16th Time Is A Charm

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 18, 2010

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Friday’s late night Glo Bar test was a success!

If it gets the go ahead from testers this week, I will be ordering the new packaging, ingredients, and bowls/utensils/containers. There is still lots to do!!

More fun yesterday…

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I made the Nut butter parsnip fries using carrots! Finger licking good.

I still preferred the parsnips though. I can’t wait to try it with sweet potato! Hopefully I don’t burn them. ;) Not that I would ever do such a thing…

Eric gave two thumbs up to both the parsnip and carrot versions, although he said the carrot version needed ketchup while the parsnip one didn’t.

I had it with Mary’s Crackers and tomato paste for lunch.

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and one of my favourite juices!

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Dinner was a messy Amy’s veggie burger…on Ezekiel toast.

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With lots of hummus, just the way I like it.

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and a gourmet Tupperware salad. ;)

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I made the call not to run the race this morning as my groin is still sore after this week’s fall. I am so bummed because I was so excited to be running in my old university town. :( I did a test run last night because I felt fine when I was walking, but once I started to run I did feel the soreness creep back. Looks like it will be a little while longer. I had a chat with my Sports Doctor yesterday and she said that groin muscles tend to take longer than normal to feel back to normal. My girlfriends ended up not running either for various reasons! It just wasn’t meant to be I guess…life goes on!

Breakfast this morning was Vegan Overnight Oats

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This morning’s mix had: 1/3 cup oats, 1 pear (chopped), 1/2 banana (mashed), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of sea salt, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 3/4 cup almond milk. For the topping, I sprinkled Sucanat over top for some crunchy, natural sweetness.

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I had a fresh juice composed of: 1 beet, 1 carrot, 1/2 apple, 1/2 lemon, 1 cuke.

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Last night, Eric and I got sucked into the TV show called THE MARRIAGE REF!!! Such mindless entertainment! The couple with the Solitaire and Fishing argument = hilarious. I will definitely be watching more episodes.

Spill the beans, what TV shows are you currently hooked on?

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Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

Ah I have to try those fries this week, I hope they are as good with sweet potatoes because I have a bunch I need to use up! Sorry about the run, but I’m sure it’s for the best! I am currently hooked on NYC housewives, which I would say is my greatest weakness. And I am kind of hooked on Tru Blood, but I can’t decide if I really like it or not, but I keep watching! haha

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Michelle @ Eating April 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

GLEE

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

I should give Glee a try because everyone raves about it!

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

I missed the first season, but watched this season’s first episode and it is pretty funny. Also, fun to watch them sing and dance. kind of cheesy at times, though.

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Kelly April 18, 2010 at 8:25 am

Totally hocked on Glee and American Idol at the moment. I love overnight oats with almond milk. Looks delicious!

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 18, 2010 at 8:32 am

Did you name it yet? is this the raw one?

I’m not really hooked on anything, just watching my usual shows. Kind of bummed with TV and movies lately.

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

Yes and yes :)

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Mae April 18, 2010 at 8:35 am

The new glo bars look AMAZING! Who does your taste testing? If you ever need another one, you know who to call…. ;-)
Hhaha on a more serious note, the colleges I’m looking at have entire sensory analysis wings of the food science buildings where blind taste testers are fed new products or monitored as they’re exposed to packaging, etc. Then they enter a classroom environment to brainstorm their thoughts of the product. So interesting! :-)

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

Eric’s coworkers and local friends taste test.

I used to know someone who was a professional taste tester for a large cookie company. What a dream job! lol.

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katie April 18, 2010 at 8:40 am

Sons of Anarchy!! It’s sooo good. AND Community with Chevy Chase!

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Amanda April 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm

LOVE sons of anarchy!!!

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Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) April 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

I love that show! did you see the one about the green bean casserole?? “It looks like there’s an eyeball in it.”

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

haha yes hilarious…esp at the end when he went to take a bite and faked her out! LOL

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Carolyn April 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

For some reason, I started laughing when I saw this post’s first picture. The new Raw Glo Bars stacked together like that reminded me of my (many, many, many) failed attempts to make card houses, haha!

