Sunday, March 15, 2009

Taco Night!

Long weekend. Stressed with big decisions. Not ready for another work week... Sunday night done right. Get your week started on a healthy and filling foot!

Homemade guacamole and sweet corn tortilla chips. Crispy or soft corn t
aco shells topped with lean ground turkey and spices, fresh tomato salsa, crisp and cool shredded iceburg.

Homemade Guacamole
4 avocados
8 tablespoons chopped red onions
8 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
About 2 1/2 chopped jalapeno chiles
Pinch garlic salt to taste

Fresh squeezed lime juice to your liking
Freshly chopped cilantro leaves

Half and seed the avocados and place in a bowl. Add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro, garlic salt, chiles and lime juice, to taste. Now mix and smash together. Enjoy!

Monday, March 9, 2009

This One Takes the Cake!

Ok, so I know I'm "crazy healthy" and all...Physique 57 instructor, organic cookie company founder, workout freak and dairy-free...but I am also in the middle of planning a wedding. And this is something that I needed to share with you. The pictures could speak for themselves...

...but let me tell you more! After a fabulous kick-off to the celebrations with an engagement party at the Bowery Hotel this past weekend, we drove out to the hamptons (yes, in the snow storm!!) to meet with our wedding planner for appointment, after appointment...after appointment. Things were crammed into one day due to weather conditions so we had to miss out on a few elements this being the ULTIMATE CAKE TASTING. Though we were unable to actually meet with Miche from Sacred Sweets, she was kind enough to leave behind a few treats...ok TOWERS of creamy, silken-ed icing-ed fluffs of gorgeous flavors of cake. Fillings of all tastes and textures. Hazelnut coquant butter cream; rich mexican chocolate; sweet dulce de leche; espresso and coffee ganaches; elegant almond coquant- fancy layers of goodness. Thinking back, our wedding planner actually seriously asked if I wanted a dairy-free or vegan or healthy-of-some-sort cake for our wedding. She found it funny that I thought she was out of her mind! I've heard from our married friends that this was the "fun part", but really?? We died and went to heaven! After cutting into two of the cakes late-night when we first got back, we sat down to a "proper tasting" the following night. Trying to take one bite at a time (with breaths in between) was far from easy! After all of the tastings and all of the discussions, we still do not have a decision. Guess we'll have to really meet with Miche to "discuss" further. Looking forward to future bites! Oh, and for those of you freaking out about our wedding being at the height of football season (not to mention names or anything, STEVE) this is a just another reason to make the trip, stop pouting and dvr the games.