Friday, December 31, 2010

Serving up luck

Common now, I know you want some more luck in your life! :)

Serving up luck

Happy New Years!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fueled dedication

It's one thing to work out... and another thing to fuel your work outs right!

Fueled dedication

Friday, December 3, 2010

Weighing the fruit cake

This traditional December dessert doesn't HAVE TO weigh you down!!!

Weighing the fruit cake

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Red and delicious

Apple a day DOES keep the doc away!! So munch away!

Red and delicious

Monday, November 22, 2010

Don’t shoo the cashew

Put it in stuffing? Mix it with green beans for a nice holiday side dish? The options are endless!

Don’t shoo the cashew

Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Bite Boulder

If you're planning a trip to Boulder, Colorado (because I am sure YOU ALL ARE)... come during these dates!!! Your stomach will thank you!

First Bite Boulder -

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fig-ure out a recipe for figs

Figgy Pudding anyone? Why not start early on the holiday goodies, right?!

Fig-ure out a recipe for figs

Monday, November 1, 2010

Seedy baking

One person's trash... another person's treasure?!

Seedy baking

These seeds should just be everyone's TREASURE!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tricky treats

Have fun but don't wreck your diet!!!

Tricky treats

What are you dressing up as this weekend?!?!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Anyone venturing to Boulder, Co this weekend?

I understand that this article may not be prominent to those of you who don't live in or around Boulder, Colorado.... but it at least makes you aware and appreciative of the fact that you can afford food!

Feeding the finish line - Boulder Nutrition |

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Check it out!!!

OOOOH! Check out my new resume web site!!! Let me know what you think!

Ugh, job searching is ROUGH! Lets hope this bad boy helps!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And the answer is....


Yup, that's right... calorie free ice cream!?!?!

Sounds too good to be true right? Well it's not! If you have a blender... ice cubes... coffee (decaf or regular or coffee concentrate)... and stevia powder... you too will have calorie free ice cream!!!

So there you have it, I let my secret out of the bag... But I really just couldn't keep it in any longer because it's THAT GOOD!

If you want specifics... leave a message or e-mail me! I'll be happy to give you the deets because this certainly is a big deal!!! ha ha.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OKAY, GROSS! WTF is that?

This looks... interesting...ha ha.


Condensed Milk?

Melted Frosting?

Any Ideas As To What This Is?

**I'll let you know tomorrow!**

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A-plus lunches and snacks for school - Boulder Nutrition

GET YOUR KIDS READY!!! Oh and you can benefit from reading this article too (non-school readers)... cause bringing snacks/lunch to work is also ideal!

A-plus lunches and snacks for school - Boulder Nutrition

Monday, August 9, 2010

N.O. energy

No Energy?!?! Like my pun? ha ha ha!

N.O. energy

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Touring the benefits of locally grown food

For all you interested in going to Boulder, CO... here's another reason why it might be a fun idea:

Touring the benefits of locally grown food

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's in the tea leaves

Crank the AC and drink a piping hot cup! ha ha!

It's in the tea leaves

Monday, July 19, 2010

Uncork the health benefits

Even though I don't drink, I do advocate moderate drinking to those who do imbibe!

Uncork the health benefits

Friday, July 16, 2010

What's in your olive oil?

This PISSES ME OFF... let me tell ya!

What's in your olive oil?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breakfast staple make-over: pancakes

Want something DELISH for breakfast... well dig on in... to my ideas of how to make HEALTHY pancakes!!!

Breakfast staple make-over: pancakes

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hosea's back with seafood on the table

My latest article on EXAMINER... leave me comments people! ha ha ha! Or better yet, eat some FISH/SEAFOOD TODAY!

Hosea's back with seafood on the table

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Be Nice!


Just remember that the next time you're:

- In line @ the grocery store and the kid in the cart ahead of you is throwing grapes at you

- At the bank, person # 15, watching the person at the teller ask for the thousandth time how to write a check

- In a traffic jam, about to scream to the high heavens about how you need to get home ASAP to do X,Y & Z while driving by the kid who was probably texting and driving who caused the jam to begin with

- On a bus packed like sardines, not wanting to touch anyone (and making sure not to be touched) but as the bus pulls ahead someone grabs your ass (accident of course)

- At the gym, searching for the only piece of available equipment... as as you find it someone else spots it too, causing you two to collide and create quite a scene that will be talked about for days

**What's your scenario?**

Just remember to grin & bear it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coffee perks

Time to get perky people! :)

Coffee perks

Monday, July 5, 2010

Detoxification after holiday binging

Hm, I hope this doesn't apply to you but if it does... I hope it helps!!!

