Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hii everyone! Sorry I was missing, it was my sister's birthday so we were celebrating. Highlights include a Harry Potter cake from Publix (yummmm) and delicious sushi.

Yesterday we had another dinner party and it was just as delicious as the first! I made pesto chicken sandwiches. For all you vegans/vegetarians, this recipe is SUPER SIMPLE and you could easily re-create it with tofu, temphe, any grilled vegetable ect.

  • whole wheat bread of anytime (or lettuce wrap/pita/wrap)
  • homemade pesto (1 tsp olive oil, 1c basil, 1/4c vegetable broth, garlic, parmesan if you wish)
  • chicken breast
  • roasted red pepper
  • spinach
  • any other additives, I added Mozzarella cheese for only 80 cals and 6g of fat
  • press it until its gooey
Plus fresh organic corn on the cob, which is incredible right now.

Jenn made a peanut butter pie (which was like a thick peanut butter cheese cake). TO.DIE.FOR.
and pretty reasonable, one slice was 10 weight watcher points. The basic ingredients were:
  • fat free and reduced fat creamed cheese
  • reduced fat peanut butter
  • graham crackers
  • condensed milk
  • dark chocolate chips
  • real butter (no fake scary stuff)
  • brown sugar and regular sugar

I highly suggest people try and play around with this stuff and make it. I try not to eat "fake" things, like fake cream cheese, but every once in a while, I think it's fine. Also, note how there is NO SPLENDA or other weird sweetners, just natural things.

For dinner tonight, I used some homemade pasta that my parents bought at the farmer's market. It was garlic/basil flavored and I paired it with a homemade sage butter sauce with some grilled shrimp and steamed broccoli. Holy Yum. The sage added a nice subtle flavor to the already seasoned pasta. This stuff was AMAZING. Best pasta I have had yet.

I also made a vegan friendly pizza the other day! We bought a whole wheat crust from the farmer's market and topped it with delicious red sauce plus roasted veggies (broccoli, red pepper, onions, zucchini). Simple and delicious.

For the first time ever today, I got a shaken green iced tea from Starbizzle...so. good! Usually I get it unsweet, however, I was feeling sassy today and got the simple syrup (which only makes the whole thing 80 cals. not bad AT ALL. so don't freak out girls). It was such a nice refreshing summer drink! Plus anti-oxidants from the tea.

Sorry for the lack of pics..I promise i'll be better about taking them this week!!

On an off topic note, I am soo sad for Reid. I love him and will be his wife. The end.


  1. I was so bummed Jill turned him down!!

  2. I love the shaken green tea!

    I think Reid should come date me...a Jillian he can count on :)

    PS- Publix is one of the things I miss most about living in FL. I loved it there- everyone was alway so nice and the store was always so clean.

  3. Excuse me ladies, but Reid is mine!!! I know, I love Publix and Fresh Market!! But I now have a new love for Farmer's Markets!