Insta-Weekend

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

I was posting up a storm on Instagram all this weekend…do you follow me? If not, you totally should…you know, because ALL the cool kids are on Instagram these days! ;)

BB was able to visit this weekend, but didn’t get in until late Friday night so we didn’t really have much of a dinner…but after text-teasing him with my latest kitchen creation, there was no holding him back…

Luckily, I at least g0t my hug and kiss in BEFORE he started making love to granola squares! ;)

While he mmm’ed and ohhhhmagursh’d this way through a handful of bars, I decided to slice open a papaya…

I had read on a blog…or seen on Instagram…really, there’s no telling…that you can actually EAT papaya seeds! Not being a huge fan of papaya, I thought about giving it another try, thinking that I could slice it up, add it to some spinach and use these magical “peppery” seeds as a salad topping…

Verdict: DON’T EVER EVER EVER EAT THESE THINGS!!!!*
*Unless you’re a bit masochistic and you LIKE inducing your gag reflex! ;)

I would equivalate the taste to that of having dog germs. In the famous words of Lucy: “Get some hot water! Get the disinfectant! Get some iodine!!”

Shortly after grabbing a towel to scrape my tongue clean of any and all of the pure pepper hell flavor of the seeds, the papaya flesh was considered…tasted…and then given to BB. I ended up making do with another bowl of the EXACT same thing I had for lunch:

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…am I right?

In the bowl went cottage cheese, peanut flour, THIS cereal, bloobs and steebies!

MUCH better!

On Saturday, BB and I headed out to run some errands and wound up hitting up another restaurant in our never-ending quest to find the perfect hole-in-a-wall BBQ joint

The pulled pork was pretty good…the sauces were perfectly spiced…and the fried okra…well, it’s fried okra people! Yum!

But what REALLY won me over was the cheesy hashbrown casserole…I haven’t had it in YEARS and it was jussssssst right!

Say “cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese”-y hashbrowns! ;)

Oh, and I can’t deny my excitement when I spotted this:

You don’t even know how hard it was for me not to buy them all! Lol

On the way home, we stopped by my new favorite Asian supermarket so I could restock on some goodies.

I grabbed more packages than you need to know of my beloved puffed cereal cookies, some roasted seaweed snacks, and something new…lotus root! I’m super excited to try these!

While I was checking out, the older lady beside me in line looked at me and asked…”Are you Koren?”

REALLY?! What gave it away? Was it my red hair? Or maybe my ghostly pale skin! Lol

When I said no, she asked, “Then why you buy Korean food?”

I replied: “Because I like it?”

And the awkward moment of the year award goessssssss to….. ;)

And of course, the laughs didn’t end when later that night, BB started making obscene comments regarding my mutant zucchini!

Wanna know what happened to our little phallic friend?

Well, after seeing Laura post her version of Caralyn’s Cauliflower Pizza (topped with a perfectly runny egg), I finally broke down and attempted my own Thursday night. It was so good I just KNEW I had to make it for BB!

I subbed quinoa flour for the almond flour to make my “crust” and then topped it with all things delicious!

This time I made SURE to remember to top mine with an egg while BB preferred his “blanket of meat” as he so put it! ;)

I cooked my egg a bit too long (next time, I’ll take Laura’s tip of setting the broiler and adding the egg in the last few minutes of cooking for a more #yolkporn worthy dinner!),

But oh myLANTA was this amazing!!

And what’s a pizza night without a little vino?

I may or may not have gotten tipsy off just ONE glass of our red that evening!

What can I say…I’m cheap! I mean…a cheap DATE!!! ;) 

This morning, we woke up early and BB treated me to pancakes at one of my new favorite breakfast spots!

Excuse his non-smile…I caught him mid-chew! ;)

I feel it’s my duty as the “Pancake Queen” to make my way down their list of custom pancakes, so this time I ordered the blueberry pancakes

While BB got the same thing as last time…or so he thought. He ordered the pecan pancakes the last time we went, but I SWEAR they didn’t look OR TASTE anything like these!

#Foodporn at it’s finest!

I told him he HAD to wait for me to take a pic after he added the syrup because it was total #foodporn…then I had to explain what foodporn was! Lol

For the record, his pancakes got 101 likes on Instagram to my 84!