Detoxification after holiday binging

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Crunching on energy

So yea, while these products are made in Boulder, you can find them at a lot of your health food grocery stores!!! JUMP ON EM!! (Don't forget to leave me comments!)

Crunching on energy

Saturday, June 26, 2010







(if you didn't catch on, today is my birthday!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Another Article Posted @ Examiner

Take a look-see, comment, knock your socks off!! ha ha!

USDA plans for a lean future

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cilantro's fighting power

Cilantro's fighting power

Oh so I guess I can link ALL of my articles to my blog... perhaps I will do that!

Something else to put on the resume

Check it out... I'm a "published" writer...

You should definitely put my link on your favorites!!! ha ha! Oh but don't worry, I won't leave my blog hanging, after all, on here I can say WHATEVER I WANT... in whatever format, etc... So, why not be a fan of both of my sites, RIGHT?!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Things to come...

So here is an update on what's coming up in my life:

1. I am going to start writing for the web site: (I will be a nutrition writer, right up my alley for sure!)... When I get my web page, etc I will post a link here to it so you can all follow me there... and spread the word to your friends, etc! I need readers/viewers/comments!!!

2. I will be continuing to intern @ KMGH (ABC) in Denver (Sunday & Tuesday morning shifts... 6am call time on Sunday & 4am call time on Tuesday)

3. I will be going down to Santa Fe for 4th of July... My family has a home there and we just redid our kitchen & constructed an outdoor kitchen... bring on the grilling!!

4. My 23rd Birthday is in ONE WEEK... ew I am getting up there... Any ideas on what I should do?


Yea, not too much. You know I would have added one more thing although I think if I mention it I might throw my computer out the window because I am soooo dang angry about it right now! GRRRRR!! These past 2 days have been completely wasted! I will never get them back, EVER!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Whole Foods Albacore Tuna Review

So as I said, I just got back to Boulder, Colorado this past Saturday and of course the FIRST THING I did was... visit my second home, AKA: Whole Foods.

Whole Foods + Me = The love affair of the century, FOR SURE!

Every single person in the store (there are actually 4 of them in the Boulder area, so I am talking about the one located on Pearl Street... along with a Sprouts Market & a Sunflower Market) knows me by my first name or simply: FISH GIRL... Because you guessed it, I am obsessed with their fish; which brings me to today's POST!

After gathering my typical "goods" (Salmon Belly, Hamachi Collars, Eel Fillets and yes, some King Salmon because it looked, THAT GOOD) I ventured over to the frozen seafood section and to my surprise and HAPPINESS there were HUGE frozen loins of sushi grade Albacore Tuna.

I couldn't resist... and at $12.99 a pound, it was a steal.

I sliced is sashimi style that night and wrapped it in nori sheets... dipping it in soy sauce (reduced sodium, wheat free if you MUST know) with every bite.

Pure deliciousness.

The taste was buttery, melt in your mouth good and when I finished my serving I was almost depressed because I wanted more! ha ha.

Well... my depression didn't last long because... I have already bought a second fillet.

So is this going to be a new staple in my diet? YOU BET IT IS!

Oh and another WONDERFUL part about this tuna... IT'S SUSTAINABLE! SICK BUSINESS© (that's one of my phrases...), another fish I am obsessed with is actually sustainable! Go me! No ounce of guilt here about eating over fished or mercury laden tuna! Wooo!!

Now while I ate this succulent piece of fish raw, you can always sear it... Personally I think sesame seared tuna is magnificent... but each to their own!

So if you do happen to stumble upon this tuna, don't hesitate, and pick up a package today! And if you think $12.99 is too expensive, well, splurge a bit and only have a tiny bit at your meal (serving it with some less expensive fish) so you can at least get the taste sensation!

I must mention though... I have officially promised myself that I cannot VENTURE INTO WHOLE FOODS FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK! OFF LIMITS, NO! ha ha!

(Well now that's a bit extreme... I will only "TRY" to boycott for a week! ha ha)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You'd think Brad Pitt would have ADDED TO HIS FAMILY but...



**Do I sound excited? Hm, not sure why... he's taken first of all, secondly he's way over my age limit and third, yea, I'm not even in Hollywood! ha! Alright, gotta go back to my sexy romance novel, hot tea, bath robe and imagination now!**

Friday, June 11, 2010

Beauty from Around the World!

Just made it back to Boulder, Colorado... and let you tell you, I am a bit of a mess!

I guess it doesn't really help that I rolled out of my hotel bed this morning around 5am to get a work out in before my parents and I decided to hit the road around 8am... Oh and that it decided to DOWN POUR when I went into the grocery store to pick up a few supplies that I needed for my apartment (so with no umbrella or any sort of cover, I braved the torrential rain and got completely drenched... why I have yet to change, I am not quite sure).

