Friday, January 29, 2010

The Good…

Thank you everyone for all your prayers and kind words! I am happy to say that my dad is home and recovering…this makes me VERY happy!

I want to keep this post light hearted and point out all the simple things that make me happy…

1) Trying new eats! I tried Vietnamese food with Mo when we had our tour of The Lite Choice. We went to Thai Son near Mo’s job…We started off with Summer Rolls with Satay Sauce


I took a sip of her Chicken Noodle Pho

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I ordered the Bun Cha Gio Spring Rolls with Lettuce on Rice Vermicelli


Look at how pretty it is!


All mixed up


I am definitely going back for more!

2) Starbucks!

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3) Winning Giveaways! A few weeks ago I won a giveaway on Mom on the Run and I won some goodies from Rudi’s Organic Bakery! The package arrived ayer! A little info on Rudi’s, courtesy of their website:

“At Rudi's Organic Bakery®, we've built our reputation on baking high quality organic products that contain the healthiest ingredients available. We are passionate about baking bread! Our strict adherence to the organic standards is a treasured part of our history. Organic is all we've done and it's all we'll ever do. We are proud of our great-tasting baked goods. Taste the organic goodness in every slice!

Our Philosophy

Integrity. Exhibiting honesty and good intentions in all of our business dealings. Demonstrating integrity through product quality and truth in labeling.

Compassion. Conducting our business with fairness, empathy and caring in our dealings with customers and employees.

Excellence. Baking the highest quality products at reasonable cost to provide our customers with the best value.

Creativity. Demonstrating flexibility and innovation in how we run our business and create our products for the benefit of our customers, employees, community and the environment.

Success. Achieving business success and profitability through teamwork, honest communication, accountability and responsibility to community.”

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I could not wait to try these so I made myself a sammie for breakfast with the Honey Sweet Wheat Bagels


I would totally recommend these to anyone I know that is a bagel fan…and hey I’m from New York so I know a few things about bagels lol. What I loved about this bagel was that it was NOT as hard as a rock and NOT the size of a quarter AND only 130 Calories! AND tasted delish of course!


4) Simple and Healthy Meals!


5) No Guilt Desserts from TLC

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6) Zucchini Fritters Gyros


Inside…yuuuuums and yup those ARE French-fries in there lol


7) Workouts! I have been doing great with my workouts…I have burned almost 2900 Calories so far this week. ((((patting myself on the back)))))

8) Bloggie Meet-ups! I can not wait until mañana!!!!!



  1. i am so happy to hear your dad is doing Okay <3 xo Love you dear.

  2. SO Glad to hear your dad is doing well.

    This was one good post...blogger meet-ups, packages, YUMMMY food!? :D TLC looks like a cool place!

  3. Glad your dad is doing better. I love Rudis bread because that is one kind we get here, in many many varieties, so if I have bread it is that kind, which is nice that it is organic too. But the problem is that our bread is all frozen due to the island being so remote and shipping food is tough. Oh and the Vietnamese looks so good. I would love to have some right now.

  4. I missed yesterday's post...I'm so glad your dad is doing well. What a scary thing to go through!

    Lots of good things in this post. I don't think I've every tried Vietnamese food, but it looks really good!

  5. so glad your dad is doing well! Yay!

    Your pita looks delish- where is Pita Pan? I don't think I ever saw them in th city... I went to Pita Grill a few times.

    Enjoy your blogger meet-up!

  6. So glad to hear your Dad is doing well. It must have been pretty scary for you and your fam.

    Nice giveaway from Sarah!!

    See you tonight!!! Sooo excited!!!

  7. So good to hear about your dad! I am giving you the biggest hug ever tonight for being so strong.

    The food looks awesome. I can't wait to eat some TLC with you later.

    2900 calories! That is almost a pound in and of itself! Crazy.

  8. Good choice on the spring rolls with peanut sauce. They are one of my favorites at thai/vietnamese places!

  9. So glad to hear that your dad is home and recovering.

    I want to try that bagel....yum!

  10. Hello there! Your vietnamese food sounds yummy. I went on the TLC tour today and Claudia mentioned you had gone. Thought I'd say hello. Hope you're having a fun weekend :)

  11. Your vietnamese food looks AMAZING!! So yummyyy!
    Hooray for packages :D

    <3 jess

  12. aww so glad that your pops is doing better :) can't wait for tonight!

  13. Glad your dad is doing okay! See ya in 2.5 hours! Wahooo!

  14. I'm happy to hear that your dad is feeling better.

    Nice score with that giveaway!!

  15. Lots of good stuff, huh? I'm glad Papa Namaste is better!

    Look at you and your food! I'm coming over! Have lots of fun at the meet-up!

  16. aww have fun at your blogger meet up!
    SERIOSULY that food looks droooooling

  17. I'm happy to hear your dad is on the mend!

    What is that delicious strawberry cake thing???? WANT.

  18. I'm sorry I missed what happened to your father, but I'm glad to hear he is doing ok.

    Your eats look yummmy, especially those summer rolls (not spring rolls??). I just had a raw one (as in, not fried) for the first time about 3 months ago and fell in love!

    Thanks for the Twitter Happy B-day message. It was very kind of you and put a smile on my face :) Have a great Sunday!

  19. It's been almost a year since I've been to New York and I STILL miss the bagels...mmm...ha ha. Awesome giveaway stash!

  20. our a vietnamese food expert!! so proud of you!!!


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