Thanks for all of the sweet comments on my last post. My Portion is definitely one of my favorite segments because it not only gives me the chance to exercise my love for writing, but also gives you the chance to give your two cents on the subject – I really enjoy reading what all of you have to say!
5 New Things…
First of all, speaking of those ancient nude Olympics…
That picture sure does beg the question, doesn’t it? 😉 They really got out this new issue fast! Quite the impressive turnaround!! And of course I highly recommend you all pick up a copy!
Continuing on the Olympics theme…look at the torch I made in the microwave!
I made this gigantic mass of liquid eggs entirely on accident. I guess that’s what happens when you add a little more to the bowl than usual But then I realized what it resembled and I obviously had to get a picture!!
Onto number three! Hm, let’s see how far we can stretch that Olympic theme…today I tried a new “energy” bar that I’m sure some athletes use to refuel or as a treat with their intense training regimens.
Larabar Jocalat! I decided to go with the plain chocolate flavor at first to ease myself into the extra rich flavor that a bar like this provides. Here is the description from the company site:
“As indulgent as a fudge brownie. The richness comes from pure organic chocolate and luscious cashews – the satisfying crunch from almonds, walnuts, and whole cacao beans. Other benefits: 5 grams of natural fiber, more than 20% of the recommended daily value, as well as the almonds 3 grams of Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Dates contribute to the 13 essential vitamins and minerals, and cashews are rich in iron, zinc and B vitamins. Who knew a brownie could be so good for you?”
They weren’t joking – this bar is super rich!! You have to be a seriously chocolate lover to make a dent in this one – fortunately, I am I really enjoyed the way the chocolate, cacao and dates combined to create a unique flavor – very sweet, but with that chocolate-y smoothness I just love. I’ve bought a few of the other new Jocolat flavors, so I can’t wait to try those, too!
Moving right along to number four, I found this article about what the anchors and athletes eat on the set of the TODAY show in Beijing. I thought it was something us foodies would be interested in Apparently Frappucinos and Powerades go very quickly!
And the fifth and final new thing is that I have ONE. DAY. LEFT. at my internship! I feel like I’ve been in an Olympic marathon that has lasted all summer (OK – this last one was REALLY a bit of a stretch…bear with me). But seriously, I’m having mixed emotions because I’m looking forward to a month of relaxation, but I’m also going to really miss the people and projects that I’ve been working with! Ah, bittersweet symphony that’s life.
TGIF everyone!! “See” you again soon!