Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Obama Day!

This is what Barack and I ate for breakfast this morning. (He stopped by for a small pep talk regarding that under-the-radar speech he gave today.)

It was no biggie - I typically "pal around" with awesome dudes.

This one just happens to be our President.

And I just happen to have a renewed sense of faith in our country today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Box o' Cookies for Your Troubles

Oops - I almost forgot to announce the winner of the box of Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's!

The winner is:

(drum roll, please....)

Tory, aka Herbivore, from the very cool blog, Herbivious.

Congrats, Herbivore! Make sure to contact me at veggieterrain [at] gmail [dot] com with your info, and I'll send those cookies out to you asap!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

They say it's your birthday...

...and it is!

Today is my birthday, and it's the second one I've celebrated since starting this blog!

However, instead of making cookies, cake, or b-day tartlets, I've decided to do something a little bit different.

As I inch even closer to the ripe old age of 30 (yikes!), I thought it might be useful to share a few of the things that I've been doing to stay healthy with each passing year.

First: I try to eat breakfast every day (although it's a constant battle). I used to be really good about grabbing a cup of tea, some fruit, and a granola bar whenever I was headed out in the morning, but now that I'm job hunting, it's a little more difficult. Since I often get completely engrossed in whatever I'm doing, I easily lose track of time (and my hunger), and forget about breakfast altogether. Thus, I've been making it a priority to eat within the first hour of waking up.

whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, sliced bananas, and agave nectar

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Product Reviews: Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

Candy Cane Joe-Joe's:
They'll make you say,

Yep, these are quite possibly the most addictive cookies to ever come out of a box (or an oven, for that matter).

They're similar to an Oreo cookie, but have tiny bits of seductive candy cane mixed into their delicious vanilla (vegan!) cream middles. I like to eat them as-is, but CH prefers the old "twist, separate, and devour the middle-part first" method. Either way, you're looking at heaven. (See: exhibit "A" - the ethereal glow around the Joe-Joe's box, below.)

Before I go any further, I want to be clear about something: I don't even like candy canes, and I'm not a huge fan of cookies either - so these have to be pretty darn good to earn a positive review from me. (Don't get me wrong - I can fully appreciate a fantastic cookie, but I'm not the type of person who fantasizes about them all day...)