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Reader Challenge

by Meghann on October 28, 2008

Ok, I know I’m a day behind..but, Gossip Girl! Oh MY God!!! Sooo good!!! πŸ™‚ I totally saw that coming, but was still jumping up and down on my couch when it did!

Now that I got that out of my system I can continue with my post as normal. As I had promised my dinner tonight was very interesting and very delicious! This was one of those ideas that kept evolving in my head all day. I started knowing I wanted to have fish for dinner, then I was thinking what I had in my fridge that could go with it and kept adding from there. The finished product was amazing!


I present Spinach Ricotta Tilapia


I sauteed some onion and garlic, added fresh spinach until it was wilted, then mixed in part skim ricotta to create the topping. I then seasoned the tilapia with garlic salt and pepper and put it in the oven at 420 degrees for 5 minutes. I removed the fish added the topping, then baked for 5 more minutes. It was wonderful! Sometimes evolving recipes are the best way to go.

On the side I had some Butternut Fries and toast with a little bit of smart balance.



Dessert was calling my name from the freezer tonight.


I had some Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Yogurt with Brown Puffed  Rice.

Before I left work today I had a Pumpkin Spice Kashi bar.


I’m so glad its pumpkin season!


In other news….

As I was reading my blog statistics today I realized there are a whole bunch of readers out there that I do not know anything about. So I have decided to set up a challenge to get to know everyone and maybe have some closet readers come out of the wood work. I promise you just have to comment this once and then you can go back to your regular reading! Let’s start by seeing where everyone is from? Just comment with your city or state. It will be fun to see how we all cover different parts of the country/ world. So that is my challenge, come on readers, don’t be shy! πŸ™‚ 

I look forward to hearing all of your response!!

1 maggie October 28, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Mountain View, California

Yummy dinner!

2 Danielle J October 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm

College Park, MD

Love the blog! πŸ™‚

3 VeggieGirl October 28, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Gossip Girl was DEFINITELY amazing last night!!

Butternut squash fries = divine.

I’m in Ohio.

4 Olga October 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Brooklyn, NY. Currently in school at: Amherst, MA =]

Butternut squash= I want some!

5 Krysten October 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Boston, Ma πŸ™‚

6 jsr October 28, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I am a HUGE Gossip Girl fan! Love it!!

I’m in Chicago, IL

7 Sarah October 28, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Pittsburgh, PA but at school in Boston!

how do you like those kashi bars? i’m typically a fan of all things kashi but for some reason those just don’t do it for me—the pumpkin flavor isn’t strong enough and i always make such a mess eating them!

8 Sara from Chicago October 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm

From Chicago, IL but currently live in Orlando, FL. I go to the University of Central Florida Rosen Hospitality College for Event Management.

9 Caroline October 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm

San Francisco

10 Hilary October 28, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Asheville, NC

11 Lindsay October 28, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Philly checking in here πŸ™‚

love your tilapia – i need to buy some fish this weekend and attempt it – yum!!!!!!!!!

ps – love those kashi bars!

12 graduatemeghann October 28, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Sara from Chicago – Why don’t you ever speak up?!?!?! We should get together for dinner sometime! E-mail me at

13 caitlin October 28, 2008 at 8:51 pm

yayy SARA FROM CHICAGO – i wanna meet you too!!!!

you know where i live…. like 20 minutes from you.

14 Megan October 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Delicious dinner!

I am a Texas girl!

15 Laura October 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Woodbridge, VA

16 ttfn300 October 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

boston, ma (still not used to saying that!!!)

17 Betsy October 28, 2008 at 9:03 pm

hiya meghann! I live in NYC but grew up in Cleveland (and went to school in Connecticut!)

18 Amy October 28, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Love the dinner! I also start out with a dinner idea in the morning, and it evolves all day. Its a good process for making new recipes.

I’m from outside of Philadelphia, PA
College in State College, PA (Penn State)

19 Megs October 28, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Philadelphia, PA!! Go Phillies πŸ™‚

20 Arianna October 28, 2008 at 9:11 pm

I’ll show myself! I’m from Berkeley, CA, lived for awhile in Brooklyn, and now living in Argentina!

21 Sophie October 28, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Brooklyn NY!

22 Tina October 28, 2008 at 9:12 pm

That looks so good!!

I’m from Redmond, Washington (right by Seattle)

23 eatingbender October 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Ahh, I still haven’t watched Gossip Girl! I need to do that tonight.

GREAT dinner – seriously, I want to eat everything on your plate right now!! Including the ice cream!

