Would You Rather?

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Would you rather have wheels for legs or wings for arms?

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Would you rather eat really delicious, perfect pizza every night for dinner or never, ever get to eat pizza again?

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Would you rather be forced to high-five every stranger you talk to or end every phone call with “Ciao, bella!” for the rest of your life?

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Would you rather save the polar bears from extinction or win the lottery jackpot (but you would have to tell your grandma that you blew off the polar bears)?

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Clearly… I need to take on more responsibility at the clinic because I have far too much free time.  Hah.


Here are today’s delicious eats.  Lots of good food today.  Breakfast was raw oats, Greek yogurt, almonds, and fresh blueberries.  The blueberries were a splurge, and they were so delicious.



Lunch:  scrambled eggs on cream cheese toast (Try it! Amazing!) with carrots and an apple.



Snack #1: PB celery with olives.


Snack #2: A sunflower-butter smoothie.  This has been my go-to smoothie lately.  1 cup soy milk, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and a few ice cubes.

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And dinner was stir-fried tofu – we got a new wok and it makes best best, crispiest tofu.  With some veggies and rice with an Indian sauce (something jarred – can’t remember the type).



I just wanted to say thank you so much for the feedback and discussion on The Naked Face Project.  I think the coolest part of blogs is getting to share and learn about our oh-so-different lifestyles and views, and it’s pretty amazing when we can do that in a friendly way.  I learn SO much from you all; I really mean that.  Molly and I really appreciate the support.  Stay tuned for more!


So… which would you rather?  Wings? Pizza? High fives? Polar bears?



  • emily January 30, 2012, 9:03 pm

    Wheels, pizza all the time, high fives, and polar bears. If I won the lotto I’d devote a lot of that money to helping the polar bears anyway!

    And an important PSA – saying “ciao bella” could be embarassing, but high-fives are never wrong 😀

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb January 30, 2012, 9:06 pm

    scrambled eggs and cream cheese sounds like such a delicious combo!! and i literally LOLed at that last would you rather. you’re so cute 🙂

  • Katie January 30, 2012, 9:08 pm

    Wings, Pizza (can it be meat free and lactose free, please?), high fives and polar bears. Winning the lottery would be nice but I’m a true believer that money can’t buy you happiness and I want the polar bears to be happy.

    I like that bowl by the way! And I could use those blueberries in my belly.

    Ciao, bella! 😉

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 30, 2012, 9:08 pm

    “Would you rather” is one of my favorite party games. It can get so intense (and my friend has a very disturbed imagination when it comes to these things!!)

    I’d have wheels, say Ciao Bella, Pizza all the time and win the lotto and then donate a big portion to environmental charities (like Polar Bears!!)

  • HTPDad January 30, 2012, 9:10 pm

    That’s my girl! Four for Five!

  • Colleen January 30, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Wings, no pizza, high five, lotto- but I’d save the polar bears with it!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 30, 2012, 9:18 pm

    -Pizza all the time
    -Ciao bella
    -Win the lotto and pay for some way to save the polar bears? 🙂

    Those blueberries look amazing! So vibrant!

  • BroccoliHut January 30, 2012, 9:20 pm

    Love the pretty bowl you used for breakfast!
    -Never get to eat pizza (I know, call me weird)
    -Ciao, bella!
    -Polar bears

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras January 30, 2012, 9:21 pm

    Wings, no pizza, ciao bella and I thiiiiiink maybe polar bears? Might be overestimating myself there…

  • Carin January 30, 2012, 9:25 pm

    1. Wings… to save on air travel and carbon emissions (wheels aren’t too hot over the ocean).
    2. Pizza – OMG I could SO eat it every day – especially if it’s “delicious and perfect”!
    3. High fives… although they could be tricky with wings for arms (as could typing, eating and lots of other things… hmm.. are they bendy elbow wings with hands on the ends?!)
    4. Sod the polar bears. They’re bloodthirsty carnivores anyway and will be stuffed when the polar ice caps melt in a couple of years. I’d be a responsible (if temporarily hedonistic) lotto winner, committed to holding awesome polar bear festivals in major cities to ensure that though gone, they’d never be forgotten.
    P.S. “blew off” in the UK is a juvenile euphemism for farting… are you telling Granny that you condemned them to extinction through passing gas?

