Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Self Serve Comes to Florida

by Meghann on January 6, 2010

My mission to find a new outfit for the marathon on Sunday was a total fail. ๐Ÿ™

Honestly, I am still unsure of what exactly I’m looking for. I tried a few items on at Sports Authority and Target, but nothing felt right. I still have my fingers crossed to find something at the expo on Saturday, otherwise I believe my black capris and the yellow shape Lululemon jacket with a tank underneath will work just fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before my shopping adventure I fueled up on some pretzel nubbins

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and after I made a delicious hot soup to warm myself up

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The soup was something I threw together relatively quickly and came out quite delicious if I do say so myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spicy Calabaza Soup

  • 1/2 Calabaza, cubed
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Sweet Potato, cubed
  • 1 Apple, cubed
  • 3 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 T Curry powder
  • 1 T Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Paprika
  • S & P

In a medium soup pot sautee the onion with the calabaza, sweet potato, and apple. Once the onions are translucent add the vegetable broth and spices. Bring to a boil for a couple of minutes, then to a simmer for 20 minutes. Use immersion blender to smooth and enjoy!

I topped my serving with cashews and raisins. Yum!

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Paired with some leftover rice & beans and toast.

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During my shopping adventure I noticed a new frozen yogurt cafe that had recently opened in the area.

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You know I HAD to go back for dessert!

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I was ecstatic to discover Berrywise Cafe was a self serve frozen yogurt place!

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When I visited San Diego in May I couldn’t get enough of the incredible self serve frozen yogurt. It was a new concept that I had never seen before. They are just now starting to pop up in Florida and I am very happy one had opened right in my area.

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I went a little crazy filling the cup. (let’s just not mention what the total was ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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I couldn’t deside what color spoon I wanted, so I went with both. ๐Ÿ™‚ And despite the freezing weather I enjoyed every delicious, frozen bite! Yum!

Now, I am thawing myself out with hot tea and a good book. Target had all their Christmas flannel jammies marked down today, so I picked up a warm comfy pair. It may only be cold enough to wear these this week, but even so the purchase was still totally worth it.

Good Night!

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