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!

55 comments:

runeatrepeat3 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!
Meg

twofeettentoes 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!

whydeprive 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!

secondcityrandomness 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. :)

sweetomhaven 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!

lola-runs 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!!!!

fancythatfancythis.com 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.

highonhealthy 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.

sensorydefensive said... [reply]

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

cinnamonbums 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!
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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) 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
xxoo

littlemissminny said... [reply]

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

melonshots 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!!!

chocolatecoveredkatie.com 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!

seekmyself 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!

saltytooth 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

thehungryscholar said... [reply]

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

bethsjourney.com 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! :)

crazylittlethingneela 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 =)

imanokie.com 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.

runrettarun 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!

blueeyedheart 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

Fashion Meets Food said... [reply]

That muffin looks absolutely divine! Holy Yummers!

xo

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:)

baking.serendipity said... [reply]

Seriously, awesome looking muffin!

aletheia 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!

shesarunner 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

myfeetinmotion said... [reply]

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

Laury Ann 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 :(

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.

vdubb said... [reply]

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

Burp and Slurp~! 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!

lisasfoods 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!

YUM!

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

xxoo

ktbwood said... [reply]

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

cleanteenkelsey.com 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

jennieinwonderland 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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