Zucchini Noodles + Raw V-Day Lunch + CGB Bathroom

by Katelyn Block on February 14, 2011 · 34 comments

Good morning love doves, and Happy Valentine’s Day! How was your weekend?

Mine was fun and jam-packed, hence the name of this post, which is quite the mouthful:)

I’m so glad you chickadees loved the Indulgence Friday recipe! If you missed it, have a look and make it now, mmk?

So in the spirit of my love for all things quick-and-dirty (get your minds out of the gutter people), I am going to TRY to ramble a tad less than usual. But only a little.

Okay, number one!

Saturday Night:

Zucchini Noodles.

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Quick, delicious. I don’t have a spiralizer because I am a cheapo so I used my vegetable peeler and ate the middle part that wouldn’t noodlify:).

That part I just ate like a pretzel rod…or a stick..or a microphone. I don’t know, what kinds of foods are in stick-form? (out of the gutter, people!)

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Topped with Amy’s Low Sodium Marinara, nooch, and raisins obv.

Then for dessert, I whipped up a double batch of my Raw Chocolate Mousse, and it was gone by the end of the night, I think that says everything mmk.

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The night was spent eating lots of that and watching Greek on Hulu. Ob. sessed.

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Con banana slices, bloobs, rasps, and cacao nibs.

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Sunday:

I woke up, made a delicious Brendan Brazier Thrive energy pudding, and then went to the gym to kick some surrious Dreadmill bootay with an easy seven-miler, it was glorious.

I am thanking lord baby Jesus right now that my hammie is no longer a-killin me. I CAN RUN AGAIN :)

Then I came home, showered, did my makeup, did my hair, got changed, and packed my breakfast all in half an hour. I think it is safe to say I am a PRO.

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That is an actual license plate that I found when I was at my lake house, I was so ecstatic jumpy umpy that I had to take a picture:)

And yes, I ate my cookie dough breakfast in church. Priorities, people.

Then I went to another raw event hosted by the lovely Damaris! It was a scrumdiddlyumptious raw Valentine’s Day lunch, and I left with the happiest belly ever in the whole world.

 

Course #1:

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Beet It juice (beets, carrots, swiss chard, apple, and ginger) alongside the Apple Curry Salad in a Collard Wrap (apple, carrots, celery, avocado, tomato, cucumber, sunflower seeds, raisins in an orange curry sauce) and a Carrot, Beet, Raisin salad.

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This was to. die. Give me anything with sunflower seeds and raisins and I will love you forever.

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Devoured and sufficiently made a giant mess out of. I am a messy eater :)

 

Course #2:

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Almond Ginger Nori Roll (almonds, ginger, marinated veggies in Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce), garlic, miso, spinach, avocado, sprouts).

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Beautiful, delicious. I absolutely hated it;)

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I told you I’m a messy eater!

If you don’t believe me my sister took a picture, don’t look at my face I look icky that is not my good side.

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I am sorry you had to see that. But let’s be honest you guys love pictures of me stuffing my face :)

Then came DESSERT!

Course #3

Raspberry Ganache Cake and Strawberry Macaroons.

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Words cannot even express. Why have I not had raw macaroons sooner?! These were so good, I usually am not a big fan of the co-co-nut, but these turned me from a coco hater to a coco LOVA.

So freaking good, it was like a strawberry milkshake on crack but better because it is solid.

And this Raspberry Ganache Cake…can I just say my life has been changed forever. This was the most delicious, rich, and perfectly chocolatey cake I have ever had.

Perfectly sweet, and perfectly bitter.

Fudgy, thick, and scrumdiddlyumptious. I swear she put crack in this cake, the lady next to me couldn’t finish hers so I finished it for her:)

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I am recreating this cake for next weekend’s Indulgence Friday, so get excited:)

 

CGB Bathroom:

Okay the bathroom at the brunchy brunch was creepy, ghetto, and in a basement. Hence, CGB.

IT WAS SO COOL.

Have you ever seen the Blair Witch Project? You should. The corner the guy stands in at the end…yeah, this basement looked exactly like the house. I swear to bejeezus it was filmed here.

Normally this would freak the sugar out of people, but instead I was basically hopping up and down as Sacha was warning me about the creep factor.

Little did she know, I am a crazyins and this was like Christmas Morning. I am a sucker for crazy stuff.

 

Yesterday’s Look:

Then, I came home and whooped some schoolwork, then headed off to a new youth group with my sister, and it was so. much. fun. These people are as crazykins as I am, so you can imagine how skipdiddlydoo happy I was.

