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Not a Ginger Lover

by Meghann on August 19, 2009

I need to learn to stay away from bars with ‘Ginger’ in the title. As much as I love gingerbread cookie and ginger snaps, there is something about raw or crystalized ginger in bar form that grosses me out.

Case in point this afternoon I tried a new Chocolate Ginger Maca Power Bar I purchased the other weekend.


It had great potential with the promise of hazelnuts and chocolate, but halfway through all I could taste was the ginger.




I picked out the whole pieces of hazelnut then chucked the rest of bar in the trash

Luckily my dinner made up for the poor snack.


How could this bowl not be tasty?!?


The best part was the fish thanks to this new Trader Joe’s find I brought back from Boston.


The almond meal intrigued me. I mixed the almond meal, fresh parsley, and some unsweetened shredded coconut in one bowl and egg white and milk in the other. I dipped the Tilapia in the egg mix, then the almond meal and baked in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes.


The fish was perfect on top of a massage kale salad with avocado, tomato, mushrooms and feta.


I believe I could eat this dinner over and over again. It plated beautifully and I think would make a great date dish!

Dessert was another one of Whit’s Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes.


I believe I made the best decision when purchasing these from the bake sale. They have to be the best thing from the table.

Tonight I have slowly but surely getting my apartment back to order. I have also been tackling some to do tasks that have been on my list. One of them included hanging some B&W photos of my two babies.


I love the way this one of Abbie came out. It’s one of my favorite photos of her.


I like to think she is still playing in the field somewhere. I miss her so much.

These frames were pretty cheap from IKEA. I’m hoping to get a few more and do a puzzle on my wall of the frames. I have no decorating sense what so ever, but I do love hanging up photos! I’ll keep you updated on how my little project goes.

1 Whit August 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I love that picture wall. And I love that you love my cupcakes. It’s like my favorite cake recipe ever.

2 Pam August 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Dinner looks delicious. I’ve made something similar with pistachios.

GREAT pictures of the pups!

3 Nicole August 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

The photos of your puppies are so cute.

I’m not too much of a ginger fan either. One time I was at a raw foods restaurant and the owner asked me if I’d take a ginger shot. I reluctantly agreed. Gah!!! It gave me a belly ache and I’ve never been the same towards ginger.

4 Brandi August 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

sorry about the bar! i love ginger, but I don’t always like it everything, either. it has to mesh to be good.

your dinner looks great, and I LOVE the pup pictures. So cute, and what a great idea.

5 southerngracesblog August 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I am so jealous of those cupcakes and the sprinkle on top! I love sprinkles ๐Ÿ™‚ And, that fish looks delicious- almond meal! I wish there was a TJ’s near me.
Have a great night, dear!

6 Jolene ( August 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm

The cupcake looks just perfect!

7 Sarah R August 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Dinner does look wonderful! Could you taste the almonds at all? Love your photos. Black and white have such a class to them.

8 Leianna August 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

That fish and massaged kale does look amazing and zucchini cupcakes? YUM! I love B & W pictures, they are so beautiful and capture something color doesn’t:)

9 Matt August 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Mmm that fish looks great!

10 Danielle August 19, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I love the pictures of the puppies!

I also agree with the ginger. I don’t like it either.

11 Tay August 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Abbie is definitely up there in doggie heaven running through some fields!!

12 Kate August 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Eww. I hate crystallised ginger. The strong taste and horrible texture! (I ADORE ginger flavouring also). The fish looks sooo tasty!

13 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) August 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Awww, the salute to Abby brought tears. You are the best mommy ever.

14 Melissa August 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm

AW! Those pictures are too cute! If you want a picture of Baylee to add to your wall, let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL

Why didn’t you tell me about that fabulous TJ’s find? I surely could have found room!! ๐Ÿ™‚

15 allijag August 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Both of your baby girls are just too sweet! I miss Abbie too – but I sure do love Maddie!

16 Kristie August 19, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I’m not the biggest ginger fan either. I’ll do the cookies and I’ll do the pickled with my sushi but that’s about it.

LOVE the B&W photos, they look so cute and so classy. Just lovely!

17 Julia August 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I love the b & w photo puzzle look, I bet it’ll be awesome! And what a sweet way to keep Abbie’s memory alive.
That salad did look great, Have you ever breaded tofu? I’m wondering if the almond meal would work on it too?

18 Nina August 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm

i’ve found that i don’t like ruth’s maca anything. gross-o.

but dinner looked yummy and so did the cupcake!!

19 Rosey Rebecca August 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I’m with you on the ginger thing! I stay away from it too. I need to get some of that almond meal!! It’s such a great idea!

20 Sheri August 19, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I LOVE the pictures of your puppies…so cute!

21 Lizzy August 20, 2009 at 12:15 am

your picture wall is so cute! love! ๐Ÿ™‚

22 broccolihut August 20, 2009 at 1:17 am

Bummer about the bar…but at least that almond meal looks like a good find!

23 starstruk August 20, 2009 at 6:29 am

Someone else who has a problem with ginger! My husband thinks I’m just making it up. I love gingersnaps and can tolerate gingerbread, but ew ick leave out the fresh or raw or crystalized ginger if I’m going to eat it.

And, yes, Abbie is most certainly romping through a field of tall grass and wildflowers, along with all of our loved pets who have passed away.

24 caitlin August 20, 2009 at 6:36 am

love that pic of abbie, too!

25 caitlin August 20, 2009 at 6:37 am

and my foot is in that pic of maddie!

26 Lauren August 20, 2009 at 7:17 am

Lovely photos of the pups… and a great way to commemorate Abbie.

I love your idea of combining unsweetened shredded coconut to the almond meal crust. The fish sounds delicious!

27 Caroline August 20, 2009 at 7:41 am

I’m the same way about ginger! Love ginger in cookie form, but hate ginger candies. A dash in salad dressing ain’t too shabby either.

28 healthy ashley August 20, 2009 at 7:55 am

I love what you did with the photos of your babies. Perfect.

And I don’t know how I feel about ginger outside of a baked good, but giner with chocolate definitely doesn’t sound good to me!

I want that almond meal! TJ, come to FL!!

29 Sammie August 20, 2009 at 9:04 am

I nearly choked up at that picture of Abbie. What a great way to remember her.
That fish looks amazing. You are quite the chef Miss Meghann.

30 Rose August 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

I love the wall photos – beautiful!

31 Carolyn August 20, 2009 at 10:38 am

Beautiful photos!

32 Katie August 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

I know what you mean. I like ginger but only in small doses! That fish sounds really good!

And I love the pictures of your dogs!

33 Evan Thomas August 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Ive always wanted to get TJ almond meal but never knew what to do with it, but that seems like a great idea!

34 Emily Eats August 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Very nice photos.

I make a chocolate and zucchini cake (recipe from the website of the same name) that is so moist. The thought of it makes me want one of those cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚

35 Ali August 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm

YUM! That dinner looks great! I had a salad with fish on top for dinner too last night, we must have been on the same wave length. I had one of those cups cakes (thanks for sharing) and I will vouch for that fact that they are simply amazing. The pictures look so pretty I love them!

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