After breakfast, we headed home to rest our tummies and lounge on the couch until he had to leave….only ONE MORE WEEK until this out of town nonsense is over and he’s back for good!

Good-bye kisses are the best…and obviously make for the cheesiest of smiles!

Usually on the Sundays that I have with BB, after he leaves I have just enough time to hit fix a snack, hit the gym, and take a cat nap before heading into work for the night.

Well, today’s snack was a little different AND Instagram worth for sure!

Remember that bee pollen I picked up a few weeks ago? Well, I finally got around to using it and let me just say, I think I found a new obsession! A little bit of an earthy taste, but with the subtle sweetness, it went PERFECTLY with my bowl of yogurt and bloobs!

Just the right amount of pre-workout fuel to get me through my workout!

My first Body Combat class!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it’s a martial arts based class…kind of like kickboxing, but set to fun upbeat music! Lots of punching, kicking, and definitely enough cardio to get you nice and sweaty!

In other words, my dream come true! ;)

You know what else is a dream come true?

Seeing results!!!

When I went to get changed for my workout, I noticed that all morning, I had been pulling up on my jeans. At first I didn’t think anything about it, but then I realized I could pull them down without unbuttoning them.

So I tried something.

I reached in the back of my closet for my old jeans (a size lower than what I was currently wearing) to see if they would fit…

And they DID!!!!!!!!

*happy dance* :D

Tell me the highlights of your weeekend!

Anyone else out there tried cauliflower pizza? Or lotus root? 

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33 Responses to Insta-Weekend

  1. Jessie says:

    I honestly don’t think your weekend could’ve gotten anymore perfect!! You & the boy are absolutely adorable! So happy you two only have one more week of being apart. You must be in your own little world right now full of happiness :) Congratulations on your weight loss. You’re doing awesome girl!!

  2. Go girl! You are rocking those jeans :)

    Oh I hate goodbyes, you’re so lucky yours are only for a short while. When I’m saying goodbye to Jesse it’s just… well ugly cry central is a good way to put it :P

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks Kristy!

      And I gotta give you props…I swear I could never handle a long distance relationship…ESPECIALLY 10,000 miles apart! :(

  3. lindsay says:

    how did i miss some of these pics on instagram? Love the pancakes, but to be honest, i think your own creations look better.

    p.s.
    Congrats on the jeans! you look fit and healthy HEATHER!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, thanks love! You are the BEST! xoxox

      And you know, it’s nice to take a break sometimes, but my mind has been REELING lately with new flavor combos…can’t wait until I’m off this week so I can start trying some out!

  4. Stealing this “insta-weekend” idea!!

  5. I don’t really like papaya that much either, but I loooove dried papaya!

    Also I can’t believe those watermelons were only $1! I don’t think I’ve ever seen watermelon for cheaper than $4 around here! So jealous!

    Also um, holy awkwardness about that woman’s comment. Do only Italians buy pasta? Do only Greeks buy pitas? No! Lol, what a dumb thing for her to say!

    And congrats on seeing results! Woohoo! :)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks girlie! AndI know, I thought the same thing!….about the watermelon AND the weird Korean lady! Haha!

      Seems to be a trend running…not too many papaya fans out there. It’s ok if it’s dried, but not my favorite. My favorite dried fruit is blueberries! :)

  6. Yay results! Looking awesome :-)

    I took body combat a while back, but my gym doesn’t offer it anymore. Unfortunate, because it’s a lot of fun! The instructor I had equated it with fighting zombies, haha.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, yes!! I’m totally visualizing zombies next time! Haha! I couldn’t believe what a great workout it was (even though I got lost a bit in the middle with the choreography) and I’m SOOOOO sore! Definitely going into the rotation of classes I take. I just hope my gym decides to keep it going!

  7. Looks like a fun, fun weekend! And yuck, don’t eat those papaya seeds! Not for me, no way! In fact, I’m not really a huge fan of papaya anyway…unless it has lime juice.

