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Sunday Brunch

ok….so i have a secret….this is a sunday brunch from last sunday….but that doesn’t take away any of its sunday brunch special-ness dignity right?!

yes this is how behind i am….how do you all do it?

with work, school, my working out schedule and and fullfilling my duty to attain a somewhat high standard as a wife at home….i just cant find the time to fit in my bloggin at the end of the day…. i apologize- ill fit you guys in better somehow 😉

so anyhow, look at what my husband blessed me with last sunday for brunch….

we didnt eat until about 1 and i was becoming impatient and starving-however, the wait was worth it:

our menu included:

  • rudis 7 grain bread french toast
  • egg frittata
  • fresh fruit
  • coffee
  • love

it was absolutely delicious and after devouring my entire plate, i was well fueled for our hike with alice later.

alice had some breakfast too :

eggs for alice:

no coffee for you miss alice..

later that day we came home and called it a day on the couch.

we watched gangs of new york- which we had not seen.

i was very impressed….and it is a very violent movie might i add….

but the acting is great.

i felt so guilty because i like the villans acting so much that i kept being tricked into liking his character and….he was a very, very bad man!

after lots of yummy assorted appetizing treats throughout our movie,

it was more mac and cheese for dinner!

ryans take this time:

alice was really ready for bed!!

 

breakfast, lunch & mac and cheese

saturday=homework day

inbetween my busy typing i got in a little breakfast:

 

  • voskos low fat greek (1st try-winner)
  • honey morning o’s
  • weetibix bran
  • apple , banana
  • honey almond butter
  • 🙂

break number 2 i got in some workout time.

jullian michaels 40 min. 6 week, 6 pack- its a good one!

and

crunch 25 min. ass and abs- also great.

i made some quick fuel to continue on my typing:

it was a great success!

  • the remaining yogurt from this morning
  • spinach
  • spirolina
  • peanut butter
  • the remaining apple and banana
  • 🙂 🙂

we decided to be awesome last night….we snacked on cheese and crackers and we made….

mac and cheese!

we added a few special touches:

look at this cutie: !!

for desert:

i had a brown cow chocolate yogurt with peanutbutter

rye had hagendaas chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

have a beautiful sunday!!

 

jamaica

have i mentioned how starving those work out videos make me..

i believed for so long that cardio served as a workout….well yes cardio is an important part to be factored into to your workout and to remain just one element- the other element is putting those muscle groups to work!

i was also a non believer in workout videos, i never thought that i could get a well rounded workout from them and feel satisfied at the end of them- but this was all from assumption..and i was very wrong.

not only have i noticed the burn! the pain, feeling soar, but my normal eating habits just dont cut it!

anyhow, they work for me, and i really enjoy them 🙂

yesterdays breakfast:

  • fage 0%
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1/2 mango
  • tbls honey almond butter
  • 1/4 cup natures path all bran
  • delicious 😉

ps- i ❤ mango lately….not only is it completely satisfying, full of vitamins b, c and e, beta carotene, potassium and magnesiem and even said to have a lot of tryptophan- increases seritonin- but they are so beautiful!

.. did i sell you up there??

alice and i had some girl time in the sun.

it was a beautiful hike after all of the rain that l.a. had on sunday with a lovely breeze to cool us down from the sweet hot sun:

after my hike i attempted to make a green smoothie with the rest of my morning fruit, vanilla whey, spinach, spiroline, and raw honey….i failed ! it was awful.. i maybe drank half….no bueno.

later i had a carrot dipped in almond butter….first time….its a good snack!

i made hibiscus sun tea- it is truly incredible.

it almost tastes like a less tart cranberry juice but has a deep flavor to it at the end.

also known as –Jamaica

simply :

  • hibiscus flowers (dried)
  • water
  • sun
  • delicious

we had the the yummiest dinner!

sauteed veggies over greens:

and i had a spread of bread and cheese, ryan had a trader joes andoulie sausage-hot dog style.

we watched due date- it was decent.. not as great as i had hoped, but i got a few laughs out.

we had trader joes chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels that my cousin got me started on….

have you tried…..they are ridiculous..so good!

we cuddled..alice was creepin into our photo:

xoxo

p, w & c

pasta, wine and cheese on a lovely friday night.

it has been nice having my man back.

here is our creation!

extra cayanne of course!

alice was tired from all the wine, cooking and carbs.

we stayed up late!

had hagendaas peanut butter and chocolate ice cream!

and watched coming to america with eddie murphy!