    • Carin January 30, 2012, 9:26 pm

      Dinner looks yum BTW.

  • Becca @ blueberry smiles January 30, 2012, 9:31 pm

    Wings, Cuao Bella (high fives=germs!), no pizza and def save the polar bears 🙂

  • Juliette @ Finish Your Broccoli January 30, 2012, 9:31 pm

    What kind of wok do you have? I’m in the market for a new one 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP January 31, 2012, 10:59 am

      Its a cast iron IKEA one

  • tess January 30, 2012, 9:34 pm

    love your blog lady! but the real question is:
    would you rather…
    carrot top or danny bonaduce?

    • CaitlinHTP January 31, 2012, 10:39 am

      ew neither!!!

      • tess January 31, 2012, 3:04 pm

        ha! i know, but it’s the funniest question to ask. especially when someone actually gives an answer! two class acts.

  • Deva @ Deva by Definition January 30, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Arms, Pizza, High Fives, Polar Bears.

    Your tofu looks amazingly crispy and delicious! I love it when I get my tofu to be that yummy.

  • Katheryn January 30, 2012, 9:53 pm

    No pizza again
    Ciao Bella

  • R. Chandra January 30, 2012, 9:55 pm

    wings… pizza every night (omg yes please) … “ciao, bella!” … lotto. sorry i’m not sorry.

  • Melissa @TryingtoHeal January 30, 2012, 10:02 pm


  • Chelsea January 30, 2012, 10:12 pm

    hahah your last response made me literally LOL 🙂 Too funny!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 30, 2012, 10:16 pm

    polar bears! I’d feel so guilty if all the polar bears died just so I had more money! And definitely wings for arms! Who wouldn’t want to fly!??

  • Debbie January 30, 2012, 10:23 pm

    I would rather have pizza than wings, high fives OR polar bears! Made Mexican Pizza tonight with salsa we made from the garden last fall. It was sooo good! Caitlin, can you tell me what “raw” oats are please? Thanks!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB January 30, 2012, 10:39 pm

    Lotto… but I’d donate some money to Green Peace or some other environmental group to help the bears. Or, actually to funding environmentally friendly projects that would stop global warming, which would therefore help the polar bears. The end.

  • Lindsey January 30, 2012, 10:43 pm

    Wings. I could do without pizza, but don’t tell my husband that one! Polar bears! I remember seeing this commercial with a baby polar bear falling off a ice cap, I thought it was so sad and couldn’t imagine not saving them!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 30, 2012, 10:46 pm

    Who WOULDN’T want pizza all the time?! I could happily eat pizza for every meal, so I can’t imagine who would give it up forever.

  • Rebecca January 30, 2012, 10:46 pm

    I’m torn on the wings/wheels question. 🙁
    Pizza. High five. Awesome.
    But if you won the lottery, couldn’t you do something to help polar bears if you wanted to? Or is that a condition of winning–you can’t save the bears with the lotto winnings?
    That’s part of why I hate “Would You Rather”–depending on the question, it’s not clear. You can add to it. We do that at work sometimes–ask “Would You Rather” qs to start shift, and someone always comes up with some complaint about it not being specific enough. One night we asked “Would you rather have to be within ten feet of someone for the rest of your life, or lose an arm?” and it sucked. We were like, “Well, can you pick the person? Is it someone you love or hate? Do you have to live with them to make it work (spouse, etc.)? Need. Specifics.” But it was kind of interesting to hear answers. Most of us said we’d rather lose an arm–if it was not our dominant arm, lol!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 30, 2012, 10:48 pm

    Pizza (this would actually be my dream)
    Ciao Bella

  • Laura @ She Eats Well January 30, 2012, 11:01 pm

    Wings. No Pizza. High Five. And lotto (eek!). Just being honest. I could donate to the polar bears, though :).

    Your dinner looks deeelicious; crispy tofu is the best. What a lovely day of good eats…!