Anyway, congratulations on finally making a successful Raw Glo Bar! They look fabulous! =)

And speaking of fabulous:
Boy, oh BOY, do those fries look good! I can’t wait to hear how the sweet potato ones turn out!
(Just tell yourself that you WILL burn them beforehand, and maybe the universe/Murphy will get so confused that the fries won’t burn. =P)

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

I love your thinking…I WILL BURN THE FRIES. With my luck I will undercook them and they will be hard as rocks, haha ;)

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Kelsey April 18, 2010 at 8:47 am

CONGRATS ON THE BAR TESTING!!!!!

at the moment im hooked on .. sober house, american idol, antm, survivor, modern family, and project runway!!!

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Meg April 18, 2010 at 8:53 am

Yum! The bars looks SO great!!!
Too bad for the run, but you’re right things work out because they’re meant to be.
The TV shows I’m hooked on right now are: how i met your mother, vampire diaries (don’t judge, its good!), and gossip girl :)

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

My hub and I have watched a few episodes of the marriage ref as well– we always talk about what we would go on the show for, and who would win :-) That’s healthy, I’m sure :-)

Your food looks delish! Sounds like you definitely made the right choice with the race– no need to risk injury, and there will always be other races!

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

Eric and I discussed that too…although the shows makes our spats look pretty normal compared to the couples they find! lol

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Karla April 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

New Glo bar! Very exciting!
I’m currently obsessed with Mad Men. I just got season 3 on DVD! Love it!

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Rachel @ Suburban Yogini April 18, 2010 at 9:02 am

I think I mentioned this on Caitlin’s blog but I got the box set of all 9 series of X Files for Christmas. I’m on series 4 and I’m as addicted now as I was at university!!

I am also addicted to Glee, old re-runs of Frasier and Sixteen and Pregnant (UK version).

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Danielle (Coffee Run) April 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

Sorry about the race :( But you did the right thing- it’s better to rest that groin! lol

I’m currently hooked on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Do they play that show in Canada?? If not, you MUST watch it on abc.com! It’s really good :)

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

Yes I saw a couple of the eps. while in Florida, but we don’t have cable so I am going to have to find it online!

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Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

GLEE. Yes.

And 30 Rock and The Office. That’s pretty much all I watch these days.

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

Yippee!!! Good thing you snuck into the kitchen for one last try in Friday!! I love the glamour shot esp. with the bananas in the background.

Does this mean you’re gonna get a dehydrator? Maybe?

I’ve been LOVING Amy’s burgers lately. Can’t get enough!

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

Big Bang Theory :)

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Jil April 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

Aww love that bowl. And the juices look delicious. Currently hooked on Glee…I’m a music geek. haha

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Ann April 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

House. And the occasional crime procedural. (I’m currently living in Holland so we’re a season behind on everything anyways)

Question: I notice you and other food bloggers often using tomato paste where ketchup would ordinarily be used. I get that ketchup has a lot of unnecessary crap in it (hello, HFCS!) but plain ol’ tomato paste just doesn’t cut it for me. Is it meant to be a substitute for ketchup, or do you just really love you some tomato paste? I’m thinking of actually trying to make my own ketchup one of these days, it seems pretty straightforward. Just curious.

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 9:20 am

I read about it in Dr’. Oz’s YOU manual years ago and have been using it ever since. Mainly, lycopene is very concentrated in tomato paste and he suggests having a tablespoon each day.

I recently made a homemade ketchup too, it was on the blog last week. :)

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jessica April 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Heinz sells Organic ketchup and it’s been a lifesaver for me. I can taste the difference in quality between organic vs. the HFCS version.

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nut April 18, 2010 at 9:21 am

That’s the show with Seinfeld right?
I am a Celebrity Apprentice fan! I know…sounds corny, but…

plop some nut butter on those oats!
I hear pumpkin and mushed banana can be added night before too…so much to try.

The Glo bars look great.

Yum on hummus. I need to try the Amy’s veggie burgers. I like the “sol cuisine” ones…need to branch out. I see the Texas burgers around (Amy’s).

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Julie @savvyeats April 18, 2010 at 9:23 am

You know, if you need a tester, I’d be happy to lend a hand… ;)

Hooray for figuring out the new Glo Bar!!!

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Merry at Merry Eats Oats April 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

Mmmm the texture of that bar def looks like something I want in my mouth soon!

I’ve been watching Australia’s Next Top Model (even though I’m from Canada). I love it when they swear with their accents! Soooo trashy. Sooooo trashy.

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[email protected] April 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

I’ll be more than happy to help you out with Glo Bar testing :-) haha….I’ve been wanting to see that Marriage Ref show…mindless comedy shows like that are always nice, especially during stressful times

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

Congrats on your raw glow bar!