and saturday night live with host miley cyrus..i have to say.. i didnt go in with any hi hopes but i was very impressed by her..she was really funny.

it was a great night. we laughed a lot.  ❤

how was your weekend?!

special coffee

dedicated to jenny, aka “http://fitgirlfoodie.wordpress.com/”

fancy coffee at home:

  • brew some coffee- i have organic peets blend at the moment
  • get some delicious creamer and toppings: i got the “foam” from whole foods-its a 0 calorie vanilla “cappuccino” foam that goes on like whipped cream, it evaporates quickly but leaves a really yummy flavor lingering in your coffee, and it looks really special at first. whipped cream is good too!
  • add some sweetener-i like truvia
  • and a dash of cinnamon.
  • and have a lovely morning!

and for saturday morning breakfast:

after a good 2 hours of morning essay writing i decided on a mango-orange-green smoothie 😉

  • 1 mango
  • 1 orange
  • a few handfuls of spinach
  • a little almond milk
  • 2 ice cubes

it was a really good one!

i also treated myself to some peanut butter jelly pancakes!

..its embarrassing..i used ready to be made mix that comes a package that looks like a whipped cream bottle..

even more embarrassing it took me a few tries to make them..alice helped me get rid of the ones that didn’t make it onto the plate.

overall they were good. topped with a little peanut butter, a bit of strawberry jam and a dash of raw honey.

and how cute was this sleepy head that i walked in on:

the smoothie and pancakes helped to fuel a good workout.

  • 30 min. stair stepper
  • squats
  • biceps curls
  • row
  • kickbacks
  • abs
  • plank

when i got home i did a mega clean up! the house is tidy ready for ryan to be back in it!

sasha and peanut butter jelly time.

ryan is still away.

the good news is, i have been getting a lot of my sasha time in.

thursday she came over after work and alice was more than ecstatic to see her..

this was her within a minute of sash sitting down:

..the girl doesn’t waist any time.

sasha and i had a very nice date out to sushi!

i have been craving sushi and italian food all week!

pretty much simultaneously. this helped for a moment..the craving comes right back though..

when we got home i made us desert:

in sasha’s

  • vanilla greek yogurt
  • almond butter
  • bran cereal-total bran/weetibix
  • 365 honey morning o’s
  • my secret weapon: dark chocolate kit kat 😉

in mine:

  • vanilla almond milk
  • my trio cereal mix (same as sasha’s)
  • a bit of almond milk
  • dark chocolate kit kat (!)

friday….was peanut butter jelly time!! ..and almond butter..and oats in a jar  😉 😉

it had been way..to long. it was absolutely fantastic.

i sent rye a good morning kiss.

have i showed you these lemons? lululemons 🙂 (please pardon the messy bathroom!)

getting to the gym was really hard and once i finished cardio and only one weight machine i was done!

i got home and couldnt even get myself to shower before crashing on the couch.

dave wasted no time in taking that opportunity for cuddle time, alice was hard at work on a bone:

i took all of these photos for rye..even one of my bachelorette house keeping skills….

and one of my sleepy face with bags under my eyes..:(

sasha came over again 🙂

we watched 127 hours..i thought it was really good!….not to mention upsetting…. the movie was really well done and captivating especially considering it took place almost in one location the entire movie.

for dinner i made broiled cheese bread and veggies:

(have i mentioned these are inspired by “http://www.peanutbutterrunner.com/” blog’s, i really love her blog and these are great! just put on your desirables and stick them under the broiler for about 6 min. give or take….but watch them, they will burn before you know it! trust….i know from experience.)

for the cheesy toast:

  • la brea bakery multi grain
  • spinach
  • greens
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • raw mushrooms
  • veganese
  • dijon mustard
  • 1 toast con swiss cheese
  • 1 toast con colby jack cheese
  • 😉

dessert we had mini chocolate cheesecakes from whole foods, i put it on a plate over a little dollop of whipped cream with a piece of xo dark chocolate with cherries….the cheesecake wasn’t as great as i thought.. 😦 )

alice and dave were adorable! and being snuggle bunnies:

i love that trio.

a friend for me, a friend for alice.

tuesday night my friend audrey came over.

rye is still out of town so it was an almost all girls night.

audrey brought her dog-alice’s very good friend paco.

dave didn’t have any visitors special for him but he was happy to include himself in everyone elses visit.

we made a lovely although quite large arrangement of deliciousness:

 

needless to say we had some leftovers although nobody was complaining.

alice and paco had a lot of fun too: