Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cakies


On the way home tonight I was suddenly inspired to make Pumpkin Brownies. Unfortunately, I didn’t have cocoa so I had to make some changes to my inspiration. I rummaged through my cupboards and decided I had the goods to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Cakies Ingredients: 1 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/2tsp. cinnamon … [Read more...]



I’ve had my share of cooking failures. I am a “learn by doing” kinda person, so trial and error is inevitable. Today there was more error than I’d like. I’ve made tragic pancakes and cookies and pasta dishes. But, I normally don’t burn things beyond recognition. Until tonight that is,  when I tried to make tostada shells. I placed yellow corn tortillas on a baking … [Read more...]

Pizza Cookie


Today was my last day babysitting and I brought the girls a treat – a Cookie shaped like a piece of pizza. It was too cute I had to get it :) I usually try to encourage them to be healthy, but kids need balance too. I am really going to miss them and they even gave me a present! Awwwww…. I also ate some cheddar chex mix while there… Before I went to babysit I ate a banana … [Read more...]

Food Photos and V Day


I have to apologize for today's food photos. I wasn't very patient with the camera and my food wasn't very nice to look at. But, I am documenting all the same :) After a casual stroll on the treadmill I had an afternoon snack of a Vita Muffin (part of my hunker down stash). And some cereal. This could have been more balanced, I realize. And dinner was roasted brussel, … [Read more...]

My Apologies and Carb Loading


I apologize to everyone who got 3,065 posts from me today. I don't know what's up with my site and Google Reader. Please let me know if it happens again :( Today I felt guilty about eating cereal (x2)... and a waffle. Until I decided to call it "early carb-loading". Okay, "very early carb-loading". But that made me feel like it was okay.It doesn't mean it was actually … [Read more...]

California here I come!!!


I am so ready to get to the airport and get to California! My day was very anxious because of that :) I had to drive home very quickly to pick up my luggage during lunch (the morning was too rushed to be sure I had everything). And I got even more excited! I was hungry super early today and ate this pear around 10:30am. Lunch was eaten in parts around working and going … [Read more...]

Condiment Kingdom


Ben and I met up with our friends, Matt and Kristin, for dinner tonight. We went to Chick-fil-A since Matt's work was holding a fundraiser there. Before that... I got home super hungry after work. I tried to appease my hunger with carrots, chips and ketchup, but that didn't work. After eating this I grabbed a bunch of random bites of things from the kitchen like a chunk of … [Read more...]

Simple but delicious dinner


Wow, my title is so profound and clever. I should be a writer. But, my dinner was super simple and delicious! Ben and I wanted something quick since we were hungry. So, I threw together a quick cole slaw (the same one I made this weekend) and I heated up some falafel balls I found at Costco this weekend to stuff in a pita. For some reason I could not get a good picture … [Read more...]

Mini Batch of Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been dying to bake for a week now and finally got the chance today. But, since baking is a major danger zone for me I decided to make a mini-batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies! I made a small batch that made 9 cookies total. I didn't want to bust out a recipe so I made this up as I went along... Ingredients - Makes 9 Healthy Cookies 1/2c oats 1/2c whole wheat … [Read more...]

Time for Dinner!

After a few cold dinners on the table Ben and I have declared 7pm Dinner Time. This way he knows when he should be home and I know when I will be eating dinner and can plan my snacks accordingly. I am thinking between 3 and 4pm is the best time for my afternoon snack so I'm hungry for dinner. Do you have a dinner time? I never had one before, but we're trying this whole … [Read more...]

Sunday Snack-down

I always snack my way through the weekend. It's due to a couple of things...I usually eat breakfast late so I'm not hungry at "lunch time". Then, I have a snack (or three) and have dinner and dessert. I actually don't mind it, but the trouble comes when I think I should eat lunch or dinner even though I'm not hungry. I ate grapes, a few chips with hummus and more Pirate's Booty … [Read more...]

Dangerous Things

Things I think are dangerous: Running by yourself through a dark alley Going to Iraq Base Jumping Juggling Knives Eating Almond Butter right out of the Jar My afternoon snack was an apple and almond butter. I ate the AB right out of the jar = VERY DANGEROUS! Despite my decision to "Cut the Crap", or really probably because of - I came home and ate a bunch of random … [Read more...]

I think I'm wasted

Earlier I posted about how I have a rash. Well, it didn't get any better over the course of the day and I was feeling super run down when I got home so I took a Benedryl since I think it may be an allergic reaction. Now I feel completely disorriented and lethargic. It's so weird. I've never taken Benedryl before. Before I took it I snacked a bunch at home and realized the … [Read more...]

Belize plans & Yogurt x2

I had two great yogurt experiences today. The first one was when I finally tried the new Pineapple flavored Chobani that everyone has been raving about. I ate it without cereal or toppings to truly experience it - Loved it :) I had some trail mix on the side. A bit later I was going to eat this bar, but it was just okay so I stopped after this piece. When I got home I was … [Read more...]

Success! Just Kidding.

I wish I could tell you guys that I was successful at not eating while cooking, but that would be a lie. We all know that RER is not perfect, but at least she doesn't lie. (Yes, I'm talking about myself as RER in the third person, sue me.)  I need to stick with the plan! Gum while cooking, not eat anything unless it's on a plate, get out of the kitchen unless I am … [Read more...]

Walking and reading

I've been bringing reading material along for my walk home from work. Today I was reading Intuitive Eating, I know I'm super predictable. Anyways, reading the book slowly- as I actually go through the process, is very helpful. Part of what I read today talked about self talk and that this is a process. When you mess up - and you will. - don't talk to yourself negatively. This … [Read more...]