Naked Toes and Thai Feasts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Alien (That’s a leprechaun…not an alien, shh.) Any big plans to celebrate? I think Shane and I are going to don some green, go out for a round or two of green beers, and maybe get some stereotypical Irish food. I was going to make something festive, but I don’t think I’ll have enough time…

I meant to log on and blog again yesterday, but the day completely got away from me! And a good day it was Smile

After training a client, and getting a 4 mile run in, I came home, cleaned up, got ready, and headed out. Not having time for a sit-down breakfast, I made breakfast to go:


Smoothie! Shocker, I know Winking smile

This one was my normal one with a scoop of instant coffee: 1 c. almond milk, 1 scoop pp, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, chia seeds, the gums, salt, cinnamon, stevia/ spinach, frozen banana, cup of ice.

And if the instant coffee didn’t deliver enough caffeine buzz, I also grabbed one of the new Starbuck’s Refreshers to go.


They’re made of green coffee beans, and taste fruity. My client didn’t like them so she gave them to me! I like them pretty well, but the sugar content is a little high (Around 16 g?)

Anyway, I was on my way to meet up with my mom, dad, aunt, uncle, and cousin over at my parents’ house. But first, I had to make a stop half way and pick up drugged up doggie:


suuuuup, maaaan?

Remember how Niko had a teeth cleaning appointment yestermorning yesterday morning? Well, when I picked her up, apparently the sedative hadn’t completely worn off and she was walking all wobbly and had squinty eyes. Poor pup!

Once I got to my parents’ house, I left Niko with my dad, and the girls headed off to get pedicures:


I never felt like I needed one more! This whole week I’ve been ashamed to wear sandals because I needed a pedicure so badly. Well I can tell you now my toesies will be naked this week! Good thing, because this fabulous weather is supposed to continue Smile

After a few hours back at my parents’ house visiting with everyone, I headed back home to wait for Shane. He had been helping a friend move, and had couple hours to go still.

While I waited, I cleaned and then decided to read one of my Food Network Magazine.


One minute, I’m kicked back reading, the next minute, I’m at the stove making a Thai feast!


I guess reading FNW magazine will do that to ya Winking smile I ended up making Shrimp and Eggplant Red Curry with Riced Cauliflower:


I had a craving for my usual Thai dish at our favorite restaurant, and this was my go at a recreation of it. It. was. spectacular! I was honestly quite impressed with myself.


I’ll share the recipe soon!

And that’s enough writing for one Saturday morning. Have a great day, friends! I’m off to a spin class, and then training a client. Such is typical!

Oh, and good luck to all my friends running races today, including Kim in her Shamrock Shuffle!

What are your St. Patrick’s Day plans?

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  1. Hi! I just recently came across your blog. Considering that you are a personal trainer/nutritionist, I have a quick question. Up until about a year ago, I used to have a super flat stomach.However I now have a small “pooch”with excess fatonmy lower stomach,belowy belly button. Do you have any tips for exercise/diet that would help me get rid of that? thank you!

  2. The Thai Curry looks good! And I’m on my way back to Chicago tonight, hoping this great weather keeps up so I can enjoy it this week!

  3. i just learned how to make thai food this past year, and now i make it for my husband and me at least every other week! it’s so simple and delicious!

  4. I’ve always wanted to try making Thai at home; although, I think it’d probably be bad for the addiction. Looks yummy!

  5. Your curry looks awesome! I really need to teach myself how to cook.

  6. I haven’t seen those refreshers! Must be on the look out for them!

    I have some corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot. I love Irish food. St. Patty’s Day is one of my fave holidays. Probably because of the food and (of course) the excuse to drink green beer

  7. Oh my goodness girl! I am drooling! Looking forward to your recipe 😀

  8. your curry looks amazing! can’t wait for you to post your recipe!!


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