Monday, April 11, 2011


What a gorgeous Monday! Seriously, a little vitamin B goes a long way! We decided to take a nice little hour break from work to catch some rays... and air!

I also came back from our walk with a handful of flowers that I may or may not have stole borrowed from the park and people's planters. Who plants flowers without expecting them to be picked?!

This past weekend was just as awesome as this weather. Watch out for lots of new breakfast recipes coming! I finally purchased one of these bad boys...

Yup, that's right. I decided to join the baked donuts group in order to save my boyfriend thousands of calories and guilty trips to the local corner store to pick up a box of donuts. I also tried out soysage. Which, if you ask me, is pretty fun to say and pretend you have a New York accent. If you are afraid of "fake" meat, try it in my frittata recipe!

Soysage and Veggie Frittata:
3 egg whites plus 2 eggs
1-2 tablespoons skim milk
1 roma tomato diced
1 large handful of cooked spinach
1 soysage (Light Life) italian sausage link (sliced)
turkey bacon (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Spray a pie pan with cooking spray. Slice and crisp up your turkey bacon and soysage in a pan. Remove and add to your pie pan. Add diced tomatoes and spinach to pan. Wisk your eggs and skim milk in a separate bowl and add to pan. Cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

This is the easiest way to introduce soysage virgins to a vegetarian meat. Plus, this breakfast is easy to make if you want a perfect looking omlette or if you are having guests over for breakfast. You can always sprinkle the top with some shredded cheese for extra deliciousness!

Saturday night we caught up with our friends in Bethesda. I'm really good at never being ready for a photo.

Hope you made it outside today! I took the pups for a walk/jog around the neighborhood. I'll leave you with this....


  1. I had a nice run outside tonight...Cant beat this weather!!

  2. Nothing beats a little fun on the swing set! Love the little flower cup. Way cute :) And I can't wait to see what awesome things you make with the donut pan

  3. @Jennyjust you wait! it smelt like auntie anne's in my kitchen tonight! not quite a donut, but delicious!!

  4. The frittata looks great, girl! I can't wait until the weather gets permanently nice!

  5. such cute pics! Nothing beats a swing set...and a fritatta ( which looks soo good especially because I can NEVER make them right haha)

  6. Your dog is sooo freaking adorable!!!!! I have giant dogs that can outrun me... hahaha

  7. @NicholeI wish I had giant dogs that could outrun me!! They could pull my tired butt the entire way, now its the opposite! haha

  8. I love the donut pan! Pretty sure I need one of those :)

  9. soysage sounds so silly =) haha i could say it all day and just crack up! the frittata looks faaaaaaab! I need a sunny day tomorrow! fingers crossed! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  10. awwwwww your dog is SOOOO cute! love the pics too- you are adorable!

  11. Sometimes you just need to go for a swing :)

  12. that picture is fantastic. I am either a hot mess and look completely ridiculous in pictures or super posed and look like a mannequin.
    And I'm pretty sure people plant flowers specifically so you can collect them & put them in your office...

  13. Adorable pup pic!! What's his/her name?

    I've actually never tried soysage, but I think the silly name is enough inspiration! That AND your mouth-watering frittata! Yum!

    Girl, we need to get together sometime! You live so close! xoxo

  14. Your frittata looks amazing!! And I definitely think you should do a vlog! I did my first one over the weekend (a very short one) haha but still fun! :)

  15. Awww your pup is so cute!!!!

  16. YES! I need all the help I can get!

  17. YOU ARE SO SO, do you model!! YAY for a donut pan!!! I LOVE LONG breaks from work, especially when they involve the sun!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the hugs picture...YOU MADE MY LIFE!!!! I adore you and LOVE your blog so so much!!! I can't wait to make your frittata!!

  18. Looks like you had a great time with your friends! You're so pretty girl :-D
    I'm Flo by the way, LOVE your blog!

  19. @Sara @ Nourish and FlourishI have two!! Chance and Maggie, that is Chance up there.

    We should totally get together!!!

  20. Hi love!!!

    I didnt want to comment on the post above because I just got all that granola too and didn't want to enter, because its better if someone wins that has not tried it!

    I want to say you are absolutely beautiful! Love the hug pics! So sweet to do virtual hugs ; )

    Im coming to DC May 5th, Im staying with Sara at Nourish and Flourish, were trying to do a blog meetup! Maybe Thursday May 5th at night or Friday night! I know your close to DC!

    And I hope you send something for motivational Monday!! Yay!

    Have a great day! xoxo <3