Wednesday, July 17, 2013

long time no type

Do you all feel like I've been giving you the silent treatment? My sincerest apologies, I have been so busy with work! It's all good things, but it's kept my focus off the blog, so I'm happy to be back! 

Let me just say, I have been taking full advantage of my summer. Laying by the pool, enjoying the sunshine, and sweating bullets all sound like summer to me. What is with this heat wave in the East?! Damn, I got up this morning and it was 84 degrees in my house. 84 degrees. Not cool. And there's no AC in my apartment. So, the bathroom is sweltering while I'm getting ready. I don't think I've fixed my hair for two months. What's the point? The dryer and straightener just make the room hotter and then I'm dripping sweat. Not sexy.

Let's talk about food.

I've been trying new protein powders to find something I like and I heard that if you email Sun Warrior, they will send you a free sample!

So, this is what I got: Warrior Blend Raw Protein in Vanilla, Natural, and Chocolate flavors along with their Raw Supergreens powder.

I've tried all of the protein flavors and I think vanilla and natural were my favorites. 

I know, it shocked me too - the chocolate tasted a little chalky.

I haven't tried the supergreens, but I'll let you know when I do.

I've talked to you before about my love for Body & Soul bakery.

It's kind of become a "thing" I do now.

Run by the green market and scoop one o' these tasty nuggets. 

A few weeks ago, I tried the eggplant version.

Last week, they had a kale/mushroom version. 

This one was stellar.

The eggplant one was alright, but this one blew the others out of the water.

If you're in the area, you should definitely check them out at the NYC Green Markets.

They're awesome.

 I have had the opportunity to try a few new restaurants and one of them had this tasty concoction: greek yogurt atop preserved cherries and topped with walnuts.

All I can say is: dessert.

It was a great start to a summer day. I'll definitely be recreating this.

Mr. Right took me to a fancy dinner filled with lobster and rice and fish and veggies. It was glorious.

We finished the meal off with this tasty morsel: peanut butter semifreddo with chocolate mouse and flour-less chocolate cake stuffed in the middle.

Let me just say, I was STUFFED. Truly. But it didn't matter. I was getting the peanut butter dessert and no one was going to stop me.

I think I moaned all the way through this for two reasons: 1. peanut butter was a filling choice, and 2. it was amazing.

I went almost completely dairy free for June. I made the effort, but found that dairy sneaked in without me knowing it. Luckily, I found that I really feel fine with a little dairy. I say "a little" because too much of it turns me into a bloated, farty mess. Overshare? Don't care.

But a little yogurt in the morning makes me feel awesome and it's great for the summer!

I was watching a cooking channel show early one morning and the lady made these, so I copied her.

Oatmeal Yogurt Parfaits!

I cooked some steel cut oats and layered that with plain greek yogurt, fresh berries, and a touch of maple syrup.

One day, I actually mixed a little sugar free jam with the yogurt and that was really good too.

Get creative, these are so fun and cool for those hot summer days!

I also tested my dairy limits the other day by ordering a sundae (YES, a sundae!) from the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.

I don't even remember the name of the sundae I got, but it had peanut butter around the cup, chocolate on the bottom, and vanilla soft serve with candied pepitas, more chocolate sauce, and whipped cream on top.

 It was bomb. 

And it didn't send me into the fetal position, so I was happy.

Welp, that's all I have for you on this edition of Bad Girl Eats. Thanks for stopping by and you stay classy.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cuppy Cakes

I made the best thing this weekend and I just had to dedicate a whole post to it.


These were unfathomably easy and so good. I made them for our Father's Day celebration at my in-laws' house on Sunday. 

The most frequently asked question was, "Do these have coconut in them??"

The response was, "Ha! Do they have coconut? They're all coconut!"

No one could believe that these were made with no conventional flour, sugar, or dairy.

Check out Elana's recipe here. But don't forget to explore the rest of her site too. She has some gooooood shit on there. And, when I say "good," I mean dangerous.

Another picture . . . for good measure . . .

I, of course, had to taste test both batches I made . . . you know, just to make sure they were on par . . .

