-free dessert recipes from the famed bakery in NYC).  I whipped up a batch of vanilla cupcakes that are currently cooling on a wire rack in my kitchen.

Saturday’s CSA score!


The past week has been very active, even though I wasn’t always home.  I got in a few runs, DVD’s, and a yoga class.

On a very happy front, my iPod has come back from the dead.  I’m not sure if that means it’s now a zombie, but as long as it doesn’t try to eat my brains, I think I’ll be OK.  So far I’ve run twice since it’s resurrection, and my brains are still intact.  I think…

We also finally had our first golf lesson.  LOVED IT.  D and I have some time set aside to practice this week (which we did after work today), and will hopefully have our next lesson in a week or two.  We have 4 total, so I’m hoping to be actually playing a game in the next month.


A quick soccer update.  My favorite team Chelsea FC is here in the US on a brief tour.  On Wednesday they were defeated by the MLS all-stars.  I have mixed feelings about this though.  One one hand, I’m happy the US team one – maybe it’ll show that we’re starting to grow as a country with soccer talent (though to be honest, only about half of the MLS all-star team is US by birth).  Also – they are supposed to represent the best of the best of all the MLS teams…so by all intents and purposes, they should totally kick butt.  So in that sense – I don’t feel too badly that Chelsea lost (by only a point).

On to the fun stuff.  D, R, M, and I went out-of-town Thursday evening.  We headed to where A did her pre-college program.  We spent the night at a very nice hotel, had dinner in their tavern, played pool, toured the grounds, and then went to sleep.  Early the next morning, it was off to see her end of program fashion show!  The inspiration was an exhibit about the life and culture of India.  The fashion show was titled Jewels of India, and here are a few pictures from it.

D explaining the finer points of pool strategy to M and R…
and now SHOWING M how he should go for his shot 🙂
my daughter modeling her outfit!
hood up!
walking away
my girls!

When we got home, all A could ask for was healthy food.  She ate like crap when she was on campus and wants to do a healthy food detox.  Lots of fresh fruits and veggies for her!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

3 thoughts on “iPod Zombie

  1. Glad the iPod is back. And those tacos look great. Glad the chickpeas worked out. I get annoyed when I do stuff like open the wrong type of beans. I love that she recognized the poor eating and wanted healthy foods. I guess she’ll have to figure out healthier options when school starts up huh?

    1. Yes – I have one more year to help her learn how to pick the right food choices when the selections available aren’t just what’s at our house!
      And I have to say – anything in a taco shell makes me pretty darned happy….

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