Friday, April 30, 2010

Amazing Eats and Friend!

Hello loves! TGIF!!!!!! it is a gorgeous day in NYC! I am enjoying it from the inside though; my left leg is not feeling that great so I am trying to stay off of it.  I managed to ride the subway last night, standing on one leg…thank God for my Yoga Practice!  Granted I did get some strange looks ha.

Eats and Workouts

Wednesday Night I made an amazing wrap! Even the pickiest eater I know (home fries) thought it was great lol

Low Carb Wrap with Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings, Part Skim Mozzarella, Salsa, and Wholly Guacamole




I woke up around 6 AM and and half a Banana before starting my day…


I don’t usually run on back to back days but I knew I was going to eat a few extra calories in the evening, and I did not want to feel guilty about it so I made it a point to wake up early and hit the trails. My goal was to do 3 miles but my leg was not having any of it…I managed to do 2.15 miles slow miles and then did some Namaste Yoga for Distance Runners.

For Breakfast I made a Sweet Eggs Sammie! Egg Whites, with Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, 2 wedges of Laughing Cow Lite French Onion Wedge, 2 Packets of Splenda, SF Raspberry Preserve, and a Low Carb Wrap


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The eggs were good BUT I over did it with the spices…

For Lunch I had Amy’s Especial Burrito

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This is good but I like the Cheddar Cheese burrito a little more…Everything is better with Cheese! ha

When my friend Joanne invited me over for dinner earlier this week, I JUMPED at the opportunity. Have you guys seen her page? This girl CAN cook! I could not wait to see what she was going to make for us…thankfully she remembered that I am in the process of giving up meat and prepared the meal with that in mind.

When I walked into her apartment, I could smell something good baking in the oven and boy was I right!

Broccoli Raab Lasagna!

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This was amazing! I can not wait to have my leftovers! I think this is the first time I ever had Broccoli Raab and it was a like Spinach and Asparagus rolled into one Vegetable! It was like a Hybrid vegetable “Sparagus” ha 

Joanne supplied the food and I supplied the wine =)…Yellow Tail Merlot


After we finished eating din din, I suggested that we go out for dessert and Jo said “well we COULD do that OR we can have the Sweet Potato Flan that I made” This girl is seriously the best!

She pulled the Flan out the fridge and I noticed that it looked a lot like Pumpkin Pie and asked her if she had any Cool Whip to go with it…any other person would say “no” and leave it at that but NOT Joanne! Instead she made homemade WHIPPED CREAM!

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I had THREE pieces of this! it was THAT good! lol

I had such a great time last night…Whenever Joanne and I get together we just talk and talk AND TALK! I love it.  Her roommate was such a sweetheart…she reminded me of the Guidance Counselor from Glee!


This morning I wanted to give Sweet Eggs another shot so I went to the source…ELLIE!

I made some tweaks; less Vanilla Extract and Cinnamon, 1 Laughing Cow Wedge, and 1 packet of Splenda, and SF Raspberry Preserves…these turned out MUCH better. They were tasteful but not overpowering. Thanks Ellie!


Have a great Friday loves!!!!! My day will consist of studying, some sort of low intensity workout, and icing my leg…fun times lol



  1. Umm, yeah, I want a bite of everything you just posted :D And I need to try one of these Sweet Egg wraps! They sound great! I get bored eating savory eggs all the time.

  2. YAY! Thanks for the shout-out- your wraps look delicious! Yum. As does the flan...oh, wow. And yes to whipped cream and cheese. Make-up for food, right?! (I may have added whipped cream to my breakfast cookie...shhhhh)

    have a fab weekend!

  3. yay! I'm so glad we did this. We've only been planning it for...ummmm...forever? let's not go so long without seeing each other again, k?

    You'd better rest up that foot/leg! I want to see you running the 4miler in may!

  4. GIRL those wraps are amazingggggg! yumm!! that flan looks GOOD! GOOD LUCK STUDYING <3 that was me last wknd!

  5. Delicious evening! Whipped cream is the best.

  6. That broccoli rabe lasagna looks killer! Hope your leg feels better soon. Happy weekend :)

  7. if Joanne is reading this "I WANT TO COME OVER TOO!!!!"

    looks like you had a great time! so jealous (in a good way) of your eats. So sorry about your leg! hope it feels better!
    my legs are killing me but im still pressing on. xoxoxox

  8. The cheese burritoo from Amy's is definitely delicious as heck!

    That lasagna she made looks really delicious. I would love it!

    Sweet potato flan with whipped cream? Homemade whipped cream? I couldn't be more jealous!

    I can't do the sweet eggs. No bueno.

  9. Looks like such a fun time! I miss reading your blog and had to take a peek today! Next time I'm coming and bringing the vino!

    Hope your legs feel better!

  10. hey girl i LOVE "sparagus" haha. I had broccoli rabe for the first time this week and liked it as well! although, i found it a little bitter so I think the way you prepared may be better to my liking.

    Hope you enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend

  11. aw what a fun dinner!
    i LOVE homemade whipped cream-yum!

  12. All your food pictures do look so good...Do you do that on purpose? I've heard of flan, but I'm not sure what it is...does it taste like pumpkin pie or something?

    Also that aspargus dish looked wonderful too.

    Have a good day studying!

  13. joanne rocks! we both made flan this month for have the cake blog! glad you got to taste it, I AM SO JEALOUS! that lasagna looks awesome too! can't wait until school is over! ;)

  14. Wow you friend can cook!! That lasagna looks wicked good. I love yellowtail wine!

  15. That meal with Joanne sounds amazing! Can Joanne be my friend too? =)

  16. Oh my....sweet potato flan? I didn't know that existed. So jealous of your eats!! I've never had broccoli rabe but am now intrigued. Looks like you're off to a great wknd!

  17. What a perfect meal! That lasagna looks amazing. I had never heard of raab before, but it it's a type of broccoli I am even more in love with that lasagna!!
    The sweet potato flan sounds great too. So healthy, yet sweet and satisfying I'm sure.

    Good luck with your studies Mari.

  18. I saw that flan on Joanne's blog and it looked so good! I'm jealous that you got to enjoy such good eats :)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  19. both the lasagna and the pie look wonderful. Glad you were able to enjoy this yummy looking food. I love the idea of MS buffalo wings in a wrap.

  20. I would like to start tasting some of your food.

  21. Wow, broccoli rabe lasagna - so different and PACKED with nutrients. I may have to look up that recipe. I wish my friends invited me over for dinner!

  22. Hope you enjoyed the gorgeous, hot weather this weekend! :)

  23. gahhhh joanne is an amaze-a-balls chef for sure! she better cook for me someday.

    we want to set up an indian food date sometime soon!

  24. Dang, she CAN cook! That dessert looks especially delicious.

    Hope your leg feels better!
    <3 jess

  25. i am not such a huge fan of flan but that looks awesome! haha I love how she just made some homemade whipped cream out of no where!! thats awsome!

    and brocolli rabe is one of my favorite veggies, that looks SO good!!!!

    glad you had a great weekend, my dear!

    I agree everything is better with cheese!

  26. The wraps look so, so good!!!

  27. Everything is better with cheese!!! SOOO TRUEEE!!

  28. I love it! You and Joanne are so cute! I love you both and am totally jealous you 2 get to hangout...and bake!

    I love those Amy's burritos! So delicious!

  29. Joanne's Lasagna looked amazing, as did her flan! Lucky you getting invited round for dinner!

  30. Sorry to hear about your leg... hope it feels better soon!

  31. you eat lots of wraps and they all look deliciosoooo!


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