Oh and guess what I stumble upon as my internet loads to my home page... "Beauty Secrets from Around the World"... was that a "hint, hint, nudge, nudge" on the whole, "you look like crap GiGi" thing??!! Well, SCREW YOU YAHOO... but of course I clicked the link because after all... who isn't looking for a new way to primp these days? I even know guys who are looking for a way to better their appearance!

Curious... where here's the list (copy & pasted from the source):


Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis says yarrow extract is used by Australian Aboriginal women to prevent stretch marks, thanks to its moisturizing and hydrating properties. “Yarrow root is also an anti-inflammatory, which soothes the skin.” Calm your complexion with his Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer , which contains the extract as a key ingredient.


Chilean women credit the antioxidant powers of red grapes for their luminous skin. They create a paste by mashing up a handful of the fruit and adding 2 tablespoons of white flour. They then apply the mask to their face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off. “It wakes up the appearance of tired and fatigued skin to give you an amazing glow,” says Shalini Vadhera, author of Passport to Beauty

Dominican Republic

“If you ever meet a Dominican woman, look at her nails––chances are they’re super-strong,” says Vadhera. What’s their secret? Women in the Dominican Republic swear by garlic to keep their nails tough as…well, nails. They chop up fresh garlic, add it to a bottle of clear nail polish and let it stew for 7 to 10 days. “There will be an initial smell, so if you want to ward off vampires this is a great way to do it,” jokes Vadhera. “But the scent goes away. Garlic has so many strengthening properties and is naturally antibacterial as well.”


According to Vadhera, Cleopatra’s beauty secret was taking milk baths to soften her skin and remove dead cells. To try the treatment at home, Vadhera recommends adding 2 cups of powdered milk to your bath. “It will make your skin look absolutely gorgeous and feel so smooth, silky and soft.”


“The French woman sticks to a scrupulous and preventive skin and body care routine,” says Shannon Gallogly, lead aesthetician for French beauty brands Decleor and Carita. “This means she has weekly facials, regular massages and religiously takes her makeup off each night.” Gallogly’s recipe for an at-home facial without the price tag of a spa version: Mash up cherries and pomegranate seeds and apply as a mask to the skin for about 6 minutes. “This mask will help brighten skin with natural enzymes while firming at the same time.” Remove the mixture with a warm towel to help boost circulation.


“Greek women are blessed with Mediterranean skin, which is light in color but has enough melanin to shield and absorb harmful UV rays,” says New York City dermatologist Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD, who is half Greek. But even if you aren’t genetically blessed, you can still take a cue from the women of Greece. “There are other factors that contribute to their glowing complexion: They eat a Mediterranean diet high in fish, which provides skin-rejuvenating omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as fruits and vegetables, which provide antioxidants and vitamins. They also believe their intake of olive oil contributes to their great skin." So, start reaching for the olive oil instead of butter for better skin.


Cygalle Dias, owner of New York City’s Cygalle Healing Spa, was born in Israel and believes in the healing powers of sea salt. “When you swim in the Dead Sea, all of the salt helps your body rid itself of toxins, and it has also been known to help cure skin diseases.” To get the detoxifying benefits of sea salt at home, Dias shares her spa’s Lavender Sea Salt Scrub recipe: Mix together ¼ cup sea salt, 1 pinch seaweed powder, ½ cup massage oil and 10 to 15 drops lavender oil. Apply to skin to gently exfoliate.


How do Italian women maintain their glossy locks? According to Fabio Scalia, Italian hairstylist and owner of Fabio Scalia salon in Brooklyn, New York, the answer is right in your kitchen. Italian women keep their hair shiny by combining yogurt and olive oil and using the mixture as a conditioner. “The protein in the yogurt gently nourishes and conditions.” To whip up the rich treatment at home, Scalia recommends mixing 1 cup of plain whole-milk yogurt with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Then apply the mixture to washed hair, let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse with cool water.


Titi Branch, the half-Japanese cofounder of Miss Jessie’s hair care line, credits seaweed for Japanese women’s long, silky hair. Nori is a rich source of the trace mineral iodine, which is essential for healthy hair growth. (According to Branch, the iodine added to table salt isn’t the right kind to nourish your hair because your body doesn’t easily absorb it.) Seaweed is also a rich source of other mane-strengthening minerals—including iron, zinc, selenium and copper. “Japanese women either eat nori seaweed or boil it and apply it to dry hair as a nourishing paste.” Head to your local Asian grocer or health food store to pick up sheets of nori. “It’s traditionally used to wrap sushi, but you can use it like a tortilla to wrap up veggies with a dash of soy sauce, or crumble the sheets and sprinkle them on a salad, rice or stir-fry,” advises Branch.


