New URL!

Hey everyone!!!!!!! I just wanted to update ya’ll on the ol’ blog! I have switched to blogger and have applied to be a foodbuzz featured publisher! I was able to transfer everything from this blog to the new one, so all of my old recipes and your comments are there!!!!!!!

Anywho, here’s my new link: http://fitchocoholic.blogspot.com/.

I have no idea if I’m even in anyone’s Google Reader, but if I am, or if I’m on a blogroll somewhere, then please update your links! :D

While switching to a new home, I also designed a new header….tell me what you think!

Also, just wanted to say that I hope this switch doesn’t make anyone give up on me…..I looove you all! :D

June 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm 1 comment

The Coffee Maker Saga Continues….

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far!!!! Mine has been pretty busy! Mom is getting back tomorrow, and we’re all excited about that! Can’t believe that it has already been a week since she left….

Also, since a week can’t go by without something crazy happening, yesterday I broke the coffeepot…….that actually hasn’t kept me from drinking coffee! I learned that in one cycle, the machine brews enough coffee for one mug, so I let it brew, turn it off, and then drain the coffee straight into the mug! hahahaha Whenever someone gets coffee now, I like to say that its “specially made” just for them! :D My dad is looking for a replacement pot though, which would probably be a good thing!

So, today’s post is going to be short because I am in the process of moving my blog (maybe). I don’t think that I’ll have my own domain or anything, but I am super interested in the Foodbuzz programs, and unfortunately they do not work with the free version of WordPress. I’m looking in to alternatives today, and I’ll be sure to post on here if I do change my url! I’m also going to try to transfer everything from this blog to the new one, so that all of my recipes and other posts from here will be there, too!

How has your week been so far?

I  might post again later today….we shall see! :D

 

June 7, 2011 at 6:04 am 3 comments

Breathe.

Hey! Hope you all have been having a wonderful weekend! What have you been up to? My sister and I hung out at home all morning, and then went with my dad to a Saturday night service at the church in the community! Today, we’re going to hang out some more and go to church later on.

Well, I have officially finished my sophomore year of high school! I honestly can’t believe how fast this year has flown by! In a little over a month, I’ll be heading to Chicago, and by the time I get back, I’ll be starting school again, and our family will receive another mission team from our church in the States!

This weekend, I have really had a great chance to just relax a little bit. This past week I’ve run around like a crazy person trying to get things accomplished, and I believe that I needed to just breathe and relax this weekend. It has been good for me and already I feel re-energized! :D

I also wanted to share one of my new favorite snacks…..that no one else in the family will eat! :P I looove avocados, and in an effort to get some healthy fats in my diet, my mom purchased one for me. I made a spread by combining the avocado, 3/4 c milk (a little bit less, actually), some garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. I then blended everything together and created a yummy, easy avocado spread/dip! :D

Yummy Green Food! :P

All for me!

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!

See ya’ tomorrow!

 

June 5, 2011 at 5:58 am 7 comments

Takin’ Care of Stuff

Heey! I’ve been a bad blogger recently………tests have really been taking up a lot of time! So sorry! I’m finishing my LAST final today, so I should be back to my normal bloggin’ self soon!

So, my mom had to go on a week-long trip to resolve some mission stuff. She’ll be back on Tuesday, so in the meantime, my sister and I are doing a lot of the stuff that she normally does. Like for example, did you know that here you have to sweep and mop every day? Well, you do. And we don’t use dishwashers or drying machines, which means that dishes are handwashed and clothes are hung out to dry. I don’t really mind doing these things, especially since I don’t really have a full workload of school. To me, being productive beats sitting around being bored! :D Except for when it comes to cleaning bathrooms……which is my least favorite chore!! What is your least favorite thing to do around the house? 

One thing that I do love to do is cook. I was going to make a soup last night, but the chicken broth that we had was homemade, and wasn’t edible any more, so we created a plan B. Dad ordered a steak from a restaurant up the street, and we had leftover rice, beans and pasta. I also made some biscuits to go with our meal. It was a super-simple and quick recipe, which is great because I had less than 30 minutes to whip them together! :D

Dinner Biscuits (from Taste of Home)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Half-and-half cream or milk, optional
  • Butter and/or honey

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk and oil; pour over dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush tops with cream if desired. Bake at 425° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and/or honey. Yield: 6 biscuits.

I actually only ended up with 5 biscuits, but they were delicious and fluffy. Plus, a quick way to round out our meal!

I’ve been loving going to my Wednesday spinning class, however yesterday the teacher couldn’t make it. I ended up spending some quality time on the treadmill…..watching CSI! haha It was the only way I could have possibly stayed on there, and I didn’t have my cardio circuit workout written down with me. Do you have any staple cardio circuits? If so, please share!!!

Well, I should get goin’ on the studying!

See ya’ tomorrow!!!!

June 2, 2011 at 6:10 am 6 comments

Wrong Test

Hello!!!! So glad everyone liked the microwave pizzert recipe!!!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!

