Our Baby Grew Up!

Good evening!

I hope everyone had a good day! I actually got a lot done and was able to organize everything for Boston! My bed is covered right now with different lists and agendas…I’m so excited! I want to take a moment now to thank my sponsor, Nasoya, for their awesome contribution. I’m sure you all know, but Caitlin, Kath, Meghann, Heather, Tina and I dreamt up the Healthy Living Summit early last March and its been like our baby ever since….now she’s all grown up! 😉 Nasoya was incredibly gracious to us and covered some of our discretionary expenses and we are all thankful! Plus…their tofu rocks! 🙂

Midday I had the typical Oikos + raw granola snackie:

And as for dinner…..I sort of got off easy!!!! Anne’s family had a big dinner party last night and had mega leftovers so Anne brought me five HUGE crabcakes! I LOVE crabcakes so I knew dinner had to revolve around them.
On the side, however, I did produce next month’s Mushroom Channel recipe….polenta with wild mushroom gravy! However, recipe must remain a secret until it is aired on the website. I will tell you one thing though: it was good. And easy! I seriously just winged this off the top of my head and was thrilled it worked so well!

It tasted quite indulgent but really wasn’t all that heavy! That would be tartar sauce on my crabcake if you were wondering 🙂
I also picked up a bottle of one of my favorite wines, Murphy-Goode “The Fume”, to go with the meal. Everything worked perfectly!
I’m off to send a few emails and tie some things up. See you in the morning!

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  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Crab cakes are one of my favorite foods in the world. Summer is the best time to eat seafood — it just seems fresher and more enjoyable. Love it! And I just love how the cat got in the tub earlier — that’s hilarious! You’re right, cats ARE supposed to hate the water! I used to be a pet groomer — I know! LOL

  • Allie Katie
    August 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Haha I just read about Mikey…maybe he is taking after your brother with his love for the water?? I will say that is an odd characteristic for a cat, though! Have a GREAT night, I have a pint of mushrooms that I have to take care of in the next few days–it looks like I might have an answer now!

  • Leianna
    August 11, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I love crab cakes, but never had “authentic” ones!

  • Rebecca
    August 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Oo I don’t like crab cakes or mushrooms but that looks good!

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I still haven’t tried a crab cake, but it’s on my list!

  • angieinatlanta
    August 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That mushroom gravy looks sooooo good!

    I think I just drooled a bit; I can’t wait to see the recipe on the Mushroom Channel!


  • Abby
    August 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I have only had crab cakes twice and they were from a very fine dining establishment (work trip). Holy crap (or holy crab) were they delicious! I’m always hinky to try them at home, as I know they wouldn’t really compare. However, now you’ve got me thinking…

  • Laura
    August 11, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Ooh I can’t wait for the recipe. Polenta with Mushroom Gravy sounds like the perfect side dish to bring to Thanksgiving!
    I will not be at the Summit but congrats to all of you, you’ve worked so hard to make this happen! Enjoy a wonderful weekend among your adoring readers 🙂

  • Maria
    August 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Yum! I love crab cakes and haven’t had them in forever! So sweet of Anne to bring you some 🙂

  • Natalie (Will Jog for Food)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I love crab cakes! When I was in Maryland I ate them every single day. YUM! 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Dinner looks great!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Oh my gosh! That mushroom polenta looks AMAZING as do those huge crab cakes!!! Feel free to come over and make me dinner anytime you want! 😉

  • Ryan @ Greens for Good
    August 11, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I don’t even like mushrooms and your dish preview looks delicious! Yummm!

  • Victoria
    August 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Looks amazing. The words “mushroom gravy” are music to my ears.

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    August 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Crab is one of the few types of seafood that I really like. Eating crabcakes reminds me of summer vacations in Ocean City, Maryland with my fam 🙂

  • emily - eatventures
    August 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I can’t wait for that recipe! If you are ever looking to make your own crab cakes, btw, Ellie Krueger has a great healthy recipe on the Food Network site.

  • Lizzy
    August 11, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    i need to try crab cakes asap! they look amazing!

  • katey
    August 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Im really excited to see how the summit goes!!! your eats look awesome!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Yum crab cakes! Mushroom recipe looks great

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I bet it feels nice to have everything organized for Boston. You’re going to have such a wonderful time there!

    That dinner looks amazing! Loving those mushrooms.

  • Nicole
    August 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Yum, mushroom gray. I can’t wait to see the recipe!
    And congrats on your baby “growing up”!

  • Jolene (everydayfoodie.ca)
    August 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    I wish I was going to the Summit!! Maybe next year 🙂 I hope it is a BLAST!!

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Are you posting the wild mushroom gravy recipe? I am a big mushroom fan.

  • Megan
    August 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Beautiful dinner! I can’t wait for the mushroom polenta recipe 🙂

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    August 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I still have never had a crab cake! Can’t wait to see the mushroom polenta dish…mmmmm mushrooms 🙂

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 12, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Lovin those crab cakes! That makes me wanna eat at Crabby Bills 🙂 They have the best snow crabs and crab cakes oh my goodness.

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 12, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Free crab cakes? Lucky girl! Those are always so yummy!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 12, 2009 at 6:17 am

    So excited to read about the Summit! I will be on vacation but hopefully will be able to pop online from time to time to see what you guys are up to!

  • Meggilizz--Meggie's Munchies
    August 12, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Mmm everything looks great!! 🙂 Glad you got some rest & are feeling peppy again!

  • Diane, Fit to the Finish
    August 12, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Everything sounds and looks so tasty. I’ve only had crab cakes once, and even though I’m not a big fan of seafood, it was really good.

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 12, 2009 at 7:13 am

    I wish I liked mushrooms, that looks great!

  • Anne P
    August 12, 2009 at 7:48 am

    yay glad to see the crab cakes were put to good use 🙂 i had one last night too…. mmmmmmmmmm!

  • Jenna
    August 12, 2009 at 7:59 am

    yum, this dinner looks awesome jenna! so creamy!!

  • kim
    August 12, 2009 at 8:04 am

    This is the new Larabar flavor. Thought it might interest you 🙂


  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    August 12, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Holy Moly – what a delicious looking dinner!

  • Kim
    August 12, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Just got back from Boston, my timing is off, lol. Enjoyed a Sam Adams Summer Ale on tap w/lemon along w/clam chowder at Legal Seafood. Talk about a swift kick in your Chi, it was wonderful. Have a wonderful time, really enjoy your blog. Sounds like lots of big changes for you, BOL.

  • Sarah
    August 12, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I hope you guys have a successful summit this weekend! Wish I could be there but I’ll be watching from afar hopefully 🙂

  • Jess
    August 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I love polenta and mushrooms – I’m going to have to try that when the recipe comes out!

    Enjoy Boston!

  • britt
    August 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    i love crabcakes. the new england area should have some great ones for you to try this weekend! i can’t wait for the mushroom recipe to be posted because that gravy looks so creamy and delicious!

  • Cora White
    October 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Love “The Fume” from Murphy Goode.