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A Secret Visitor

by Meghann on February 23, 2010

Did you guess my secret visitor? ๐Ÿ™‚

Its Derek!!!


He made the drive all the way from Tampa just to have dinner with me. How cute is he?

Since he did make the long drive just to have a taste of my home cooking, I tried not to disappoint.

I made a simple stir fry of tofu, eggplant, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, and onions with a homemade sauce of apricot preserves, vinegar, ginger, and soy sauce.


Hidden underneath all those veggies is brown rice. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Hopefully they plate of food was worth the trip.

For dessert I had a serving of peppermint ice cream and a candy cane joe joe.


This afternoon I had a Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bar on the way to my doctor’s appointment.


I love my doctor. I was in an out in 20 minutes and felt like she really listened to what I had to say. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good doctors are so hard to find and I left with a smile knowing I had found one.

Sorry this entry is so short, but I have company!

Have a great night!

1 Dori February 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Dinner looks delicious! Have fun tonight!

2 Gracie @ Girl Meets Health February 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Your “simple” stir-fry looks a heck of a lot better than anything I can whip up for dinner! Looks like it’d make for great leftovers too ๐Ÿ˜‰

You’ve got a great man on your hands! Any suggestions where I can find one? hahaha just kidding (but not really) ๐Ÿ˜›

3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Awwwww. Gosh Meghann you are a fortunate girl to have a great guy like Derek. Tofu stirfry w/ brown rice is a regular in my college diet!

4 NYCRunnerGirl February 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Have fun with your visitor!

5 Anna February 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

What a fun surprise!!!

6 Evan Thomas February 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Enjoy the company!

7 Karla February 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

What a pleasant surprise!! My boyfriend is flying in to visit me tomorrow!! Can’t wait! Have fun!!

8 whitinspired February 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Aww…have fun with Derek!

9 feetinmotion February 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

YAYAYA for Derek!!!!!

10 February 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Have fun with your special guest. I am drooling over that ice cream!

11 theprocessofhealing February 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Yay I was right!!! Such a sweet boyfriend you have ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy your night!

12 rollerkoesterrun February 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I absolutely love peppermint ice cream and have been dying to try the candy cane joe joes!

I think your stir-fry looks amazing, but i’ve never tried Tofu. How would you explain its taste? Any recommendations on a kind to try for the first time?

~Christie (

13 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm

YAY what a surprise! Have fun!!!

14 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I know Derek reads your blog, but does he read the comments too? If so, tonight he’s going to see a long list of women commenting on how sweet he is!!! Because it’s true!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

15 Heather February 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Aww how sweet! I suspected it might be him ๐Ÿ˜‰

16 missyrayn February 23, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Aww fun visitor. I would make the drive for a good home cooked meal like that ๐Ÿ™‚

17 Jamie February 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm

i just got really jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰ enjoy your night! (and I’m sure YOU are way better than the meal anyway)

18 runningwithsass February 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm

ohmy goodness that ice cream looks so good!

19 Erin February 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Peppermint ice cream sounds amazing right now. It is SO hot here — might have to splurge on a smoothie in a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Emily February 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Does Derreck have any brothers, or close cousins?? Totally kidding! That is so sweet of him to drive all the way down! You lucky girl!!

..and that stir fry looks pretty amazing, too!!

21 Emily February 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm

err..I meant Derek – I was totally thinking about my friend!! lol

22 Crystal February 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm

What a fun surprise! I hope you two have a nice night together! Your stirfry looks delicious. Have you tried making a sauce with almond butter? It is so delicious, especially with chicken. I usually have a mixture of almond butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame seed oil, and whatever else looks good.

23 Emilyeatsclean February 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Ohhhh how sweet!! Don’t blame you for keeping the post short and sweet! You all enjoy the evening!


24 Jenna February 24, 2010 at 12:23 am

Delish dessert!!

25 jodie February 24, 2010 at 1:00 am

I agree, good doctors are hard to find. Have a wonderful evening.

26 Maytina February 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

I haven’t yet been able to get into tofu, I need the right recipe. You make it look good!

27 justjac February 24, 2010 at 3:09 am

Of course, Derek. Hahah, saw that one coming! That’s really sweet. Something’s telling me it wasn’t the bowl of tofu he drove across the state for.

28 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama February 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

Dinner looks amazing! BUT your dessert looks even better – I love mint and chocolate!
Have fun with your “visitor”!

29 foodfitnessandfreya February 24, 2010 at 4:13 am

Awh have a good time with Derek!
Love the look of your stir fry too – I wish I remembered to add sesame seeds to mine cos it looks so good – I’m going to make a note of it ๐Ÿ˜€

30 Christie @ Honoring Health February 24, 2010 at 9:45 am

Hope you had fun with Derek!

31 Laura Georgina February 24, 2010 at 9:48 am

It’s SO sweet of him to make the drive for dinner! (Truth be told, the stirfry looks so good that I’d make the drive for dinner too ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I love using jam/preserves in sauces. It makes me feel less guilty for having a million jam jars always on the go.

32 meyergirl February 24, 2010 at 9:52 am

Yay for a mid-week visist!!

33 Matt February 24, 2010 at 10:00 am

What a fun surprise!

Lucky you have a good doctor. I am stuck with the ones at the health center on campus and they are completely useless.

34 Kelly February 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

Aww what a fun surprise visitor! I love when my bf randomly does that. Your dinner looks like my tofu lo mein I made last night!

35 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) February 24, 2010 at 11:29 am

Glad you had a good experience at the doctor. You hear so many horror stories that it is good to hear the positive ones too! Hope you enjoyed your night ๐Ÿ™‚

36 Jo February 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Tell me about it, my family used to have one who wouldn’t believe my Mum when she said she was having a detached retina- so she ended up near blind in one eye ;( My advice would be to look for the younger doctors, they now have to go through so much communication skills training, and are actually taught to listen that they aren’t any better than the patient now as opposed to training in the dark ages. I only hope I end up being one of those good doctors!

Genius stirfry sauce Meghann!

37 Heather February 24, 2010 at 11:38 am

how cute! what a sweet boyfriend ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you guys had a wonderful dinner together…sounds like a great night!

38 Ann February 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I’ve mostly been watching curling and some hockey/ski events. My boyfriends brother in law is on Team Canada for curling so we’ve been watching every game.
It’s insane how some people get there and then fall or get hurt before they really get a chance to show their stuff. It’s sad since they put so much work into it to have it all gone in a few seconds.

39 Ann February 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Oops, commented on the wrong post! Silly me, lol

40 kristilyn February 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

I love my doctor, too. I wish she was closer, though. I have to drive from my home in the country to downtown of the big city, which is kind of a pain. And pay for parking which used to be free until recently. Boo!

Your stir fry looks delicious!


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