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The Book

by Meghann on August 8, 2010

Look what I found….

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Operation Beautiful the book!

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I actually squealed a little when I saw it on the shelves! It took everything inside of me to stop myself from telling the people in line or the cashier that my friend wrote this book and that my notes were featured on page 56 and page 111.

I played it cool until I made it out of the store, then I proceed to sit in my car for 15 minutes as I devoured the first couple of chapters. I immediately texted Caitlin to tell her that the book is amazing. You can tell Caitlin is writing from her heart and the passion for the cause really shines through. Now, I want to go back in time and give this book to my teenage self. I want to purchase copies for all my cousin’s daughters to remind them how beautiful they are. I want to post a note where ever I go to continue to spread the message. I just want everyone to know they are beautiful.

Operation Beautiful covers what goes through every girl’s head and reminds us that we are not alone. Everyone feels the same way at some point in our lives, the trick is to come together and share those experiences so we can learn and grow together.

I’m working with Caitlin right now on doing a little giveaway sometime soon – stay tuned. ;)

I was so inspired by the book that I immediately ran next door to Target and posted my own note.

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It truly is amazing how you feel just posting a positive message. I hope I made someone else’s day as well.

After a night of eating and drinking outside the norm, I was extra inspired to make healthy and delicious meals and snacks today. Everything that passed through my lips was delicious and nutritious.

Starting with my lunch.

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I topped a pita with some leftover chipotle black bean dip from last night then added spinach, mushrooms, cheese, and avocado before placing it under the broiler for a couple of minutes. The results were a crispy, chewy, mexican themed pita pizza.

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With some left over Gazpacho from Friday night and crushed blue corn chips.

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Afternoon snack of yogurt, strawberries, dark chocolate covered edamame, and Kashi H2H.

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Dinner was truly a winner.

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The other day my Uncle commented on Facebook his recent distaste for jicama. He ate it raw, referred to it as rabbit food, and vowed to never have it again. Ughh… he should know better than to dis my favorite root!

I told him he needed to try it in another form before he tossed it to the sidelines. I was immediately inspired to create a wonderful dish he would be proud of.

Jicama Coleslaw

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  • 1 Jicama
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 4 Radishes
  • 3 T White Whine Vinegar
  • 1 T Honey Mustard
  • 1 t Dill

Shred the jicama, carrot, and radishes with a cheese grater in a small bowl. Add the vinegar, honey mustard, dill and mix well. Let the mix marinate in the fridge for about an hour and serve cold!

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Take that Uncle Bill! Next time we have a family get together I’m going to make this for him and casually forget to mention the main ingredient to him. Vow to not eat again? What vow? ;)

Fresh Green Beans

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Coconut Encrusted Tofu

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Toast shredded coconut, combine with bread crumbs, cinnamon and chili powder. In another bowl mix an egg and milk. Drench tofu in egg then coat in coconut combo. Bake at 420 for 20 minutes. Enjoy with bbq sauce!

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Such a colorful meal, don’t you think? :)

I had saved Julie’s recipe for Chai Tea Scones ages ago and was randomly inspired to bake a batch tonight.

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The recipe was very easy to follow and incorporated ingredients I already had on hand. In less than 30 minutes I had beautiful, hot scones ready to be enjoyed for dessert.

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First of all the chai tea flavor is amazing. It’s subtle with just hint of that rich tea spice that I love and enjoy from chai tea.

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The scone it self was very crumbly, which I wasn’t expecting because no butter was involved. My favorite part of any scone is how it crumbles in your mouth, so this was a big plus! it was also moist and wonderfully sweet and decadent.

I had mine with a smear of jam and it was thus a perfect dessert.

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My freezer is now full of scones. I’m no complaining. ;)

And the week of Healthy Living Summit has officially begin! Woo hoo!!

Only three days of work then I am on my way to Chicago for a week of food, fitness, fun, and bloggers! I can’t wait!

Good Night!

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