Breakfast/ Dessert/ Dinner/ Lunch

Sometimes You Just Need a Cupcake


I loved reading all your chocolate comments! Used a random number integer to pick a winner…..congratulations to miss julie p, comment number 185!!!!! Julie, please email me your shipping address and we will get your chocoholic package straight out to you 🙂

Here’s a food recap of the past 24 hours! Yesterday I had a kick butt yoga class then raced home and made a quick lunch before meeting a friend for a writing workshop:

That would be a salmon burger topped with dijon mustard and goat cheese, baby carrots, roasted kabocha squash and cantaloupe. Slightly random but very good! I actually didn’t snack at all yesterday afternoon and instead sipped on a nonfat mocha while writing, which coated my tummy and made me feel pretty full.
However, dinner was SUPER random but it was exactly what I felt like.

Yep. A big bowl of yogurt with blueberries, blackberries, almond butter and raspberry jam. With a carrot cake cupcake 🙂
Then I polished off the rest of the coconut ice cream!

Heck, I never promised normal meals every day….sometimes you just feel like cupcakes for dinner!
And chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast!

It’s snowing in Charleston!!!!!!!!! I can’t even believe it. As much as I wish I was there playing in the snow on King Street, we are supposed to have the best weather ever today….highs in the upper 60’s and sunny. I can’t complain! I want to spend the day outside, soaking as much sunshine as I can into my bones. 🙂
Have a lovely Saturday!

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  • Karla
    February 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

    The weather is going crazy everywhere!!
    Your pancake is mouthwatering!!

  • jperonto
    February 13, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Yeah I know! I live in downtown Charleston and walking out my front door this morning was a huge surprise!

  • jperonto
    February 13, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Yeah I know! I live in downtown Charleston and walking out my front door this morning was a huge surprise!

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    February 13, 2010 at 7:59 am

    There is nothing wrong with cupcakes and ice cream for dinner. Absolutely nothing!!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Looks like a great day of food to me!!

  • Run Sarah
    February 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Cupcakes and ice cream for dinner are awesome – nothing wrong with that!

  • Diana
    February 13, 2010 at 8:10 am

    im jealous of your sunshine! enjoy it!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit
    February 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

    That pancake looks absolutely delish! I made a GIANT smoothie this morning but now I’m wishing I had a warm pancake to fill my belly.

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat)
    February 13, 2010 at 8:16 am

    that pancake looks awesome!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

    The snow around here is never going to end!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 13, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I love that you eat what you want somedays even if it wasn’t the healthiest. At least it was with some yogurt and berries right 🙂

  • alexe @ soyaetchocolat
    February 13, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I love breakfast food for dinner! There is nothing more comforting… Give me cereals anytime of the day!

  • Ameena
    February 13, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Breakfast for dinner is the best! Enjoy the sunshine today. The weather here in So Cal is supposed to be in the 70s! Can’t believe it.

  • Michelle
    February 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Finally some sun! I’m in Southern CA and the weather here is supposed to be in the mid 70’s! I heading out for a hike right now!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I envy your 70 degree weather! I can’t wait for spring!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 13, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I had a super orange snack plate the other day too–oranges, kabocha and baby carrots…love the beta carotene!

  • Kati @ Living Well
    February 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

    That pancake looks delish!! I made peanut butter french toast over here for our Saturday morning breakfast :–) And I agree- eat what you crave! It’s always more fun ;>

  • christie, honoring health
    February 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

    We have a little light snow here today, nothing major though.

    Have a great Saturday!

  • Island Girl Eats
    February 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Your breakfast looked so good – I wanted to reach through the screen and have a taste!

  • Jamie
    February 13, 2010 at 8:57 am

    those pancakes look delectable! and sorry you don’t get to see any snow but it sounds like cali isn’t so bad either 😉

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 13, 2010 at 9:01 am

    YUM! Lol– in all my four years in Charleston, it only snowed ONCE, my sophomore year, and people were going CRAZY!!! So fun.

    Now that I live in PA, it’s not quite as fun 🙂

  • Jil
    February 13, 2010 at 9:02 am

    The days with cupcakes for dinner are THE BEST days! haha 🙂

  • Kim K @ 12 Month Marathon
    February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    The pancakes DO look amazing, especially with the bananass. 🙂 I’m out in the western part of the States, and we’ve got amazing, sunny weather–which is a weird change, and no snow.

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I eat random meals all the time, too. Breakfast for dinner is a frequent occurence in my household!

  • Kim K @ 12 Month Marathon
    February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    The pancakes DO look amazing, especially with the bananas. 🙂 I’m out in the western part of the States, and we’ve got amazing, sunny weather–which is a weird change, and no snow.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    it’s so true…sometimes you just need a random dinner with cupcakes 🙂 have fun soaking up the sun!

