Breakfast this morning was my last slice of Paska bread from Easter with a hard boiled egg on top, of course! So very delicious.


I also had a lemon Dannon with half a banana sliced on top to fill me up.


This breakfast lasted me a long time! Around 1, I met Katie Jo & Julia for lunch. It was great having the girls come entertain me at work 🙂

We went to Coral Tree and I got my favorite no-mayo tuna salad. I know there are a million good things at this restaurant but I can’t help but get this salad every time!


Zoom in!!!


After the girls peaced out, I went back to work. Fun times. Late afternoon, I dug into my pre-workout snack. I have been carrying this bar in my purse for weeks now and it hasn’t tempted me one bit but today I couldn’t wait to have it!


At the gym, I did 40 minutes on the elliptical. Nothing very impressive. My workouts have been so halfhearted lately! After 40 I finished the book I had with me and didn’t have my iPod, so I headed out to the grocery store instead. Check out the cool new products I found at Fresh & Easy — lettuce blend with strips of beet mixed in and Ginger Peach tea!


While making dinner, I snacked on some strawberries and mango. Mango is on sale this week so I majorly stocked up! I’ve been missing it.


Tonight I decided to give black bean burgers a try! I came up with my own recipe of 1/2 cup black & kidney beans, diced green bell pepper/onion/mushroom, 1 egg white, 1 tbsp Bone Suckin’ BBQ sauce and 2 tbsp bread crumbs. Just a half cup of beans with these mix-ins made two patties that I broiled in the oven with a sweet potato cut into chips and some lemon/pepper seasoned brussel sprouts. Here’s everything all together with another tbsp BBQ sauce for dipping!


I’m totally in love with these burgers!!!!! They were so easy and insanely good!


For dessert, I was in the mood for something a little chocolatey.  If you thought that a no-pudge brownie couldn’t be improved upon…you thought wrong! I microwaved a single serve no-pudge brownie with 1/4 of a v. ripe banana and a small spoonful of Better N’ Peanut Butter. No-pudge will never be the same again!


Tomorrow is Thursday already, YAY! Crossing my fingers for nice weather this weekend 🙂


Why is it so cloudy here?! I want the sun to come out!! Saturday morning I woke up to overcast, chilly skies and a bowl of yogurt mess. Lots of mango in this one!


I did a little cleaning around the house and started to get munchy again, so I opened up a box of soft pretzels. I haven’t had one of these in forever & they are so good!


Then I left to do a whole bunch of errands. I knocked a few things off the huge to-do list and came home very hungry for a late lunch around 3:30. I used 2 La Tortilla Factory tortillas, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, spinach & one 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole packet to make this very yummy in my tummy quesadilla.


After this I wanted something sweet but purpously haven’t bought any ice cream or cookies lately…single serve no-pudge brownies to the rescue for a warm chocolatey treat! Plus a nice dollop of Cool Whip.


One of the errands I had to run was picking up some books from the library. When I got there, I saw that they were having a monthly book sale. YAY! I love library book sales. I found this hardcover Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library PIZZA cookbook for $1 and dinner was born!


I sipped on a nice glass of merlot while cooking 🙂


I decided to make one dough and split it in half to use for one savory pizza and one dessert pizza. I used the book’s recipe for the dough (made half whole wheat flour, half white) but it came out VERY hearty. A little too hearty I think, but not bad for my first try! It didn’t rise as much as it should have, so I think my yeast might have been defunct? Next time, I will have to make some dough modifications, but everything else about these pizzas was AMAZING!

I decided on potato, onion & rosemary for the main course. No cheese needed to make this…can you tell I like carbs?! The recipe said it served 4, but I halved it, and ate half of that. Love having leftovers for tomorrow!! I ate two of the slices below. The combo of bread and potatoes was awesome, and the rosemary was a great touch.




For dessert, I rolled out the other half of the dough to make this fruit pizza! I used a pear, a granny smith apple, 1/4 cup raisins and 2 tbsp pine nuts, plus a custard-like topping of sugar, egg, flour & milk for a binding glaze over the fruit. I had a little mishap with the liquid topping spilling out all over the oven (OOPS!!) but the final result was pretty fantastic I must say! One serving was two of these slices. MMM!!!




I ate all my pizzas while watching Atonement. I really enjoyed the book and was pretty excited for the movie but have just never gotten around to watching it. I’m glad I did because I liked it a lot! I loved the way the sequences were timed to jump backward and forward. I could see how it might be a little confusing to someone who hadn’t read the book, but knowing what was going on just reminded me of all the complexities behind the scenes. For some reason I stayed up until almost 3AM just watching TV and goofing off?! I think I was enjoying my lazy relaxation time too much to go to sleep LOL. Sunday, I MUST be productive!!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend 🙂