Dessert/ Dinner

Leprechaun Juice

I celebrated the holiday with a big green beer in a water bottle!


Just kidding. Actually I made some leprechaun juice with kiwi, celery, kale and parsley. You know me. 😉

Snack this afternoon was a glo bar:


YUM….it kept my hunger at bay all afternoon!

And then I actually did go have a beer with Rocky but….it wasn’t green. I think it was a Corona. Aaaand I only drank half. I feel so old right now! I think my craziest St. Pattie’s Day took place my freshman year of college…I remember it being a Wednesday and I felt so cool for going out on a school night. Ever since then though I’ve always worked on the holiday or been in school. Somehow St. Pattie’s Day just is a lot cooler if you are in college… or live in Savannah.

Had a late dinner of soup re-heats + a whole wheat wrap. This soup was even BETTER second time around (let’s hope third and fourth time continues the trend):


Right after I ate (literally, five seconds after), I was hungry again and needed something sweet.


Nothing a toasted Vita-Muffin topped with peanut butter can’t fix. So good. Wish these vita-muffins weren’t so darn expensive!

I haven’t written a WORD today so I’m about to take a bath, rewind a bit and then hit the laptop for awhile. Tomorrow I have a super fun day planned that includes picking up a friend from the airport and then eating all of San Francisco. Oh yes.


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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    mmm I love Vitatops. You should check out for Hungry Girl specials on them because she does free shipping or by one get one deals pretty often. There’s actually one going on today that expires at midnight (not much notice!) Here’s a link to it:

  • Run Sarah
    March 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I’ve never actually gone out on St Patty’s Day…always working or totally busy with school. Love your green “beer”! Totally agree about VitaTops, they are super expensive here (work out to $1.50-$2/each)

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    March 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I had a chocolate pb tooth tonight and that looks fantastic. I couldnt decide so I had vanilla fro-yo with a pb cup and frozen berries. That didn’t cut it so back to the freezer for bowl number two with melted PB and chocolate covered cacao nibs…HIT. THE. SPOT!

  • Cassie
    March 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    That soup looks great! I’m a sucker for any kind of soup. One of my favorite meals, even in the summer. I too love a good whole wheat english muffin topped with peanut butter when I have a sweet tooth. Yummy!

    I’m new to your blog, you’re quite an inspiration! I’m enjoying reading.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    My sweet tooth was on fire all day long. I didn’t want a savory thing to eat! You’re the grandma? I’m the one in college and in bed already hahaha

  • Bonnie @ BonnieAppetite
    March 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Only half a beer? What?!
    My craziest St. Patrick’s Day was sophomore year of college. Oh the excuses to drink.

  • Jenna
    March 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Have fun tomorrow!

  • Jenny
    March 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Vita tops are $6.79 in Gainesville- it’s ridiculous!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    oh, tomorrow sounds fun! can’t wait to see which friend you pick up and where you eat in san fran! i could totally go for a bowl of that soup right now… 🙂

  • Amy H
    March 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I always need something sweet less than 5 minutes after dinner. Sometimes it is just a few strawberries, or a banana, or a handful of dried fruit. For some reason, once I eat the sweet, I am completely satiated and content. It might be phychological, who knows.

  • Ariffa
    March 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    you’re so brave drinking that green smoothie in a clear water bottle, i made that mistake on my first week of school last year and got some meaan looks, I guess not everyone shoves spinach and kale into their smoothies?

  • Ameena
    March 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Eating all of San Francisco sounds like a great plan to me!! You should check out Millennium if you get a chance. That and Betelnut (spelling?) are two of my favorites.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Is Tartine round #24 in the plans? =]

  • amber's notebook
    March 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    oh you should have spent the night in San Fran. St. Patty’s day in the city is fun stuff. Alas we are no longer college students though.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 18, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I saw the website with all the Vitatops on..I was sooo jealous, they sounded amazing! I only wish they did them over in England 🙁
    I’m very impressed with all your juices – kale/celery juice sounds just too scary for words to me (I hate celery) but I bet it packs a great vitamin punch 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    March 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I didn’t even realize it was St. Patrick’s day until TODAY (the 18th). Spent the entire day en route from Australia to New Zealand and missed out on all the fun. 😉

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 18, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Okay. It’s official. I have to make that soup!

    I soooooooooo miss my juicer. I’m gonna need some serious fromage detox green juice when I get back 😉

    Hope your evening was lovely!

