Back From Sea

Well, Ryan and I are back from our day on the high sea! We hooked a few BIG fish but they broke the line every time. It was still fun though and totally gorgeous outside!







We brought along a humongous bag of grapies to snack on—


(which I snacked on liberally all day long!)

And, for lunch, I brought a monster sized salad of organic greens & strawberries with honey lime dressing (from Greenwise) as well as my favorite flavor of Clif Bar



I know I just said yesterday how I hate to replace meals with bars….but I feel like I actually got a pretty balanced meal out of this bad boy because I combined it with a huge fresh organic salad and fresh fruit! This is when Meatless in March is hard for me because I totally would have just picked up a turkey sub to bring on the boat today! I knew that a veggie sub would NOT fill me up AT ALL (I need more protein than just veggies + bread) and so this was the next best option. Surprisingly, it kept me going all afternoon and I was fine until we just got home at 4:30 and I snacked on a Kashi Go Lean waffle with almond butter—


Yummy gooey almond buttery goodness…for the third time today! Love it!

Tonight we are going out to dinner here with Sarah and her hubby, David. Ryan has been to Square 1 before but I never have. I was pretty hesitant about going to dinner at just a burger joint but then I looked at their menu and freaked out! They have SOOOO many amazing options and I already have my meal all planned out and I’m super excited about it. This is not just any ol’ burger place…check out the menu and see for yourself! What would YOU get?

I’m also super excited because after dinner I get to come home to THIS:


Yep, I made my first recipe from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen cookbook and I’m so stoked about it. This would be raw Vanilla Macadamia Nut ice cream!!!!! Holy yum is correct. I made it this morning before we left for the boat in the Vita-Mix and then the ice cream maker….



Basically, I just blended up in the Vita-Mix soaked macadamia nuts, dates, coconut water and one entire vanilla bean (bark and all!). It made a very very creamy “kream” (as Ani calls it) and then I transferred that into the ice cream maker to freeze and it came out beautifully! I have tasted a little and it is heaven. Super creamy and vanilla-y. I wanted to try my hand at the ice creams with thai green coconuts, but I am going to have to wait until the coconut master herself comes to Tampa and helps me whack my first ever. I’m scared and have no idea what to do! Hurry up down here, Gina! 🙂

I’m off to shower and get ready for dinner. A HUGE congrats to Miss Meghann who completed her first ever triathlon today and totally rocked it! I’m so proud of you, Meghann! Wish I could have been there!!
See you tonight!

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  • Betsy
    March 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The sky in those pictures of you looks like a backdrop – so perfect and beautiful! I’m so jealous… we’re stuck with gray skies & windbreakers for a while longer.

  • *Andrea*
    March 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    your bathing suit is so pretty, i love that color!!! and you look so fit – i love it 🙂 wish i was in the sunny florida, although it’s getting warmer slowly here in boston. love the eats today too! you’re such a great role model!!

  • jen
    March 14, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Wow, good for you, already trying out a raw dessert recipe! It looks fantastic!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    So fun!!


  • Sharon
    March 14, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Oh wow, that is so awesome!! What a blast!!

  • Angie
    March 14, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    That looks like vegan heaven. Send some to Minnesota, please!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    such a fun day on the water!! and that ice cream … YUM

    i can tell your din tonight is going to be amazing! i’d get a portobello burger with pesto and gruyere … but did you see that they have a CUPCAKE SAMPLER????

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    What a fun day you had. AND OH MY GOSH. That ice cream. Looks delicious!

  • K
    March 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I like your bathing suit – it’s cute!! What a fun day 🙂

    That Clif bar is very good but that raw dessert sounds AMAZING!!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 14, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    What an incredible day with the one you love (no, not the ice cream). This post just warmed me up from the inside out!

  • Hannah
    March 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    That restaurant looks so yummy and so healthy for a burger joint! I’m really jealous – I’m no vegetarian, so I’d totally go for a buffalo burger with lots of mustard and caramelized onions! Hope you and Ryan and your friends have a great night!

  • FoodsThatFit
    March 14, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    That ice cream looks fantastic! I am jealous of your beautiful weather! It is in the 40’s and raining here!

    I agree with you on the veggie subs! I am hungry 10 minutes later! And sub shops don’t have tempeh or tofu to add to them. You should start a shop/cafe like that with your fresh baked goods and vegan/vegetarian options!

  • Meg
    March 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Raw Vanilla Macadamia Nut Ice Cream!?! Oh that sounds amazing! I need to get an ice cream maker pronto. We have one, but it’s a hand crank one and I’m not hand cranking ice cream all by myself that’s for sure!

    Looks like you had tons of fun fishing!

  • Danielle
    March 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    It looks so beautiful there, and I love your bathing suit!
    Have fun tonight!

  • Bec
    March 14, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Wow, it looks like you guys had a great day on the water 🙂

  • Alyssa
    March 14, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    That pic of you and Ryan is so cute! Can I have some of that ice cream please? 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    March 14, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    what cute pictures of you guys! im jealous. that ice cream looks delish.

  • brandi
    March 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    what a fun day! you two are so cute 🙂

  • Sarah W.
    March 14, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    i love your bikini back!!!! i love that style!!!!

    mmmmmmmmm kashi waffles are the BEST!! love me a waffle sammich w/ ab/jelly 🙂 yum!!!

  • Run Saraaah
    March 14, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Fishing looked super fun. You and Ryan are too cute! Have you tried out the veggie fake turkey slices? They can be tasty in sandwiches and add a bit of a protein boost.

  • Caroline
    March 14, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Hmm looks like I’ll be making another addition to my cookbook collection…

  • Jaclyn
    March 15, 2009 at 2:11 am

    wow that place looks amazing 😀 good luck tomorrow

  • Meghann
    March 15, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I’m just catching up on blog reading. Thanks for the shout out!!! It was an amazing experience.

    Your day in the boat looks like heaven, it is also making me really want to go to the beach.. maybe I’ll put that on the agenda for next weekend. 🙂

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  • gina (fitnessista)
    March 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    congrats on your first raw ice cream success! hahah megan and i will teach you to hack coconuts like a pro 😀 i’m way excited for our ice cream party!