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by Meghann on April 3, 2009

Alright, the weatherman had assured me this nasty weather outside will clear up in time for my afternoon bike ride. I am putting all my faith in you Mr. Weatherman, please don’t let me down!

I’m sorry to hear everyone else is having as bad as luck as me with the shy sun. I hope your weather clears up soon as well!

I discovered midmorning that the PistachiOats I reviewed last night not only make great desserts, but great snacks as well!


I had a Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Chip Heart Healthy Cookie for my mid morning snack and found that it really filled me up. Which was great, because I was not my normal starving self as I took my time putting together a really great lunch.

I decided since it was Friday I would go with a Mexican Fiesta Salad.


It was good too!

I made three balls out of my Black Bean & Chickpea Dip then I broiled them in the oven for about 5 minutes. While the balls were broiling I also toasted up some corn tortillas and heated up some left over rice.


This salad was fantastic! In the end I had Spinach, Rice, Carrots, Mushrooms, Diced Jalapeno Tomatoes, Broken pieces of Toasted Corn Tortillas, Corn and the Black Bean & Chickpea Balls.  It really was a fiesta in my mouth! 🙂

Baker’s Spotlight…

Today’s Baker’s spotlight is extra special as Vani from Fit For Free was kind enough to send me a sample of the cookies she is baking up for the bake sale to personally review.


Well as the coordinator of the Blogging Bake Sale I have to make sure the goodies these lades bake are up to par for those of you willing to dole out your hard earned cash to sample it. I think it is my duty to test out and make sure these cookies are safe to eat. I take this duty very seriously. 😉 lol


I nibble on a few of the pieces when they first arrived and made to sure to share then after lunch I had a big ole cookie to enjoy.


It was amazing! Very SOFT and MOIST! So yummy!! Yes Vani I think you have a hit with these, I give them my official Blogging bake Sale Approval. 😉

Want to know more about these cookies? Check out Vani’s own review of them here!

Oh, and I have to thank Vani for helping me spread the word about the Bake Sale at my work. I let a few of my co-workers sample and rave about the cookies and then they asked me where they could get their own. I told them they will be up for bid during the Bake Sale and now I have had several requests to send them the link on the day of.

So just as a warning those of you planning to bid on these cookies are going to have to go neck and neck with my co-workers, best to bring your A game for this one!


Don’t forget you have until Midnight EST Tonight to enter the Erin’s Bake Giveaway! 🙂

1 VeggieGirl April 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm


2 Danielle April 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Oh my Vani’s cookies look delicious!
And that salad looks really good as well, I hope the weatherman is right and you get to enjoy you’re time out in the sun!

3 coco April 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm

these cookies look amazing!!!!!!
Meghann, is it too late to offer a bake sale? I mean I’d love to contribute to the bake sale and help you to raise fund for a great cause! 🙂

4 brandi April 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm

i love that you can see the chocolate chunks in the pistahiOats cookies! that gets me every time 🙂

Ooh….the forbidden cookies! I can’t wait for the next bake sale – I hope I win something this time! it’s so crazy and fun.

hope the weather clears up for you! My HRM SHOULD be showing up today or tomorrow, so I’m hoping for good weather too.

5 ksgoodeats April 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Nice balls (that’s what she said!) 😉 Fun fiesta!!

Those cookies look incredible!

6 Krista April 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Those cookies look very dense and delish!!!

No sun where I am either, but I hope you get your ride in!

7 Bec April 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Those cookies look delicious, and so does your Mexican fiesta lunch!!

8 Sharon April 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm


9 Julie April 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

i hope it clears up for you girl! its reallly comin down here but thats NY haha

10 Allison April 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I’m lovin’ the fiesta dish! 🙂 That’s a great idea to make the dip into balls!

11 Nicole April 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Wooo! Look at all those cookies!

12 runsarah April 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Hope the weather stays clear for you! Your lunch looks amazing as usual.

13 Hallie April 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Man, those cookies look awesome! This bake sale is going to seriously hinder my productivity on Monday 🙂

14 Matt April 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Your so lucky to get to test all those treats!

15 Jen April 3, 2009 at 3:15 pm

When can I start buying things from the bake sale and where do I do it?

16 Shelby April 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I saw the cookies in the first pic and then I thought you put them on top of your salad! haha

17 Mica April 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

At first glance, it looked like you’d put three of your cookies on your salad. I was thinking, “Wow…Meghann is really getting creative. Hmmm.”

I hope the weatherman is right. If not, I’ll come punch him in the face!

18 Sarah April 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm

I”m going to stop using “bustin’ my balls” as an expression and start using “broiling my balls.” That in and of itself made this post WAYYYY worth reading.

19 RuntoFinish April 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm

ohh those balls look good.

thanks for all the baker reviews, now I’m awfully excited

20 Susan April 4, 2009 at 5:17 am

Ha, I thought you put the cookies on the salad too! I was all like “oh, no, she didn’t…” I like the idea of the dip balls much better 🙂

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