Saturday, February 5, 2011

back in the mitten

You might not be able to fully grasp how crazy the snow was in Chicago from this photo, but any car parked on a side street got completely buried. Most people had already taken a shovel to their vehicles at this point…

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I can tell you that after living for almost a week on hotel and restaurant food, I was craving fresh vegetables like crazy! I think I chopped up every single vegetable in the refrigerator when I got back today.

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Roasted with a little bit of olive oil, parmesan cheese, and pepper at 450 F for 30(+) minutes, I couldn’t have asked for anything more…

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Except homemade [vegan] peppermint ice cream. If it’s zero degrees outside, why not make myself even colder by eating ice cream. It makes perfect sense.

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I’m exhausted! Another cooking class coming up next week…plus some big changes ahead.

Does anyone else crave vegetables after being on the road?

I can’t be the only one!

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p.s. Happy 55th Birthday to my dad!

27 comments:

  1. I crave a bowl of cereal! I wish I craved vegi's and fruit. : /

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  2. I crave vegetables even when I am not on the road ;)

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  3. Holy moly! That is a lot of snow, wow.
    Oh, and I totally eat ice-cream when it snows. There is never a bad time for ice-cream, seriously. You aren't the only one to crave veggies either - my body lets me know about it when I haven't been eating enough. I think we only need to worry when we start combining the two and eating veggie ice-cream!
    xxx

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  4. I definitely do! There's nothing like a plate of roasted veggies. And my mom used to make ice cream sandwiches using sugar cookies and peppermint ice cream... SO good!!

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  5. I crave home cooked meals after eating out for a long time....and that usually involves fruits and veggies!

    Ice cream in the winter is totally acceptable. :)

    Can't wait to hear about your big changes!!

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  6. The veggies were a necessity since I ate Good & Plenty's and unsalted pretzels all the way home!Three cheers for roasted veggies and peppermint ice cream. Yum!

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  7. Most definitely. I'm always craving veggies after a long time away from home.

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  8. I totally crave vegetables. Fruit too!

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  9. Glad you made it back safely!
    After my non-stop travel in January, all I wanted was bananas. Real bananas, from a bunch, on cereal and oatmeal and everything I can find.

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  10. OH gosh, I definitely crave veggies when I get back from vacations!! Even when I travel for work I go into vegetable withdraw, it stinks.
    I think I missed why you were in Chicago...I'll have to go back and read more!

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  11. I'm the same way--as soon as I return from a trip, I am just dying for fruits and veggies!

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  12. i heard about the snowstorm over there! glad that it's finally passed through! i'll be in ann arbor sometime this year, maybe march, maybe may for weddings! i'll let you know!

    i'm always craving freshly pressed veggie juice after being on the road :).

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  13. i hear you after being away somewhere you do crave home cooked food :-) tell me more about the cooking class

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  14. Peppermint icecream is my favorite!!!! And, you made it yourself!! Do tell!

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  15. I definitely crave veggies are I travel- which is weird, because I normally never do!

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  16. I crave veggies all the time when I am away from home. Eating out is fun but all the time isn't! :D

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  17. I'm glad you got home safely. Those veggies were just waiting to be hacked apart and roasted, ha.

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  18. Glad you made it back after that crazy storm. I heard all about it but I can't even imagine. I am headed to my mom's in a few weeks and I hope there is no snow then. Not sure if I can handle it.

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  19. YES! glad you're back safe and sound :)

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  20. Great blog! I have my bachelor's degree in dietetics and live in MI too!! I am applying to internships now...ahh. Can't wait to read more from your blog.

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  21. those veggies look sooo soo good and colorful!!
    YES i live in chicago too and this snow was insane!

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  22. glad u got back safely and that you're back to your veggies too :)

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  23. Yes, I always crave veggies after traveling. Oven roasted veggies are so good! And the ice cream looks yummy!

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  24. its so weird but like any day after a day of hard work or whatever i always crave a HUGE bowl of warm roasted vegs!

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  25. At first I thought that was strawberry ice cream and so I have a terrible craving for strawberry ice cream now!! Your peppermint one sounds good too-I just checked out the recipe and can't wait to try it out soon! Yay vegan frozen treats!!

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  26. I eat ice cream all year! That pepermint ice cream sounds amazing :)

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  27. Always crave veggies after eating on the road! mmm always room for ice cream, especially peppermint, no matter the temp!

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