January 2011

Baked Veggie Egg Rolls

Prepare to have your mind – and taste buds- blown. Egg rolls seem scary and complicated… especially because I’ve never figured out how to fry stuff at home.  Baking the rolls is a much easier (and healthier) alternative.  In fact, these rolls went from ingredients to in my mouth in just 20 minutes! Baked Veggie [...]


In Town For One Night Only

Mom was in town for just one night and leaving in a few hours, so I’m going to make this quick! Made a big pot of banana oatmeal per Mom’s request.   In the mix:   1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 banana Cinnamon Toppings: coconut   Perfect as always!  [...]


Sushi, Please

My mom is the dearest person alive.  Not only did she watch the dogs for 8 days, but she drove them back from Tennessee to Charlotte!    So we took her out to dinner at my new favorite Charlotte restaurant, Cowfish. My mom had never really had a Japanese-style dinner, so we opted for the [...]


Homemade Spinach Hummus

Oh boy, oh boy!  Do I have a recipe for you. The Husband and I eat a LOT of hummus.  As in, the Husband has been known to eat a hummus sandwich for breakfast and lunch and dinner.  Hummus is yummy and healthy, but it’s also expensive when you buy $4 containers from the store. [...]


My Name is Caitlin…

And I’m a vacation addict.  :(  Is there a 12-step program for people like me? Or is the only cure to continue to fantasize about my next tropical vacation? So SAD my warm and sunny Arizona vacation is over.  I nearly cried in the airport – although that could’ve just been exhaustion from not getting [...]


Long Layover

… But at least I have an interesting blog post for you: an awesome charity story and a review of So Sexy So Soon by Jean Kilbourne.   But first….   Since lunch was so light and I only munched on pretzels on the flight, I was ravenous by the time we sat down for [...]


There was one last thing I wanted to do in Scottsdale – hike up the famous Camelback Mountain, which rises up from the middle of the city.   I set my alarm and woke up early, grabbing a banana and Clif bar on my way out.  The Husband opted to sleep in, so I got [...]


Truly Good Food

It’s our very last night in Scottsdale.  I am sad to say goodbye.  I really love this city! And I am REALLY sad to say goodbye to the weather.  Tomorrow, it’s suppose to be a HIGH of 38 during the day in Charlotte – that’s what the low at night is here in Scottsdale!  :(  [...]


After having oh-so-much-fun taking a food tour of Chicago this summer, I knew that the Husband and I had to squeeze in a food tour of Scottsdale.  The only issue with the Chicago food tour was it was rather meat-heavy and not vegetarian-friendly.  I gave Annie at Arizona Food Tours a call and asked if [...]


Another vacation day, another bowl of Perfect Oatmeal.  Banana + brown sugar.  If it’s not broke, don’t fit it! And guess what?   I found an Operation Beautiful note today!  It was stuck on the door of the hallway leading to my hotel room. I practically dropped my coffee!  :)   Today is also the [...]


Oh my!  What an interesting night.  :)   Thing started off with a 1,000 Bean Salad from Pita Jungle.  The dish included a whole wheat pita with beans, mushrooms, onions, and spinach. It was ooey, gooey, and delicious!  I actually loved it, despite being kind of nervous when I opened the takeaway container.  It looks [...]


As predicted, Jean Kilbourne’s presentation was awesome.  I HIGHLY suggest you check out the video I linked to this morning because her talks are really so informative and thought-provoking. Some of the notes I took this morning:   The insane number of ads we see each day – some estimates put it as high as [...]


So Excited…

To see Jean Kilbourne speak in real life!   Jean Kilbourne is an amazing woman who has done so much to promote positive body image for women AND men in media.  She is a “a feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising [...]


Restaurant Inspiration

I have this (completely self-created) superstition about bunny rabbits.  My theory is that bunnies are a good omen.  And guess what? I’ve seen SIX buns since we arrived in Scottsdale, including this little fellow.  Another good omen?   I successfully did 45 minutes of cardio without foot pain! :)  Maybe running is in my near [...]

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