  • Kaitlin
    February 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I’m in Georgia and it snowed all yesterday afternoon/night, but I woke up this morning and it was sunny and pretty warm…guess that snow won’t be sticking around too long!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 13, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Randomness really works sometimes!!! You just have to go with your cravings. Love the green polka-dot plate, by the way!

    I know! I cant believe it’s snowing in charleston either! I live in upstate SC and it’s like the ENTIRE state got snow!! Craziness!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    February 13, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I love that eat what you want and are in tune with what it is you are actually craving. I just wrote about that on my blog, because especially as someone recovering from an eating disorder, it’s important to consciously make those comforting choices sometimes!

  • Debbie
    February 13, 2010 at 9:44 am

    It’s cold here in S. FLA too! I love it!

  • MMiller
    February 13, 2010 at 9:49 am

    We had Kodiak pancakes for breakfast today! My husband had them for the first time and loves them! I will have to add some choc chips and maybe some banana next time! Loved your random meals yesterday! Sometimes they are the best!

  • Whitney @ whitinspired
    February 13, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I don’t know that I’ve ever bought goat cheese, but you put it on everything…and it looks so good!

  • Freya @
    February 13, 2010 at 10:44 am

    haha, I used to read your blog every day, then exams took over – SO GLAD to see you’re still having lots of roasted kabocha squash!! I have it every day too 😀
    I love that you don’t have ‘traditonal’ meals too, it makes eating so much more fun 😛

  • Freya @
    February 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Oh, and I love that you had goat’s cheese – my 2nd ultimate favourite cheese after sheep’s milk cheese! 😀

  • Stef
    February 13, 2010 at 11:29 am

    congrats to the winner! that carrot cake cupcake looks amazing. i’ve been wondering about that coconut milk ice cream, it sounds so good. i think they even have a snickerdoodle flavor?

  • Ally (Exercise and Pies)
    February 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

    chocolate chip pancakes are to die for, I usually do them for dinner when I crave them 🙂 something my mom would always do for us

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    February 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Agh! Why can’t I find the Purely Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough in my town??? 🙂

  • Stacey
    February 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    The yogurt looks good with all it’s toppings

  • Becky
    February 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Carrot cake + Cupcake = Heaven for me! Looks like a yummy dinner. Hope you are soaking up that weather today!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Re ‘Getting sunshine into bones’ with Dr. Andrew Weill upping his recommendations for Vitamin D3 as a cancer fighter–that is a great idea–he also is an advocate of sunshine for health.
    BTW if interested I posted two great recipes–one for Madri Gras Jambalaya…have to celebrate France in America such a huge influence!! And Gwyneth Paltrow’s sexy Valentine’s dinner a duxe.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    That’s ‘d-u-e-x’ sheesh!

  • Kelly
    February 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I have a question… do you not work at the winery anymore? I’ve followed your blog for a long time, but I never saw you mention leaving your job.

  • Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance
    February 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Cupcakes for dinner sounds perfect to me!
    I often fancy meals at the wrong time – breakfast for dinner is a favourite 🙂

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    February 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    It snowed hard for Charleston! It was pretty crazy! My boyfriend’s power even went out for about 13 hours. Amazingly, it’s pretty much all gone this morning.

  • Alyson
    February 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    lmao sounds healthy….?

  • eatmovelove
    February 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    congrats to julie – lucky valentine gal 🙂
    don’t forget dinner before your “dinner” though girl – keep your energy up for all that writing and on-the-go-ness you do 😉
    you actually help me NOT feel bad for eating carrot cake and ice cream x 3 the last few days :(….whatcha goin’ do ?

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    February 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The weather is nuts! I read somewhere today that yesterday there was snow in all 49 states – can you believe that? 🙂

  • GurlOnA"Diet"
    February 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    haha it’s all about balance 😀

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    February 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Sometimes, only a cupcake can cure a problem.

  • Leo @ cupcakes in Paris
    February 14, 2010 at 3:26 am

    mmm… coconut icecream is the best!
    And yeah cupcakes can cure any problem….

  • Andrea
    February 14, 2010 at 5:59 am

    There’s nothing better than carrot cake! How is it that the meals that aren’t quite standard dinner fare are always the most delicious and satisfying? I think I could eat a sweet, breakfasty combo for every meal!

  • Diana (mymarblerye)
    February 14, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Mmmm your pancakes always look so good! Cupcakes twice a day?!? Totally normal!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love chocolate chip pancakes. They remind me of my grandmother.

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I love chocolate chip pancakes. They remind me of my grandmother.

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    February 14, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Yum – your pancake looks amazing!

    I haven’t tried a cupcake with my yogurt dishes, but I do add a muffin once in a while. I have a really yummy recipe for zucchini lemon muffins and I’ll crumble one on my yogurt – it tastes so decadent!


  • Stacey
    February 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    The cupcakes/muffins look good. Do you have the recipe for those?