Spanish women bring out natural, subtle highlights in their hair by rinsing it with cranberry juice, says Vadhera. Try mixing ¼ cup pure juice (not cocktail blends) with ¼ cup water and doing a final rinse with it in the shower. “If you’re going to be in the sun, the cranberry juice brings out the rich hues in your hair,” she says. “It works amazingly on brunettes, but if you’re blonde you’ll want to use lemon juice instead to avoid ending up with pink hair.”


Swedish women attribute their glowing, healthy skin to their diet of antioxidant-packed fresh berries and grilled fish, says Petra Strand, Swedish makeup artist and creator of makeup line Pixi, now available at Target. Give yourself a hit of antioxidants by trying Strand’s at-home treatment: Boil mineral water with a green tea or white tea bag, let the tea infuse the water and then freeze it into ice cubes to use instead of a toner. “Saunas are also a big part of Swedish culture,” says Strand. “The dry, clean heat rids your body of toxins.” To get the effect of a sauna at home, Strand says to take a handful of rock salt and add a dash of olive oil and about 10 drops of pure eucalyptus oil. Rub it all over your body and rinse with a blast of cold water.

So which one of these habits do you already do??? None of these say sitting in wet clothes enhances beauty... so while you figure out what habits you might want to start adopting, I'm going to get out of these sopping clothes and make some hot tea! (Hold on, where's the "tip" about drinking green tea & beauty... I know I have read that somewhere!!!)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Deliciousness... Oh man!

So yea, I am not sure if I have expressed my intense adoration for fish... well... if not here it is now:


And not just any ol' fish, but FATTY fish!

I'm talking Salmon, Escolar, Chilean sea bass, Sable Fish, Hamachi, Eel, Mackerel, Sardines, Anchovies... you name it, I LOVE IT!

But the purpose of this post is to talk about a specific fish that I am totally LOVING RIGHT NOW (probably because it's one of the only "fresh" fish we can get here in Jackson, Wyoming)...

Oh boy, it's good! I ate about an oozing (from fat, the omega-3 kind... which is so very healthy for you) pound of it last night (plus or minus a few ounces)... had about seven ounces today at lunch and will fish up the rest up tonight (mm mm good!)

Broiling it is most definitely the best way to seal in it's deliciousness! Oh yes, deliciousness is most definitely the WORD of this post...

Alright, I'll stop from keeping you guessing... it's Steelhead Trout!

This trout is actually incredibly similar to salmon and if you saw it at the store without a label as to what it was, you'd probably just think, ahhh Salmon... Perhaps you could consider Salmon and Steelhead Trout fraternal twins?

To all you who are health conscious, here's the nutritional low-down on my current obsession:

Per 3 ounces:
Calories: 144
Fat: 6.1
Protein: 20.6
*Excellent Source of: Niacin/B-3 & Vitamin B 12
*Good Source of: Pantothenic Acid & Selenium

Oh and GUESS WHAT!!! Farmed Steelhead Trout is SUSTAINABLE!!! I finally like a fish that's on the sustainable list, so now I feel even BETTER about eating it! No guilt here! YES! (Wait, I actually don't feel guilty when I eat unsustainable fish, gah, I know, sorry!! But I just love the taste!)

So are you jonesing some Steelhead yet?!?! I mean common, if you LOVE salmon, you will CERTAINLY LOVE this fish... Oh and the best part (other than the taste, texture, health benefits, etc)... it's relatively INEXPENSIVE! I bought mine at $7 a pound!!! PERFECT, now dig in!

Friday, June 4, 2010

So I gotta ask...

So almost on a daily basis I consume the ingredient glycerin... but really have NO CLUE whether or not it's bad for my health (which is weird for me because I know everything and anything about health, nutrition, fitness, etc)...

I have tried to look this ingredient up all over... I mean Dr. Google and RN Yahoo, why in the world have you not given me answers! I understand we are under Obama Care now which means longer waiting... but common, I want to know what the deal is!

So does anyone else have a clue as to what it might be?

This is what I have so far:

Glycerin is an odorless, colorless liquid that can be used for many functions. It comes from vegetable apparently and it is "100 %" safe...

Now do I believe this 100% safe claim? I mean the FDA believes Aspartame is safe but I have read otherwise (although, I won't lie to you, I do chew a far amount of sugar-free gum, whoops! Oh the little vices in life).

But wait a minute, now I am reading that glycerin comes from the soap making process. That's gross, I don't think ingesting soap is all that healthy now is it!?

