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Dinner: Mediterranean Meets Latin

Hello, organic black beans and brown tabbouleh! Interesting combo. For a new twist: add olives and feta to tabbouleh. Delish.

Oh, and step off my olives!

Portabella Mushroom "Pizza"

This has to be one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. I first saw portobello mushroom "pizzas" at Whole Foods in the prepared food section -- ready to take and bake at home. Genius! Then my friend Kate posted a photo of her meal and I had to try it myself. Looks mouthwatering! Behold, a new juicy take on veggie pizza:

Recipe Ingredients
2-4 large portabello mushroom caps (1-2 per person depending on how hungry you are!)your favorite tomato sauceveggies or toppings of choicecheese (Cabot's sharp cheddar pictured -- they also have a 50% reduced-fat version that's great too)Directions Preheat over to 400-degreesPlace mushrooms bottoms up on a cookie/baking sheetSpread around 2-3 Tbsp of tomato sauce per mushroomAdd desired veggies or other toppings, finish off with cheeseBake mushrooms for 10-15 minutes (or until cheese is baked to your liking)
Bon appetit!

West Egg's Fried Green Tomato BLT

I explored another new (to me) restaurant on Monday with the girls. We went to West Egg Cafe (1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta) in Midtown. They serve breakfast all day! But once I saw the FRIED GREEN TOMATO BLT on the menu I had to try it. This amazing sandwich was made with fried green tomatoes, bacon, pimiento cheese, field greens, on toasted challa... with a side of greens and unsweetened iced tea. Heaven!
Also their water bottles are super cute:

Zucca Butternut Squash Ravioli

Last Friday I went out to lunch with some girls from the office...with Roxy dog in tow. We decided on Osteria del Figo (1210 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta), an Italian restaurant in Midtown. It was my first time eating there - love exploring new eateries!

I ordered the Zucca ravioli - butternut squash and amaretto with a mascarpone and Italian red chicory radicchio sauce. OMG to these flavors! It was fabulous.

Workout or Blog?

That is the question! I miss having time to feed my blog. Life is busy right now, my time is scarce and the internet connection is unreliable. There are workouts to be done, amongst the laundry list of to-dos. I made a promise to myself to move my body and that's what I'm going to about 5 minutes.

I've been keeping up with the Fitness & Green Smoothie 6 Week Challenge hosted by T-Tapp and the Green Smoothie Queen. Fitting in a little exercise during my regular day here and there...and of course drinking my green smoothies. I even picked up some beautiful kale from the farmer's market last weekend. Living life trying to balance work and play.

Trust that I have some juicy foodie photos waiting for your eyes to feast on.  Until then, keep moving...

I ate 3 desserts today...

Tell me this isn't true: Aquarius May 5 2011 Did you eat too many chocolate eggs a week or so ago, Aquarius? And before that, maybe it was Valentine's chocolates. And let's not forget all of those Christmas cookies. As Memorial Day approaches, you'll need to fight the urge to attack the hot dogs and apple pie. Yes, it's true that every season has its own indulges to worry your waistline. If you have been doing a bit too much indulging in this or any area, the cosmos is offering you a bit of support right now. This is a great time to begin a fitness and general health regimen designed to stay on track and feel great about yourself once again. -- Copyright (c) DailyHoroscope.

Read: workout more, eat less, listen to the universe.

May is Good Posture Month

Posture, something most of us struggle with. Admit it, slouching is easy! Just not on your back muscles. After a while things get sore and muscle imbalances are created. It takes strength to maintain good posture. Let's try to be more aware of and get good posture this May!  With a little mindfulness and practice you can have better posture.

My biggest weakness for bad posture is using a computer! Many of us spend hours of our lives in front of a screen and often slip into bad posture. Here's a helpful image that teaches the proper ergonomics:

Teresa Tapp, creator of the T-Tapp Workout, teaches a basic stance designed for daily use.  She shows that it doesn't take much to "bend it, tuck it, lift it, curl it"!
Visit for more info.

Need a frequent reminder to stand up straight? Check out iPosture, a smart device that detects and alerts you when your posture starts to slip. They can even be worn clipped on to your shirt or bra, as a necklace, or attached to …