I’ve never heard of Mary’s Crackers with tomato paste…hmmm. I’ve always had mine with goat cheese and laughing cow cheese.

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

I am insanely, inappropriately hooked on the new 90210. I am stuck on the highschool drama.

We also love everything and anything on HBO. True Blood is my absolute favorite – it comes back on in June!

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Brittany April 18, 2010 at 9:46 am

My boyfriend and I are loving Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution!

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm

oooh YES, i totally forgot! that is definitely my favorite thing on tv right now.

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Christina April 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

The new Glo bars looks delish! I hope we can try it soon :)

And I hope your groin feels better asap! I injured mine in December and it’s still not 100% :(

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

how do you eat tomato paste just like that? blech.

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

It’s an acquired taste. I didn’t like it at first.

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Lizzie April 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

I try so hard not to get sucked into TV shows . . . but at the moment I am loving In Plain Sight. We have been watching The Office, but getting less vigilant about taping it. Right now it is all about play-off basketball and (incredibly enough) play-off hockey!

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Bronwyn April 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

Glee

Big Bang Theory

Lost (final season!)

Parenthood

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Run Sarah April 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

Can’t wait to try the new GloBar, it looks DELISH! Love the idea of adding pear to oats – have yet to try that one!

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Kris April 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

Too bad about your race, sissy. Good for you for listening to your body though!

xo

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Jen April 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

I wish your bars were sold in the US. I would love to try them! The show I am currently addicted to right now is Vampire Diaries. It is completely teeny bopper and the acting isn’t that great, but those vampire brothers are so fun to look at! ;)

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm

They are sold in the US online: www.globakery.com/Cart :)

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Ashley April 18, 2010 at 10:27 am

Yeah! I am so happy to hear about your new Glo bars!
Fingers crossed the testers give it a go.

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Christine (The Raw Project) April 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

Big Bang Theory, Lost, 30 Rock, South Park, Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara.

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

I love veggie burgers. It’s such a simple and delicious meal, especially with hummus.

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Amanda April 18, 2010 at 10:35 am

I have always watched the simpsons, lol. Oh and I’m totally hooked on CSI. Seems like those two conflict, hmmm.

There will be other races! Its hard to show restraint when your excited for something, good job!

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Ali April 18, 2010 at 10:35 am

can you use frozen spinach in a green monster? i usually use fresh but i don’t have enough and am really craving one right now..

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I have heard that people have had success with frozen spinach. I think the key is to start using a small amount (since it is packed)…taste…and then adjust from there.

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

So sorry to hear about your injury! But at least you are listening to your body! I know you learned that lesson the hard way, as did I. But it’s a lesson you DON’T forget!

I am hooked on Gossip Girl!!!!!

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I really respect my body now, after going through my injury. If this was pre-January 2009, I wouldnt have thought twice about running today. It is still SO hard though! agh

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Jenn April 18, 2010 at 10:41 am

addicted to Nurse Jackie and Parenthood, pretty much all i need for my tv fix! Loving my green monsters for the last week (nothing else seems appealing in the morning anymore – unless it’s tall and green!). Not too sure about the juices. Do you just put them in your blender as well or what are you using to make the drink?

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I have a breville juicer :)

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Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary April 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

Loving Breaking Bad, 24, Deadliest Catch, Mad Men and Top Chef Masters….

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katy April 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

Quick question for you…i made your hummus recipe last sunday, but I haven’t used it all up yet. how long do you let it sit before throwing it out? I’m always weary of leftovers!

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I would say it is good for a week althogh I am not positive…if there is lemon in it, that usually keeps it a bit longer!

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Leena April 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

for some reason, i just haven’t been able to get into Glee, but my three favorite shows right now are American Idol, Mercy, and the Forgotten!

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Nikki T April 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

Way too many to count :S
But the newest one: Miami Medical!

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Lynda April 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

I’m hooked on Gossip Girl, Jamie’s Food Revolution, America’s Next Top Model and Coronation Street!

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John April 18, 2010 at 11:08 am

Good decision on skipping the run. I just recently got hooked on Kitchen Nightmares.

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Lisa April 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

I am addicted to Modern Family. It’s such a hilarious show!!!

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Midgetkeeper April 18, 2010 at 11:27 am

My new faves are Modern Family and Marriage ref, so funny.

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

I find the marriage ref hilarious!

