Friday, December 18, 2009

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!

I have a giveaway for my lovely bloggies today but you have to wait until the end of the post =)

Lets begin where we left off ayer =)

I had packed lunch to eat ayer but I had such a craving for Sushi and when I say Sushi, ya’ll know I mean GINZA! Missy you have to go back with me =). I ordered a Liki 4 with Brown Rice, 1/2 a Godzilla Roll also with brown rice, and 1/2 an Octopus Salad (don’t turn your nose up at my food lol)

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After work my sister bribed with Starbuck’s and asked me to pick her from work. After sitting in traffic for what felt like eternity, I finally got to her job and this made it allll better. A vanilla decaf skinny latte…Hola LOVA!

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We then picked up my niece from my dad’s house and then headed to my mom’s house and found my mom cooking away in the kitchen. If you are Dominican, you know that no Holiday is complete without Pasteles en Hoja

Pasteles en hojas (savory pies in leaf) or pasteles Dominicanos (Dominican savory pies). There are common but hard to come across on the island. Pasteles are mainly made around the holidays and are simple. The masa contains three tubers or plantains and two tubers and is filled with ground meat. The meat is sauteed and seasoned with garlic, ground annatto, sour orange or grapefruit, tomato paste, red onion, and sometimes basil. It is placed on a banana leaf, wrapped and tied. It is then boiled.

When we got there she was almost finished but I snapped a few pics

Pork Loin in various Seasoning

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You boil them …..

And then eat them either alone, or with Ketchup or Hot Sauce…I know Mo you no likey Ketchup on yours but I DO! lol. I had 1 and 1/2

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Inside…

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This morning I barely woke up. I was up until 11:30 last night because my damn neighbor was smoking and I could not fall asleep because the smell of cigarettes' was coming into my bedroom. I did get up though and did 25 minutes of jogging with my Wii Fit and 20 minutes Step with hand weights and elevated the board to make it harder and burned 438 Calories in 45 minutes while I watched Jersey Shore. Why did they black out the punch? I don’t get it…everyone already saw it all over the news etc so seriously what was the point…damn you MTV damn you lol

For Breakfast I had Kashi Oatmeal with PB and a Banana with my usual coffee.

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You may notice that the bowl is lacking oats…well that is because THIS happened….

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Namaste Mari’s Words of Wisdom:

If you ever have the urge to contact an ex boyfriend because you want to see how he is doing….DON’T. Ayer I tm’ed my ex to see how he was and I wanted to kick him via the phone. All of a sudden he is Mr. Fitness and he is trying to tell ME what to do?! Did he forget who I was? He is talking to me about jogging and how much I will love it…again did you forget who I was? Let me remind you, I am the girl who would jog on the boardwalk every morning and the ONE day you decided to join me, I left you behind inhaling my dirt. So yay for you Mr. Fitness! Enjoy the PX90 that I gave you AFTER we broke up for Christmas. So again my friends, when you have the urge to contact an ex…DON’T! it is NOT worth it.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

The weather is cold and we would all like to warm up with a nice warm cup of coffee. In the spirit of the Holidays…I am giving away 2 Bags of Hazelnut coffee, 1 Bag of Dunkin Decaf, and 1 Traveling Mug

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Here is how you can enter yourself in the contest…Each one counts as one so leave separate comments!

  1. Become a Namaste Mari follower. If you are already a follower just comment that you are.

  2. Twitter My giveaway with a link back to this post.

  3. Follow me on Twitter @namaste_mari

  4. Link back to this giveaway on your next post!

  5. Add me to your Blogroll or Google reader if you haven’t already

Deadline: Midnight Central time on Saturday, December 26th, 2009!

Namaste…

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54 comments :

  1. Yes let's go back for sushi please!! Hell yes to your words of wisdom!

    I am a follower I think....hahaha

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  2. Linked back! Now I am satisfied!

    http://www.missymaintains.com/celebratory-dinner/

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  3. I can't wait to hang with you, pick an Italian place and a date, let me know what is good for you, k? =)

    wait YOU MAKE PASTELES??? cool!!

    and oh yeah nix those ex-bf phone calls...

    Have a great day!

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  4. if you go to ginza im going too

    You so need a new bowl for your oatmeal- luckily you just won two on my blog today.

    im entering this fab contest because im a coffee freak.
    I follow, youre on my blog roll, I will tweet and follow on twitter.

    Oh and for sure on the ketchup. HOT SAUCE goes on my pasteles! And I have some in the freezer! But yours (minus ketchup) look MIIIIIGHTY tasty. If you want to share Im all about it!

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  5. I'm a following! :)

    Oh sushi how I long to try you but never get to because none of the sushi places have a kid's menu. :(

    lol

    Coffee makes the world go 'round...at least mine. Great giveaway!

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  6. Rolled your blog, too!

    er, blogrolled...you knew that...

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  7. hahah your comment CRACKED ME UP!! your sushi freaking looks amazing for REAL! im gona tweeeet this giveaway!

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  8. Wow, thanks for sharing that awesome dish. I LOVE cultural traditions!

    Fancy shmancy giveaway. I stalk you. Does that help?

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  9. i tweeeted!

    and here's my linkback!
    http://www.juliegolean.com/2009/12/breathe-stretch-shake.html

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  10. Mmm, SUSSSSHI!!

    Great giveaway! I want it, so I'm posting about it and twittering it! :)

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  11. That's reason number one why I never microwave oats again!

    Step away from the EX! Glad you are thinking clearly now! :D

    Hooray for coffee - I keep meaning to add you to my blog roll - I will today! :D

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  12. Thank you everyone for entering...keep the entries coming!

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  13. Holy sushi!! I haven't had sushi in sooo long. I think I need to talk Joe into a sushi date night!!

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  14. First I LOVE ketchup! It's ridiculous. And second - don't listen to 'jerk' of boyfriend...agreed - even worse is texting after you've had a few drinks - oye. I'm not on Twitter but good luck to everyone who posts!! I'll post a link on my blog anyways next post (if I get the drive to continue).

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  15. hahah aweee oh no. your bowl of oats!! :(

    AWESOME GIVEAWAY
    and yes. you on on mah blog roll!!

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  16. This is a great giveaway!! I am a follower!

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  17. I just broke my favorite thermos! I really want that!

    Oh, and I'm a follower!

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  18. sushi is so dominate in my life<3 yum

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  19. I would love to win! I follow you on twitter. (@butterjessfly)

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  20. I tweeted!! (@butterjessfly)

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  21. I just added you on Twitter!! :) I'm Lucky Taste Buds!

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  22. Also just added you to my google reader. :)

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  23. And if you can't tell how much i 'd love to win this awesome prize...I just twittered your giveaway!! :) wooho!!

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  24. LOVE the blog! I have totally had an oat explosion like that before...grrrrrr! It is no bueno!

    coffee, coffee, coffee! Love it!

    You're on my blogroll!

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  25. I linked back!

    http://nutritiousisdelicious.blogspot.com/2009/12/cocoa-christmas.html

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  26. Great looking blog, can't believe I didn't see it earlier. I am now following you, I think, my computer just did some crazziness, so hopefully it worked.

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  27. You are on my blog roll and google reader :)

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  28. Just linked you to my last post! I think I'm done now, ha ha.

    http://seesaraheat.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/cookie-balls/

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