Oh, and I’m originally from Minneapolis, but go to school in Chicago πŸ™‚ I love that you are calling your readers out — I might need to do that because there are many lurkers out there!!

24 Megan October 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

The Jersey Shore πŸ˜€
Those Butternut Fries look great!

25 Nally October 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Hi Meghann fellow lurker here. I am from Chicago. I don’t know why I never comment but just read. This is not only on your blog but also Caitlin’s, Jenna’s, Kath’s, and Tina’s; get the picture ??? I read everyone’s blog hehe

26 Erica October 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

I bet the butternut fries were jammin! What a great idea.

I’m in Charleston, SC!

27 graduatemeghann October 28, 2008 at 9:21 pm

Nally – DOn’t worry I used to just be a lurker too πŸ™‚

28 Anna October 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Lexington, Kentucky!

29 Erin October 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm

What an awesome, awesome idea. Can we copy you?
Hopefully you know I’m from Portland but temporarily living in Lubbock!

30 graduatemeghann October 28, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Erin – haha copy away! πŸ™‚

31 gina (fitnessista) October 28, 2008 at 9:33 pm

tucson, az!!! but residing in po-duck georgia
i’m going to ORLANDO THIS WEEKEND! blog meet-up, anyone?!? first watch? πŸ˜€

32 Maureen October 28, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Washington DC!

33 claire October 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Clinton/Jackson, MS

34 Courtney October 28, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I just moved to New York but originally from Indiana.

35 nicole October 28, 2008 at 9:50 pm

small town, new york.
your blog is great!

36 Nicky October 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Hi there from Melbourne, Australia!!
You tempt me with all your peanut butter goodies. Our only choice here is smooth or crunchy! No icecreams, cereals, protein bars, frozen yogurts, chocolates. I will just have to get my ‘fix’ through you!

37 Lee (seelivelee) October 28, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Philadelphia, PA

Represent! Ps. what kind of PB cup frozen yogurt do u use?

38 Emily October 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

I’m from Charlotte, NC. I just started reading all of the blogs in ya’lls “community” but this is my first comment- they are all great!

39 Alexia October 28, 2008 at 9:57 pm

TENNESSEE!!!!!! Whoo Hooo!

Great looking dinner!

40 Hangry Pants October 28, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Your challenge is working! So exciting.

41 graduatemeghann October 28, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Lee- it’s Publix brand

42 Alicia October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm

Thanks for reminding me that I need to catch up on GG.

I’m from Singapore!

43 Marianne October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Don’t you love dinner ideas that evolve in your head throughout the day?

And I’m from Victoria, BC, Canada.

44 Mariel October 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Boston, MA

Love reading your blog! πŸ™‚

45 Sara October 28, 2008 at 10:15 pm


im from guatemala!

46 Sara S October 28, 2008 at 10:22 pm

southern Illinois, attending college!

47 Laura October 28, 2008 at 10:23 pm

I go to school in New Hampshire but I am from Philly

48 Hillary October 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Boston, MA

49 amanda October 28, 2008 at 10:37 pm

I’m from San Angelo, Texas… way west Texas.

50 Kelsey October 28, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Sweet potato “fries” are my favorite!!! πŸ˜€ So is fro-yo, but that’s a given.
I’m from Michigan, but I’m going to college in Oklahoma for architecture. It’s definetely a change!

51 Mel October 28, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kasji pumpkin spice bars are soo good!

52 Sara October 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Prescott, AZ

Been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now! πŸ™‚

53 Lauren October 28, 2008 at 10:46 pm

I’ve been outed at a lurker! I’m reading the blog from Singapore, but I’m originally from Missouri.

54 LT October 28, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Austin, TX

but currently a senior at Texas A&M in College Station, TX

55 Julz October 28, 2008 at 10:54 pm


56 Becca October 28, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Born in Orlando, FL but go to school in Atlanta, Ga.

57 Elina (Healthy and Sane) October 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm

I’m from Boston, MA πŸ™‚

58 sharon October 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Hey Meghann!

I read your blog all the time and this is my first comment. I’m from Chicago!

P.S. You have a great blog πŸ™‚

59 Hallie October 28, 2008 at 11:00 pm

San Diego, CA

60 ana October 28, 2008 at 11:02 pm

gina i love tucson it’s my second home πŸ™‚ but i live in mexico

61 Amanda October 28, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Philly PA – so many Phila chicas πŸ™‚

62 Julie October 28, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Braintree, MA πŸ™‚

63 mags October 28, 2008 at 11:10 pm

this is so fun!!

i’m from chicago! didn’t know there were so many of us out there!! anyone up for a chicago get together?

