07 July 2010

Hug a Fruit

It finally feels like summer around here!!!

And to celebrate the HOT weather, I had a muffin
for breakfast: Wheat-free Blueberry Pecan Streusel :)

I have Green Cuisine's Cookbook, so i'm going to attempt to make one of these. 
I will list the muffin recipes and let you vote on which one you think I should try!

Made a Grilled Egg and Spinach Wrap for Lunch

Oh and then I whipped out this bar to snack on from my box of 
goodies I posted yesterday! I was going to try the trail mix first,
 but I tried this NuGo Free Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar a long time
 ago and loved it... so I decided to start with what I know I love

 It's SO GOOD! A couple of people said they don't like these that much. I find
the chocolate flavor insanely delicious! It's pretty powerful for such a simple bar

I think i'm going to try the brownie bits tomorrow! I just
need to pick up some yogurt tonight to mix them in hehe :)

Not only do I have such wonderful blog friends, I have a
 totally rad Portuguese neighbor who grows his own organic
garden. He actually uses no sprays whatsoever.. just mineral-rich soil, air,  
water, and sunshine. When I came home I found this bundle of Beets.
 I need to make a beet and beet greens soup soon, that'll be delicious!!!

Lastly, do you remember the 'Hug a Fat' post I did? 
Well Katie is celebrating the Summer with 'Hug a Fruit'

Right away I knew which fruit I would hug... CHERRIES!

Question: What fruits has 
your belly been hugging lately?

31 Degrees Celsius baby! Hot hot hot!


Anonymous said... [reply]

That muffin looks to die for!! Yum!

Meg said... [reply]

You're beautiful and I adore cherries as well! I would totally hug them. I've seen those gofree bars before and have been hesitant to pick one up, but now I will! And oh goodness those muffins! Ahhh! Delish :)

Enjoy your evening, girl!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Srawberries and cantaloupes. My tummy always hugs bananas and apples, but sometimes I need some other fruits, too. I need to get some cherries, everyone is causing cravings for me! I adore cherries so much. Once again, I think that muffin looks scrumptious!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I had some cherries off my parents tree today - theyre SO good!! Im going to pick a bunch of them this weekend to freeze.
That muffin looks amazing!

Anonymous said... [reply]

he he he... well being as how I'm not a fruit person, my choice is easy- I had some avocado love this week. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've had loads of cherries after dinner tonight!

It seems like everybody's celebrating the warmth. Ironically it was COLD here today in Los Angeles! Everybody stole the heat here :-(

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oooh I wish cherries were in season here!
I have been hugging bananas lately!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yum I just had a huge piece of watermelon!!! Watermelon reminds me of summer, i just love it so much :) with lime juice and chili powder :) But you know my true loves are papaya and apples! :P
I had a chocolate chip-banana muffin today! It was very good, I thought of you as I ate it :P

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said... [reply]

Ahhh I want that muffin!!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I have been eating grapes like there is no tomorrow...they have been unbelievably sweet!

I want that muffin so much! It looks amazingly delicious.

Anonymous said... [reply]

The weather in my part of BC is pretty much the same! It's glorious and although I'm sweating in places I shouldn't be sweating, I am SO glad that the heat is hear. Summer!

That muffin looks divine and I would love to help you pick a recipe to make. Make that list! :)

My belly has been hugging lots of berries! They haven't been that good though. :(

Crystal said... [reply]

Yum muffins!

And I loooove cherries. Lately, I have been eating a lot of bananas and strawberries.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I hug apples and oranges all year round, but right now I'm loving strawberries, grapes, and apricots.

Anonymous said... [reply]

yes to muffins!! and i love beets! roasted beets. the golden ones are great too. lucky you have a neighbor who has a fantastic organic garden!!! i dont like beets in my smoothies though, but it is a root veggie ive come to LOVE in the past few years. love your hug a fruit picture as well =) youre the cutest kels!

Monet said... [reply]

I've been loving cantaloupe...and of course, I'm always eating lots and lots of muffins. I loved seeing all those crumbs spilling across your plate. Delicious!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

that bar, vegan and GF and SF and it tastes good? Awesome, i will look for it!

Summer fruit = cherries, peaches, nectarines, you name it, i am into it!

