You are all amazing! 🙂
I did not expect such an overwhelming response to my post about Body Haters the other day. From all of your comments I gathered that I was definitely not over reacting to this mans comments. I only wish that I could go back and tell this man just how rude he was.
You know I have to admit something to you all..
I like to eat!
And I’m not afraid to say it.
I have been alive for eighteen years now and there is one thing that I have learned about women. With women (not all, but many) there is some sort of taboo about eating. Why is it that men get to chow down while were stuck eating salads. (Although nothing is wrong with salads, especially if they are like Gena’s!)
We have been programed that there is something wrong with us if we actually… GASP… enjoy our food!
One of the reasons why I enjoy blogging so much is getting to look at and take part in the joy that others get from their kitchen creations. For me being in the kitchen is a place to express myself. Its a place where even the biggest mistakes can still end up being tasty (sometimes… not all the time. Trust me!) Have you ever been expected to eat a certain way just because your a woman?
I have gotten a few comments at times when I eat more than a salad such as…
- Wow look at you go.
- Where do you put it all?
- Are you sure you want to eat that?
Mind you these meals were not greasy, salty, unhealthy foods. It might have been a baked sweet potato with a cup of soup and a medium sized salad. Perfectly reasonable. But still… why did people comment? Is there something wrong with being a girl and having an appetite?
Now onto some of my recent and delicious eats.
After the whole gym fiasco I met up with a good friend and we went out for lunch.
As an appetizer we split some of the best hummus with roasted red peppers.
A huge leafy green salad with more roasted red peppers.
(Im going through a phase can you tell?) 😉
After putting my sprializer into retirement over this past winter, I was so happy to break it out and use it on some of the most gorgeous zucchini that I purchased at a local farmers market. I got four big zucchini for three bucks, you cant beat that!
Zucchini noodles tossed with my tangy tahini dressing, 1/2 a sweet potato and a falafel from Ghossains.
I forgot how much I enjoy zucchini noodles!
On a side note, did anyone know that Orange Julius has dairy free smoothies? I went there with a friend the other day to chit chat and asked if they had any dairy free/vegan ones and they surprised me with a yes. They have two the Banana Berry Squeeze and the Raspberry Crush, and I ended up paying 5 bucks for the Banana Berry Squeeze just to give it a try. How do you feel about drinks from places like Orange Julius?
In all honesty I NEVER drink things from Orange Julius just because they straight up liquid calories all from sugar. While it tasted good for a sip or two I ended up getting a headache from all of the sugar – the Raspberry crush has over 80 grams of sugar and the Banana berry squeeze has about 60 grams.
The rest was given to Earth Mama who thoroughly appreciated it. 🙂
That’s all for me today! Im taking a easy rest day today from the gym, after working out on a two day weight/cardio split. Ill do a little bit of yoga, work on my abs and do some Zumba of course!
I have some very exciting new too coming your way!
Question of the day – What is your favorite type of summer veggie?
A granola giveaway over at Leslie Loves Veggies.