Oh geeze, look at what else I found...

Glycerin =

1. A Love Potion
2. Paint Brush Cleaner
3. Highly Explosive
4. Heart Disease Drug
5. Safe Sweetener: Glycerin is an alcohol (glycerol) and is used as a preservative in the food industry, as well as a sweetener: it is very sweet, yet it contains no sugar.
6. Health Supplement
7. Plant Preserver
8. Photocopier?!?!?!
9. Moisturizer

GAH!!! So many uses, not sure what to believe... but I think I will go with number 1, 4, 5 and 6! And since I just found out that it's just so healthy... I'm going to go ingest some now! Ha Ha! Wish me luck though because who knows... number 3 might happen!

FYI: I used flavor concentrates, one of the many places glycerin is found.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Seriously, It's the grilling holiday of the year??
[Yes I am exaggerating a little but seriously... it should either be like this outside or SUNNY AND WARM!]

Yeah, it would be a lot more believable that it is Memorial Day if it weren't 28 degrees outside and on the verge of snowing!

I feel so sorry for my poor ol' grill outside, all he wants is to grill oozingly delicious bison burgers, scrumptious salmon fillets and flavorful spatch-cock chickens... but I guess he is just going to have to wait until the weather actually acts like the season it's suppose to be! If I were a nicer "owner" perhaps I would cover him up with a grill cover but... eh, I am just trying to "butch" him up so he can grill up a mean steak when the sun is shining!!!

So really since grilling is out of the question today... unless my father and I decide we are DIET HARD... I wonder what will be on the Memorial Day menu today! Honestly... this day probably won't be treated like any other day because we are not having anyone over to celebrate. To be honest, I would be surprised if my parents and I even stay up until 8 pm tonight.

You see, we just got back from Turkey the other day [AMAZING, by the way, but that's for another post]... and we are all still suffering from jet lag. Currently it's 6:30 am... and let me tell you, it was VERY hard for me to stay in bed until now! I have been up since 5 [thanks in small part to my dog who decided he is fighting jet lag too and had to make sure EVERYONE knew that], laying in my bed wondering what the EFF to do... Typically I would get up and work out... but knowing that I really have no plans today, I told myself, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT... So yup, here I am now... actually ATTENDING TO MY BLOG!

Any ways, back to the whole Memorial Day thing...

What are all of your plans? When I close my eyes and think of previous Memorial Days I think of burgers... ketchup... mustard... salmon [we're a big fish family!]...

So do you "follow the trend" and make the typical Memorial Day fare, or do you create nifty original concoctions that no one would even think about making?!?!

All I can say is... please don't go NUTS on the fatty fare today!

- If you want potato salad, nix the mayo and use olive oil...

- If you want to grill up some mean hot dogs... try these... I have taste tested them for you...

- Or if you want some burgers... go exotic and try and find some grass-fed bison, elk, ostrich, beef... simply delicious!

- Oh and as for condiments... try this ketchup... AMAZING!

- For fried chicken... why not roll those chicken legs in hemp seeds or crushed up flax seeds?? Um, healthy, nutty, delicious, no?!

- And instead of re fried beans... cook up some black-eyes peas! [Or really have the beans but simply boil them in salted water!]

- Hm... and yes, I know there is dessert and it's rather tricky to find a substitute for the real thing... so while I would suggest berries with maybe a touch of whip cream [if you must]... having a TINY bit of the real thing probably won't kill you... TODAY! ha ha ah! Oh but wait, I have heard that grilling fruit is actually pretty tasty... so jump on that before you dive head first into that huge apple pie!

Good thing my grill cannot read this post or else he'd start getting antsy... who am I kidding though, I am antsy for the both of us... perhaps I will be "die hard" today?!

PS: Don't forget to take some time to remember those who have fallen, after all that is what this holiday is about... not just gorging ourselves with food!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keep yourself busy when I'm gone!

So if you're like me... you just love answering other people's questions...

Not really sure why I do... Oh I know, it's because I answer questions I know the answer to, which makes me feel smart! ha ha.

I found a web site geared toward doing just that, answering questions... and here it is!

Oh and... I AM LEAVING FOR TURKEY TOMORROW!!! This means I won't be here until June... so while waiting for me to get back , you can go to this web site and answer all the questions in the world!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Where are they?

So yeah, I am just going to come right out and say it... I haven't been in a relationship in a VERY LONG TIME. I will not disclose JUST HOW LONG... but let's just say... cobwebs... that's right! Ha Ha Ha!

