Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some Much Needed Shout Outs :)

Hello. Happy Mid-week! I hate saying Hump Day...not sure why, just doesn't jive with my me. Anyway, this post calls for some much needed shout outs. We all like shout outs, right? Feels good to receive some earned credit!

First up...the lovely HEAB! I can't get enough of her recipe creations lately. So savory and delicious. I think being pregnant has set off some different combinations and I'm diggin' it!
The other day HEAB posted an awesome omelet crepe recipe and I just had to recreate my own. Besides, I know the Hubs would love it as well!

Not sure what to call this Omelet/Crepe creation but it did involve strawberries, creamed goat cheese, and dark chocolate almond butter.

How to make it?
2 eggs (whites and yolks separated)
splash of vanilla almond milk
fresh strawberries, sliced

Honey and Cocoa to top
1 tbsp Dark Chocolate Almond Butter
1 tbsp Creamed Goat Cheese (looks like cream cheese)


Heat plan, then fluff egg white mixed with a little almond milk. Pour egg whites into pan then pour the beated egg yolks on top after the whites have coated the pan. Mix chocolate AB and Goats cheese.


Then spread evenly into center of eggs topped with strawberries.


Let it cook evenly and flip the sides. Transfer to plate and top with a little Cottage Cheese, 100% Cocoa, and drizzled honey. Perfect and Savory!



Add some greens to complete. I call this a winner for our dinner, haha!


Whats in your omelet?
 (get it? omelet instead of wallet....like the capital one card commerical- CHEESY INDEED)

My next shout out goes to my new favorite find VIBRANZ Kombucha!


I found this brand the other day at SunFlower Markets and had to get a hold of them to find out more. They were so helpful and sent me a ton of information about their product.
Check this out!

VIBRANZ BEVERAGES DEBUTS THEIR KOMBUCHA IN HEALDSBURG, CA
The Taste You’ve Been Waiting For Is Finally Here05.28.2010 – The founders of Sonoma County's own Sonoma Sparkler, a brand of sparkling juices, are back with a new venture, Vibranz Inc. Using only the finest organic ingredients, Vibranz has created unbelievably delicious Kombucha [kom-BOO-cha] flavors that are simply to live for.
Kombucha dates back to 250 BC. The ancient Chinese regarded it as the ‘Immortal Health Elixir’.
The makers of Vibranz couldn't agree more.
Organic, raw and probiotic, Vibranz Kombucha may reward your digestion, metabolism, liver function and immune system with vitality and clarity. In turn, you may experience increased physical energy, mental focus and emotional balance.

CEO and Founder David Cordtz saw the opportunity to create refreshing flavorful Kombucha blends in an emerging beverage category. "My goal is to broaden the Kombucha audience with exciting new flavor combinations."

Nine new flavors have been introduced in Healdsburg, CA. Mango, Ginger, Lemon Ginger, Raspberry, Blood Orange, Pomegranate, Peach Passion Fruit, Original and Chai Kombucha are the next craze in the Kombucha trend. All wonderfully brewed with a crisp, light effervescence.
Vibranz is now found in many upscale and organic food stores, including Whole Foods, Sunflower Markets, New Frontiers, Lassen’s, Draegers, Piazza’s and many fine food stores. Check the Vibranz website to see where they will be sampling their Kombucha throughout California and the West Coast, as well as to learn about some upcoming events.
Please contact Ari Smith-Cortz for any questions or specific requests.
The Taste You’ve Been Waiting For.
They are also on Facebook and Twitter!

I love the fact that they are based our in the Sonoma wine country as well. My two favorite things in one place? I must move there! Actually, we will be there in July for the hubs VINEMAN 70.3 race and guess who happens to be a vendor? yep, VIBRANZ Kombucha! I'm really getting lucky these days with all the great vendors at races.
I'll be able to meet up with Vibranz at VINEMAN and sample even more of their great product! I've tried the Lemon Ginger and Chai so far and both flavors are great. SO refreshing. I also like the fact that they are NOT loaded with extra sugar. Simple ingredients that are brewed and fermented properly. Can't get any better than that.


Last shout out is short and sweet! Just wanted to thank James and Beth Walsh (awesome triathlon couple) for introducing me to NuttZo. I'm turned into a Nuttzo Guru and I like it! You must check out James and Beth's awesome food blog as well. Lots of good eats and creative recipes.

Well, I'm done shouting....for now at least. I will definitely try to do shout outs more often!

Cheers,
LC

27 comments:

april said...

Oh that omlete looks good! I'm not a big cheese fan (have no clue why!) but is the goat cheese strong? If it's mild, I bet I could get used to it!

Dorry said...

I LOVE HEAB! She totally rocks. And her food creations are dreamy. I also LOVE Sunflower Markets. Your post is filled with so much goodness. Hope you are having a happy day! p.s. I don't like "hump day" - never have. :)

Therese said...

