Scary Spoon

October 30th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (15 Comments)

Dark, dark, DARK. The mornings are so dark! Come on daylight savings time – Mama’s ready to set the clocks back!

On my bike first thing this morning to ride – in the dark yet again – to the gym to pay my respects to the treadmill. I even dug out my reflective vest to wear on the way there today too.

Flash photography: Friend or Foe?

Flash Photography

Foe. Definitely foe.

If I’m going to run on the treadmill and be a rat on the wheel for 30 minutes, I feel like I have no choice but to run sprint intervals to keep things interesting.

Nothing Beets a Burger

October 29th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (20 Comments)

I am a vegetarian. I do not miss meat. But I love still burgers.

Veggie burgers that is. I heart them.

It might be that veggie burgers are merely a vehicle for pickles, piles of lettuce and sliced tomato. Whatever the reason – veggie burgers rock my world.

On my 7 mile run today I tried to come up with something to make for dinner. I attempted to recall what was in my fridge – 3 miles from home – as I blew by the grocery store.

Birthday Beet Juice

October 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (10 Comments)

Today’s work out was my favorite ride-the-bike-to-the-gym, 10 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes on the stair climber, 10 minutes on the indoor track doing speed work, ride the long way home and wonder how on earth a 45 minute work out went by so quickly.

In honor of Z-Man turning the big 3-2 today, I whipped us up a big glass of birthday beet juice. You know you want beet juice for your birthday breakfast – don’t try to deny it!

I don’t have any romaine and given I want to save my red leaf lettuce for something like oh… say… salad, I rocked out with these beautiful beet greens instead.

Before and After

October 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet - (17 Comments)

We hit up the apple orchard again today after my friend Sharon saw my post from last week. I figured I’d better go before I had a chance to finish our 11 lb bag.

Back to the Apple Orchard

Before we left, her girls drank green lemonade and after they were done I was totally jealous that my kids will not.

Haylee Green Juice Lauren Green Juice

After juice but before we left I tried one of these Heart Thrive bars I picked up the other day.

Heart Thrive

Before I finished it I knew I was going to need something to drink after I was done. This sucker was dry!

A Juice 22

October 5th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (12 Comments)

After a weekend of eating out and juice bar hopping I’ve come realize I’m missing a lot of juice creativity and possibility when I stick with the same old, same old green lemonade day after day. Today I swapped out romaine for carrot – WOO living on the wild side!

Well, if carrots are what I’ve got – love the one you’re with, right?

Big Beets

A very pretty spinach salad with apples, raw cashews and craisins tossed in miso dressing and rice vinegar.

Pretty Spinach Salad

Different than my standard giant salad but I still feel like I’m spinning my wheels in a food rut.

Book Titles

September 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Late Night Craziness - (20 Comments)

If the pictures I took today were going to be used for book covers, the titles of said books might be the following:

Always Listen to Your Mother

In the Dark

My mom called after my post this morning to tell me sprouts should be sprouted in the dark. Who knew? Well – Mom, apparently! Into the cupboard they went.

Beets and the Girls Who Eat Them

Steaming Beets

Friday Funk

August 28th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (13 Comments)

I don’t know whose brilliant idea it was that I get up 5am this morning but I have been walking around feeling like a zombie all day today. I. Am. Tired. I’d love to take a nap but I think at this point I’ve crossed the line from “taking a nap” to just “going to bed”. Do I know how to have a rockin’ good time on a Friday night or what?

For lunch I reheated some lasagna. That’s it. No salad, no side of steamed veggies. Just lasagna.

Just Lasagna

Don’t Rock the Boat

August 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (18 Comments)

After breakfast this morning we set out to run a couple of errands and stopped at Zak’s mom’s house before heading home. We were there under the guise of “visiting” but really it was all about torturing chickens.


Do you see Ms. Maxine in there?

Visit Chickens

Maxine, the girl who doesn’t like to get dirty.

Not Shy

Ava, in her own words, setting “chicken traps”.

Chicken Traps

Chicken Traps = a sea of corn so they’ll be so busy eating they won’t see Maxine coming. Yes, Maxine, the same girl who won’t throw a rock with sand on it.

Worth a Thousand Words

August 12th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (22 Comments)

Today’s meals and snacks have been pretty random. I don’t know what’s up, maybe I’m getting my period or something.

I had some

veggies and hummus

late morning. Then I started looking around at all the house work to be done and feeling like I’m never going to


I said


this and I put it all on the

back burner

and let the


fall where they may. We met up with my dad at the yacht


for a little

pool time.

Maxine must have been pretty

New Friends

August 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (17 Comments)

Hello. Meet my lunch.

Simple Sandwich

A delectable vegetable sandwich on scrumptious toasted Ezekiel seven grain bread with a smattering of homemade two-day-old guacamole, freshly sliced tomatoes and store bought, hand washed fresh from the fridge romaine lettuce.

Side View

My sandwich has a friend I’d like you to meet too.

A mumbo jumbo plate of steamed cauliflower, shredded carrots and zucchini steamed in only the finest tap water this side of the Mississippi, topped with the Parmesaniest cheese this side of Wegmans.

Plate O'Veggies

Hey. Kid. Get your fingers out of my food. I’m trying to do introductions here.