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Mailbox Goodies

by Meghann on February 25, 2009

I love midweek presents.

I was very happy to discover two packages when I checked my mailbox this afternoon.

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The first was a Trio of Vegan Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies, Nicole was gracious enough to send me after I drooled over them on the Blogging Bake Sale.

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It was so hard not to eat all three right when I opened the package.

The second was something I may have begged for over the weekend.

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My dear friend Derek teased me this weekend when he sent me a photo of one of Jenna’s Pretzels from Greenwise. I was beyond jealous and decided I could not wait another week to have a pretzel.

Luckily, Derek is this amazing, great, wonderful guy who mailed me a Pretzel right away so I would not have to wait for the carby goodness. (Is that enough blog recognition? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Thank You Derek!!

Before I came home and discovered my goodies, I had 2 Multi-Grain Fig Newtons this afternoon.

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I have been wanting to try Sarah’s Red Lentil and Peanut Soup for a while, but was unable to purchase red lentils until this past weekend. After work I got straight to work putting together this creative meal straight from her directions. It took a little extra time to make, but was well worth it. I highly suggest giving this recipe a try!

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The soup was so wonderfully creamy, but not too heavy. I topped my bowl with some fresh green onion and had had a 1/4 of my giant Pretzel on the side.

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It was a great dinner and followed by a great dessert.

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I immediately dug into one of Nicole’s Vegan Carrot Cake Whoopee Pies as soon as I cleaned my bowl. It was just as I imagines, sweet and light. I LOVED it. Thank you Nicole for sending some of your extras my way! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alright, time to do some laundry so I will have some clean sports bras for this weekend. Good night everyone!

1 Nicole February 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm

You got them!!! Hooray!

2 Meg February 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

I am jealous! Those treats look amazing!

3 Sharon February 25, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Oh wow, awesome! Delicious!

4 VeggieGirl February 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm

SOOOO lucky that you got to try Nicole’s baked goods!!

5 Red Head, Yellow Dog February 25, 2009 at 8:22 pm

oh my gosh. carrot cake woopie pies sound soooooooo good!!! okay some kind of carrot cake-y thing is on my list of things to make now…

6 Brandi February 25, 2009 at 8:23 pm

oh man, those carrot cake pies look so good!

7 Mica February 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Yum! Whoopee pies! They have such a goofy name but look SO delicious!

8 Natalie February 25, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Everything looks so delish! I’m particularly jealous that you got to try Nicole’s whoopie pies!

9 Rose February 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Great packages! That pretzel looks really good – and great idea pairing it with soup!

10 Bec February 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Mmm, giant pretzle! Also I gave you a blogging award ๐Ÿ™‚

11 fitforfree February 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Those pies are making me drool. So is that soup. YUM!

I’d be happy to send some Blogging Bake Sale granola your way โ€” just let me know what ingredients you want ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so the bake sale I’m having so much fun making granola now!

12 ksgoodeats February 25, 2009 at 8:53 pm

EDIBLE MAIL!!! Hooray ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Bridget February 25, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I am SO jealous you got some of those whoopie pies!!! They sound Amazing! AND the pretzel…you are one popular girl!!

14 Lauren February 25, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Wow those whoopie pies look amazing. You are so lucky to have such great blogger friends to send you these awesome little treats!
Good luck, you will totally kick butt in your upcoming races!

15 Amelia February 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Great surprises! Especially drooling over those whoopie pies.

16 cleanveggiex3 February 25, 2009 at 9:13 pm

oh wow amazing eats girlie ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Kelly February 25, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Carrot cake whoopee pies! Yum. ๐Ÿ™‚

18 sweetandnatural February 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Yummy mailbox surprises! I wish things like that came out of my mailbox!

19 caitlin February 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

oh derek you’re so dreeeeeeeeeamy

20 Derek February 25, 2009 at 9:36 pm

hahahaha, keep making fun and you’re sleeping outside!

21 Melissa S. February 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm

i know there had to be a letter in there with that pretzel! hah!

22 Derek February 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm

geez, meghann can’t keep a secret…

23 Melissa S. February 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm

hahaha…love caty’s comment.

24 JJ February 25, 2009 at 9:26 pm

hey! yay for packages!

I was wondering how many calories do you eat a day? And do you track them? Also, do you have a plan of like how much fruit/vegetables, grains, dairy, fat, etc. that you aim for each day?

I’m trying to lose weight but I always plan a day with a good amount of calories 1400-1600 and I try to get in all the food groups, but I still am hungry, or I mess up with over eating.. I feel I can’t get into the swing of things with diet and exercise to see any results…

25 Meghann February 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

Hi JJ,

No, I do not count calories. I tried a long time a go and felt so restricted that I agave up. i found I lost more weight when I just listened to when my body wanted to eat and try to eat balanced meals. Also when I plan my food for the day I don’t like to look at it like a set science experiment of disecting my needs. I pretty much eyeball all of my meals and make sure I get a little bit of everything for the day. I don’t have any set requirements, but if I feel i was lacking veggies or protein in the ladder part of the day then I will make sure to have a lot in my dinner.

My advice is to just listen to your body. Try not to overcalculate everythign and relax. If you’re eating a balanced meal and exercising the weight should slowly come off. Remember not to rush it. It’s a slow process that takes time.

26 NAOmni February 25, 2009 at 9:29 pm

This post is especially mouthwatering!

NAOmni

27 foodsthatfit February 25, 2009 at 9:33 pm

What what yummy food you had today! I would love those whoopee pies!

28 Jen February 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Ummmmm Derek sounds like boyfriend material !! ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 25, 2009 at 9:57 pm

OOoooh what a delicious evening you had!

30 Shelby February 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm

OH! Those carrot cake pies are phenomenal!

31 runeatrepeat February 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I love carrot cake – those look so good!

32 Emily February 25, 2009 at 11:19 pm

That soup looks fantastic!
Aww, gotta love boys who send you presents. ๐Ÿ™‚

33 Elizabeth February 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Those carrot cake pies look amazing! You are one lucky woman!

34 bobbi February 25, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I shouldnt read your blog at night when I am dying to have a little chocolate!!! lol:)

35 Caroline February 26, 2009 at 12:58 am

Yum! Fig Newtons and soft pretzels all in the same post!

36 Matt February 26, 2009 at 8:54 am

That pretzel looks awesome!

37 Betsy February 26, 2009 at 9:16 am

Is there a recipe for those carrot whoopee pies anywhere??

38 Meghann February 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

I tried to find it on Nicole’s Site but was unsuccessful. I would suggest e-mailing her at carpentern2@gmail.com at for the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

39 sarahdbelle February 26, 2009 at 10:04 am

Oooo yum! Jenna’s pretzel and Nicole’s whoopie pie look amazing. YUM!!!
Sarah
http://sarahdbelle.wordpress.com/

40 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 26, 2009 at 11:18 am

I SO COVET YOUR WHOOPIE PIES! I see a similar (nonvegan) kind at TJ’s all the time and want to buy, but now I want the homemade kind!

41 Sarah February 26, 2009 at 4:23 pm

so glad you tried the soup and liked it!! now you’ve got me craving it again :-).

those carrot cake whoopie pies, ahhh!

42 Protein Shakes August 4, 2009 at 4:47 am

Found your blog while browsing Google. Bookmarked. Looking forward to more nutrition tips.

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