I've Been Missing Out

by HEAB on December 22, 2009

This post is going to be kind of random.

Let’s start with the bad news…


The kind folks at Sequel Naturals sent me some of their new Vega Vibrancy Bars. Check out the stats:

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I really wanted to like these bars and ripped into the Green Synergy flavor…


I took a big bite, noticed the pleasant crunch, and then proceeded to spit it out in the trash when the taste hit me. Blech. This tasted like a bar made of compressed dirt, grass, and sprouted buckwheat crunchy things. I like buckwheat, but I do not like dirt.

CD sampled the Wholesome Original flavor. His review in one sentence: It’s not disgusting, but I’m not going to finish it.

I will say that 100% of the Chocolate Decadence bar was consumed by me. It was okay as the chocolate masked some of the dirt taste. Sorry Vega! I’m sure many of you out there would like these, but I’m not a fan of “green” or “earthy” tasting bars. However, I give the crunch factor an A+.

So, the Vega package didn’t go over so well, but the one I received on my doorstep yesterday sure did…


Clare sent me the most amazing package of HEAB friendly goodies…no dirt included. There was massage therapy oil, candles (pomegranate and waffle scented at that!), wheat berries, PANCAKE MIX, pomegranate tea, and a delicata squash (So excited! My first delicata!). Thanks so much Clare. This was beyond thoughtful of you.

The good news continued with my breakfast this morning. CD and I are leaving tomorrow morning to spend the Christmas holidays with John and Alice, Chris’s parents, and we’re trying to use up everything in our fridge before we go. Therefore, I ate a somewhat odd assortment of food, but it worked.


I ate grilled chicken and hummus on some Pure2Raw Bok Choy Flatbread. Heavenly! The bowl contained kabocha soup…WHY HAVE I NOT MADE THIS BEFORE?!? Several of you have sent me kabocha soup recipes (shout-out to reader Dawn!), but I’ve never got around to making any of them. Oh my gosh, this was so easy. I simply blended 1/2 of a leftover roasted kabocha squash with 1 cup water, salt, cinnamon, and 1 stevia packet in my Vita-Mix until warm. To think I’ve had a Vita for 4 or 5 years now and never made this. Very sad for me. Oh well, no regrets, but you can expect lots of squash soup in my future. :)

OK, off to finish wrapping Christmas presents. Does anyone have any good delicata squash recipes????

Oh, and if you missed this bowl of yum…


Please click here to read all about it in my guest post over at Thinspired.

P.S. If you want a tight butt, do lots of low lunges and twists in yoga. Gosh, my booty is sore from those! :)