I dont own VCon, only major book i am missing but i dont even know if i need it. I never follow recipes anyway LOL

Anonymous said... [reply]

You look wonderful :)
I've been hugging peaches and figs lately, but can't wait to hug some melons :)

Devan said... [reply]

ahhh yay! for hot weather :)
amazing isnt it?

Fruit i have been hugging?.. berries..
but its hard to get anything in these days..
if i were truly happy and loving and living, i would be hugging watermelon, cherries, and pineapple. !

beautiful picture by the way.
and the "dads sauce" tempeh gravey from the Green Cuisne cook book is out of this world

Joanne said... [reply]

That muffin looks seriously awesome! I can't wait to see what you whip up from that cookbook...no matter what it will be delicious.

I've been all about peaches lately. They replaced apples as my need-to-have-one-a-day fruit.

Jess - Healthy Exposures said... [reply]

So is Green Cuisine Isa's restaraunt?! I saw you linked to veganomicon. That's even cooler than I originally though, and I was originally pretty impressed with all your Green Cuisine love ;)
Your neighbor is awesome! So sweet of him. And I love the cherry shot. I've been enjoying cherries lately, too. And plums!! And I am ALWAYS loving bananas ;)

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

I want a muffin!!!!

I have been loving on blueberries lately. They're delicious!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Beautiful, Kelsey! :)
And I've seen that bar and *almost* bought it before. Now I think I'll take your recommendation and try it!
Happy Thursday, pretty lady!

Jessie @ The Happiness in Health said... [reply]

Goodness, I'm impressed that you're loving the hot weather because I'm wilting! I guess I'm not as tough as you :) I can't wait to see which muffin recipe you try!

Cherries are definitely a fruit I'm hugging now, along with raspberries and blueberries - yay for inseason fruit!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

That muffin looks insanely good! I need to have one about now with my coffee! I am loving cantaloupe right now! I can't get enough of it in the summer time!

Anonymous said... [reply]

The summer has finally decided to show up around here as well, and it's so nice to see the sun after a week or so of rain. It's also really nice to see those muffins of yours ;) Can't wait to see which one you decide to bake up.

I've been loving me some mangoes lately... and blueberries... and strawberries... It's hard to pick just one!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've also been hugging cherries lately. I bought so many at the farmer's market last weekend!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

Isn't it nice to have neighbors like that. I just finished oatmeal with cherries and blueberries. I feel like I've been eating tons of fruit lately - maybe that's just indicative of summer.

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

Hello Love!! I just wanted to pop over and say hi!! Im really behind on everyones blogs : p it stinks when Im away and get behind! I LOVE cherries and love the pic of you and the cherries!! U are so beautiful love! I participated in Katies hug a fat, I hope to do hug a fruit too!!!

Hope you have a great day today, just wanted to say hello and hope you are wonderful!!! xoxoxxo

Anonymous said... [reply]

That is one muffin! I've been eating a lot of strawberries lately.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I looooove fruit. Lately I've been getting peaches and apricots in my farm share so I've been hugging those quite a bit! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

hurray for the wonderful weather!
i too liked that bar when i tried it. it got some protein in it which is like about a bar!

Samantha said... [reply]

I want some cherries--sadly my suppy is long gone. I have been eating an enormous amount of berries lately! I'd love to see how you cook the beets--beets have always scared me =)

Anonymous said... [reply]

mmmm yum! Love the big muffin top on that!

I would have to say I've been eating TONS of cherries and blackberries lately.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've been eating strawberries, bananas and peaches like crazy! I'm so glad it's finally warmed up for you up there!

Anonymous said... [reply]

The trail mix bar is odd -- I REALLY disliked it the first time I tried it, but now I like it. Weird.

I love cherries too! If only they didn't have those annoying pits... ;)

<3 <3

Krista said... [reply]

I think strusel is the best part of any dessert! Lovely beets and I've been hugging raspberries lately! :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

Yes! Make muffins! I think that's what I'm going to do this afternoon!

I always make sure to hug bananas at least once daily, but lately I've been giving out extra hugs to nectarines, berries, and melon!

PS. I passed on a blogger award to you in my latest post! <3

erica said... [reply]

That muffin looks absolutely divine! Holy Yummers!


Artemis said... [reply]

All of them! In Italy there are fruit stands everywhere, so I've been heading there for delicious cups of watermelon, pineapple, and berries for snacks!

