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Posted on Jul 19, 2011 in Daily Eats | 2 comments

Daily Eats – 7/19/11

Loooooong day. No time for subtitles. Went to observe a culinary class this evening, which was super fun, but also meant carrot cake for dinner. Hey, there are worse fates. 😉


Update tomorrow. <3

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Posted on Jun 12, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food | 11 comments

7 Straight Days of Posting ( Daily Eats 6/11/11)

When has this ever happened!?! I’ve actually posted BOTH days this weekend. I think this is the first time that has ever happened. I have to be honest, this post is mostly for housekeeping purposes, since I didn’t get to post yesterday’s eats uh… yesterday, haha. I was too busy making amazing sushi with my family to post yesterday! And I offer no apologies for it! But I’m just so proud that I’m cranking out a post every day this week that this particular DE post is making it to the homepage. 🙂 I’ll try to keep it short & sweet though, since I know you’re probably all anxious to get back to your lazy Sundays.



Subway turkey, bacon, & avocado (!!) 6-inch sub on whole wheat


Baked lays + sodie (heehee)


Super out of focus lime popsicle, haha.

Yeah, breakfast and lunch got combined into one meal because I didn’t wake up until 11 AM yesterday. IT. WAS. GLORIOUS.



15 Kashi crackers (that’s 1 serving! Holler!)
Laughing Cow blue cheese wedge
Laughing Cow queso fresco & chipotle cheese wedge



Homemade sushi, duh!



Edy’s espresso chip ice cream!

And I took the puppers on not one, but TWO walks today, so I got my 20 minutes in fo’ sho’. And on a Saturday no less!

Okay, real quick before I wrap up I have to clue you in on this awesome giveaway that my friend Bailey is doing on her blog. She’s a graphic designer who is currently helping me design a logo and new header (so say goodbye to dog food being the first representative image of HISTG, hahaha) and is offering a complete blog design package (a $250 value!) if you head over there. If you’re not a blogger, she’s also offering a small business design package instead. Doooo it!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone. There’s a mini Powell Family reunion happening in Falls Church this week, hehe, so tonight the fam is kicking it off with dinner at the Peking Gourmet Inn! I can’t waaaaaaait!! Update on that tomorrow, peace out for now!

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Posted on May 26, 2011 in Daily Eats, Food | 4 comments

Daily Eats – 5/26/11



Ezekial cinnamon raisin bread (shock!)
1 tbsp Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter
Quaker cranberry apple instant oatmeal w/added chia seeds



Giant bowl of broccoli, vegetables, and ten delicious shrimpies 🙂
Whole wheat mini-pita with 2 tbsp TJ’s white bean & basil hummus (I can’t get enough of this stuff!)



Asian noodle salad
BBQ baked tofu (recipe coming tomorrow!)



Raspberry smoothie in a bowl with 1/4 cup coconut milk ice cream & coconut (that I ate all the ice cream out of and then threw the rest away, hahaha.)

Sorry, I don’t feel like posting calories today because I’m feeling super lazy but I think that upon reflection of the day’s eats I still probably did pretty well. Onward and downward! 🙂

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Posted on May 23, 2011 in Daily Eats, Food | 12 comments

Daily Eats – 5/23/11



Slice of Ezekial Raisin Bread (80 cal) w/1 tbsp Justin’s Hazelnut butter (95 cal) – x2 (350 cal)


Banana (90 cal)



Caprese Pasta Bake (~350 cal)


Popchips (100 cal)



1/2 banana nut muffin (~150 cal?)


Larabar (200 cal)



– 2/3rds of a cheese and tomato quesadilla (~250 cal)
– 2/3rds caprese salad — I’m hooked on this flavor combo, what can I say? (~150 cal?)
– Fried egg (70 cal)



Peanut butter gluten balls (150 cal)

Total: 1,860 calories

So, not the greatest day calorically, but not a complete carwreck either. I should probably have gone without the banana nut muffin but they were leftover at work and I couldn’t just THROW it away, could I? 😉 Anyway, tomorrow’s another day. Lovelove until then!

