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I eat what I like

December 14, 2009

What is this little ball of deliciousness, you ask?

Dairy-free, rice protein balls from Protein Girl!  Holy crap Allie, you sure know me well.  These balls of goodness taste like peanut butter fudge!  And they made for quite the photo shoot in my bed room.  Foood porn, to the extreme.  :)

Pimp My Protein Shake is one of my fave blogs to read- Allie is one of the many few lady bloggers that I look up to and see as a personal role model.  Protein powder, Stevia, and homemade protein goodies are three of many delicious things that frequent her blog.  And she shared a little of bit of each with me.  Sooo yummy!  And I’m pretending they’re calorie-free.  Here is the recipe!

My tennis shoes making a brief appearance as well as the newest addition to my collection of inspiration boards.  I think I’ll be taking this one with me to school.  The theme?  Giada+Yoga+Beach.  Yeaahhh.

A quick dinner Saturday of microwaved egg whites with green Tabasco, carrots with AB and cherry tomatoes.

Don’t fret- I saved room for dessert!  Cocoa Banana Soft Serve.  A little softer than my liking.  But still tasty.

  • About 1 frozen banana, 2 t cocoa powder, 1 T chocolate protein powder whirled in the magic bullet.
  • Topped with a couple Sunspire chocolate and PB chips, flaked coconut.
  • With a side of fudge baby.

Breakfast Sunday morning: 4 egg white scramble in a “best I ever had” tortilla.  With a side of salsa and tomatoes.

Back in my “I’m 4 ft, 12 years old and 60 pounds, skinny little girl” phase, I could easily pound down a whole dozen tortillas if we ever had them on hand.  There is no doubt in my mind that tortillas were my favorite food.  As a family, and as an individual now, I only eat bread, tortillas, etc. on the occasion- but when I DO:  geeze, they better taste good*.  This specific batch of tortillas we bought at Time Market- but they’re supplied by (what I believe to be) St. Mary’s Tortilla Factory.  These babies don’t have the calorie count or ingredients listed, which is probably a good thing.  From soybean oil to shortening to butter to lard-I honestly do not know what’s in there: but they’re paper thin, light, and taste like a tortilla should taste like.  Freaking good.

*I believe food should taste good.  If I’m not digging the fake lookalike, I simply won’t waste my time, money or calories on it. (For example, Ezekiel tortillas are probably a really tasty and vegan alternative to a fat laden homemade tortilla, but do I like them? No. Do I eat fat laden tortillas often? No. On the same token, I believe Averie’s raw vegan cookie dough balls taste even better than cookie dough; so I probably eat one everyday.)  Eat what you like. But also eat well. I’m just lucky to like plain chicken, fish, poached eggs, roasted squash and raw carrots.

Can you spot the scallion through the tortilla?

Another “Holy Yum” breakfast Friday morning.  Idea courtesy of HEAB (yes, this is the second time you’ve seen this).  This time around I actually used some Jay Robb!

About 1 cup of roasted kabocha with skin pureed with  1 packet Jay Robb vanilla whey protein powder and cinnamon.  In an almost empty tahini jar can, topped with flaked coconut and homemade pumpkin butter.

Lunch Friday: 2 boiled eggs, raw broccoli salad, and a side of kale chips.

Lunch Saturday: Tuna salad, massaged kale salad and a side of carrots and cucumber with salsa.

On my mind right now:

  1. Excited that my family finally invested in a wireless modem.  Blogging in bed?!!! YES.
  2. Approximately 40 days until I leave for culinary school.
  3. Still can’t decide what to make/get for my best friends for Christmas.  Last year I gave them a “Hottest Guys Ever” framed collage- I mean, how do you top that?
  4. Trying to decide between a Canon Rebel and a Canon Powershot to buy myself for Christmas.  I want to purchase one thing before my entire savings goes to my tuition; and I really. Can’t. Decide.  The factors for me are accessibility, quality and usage.  And dammit, I really want that Rebel.

Happy Monday!

xo, Bekah

Heather’s holiday giveaway!
Janetha’s giveaway!
Averie’s bora bora bar giveaway!
Kristen’s Le Creuset giveaway!
Danica’s giveaway!

24 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2009 12:12 pm

    That’s my philosophy too! Life’s short… why waste it eating rice cakes?

    I love you!

  2. December 14, 2009 12:30 pm

    Amen to eating what you like! So many figure-friendly foods are good for my waistline but just not good for my taste buds. For example, I have accepted that I will just never love raw broccoli. That’s OK, because I really do love so many other healthy foods that I think there’s a balance :)

  3. December 14, 2009 12:59 pm

    LOVE the philosophy and what’s on your mind :-D

  4. December 14, 2009 1:10 pm

    Yay for bed blogging, kabocha in the tahini can, and yummy tortillas. I tried eating Ezekiel tortillas over and over, but honestly, I love the La Tortilla Factory ones so much better. Great ingredient list? No, but they sure taste good to me!

    I want the Rebel too, but I think I might be just as happy with a bowl of your cocoa banana soup, um I mean soft serve. :)

  5. December 14, 2009 2:00 pm

    I, too, love your philosophy. eat what you like, definitely. eat well, check check. good stuff. that’s so exciting that you start culinary school soon! best wishes! as for a camera, I’m not too experienced! wish I could help.

    Have a great day babe!

  6. December 14, 2009 2:53 pm

    I think I love you!
    Seriously all the linkbacks (to the right page!) Some people just link back in general to the site (but if you’re a recipe diva like me and have a million things going) it’s soooo nice of you to link back to the right spot!

