It’s Really All About The Food

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 22, 2008

Isn’t it?

Good, whole, nutritious, wonderful food.

It’s what I’d like to think is one human ‘leveler‘ that we all can relate to. Everyone loves it, but does everyone experience what it is like to really eat great food? I’m not so sure.

Ever since I became aware of the food blogging world, I started to discover many awesome foods that I had never tried before…Spaghetti squash, butternut squash, old fashioned oatmeal, Quinoa, Tofurkey, Larabars, Spelt, Sprouted grain, Eggplant, Saffron….I could go on and on.

I owe a big thank you to the blogging community for allowing me to expand my palate and opening new wonderful doors of eating. I cringe when I think about the foods I used to eat in university.

Today was one of those days. A wonderful food day.

Everything I ate was delicious and satisfying. Not everything was healthy in the textbook sense, but I don’t think it has to be all the time. That is the beauty of healthy eating, you eat well most of the time so when you do have some treats you appreciate them and have no guilt.

I think that is truly what they call balance.


This afternoon after I sauntered around the house and took my time getting ready (I put off blowdrying my hair until the last possibly minute when I am on vacation because it is not a ‘fun’ thing for me to do…it is work!).

This brings me to my first beauty product review:


I used my mom’s shampoo and conditioner (love using other people’s fun products!):

1) Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Shampoo

2) Wella Color Preserve Volumizing Conditioner

The B&B Shampoo was fabulous!! It smelled absolutely amazing. It was the richest shampoo I’ve ever used and made my hair feel like silk. I wish Canada had a B&B….my mom had to get this from the states when she was visiting!!

I also liked the Wella Color Preserve conditioner although the scent was quite ‘professional’ smelling and had a strong chemical smell. It kind of put a damper on the wonderful B&B scent.

However when I got out of the shower and brushed my hair, I was amazed to find that I didn’t need to use my leave in conditioner spray because the brush just slid like silk through my hair! Awesome.



I made a delicious dinner tonight with my mom:

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti with turkey meatballs, leftover garlic bread, butternut squash (just me), and salad.

Have I said before that I love veggies??? :D

2 Spaghetti squash cut length-wise and placed in a roasting pan with water for 1 hour at 350 degrees:


The sauce from a bottle but bulked up with tons of veggies and turkey balls

My plate:


Two big scoops of Sauce over 2 cups of Spaghetti Squash


And 2 Butternut Squash 'Steaks' :D


This dinner was sooo filling and perfect winter dish.

For dessert I had 4 Dark chocolate Ovations, 1 piece of Hershey Dark chocolate, a tiny 1″ piece of maple fudge, and half an icebox cookie. I also had a couple small bites of banana bread.

It could have been much worse let me tell you! lol.

After dinner I went to my 1 hour massage and it was fabulous!!! So relaxing. She worked my tense shoulders (I have been having pain in the left shoulder) and I feel a bit sore now, but I know that she really worked out the knots good. It was a great present! Thanks sis!!! :D

And now for our guest blogger kitty, Rudi featured once again..


Have you ever seen a cuter face??? LOL…he looks so mad but he is the most gentle fur ball Ive ever seen.


Ok we are off to watch a Ironman (hahah it’s like my 4th time watching it!!! I’m obsessed)

Stay tuned tomorrow for lots of awesome fun:

  • Gym report
  • My trip to the Organic Grocery market (!!!!) and all the loot I brought home
  • Lunchat an authentically French gourmet bakery/cafe famous for their crepes, waffles, and paninis
  • More Beauty Product reviews
  • PURE HOLIDAY FUN. ‘nough said. :D


Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa December 22, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Glad you had such a good day. Your blog is so fun!!


Lara December 23, 2008 at 12:42 am

Hi Angela! I got your comment on my blog about edamame. I don’t know what to compare it to but from what I see you eat on your blog I think you would like it. It tastes so whole and pure. If you want to be a little naughty you can sprinkle some salt on it (yum). Give it a try at a Japanese restaurant though, don’t buy it frozen for your first taste!


Kristin December 23, 2008 at 12:43 am

So nice to see you having such a good time. I can’t go home until christmas eve:( … Rudi looks like my old cat, Mush. may he R.I.P.

I love every bumble and bumble product I have used. The absolute best shampoo and conditioner of all time is their thickening products. I’ve been using it for 1.5 years and there is no turning back.


VeggieGirl December 23, 2008 at 9:00 am

Fabulous day, food, and Rudi :-D


Mariposa December 23, 2008 at 9:07 am

Rudi looks mad! lol

there is a joke that cats have 27 facial expressions and 26 of them are mad.. fits my cats to a T! : )


Katie December 23, 2008 at 9:22 am

I just found your blog and just wanted to tell you it’s great! I love it! You are gorgeous girl!


Dave December 23, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Your husband has it made with all that great food you prepare!


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