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December 11, 2009

Best. Breakfast. Ever.

Didn’t even think about poached eggs or oatmeal once while eating.

*Intuitive, spur of the moment, unplanned breakfast SUCCESS*

This would be Kath‘s pumpkin pie cake which I also have seen frequent this blog WHICH I adapted to have even more protein: 3 egg whites, 1/3 cup pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla extract microwaved to fluffy perfection in a round Tupperware, topped with 1 t crumbled coconut butter and 1 t maple syrup.  On the side leftover ~3/4 cup Oikos with 1/4 cup homemade granola and half of a chopped persimmon.

I made FUDGE BABIESIt’s about time Bek, seriously.

In my version, I used walnuts, dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, shredded coconut, and a smidge of coconut butter, in honor of Katie‘s Artisana Giveaway, of course.  Whirled up in the food processor.

Rolled to fudgey perfection.

Lunch Wedneday: Massaged kale with tahini dressing, raw carrots and salsa, a boiled egg*, cooked purple carrot fries.

*I had planned on having two boiled eggs, but one was not quite as cooked as the other- I tried to salvage it by cooking it in the microwave post peeling;  and it blew up. When I say blew up, I mean it sounded like a gun went off in the microwave.  Needless to say, the carrot fries were cold by the time I had cleaned everything up.  Gross.

I don’t post a lot of meals because they’re eaten out; and truth be told, I never post ugly/non-photogenic eats.  It doesn’t mean I don’t whip out my camera  like any proud foodie should in a restaurant to try and snap a fab photo.

This is breakfast post gym heavy lifting sesh at the little sister of my fave restaurant.

Huevos Mexicanas– eggs scrambled with tomatoes, green Anaheim chilies and onion.  Served with lots of salsa, beans, salad and fruit.

And a bottomless cup of strong coffee. As it should be.

Lunch Thursday: Greens with chicken, carrots, celery, yellow pepper, kabocha, avocado, cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of tahini and cracked black pepper.

Dinner, Tuesday night I believe: 1 egg+2 egg white omelet with spinach and pecorino romano on top.  With sliced tomatoes and avocado.

I got so pumpkin pie cake and CCK recipe happy: I decided to have another pumpkin-egg white cake for dinner Thursday night alongside a banana hammock stuffed with tahini and flaked coconut.  The pie cake this time was topped with pumpkin butter & coconut butter. Holy delish.

Check out that pancake texture?! 3 egg whites worth of protein with ~50 cals of pumpkin puree.  What else do you need?

I want to now take a moment to thank you (old readers and new commenters alike) for sticking by and reading my blog.  I honestly don’t have a label for this blog: as long as it is fun to write and enjoyable to read, I’ll continue for as long as I want to. I don’t think of it as a daily food journal or journal of any kind-  I merely think of it as a place I can share my passion for food, recipes, ideas, fitness, healthy living, my amateur photography+writing, fashion and restaurants all in one single place.

The past couple months since I’ve discovered the blogosphere it has become such a blessing in my life.  Meeting new friends and getting to know you guys through eachother’s blogs, comments, e-mails, etc.- I have loved it so much.  So thank you.  I’m excited to see where this thing goes and where it takes me, because lets be honest here for just one second: the cyber world is a crazy place.

I passed my 50th post mark, SEVEN posts ago, and I didn’t even realize it.  Granted, the first few months I had no readers- but I think they still count. A week from today marks my sixth month blogoversary which to me is so unbelievable. Would I be a bad blogger to say I can’t remember life, before blogging?

Bahahaha. Of course I can.  I just prefer not to.

xo, Bekah

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26 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2009 2:40 pm

    holy toleeedo!
    foood porn❤
    haha . everything is so yummy looking!

    Love YOU and your blog, girl

  2. December 11, 2009 3:23 pm

    ISn’t blogging fun?! I discovered it this year too, adn I’m so glad I did.

    Love the fudge babies! I’ll have to try those sometime. I need a food processor first, and a bigger kitchen so I can buy one! I’m growing out of my kitchen, it’s awful.

  3. December 11, 2009 3:49 pm

    That breakfast cake looks so yummy! x x

  4. December 11, 2009 5:50 pm

    I tried the pumpkin pancake once:) although I think I used too small of a bowl and thus didn’t get the best consistency. Also, I was so impatient to eat; I burned my tongue. >>

    “And a bottomless cup of strong coffee. As it should be.”
    That is priceless.

  5. December 11, 2009 6:03 pm

    I am so glad you decided to start blogging! I love our email correspondence. I’ll have to try thr pumpkin cake idea, especially with pumpkin butter!