Any ways, I came across an article which I found to be rather interesting. It listed 10 reason why guys don't approach certain girls... Here is what the list says:

1. You're surrounded by A LOT OF FRIENDS

2. You're too hot

3. You get too tipsy

4. You look sloppy

5. You give off arrogant vibes

6. You're with another guy (even if he is a friend)

7. You're wearing a ring

8. You seem too busy

9. You're to quick to catch

10. You're a wall flower (meaning, you have way too many obstacles in front of you which intimate guys - or maybe they're just too lazy to make the effort)

Well if this list is true... then I think I know why I have not dated anyone in awhile and why guys tend not to approach me...

I don't drink so it's definitely not number three.

I don't wear jewelry so number seven is out of the question.

I don't think I seem to busy, but who knows I am pretty energetic so it might seem as if I have to be somewhere... so I could be both eight and nine.

Oh and I definitely "toot my own horn" every so often... so maybe I am arrogant? ha ha, nah, people know I am joking when I say egotistical things (or I should hope)...

I'm not typically surrounded by a lot of friends...



Well maybe I am a bit more number five than I thought!!!

Do any of these reasons apply to you?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


2 Days Until my Final Exams/Projects/Portfolios are due! (Finally the semester is over - I should be graduating but I am not until December which is... 233 Days Away!)

4 Days Until the Last Time I Intern with Richard (Weather Anchor @ ABC - SO SAD!)

8 Days Until I Drive Home! (Oh just love the 8 hour drive with my MOM!)

16 Days Until I go to Fayetteville, Arkansas (For a wedding... not a vaca!)

18 Days Until I go to TURKEY (WAHOOOO!!!)

59 Days Until my 23rd Birthday (not that that's all that exciting!)

**Nothing too too special to count down to (other than Turkey)... but you never know what tomorrow might bring!!**

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

One Year Anniversary!


One year ago on this day I had an emergency colectomy because I had a cecal volvulous! It's weird to think about... BUT despite this episode I am still alive and kicking!!

(My Sister & I!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Since I'll Be Famous...

I cam across a website that had a scanned copy of what Lady Gaga requests [in her dressing room] when she goes on tour...

Well since that document is pretty much illegible... here is what it says:

Lady Gaga Dressing Room Catering Rider


Instant Coffee – Both regular and decaf please plus small container of Whole milk for coffee. Packages of Splenda brand sweetener
1 pack RedBull Light on Ice
6 (6) pack of Vitamin Water on Ice (assorted flavors)
12 Assorted Sodas (Ginger Ale, Dr Pepper, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Crush
Assorted fruit juices (orange/apple/grape) on ice
Bottles of Green Tea
12 Bottles of STILL water (room temp)
12 Bottles of STILL water (cold)
½ gallon of lowfat 1% milk
Container of salsa
Container of guacamole
Large bag of Tortilla Chips
Small veggie tray with Ranch Dip on ice
Small plate of cheese (non smelly, non sweaty) on ice and whole wheat/ healthy crackers
Small Deli Tray of assorted deli meats (salami, turkey, ham) on ice
Assorted condiments (Best Foods Mayonnaise, mustard etc)
A mix of assorted fresh fruit
Package of Dried Apples
Package of Dried Mangos
Package of Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
Whole Roasted Chicken (hot)
Large container of lemon or Garlic Hummus
Bag of Pita Bread
Loaf of Wheat Bread
Small jar of Peanut Butter
Small jar jelly (either grape, strawberry or raspberry)
Packages of Starfish tuna (packed in water)

Sound check and show time water

Please have someone assist Jaclyn to the stage for placement of two cases of small bottles of water, two times per show day. Once for “LADY GAGA” sound check then just before “LADY GAGA” show time. Water does not need to be fliptop caps. ANYTHING GOES! Room temperature is fine in its original box.


This list got me thinking about what I would request if I were to travel to some far off destination...

Granted I don't EVER plan** on becoming a singer [these vocal cords of mine just don't belt out anything CLOSE to a tune] but when I am famous for being, well, just ME... I will obviously need to feel as "at home" as possible when I am DOIN' MY THANG in another state/city/country!!!

