Best Of…January!

Hey everyone, hope you had an amazing weekend! I’m glad to hear that my simple fudge recipe was a hit–it really is delicious and healthy!

Oh, and by the way, I updated my Eats and More page, so now it has tabs for different recipes and is easier to navigate! Check it out if you have the time!

It’s that time of the month again…no, not that time of the month 😉 It’s time for my monthly Best Of… post! I really have fun putting these together and I’m so glad I started doing these just a few months back because they’re a good way to recap my month.

Best Controversial Post: Yum vs. Yuck

Edamame got a lot of lovin'--but am I weird for loving it in guacamole?

Of course, everyone has their own food preferences and that’s totally okay! I hate a lot of things a lot of bloggers seem to love (like ketchup and eggs) and I have weird preferences (I love almond butter but can’t stand peanut butter). It was just cool seeing what people like and dislike as far as food goes.

Best WIAW: Flavor Flav

One of my new favorite oats combos.

I almost chose my latest WIAW post, where I featured a bunch of new-to-me products, but then I realized that was on February 1, aka not in January. Duh, Ashley! It was a good one, though. This one was good too, because I showed some new flavor combinations I’ve been enjoying lately. It’s hard to choose between WIAWs though, because it’s the best day of the week, in my opinion 😀

Best Recipe: Raw Carrot Cake Bites

Tiny desserts are always the best!

Another raw dessert recipe to add to the repertoire, and it’s one of my favorites so far! I especially love them topped with peanut flour paste. Definitely making these again, hopefully over spring break. The only issue with them is it took forever and a day to grate the carrots!

Best Decision: Join Twitter

Tweet!

I’m still learning the ropes, but I love it so far! Thanks to all of you who have followed me, and hopefully I remembered to follow you back! It’s becoming an addiction of mine, I swear…

Best Undocumented Eat: Mad Greens Dionysos Salad

Ninja phone shot for the win!

When I went home last weekend, my mom took me out to eat at Mad Greens, one of my favorite restaurants, for dinner when we came back up on Sunday. I love them because they have salads bigger than my head, and really creative names (like Annie Oakley and Don Quixote). This particular salad is one of my faves, because it’s a Greek inspired salad. Of course, I ate up all the kalamata olives (and edamame, which I added instead of feta) first and then tackled the yummy greens. I got it with tofu, which wasn’t too great, next time I’d probably get portobello mushroom for the protein instead. But I still devoured it, no shame!

Best Outfit: Cardi, Skirt, Tights and Booties

As usual, I look pissed in my outfit shot. Just pay attention to the outfit!

This was from when I was still at home, as evidenced by my spacious bedroom and the mini Christmas tree in the background. I loved this outfit best because I’m obsessed with the skirt/tights/boots combo for fall and winter. So much cuter than a pair of jeans!

What was your favorite part of January? What was the best decision you made last month?

WIAW: It’s Almost July!

Hey errrrrybody! Hope you’re all having a fantastic Wednesday! The lil sis and I have had the house to ourselves since yesterday afternoon since my parents went on their anniversary trip. It’s the first time we’ve been alone together overnight, and I gotta say, it’s kinda nice to be without the parentals for awhile. No, we didn’t go crazy inviting all our friends over for a party or anything 😉 It’s been pretty chill but today we went to Panera for lunch (I had the half size of their strawberry poppyseed salad and it was the bomb.com, with all that fresh fruit in it!) and afterwards did some window shopping at Ulta, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. And blasted some Lady Gaga on the way home, no big deal 😛

Peas and Crayons

Now it’s time for WIAW! I love catching up on everyone’s recent eats and getting new recipe ideas. I also love that it’s almost July (favorite month everrrrrrr 😀 ) because it’s almost the 4th of July and my family’s doing something fun this year for it (details to come!) and also because my birthday is at the end of the month. I can’t believe I’m almost 19!

Breakfast: frozen raspberry mocha overnight oats, frozen grapes, spicy veggie sausage, 1/2 homemade protein cake batter waffle

 

Lunch: sweet tater topped with black beans and spicy Oikos Greek yogurt dip, baby carrots, mango chunks and bloobs, raw blondie

 

Snack (actually Monday's snack): grande unsweetened green iced tea from Starbucks, 1/2 container strawberry Oikos and 1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit berry granola yogurt messDried fruit munched on throughout the afternoon

 

 

Dinner: bloobs, baby carrots, banana and unsweetened chocolate soymilk smoothie, quinoa/sweet potato/tempeh bacon/edamame guac mess

 

Snack: coffee froyo, 2 Whole Foods duplex cookies

 Well, that was fun as usual!

What is the best thing you’ve eaten lately?