Odds ‘n Ends

Buon giorno, friends! I have a photo-heavy, sugary-sweet post waiting to go up this afternoon, but first I just want to mention a few odds ‘n ends.

First, I want to thank Katie for featuring a couple of my CCK-inspired breakfasts! It was so fun to see some of my photos on her wonderful blog.

On a similar note, my contribution to Operation Beautiful went up yesterday! It’s basically a condensed version of my Operation Beautiful post from a couple of weeks ago. Between this and Katie’s post, I’ve felt like such a rock star this week! And being featured on both websites didn’t hurt my blog traffic, either. ;)

Next, I want to clue you all in to the wonder that is a Twitter contest. Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to win not one but two cookbook giveaways from Da Capo Cookingon Twitter. Because I check my Twitter fairly regularly, I saw their contest Tweets right away and won a copy of Ani’s Raw Food Desserts and a signed copy of Vegan Brunch. Amazing, right?! And somehow I was lucky enough to be the 15th person to link to this CrazySexyLife post in a Tweet, and now I’ve won a copy of Kristen Suzanne’s Easy Raw Desserts! Love it.

Finally, I’ve got a question. I’ve read a bit about food combining in the past, but I’ve never really given it too much thought. This morning, though, I ate a small banana with a rather substantial amount of peanut butter, and immediately after doing so my stomach began to feel quite unpleasant. I recalled that in Lindsay‘s Examiner article about food combining she mentions that mixing legumes with fresh fruits can cause digestive unease, so I’m wondering if that’s the problem. The thing is, I eat bananas and peanut butter at least a couple of times a month, and I’ve never experienced this previously. Might it be because I used a rather disproportionate amount of peanut butter? Do you guys follow food combining rules or notice that certain combinations bother you? I’d love to know!

Okay, those are all the odds ‘n ends I have for today! I’ll leave you with another Operation Beautiful-inspired photo. I left this note in a young adult-type book when I returned it to the library so that the next young woman who reads it can feel a little boost of self-confidence. And don’t judge my reading material – girl’s gotta take a break from GRE studying somehow! Plus I’ve moved on to a Salman Rushdie novel now. ;)


3 thoughts on “Odds ‘n Ends

  1. Aww, as I said, it was an honor to ME that you made the food… and made it look so good!

    As for food combining, this is just my 2cents, but I believe it’s a bunch of hooey. I think the real time you’ll start to feel sick is if you have to worry 24/7 about eating the “right” foods together! Eating should be enjoyable :). Plus, don’t try to take my pb-banana away from me LOL.


  2. Good luck this weekend! Wish I could make it down, I’m sure it will be amziang! Also, happy anniversary :) Tacos would be the perfect dinner…just like the first year!xoxoxoxo


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