  • Jen January 30, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Pizza never again (I can’t eat it anyway…cheese & fatty toppings upsets my stomach)
    Lotto…though I’d use some to save the polar bears! (both my grandmas are dead anyway, and they’d probably both slap me if I didn’t take the money)

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 30, 2012, 11:07 pm

    How about win the lottery and help save polar bears with your newfound wealth…..yeah?

  • Whitney @ The Adventures of Now January 30, 2012, 11:10 pm

    1. Wings – how fun would it be to fly?
    2. No pizza (I know! What kind of NY’er am I??)
    3. Ciao Bella (I overuse Bella & various nicknames already)
    4. Let’s be honest – lottery …but I’d donate some to a good cause!

  • Chelsea January 30, 2012, 11:13 pm

    Hi Caitlyn,

    First, I LOVE your blog – it’s so positive, upbeat, and all-around wholesome.

    I have a question about the raw oats – do you know if there’s a difference between eating oats raw versus cooked/soaked, in specific regarding the amount of nutrients we can absorb from them and their effect on our digestive system? Thanks!

    • CaitlinHTP January 31, 2012, 10:38 am

      I do not know the answer to this! I’m curious now though.

  • Molly @RDexposed January 30, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Is the pizza question even fair??
    And I thought I had signed up for something when I saw my name included in the 60 day challenge. Ya scared me there for a split second!

  • Lauren @ SassyMolassy January 30, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Pizza, pizza, pizza! Is that even a question?! ANd oh, I’d need some serious legs so I could run that pizza off each day.

  • Dominique January 30, 2012, 11:58 pm

    Your eats today look extra delicious, especially the scrambled eggs on cream cheese toast. I’m really going to have to try that combo soon.

    I would rather have wings, pizza every night, “ciao bella” everyone and definitely save the polar bears. It kind of makes me sad to think that polar bears will soon be extinct. Besides penguins, polar bears are my favourite animal.

  • Khushboo January 31, 2012, 12:41 am

    Hahah PIZZA every night..I would have to be crazy to go with the other option!

  • Jen January 31, 2012, 1:27 am

    This is so much fun! 🙂

    I’m pretty much on board with all of your answers, including the lotto vs. polar bears dilemma! Although, I think that I would ultimately go with the polar bears because, as much as part of me would LOVE to win the lotto, I think that it would also totally stress me out! People coming out of the woodwork asking for money, guilt over the many worthy causes/people with which I can’t/don’t share my winnings, etc. I know…I am totally being a spaz! 🙂

    Ummm…pizza – if ONLY I could eat it for every meal (with no negative side effects, of course)… 🙂

  • Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 31, 2012, 6:47 am

    Your cream cheese + eggs reminded me of my trip to Vienna, where, at one cafe, the “American” bagel sandwich was bacon, eggs, and cheese…and cream cheese. I worked at a bagel shop, so I know that people get eggs + cream cheese sometimes (and that it’s tasty), but I definitely thing it would have been much more American if they had left off the cream cheese!
    I’d rather have wings, eat pizza all the time, say ciao bella (I hate high fives!), and win the lottery and donate some of the money to helping the polar bears!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope January 31, 2012, 7:08 am

    Perhaps if you won the lottery, you could use some of your money to save the polar bears? at least 1 or 2?;)

  • Sara @my less serious life January 31, 2012, 7:46 am

    scrambled eggs on cream cheese toast sounds amazing! you always have the best ideas. pinning it now so i don’t forget… 🙂

  • Alett January 31, 2012, 7:52 am

    I honestly had to check back on your earlier post to see if the Naked face project had started on Monday or if it was starting on Feb 1st. The reason? Well, you look super awesome without your makeup – I seriously could not tell that you were NOT wearing any!

    You look fantastic!

    also…cannot wait to try the sunflower butter smoothie today (although I only have almond milk).

    • CaitlinHTP January 31, 2012, 10:33 am

      aw thanks alett. it starts monday!

      • CaitlinHTP January 31, 2012, 10:34 am

        i mean… wednes. my brain is fried.

  • Jodi @ Jodeexi Writes January 31, 2012, 7:53 am

    Those blueberries are making me dream about summer…can’t wait!

