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I’m finalllly watching the inauguration! Very exciting.  It’s nice to watch positive history.


I spent the afternoon trying to organize.  Our house is a disaster.  We’re going to put some $$ into doing some decorating soon!!  We’re starting with the bedroom.  We have no style whatsoever — just a bunch of random furniture jammed against the walls.

The file cabinet was begging to be organized, so I tackled the chore after work.  I threw away three trash bags of junk!


I’m putting this shot of my office on the internet to shame me into cleaning later this week.


I snacked on my usual yogurt and granola before work ended.


Appetizers and Dinner


Husband came home from school very excited.  He treated his very first patient (well, while supervised in the school clinic) today! Woo hooo! 


We caught up on Obamamania while munching on homemade hummus and crackers.


This was my first time at making hummus.  I mostly just eyeballed measurements, but generally the hummus included:


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 tablespoon garlic juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • Sprinkle of "Savory Seasonings" mix
  • CIMG1042

So delish!  The mix of cashew butter and chickpeas was suggested by the cookbook Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan.  It was veryyy unique.


I like spicey hummus MORE, I think.  But this was still very smooth and lovely.  It would be good for kids (I think).


We used another new appliance, the George Foreman, to create a yummy salad.


I keep telling my fattie dachshund Maggie that I’m going to stick her in the George Foreman and press out all her fat. 😉


In addition to grilled chicken, my salad included Anne’s Organic Cesar, carrots, and fresh cherries.


I think warm chicken tastes divine over fresh romaine and spinach!




And last, but not least, Husband and I split a Resee’s PB Cup while watching TV.   It’s probably tainted with salmonella or something, right?


It was a tad melted from the car, but GREAT nonetheless.


Back to Obama! 


Have a great night, and I’ll see you tomorrow for another run per the Gasparilla 1/2 Marathon Training Program!



  • VeggieGirl January 20, 2009, 7:28 pm

    Hooray for organization and for hummus!!

    I think your PB cup is safe from contamination 😉

  • Erica January 20, 2009, 7:29 pm

    mmmm homemade hummus! We had a salad night as well- hooray. Love the new blog!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog January 20, 2009, 7:31 pm

    I love the combo of warm chicken + salad.

    your new blog has been added to my google reader 🙂

    yay inauguration festivities!!!

  • girlrunningaround January 20, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Awesome eats today. I’ve got to try making my own hummus, it looks delish.

  • K January 20, 2009, 7:42 pm

    I couldn’t post a comment on the other post for some reason but I just wanted to congratulate you on your new blog!

    Haha – love the Maggie comment 😉

  • Mica January 20, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Hahaha, I love James in that office picture. If only Maggie were in it too!

  • just me January 20, 2009, 7:47 pm

    haha…pretty sure your pb cup is clear and free from contamination…so you can enjoy some more. 😉

  • Sarah w. January 20, 2009, 8:06 pm

    i love homemade hummus

  • Meg January 20, 2009, 9:07 pm

    Love the new blog name!
    Your salad looks delicious!

  • Meredith January 20, 2009, 9:22 pm

    Yay for the new blog name! I like it! That salad looks really good. I love adding some warm protein to my salad (a veggie burger or tofu for me 🙂 ).

  • Elizabeth (thelongweigh) January 20, 2009, 9:26 pm

    Your salad looks great! You keep reminding me of all these appliances I need to pull out. First, the waffle maker, now my George Forman!

  • Laura January 20, 2009, 10:01 pm

    That comment about putting Maggie in the Foreman grill and pressing out her fat cracked me up!

    I love homemade hummus. Yours looks great!

  • Nicole ( January 20, 2009, 11:24 pm

    I love the new blog!!! I can’t wait to read more 😀

  • An Apple a Day January 20, 2009, 11:50 pm

    I choose to remain ignorant to the pb problems..that would totally ruin my dinner!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 21, 2009, 12:12 am

    You know you are newlyweds when you can split a PB cup!

  • Robin January 21, 2009, 12:45 am

    I’m a big believer in clean house, clean mind. It feels so good to organise yourself in the new year and all.

    Never thought about cashew butter in hummous, must try!

  • Bridget January 21, 2009, 4:25 am

    Woo, floor 16!! =)

    Inauguration was AMAZING!! Loved the patriotic oatmeal, too.

    Hummus is one of those foods that we can’t get here so easily…in tokyo probably, although I don’t know where. Garbanzos are pretty available, though.

    your dogs are precious!

  • Mrs. LC January 21, 2009, 5:55 am

    That hummus sounds great! Love the new blog, just updated you on my blog roll right now!

  • brandi January 21, 2009, 7:49 am

    Nice salad, and that hummus looks great!

    I love that you talk to your pets, too 🙂

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