64 Cara October 28, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Love, Love your blog…
Greetings from Colorado Springs CO !!!!

65 megan October 28, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Union City, California. I enjoy reading your blog! πŸ™‚

66 rae October 28, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Las Vegas, NV

67 tami October 29, 2008 at 12:02 am

stockton, california

68 Michaela October 29, 2008 at 12:17 am

I’m from St. Louis, MO but attending school in Peoria, IL

69 Melissa October 29, 2008 at 12:29 am

I’m from West Hartford, Connecticut!
I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, thanks for the comment-invite. =]

70 Ruth October 29, 2008 at 2:46 am

san diego, ca
but my hometowns san jose!!!

71 Haleigh October 29, 2008 at 3:07 am

Absolutely love gossip girl! I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma but I am currently living in NorrkΓΆping, Sweden! I enjoy reading your blog =)

72 wholefoodswholeme October 29, 2008 at 4:19 am

what a great reader idea! and you do have a ton!!

i bet i’m the only one in the UK – let me know if you get any more!! i need some local love!

the big smoke – london baby.

73 Tahlia October 29, 2008 at 4:35 am

closet reader here!

im from south australia

74 kh October 29, 2008 at 4:59 am

Dublin, Ireland, but from Boston, MA!

75 Julia October 29, 2008 at 5:20 am

Ottawa, ON – And it’s SERIOUSLY snowing outside right now!

76 Anou October 29, 2008 at 7:43 am

Montreal, Canada !

77 Beth October 29, 2008 at 8:00 am

Pittsburgh, PA πŸ™‚

78 Johanna October 29, 2008 at 8:09 am

Tampere, Finland

79 kristin October 29, 2008 at 8:10 am

Cleveland Ohio!

I havent seen gossip girl yet but now I CANT WAIT!

80 Lindsay October 29, 2008 at 8:21 am

Cincinnati Ohio
I love this blog:)

81 Tia October 29, 2008 at 8:28 am

lurking be gone…from Davenport, Iowa

82 Moran October 29, 2008 at 8:28 am

Prague, Czech Republic
And I am was rooting for Nate and Vanessa! But I guess Nate and Jenny isn’t too bad either!

83 Laura October 29, 2008 at 9:15 am

Total lurker here… sorry πŸ™ I’m always at work when I’m reading!

I live in Atlanta! (Please tell me you watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta… it’s ridiculous and the funniest part is that NONE of them even live in the city of Atlanta!)

84 graduatemeghann October 29, 2008 at 9:27 am

Laura – I’m sorry I don’t watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but I totally should!

85 brandi October 29, 2008 at 9:34 am

near Blacksburg, VA – Go Hokies!

I still read your blog even though we lost to FSU Saturday πŸ™‚

86 Melissa October 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

What an awesome idea!

Stevens Point (little town), WISCONSIN!!

87 Ash October 29, 2008 at 9:42 am

New York, NY!

88 meghan October 29, 2008 at 9:47 am

I’m currently living right outside Boston, MA! What brand fro yo is that because it looks DEEELISH!?

89 Katie October 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

I’m from Morristown, NJ (Yeah Jersey girls!) and now I live in Easton, PA–just 45 minutes from home and an hour and a half from Philly.

90 Rae October 29, 2008 at 9:55 am

Rochester, NY….up by Lake Ontario

So jealous of the southern girls this time of year!! πŸ˜›

91 brooke October 29, 2008 at 9:58 am

Brooklyn, MI

92 Allison October 29, 2008 at 10:01 am

What a good idea! You are so tricky! πŸ™‚

Even though I’m a regular reader/commenter –

I’m from Cleveland OHIO πŸ™‚

93 Allison October 29, 2008 at 10:03 am

Exton, PA…

Go Phillies!!

94 Janette October 29, 2008 at 10:10 am

I have been reading your blog for awhile time to come out of the closet .

Living in Calgary Canada, originally from Melbourne Australia

Great blog btw.

95 Rachel October 29, 2008 at 10:10 am

Nashville, Tennessee baby!! Music City USA! πŸ™‚

I’ve been a reader (aka lurker!) for a while and am finnnalllyyy starting to leave some comments! Who knows, maybe I’ll start a blog up of my own someday! Woohoo join in on the FUN!

P.S. Alexia – what part of TN are you from?! I read your dog’s name is Rascal Flatts – TOO FUNNY! I used to intern over at Lyric Street for almost 2 years, their record label! They’re great guys!

