Sunday, August 8, 2010

Few Words….

My computer has become possessed and the h, g, and Quotation Mark keys are no longer working! Thank god for copy and paste lol…I will keep this post brief before I kill someone by throwing my computer out the window!


On Thursday I went to Uno's with my Sorority Sister (yup I am a sorority girl lol). We both ordered the Lobster Wrap; Whole wheat and flaxseed tortilla, bacon, tarragon mayonnaise and shredded lettuce but had the New England Style instead, which only consisted of lettuce and Mayo.


We paired it with a Side of Broccoli and a yummy pickle…


Looks good right? NOPE! I am a brat and only like Hellmann's Mayo and this had Kraft Mayo and it totally ruined the wrap for me. I had to ask the waiter to bring me Avocado Ranch Dressing so I could mask the taste.  My sorority sister couldn't believe that I could notice the difference but like I said, I am a brat lol

After Din Din we went to the TLC for dessert…I was raving to Nicole about how amazing it was and they totally let me down. how are you going to have two people working during the same shift and both don't know how to make custom flavors? My fave flavor at TLC is Piña Colada (shocker lol) and I couldn't enjoy it! Instead I ordered the New York Cheesecake which was was still good but not the same…


Other Eats… 

I have been enjoying some green monsters…

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As well as Black Bean Burgers! I found this recipe on Women's health Magazine 

Black Bean Oat Burgers

1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups diced mushrooms
1/2 cup plain rolled oats
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp vegetable oil
6 100% whole-grain buns
6 Tbsp spicy mustard
1 tomato, sliced
1 cup baby spinach

1. Preheat grill to medium. Place half the beans in a food processor or blender along with mushrooms, oats, garlic, egg, cumin, and pepper. Process until well mixed. Add remaining beans and pulse the machine until they're combined into the mixture. Form into 6 patties and coat each with vegetable oil.
2. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned. Toast buns for 2 minutes. Serve bean burgers on toasted buns and top with mustard, tomato, and spinach.

But I made some adjustment, I didn't use canned beans but instead used beans from a bag and soaked them over night and cooked for about 4 hours. Also, I added Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions to the mixture and only used egg whites.

First I enjoyed it with Lettuce, Tomato, Ketchup, Mayo and of course Natures Pride Whole wheat Bun


And then with grilled Onions and Mushroom, BBQ Sauce, and Natures Pride Whole Wheat Bun


I also enjoyed some comfort food…mashed potatoes (with FF Milk and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light) with Mushrooms and Onions in Trader Joe's General Tso's Sauce


And Pancakes! Fiber One Pancake Mix with Chocolate Chips, Strawberries and topped with PB & Co Smooth Operator and Light Syrup.


Turbo Fire!!!!

I am loving these workouts!!!!!!

Thursday -  I did 30 minutes of Fire 55 EZ class; I am not sure why they call this EZ because there was nothing easy about it! lol

Saturday- In the morning I did HIIT 15 Class before volunteering and in the evening I did Fire 55 EZ Class and Stretch 10 Class.

Side note: Speaking of volunteering, look who came to help out! I am a proud TITI!!!!!


Today I did Fire 30 Class, Core 20 Class, and Stretch 40 Class!

Chalene knows how to make working out, fun! C'mon the woman uses songs like Push It and It's Tricky! how can you NOT have a good time lol

IntenSati Update!!!

Even though the Warrior Challenge is over, I have been lucky enough to still attend a couple of classes! I went to Natalia's class on Friday and it was amazing!!!!! She even called on me to lead the class in a affirmation! I was a nervous wreck but thankfully I didn't forget it lol. Mañana I will attend Darbi's class…I can't wait! And yes people, I am waking up at 4:20 in the morning to attend these classes! That is how much I love IntenSati!

This was such a hard post to write! Who knew we used g and h so much!



  1. dude I had no IDEA you were a sorority girl! It's a good thing I loved you before I found that out :P

    Missed you mucho this weekend!

