Friday, June 25, 2010

She Does It Again…

Hello my loves! TGIF!!!!!!! Today has been a fabulous day consisting of Working Out, Baking, and trying new recipes but I am getting ahead of myself…let’s start where we left off =)

Ayer for Breakfast and Lunch, I had a Green Monster with Coffee, Strawberries, Banana, Chocolate LMM, FF Milk, and Splenda

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Later in the Afternoon I went to Trader Joe’s with mi familia and stocked up my new Chico Bag with goodies…

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I barely put my groceries away before I broke into this bag! I have heard of these Wasabi Peas on various blogs and just had to try them…OMG my mouth was on FIRE but I loved every bit of it! I have been popping these all day!


For din din I tried the Mideast Feast; Falafel, Tahini, Hummus, Tabbouli, and a Pita…

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I have been craving Falafel like WOAH and this hit the spot; I will definitely buy this again. I just wished the Falafel had a little more flavor…I think I am going to make my own…do ya’ll have any recipes?


I got snacky later in the evening and had some more Wasabi Peas and TJ Pita Chips.

Before heading to bed, I did Stacy McCarthy’s Yoga Body Fat Burn on Exercise TV (185 Calories)


This morning, I told myself that I would not eat breakfast until I worked out. For some reason if I don’t workout in the morning, it is harder for me to do it later in the day. I ended up sitting on the couch for about 30 minutes in my workout clothes before I motivated myself to finally get my sweat session on. I started off with Jackie Warner’s Power Circuit DVD and ended with Turbo Jam 20 minute Cardio Party (504 Calories)

For Breakfast I had Oikos Honey Yogurt with a small Banana, PB, and my usual Cafe con Leche


I finally replaced my muffin pan…


And you know what that means..Chocolate and Banana Protein Muffins!!!!!



Ayer I was reading one of my favorite blogs and as always Naomi was featuring a recipe that I just had to try! I seriously have a folder in my computer labeled “One Fit Foodie” where I save all of her recipes! Ayer she posted…

BOO YAH Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients (with some of mari modifications)

  • 1 can black beans (mari modification: I used dry black beans; soaked them over night and then cooked for about 5 hours)
  • 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 Pepper (any color)
  • 1/3 red onion (mari modification: I used white)
  • 1/3 C diced carrots
  • 1-3 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 t black pepper (mari modification: I am not a black pepper person so I omitted this)
  • 1 t kosher salt (mari modification: I used regular salt)
  • 1-2 T fresh basil (mari modification: I didn’t have any so I skipped this)
  • 1 T cumin (can use less, I just love it!)
  • 1/2 C oat bran (mari modification: I was running low on oat bran so I used a mix of oat bran and Whole Wheat Flour)
  • 1 egg (mari modification: I used egg whites)


  • Mash black beans with a fork or potato masher and set aside.


  • In a pan sauté up the diced pepper, onion and carrot. Add garlic after 4 or 5 minutes


  • Add the cayenne, salt, cumin, and oat bran/whole wheat flour to the mashed beans and incorporate well. Add the egg white and incorporate.
  • Add the sautéed veggies to the black bean bowl and mix until everything is well incorporated.


  • Size out the patties on a greased cookie sheet (I made about 8) but you can make whatever size you desire.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway

Fresh out of the Oven…



About a week ago Foodbuzz and Nature’s Pride Bread sent me some buns to try out…talk about perfect timing! Unfortunately they were about to expire so I popped them in the freezer and hoped that they would taste just as good…



I threw a bun in the oven and then placed my Bean Burger, 2% Mozzarella, Lettuce, slice of Tomato, Mayo and Ketchup in it…

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This was AMAZING!!!!! It was honestly the best veggie burger that I EVER had and that includes the ones that I get in different restaurants! I have always been disappointed with veggie burgers but this surpassed my expectations.The bread was delish too! I was scared that it would be stale from being in the freezer but it tasted bakery fresh!

I placed the burgers into individual sandwich bags and popped them in the freezer with my buns….


Now when I got to BBQs I can bring my own “burgers” Naomi has done it again!!!!!!! thanks chica!!!!!!



  1. Those black bean burgers look great! I love those. I also really like wasabi peas. You can buy them in bulk at various places. I wish I had a Trader Joe's near me. That Middle Eastern package looks yummy!

  2. Oooo, I need to try those burgers! I've been wanting to try making my own veggie/bean burgers for a while, but hadn't really come across any recipes lately. Thanks for sharing!

  3. aww thanks girl!! i love that you threw your own spin on it too! they look awesome!!! whole wheat buns is a FABULOUS idea!!

    happy FRIDAY!

  4. Oh what I wouldn't give for a trader joes mid east feast :) I need a break from all this bread!

  5. Homemade veggie burgers are always better than the frozen kind! Love these!

    I have a few chickpea burger recipes on my blog...the latest falafel recipe wasn't QUITE up to don't make it yet. But my sweet potato falafel are super good! Def try them.

    Those muffins look AWESOME.

    I love those wasabi peas!

  6. I love the name of those burgers! So cute!!

  7. I have got to try those black bean burgers - especially if they're as good as you claim!

  8. Yay for everything on here! I've attempted black bean burgers but always cook on the stovetop and they come out crappy so I will definitely try them in the oven sometime.

    TJ's---Ive never even seen that stuff! I want it all---especially the Middle East thing. I wish I could make falafel but I tried once and was a complete fail and now, scarred.

    Question--how much milk do you use in your smoothies? Mine never seems like enough and yours look so good and aplenty.

    See ya next wk girlie :) Have I said excited I am??!! No? OK I cannot freakin wait!!

  9. Yum! The black bean burgers look so great and easy. Well done on the workout. I'm the same way, need to get up and out otherwise it won't happen!

  10. Great workout! The burgers look great and sound easy. I'm going to try your recipe.

  11. YUM! Great looking black bean burger!! I have never made a successful clack bean burger, so I may have to try this!

    I have also seen that falafel at Trader Joe's, but never tried it. I like to make my own with the Fantastic mix (the brand). They are fabulous and they make a TON for very cheap!

  12. I lovessss falafal. Have you ever heard of Maoz in the city? good falafal. :)
    Have a Good weekend!

  13. Those burgers sound amazing!!!!! I am so going to make those. I think my mom would love them too, as she is a vegetarian (although not very strict.... eats chicken sometimes, so I don't know how she can call herself that)...... anyway, she eats veggie burgers.... this sounds better!!!
    Those wasabi beans.... i have some at my house, but I different brand. Ours look more green. They aren't in the original packaging, so i am too scared to eat them without knowing exactly what they are.
    We don't have TJs because canada is lame, but I am in the US in a week..... and totally may be trying those!!

  14. I haven't had a black bean burger in ages - yours turned out so good!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  15. The burgers look great!! I made a chickpea burger once that tasted amazing. I love homemade veggie burgers when they don't make you miss the meat!

  16. im coming over. :-)
    making good use of your "buns" tee hee.
    miss you!

  17. oh my goddd i've been craving falafs like CRAZY!!! check out mama p's blog she has an awesome recipe that i've been dying to make as soon as i find some time! i think naomi made them too :)

    if i don't workout in the morning? fawwwget about iiiiit i'll never get it done haha

  18. Those black bean burgers sound awesome! And best veggie burger ever? I'm sold!! TJ's...ah! I can't wait to be close to one! I get a little (lot) green with envy every time I hear the name! And then I shed a tear! :)

  19. Did you read my mind? I'm making these burgers, STAT!


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