One kid hugs everyone, gave me candy, and counted the number of colors on my shirt with me.

By the way, yesterday’s outfit was ADORABLE, but I was too busy eating at the lunch to get a picture of myself besides the one of me stuffing my face, so here is a mirror shot:

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Everything is from Forever21, I am obsessed. It is all cheap and cute, aka the perfect place for a cheapo like me :)

Then I came home and ate food bigger than my house, and watched the Grammys. Did anyone else giggle when they saw Lady Gaga’s outfit? I did:)

Go wish Janae a Happy Late Birthday!! She got a crazy hot treadmill, one day I will find a man that will buy me awesome toys like that.

If you happen to find one, feel free to forward him over to chefkatelynsmanofherdreamssweepstakes@valentinefinder.com. Please and thanks:)

That’s all for today lovies! Have a rockin’ Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single and mingling (like me) or spending time with your significant other :)

I leave you with this, my friends:

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Hahahhaha. Kaybye:)

How are celebrating Valentine’s Day? Or if you hate Valentine’s Day, tell me why you absolutely hate it and we will curse all men together:)

LUNCH, and I love Valentine’s Day, it reminds me of elementary school when we would make “mailboxes” out of shoe boxes and decorate them and get tons of valentines and candy:)

Did you watch the Grammys? Thoughts?

Yes, I am never going to see Never Say Never. Justin Bieber used to be adorable when he was still YouTube’ing and undiscovered, but now it is just toomuch. SLash I love Lady Antebellum:)

Do you eat in church too?

Yes, I cannot go more than 2 hours without food, I would start gnawing on the Bible.

xoxox,

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lindsay February 14, 2011 at 3:28 AM

oh goodness. that all looks woderful. I'm a messy eater too, but when its that good, you gotta just go for it, right? Happy V-day!

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movesnmunchies February 14, 2011 at 3:42 AM

AHAHAH i lov eyour posts you are HILAROUS.. umm first of all… SO smart to use a veggie peeler! i dont have that fancy spirlulizer thang.. and UM THAT CAKE LOOKS SO GOOD SO IM SO EXCITE TO SEE YOU RECREATE IT AHHH!

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Katy February 14, 2011 at 3:56 AM

I can't wait for the cake recipe! Yummmmmm. Lol.

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Gina February 14, 2011 at 4:16 AM

V-day is wayy overrated. Or at least I say that now because I'm single :)
Everything looks delicious, girl as always and I'm loving that outfit!

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Kristina February 14, 2011 at 4:34 AM

hilarious! Love brunch-and that food looks amazing! love that you had zucchini noodles-they're some of my favs!
Have a great vday-I think we are laying low since we had a kind of crazy wknd…

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Damaris February 14, 2011 at 4:34 AM

Another amazing post Katelyn! Thanks for coming out and supporting us. It brings me great joy to see you gobble up all that yummy yet nutritious food! Your stuff looks amazing as well. I have a spiralizer so maybe I will have a Italian Theme event and prepare some beautiful angel hair pasta! I hope you have an amazing Valentines day and surround yourself by beautiful people who love and cherish you!

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Jackie @ Baking Char February 14, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Do what you gotta do to get those veggie noodles, girl! Sometimes I use the large holes on my grater – still tastes the same :)

I've tried collard wraps before and I WISH I could stomach them… but I can't. They are just too tough for me!

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christina February 14, 2011 at 6:05 AM

all this food is AWESOME! you are inspiring. and you get ready really darn quickly haha! happy v-day!

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Leslie February 14, 2011 at 6:15 AM

Katelyn! Amazing post once again. You have a way with words girlie. And the pics, well lets just say, are great! I am starving now. My stomach was very content yesterday! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

See you at the next brunch! Leslie

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janae @hungryrunnerg February 14, 2011 at 6:21 AM

I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR OUTFIT GORGEOUS GIRL!! Your food always looks SO SO amazing!!! I am jealous of those zucchini noodles, made me drool at 8 a.m. I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE RUNNING AGAIN…..what a relief. You are amazing and I love that we are blog bff's, you always brighten my day! HAPPY V-DAY!

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TheNewHealthy February 14, 2011 at 6:53 AM

All your food looks SO good! Can't wait to til you recreate that cake–seriously YUM!!!

You energy just put me a in a great mood for the day–thanks love! Happy V-day!! <3

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Stephanie February 14, 2011 at 7:11 AM

All of the raw food looked amazing. :)

Happy LOVE day!

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chocolate-covered ka February 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM

I want that cake!
Happy V Day, sweetie pie :).

