Monday, June 8, 2009

And the Winner Is.....

Phew! What a busy day! It all started off with a 4 hour training session at work this morning. To be honest, I was dreading it with a capitol D, but it turned out just fine. My breakfast held me over really well, too!
-1/4 cup POM Wonderful
-3/4 cup water
-1/3 cup oat bran
-2 tbsp dried fruit
The POM Wonderful gave the oat bran a great tart kick! Loved it. My hubby and I have been working our way through a bottle of the original POM and the blueberry infused one. I will do a full review in a few days.

I dug into my Parnoosh dates about 11am, during a short break from the training;
Me loves....

I had to leave work a 1/2 hour early today to get DD ready on time for rehearsal so lunch was cut short. I packed a scrumptious salad that got topped off with blueberries, raspberries, 1/2 cup green lentils and there are some cukes and tomatoes hiding in there, too!
I topped it off with the last bit of my strawberry pomegranate dressing. I cooked up a big batch of lentils last night you you shouldn't be surprised to see them pop up on the blog in some form or another this week. :)

Lunch dessert was a banana rhubarb muffin;
Here's the recipe in case you missed it on Oh She Glows;

Banana Rhubarb Muffins
-2 cups whole wheat flour
-1/4 cup of brown sugar (not packed)
-2 ¼ tsp baking powder
-1 ½ tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 cup Egg Beaters (or 2 eggs)
-1/4 cup agave nectar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 cups very ripe pureed bananas
-1/2 cup diced fresh rhubarb

*Preheat the oven to 350 deg and lightly grease 12 cup muffin pan
*In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (first 6)
*In a smaller bowl combine wet ingredients (next 4)
*Add wet to dry stirring just until it comes together
*Fold in rhubarb
*Disperse batter into muffin cups. They will be quite full
*Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

Enjoy! Just a quick side note here. Three bananas should do the trick in getting you 2 cups pureed. I pureed the bananas in my Magic Bullet with a splash of water which worked out perfectly!

As soon as I got home I changed into some comfortable clothes and gathered all the dance stuff together. The kids cabbed it to my parents as usual for a Monday and were eating an early dinner there. I grabbed a container of mango that I cut up last night and off I went to Mom's.
I also cooked up a SOL veggie burger last night and popped it on an English muffin with a LC wedge and some fig preserves once cool. I took this along in my bag to eat at the studio while I watched the dancers.
Not pretty, but darn tasty. You're not really allowed to eat in the theatre, but I was starving by 7pm so every time they lowered the lights, I snuck a bite! Such a rebel, I know. :) We left to come home at 8:30 and I ate a cinnamon apple z bar en route;
And finally, what you've all been waiting for! Who won the Full Bar contest, you ask? I ran the numbers 1-79, which were the amount of entries that I got through a random generator (of which I can't for the life of me figure how to post on the blog!!!) and came up with #67 which belongs to Sleep Dress Dream who wrote;

Sleepdreamdress said...
I'd love to try peanut butter crunch! And my blog is you soooooo much!!
June 5, 2009 11:45 PM

CONGRATS! Please email me your info at so that I can get it to Full Bar ASAP. A great big thanks to all who entered!

I'm off to relax on the couch for a wee bit before beddy bye time. Before I go, here's a shot of DD right after they rehearsed their jazz routine;
Bye for now!!


  1. DD looks great! I love your lunch salad, it looks like one of the most colourful ones I have ever seen!

  2. ughhh- 4 hours of training! Glad you made it through. What a color/tasty looking lunchy! Love all of your ingredients! Jazz outfits are always out of control funky! I have so many from when I was younger. DD totally looks adorable in it!

  3. That salad looks gorgeous! And congrats to the full bar winner :)

    DD looks adorable in that jazz outfit! Too cute :D

    Have a lovely night

  4. ahhhhh...look at DD in her outfit!!! so cute!!!

    and congrats to full bar winner!!!

  5. Your raspberries almost look like candy on your salad! Very summery!

    And you are a total rebel for eating in the rehersal...tsk tsk ;)

  6. mmmmmm I'm TOTALLY making some of those muffins as soon as I find me some good old rhubarb :)

  7. Beautiful salad!! :) Thanks for putting on the giveaway <3

  8. I've used POM in my oats before too--I highly recommend it with chocolate chips!

  9. congrats to the winner!
    POM in oats? woooo..... great idea! :) I just used it for some baking! it really gives a lovely color!

  10. A burger on an english muffin sounds like a genious idea! I never thought of it for some reason 8-)

  11. The Dancing Queen looks great, wish I could have seen her dance! I'm sure she was awesome! Auntie Dar

  12. Congrats to the full bar winner!

    Your muffins look sooooo good! :)

  13. That salad is GORGEOUS!! I hope the recital went well last night :) DD looks like a star!

  14. Hello fellow Krista! These muffins look GREAT- I have a few branches of rhubarb that I stole from my in-law's idly passing the time in the fridge, I will have to mix up a batch of these muffins soon!


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