Monday, August 23, 2010

Winner and Weekend Food and Drink

Good Monday morning!  How was your weekend?  Mine was fantastic.  The perfect mix of relaxing and getting things done.  Love that! 

Let’s rewind to Friday.  I had an appointment for a Brazilian Blowout in the afternoon.  This is the photo from last time, but it looked the same this time so I didn’t take another picture. 


I was hungrier than normal all day, so I made a couple “collard green wraps” for a snack.  Mmm…. so good! 


Of course, it wouldn’t be Friday night without some vino.

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Saturday morning I did a 6 mile run.  That is the furthest I’ve run in a couple of months, and boy was I feelin’ it!  It was 90 degrees at 6:15 am, and about 40-50% humidity.  It’s not always a dry heat in Arizona.  After sweating buckets, it was a very wet heat.  I replenished right away with some coconut water.  I’ve had a strange craving for it lately, and cannot get enough!  After lots of coconut water, and the typical Saturday lunch


It was time for some vino again.  We got together with friends for some pre-dinner wine.  I had my favorite merlot


For dinner we grilled some mahi mahi, but the star of the dinner was this starter salad.  The Heirloom Tomato, Fennel, and Avocado Pressed Salad w/ caper dressing, pistachio and mint.  A recipe from Living Raw Food.

I found it to be a little labor intensive, but part of that is because I kept forgetting a couple of ingredients at the store.  All in all, very worth the effort and an explosion of flavor in your mouth.  Capers, mint, basil, lemon, fennel…it was like a party for your taste buds. 


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And now, for the winner of the Haines-Celestial giveaway…



“My favorite wine right now is Pinot Noir, no favorite brand name in particular!!”

Congratulations Kristy!  Please email me your address so you can receive you box of goodies!


What is the best thing you ate or drank this weekend? 


  1. Best thing I ate: A big juice hamburger that was grilled and topped with huge slices of delicious tomato. It was so good and perfect on a hot day!

  2. You should do a giveaway with your favorite wine... mmm! ;)

    That salad looks great!

  3. Yay, I won the giveaway! lol Thank you!! I just emailed you my info! As for the best thing I ate this weekend, my broiled tomatoes from the garden!

  4. That salad is beautiful! (Your hair too, so jealous!)

  5. Red diamond is a yummy one. I sure wish we lived closer, so many good meals and wine could be had. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. :)

  6. That all looks fantastically gorgeous. I love how beautiful produce is during the summertime. Also, I never would have thought to use collards as the wrapper for a wrap. Gorgeous!

    Also, I’m in the running for a recipe contest and would love, love, love your support if you have a minute. All you have to do is visit the following link and click that you like my video. I would much appreciate it. :0)

  7. THe best thing I had this past weekend was salmon my dad made ont he grill. Probably the bst salmon I've ever had.

    Love the hair :)