Also, if you do not follow me on Pinterest, you most definitely should. You can find me here. I get a lot of inspiration here, so join the cool kids club already.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Another obsession...

I cannot believe we're almost through June already. Can you?! Bananas. I've been very busy at work, so my apologies for not posting as much. Let's start with a quick recap of last week and the weekend. I can't remember just when I ate/did all of these, but I think my food is pretty, so I'm sharing anyway.

2 egg white + 1 yolk + kale + sweet tater =


And a good, clean jumpstart meal. I've been feeling a little off balance with my eating, so this helped me to jump back on the healthy train.

Random leftover salad with a new Green Goddess dressing from Trader Joe's. 



I made this recipe without the taters. Ground turkey with sautéed kale. 

It was awesome. The boy had it inside some crispy tacos with toppings and I threw some salsa and avocado on top.

My salsa du jour. 

Proof that I actually work out. Yay.

And no, I didn't ask someone to take this. I promise. It was a sneaky shot taken by my trainer.

Oh man, these are so good and easy. 

These are apple streusel muffs from Balanced Bites/Practical Paleo. They are super delish and I use them as a snack with a little peanut butter/almond butter. 

You should absolutely try these.

I was obviously feeling very carby this particular morning, so I had gluten free toast with peanut butter and a nanner. 

I made a little pb sandwich with the rest of the nanner by slicing it lengthwise and spreading some buttah in there.

'Twas splendid.

Remember last week when I told you about Hu Kitchen?

Well, I went again on Saturday after doing Run Club with a friend.

I ordered the Socca wrap with egg whites, veggies, and sweet potato hash with a side of beef bacon.

Socca is sort of like a pancake or crepe made of chickpea flour. I had never had it before, but it was absolutely incredible. I couldn't stop exclaiming loudly how much I liked this thing.

Also, Hu Kitchen makes pretty much everything in-house. Including the ketchup and hot sauce you see on my plate.  

I obviously didn't need it, though, because everything was amazing as it was.

I cleaned my plate like a good girl.

My friend also destroyed her chicken and veggies.

High fives all around.

Just looking at these pictures makes me want to drop everything and go back. If you're around, you should definitely consider it. Hit me up when you go. If I'm not there already, I'll join you. I'm officially obsessed. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Damn good food

Wow, long time no post. Honestly, I just haven't been in blogger mode. But, don't fret, I've put my blogger hat back on and we're back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I have been slacking big time in the meal prep department, so I had nothing to bring to work for lunch on Monday. Instead, I ordered from the very healthy Hu Kitchen.

I ordered one of their bowls with mashed root veggies and shredded chicken.

With a side of their miso kale salad. Gotta have some green!

Apologies, I ripped off the last of the ingredients. Trust me, they were good.

The remnants.

And because I had to meet the delivery minimum, they encouraged me to add some cookies to my order.

It didn't take much convincing.

Other recent eats and causes for excitement:


Brunch from my favorite brunch spot in BK, Pequena. I couldn't figure out how to legitimize this Spanish word with a ~ over the N. Very sorry.

My favorite brunch order is Pan C: plantains topped with black beans, two eggs, salsa, and cheese. 

Dream. Come. True.


A lovely stroll to the park and the greenmarket (that's not us in the pic, but we looked much like those two love birds).

My spoils from the greenmarket: Kale & Sweet Potato Farinata. It was sooooo good. If you live in NYC, check out Body & Soul bakery. They're at Union Square and Grand Army Plaza every Saturday.


A much-needed bargain shopping spree.

Lot's o' rings.

Obviously, a diamond ring. Whilst I wait for the real thing.

And, to end with a crescendo, a HEAPING cup of peanut butter chocolate chip and dark chocolate ice cream from the geniuses at Lula's Sweet Apothecary.

OMG, I could bathe in this ice cream. 

I mean, I wouldn't really because then I'd end up with more ice cream in my hair than in my mouth but . . . I just like it a lot. That's all I'm sayin'.

If you take one thing away from this all-over-the-place post, take this: I eat damn good food.

Stay cool and eat well,