Saturday, November 14, 2009

I Owe Sarah BIG Time

by Meghann on November 14, 2009

… for spending all afternoon helping me with my Sam-e Good Mood Blogger finalist video.

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Filming the finalist video has been on the forefront of my mind ever since I became a Top 20 finalist earlier this week. Not only did I have to think of a fun concept to get people’s attention, but I had to figure out how to make it a reality. Sarah stepped in and made everything possible. She helped me film, edit, and pull everything together. Sarah seriously rocks!!

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I spent the majority of the morning and early afternoon prepping for our film session. The huge decadent pancake breakfast kept me feeling full until close to 2:00 when I decided I better eat before Sarah came over.

My fridge is very bare at the moment, but did have enough ingredients to produce a delicious black bean mix.

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My mix contained

  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Avocado
  • Mushroom
  • Tomato
  • Chili Powder
  • Fresh Oregano
  • S&P

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The black bean mix made a great taco filling.

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I had three corn tortilla tacos filled with the mix and a bit of plain yogurt.

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It was a nice light lunch after such a big, filling breakfast.

Sarah and I worked on filming and editing the 90 second video for 3 or 4 hours. In those hours I learned a whole lot about iMovie and editing. I can’t wait to find an excuse to play with the program again. ๐Ÿ™‚

We were both famished once the video was completed and headed to a local hole in the wall Indian place for dinner.

We started with the standard crackers – or what ever the proper name is – and a trio of dipping sauces.

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As soon as we sat down Sarah asked if I was ok with sharing food and I believe my response was something along the lines of “Hell yeah!” She was speaking my language.

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We went with the old stand by by of Beingan Bharta

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And then ordered an odd dish involving veggies, cashews and almond milk that both of us never tried.

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My plate (x2)

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With whole wheat naan.

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The concept for my finalist video involves a Cooking with Meghann segment where I pull a cake out of the oven at the end. Part of prepping for the video involved baking the camera ready cake.

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In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Challenge I worked with a gluten free cake mix I already had on hand versus going out and purchasing a new one.

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I did however have to buy a $1.59 tub of icing.

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Vote 4 Meghann!

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After dinner Sarah and I sampled a piece of the cake as part of our video ‘wrap party.’

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The cake was great! Very light, fluffy and moist – Yum! I would never have been able to tell that it was gluten free. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I know you guys are dying to see the finished video. Well, here is a special sneak peak. Please let me know what you think! The final video is due tomorrow along with the 250 word essay on why I would be the best blogger for this position. (If you are reading in google reader you may need to go directly to my site to see the video)


Tomorrow morning I have 17 miles on the schedule which I plan to complete all on my own. Eeekkk.. I better get some rest.

Good Night!!

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