  2. I hope your H and G are fixed soon! That burger recipe looks amazing!

  3. Wow what a great weekend you had! I love that homefries was with you! and sucks about your computer. i have been there.... no bueno!

    I feel like i havent seen you in forevs! have you noticed i have been tweeting line an addict? BlogHer made me do it... and speaking of... i really missed you diva. you must join me next year! and we gotta hook up with the latina blogger network!!!!

  4. I can't imagine how hard it was to type without H and G! Sucks that your lobster sandwich wasn't any good. I am glad that you are still able to take intensati classes!

  5. Eek, sucks about the G and H. I hate when that happens and you think it wont affect you that much then all you have to say is with words containing those letters.

    Your eats look great----especially the lobster wrap and suteed shoomie, onion burger. Oh My, that is food porn right there.

    Sorority girls rule :)

  6. LOL I worked at UNOS!! that wrap is NASTAYYYYYY!!! i <3 their steak skewers!!!

  7. I'm so sorry about your computer! That would be TOTALLY ANNOYING!!! I'm a Hellmann's girl too...totally agree :)

    P.S. I'm a sorority girl too ;)

  8. The Lite Choice looks AMAZING, so delicious looking.

  9. aww love your update! thats funny taht you can tell so much the difference btwn the mayos! haha I HATE mayo, so I don't think i could ever tell the difference! thats too funny! glad you are liking turbo fire! its such a fun workout! sadly I can't do it now during my comp prep :( but i will have the dvd's forever so def use them in teh future! i love chalenes energy!!

    those black bean burgers look awesome too! great meal! you are quite the chef

    OMG in college my "N" key wasn't working...HELLO my first name starts with an "N" it was a catastrophe!

  10. That's incredible/interesting that you could tell the difference between the mayo! I'm a Hellmann's girl too, but I doubt I'd be able to spot a difference. I love black bean burgers. Those sound great!

  11. 4:20?!?! Wow. THat's amazing. good for you MAri. You're so motivated!

    So your H and G aren't working?? That's crazy. And annoying I'm sure, but hey the post looked great! I can agree with you about the mayo. While I probably couldn't have noticed in a large wrap like that (with many other flavors, I mean) I do agree that Hellman's is BEST!

    GREAT looking bean burger. Yum.

  12. Sorry about the computer glitches - there are tons of times where I just want to throw mine out the window too!

    Your niece is too cute - you should be a proud Auntie!

    I don't like mayo, but love that you are a mayo snob!

    Happy Monday!

  13. bummer about the g and h! Mmmm the lobster wrap looks so awesome :)

  14. I was a sorostitute too!! That's so funny. I don't talk to many of my "sisters" any more but I do have a small circle who are my closest friends still.

    Onto your food - the burgers look awesome and I've been wanted to try another veggie burger since I haven't made them in so long. Also I didn't know Fiber One made a pancake mix, I really want to try it out now.

    Hope your comp starts working soon!!

  15. I am pretty impressed that you wrote all that without no H and G! I missed you this morning! Hmm I think you should come another day this week instead hahaha.

  16. haha I wouldn't have pegged you as a sorority girl. How funny!

    I need to try lobster sometime. I am always skeptical about trying it.

    I know what you mean with the mayo. Here Hellman's is called Best Foods though. Weird huh?

    Hope you fix the computer soon!

  17. I am also a sorority chick and I am always embarrassed to tell people :)
    Sorry about your computer :(

  18. I could totally go for a black bean burger. At least I had some black beans for lunch. I was in a sorority too, so that is cool. I would have probably already tossed my computer in the ocean if it was doing that. Good luck.

  19. I'm sorry, but the whole missing G and H thing cracked me up a little bit. You did a great job on this post with the issues :)

    Your bean burgers look fabulous. I'm actually soaking some black beans right now...doing a 24 hour soak so that I can have them cook a little faster :)

  20. burgers look delicious! I am making meatloaf with oats tonight...such a great way to add fiber!

    I think its great you can identify mayo by taste!

  21. Wow that wrap looks PHENOM! Wish it had better mayo, I'd prob notice that too :)


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