Mine was a little stressful, actually…..I still have my algebra and chemistry challenge exams left. I was going to try to take the Algebra one over the weekend, and when my mom printed it out, I had 57 pages of a test, half of which I had never seen in my life. I was worried that maybe I had just forgotten a lot, but apparently, this test was based off of last year’s Algebra II book, and we just changed books this year. So I spent my weekend taking a test that was written according to the wrong book!! UGH!

Other than that, we had fun! Some friends came over on Saturday, and we went to the acai place. I didn’t get any, but I did get some fresh cherry juice! So, so good!!!! It really didn’t need any sugar at all, because they used the actual fruit to make the juice right after I ordered it! I’ll definitely be getting that again! :D There were a bunch of different juices that I wanted to try: pineapple, watermelon, pineapple/cherry, and even some green juices!!!!!! If you could choose any fruit juice to try, what would it be? I’d have to say that cherry is my favorite so far, but I’d looove to try some watermelon juice out too!!! :D

Aaand, because today is Monday, my sister and I baked!!!! We basically used my Lemon Cream Scone recipe, but took out the zest and added 1/3 C cocoa powder to make chocolate cream scones!!! Then, we topped them with a strawberry glaze!!!! Yum! :D

Well, I had better get studying!!!!! See ya’ll later!

How was your weekend?

 

May 30, 2011 at 6:05 am 9 comments

The Lazy-Girl Pizzert

Heey! I know I don’t usually post on weekends , but this recipe was practically begging to be shared! :D

Yesterday, I saw Kat’s recipe for Brownie Banana Split Pizzert babies, which was based off of Katie’s Pizzert recipe. Anyway, I was suddenly struck with an intense craving for a chocolaty, decadent but healthy treat and a pizzert came to mind. However, I was home alone and didn’t exactly feel like busting out the baking pan just for me……..what was a lazy girl to do? How about microwave it? I thought I’d give it a go, and now I’m glad I did!!! And the best part…..its gluten free!! Whoo! hahaha  Here’s my recipe:

Lazy Girl Chocolate Pizzert

Ingredients:

1/4 cup oat flour (I actually ground up my chocolate oats, but plain oat flour will definitely work, you just might need to add some more cocoa powder!)

Cocoa powder (I used about 1 tsp, but once again, I had chocolate oats, so you might need more)

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 c liquid

1 T mashed banana (you can sub applesauce, or for a richer pizzert some sort of oil)

Dash of salt

Sweetener (I used 2-3 t sugar, but I don’t like things to be too sweet, I prefer a richer chocolate flavor, so feel free to add more if you want to)

Instructions:

Combine all of your dry ingredients in a medium sized microwaveable bowl. Add your liquid and banana. Stir until everything is combined. Microwave in 15-30 second intervals until your pizzert is cooked. It should be firm in the middle, but still soft and cake-like. Mine took about 1 minute to cook. Top with whatever you want and enjoy!

Pizzert!!!!

And yes, the dent in the middle of the pizzert is due to my taste testing……..I got really excited about my snack before I remembered to take a picture of it. :P I ended up topping mine just with some more sliced banana…..I was starting to get hungry! It was delicious!!!! I’m pretty sure that any pizzert would work in the microwave……..check out Katie’s list of pizzert flavor ideas hereWhich flavor would you want to try?

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!!!

May 28, 2011 at 8:04 am 11 comments

Box it Out

Heey folks! How has your week been? I’ve been super busy with tests and whatnot, but thankfully I’m almost done with all of that!!! Then, its SUMMER and I’ll officially be finished with my sophomore year of high school! Yay! :D

Yesterday, I took a brand new class at the gym! Tuesdays and Thursdays they offer a boxing class, so I decided to try it out! Its actually a technique class, not nonstop like a workout video, but I really enjoyed it. I started out with some easier combos than the rest of the class, and the instructor took the time to tell me what I needed to work on and what I was doing correctly. I’ll definitely be going back! :D

Anyway, so far this week I’ve taken 4 100 question final exams…..ugh! Can’t wait for the weekend and some relaxation! What are your weekend plans?

Oh guess what? Dad fixed our coffeepot!!!!! No more boiling our own water every morning! hahaha

Sorry about the super-short post…..I’m still in the midst of studying…..I promise I’ll have a more complete post up very soon, though!

In the meantime, I just want to share with ya’ll one of my favorite quick rainy day snacks! Its sort of like apple pie filling, or as my sister says “its like eating apple cider”. Here’s what I do:

1. Slice an apple however you prefer. I tend to like my apple sliced really thin, but my mom and sister like thicker apple slices. Place your slices on a plate.

2. Drizzle about a teaspoon (more or less) of honey over the apple slices.

3. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar (optional but really delicious!) on your apple slices.

4. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, depending on how soft you want your apples to be! Enjoy!

See, its quick and easy, and tastes really good! :D

Well, I had better go….hope you all have a wonderful day!

May 27, 2011 at 6:33 am 8 comments

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