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
-cinnamon
-1/3 cup oat bran
-2 tbsp dried fruit
-banana
-peanuts
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 http://sleepdreamdress.blogspot.com/2009/06/gone.htmlThank you soooooo much!!
June 5, 2009 11:45 PM

CONGRATS! Please email me your info at kristaskravings@gmail.com 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!!

15 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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

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

    and congrats to full bar winner!!!

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  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 ;)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. Congrats to the full bar winner!

    Your muffins look sooooo good! :)

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

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  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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