Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Gonna Be A Great Day

Thanks again for the support on the guys 5k guys! And a big thank you to Scott for complimenting my pancaking ability! I couldn't find your blog for some reason? Leave it for me if you have one!

However, I must report an unfortunate accident that occured last night at my soccer game - I rolled my ankle. Ahhhh so sad!! It hurt terribly and I immediately took myself out of the game. It was feeling better by the second half so I ended up finishing cause, you know, that's just how I roll (ha! pun!). Today it is feeling pretty much healed, but I'm still not sure if I'm going to race tomorrow or not. I really don't want to push it, but at the same time, if I feel I am capable of running, I totally will. Fingers crossed!

Before the Awful Ankle Roll of June 2010, I was having a pretty stellar day I must say. I hit up the Maxx to see what they had going on. It's true, I've got a problem and if there was a self help group for TJ Maxx Addicts, I'd be spearheading it.


I found a bunch of cute new workout clothes, but I somehow managed to narrow it down to two shirts and a sports bra.


I know, I know, I've got the gift. The gift of impulse buying, that is. I also grabbed a vegan Bumble Bar I saw at the counter. I love all the random healthy food you can find at the Maxx. It makes my shopping trips so much more fulfilling! And look what else I found:


Goji juice! I didn't even know this was an option? What do you think guys, should I run back and get it or leave it looking pretty on the shelf?

After my impromptu Maxx spree, I ran down to the library to turn in my books and get some new ones:


Just flipping through the cookbooks, I can already tell a lot of new, delcious eats are in my - and that means our - future. The first thing I plan on making? The breakfast blueberry quesadilla. Why have I never thought of that!? And if any of you are wondering why I'm picking up sex books at the local library, please don't be alarmed. I promise it's not what it looks like. If any of you are biology nerds out there like me and haven't checked out anything by Sharon Moalem, you really need to. His other book, Survival of the Sickest, will blow your freakin mind.

While glancing through my new (to me) cookbooks, I figured this was now the perfect time to try something new - jicama! Which is apparently pronounced hik-uh-muh and not jik-ah-muh as I had been saying it. Oops. It's like quinoa all over again.

fresh eats.
I've never had jicama before, but when I saw it this past weekend at The Mustard Seed Market, I couldn't leave without it. I scoured the internet for some good uses and decided to mix a couple recipes together to create some vegan cheezy jicama fries. They turned out pretty yummy, but they were crunchier than I thought they'd be. Almost like undercooked potatoes? Is that how they're supposed to be or did I totally mess these up? Anyone know? Either way, I would definitely use this recipe again - but I'd probably switch it out for potatoes!

Cheezy Jicama Fries
1 medium jicama
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (or to taste)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the ends off of the jicama and peel the skin. Slice the jicama into half and then into planks. Cut the planks in strips and ta-da! Fries! Toss the fries in the olive oil before laying out on a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Take them out and toss them with the remaining spices. Add your favorite burger and enjoy!

I ended up enjoying mine with a grilled BBQ cheese sandwich. I don't know what it is about barbeque, but I'll eat it as a condiment on just about anything. I'll even eat it by the spoonful if no one is looking.


Weird? Perhaps. Delcious? You bet your jicama.

fit happenings.
So I've decided that I am definitely holding a Beach Booty Challenge! I'll have more details available on that front soon, however I hope you all join in. Everyone who does decide to participate will be entered in my Booty for Your Booty Giveaway! You gotta sweat if you want free stuff from this girl (;

I will leave you with the following because: a. Andy Samberg is funny AND hot and b. this video has been making me laugh all week (don't press play if you are easily offended by drug comedy and offensive language). Hopefully this will be me tomorrow. The great day part, I mean!

25 comments:

  1. I'm the worst impulse shopper too! But you're right in that it does spice up the trip. Too bad it also spices up my bank account statement! Lol.

    Also, you can never go wrong with BBQ. Ever. Great idea to add it to a grilled cheese...I can't believe I hadn't thought of that before. :)

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  2. Aww that sucks about your ankle! Hope it gets better asap! And TJ's is the best for workout clothes. I just got some there last week! Can I join your addict club? I found Dr. Kracker crackers too.
    How do you like those Bumble Bars?
    I've never thought to do jicama fries but that sounds amaazing. And I'm a huge bbq sauce fan too :)

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  3. how sex works -- i need to get that book. i was at tjmaxx tonight and found some amazing jessica simpson shoes for 50 bucks. very exciting. have a great weekend!

