2 scoops

I made a KILLer salad yesterday :)


Notice the mochi on the side, stuffed with leftover chili.  Officially obsessed with mochi.  I picked up cinnamon raisin mochi at WF and plan to stuff it with something delicious!!!

The salad:

  • Arugula [new favorite..love the peppery bite!]
  • 1 clementine
  • 1/2 pear
  • chopped almonds
  • chopped pecans
  • sprinkle of shredded parm cheese

I cut 3, 1” x 1” squares of mochi.  Puffy + delicious!


This was the best salad I have had in a really long time.  I threw together a super simple salad dressing as well.  It went something like this:

Fruity Vinaigrette

  • 2T apple cider vinegar
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1T balsamic
  • s+p to taste
  • 2T cranberry raspberry juice [from WF]


It was tangy and delicious.  The dressing was a tad on the runny side but I kind of liked that.  I like having all of the lettuce covered but at the same time not have thick dressing all over it.  [if that makes sense! :)]

Loooved the dressing.


The salad had such awesome contrast.  It was peppery, fruity + nutty, with a nice tang from the dressing.  Mmmm Mmmmm Mmmm


Last night we had the leftover chili, as I said in the previous post.  I posted twice yesterday, wowow! haha Check out the recipes for veggie chili + cornbread.  Super easy + such a crowd pleaser!  It was nice having friends over to enjoy the food and help us eat the leftovers.  I added another 1c of corn and 1 can of black beans along with a little more veggie stock.  So good.

Then we went to help them at their new condo.  I painted all night!  My arms were really tired from 2 days of the 20min core yoga workout.  Down dog always makes my arms super tired!

I already want more of this morning’s bowl of oats!!  I need to use up the can of pumpkin I opened yesterday, so another bowl of pumpkin oats were in order.

I made some peppermint creme while my oats were cooking away.


The best pumpkin oats yet!

  • 1/2c rolled oats
  • rice milk/vanilla almond milk/water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2t chia seeds [mixed in for extra thickening]
  • vanilla splash
  • 1 rounded tsp cinnamon
  • shakes of nutmeg + ginger

Topped with: Annie’s Bunnies + TJ’s Pumpkin Butter + WF Organic Pnut Butter + Back to Nature Pumpkin Seed Granola + Almonds


Because 2 scoops are better than ONE! :)  I had to use 2 spoons for each of the butters so I decided to use both while eating.  They both had residue on them from the pumpkin + pnut butter so I kept switching spoons.


It was quite fun. [n.e.r.d.]


I scarfed this huge bowl and would like some more!! hehe  We’re off to help Ann + Kurtz do more work in their new place!