Monday, June 28, 2010

An Update... Finally! June 28th

Sorry I've been gone for so long, but this summer I'm going to be taking long breaks from blogging! I am focusing on other things, but I did want to give you guys an "update!" Peanut is doing well, he just had his annual check-up the other day (June 24th) and the vet said that he is "perfect." He was a very good boy and made his Mummy proud. :) And here's a tip for pet owners: get your pet used to their carrier when they're very young so they won't fight you when they have to go somewhere! Peanut loves his carrier so much, he goes in there by himself to sleep sometimes!


As far as my eats go, here are some "highlights"...

I went through a french toast phase...


I got the vanilla bean french toast at Jane (which I've been to once before). It was okay, but the crust was a little too crispy and the middle was a little too soft. And it was SO crowded there on the Sunday I went I actually had to sit at the bar or wait over 30 minutes for a table!

And I got french toast for breakfast at Friend of a Farmer one day...


Actually the breakfast came with eggs, french toast, and instead of sausages or whatever I opted for fruit. This is a great hang-over breakfast! Because I really felt a million times better after eating it!! And their french toast was AMAZING!

A home made brunch...


An egg white omelette with mushrooms and american cheese, and a yogurt parfait with Kashi GoLean Crunch, strawberries, blueberries, and Fage 2% yogurt (with maple syrup added in). I couldn't finish the yogurt by a long shot... the Kashi GoLean Crunch is very filling!

And with this TERRIBLY hot weather we've been having here in NY, I've been eating a LOT of frozen treats!

A Pinkberry frozen yogurt with oreos & strawberries.


My favorite ice cream EVER... Edy's "Take the Cake!" This is fantastic and it doesn't even have a lot of calories and fat! (And making your own cones at home is cheaper!)


And my beloved strawberry fruit bars (Whole Foods "365" brand).


Here's a new product I came across the other day... Clif's new granola bars! These aren't even in most stores yet, but I found them in Bed, Bath, & Beyond of all places! I got the chocolate chip flavor.


I thought they were pretty good. They remind me of the Nature Valley ones... you get 2 in a pack, they're very crunchy/crumbly, and they have a honey taste to them.

I don't know when I'll be updating again, but enjoy your summer folks, and I'll leave you with something to "chew" on! lol


I don't even know what Peanut was chewing on in this picture, but it's cute none the less! :)

8 comments:

Tori said...

I've missed your posts! But I can understand that life can be a little more important than updating our blogs! Haha :)

I've just realized something missing in your post though. Where's the spring rolls?!

<3 Tori

Marina said...

^^Oh that's so funny Tori!! Of COURSE I'm still eating spring rolls... I'm at Wild Ginger and Qi all the time. But I didn't bother posting them because my eats are always the same at those places, and I figure people are tired of seeing them by now! lol

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back!!! :)

Kelsey said...

Marina, ive missed you! but i understand about the summer blogging breaks. i feel like i'll be doing the same especially if it ever gets hot here lol and actually starts feeling like summer.. :(

mmm i need to try the clif crunch bars! i loved nature valley so if theyre pretty similar, then i must try!

<3 enjoy your summer lovie!!!

Marina said...

Thanks Liz & Kelsey! :)

Gabriela said...

I've been looking for those Clif crunch bars everywhere but can't find them! I'm glad to know they're tasty :) So happy you're back!

Missy said...

Welcome back! Hope your doing okay! All of that french toast and ice cream is making me hungry! I think we are due for a lunch date soon :)

Marina said...

^^Missy you're exactly right! I just texted you. :)