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Katherine April 18, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’m dying to find some new shows – The Marriage Ref may be next on my list :)

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Shannon, Tropical Eats April 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

ooh marriage ref sounds good! I love anything on VH1, bravo, or mtv (quality tv shows i know lol). Millionaire Matchmaker is one of my faves!

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 18, 2010 at 11:53 am

Actually, although i’m not “hooked,” the show “Minute to Win it” is kind of entertaining in a really stupid way!

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Alanna April 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I am completely stuck on ‘Nurse Jackie’ right now! Such a GREAT show!

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Ashley April 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

The raw bar looks awesome!!! I can tell the texture is amazing!! Shows we’re hooked on? 24, Parenthood, The Office and Modern Family..The vegan overnight oats look killer!! LOVE sucanat CRunch. Definitely will be making another bowl this week. I just got done making maple cinnamon almond nut butter..to.die.for. mmmm :)

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De April 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm

My shows are Parenthood, American Idol, The Biggest Loser – I’m hooked on all three. I’ve been following your blog since going vegan and enjoy it so much. Loving the Green Monster every morning – Haven’t tried the Overnight Oats yet but am looking forward to that as well. Thanks for the fun blog and all the great information!!

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jessica April 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Angela! That veggie burger sandwich looks killerrr. Gah, I love the veg. burger + hummus combo. And oh, i’ve been addicted to the Mary’s Crack lately–that onion flavor reminds me of a seedy, everything bagel!!

Making your vegan overnight oats asap!!
Right now, i’m hooked on Gossip Girl, 90210, Glee (!) and private practice.

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Mary April 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm

your newest glo bar addition looks DE-LISH!! and so does your gourmet tupperware salad! :) I hope that your groin feels better soon. I pulled mine once during ballet class, i swear that sucker took like 3 weeks to feel back to normal. keep icing!!

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Yea I heard it is one of the longest healing injuries…along with anything in the FEET!

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EaterNotARunner April 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm

LOST for sure!

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veggielady4life April 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Your messy Amy’s veggie burger looks mighty tasty. I’ve never put hummus on it… great thought. What’s your fav amy’s flavor?

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Texas is what we buy I think. Sooooo good.

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Delicious eats and awesome on the new raw glo bar! I can’t wait to see how it turns out :)

Your fresh juices reeeaaalllly make me want to take my juicer out of the box again, it has been way too long!

I am hooked into Gossip Girl, Flash Forward, Gray’s Anatomy and Private Practice!!

xo
K

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Amy April 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Me and hubby are hooked on Vampire Diary’s and 90210 and melrose and ghost Whisper.
That veggie burger looks great. i recently tried Amys gluten free veggie burgers and we are hooked those are my go tos from now on.
Ang, which ezekiel bread do u use? I’ve used the low sodium in the past but using a gluten free bread now. don’t know how much longer I can do this gluten free thing though i miss my ezekiel bread.

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I believe it is Food for Life brand!

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Camille April 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Every time I see those nut butter coated fries I literally start salivating. This is going to be a problem…

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm

We need to start a support group! haha

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Allison @ Food For Healing April 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

i basically only watch seinfeld on tv. I was watching The Biggest Loser, but kind of fell off that wagon.
However I LOVEEE the big bang theory, but always seem to miss it!

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Kate April 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm

My boyfriend and I are absolutely in love with “True Blood” and “Rescue Me”!! And “South Park”. :)

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Kristin April 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Sad to say…I arrange my schedule around Glee!

Went to our new HyVee today and was delighted to find Chia seeds. Hadn’t heard of them until I started reading your blog last week! Looking forward to trying them.

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Angela (ohsheglows) April 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm

u will be addicted!

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Kelly B (at Local Foodie Fight) April 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm

OK. So I am hooked on Fast Forward at the moment. its just so intense!

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Kelly B (at Local Foodie Fight) April 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm

and by Fast, I meant Flash* Hah!

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Lisa April 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I love the colour of that juice. Don’t beets just make for the prettiest juices :)

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Jolene April 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I am hooked on “reality” shows like Survivor, American Idol, America’s Next Top Model …

I also love Glee!!

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Jaimers April 18, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I always wondered if those Amy’s burgers were any good. I’m glad to know they are pretty yummy.

You know when you get sick and then you swear off the last food you ate because you, well, got sick from it? For me, that was parsnips, otherwise I would just love to join you in your newly-found love for parsnips. The fries sound awesome, but I can’t bring myself to eat parsnips again!! booooo.

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