Hm... So here goes:
- Smart Water [That water is just so dang good]
- Xyience Xenergy Drinks [Cherry Lime &/or Mango Guava]
- VPX Redline &/or Melt Down [Exotic Fruit Flavor]
- 3 12 Packs of Sugar-Free Orbit Gum [Spearmint]
- Hot Water [If they need to install a hot water spigot, so be it!]
- Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Herbal Tea
- A Fridge & Freezer [Yes, in my hotel room]
- Hm.. An Oven/Stove? ha ha! [Well if this cannot be done, let's assume the kitchen at the hotel will be at my beckon call...]
- NuNaturals Stevia Packets
- Cans of Pureed Pumpkin [+ Can Opener]
- Eggs [Poached!]
- Broiled Salmon Belly [Possibly scattered on the bed like rose petals - Ah ha ha!]
- Spaghetti Squash [Yes that's right! I eat this stuff like it's my job!]
- Hair Straightener & Phone Charger [So I don't have to lug them myself... I assume a blow dryer is in the room - BUT WAIT<-- If I were famous wouldn't I have hair & make-up people?] - Blender [Kitchen Aid ONLY!]
- Ice Cubes
- Coffee Flavor Concentrate
- Vanilla Flavor Concentrate [Perhaps I will post WHY I need these things in another blog post...]
- How about the Whole Foods Store? Can that be fit into a hotel room? Ha Ha Ha!
- An Elliptical Trainer &/or Treadmill

Yea, I think that pretty much sums up my list. I don't think I am missing anything but you never know!

YIKES! You better GET ME WHAT I WANT... OR ELSE! ha ha!

What would YOU have in YOUR dressing room?!?!

**If some agent/recording artist/whomever decides WHO get's to be famous for music... thinks I have THE LOOK to be a pop star though, I definitely wouldn't turn down the opportunity to LIP SING my way into Hollywood!!! Ha Ha!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Whole Foods Salmon Sashimi Review

So I got a huge craving yesterday for sashimi... but the thought of going out to sushi didn't sound so hot so I decided, let's get some sashimi from Whole Foods!

And I mean look, it's way cheaper than what I probably would have gotten at a sushi restaurant anyways so I am being financially savvy too! Wow, Whole Foods and inexpensive in the same sentence? How in the WORLD is that possible!?!** [for answer - see bottom]

I settled on some salmon sashimi [that's what I was craving, hard core]... or SAKE if you really want me to get all Japanese technical! Typically this sashimi is... uh... carved[?] from Whole Food's farm raised Norwegian Salmon... Yes, I know what you're thinking: GAHH, you are eating FARM RAISED SALMON... but I have done EXTENSIVE research on Whole Food's farm raised salmon and have found that it comes from a legit source and the fish is not fed unhealthy and unnatural foods.

So anyways on to the good stuff....

Well what sashimi dinner is complete without Nori, Soy Sauce & Sesame Seed = NONE THAT'S WHAT! So of course I had to have them!

Then I sliced the sashimi [and to all you plate decorators and professional chefs out there... I am sorry for my UGLY plate presentation, but honestly, it ALL tastes the SAME! Whoops, I am sorry if I just broke the news to you!]... and placed it a top of a bed of spinach [because spinach tastes amazing with everything]. Of course I am not just going to eat this sashimi, ha, if you only knew me... I am known for eating a TON so of course I had my...

Spaghetti Squash sauteed with Broccoli in Olive Oil over another bed of Spinach...

And "FRIED" Green Beans [by far the BEST thing in the world, seriously: they taste JUST like French Fries... although maybe you should trust me on that because I haven't had a French Fry in oh about 10 years... or maybe even longer!]

Oh wait, isn't this suppose to be a review of the Whole Foods Sashimi Salmon? And here I am showing off my side dishes to the MAIN SUBJECT! [Oh wait, isn't the new thing... focusing in on vegetables are the MAIN part of a meal and simply using protein as a garnish? Well not in my life that's for sure!!!!!]

Well let me tell you... first bite to last... I was having a mouth-gasum... and if you have NO CLUE what that means... I was in serious HEAVEN the entire time I ate!!! The butteriness of the fish complimented the crunchiness of the nori perfectly [I wrap sheets around the fish - not rice, no nothing... the reason for this... is meant for another blog post!]. The fish also tasted incredibly fresh and melted in my mouth the instant it touched my tongue.

So if you ever get a craving for some sashimi [and you can use this sashimi to make roll if you so choose], then get your booty on down to Whole Foods [it's GiGi recommended!]! They also offer Hamachi/Yellowtail, Unagi/Eel, Maguro/Red Tuna, Octopus, Spicy Tuna [A delicious mixture sans MAYO]... and depending on where you live they may offer more or less!

Oh and if you live in the Boulder Area... go into the Pearl Street location - say the name GiGi to the fish counter, and they will know exactly who you're talking about! I swear I think I am going to ask them if they could make some sort of discount deal for the people who come in and mention my name... sort of like a coupon code! ha ha!

**Probably because it takes about 10 to 12 ounces of fish to fill me up... which would probably be the equivilent to about 2 platters of sashimi [which can JACK UP any bill]... While about 10 ounces from Whole Foods is... well you see how much it is above!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am flipping out [if you couldn't tell!!]...