96 Monica October 29, 2008 at 10:17 am

Des Moines, Iowa

97 Nikole October 29, 2008 at 10:20 am

Kansas City, KS

98 catms916 October 29, 2008 at 10:28 am

New York City, NY Dinner looks fabulous! How did you make your butternut squash fries? I’ve never tried that, but it looks delish!

99 graduatemeghann October 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

cat – bake them as you would sweet potato fries for 20 minutes at 420 degrees. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

100 Kelly October 29, 2008 at 10:33 am

Kennebunkport, maine

101 Jen October 29, 2008 at 10:34 am

Edmonton, AB Canada

Love all your fab meals!

102 Amelia October 29, 2008 at 10:38 am

New York City!

103 Melissa S. October 29, 2008 at 10:55 am

holy moly! dude, can i totally copy you for my blog?

and currently San Diego, but in two months Central Florida…so i can meet you and CAITLIN! yay!

104 Amanda October 29, 2008 at 11:04 am


105 Maddy October 29, 2008 at 11:14 am

Indian Rocks Beach, FL

106 RachIA October 29, 2008 at 11:16 am

Found your blog off of caitlin’s..where I am a lurker! Des Moines (Ankeny), IA

107 Kath October 29, 2008 at 11:29 am

Charlotte, NC!!!

Great idea!

108 briana October 29, 2008 at 11:33 am

Tucson AZ at the UOFA

109 A + M October 29, 2008 at 11:45 am

Hayward, California

110 Katerina October 29, 2008 at 11:48 am

I am wayyyy up in Canada, Vancouver BC specifically.

111 bobbi October 29, 2008 at 11:52 am

This is neat, what a great idea:)

Bobbi-Yucaipa, California

112 Jaclyn October 29, 2008 at 11:53 am

New York City! Home of Gossip Girl πŸ˜‰

113 Natalie October 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

St. Louis, MO!

114 Paula October 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Washington, DC! πŸ™‚

115 Bridget P October 29, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Wow, lots of de-lurkers!! I read this on my iPod last night during class but couldn’t comment, so I’m back!

I’m in St. Louis, MO…for now…

116 Meghan October 29, 2008 at 12:17 pm

I’m from Overland Park, KS (a suburb of Kansas City).

I love your blog…it has become the last one I check in the morning at work (save the best for last)! I relate to you so much as a recent college graduate trying to be healthy in an office enviroment. You are awesome.

117 Cass October 29, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Salt Lake City, Utah!!!

Great blog by the way!

118 Bridget October 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

This is so much fun, I’ll have to try it out one day πŸ™‚

Somerville, MA (right next to Boston)

119 Samantha October 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm

suburb of Philadelphia, PA

120 Emily October 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Hello from Wellington, New Zealand πŸ™‚

121 Tutu October 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm

I am a lurker….

Peoria, IL lurker to be exact!

122 BBQ Peach October 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Memphis, TN

Great Blog! In the same boat as you…at my first “real” job and trying to keep healthy while surviving business lunches and all sorts of challenges.

123 chiwolverine October 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Chicago, IL!

124 fiona October 29, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I live in Chestertown, Md. It’s a really, really small town.

125 Elsa October 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm

I am new to your blog, so sorry I am a little late. Currently in NYC, originally from Chicago.
I have done, many, many runs in the cold! I ran a Thanksgiving 8K in 20 degree weather one year! Talk about crazy!

126 Andrea (Off Her Cork) October 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I’m in Columbus, OH. Or it may come up as Hilliard sometimes. πŸ˜€

127 biz319 October 29, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Cary, Illinois (probably too small to find on a map though!) – 55 miles NW of Chicago.

128 Melissa October 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm

I’m from Philly but live in New York now!! Gossip Girl taped right outside of where I work πŸ™‚

129 Kelly October 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Tallahassee, Fl and I am an avid reader! πŸ™‚ I glad so many people love my sister’s blog as much as I do.

130 Andrea October 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Such great success! I’m behind in my Google Reader πŸ™‚
Portland, OR here! I was hoping to see other Oregonians, but I guess I’m the only one representing!

131 Carrie H October 29, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I had to chime in … I think I am the only one so far from the big and beautiful Wyoming!

132 Kristie October 29, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Ah, I’m a little late on this one but might as well respond as well. I’m from Ontario Canada!

133 Biljana October 30, 2008 at 6:46 am

Hi! I am Biljana from Skopje, Macedonia, but at the moment living in Riga, Latvia, but I am soon coming back home, yeeeeeeee!!!
Great blog!!! Keep writing!!!

134 Nan October 30, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Great Blog!

Washington DC, grew up in Philadelphia, PA

135 Molly @vegandorm January 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I split my time between Houston, TX and St. Louis, MO!

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