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Posted on May 10, 2011 in Daily Eats, Food, Weight Loss | 20 comments

Daily Eats – 5/10/11

So I’m trying this new thing where I not only record what I eat in my calorie counting app on my phone, but I actually man up and post photos & count information of everything I eat each day on here. It’s about time I get serious and do this, after all, and this way y’all can call me out if you’re start to see a downward trend in my eating (but hopefully this will really make me stick to clean eating out of sheer embarrassment of you all knowing how bad I am sometimes — like how I conveniently “forgot” to take a picture of Saturday night’s banana split I, uh, “split” with Steve… oops?)

You guys can let me know if it seems like it’s starting to get to be too much or not, but I figure I can at least try it out for a couple of weeks and see if it helps me stay on track. Plus, I always like seeing quick pics of the real stuff that other bloggers are eating, even when there aren’t recipes involved. It helps inspire me to make better and more creative dietary decisions, so maybe I can do the same for someone else… maybe. Hehe.

So, without further adieu, today’s daily eats:



Breakfast Burrito (190)
– 1/2 of a whole wheat flour tortilla (85 calories)
– 1 tbsp 1/3 Less Fat Chive & Onion cream cheese (35 calories)
– 1 egg patty (70 calories)


Chia Coconut Rice (1/4 cup – not the whole amount pictured – 202 calories)
– Jasmine rice (50 calories)
– Coconut milk (138 calories)
– 1/2 tsp chia seeds (14 calories)
*Rice cooked with equal parts coconut milk & water in rice cooker.

Breakfast Total: 392 calories

Lunch & Snack


Spinach Salad (182 calories)
– 1.5 cups baby spinach (10 calories)
– Red onion (~10 calories)
– Strawberries (~30 calories)
– 1 tbsp blue cheese (35 calories)
– 1/4 cup cherry craisins (97 calories)

w/ Homemade Poppyseed Vinaigrette (~83 calories)
– 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (3 calories)
– 1 tbsp canola oil (35 calories)
– 1 tsp sugar (15 calories)
– 2 tsp poppy seeds (~30 calories)


Fruiiiiiit (277 calories)
– 1/2 a mango (67 calories)
– 1 kiwi (55 calories) (Didn’t eat the last piece)
– 3/4 of an orange (65 calories)
– 1/4 cup cottage cheese (~40 calories)
– 1/2 cup peaches (50 calories)


Popchips (100 calories)

I obviously couldn’t finish all of my fruit at lunch (that’s a LOT of fruit!!) so I only had a few pieces at lunch and nommed on the rest later in the afternoon.

Lunch & Snack Total: 642 calories



Errrr, yeah. I know this isn’t the best way to start things off, but I really have no idea how to even count the calories of the ingredients from tonight. Dinner was at Chez Mommy and included a tofu & shrimp dish I had as a pre-dinner snack (we didn’t eat until 8! Cut me some slack!), sauteed spinach (yum!) and a dish made of Asian pickled cabbage, rice cake noodles, pork, etc. Let’s just count it as deliciousness (which it was!) and move onto dessert!

Dinner Total: Fail



– 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream (100 calories)
– 1/4 cup strawberries & sugar topping (~50 calories)

Dessert Total: 150 calories

Drumroll please…

1,184 calories not including dinner.

Well, it looks good like that! But we all know that dinner probably did send me over the 1500 calorie mark. My excuse, however, is that my mama is going out of town for a loooong time (sniff!) so I needed to have one of her best home-cooked meals before she left! Also, I helped do all the heavy lifting during cooking (er, I helped stir-fry?) so I like to think it counted as exercise.

Also, I really did exercise. Shock! But you’ll have to tune in tomorrow to hear about that adventure. 🙂

Are posts like these going to be a total waste of internet space? Or do you think there’s actually some value in me putting all my eats up here? You can be honest. I don’t want to bore anybody. But I do think that even if none of you care at all, it’ll be valuable for me — to help keep me accountable.

Okay, I’m out. OMGlee, it’s time for me to watch the Prom episode! !

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