  • christie, honoring health
    March 18, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Have you ever considered buying the vita muffin mixes instead? When I could eat gluten, I bought the mix and though I don’t remember how much they were, I remember it being about a quarter of the price of the pre-made. You can buy them on their website and just add water and chocolate chips, I think,

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 18, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I love your new green juices!

    I don’t think I’ve had a crazy Saint Paddie’s day yet, I’ve just never felt the impulse to go nuts on that day. The giant parade ate up the busiest chunk of Manhattan today, making it a huge pain in the a** to get around. That alone just left me sort of annoyed with the holiday…and I’m Irish!

    I like the sound of your plans for tomorrow! San Francisco is a foodie haven fo’ sho.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 18, 2010 at 3:57 am

    I feel old too – all of the college kids here were partying and I didn’t go to the big parade Saturday!

  • Kelly
    March 18, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Haha the last time I did anything crazy on St. Patrick’s day was when it was on a Wednesday (like 6 years ago?) too. Yay for school nights 🙂

  • eatmovelove
    March 18, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Ah your nigth was better than mine. Do you have “goals” set as to how much to write per day? Also is your book told from the first-person POV, like an autobiography of sorts??…how/where will you end it??!!!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 18, 2010 at 4:48 am

    LOVE the sound of that Glo Bar!! I’ve only tried to coffee flavor which was good…but pb & j sounds even better 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    March 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I have never tried a vita-muffin, but I’m kind of afraid to start (the look like they could be very addicting :mrgreen: )

    I hope you managed to get some good writing in!!

  • theemptynutjar
    March 18, 2010 at 5:06 am

    How do you remain productive and focused when other things get you down? I feel someone else is always distracting me or bringing me down, and its hard to enjoy and just relax with things.
    Like even when I just want to read a novel, or perhaps try and write a little, or anything…I get “dragged” down by someone else who takes the joy out of any of the fun stuff. And its hard to avoid. Even writing becomes impossible because I feel the joy is stole from it.
    So do you have advice about how to stay positive and completely inwardly focused?

  • Louise
    March 18, 2010 at 5:08 am

    That soup looks delicious! I find mine seems to taste better as well a day or two after cooking. Yummm…

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 18, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Ohhhhhh, St. Patty’s Day in Savannah. When I was a freshman at CofC, I went down with a group of friends for the festivities…and ended up getting the palmetto tree and crescent moon tattooed on my BUTT!!!!! LOL. Beware St. Patty’s in Savannah, seriously!!! 😀

  • Amy (Up and Running!)
    March 18, 2010 at 5:39 am

    I’m obsessed with Vitas…my goal is to now work for their complany with hopes of getting discounts haha. 😉

  • Carolyn @
    March 18, 2010 at 5:59 am

    If you can find the Vitamuffin mix, it’s probably cheaper per muffin.

  • Andrea
    March 18, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Have a wonderful time in SF!! SOunds like fun!

  • Lauren
    March 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Wow, the vitamuffin with PB was exactly what I had for a snack yesterday too! Great minds think alike 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 18, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Wow that does sound like a fun day tomorrow!!
    And I’m so jealous of that Glo Bar flavor – one of the FEW that I haven’t tried and it sounds good!

  • Kait
    March 18, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I was in Savannah for st. patties day last year. It was sooo crowded everywhere but really fun. Have a great time in SF today!!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 18, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Yeah vitatops are WAY too pricey!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Reheated soup always tastes so much better.

    Can’t wait to see what treat you pick up at Tartine this time 🙂

  • Me-Linh @ Sweets and Sweat
    March 18, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Love the St. Patty’s “beer”. As a not-able-to-drink-yet college student, that would’ve been the best choice to make for St. Patty’s day! Maybe next year 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 18, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I totally hear you on St Patty’s day. It was cool to go out and celebrate in college, but now, not so much. I’m not even Irish 🙂
    I looove me some vita tops, too. Love the deep chocolate and corn muffin kind!

  • Tara
    March 18, 2010 at 8:22 am

    perhaps you could have added green beer to your drink (:

  • Stacey
    March 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Nice idea dunking the wrap in the soup.

  • Adrien
    March 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I recently purchased a pkg of a dozen vitatops at my local Costco for $10!! Actually I purchased 3 dozen because I heard they would be one of those items that only sticks around for a while. Not sure if they are still available, but you might want to check it out.

  • Terri
    March 18, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Vita muffins are the best ! Healthy ingredients and super good tasting !

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