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A New Friend

by Meghann on March 24, 2009

Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting up with a local blog reader at one of my favorite pizza spots, Mellow Mushroom, for some yummy mega-veggie pizza.

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Kristen had contacted me last week to let me know she was a local fan and I told her we had to get together.

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I love meeting people over the blog, because we always have so many things in common! Kristen recently completed the Disney Marathon through Team in Training, graduated from FSU, is obsessed with Whole Foods, and loves loading her pizza up with as many vegetables as possible just like me!

I started the meal with a cup of Tortilla Soup.

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It was very thick and flavorful; full of spicy Mexican flavors.

Since Kristen and I were one semi the same page for pizza we decided to split a small Mega Veggie Pizza.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a true pizza experience we had not confused the server just a little.

For the whole pizza we asked for no butter and no parmesan on the crust. On my half I wanted no green peppers and to sub with pineapple. I also wanted no Mozzarella, but to keep the Feta. On Kristen’s half she wanted all the normal toppings, but no cheese at all. DId I lose any of you on that one?

The server made one attempt to put the order in then returned still confused what we wanted. LOL Luckily the second time she got it right and I enjoyed the best, over flowing pizza on earth.

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I ate this slice x2. There was not even a topping left on the pizza tray when we were done. ๐Ÿ™‚

After dinner, Kristen and I walked around Whole Foods and she talked me into buying this Chocolate Peanut Butter Soy Delicious Ice Cream.

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She swore that it was amazing and that I had to give it a whirl. I mean, come on, its Ice Cream! She didn’t have to tell me twice ๐Ÿ˜‰

I tried a half a cup with some Praline Pecan Granola when I got home.

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HOLY YUM! This stuff rocked!!! I couldn’t even tell it was a soy ice cream. I would happily purchase this again and try other flavors as well. Kristen bought the Mocha Fudge, I wonder how hers was?!?!

Before I had left work today I had a Kashi Chocolate Raspberry Granola Bar so I could make it to dinner.

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Baker Spotlight…

I have had the pleasure over the last 8 months of becoming good friends with the wonderful Jenna of Eat Live Run. She is just as down to earth as she appears on the blog with a heart of gold.

Jenna has graciously volunteered to bake up one of her famous goodies that is featured on her blog regularly. Who ever bids highest on her goods is in for a sweet treat. I mean after all she didnโ€™t go to pastry school for nothing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jenna has also recently joined Team in Training to run her first Half Marathon in San Diego in the Fall. I fully intend to support her fund raising efforts as she has supported mine. For more details check out her website for yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 raspberryrunner March 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm

i love the mega veggie pizza! and its even BETTER if you add a pesto swirl! (i worked at mellow mushroom for over a year…)

2 VeggieGirl March 24, 2009 at 8:39 pm

HAHA!! Love the pizza order ๐Ÿ˜€

3 Meredith March 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I was just talking about you this weekend at my Team’s long run! Some of my runner’s were trying to think of new creative fundraising ideas and I told them all about how you took something you do every day (blogging) and turned it into a successful fundraising event (the bake sale!). You are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Haleigh March 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Wow, look at all those veggies on the pizza!! The ice cream sounds fantastic!

5 redheadyellowdog March 24, 2009 at 8:47 pm

oh my gosh that ice cream sounds heavenly. and that pizza….don’t even get me started! I’ve been steering away from mellow mushroom since it’s a chain but maybe I should give it a shot!

6 Yasmin March 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

LOL! Your poor server must have been so confused. Kudos for getting it right on the 2nd try! The pizza looks amazing though.

7 Matt March 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I love Mellowmushroom! And that ice cream! I tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and it was amazing.

8 ksgoodeats March 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Hooray for meeting up! I think she should start a blog too ๐Ÿ˜‰

That pizza looks amazing! I always think how crazy it would be if we all met up at one location – there would be so many odd food/subs ordered!!

9 Sarah March 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

oooooh i love the looks of your loaded pizza. feta all the way!!and yay for new friends ๐Ÿ™‚

i need to get on this soy delicious ice cream train!

10 Laura March 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I love that Mellow Mushroom pizza! ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Erica March 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

SO fun! You know I love me some mellow mushroom!

12 runsarah March 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

What fun, I want a blogger meetup too! ๐Ÿ˜€ I loveeee So Delicious ice cream…I have it multiple times per week.

13 Adi (oatonomy.com - now repaired!) March 24, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Oh yum, that pizza…! I love how a typically ‘unhealthy’ meal of pizza and ice cream is turned into something nutritious! Awesome.

