Food Blog Must = Green Monster


I wonder if this officially make me a foodie or not? 😉

The BF and I got up around 8 and stumbled downstairs to make a Green Monster. These things are all over the food blog world! Glad I could finally partake! I have had them many times before but this is (obviously) the first post about it. I got turned out to these when I did a 3-week detox with the dietitian that I volunteer for.


  • Spinach – huge handful
  • Whey – 2 scoops
  • Flax – 1 scoop
  • Barleen’s Green – 1 scoop
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk

Twas delicious as always! I add the whey so there is some protein in my breakfast, which also helps keep me fuller. The Barleen’s is packed with Minerals, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Enzymes and so much more! The flax adds in some healthy fat and of course all the fruit is just delicious sweetness!

I also take 3 vitamins on the daily: Fish Oil, Vitamin C, and a Women’s One a Day.

We hit the road. We went to the Farmer’s Market, Bartell’s, the liquor store, QFC, Trader Joes, PCC, and Salon Zeka where I got a wax and he got a trim.

We were going til probably 2ish and needed a snack in between. I got a tall Soy Latte and shared a scone that isn’t pictures because we scarfed that mofo down.


Here are all the goodies we came home with!

The Farmers Market:


  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Mint
  • Asparagus

Today was the first time in Trader Joes and to be honest, I wasn’t a fan. I know people rave about that place but I hated it. We ditched and headed to PCC instead.

Our goodies:


  • Apricot Preservatives
  • Capers
  • Kalamata’s
  • Anaheim Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Bulgur
  • Frozen Lima Beans
  • Chobani Yogurt (Only because I’ve never had it and all you food bloggers rave about it)
  • Yami Yogurt (Because it was cheaper than Chobani and is a great standby for me)

 We started home and got thinking that Mojitos would be delicious with all that mint that we got from the Farmers Market. So we flipped a b!tch, and ran into the liquor store for some rum and the BF ended up getting some gin too. After quickly looking up the recipe on my Blackberry, I ran to get Club Soda from QFC while the BF paid at the liquor store.

We were starving when we finally got home so I made us a quick snack. I used a Flat Out Wrap, tabouli, spinach, and mozzarella.


It was pretty tasty. Again, this is my first experience with tabouli so I don’t have a whole lot to compare it to.

On to the Mojitos!

We found the recipe here:


I personally didn’t like the ratio. It didn’t call for club soda but after a taste, I added a splash. I also thought it was a little too lime-y so I added more mint. I probably only drank a quarter of this double and the BF polished the rest off along with his!


A small bite of dark chocolate…


And on to dinner: California Chicken and Mexican Succotash

The Succotash was in Cooking Light, June 2009 issue. Here’s the ingredients:


I made a few changes… I used frozen corn and lima beans instead of fresh, an Anaheim Pepper instead of a Poblano, and yellow and orange bell peppers instead of red and green.

It was freaking AMAZING. We both loved it! There was so much flavor and it was so healthy and light and refreshing. I will defintely make this again and I think all of you should go out and buy this month’s Cooking Light just for this recipe alone. I’d give you all the recipe but I’m not sure on copyright laws and sh!t so until I learn more, I’m gonna just refer ya’ll to the source.

 The California Chicken is something I make regularly and found on . It’s pretty easy but has great presentation and flavor.

I saute the chicken breast in a skillet, seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I then top it with monterey cheddar and tomato slices. Bake it in the oven at 350* for ~25 minutes. Top with avocado slices.


All together:


Now we’re off to watch Capote! Accompanied by some Ben & Jerry’s FroYo. (Hers and His)

PS – Last night we watched Marley and Me and it was a really cute movie!