Liquid Luv, Nutrition

Fresh Squeezed

Good Morning Luv-lies

Just a short post this morning.

Have some special things in store for the day- It’s that type of day 🙂

Love it when I get my workout in early.

  Done.

✔ Check.

Past tense.

The weather is great – it’s that kind of day!

Now, I’m having a breakfast dilemma….

Veggies sandwich OR Fresh veggie juice.

Juicy juice

Hmmmmm

Squeeze me

Stopped by one of my fav home shopping stores and picked up one of these cuties

Hand juicer

Can’t wait to use it!

So I guess that answers the question 🙂

Juice it is.

Fruits and veggies

So Luv-lies,

While I’m squeezing all of the  yumliciousness from this fruit, I’ve  Have a few fun facts to share with you about the benefits of this whole juicing thing.

* Okay, let’s start with the obvious.  Juicing fresh veggies and/or fruits gives you a reeeally tasty and NATURAL drink that is especially welcoming after a good workout.  No preservatives.  No sugar. For me, a no brainer. 

* I’m thinking that with all the natural-ness going on, I’ve got to be getting a ton of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and the likes.  You know.  All of that stuff that’s good for us that we didn’t want to think too hard about!  Now if you’re like me, then you scoop up all of the pull left behind. Because pulp equals fiber and (among other things) fiber equals a filing of fullness.  … Mindless eating be gone!

* I can have a good bit of my daily allowance  of fruits and veggies all at once. Yep. How cool is that?  One cup. No lugging tons of fruit around in my, already over packed lunch bag.  No more ‘used to be yellow’ brown bananas or bruised apples.  All in my ‘special’ cup. Which brings me to

* Beautiful cups. Loads of them!. All shapes and sizes. Just to show off my concoctions! I mostly like decorated transparent glass.  Love  the color of the juice peeking through.  Chillin’ on the balcony? Now that, that requires a mug.  More durable and sturdy.  Can’t see the fruity colors (unless I’m standing over it) so much but it’s sooooooo cute to look at

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Friday {Food} Porn:: It’s Time to Feed Last Night’s Partying

 

Hey Luv-lies
Happy Second Day of the New Year!!!
The ball has dropped, the confetti is thrown, the champagne is popped, the kisses planted and the resolutions made!
Done. Done. And Done.

Rolling over on this second day of the New Year, I have two questions….

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… What’s for Breakfast?

One of the ‘Friends in My Head’ is an accomplished Chef … And so this is what is on the menu this morning

First up….

Yes.

You knew it would be first up on the menu.

What’s breakfasts without a delicious plate of fruit-infused stacked pancakes … stacked high?

Syrup please…

 

Second up… something a little lighter

A lightly toasted sesame bagel with a dollop of  dill flavored cream cheese topped with a slice of avocado and fresh dill….

#YUMLICIOUS!!!!

 

How About ….

… a large hot cup of  ‘jo, my laptop and a warm cozy comforter….?

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I’m not real sure which to pick…. but I’m leaning toward the coffee and comforter (don’t have to go to work this morning, so why get out of bed?)

What are your doing this second day of the New Year?
Do Tell…..

Oh Yes…. The second question?

Anyone have anything for this headache?

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Friday {Food} Porn:: Kale Yeahhh!! & Have a Happy Long Weekend!

Hello Luv-lies,

Have a Great Looooong Weekend!!!

hop scotch old school flavor

What exciting plans do you have for this, the last weekend of the summer? My plans have me sticking pretty close to home this holiday weekend. Lots of farmer’s market visits, reading, relaxing and napping :).

Picked up this little gem to help me tote my ‘vacay’ market finds home this weekend & as a reminder to eat more veggies.

eat more kale

It’s made of jute, so it should be hold up pretty good to my food finds. And to the washings between shops!

eat more kale1Loads of room inside for all of my goodies!

Yeeeeahhh!

eat more kale2

What’s on your ‘to buy’ list?

Come back and….

Do Tell….

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Friday Food {Porn} :: Fried Ice Cream

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Finally Friday! Right?  Not a bad week for me.  How has your week been?  The weather continues to be frightful, but one thing for sure is, with each passing day, the temperature outside should be warmer & warmer. *I sure hope that Punxsutawney Phil is correct*  So, with thoughts of the warmer weather to come, I thought that I’d feature a dish that honors both, the frigid temps that we’re experiencing now & the much anticipated warm stuff that’s some to be….

