Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipe Contest Slideshow!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 10, 2009

Good morning!

Sorry about the late morning post, but I have been a busy girl sorting through all of the wonderful & drool worthy Valentine’s Day submissions!

I must say this contest is getting me REALLY excited for Valentine’s Day!

Without further ado, I present to you the Valentine’s Day Recipe Slideshow:

[I am sorry in advance if I pronounced anyone’s name wrong!]

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I am now using bliptv to post my videos as You Tube has disabled all music in videos now!!! It is highly irritating. Who wants a mute video?

Stay tuned tonight for the contest winners!!! Eric is going to be judging this contest because I can’t decide!


I had an awesome rev-me-up Green monster this morning after putting together the slideshow. I was starving (it’s hard work you know!) :D


The loot:

  • 1 large leaf of organic kale
  • 1 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze
  • 1 Tbsp flax
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/3 cup organic frozen blueberries
  • 1 spoonful of Maranatha’s Raw Almond Butter

It was absolutely delicious!


This smoothie has about 365 calories (or 265 without the Tbsp of Almond Butter) and it seriously powers me up for the morning! I have a snack mid-morning depending on how I feel. Adding the Almond Butter gives it more endurance.




I love this picture I took of Sketchie!! So beautiful the way the light was shining in the room.

Well, I am off for another day of stripping wall paper!!! Hubby is putting me to work. We are renting this steamer on a daily basis and it is EXPENSIVE so we have to get this done as soon as possible!!! Ahhhhhhhhh….save me!!!!

See you later for LOTS OF FUN!

  • My afternoon powersnack
  • Contest winners
  • Valentine’s Day Recipes
  • and more!

PS- EEK!!! I have a phone interview tomorrow morning at 930am for a contract job I REALLY WANT!!!!! It would pay excellent and I *think* it would be research from home. I applied to this one a month ago???


“Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.”
– Greer Garson

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 10, 2009 at 10:49 am

Smoothie looks yum! I have been dieing to try nut butter in a smoothie.


Becca A February 10, 2009 at 10:49 am

Awesome picture


Marianne February 10, 2009 at 10:54 am

Lots of great things in the contest! I especially like the raspberry cream cheese stuffed french toast :D


brandi February 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

The slide show turned out great! Such yummy looking recipes :)


Veronica February 10, 2009 at 11:02 am

This is probably a dumb question, but how much can you taste the kale in the smoothie? Does it have an over all sweet taste? Thanks :)


Angela February 10, 2009 at 11:07 am

It totally depends how much kale you put in it…I can taste it in the smoothie because I use LOTS of kale….but it isnt overpowering. The fruit helps sweeten it up lots. I would start small with how much kale you are adding in and work your way up. :) Kale is very bitter so it is best to start small and you can always add it in!



VeggieGirl February 10, 2009 at 11:16 am



Diana February 10, 2009 at 11:29 am

slideshow looks great! i hope the interview went well. i love phone interviews! keep us posted!


bobbi February 10, 2009 at 11:32 am

everything looks amazing!!! Cant wait to see who wins!


Colleen February 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

AWWWWW – best of luck tomorrow morning with your interview – I know you will be glowing over the phone!

Okay, I’m cheesy, sorry. :)


Hayley February 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

Wow, everyone is soooo creative! As exciting as the much-anticipated slide show was, I personally can’t wait until you share the recipes. Either way though I think Eric has a really tough job on his hands!


jenni February 10, 2009 at 11:51 am

that smoothie looks great! i will have to try almond butter in mine tomorrow, since i forgot today.

all those recipes look amazing, and i love the song in the background. can’t wait to see the winning recipe!


Erin February 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Though I’m partial to my Olive You Tapenade, lol, I really want the black forest pudding…..Yummmm and the cupcakes………..


Beth February 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Angela – I have been copying your smoothie recipe but use half a banana and then add half of a peeled and seedless cucumber to the mix. With the kale, cuc, blueberries, banana, flax and milk, it’s all a wonderful combination and no flavor is overpowering!


Alisa - Frugal Foodie February 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

That slideshow is so cool! I think I got my “hearts” fill :)


Amanda February 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm

The slideshow was awesome! I also enjoyed the Greer Garson quote. Good luck with your phone interview tomorrow.


girlrunningaround February 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Great video. And loved the music. I was jamming along.

My vote goes for the raspberry cream cheese stuffed french toast. I almost drooled just hearing the name!


foodsthatfit February 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Good luck with the interview! The smoothie looks great!


sandra G February 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I found your blog a few weeks ago and I really enjoy reading it. I just now realized that you are in Ontario. I too live in Ontario. Small world.


Missy (Missy Maintains) February 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Everything in the slideshow looks amazing! I wouldn’t be able to choose either! Good luck with your phone interview!


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