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Molly February 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Mmm I love me some zucchini noodles! And I wish there were raw events in my area like that! I will just have to put a raw feast on at my house and invite all my friends :) My favorite part of Valentine's Day is coming downstairs and opening the cards and box of chocolates that my parents leave on the dining room table. <3 Who needs a valentine when your parents spoil you with chocolate?

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Sophia @ Raven Waves February 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM

All your eats look so good! Love the idea of zucchini noodles! Happy Valentine's Day! I thought the Grammy's were actually really entertaining. Tons of good performances!

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Dorry February 14, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Wow – what a delicious meal! Those desserts look incredible. Glad you can run again! I know what that's like and it's always great to get out there when your muscles are ready. :)

LOL about Mawwaige – favorite scene of that movie.

Happy Valentine's Day!! xoxo

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Jenny February 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I love all your pictures!! You are way too cute! I'm spending the day indoors with the bf making sushi and an indoor bbq :D Have a fantastic Valentines!

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Katherine: Unemploye February 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM

that looks amazing! tres gourmet

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Sweet Tooth Runner February 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

I cannot WAIT for your recipe for that cake!! Sounds AMAZING!! :D

I totally LOVE V-Day, cos it's another excuse to eat a TON of choccie! Wahooo!

And I totally ate in church yesterday. Bad choice of food though…my Clif Crunch granola bar wasn't as quiet as I hoped to be…! :P

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Amber Shea @Almost V February 14, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Hooray for raw Valentine's Days! I'm having an awesome one, myself :)

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oatsandspice February 14, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Yum is that zucchini pasta raw or cooked? It looks really good!
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Zee February 14, 2011 at 4:18 PM

i just found your blog! i am a 16 year old vegan, fitness and rawish food gal too! i'd love to get in touch! i love meeting people like me who are my age!

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katshealthcorner February 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Girl, I absolutely adore your posts! They always make me smile. :)

For Valentines Day, I made some of my Vegan Chocolate Date Cake, some of my Cranberry Muffins, and some of my Almond Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies! You can check them out here. :)
http://katshealthcorner.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/

I also linked to you. :)

Happy Valentine's Day girlie!
xoxox,
Kathleen

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Ѽ HefiA February 14, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I absolutely LOVE your blog!! :)

Reka

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Nicole @ Of Cookies February 14, 2011 at 7:43 PM

You are adorable! I love that picutre of you eating suuuper sexy ;) haha.

I totally just used that mawwiage pic in my blog last week :P teehee.

My valentines day has been super low-key (aka just like my everyday life) but I usually like to use it to remind people I love them! Because I love a lot of people ;)

<3 have a lovely day girlie!
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Amy @ Second City Ra February 15, 2011 at 2:59 AM

Why is it that some of the nicest places have the worst bathrooms? It's like they got so excited about planning the setup/decor/etc, they forgot about the crucial part- not freaking out customers when they have to pee….

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Elizabeth February 15, 2011 at 4:40 AM

I almost get tired–but in a good way– reading your posts!! You are like the RAW Energizer Bunny :)
I love it when people get so pumped up and high on raw foods, I feel the same way. I think my kids think I am nuts sometimes when I get so geeked about recipes I make up that turn out just how I had hoped. Then they roll their eyes when I photograph it before eating it. Ha, ha, ha!!!
Can't wait to go through your site and read about all of this amazing food.
Peace & Raw Health,
Elizabeth

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Little Miss Fitness February 15, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Hi Katelyn!

Valentine's Day was celebrated with stuffed peppers and a trip to the mall with my sweet husband. :)

I definitely eat in church. I take in a cup of coffee and sometimes a little something extra, too!

Have a good day!

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janae @hungryrunnerg February 15, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Us being alike…that is the best compliment ever!! I am so excited for your post!

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Alyssa @ Life of bLy February 15, 2011 at 8:29 AM

wow. I NEED to try zucchini noodles! WHY have I never thought of that before?

and that almond roll…. and that dessert…. my stomach is about to eat itself and I need to go get lunch NOW. ;)

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Laural (bhealthier) February 15, 2011 at 10:12 AM

omg, i just found your blog and love it! you are hilarious and your personality really shines through!

that meal looked gorgeous,esp. the cake!

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Ayla February 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I was all fine, minding my own business and happily drinking water.. then I saw this post. Now I'm hungry and sad that all that amazing food cannot be in my stomach. Is it weird that I keep scrolling up to stare at the cake? Okay, it is weird but I can't help myself!

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