I’m so excited that you’re excited about the new blog! We couldn’t believe our luck that PursuingOurPassion.com was available but snatched it up while we had the chance since it describes what we hope to accomplish so perfectly. We’ve got some exciting ideas in the works for it, so stay tuned!
Today I have to pay tribute to the Jay Robb fairy who came to visit! This brand is well known around the blogosphere — I believe Heather will attest to that — for its super delicious protein powder and spokesperson, who just happens to bear the same name.
**Warning: Crazy girl wearing rhinestones ahead**
Have I mentioned yet how much I love the power of social media?!
Beth and I got to talking and she offered to send me some samples to try and review for the blog.
I was blown away by this basket of goodies — thanks Beth! But there was one part of the package in particular that caught my eye…
Yes, that’s right friends! I am now the proud owner of a bedazzled Jay Robb tank top. You know that you have achieved brand loyalty when you can make a girl pose like this:
Note: Bobby was whispering “sell out” as I posted these pictures. I disagree — honestly, how could I not pose like this when wearing a bedazzled Jay Robb tank top?
Did I mention it was bedazzled? Clearly, I’m obsessed
I’m looking forward to trying out the protein powders, too! There are a few new flavors in there that I have never even seen before, so I’ll be sure to post a review when they’re ready!
Moving away from all the glitz and glamah…
Another highlight of my week so far was the chance to meet up with Karla for breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s on Sunday. She’s one of my favorite people and I’m so glad that she is working in Chicago this winter and spring! We both decided to order the buckwheat pancakes with blueberries.
We had such a good time gabbing that we decided to take it outside We walked around the city for a while and posed for a picture in front of the Sears Willis Tower. It was a great day!
Last but not least, I wanted to share a delicious meal that Bobby and I enjoyed together. This was the ultimate Lazy Chef version of garlic bread together with a shrimp and veggie stir-fry.
The shrimp and veggie stir-fry was easy, as usual. Toss each into a pan on the stove with a little EVOO and cook until tender. We added the Kikkoman Ponzu Lime that I received from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program for extra flavor. Perfection!
The garlic bread was a trial and error experiment on my part. I combined the following:
- 2 pieces whole wheat bread
- 2 tsp. jarred garlic
- 2 tbsp. Smart Balance
- 2 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese
Divide all the ingredients evenly among the two pieces of bread. Place in the broiler for 5-7 minutes until the bread and the cheese begin to brown. This was not an exact science — and it wasn’t exactly perfect, either. But it definitely smelled, looked and tasted like garlic bread. I was a fan
Another quick and easy dinner option for all you fellow Lazy Chefs out there!
Hard to believe tomorrow is Wednesday already. Do you have any midweek fun planned?