  6. December 11, 2009 7:05 pm

    HA! So sorry about the egg in the microwave. It all looks so good.

  7. merittothecarrot permalink
    December 11, 2009 7:09 pm

    Everything looks SOOO GOOOOD! When I stock up on my pumpkin this weekend, I am definitely making this….

  8. shell625 permalink
    December 11, 2009 7:31 pm

    i am also SOO glad you have a blog!! it is amazing. & you are a genious with the breakfast- yum yum!!


  9. December 11, 2009 7:36 pm

    Im also glad you discovered blogging!! I enjoy reading.. keep doing what you’re doing! Ps.. this post is sooo colorful.. everything looks delicious. Have a super weekend:)

  10. December 11, 2009 8:23 pm

    Bekah! I love your bloggie:):)

    You are too cute for words!!

    (And I definitely entered you 7 times)

  11. December 11, 2009 10:37 pm

    LOL you are adorable!! cant remember life before blogging..amen tho!!

    can i have ALL OF YOUR FOOD?!! your breakfast sounds SUHWEET. love how you love protein..i do tooooo!

  12. greensandjeans permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:42 pm

    Your pumpkin/egg cakes look so good! It makes me want to go buy eggs so I can make this for breakfast!

  13. December 12, 2009 12:53 pm

    Thanks for your lovely comment yesterday about how reading my blog has had such a positive and profound effect on your dietary choices and food. Wow. Such high praise and that comment’s been rollin around in my noggin for the last 24. So thank you, Bekah!

    And I loved your last paragraph bout all the friends and people you’ve met and what a great journey this has been for you. I would TOTALLY agree that 99% of my blogging life has been awesome. A few loser comments here and there but really, it’s been such a gift for me too:)

  14. December 12, 2009 7:15 pm

    L.B.B ( life b4 blogging) was lameeeee! Hehehe I am kinda in love with your fudge babies:)

  15. Katie permalink
    December 12, 2009 7:21 pm


    Love your pancakes!

    New post, new music, new giveaway –

    Happy Weekend WOOP WOOP!


  16. December 12, 2009 7:24 pm

    Aw man, that pumpkin cake would be awesome if I didn’t have an irrational fear of pumpkin puree. I wonder what other pureed goodies you could do it with?

    I blew up a boiled egg at work once. It was scary as hell! But I was also starving and didn’t have back-up food, so I salvaged what i could and still ate the scraps on a bagel. That salad bowl is hilarious, I usually eat mine out of casserole dishes too.

    I remember life before blogging. I spent a lot of time wishing I had a reason to photograph my food😛 Love your blog Bekah! You keep doing what you wanna do and I’m sure we’ll all keep coming back for ya:)

  17. December 12, 2009 9:00 pm

    Happy 6-month Aniversary!!😀

    Loving all of your eats girl- YUM!

  18. December 12, 2009 9:14 pm

    I too, am glad you started blogging, and happy 6 month/50+ post! Hurray for you.

    FYI, I have also had an egg-splosion in the microwave. I’m pretty good at mastering most kitchen disasters- I’m good at them:-)

    You are the queen of eggs and that’s no small task!

  19. December 12, 2009 9:30 pm

    Bekah, will you come cook for me? haha….I love, love, love your eats. I also love your shout out to fellow bloggers. I find blogging to be more and more inspiring everyday! Plus, there’s all these cool giveaways, and nice feedback, and people who actually eat like me! Keep it up, congrats on the 50+ blog posts!

  20. December 12, 2009 11:37 pm

    Hee, I’m glad you entered the blog world, too. You’re a fun and entertaining read.:-)

    That breakfast sounds cool! Yum! I wonder if mashed avocado will yield similar results…excuse me, my head is thinking weird…

  21. December 13, 2009 11:12 am

    haha, you know youve become a food blogger when you can’t remember life before it. fo sho.

    i love your bottomless cup of coffee and the fact that you said you don’t post non-photogenic meals. a lot of times i cringe at my pictures when they don’t look right. sooooo, i totally feel ya on that one!

    glad you are around, and congrats on post #57:)

  22. December 13, 2009 4:37 pm

    i’ve been thinking of making those pumpkin pie cakes for a while now – am especially psyched to now!

  23. December 14, 2009 8:08 pm

    You have a great blog, I would like to follow more:)

  24. December 16, 2009 1:27 pm

    Sorry about your egg. Thats kinda funny. Ive blown up alot of things in the microwave but not eggs yet..hehe. I lvoe your blog though. Keep up the awesome writing. Great pics too!


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