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WIAW: Oompa Loompa Style

November 9, 2011

Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m addicted to peppermint and chocolate.

Help me.

Actually, don’t help me, just join me.

Okay, so I really do have a new obsession with the peppermint chocolate combination, but I haven’t turned my back on my orange squash friends.  Not yet, anyways.  But I might  have to after my skin turns orange.  Let me show you what overdoing it means.

 Peas and Crayons

Pre-Yoga Snack:

Maybe the only non-orange meal I had yesterday.


An hour of some wonderfully relaxing vinyasa flow later…


IMG_3260 Pumpkin overnight oats in a jar.

Topped with a drizzle of maple, granola and raisins.

IMG_3262I try to leave what seems like barely any PB in the jar because it always turns out to be more and I feel like I’ve OD’ed on PB.  And not in a good way.

IMG_3263 Cold breakfast in November = hot tea on the side.




Butternut squash, 1/2 a Chipotle Field Grain Roast sausage, quinoa & salsa burrito.

Leftover steamed broccoli on the side.

Um, this left me so full.

For so long.

And I sailed right through snack time.


IMG_3278 Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage 

Fall Kale Salad on the side. 

I made the quiche during the day (hence the nice lighting), so come dinnertime all we had to do was reheat it. 

We loved the salad, but made it after the sun had set and I didn’t have the heart to ruin this post with a bad picture.

IMG_3279 Fact: Fillo dough is hard to use without tearing it.

Then I had some candy corn, an orange and Cheetos for dessert.  And my oompa loompa transformation was complete.

Okay in actuality, I had some roasted pumpkin seeds.


Either way, maybe I should lay off the orange-colored foods for a while.  And by “a while,” I mean until I get sick of peppermint and chocolate.

As always, thanks to Jenn of Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW party 🙂  I suggest you hop on over to her page, leave her some love and get your WIAW inspirational read on.


What food are you stuck on right now?

What is your favorite orange-colored food?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2011 12:19 PM

    Fave orange food is pumpkin pie of course! followed by yams/sweet potatoes.

    OD’ing on PB? Impossible!

  2. November 9, 2011 12:43 PM

    Woah fancy quiche! I’m living off of squash right now, too. Butternut squash. Yumm. I have about half a roast squash a day with my lunch 😀 So I will join you in living on orange foods. And peppermint and chocolate. What a great fall/winter (spring, summer) combo!

  3. November 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    Orange flavored things are my favorite.. and real orange foods are good too, of course. One of my friends as a kid always had clementines and i loved them but my parents wouldn’t buy them (expensive)), so I always got them for holidays/ birthdays. Still love them.

  4. November 9, 2011 3:33 PM

    Yes please peppermint and chocolate. I’m loving the So Delicious chocolate mint milk.

    && I get the OD on PB. Sometimes, there is too much of a good thing.

  5. November 9, 2011 4:48 PM

    WOAH! Ok this is totally random but that nut butter jar… I totally used to live in THAT zip code!!! haha I had no idea Krema nuts were packed there! Weird.

    Nothing wrong with orange!!! I’m loving bnut squash these days!

  6. brittney permalink
    November 9, 2011 5:51 PM

    My friend made your double chocolate mint cookies today and said they were awesome! I can’t wait to try them!

  7. November 9, 2011 7:02 PM

    Yay, I’m so glad you liked the kale salad! Your eats looks so good, I really want a piece of that quiche. My favorite orange food is either mandarin oranges or sweet potatoes…or candy corn…

  8. November 9, 2011 7:20 PM

    Totally cool. I kind of think your eats were better than mine… I mean like that grain sausage looks good. I’m assuming it is something vegetarian? It sounds like it. Now I want peppermint and chocolate.

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