So I am not graduating until December [to prolong stepping into the "real world"] but this is still on my mind because TIME FLIES... Also, I have been rejected/have not heard from pretty much ALL of the internships I applied to [out of state in the field I would love to work in] so I am feeling a bit dejected from that as well...

So I need your help [everyone who actually reads my blog... or happens to STUMBLE upon it through an internet search]... WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE?!?!?!

My interests include:

- Nutrition & Health & Exercising
- Meeting New People
- Making People Laugh
- Cooking & Healthy Food
- Laughing
- Socializing
- Aiding People When They Need Help
- Celebrity News & Gossip
- Dancing
- Modeling/ Posing
- Getting Attention [ha ha, yes yes it's true]...
- Writing
- Snow Boarding
- Exploring

And yea, that list could go on for days! I would LOVE some advice or I would LOVE to hear what career[s] you believe I would best fit in with!

**Bear in mind that I am graduating with a broadcast journalism degree so I am not afraid of being in front of cameras and am a very outgoing person!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Man I'm Interesting...

I am pregnant with quadruplets [and have no clue who the father is]...

Dyed my hair blue with green high lights...

Went bungee jumping this morning...

After I ate eight glazed donuts with sprinkles...

Filmed a TV pilot about the nature of bunny rabbits mating...

Ate brunch with George Clooney [the donuts just weren't enough]...

Then had brunch dessert with Ryan Reynolds who offered to break it off with Scarlet so he could be with me and help me with my children when they're born...

And we have decided to move to the tiny island of....
Seychelles Islands specifically, Booby.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Birthday & Death

Well... Happy Birthday Dad... but...

Rest in Peace Cody! I love you so so so so so much!

(October 26, 1998 - March 27, 2010)
You were a trooper Girlie! Balooga! Gimpy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"A state of total awareness" - PAH!


And no I am not talking about the "concept"... mentioned by Ross on Friends (season 6, ep. 17) that Unagi is, "a state of total awareness... being prepared for any danger that may be-fall you."

No, I am siding with Rachel and Pheobe in that... Unagi is a type of sushi... and a DELICIOUS SUSHI at that!!!

Unfortunately Unagi is typically DOUSED in a sugary-sweet sauce that really ruins all nutritional benefits of the fish... but I have come up with a very good solution to this problem which has enabled me to SCARF this eel down without a guilt in the world... (although I have heard it's on the Do Not Eat list... but I am going to pretend as though I never heard/read that!)

(Stupid sweet-ass sauce ruining my delicious EEL)

When I buy it from the store in the pre-BBQed package... I open up the package and WASH the fillet off... then I take about 1/2 a roll of paper towel and remove all the rest of the disgustingly sweet sauce... and let me tell you, naked eel is definitely NOT naked in flavor!!!

When I go to sushi restaurants and order eel sashimi, I will ALWAYS ask/write down that there is to be no extra eel sauce slopped on top, that way I am not bombarded with sugar calories that are simply NOT NEEDED!

So you're either now thinking...

A. She is a complete nut job of caring about sugar

B. Ew, eel, that's disgusting, I hate raw fish...

C. Whoa, good idea, although I probably won't go nuts with the paper towels

D. Tell me about the damn nutritional benefits!

And let me just make it clear that...

A. Yes I am completely nuts about avoiding sugar

B. Eel is ABSOLUTELY delicious and should NOT be avoided (out of fear that it's slimy and "yucky") and it is a COOKED fish (if you'd call it a fish)

C. Yes yes, I know I am so smart... and in my mind, every little bit of sauce that comes off is a little less calories & sugar! (but I am aware I probably won't be able to get ALL of the sauce off)

D. I was just about to come to that!

So here you are all you letter D thinkers... EEL'S ROSTER OF HEALTH BENEFITS:
  1. Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  2. High in Protein
  3. Very High in Vitamin A & B1 & B2
  4. High in Vitamin D & E
  5. Rich in Phosphorus
  6. And did I mention... SCRUMPTIOUS!

While eel is a bit on the caloric side, it's oh so worth it... So don't shy away from it! Go nuts and order a sushi roll or better yet eel sashimi the next time you visit your sushi restaurant... Or if you're lucky like me and you have a Whole Foods near by, go and pick up a package or two and simply toast it in the oven until perfection! Seriously, you will have a mouthgasum and then thank me when you're done! Ha Ha Ha!

PS: There is another kind of eel served at Sushi Restaurants called Anago which is SEA EEL and also very tasty... but it's not as popular as Unagi. If you do get the chance, sample both and let me know which one you think is better!