Melissa said... [reply]

What an amazing muffin..I love muffins that almost fill up a plate..yum!!
I love how you and Lauren did a little exchange..so sweet!
Look at those beets (and greens!). I see beet juice and pickled beets..but that's just me:)
I am going to the okanagan tomorrow to visit my mom and I plan to gorge myself on cherries!! Right now its blueberries and raspberries.
PS I'm located in Langley so its cool to meet another BC blogger:)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Seriously, awesome looking muffin!

ac said... [reply]

Oh, you know you know you know the way to my heart, Kelsey. Muffins? <3333

It's SO hot here that I'm pretty sure half of my brain is cooked and some proteins and enzymes have been denatured in there. I blame the heat for my lack of concentration in class. Can I also blame the heat for my bad midterm mark? WEATHER FAIL.

I love cherries too but how did you manage to get such a big bowl?? Are you in possession of a cherry-tree?!?!?!

I love bosc pears. A LOT. And figs. And persimmons. :-)

xo Aletheia

Justine said... [reply]

I have a TON of cherries in the icebox that vie been working on all week. :)

The muffins that you have been having for breakfast of late make me hungry everytime I see them!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Heyy love, you look so pretty in that picture! Your expression is like a child discovering the deliciousness of a cherry for the very first time. So gorgeous. And I'm jealous of your giant bowl of cherries.

And I'm so glad you liked the bar! I know some people have said they don't like them, but I've tried them before and I think they are awesome. 9 g of protein, chocolate, and gluten/soy free AND vegan? Sounds pretty good to me. And they taste good! Glad you agree.

Oh and one more thing I'm jealous of (as if one thing isn't enough)- your neighbour with an organic garden! I need to find one of those...I struggle with finding the organic produce I want sometimes, they just don't carry it all the the local grocery store. But I really love to support organic farming and I think organic tastes better too. I don't want to get into the whole healthier or not debate, because it is one of those heated topics...but I personally do prefer organic.

As for my fruits- I have been hugging lots of berries (all kinds) and pluots (they are such cute little stone fruits).

Erin said... [reply]

wow, that muffin looks so delish!! I have been adoring organice berries lately!www.thehealthyapron.com

Anonymous said... [reply]

mmmmm I love all fruits!! Well not all, but tons!! Grapes are probably my all time favorite!

Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

My belly has been hugging these uber DELISH organic purple plums!!!

I don't know the last time I had a muffin...and the more I visit your blog, the more I WANT ONE!

I love the squirrel cherry pics....you are such a cutie!!

it's my dream to have an organic farm..wish there was one close by... We have quite a few farms, but I would assume they all use things that I am not too fond of the keep the buggys out :(

T. Leah said... [reply]

I'm glad the weather is finally summery for you! I once contemplated moving to Victoria, but I would miss winter - I love to play outdoor hockey.

All your food always looks insanely yummy! I may do an experiment and try a gluten free diet for a week or two just because. I want to see if it makes a difference on how I feel.

My boyfriend is Portuguese! They have some really yummy foods (and some not so yummy, haha)

The fruit my belly is hugging lately is peaches and nectarines.

Anonymous said... [reply]

A neighbor with an organic garden?!! I'm kind of jealous. Well, more like a lot jealous! - Vicky

Sophia Lee said... [reply]

I just ate a whole lot of cherries, too! Together with blueberries and grapes...god I love summer!

And I love that muffin; love that its top is humongous! the best part!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Your muffins always look so good. I'm jealous.

If I could hug a fruit, I'd choose a blueberry. They're one of my favorites, and I just started harvesting them from our bush in the front yard.

Kris said... [reply]

Cherries!!!!! I can eat cherries until the cows come home!


Ok, you are killing me with these vegan bars you always have. Where did you get this one from??


Anonymous said... [reply]

I MUST TRY THAT BAR!! that sounds amazing!! I cant find those around here tho- so sad! LOVE SUMMER CHERRIES TOO!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Your pictures are SO beautiful, Kelsey! What camera do you have?

Mm, I want that muffin. So badly. Please do post the recipes; I've been craving breakfast-y breads/muffins so badly.

I've heard of those NuGo bars! I really want to try them. They look wonderful.

My tummy has been hugging peaches, pineapple and berries lately. My favorites. <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

Found your blog after you commented on mine :-) Sorry for the delayed response - I've been away and just started updating again!

That wrap looks to-die-for. Mmmm. Like something out of a restaurant.

You look beautiful!!

Can't wait to start reading your blog regularly. :-)

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