Pizza Partay!!


Well, dinner last night was drama to say the least! We went out to dinner at Dave and Buster's in Virginia Beach. As with most chain restaurants, all of their salads had meat on them. The Lawnmower looked good (except for the eggs, bacon, cheese, and chicken that is), but was otherwise loaded with the most veggies.

When I ordered, I asked if I could have the Lawnmower without the animal stuff and with a garden burger patty on it instead. You would have thought I was speaking a foreign language! After we ordered, the waiter came back and told me I would be charged for the veggie burger MEAL in order to make that substitution. D and I asked for the manager. I explained that paying $12.50 for the salad plus $8.00 for the veggie burger was a load of crap. I didn't want the burger meal – no fries, bun, etc – and since I wasn't eating all the meat that came with the salad, I shouldn't have to pay extra to essentially cost the restaurant less in ingredients! Again – I was speaking a foreign language. After 2 managers plus the district manager, they finally agreed.

Sadly, my meal came out with the salad full of egg, and a separate plate with a full veggie burger meal. Not at all what I ordered. It took them 20 minutes longer to get it right. Just so I don't feel too special, they screwed up D's order too. Ugh.

Today I ate all the berries in the fridge for breakfast. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries! Yum. Lunch was flax crackers with guacamole and cucumbers. Another winner.

Dinner though, was my favorite. I made raw pizza! The crust was from Practically Raw and consisted primarily of zucchini and spices. After it was mostly ready, I made homemade pesto and spread that on the pizza dough and topped with red onion, tomatoes, and mushrooms. I popped it back into the dehydrator to warm up and wilt the veggies a little. Totally amazing.

I made normal pizza for the family (old family recipe – I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you) and an apple pie.


We had a wonderfully warm November day today. It was in the 70's, so R and I took our bikes down to the Oceanfront and went on a long ride.

It was a wonderful ride, and the beach was hopping. Sand volleyball tournaments were going on, and at the same time – Christmas decorations were going up. Kind of a funny dichotomy.


I pretty much had the perfect weekend. Only thing better would be if A were home too!

So I already blogged yesterday about the ghost tour on Friday, which was awesome. Last night D, M, R and I went to Dave and Buster's to have dinner and play. Many hours later, we headed home. Today was the Oceanfront and then grocery trips followed by kitchen playtime.

D and M did yard work (probably the last of the season) and laundry while R and I were gone. It's going to be a busy week ahead, but I'm ready for it after a perfectly recharging weekend!


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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.

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