Fried Ice Cream big%20red%20fried%20ice%20creamIt’s  little perplexing for me to wrap my head around ice cream being fried!  Who would of ‘thunk’ it?  Who did ‘thunk’ it – shear genius!   This I definitely have to try.

Have you tasted or created this decadent oxymoron of a treat?

do tell …..

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Friday Food Porn

How Food Porn Is Made

Happy Friday Luv-lies,

Have you been staying warm?  The winter blast is still hanging around.  I’m kinda getting used to it? How about you?

There’s quite a bit of  ‘good’ television on the horizon.   The Super Bowl in a couple of weeks. The Grammy’s this weekend.  I had a chance to catch a little of the tennis championship going on in Melbourne, Australia { it aired ‘very’ early in this part of the world – like some time around three in the morning.  I had to catch the highlights, on the sports shows to find out that Nadal won because I couldn’t keep my eyes open *sigh*}.

Even though you want to watch the actual event, don’t you find that you really tune in to watch the great commercials?  Especially on Super Bowl Sunday!  Don’t you find that you the majority of your ‘refrigerator runs’ are made during the game?  Because who wants to hear about the most talked about new commercials while standing around the water cooler? Not me!

commercial-break

And, like you, I often wonder how the producers can get some of the children and animals to do the things that they do.  I bet that it makes for a very, looooong day.  Oh well!, I guess that’s why they charge the bucks – no whammies!

Today’s Friday Food Porn is not a behind the scene look at how they get the kids and animals to look cute and ‘play nice in the playground’.

Noooooo.

Today’s post is a 3:20 video produced by a German production studio that’s famous for capturing some of the most stunning, high-speed photography behind commercials.  This piece features food.  Of course.

enjoy the video!  And your Weekend

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A New Friday Theme & Simple home-style food

Happy Friday Luv-lies,

It's a Charlie Brown snow moment

Today is just plain ‘ol  cooooold!!  All week, the weather prognosticators have been predicting this sub-zero, artic blast that they’ve – most appropriately- dubbed  ‘a polar vortex’.   The temperature outside can’t be described as nothing short of bitterly cold!  This is the type of cold that freezes EVERYTHING on contact.  The weather guys  have also been promising that milder temperatures are in store *side eye*.  The snow is coming down fast! crazy fast!  and the wind is brutal! making it feel even more bone chillingly {is that a word? – ‘chillingly‘?} frigid!

I’m really glad that I didn’t ignore the pre-shopping warnings and not wait until the last minute to do that ‘bad weather grocery shopping’.   The procrastinator in me usually waits until the last minute to do those ‘must get done’ things that should be done waaaaay before the weather related closings, delays and traffic snarls have occurred.

And so.  Here I sit.  It’s Friday.  I’m snowed in.  sitting in front of my laptop … and thinking about food….

{Alert! Alert!} Okay. Right about now, I feel a ‘theme’ coming on.

Yes. A Theme.

I think I like the idea of blogging about food.  And the fact that it’s Friday lends itself nicely to a themed alliteration.

I think I have it!

Friday’s around here will feature at least one post that will have a food theme …. and it will forever be known as  ‘Friday Food Porn’.  *throwing confetti in the air*

I can’t guarantee that all of the foods featured will be the healthiest, but I can promise that they will leave your mouth watering….

With the weather today being as it is, I think that it is most befitting that the first post Friday Food Porn be about ‘comfort food’

Why start with the first meal of the day?

Breakfast.

What is could be more decadent than donuts & coffee?   The mini size is a fantastic way to satisfy that ‘first thing in the morning’ sweet tooth without overindulging

Mini Coffee with Donut #Yumlicious!

Mini Coffee with Donut
#Yumlicious!

and for Lunch

Mac ‘n Cheese.  Again, I’m staying with the mini bite.  With a side garden salad – Yowza!

Mac 'n Cheese

Mac ‘n Cheese

…. Dinner

a second meal with cheese?  It’s cold outside…

ahhhhhh. yes.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

and ….Dessert

Warm apple pie

just add a glass of cold milk.  no greater way to end a day

Warm Apple Pie What a way to end a day :)

Warm Apple Pie
What a way to end a day 🙂

 So that’s it.
This has certainly been a deliciously fun way to spend the morning.  Snowed in.  Comfy P.J.’s.  and comfort food.  The greatest beauty of comfort food is its simplicity and the magical way that it transforms us to a time & place that is familiar and safe.

#Yumlicious!

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