    Ciao Bella 😉

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd January 31, 2012, 8:14 am

    First of all I have ALWAYS been a fan of breakfast sammy with cream cheese! Isn’t it the ish? I freaking love cream cheese in EVERYTHING…

    Also, you should know that celery+peanut butter and olives is TOTALLY a preggo lady snack…ha! Love it

  • Coco January 31, 2012, 8:14 am

    Wings..Pizza.. Ciao Bella..and the selfish girl in me wants to say lottery so I could travel and live the kind of life I’ve always wanted… but I wouldn’t want any animal to be extinct.. That is a really tough one! I love Cream Cheese and egg sammiches.. add some avocado to that and now you have your self a masterpiece.

  • fitpeanut January 31, 2012, 8:51 am

    Wings so I can fly
    Pizza at every dinner !!!!
    Ciao Bella

    And for the polar bears… I don’t know, can’t make a choice between me or them. But If i win the lottery maybe I can help them too :p

    I’ve never tried celery+PB but it seems really strange to me looooool

  • Jennifer January 31, 2012, 9:09 am

    Save the Polar Bears!!! 🙂

    I don’t think I could enjoy my winnings, knowing I didn’t do something for those bears. My conscience rules me.

    Others: wings, pizza, ciao bella

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 31, 2012, 9:16 am

    Wow–cute pics!!

    your food looks awesome by the way 🙂 DEF pizza.

  • Sara January 31, 2012, 9:18 am

    Wings, Pizza, Ciao Bella and can’t decide on the last either!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed January 31, 2012, 9:40 am

    1. Wings
    2. Pizza every night!!!! I would NEVER give up pizza, especially if it was perfect pizza. And looove your pic for that one, made me lol!
    3. Probably high fives.
    4. Lottery! I’m sorry polar bears 🙁

    Yum, I’m all about cream cheese! When I’m at a bfast buffet, I’ll get a veggie omlet and then put it on a bagel with some cream cheese, yum! I wish I had that for breakfast now.

  • Becky January 31, 2012, 10:29 am

    wings, PIZZA ALL THE TIME! (just as soon as my all day sickness ends), high fives…can I save a few polar bears and take a smaller lotto jackpot?

  • Catherine January 31, 2012, 11:10 am

    Your last few posts came at the perfect time for me! I’m getting married in a few months, and I think the stress has been causing me to hyper-focus on my “flaws.” All of a sudden in the last few weeks I’ve been SUPER self-conscious about the wrinkles around my eyes. (My fiancee’s reaction: “What wrinkles?? That’s just what eyes look like!”) So I bought this $18/oz anti-wrinkle cream, and had been using it for a few days, despite the fact that it makes my skin burn.
    This morning, when I was catching up on your blog, I saw the pictures in this post (and had not yet read your post about the Naked Face Project!) and thought, “Hmm… Caitlin’s eyes look a lot like mine… and she looks BEAUTIFUL!!” I decided right then that I didn’t need/want to use the burning eye cream anymore 🙂 Thanks for being who you are and doing what you do! You are an encouragement to me!

    • CaitlinHTP January 31, 2012, 12:07 pm

      Eye wrinkles mean you smile a lot 🙂 Don’t hide them!!!!

      HAPPY WEDDING. You will be beautiful on your wedding day because it’s the best day of your life.

  • Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY January 31, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Since I live in New York, I would definitely have to go for Ciao, Bella. It would be really hard to yell at the person blocking the subway door while trying to high five him too? Talk about problems!

  • Amber K January 31, 2012, 2:53 pm

    Wings, pizza every night, ciao bella, and sorry polar bears, but I’m taking the money. Although, I feel like this would be some sort of dark thing and my pizza would be a gross one with things I can’t even eat, every single person would actually know what ciao bella meant, and I’d win the lottery of a whopping $10.

  • Ashley January 31, 2012, 3:17 pm

    WTF? Polar bears are fucking dying. 2 polar bears over 1000 lotto choosers anyday.

  • Charise February 1, 2012, 8:29 am

    wheels (I figure, they perform the same function as your legs, but being hand/fingerless could cause some problems, hah!), pizza, high fives, and lotto (and maybe use some winnings to help the polar bears?!?)

  • Sarah February 2, 2012, 8:49 am

    all your food looks delicious ! I have been craving smoothies lately too

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