    And congrats on your new results! Keep up the good work!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks Alex! Yeah, I’ve never really liked papaya, but just thought I’d give it another shot since I was curious about the seeds…won’t be doing THAT again!! Lol

  8. #1 I dislike Papayas. It’s the only fruit I don’t like.
    #2 I totally thought you were Korean!
    #3 Your phallic pizza looks amazing.
    #4 I want pancakes
    #5 Bee pollen is the shizzzzz

    xoxo

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Me too! I tried papaya for the first time a couple of years ago and didn’t like it, but I just thought I’d try giving it another chance…and I still don’t like it!

      Love your face!

  9. Gloria says:

    Congrats on your progress! :)

    I’ve never tried cauliflower pizza, but I’ve been seeing it a lot in blog land lately. I think I might have to give it a try. I’m also curious about bee pollen. It looks good on your yogurt!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you Gloria! I know what you mean, it seems like everyone has been making it lately! Although this one was the first I saw that didn’t have cheese in the recipe. I’m all about cheese ON my pizza, not IN it!

      I really like the bee pollen…like I said, it’s a bit “earthy” but I’m a little weird and kinda like that! ;)

  10. Kickass on the pants! I finally took a bunch of pants to goodwill because I am never going to fit into them again.

  11. LOVE YOUR WEEKEND (and yeah, I’ve already seen the whole thing on Instagram- but I love to know the stories behind the photos!).
    You are looking amazing, my friend! Teach me! I am insanely jealous of your flat tummy!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I’m the same way…just can’t get enough of Instagram lately. And I love the positive vibe I always get from everyone!

      Thank you so much girlie! The only thing I’ve changed in the last couple of months is starting to track my calories. I really don’t think it’s as much about the numbers as it is about learning portion sizes (I’ve ALWAYS had a problem with that) and what combo of macros works best for me. :D

  12. WOOHOO!!!! Congrats on those AMAZING results! You look fantastic! (And your hair looks adorable in that body combat photo, haha)

    Good to know I shouldn’t try papaya seeds. They look kind of yucky anyway ;)

  13. Kendra says:

    No, I have never tried cauliflower pizza–but now I am definitely interested in experimenting with it!! And I have never tried lotus root either, but it sounds quite interesting:) Wow, those are some CHEAP watermelons!! I love eating watermelon in the summer, especially after ballet classes, when I need to replenish all the water I lost through sweating for hours:D Good to know about the papaya seeds–though we rarely buy papayas anyway, since they tend to be a bit on the pricey side. So the seeds taste like dog germs?? I didn’t even know that dog germs had a taste…..Just kidding, I know what you meant:D I hope you have a wonderful week!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh girl, you seriously NEED this pizza! You can’t even taste that it’s made from cauliflower! And you know if the man approves, then it’s definitely a winner! ;)

      And yeah, I tooooooootally scored on the melon! Can’t wait to slice into it tomorrow…I can eat my weight in watermelon! ;)

  14. You look awesome girl!! :) Major jealous of those abs! It looks like an amazing weekend. So glad he only has 1 more week away!!!! :) I made the cauliflower crust this weekend, but it was mushy… BOO. Need to try this again. Yours looks awesome!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks doll! You are TOO sweet! :D

      Did you strain the cauliflower after you riced it? I did the first time I made it and it made a HUGE difference. I was actually able to pick it up like a slice of pizza whereas the one I made for both of us this weekend, we had to eat with a fork. Straining it is such a pain though…I had little bits of cauliflower EVERYWHERE!! Next time, I may see if I can get away with just patting it out thinner on the cookie sheet for the pre-baking.

  15. Yeah, you sure are Korean!! Lol what kind of question is that! Congrats on the jean size, you look amazing!

  16. I have to say again – you look so awesome in your jeans!!

    Love your instagram and in my opinion you look totally korean ahahahaha

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  17. Carly says:

    congrats! you look fabulous(: haha, you forgot to link the cereal (where you put THIS CEREAL). don’t mean to pick apart your post, I just wanted to see what kind it was (;

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ugh, dude! I hate it when I do that! I’ve got to get better about linking AS I’m typing instead of saving it for the end! Thanks for pointing it out…fixed now! And it’s amazing!!!! Taste JUST like Honey Bunches of Oats but with like HALF the sugar! :)

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