    Anyway, glad you’re enjoying cookie dough, kale and tahini, brock salad, and of course that give away action!

    You rock my friend!

    Hope life’s awesome by you. I am trying to write a post. Uploading issues, connectivity issues, pretty much not easy to blog from here!

    haha :)

  7. shell625 permalink
    December 14, 2009 3:07 pm

    your eats are so amazinggg !!! cookie dough= deliciouss. and you are so well balanced with your outlook on food/eating/etc.– it s inspiring :)

    have a good monday

    xoxo
    shelley

    http://findinghappinessandhealth.wordpress.com

  8. December 14, 2009 3:49 pm

    Everything looks awesome.. rock on to you for eating what you like.. thats KEY to maintaining a healthy lifestyle!!! Im actually a huge Ezekiel fan.. I could live on em.. but yeah, I enjoy them.. its not a forced thing!! lol

    Have a super Monday, Bekah!!! :)

  9. December 14, 2009 3:57 pm

    every picture in this post looks So. Freaking. Delicious. ah!

    such a tough decision on the camera… good luck on that one. (buying a new camera was a 2-month-long process for me, because i just couldn’t decide!!)

  10. December 14, 2009 5:02 pm

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t know you were going to culinary school!! Wow, how exciting. Will you continue to blog and share your foods with us?? I hope so!

    I agree with you. Food should taste good. Why eat it if it doesn’t? For me I’d rather eat the real thing (full calories and fat) but less of it, than more of the nasty stuff.

  11. December 14, 2009 5:34 pm

    SOO GLAD YOU LIKE MODERN FAMILY!!
    ahh i need to find time to watch glee!!
    LOVE those protein balls! AND i have the cannon powershot and love it :)

  12. December 14, 2009 8:01 pm

    wow those eats look terrific. good luck with the camera decision (a wonderful dilemma)

  13. greensandjeans permalink
    December 14, 2009 8:39 pm

    what’s the point in eating something if it isn’t delicious?! “fake” foods usually taste just like that, fake!

  14. December 15, 2009 6:02 am

    you are going to culinary school?! how did I not know this! that is so amazing what do yuo hope to do one day? very cool!

    those rice balls look fan-freakin tastic!!!

    I agree to eat what you like, there is just no point eating something that tastes like dirt ‘just because’

    have a great day bekah!

  15. December 15, 2009 10:41 am

    I definitely agree with your food philosophy. If I’m going to splurge on something, I usually want the real deal, not some substandard version that won’t satisfy my cravings.

    I’ve never made eggs in the microwave, but I’ve seen this before. I’m assuming they turn out just as well? Also, Joya is the best best best brand of tahini ever!

    I have the powershot camera now and it’s super user friendly. I’m actually looking to upgrade and asked for a fairly nice manual camera for Christmas. I can’t compare it to the Rebel though because I’m not familiar with that camera.

  16. December 15, 2009 9:54 pm

    Gah…can I just come to your house and have you cook for me for a day? Everything you eat is inspiring and I want it alllllll.

  17. December 16, 2009 9:53 am

    Tahini jar = morning love. Add a little maple to that and it’s heaven.

    Thanks for the shout girl!

  18. December 16, 2009 2:06 pm

    allie is the bees knees! and thanks for the link love. and i need to reply to your email but i think i should actually work instead of be in blog land today ;) xoxo

  19. December 16, 2009 6:14 pm

    I look at food the exact same way!! There are some healthy foods I genuinely love, but sometimes you just need the real thing (ahem, M&MsandFluff). I worked in a deli one summer where I made a bazillion wraps a day, so it totally turned me off the usual wraps you find in the grocery store. Pita bread on the other hand… :P

    I’m getting an SLR for Christmas. I’ve wanted one every since my friend posted pics on Facebook of individual snowflakes she took with her SLR. I’m tired of lusting after nice cameras, I finally want one to call my own! Size shmize :P

  20. December 16, 2009 10:39 pm

    Yup, life is too short to deny ourselves good food! Of course, we can’t ALWAYS have what we want…sometimes, when in social events, we’ve gotta eat what the others provide us…and sometimes, we might need to hold ourselves in check instead of going on an all-out binge, lol.

    I’m SO excited that you’re going off to culinary school!!

  21. December 16, 2009 11:30 pm

    very healthy attitude toward food beeks. Good for you! And it will only get better in school.

    those tortillas look outstanding. I LOVE the corn tortillas that are made by hand in GOOD mexican restaurants. Yum.

    Your Tahini can scared me- there were no sharp edges to cut your fingers right?! But mmm anyway!

    i have protein ball envy :-)

  22. Katharina permalink
    December 17, 2009 8:18 am

    I love that you used the Joya can. It’s so cool. I’ve always been a fan of foreign packaging. Especially Asian and Indian. Have you ever seen the brightly colored canned lychee? I saved my can and it’s now a pen holder hehe. And those cookie balls.. I swear they’re beckoning me!!

    http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

    • Katharina permalink
      December 17, 2009 8:25 am

      Oh! I forgot to mention (lol I always forget something), I agree with you on the food philosophy. I’m like that ESPECIALLY with cheeses and bread. If it’s not the real deal than they are just missing sooooooooo much flavor. Oh gosh another prime example is cream cheese! Another thing is my mom can’t handle certain flours and sometimes I didn’t want the volkorn bread or whatever, and she doesn’t do well with pasta. But now I’ve learned that I can make it for myself and that doesn’t mean she has to eat it to. And if I don’t want volkorn bread then I’ll go to the bakery and by myself a nice fresh roll!

      http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

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