Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rainbows and Puppies

You guys are the best. I love you for reals. THANK YOU all so much for the love and support shown to me on my last post. I was so scared to post something that personal, but I truly believe that it may help others learn from my experience. Seriously, if you have not read it, please do so! I will probably be linking back to it on my next couple of posts just to help get the word out a little more.

Anyway, since my last post was slightly dismal, I promise this one will be nothing but rainbows and puppies! I've had quite the run of good eats lately, and successful experiments, which is supremely conducive for blogging purposes.

My first score was a tasty little thing, organic, raw, stinky, and you guessed it! KOMBUCHA! Now, I had tried this before a couple of years ago and had not been impressed. But after seeing it on Janetha's and then another Emily's blog, I had a hankering to give it a shot once again. I think I picked a better flavor this time which definitely helped, and now I am addicted! At first sip, it honestly just tasted like fizzy vinegar. But hey, you know I love me some vinegar, so this was right up my alley. The second swig tasted a lot more like cranberry and the following guzzles were just good! D thinks I'm crazy. This is one thing he refuses to try.

Another stinky, smelly thing that Dustin doesn't like (oh goody, more fore ME!): blue cheese. I have been obsessed lately. This idea is semi-stolen from sweet little Lauren's blog because it was absolutely perfect for Sammie Saturday, but here is my version with her inspiration!

Toasted cinnamon raisin bread spread with Garlic and Herb Laughing Cow and blue cheese crumbles, thinly sliced pear, smoked turkey, dijon mustard and spinach.
Om yum ghee. that is me with my mouth full because you know I could NOT stop eating this heavenly combo of deliciosuness.
Speaking of delightful sammies, check out another delightful pear and turkey combo whipped up by Haleigh, and a superstar created by Susan from Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies as she guested for K. That one is on my list for sure!

Just a little more fun--last night Dustin and I got to have a date and go to the Jazz game. Whoo hoo! I have been waiting for this moment for like 5 years! No, not for the Jazz to play a good game, although that finally happened, too. For Dippin Dots! Now, you guys have probably had these before, but I had NOT. I saw them once when we were in Cali and I didn't get them. I have wanted them EVER SINCE! We went to the zoo a while back and they had them there, but I just wasn't in the mood and I knew they wouldn't be as epic--does that ever happen to you? Ugh. But anyway I finally got some. Banana Split style and they were pretty yummy. Almost like eating frozen, flavored air because once second they're on your tongue and the next, they are completely gone. Entertaining eats, that's for sure. Sorry for the craptastic picture. I was trying not to piss off everyone around me by taking obnoxious food photos.

See? Kittens and sunshine just like I promised! Anyhoo, I hope your weekend has been full of the same, and once again I really do thank you all so much for being so nice to me and your support in speaking out against the consequences of eating disorders. Gros bisous. xoxo


  1. Please drink Kombucha for me. I drank so much of it when I was visiting family in America, but they don't have any in oz (tear). There's only that is multicoloured on the outside label and it was my FAV!

  2. SANDWICHES! Best food ever. I think we should start a joint food blog one day with just sandwiches.

    I saw Dipping Dots once when I was in a random mall in NJ- next time I see them, will definitely try!

  3. Ooh ooh!! Can I join you and Ellie on the sandwich blog?? I'll provide the pita content ;)

    I must venture out more and try things like apple and pear in my sammies. The combo always sounds so amazing!! Not gonna lie, Dipping Dots kinda scare me :P

  4. LOVE that sammie combo. Isn't LC garlic and herb just sensational on cin. raisin bread??!??! It's like a match made in heaven.

    Hope you are having a beautiful weekend my dear friend.

    SO much <3 to you! :)

  5. YUM! What a great looking sandwich!

  6. AHH Dippin Dots remind me so much of childhood! I tried the Cosmic Cranberry Synergy the other day, too, and felt the same way. It gets yummier as you drink it. Have a relaxing Sunday!

  7. that sandwich looks amazing!
    i really like your blog too; it's very down to earth and easy to relate to :)

  8. dipping dots and kabocha!! yum :) dipping dots are totally nostalgic for me, they remind me of kings island and baseball games when i was a kid :)
    & that sandwich yummmm!
    happy sunday!!

  9. First off, I'm so so sorry for the things you're going through right now. You are so amazingly strong and brave to share that and I hope and pray that things will work out for you in the end. My heart broke a little reading that post, and I'm so happy that you're looking to help others in the wake of something so hard to deal with. Truly amazing and inspirational.

    Second, I'm intrigued now that you've described Kombucha as fizzy vinegar. I love vinegar! Maybe I'll give it a try.

    Third, dippin dots are bomb. Love those thangs.

    I'm so glad to have "met" you girly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. XOXO!!

  10. Dippin dots are the best! Last time I went to AZ to visit bryon I had the strawberry cheesecake yogurt flavor.. yum!!

  11. Love your blog!!!! You and your hubby make a sweet and beautiful couple!!!!

    Dippin Dots rock!! My favorite flavor is Cookies n cream!!!!!!

    Kombucha is yum, my favorite flavor is guava goddess!!!

    Have a great day!!! xoxoxo

  12. Thanks for the sandwich shoutout :)

    love kombucha!! the taste takes some getting used to but after that it's addicting! sigh.. if only they weren't so expensive!

  13. wow love with you did w. the sandwich girl!! love the sweet and savory!!
    ahh the yogurt! haha you gota make sure you only freeze it for 1-2 hrs (Depends on ur freezer) or else it will be a ROCK and you will have to microwave it!! haha :) its happened to me plenty of times!

  14. dippin dots are the best - i let them stick to my tongue and then stick my tongue out. because i am clearly 5 years old like that.

    love you girl!

  15. Ohmigosh. No stinky cheese?! Noooo! Well, at least you and I both share an affinity for strong cheeses like blue cheese!
    By the way, can you believe I've never had dippin dots before?

  16. you are so great- love the sunshine and puppies post- but you need to be you on your blog- we'll take the scary ones when you need us to.

  17. HI BABE! ah for a minute i thought you were at LAST NIGHT'S game but then i saw the date. i went last night. hahaha every time marshall and i see a dippin dots stand we say "ice cream of the future my ass" because that used to be their slogan. we even said that last night! i used to LOVE dippin dots, i worked at zumiez in crossroads mall when i was 17? and i ate dippin dots live every day. i had them again at the home show a few years back and it just wasnt the same. i think im more into fro yo now days!

    yay for loving the kombucha! i am the same. i get more and more addicted. i will try that flavor. marshall thinks i am CRAZY. haha!

    when i get back from jamaica can i take you out to birthday lunch?! PLEASE?!?!