Gas Attack

I was attacked at the gym today… by stank gas.

The gentleman next to me  on the treadmill decided to continually drop little fart bombs throughout my run. What a sweetheart, I know.


I tried doing all the obvious things to let the guy know I could smell his little treasures… I coughed, waved my hand in front of my face and on the fifth fart even said “ew” aloud! There was nothing stopping his gas attack.

I managed to make it through my cardio workout (barely) and went to find Ryan in the gymnasium playing basketball. We played a quick game of around the world. I lost terribly… but we decided I could be the Scottie Pippen to Ryan’s Michael Jordan, which made me feel a little better. Everyone liked Scottie, right!?

We left the gym and picked Sadie up for a long walk by some huge houses. I love looking at all the mansions and Ryan and I enjoy playing “which house would you want.” Someday… someday… 😉

By the time we got home I was hungry. I made Ryan a turkey sandwich while my Carba Nada pasta was boiling.

Ryan's Sandwich

My pasta dish was nice and cheesy thanks to lots of Parmesan cheese and a Laughing Cow light French onion cheese wedge. So good!


I added lots of veggies to the pasta including yellow squash, broccoli, spinach and onion.

Cheesy Pasta

It was deeelish.

After lunch I settled in to watch a couple episodes of Gossip Girl on DVD that I borrowed from one of my friends. Why is this show so gosh darn addicting???

I then ran a few errands before getting ready to go out tonight. We’re meeting friends at a Mexican restaurant before going downtown to celebrate my friend Merri’s birthday. Should be a fun night!

Happy Birthday Mer! 😀

Goodnight Gnocchi

After spending several hours at my friend Laurel’s apartment last night, my tummy started grumbling. I headed home for my gnocchi date with Ryan.


We tried gnocchi for the first time at a wedding in May and loved it. Why it has taken us this long to try it again, I have no idea.

I found a recipe in Real Simple for gnocchi with roasted cauliflower that sounded perfect.

Roasted Cauliflower

 To roast the cauliflower I tossed the veggie with olive oil, salt and pepper before roasting it at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

I altered the Real Simple recipe a bit to incorporate more veggies like spinach and portobello mushrooms before topping the gnocchi and vegetables with Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan Explosion

Gnocchi and Veggies

The gnocchi was so delicious. It was doughy and filling. We’ll definitely be having this again soon.


This morning I woke up in the mood for pumpkin and pancakes, so pumpkin protein pancakes with fresh strawberries and syrup sounded fantastic.

Saturday Morning Breakfast

Weekend breakfasts are the best.

Today I have plans to take Sadie on a long walk with Ryan, run some errands and go to the gym before going out for my friend Merri’s birthday.

Side note: It’s freezing in Orlando today.