Oh man that omlette looks like dessert not dinner! Sadly I just ran out of my goat cheese (you'll see why in my post lol).

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Thanks for the review. I seriously have not tried kombucha yet... I'm soooo behind LOL. Have a great day!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

oh i love this new kombucha....will have to keep my eyes out for it!

SSB said...

I'm going to have to look for that kombucha out here...and at Vineman.

redhead75 said...

A new Kombucha YIPPEE!!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

So much love today, and I am so honored to have made the list. OK, your omelet looked amazing. My gosh, I miss cottage cheese! So glad both you and husband enjoyed. I would have loved to have joined you for dinner! Definitely a winner.

I've never tried the Vibranz brand kombucha, but I'll be on the lookout for it. I'm avoiding the stuff for now as last time I drank it, I felt totally buzzed. Will wait to try post HEABlet arrival. :)

P.S. Never understood the "Hump Day" thing either.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

holy yum - I need to make that omlette ASAP!!!!

Jamie said...

I STILL haven't tried kombucha. I know, I know I need to just take the plunge!

Lindsay Cotter said...

Jamie and Heather, you must try Kombucha ASAP!! So good for you. :)

jqlee said...

omg that is a ridic omelet!!

ps. did you know kombucha is being pulled off shevles??

http://www.examiner.com/x-46776-Albuquerque-Tea-Examiner~y2010m6d23-Kombucha-tea-pulled-from-shelves-at-Whole-Foods

Lindsay Cotter said...

haha. I know! I heard the big news about the WF Kombucha. Luckily its just a labeling issue with Whole Foods guidelines so not the kombucha itself...phew!! THis brand is brewed and labeled properly. hehe.

Chuck said...

That Omelet looks so good! I've seen a couple recipes for "sweet omletes" but haven't tried yet...looks like I'm going to half to try it!

In response to your Tweet about ideas for your class: I used to make the girl I taught "spring break Boot Camp" start at the baseline of a basketball court sprint to the free throw line, 5 burpees, sprint to half court, shuffle 5 yards each directions, sprint to the far free throw line, 5 tuck jumps, sprint to baseline, and then sprint all the way back! Then for each set I would switch what that did at each line. I would also do it in relay teams to add the competitiveness and not let it get boring. Just as idea!

Abby said...

I've looked at this post a few times before commenting. I drool every single time! YUM!

Mo said...

Oooh, can't wait to look for this Kombucha. I'm completely in love with divine grape by Synergy, so looking forward to trying some of these new flavahs!

Ali said...

Whoa, that omelet looks so amazing!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

crazy timing on this kombucha post! will lyk if anything pans out with mailing you a scoby or if it would be possible and sanitary LOL

Anonymous said...

since you go to whole foods, you should totally get synergy instead; vibranz doesn't make me feel any different after drinking it. However, Synergy kombucha drinks ALWAYS have a great effect on me and my day, and are even safe for pregnant women. The taste is far superior, and the effect is worth it. They are also cheaper, and include vitamins, where vibranz does not. I think you will enjoy the difference, and Synergy is following the rules now, with their labeling.

Anonymous said...

since you go to whole foods, you should totally get synergy instead; vibranz doesn't make me feel any different after drinking it. However, Synergy kombucha drinks ALWAYS have a great effect on me and my day, and are even safe for pregnant women. The taste is far superior, and the effect is worth it. They are also cheaper, and include vitamins, where vibranz does not. I think you will enjoy the difference, and Synergy is following the rules now, with their labeling.

jqlee said...

omg that is a ridic omelet!!

ps. did you know kombucha is being pulled off shevles??

http://www.examiner.com/x-46776-Albuquerque-Tea-Examiner~y2010m6d23-Kombucha-tea-pulled-from-shelves-at-Whole-Foods

Ali said...

Whoa, that omelet looks so amazing!

redhead75 said...

A new Kombucha YIPPEE!!

Dorry said...

I LOVE HEAB! She totally rocks. And her food creations are dreamy. I also LOVE Sunflower Markets. Your post is filled with so much goodness. Hope you are having a happy day! p.s. I don't like "hump day" - never have. :)

Anonymous said...

since you go to whole foods, you should totally get synergy instead; vibranz doesn't make me feel any different after drinking it. However, Synergy kombucha drinks ALWAYS have a great effect on me and my day, and are even safe for pregnant women. The taste is far superior, and the effect is worth it. They are also cheaper, and include vitamins, where vibranz does not. I think you will enjoy the difference, and Synergy is following the rules now, with their labeling.

SSB said...

I'm going to have to look for that kombucha out here...and at Vineman.

Jamie said...

I STILL haven't tried kombucha. I know, I know I need to just take the plunge!