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  4. i just got that how it all vegan book used for like 2 dollars!! i cant wait to look thru it! we'll be recipe buddies hehe.

    yea im a bit computer challenged. my brothers know everything about them so im gonna get him to help me switch to wordpress and if it works i will give u tips and help u out if u need it. otherwise i think i would be just as lost...i mean "whats internet lol..and what does this button do" oops! hehe

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  5. Love TJ MAXX!!!!!!!!!!! We def are long lost sisiters!! We would have a blast hanging out!

    Love the finds u got at tj maxx, bumble bars are yummy!!!!

    Im sorry about your ankle : ( make sure you take care of yourself girl

    Love the books, How Sex Works, lol! Love it!!

    Have a great day! xoxo

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  6. I LOVE TJMaxx! Marshalls, too...it's a sickness! You definitely should go back and grab the Goji juice - I bet that would be delish in fruit smoothies or just over ice for the summer!

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  7. TJ Maxx sounds like it could be very dangerous for me... we have a similar-sounding shop here called Winners and I never come out of there without some sort of workout clothing, and maybe a cooking gadget or two! I haven't tried jicama yet either but I'm curious about it.
    Good luck with the ankle recovery! :)

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  8. I can't wait to hear about the booty challenge. I could use a kick in my booty.

    And can you please tell me how sex works? ;)

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  9. OMG, let's never go shopping together because I am just as bad. I buy everything in site when I run out to get one thing lol. I love those workout clothes though! Uh-oh.. now I may have to go to TJ Maxx.. :)

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  10. We hit up TJ Maxx yesterday too! Must have been the place to be. The random food finds are always so exciting. Good luck with your ankle.

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  11. how come my TJ Maxx doesn't have an overhang like yours does? I'm jealous
    Katherine

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  12. Hope your ankle feels better soon, ouch! I love TJ maxx and visit it whenever I go the states. I love that How it all Vegan book, lots of awesome recipes. Your jicama fries look SO good. I can't wait to try them!

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  13. BBQ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches sound amazing. I love TJMaxx; they always have fun chocolates and kitchen-oriented items.

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  14. Hey, I really like your blog, and TJ MAXX ah-maz-ing! Seriously half my wardrobe!

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  15. I never find anything that good at tjmaxx! Hope your ankle gets to feeling better soon!

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  16. Two of my faves- TJ Maxx and Jicama fries!!

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  17. Oh I LOVE new workout clothes... they usually get me pumped up to get back to sweating it out. I look forward to hearing details of your Beach Booty challenge! In the meantime, I've mentally committed to trying out Jillian's 20 day... let me know if you decide to do it too!

    Hope your ankle is feeling better :)

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  18. Thank you SO much for posting that video! I love so many of the SNL Digital Shorts and stuff from The Lonely Island but haven't seen this one yet. I will wed Andy. I will.

    What did you think of the Bumble Bar?? I don't think I've tried that kind but I've had like a Cherry choco mocha... who knows. It was a while ago. It was very crunch and different but yummy. How is that for a review ;)

    I would love to try a BB Challenge! Absolutely.

    I've heard of Survival of the Sickest but never of How Sex works. There is a pretty cool used bookstore down the street (totally not going out in 100 degree weather) and I'm gonna sift through and look for them.

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  19. My friends mom should have bought stock in TJ Maxx, that woman found everything.

    Tantalizing books there missy.I visited this random Museum of Sex in NY for about 2 secs. I kept thinking, what would my mom tell me right now, haa.

    The breakfast blueberry quesadilla -> I need details immediately.

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  20. So sorry to hear about your ankle! I hope it feels better soon. I actually injured myself over my vacation - I ran on the treadmill in my river sandals (bad idea) and it totally killed my ankles and gave me shin splints for days.

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  21. So sorry you rolled your ankle! That's awful! Feel better soon!

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  22. What a bummer about your ankle! I hope it is feeling better now. :)

    We don't have TJ Maxx here in Canada, but it sounds kind of like Winners which I'm addicted to. So many good deals!!

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  23. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog... i love yours! you're hilarious :)
    those jicama fries look epic, and that book about sex, well.... that looks even more epic :p
    i'll definitely be following you! :D

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