Glad you enjoyed meeting a reader! That’s very cool.

14 Caitlin March 24, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I LOVE Mellow Mushroom! The only place I have ever been was in SC, but when I go back this summer..I am def. going again! YUM

15 Amy March 24, 2009 at 9:15 pm

that pizza looks de-lish! veggie filled pizzas are so bangin. beats plain any day, right?

oh AND soy delicious is the best ever. those little fruit-sweetened pints are great. Espresso, Vanilla, and Black Leopard are all very good. The Mocha Fudge is AMAZING!
enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Mandy A March 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

mellow mushroom is my absolute FAV!!! we go there at least two to three times a month ๐Ÿ™‚

17 marafaye March 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm

HOW FUN!!! That pizza looks amazing!

18 NAOmni March 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm

That pizza looked truly incredible!

NAOmni

19 Rose March 24, 2009 at 9:44 pm

What a great blogger meet-up. That pizza looks so good!

20 Sharon March 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Oh my gosh, pizza looks great! What a fabulous time!!

21 Hallie March 24, 2009 at 9:56 pm

That’s so cool that you met a reader! I’d be a little nervous (for social-anxiety reasons) to do something like that, although when you come to San Diego if you do a blogger meet-up I might just have to show up ๐Ÿ˜€

22 Bec March 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

aw looks like you two had fun, and that pizza looks amazing!

23 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm

That pizza looks amazing! I wish we had a pizza place like that near me.

24 RuntoFinish March 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

seriously KC needs to get some better pizza places!

25 Natalie March 24, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I missed out on the goodies for the last bake sale.. but not this time around!!! After seeing the photos and reading the blogs of your contributors I cannot wait!

26 Meganerd March 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Mellow Mushroom is awwwwwwwwwesome!! They have really great salads too!!

27 Erin March 24, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I love veggie filled pizza, that looks wonderful!

28 Mica March 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I love Mellow Mushroom! What a cool night–good pizza with a new friend!

29 Caroline March 24, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I LOVE Mellow Mushroom–their crust is the best around! Plus, I like that you can get tofu on a pizza:)

30 Marissa March 24, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I worked at a pizza place in college. That’s great your waitress was able to figure it out!

31 Sara March 24, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Wow that pizza looks so good!! Great choices on the toppings, eventhough it was a bit confusing. ๐Ÿ™‚

32 jesslikesithot March 25, 2009 at 1:24 am

That pizza and soy ice cream looks sooo good!!!! I actually loveeee the mocha fudge soy delicious so you have to try that next time!! ๐Ÿ™‚

33 Ryane March 25, 2009 at 1:36 am

Um yeah, that peanut butter chocolate soy ice cream is one of my favorite things everrrr. It helps me forget that my area doesn’t have pinkberry, tasty d’lite or any of the other amazing frozen yogurt places I wish we did!!!

34 eatavegan March 25, 2009 at 2:49 am

Mmm soy delicious chocolate peanut butter is SO good — I can’t get it where I live right now, but I’m counting down the days until I move and can have that wonderful amazingness every day!
And that pizza looks delish too!

35 wholefoodswholeme March 25, 2009 at 3:00 am

that pizza does look amazing!! you might as well get is EXACTLY how you want it if you’re paying the money ๐Ÿ˜€ so fun to meet someone new ๐Ÿ˜€

36 Bridget March 25, 2009 at 6:27 am

I miss the Mellow Mushroom! Such a *great* place! I think I’m going to try the pizza dough recipe. The only dough in the stores is white (much like the bread and the rice).

Hope you are having a good day! =)

37 Nicole March 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

The pizza looks amazing! Veggie filled pizza is the best! That crust looks like it can really hold up to a loaded up slice.

I neeeed to try that ice cream!

38 shelby March 25, 2009 at 7:07 am

I LOVE that fruit sweetened ice cream!

39 dailydulcie March 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

The mega veggie pizza looks FABULOUS!

40 seesaraheat March 25, 2009 at 8:06 am

Oh yes, I LOVE the So Delicious soy ice cream — I got the plain ol’ vanilla and it was to die for, so I’m sure that chocolate PB was amazing, I’ll have to try it!

41 Hangry Pants March 25, 2009 at 8:26 am

I’m a non-local fan. Come have pizza with me. Please bring Caitlin!

42 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) March 25, 2009 at 10:39 am

Aw, I wish I was a local reader now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m with you on the pizza – I don’t even want to be able to see the crust! As far as I’m concerned, there should be so many toppings that I have to eat it with a knife and fork.

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