Scrump-dip-liumptious

Woohoo, the Bob’s Red Mill giveaway is off to a great start! Keep those entries coming!

In other exciting news, I am back safe and sound from the doctor. While waiting to go in for my appointment, I took this beauty out of the candy jar:

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The outside was a white mint candy, and the inside was a real chocolate surprise, mmm.

The doctor pressed a lot of muscles in my back and in my leg, but nothing she did caused extra pain, so she thinks I had a big muscle spasm that resulted in some sort of enzyme explosion that is now causing me discomfort (or this is at least what I gathered from the broken English). She prescribed me an anti-inflammatory (which I’m debating about even fulfilling since I can just use ibuprofen) and sent me on my way with instructions to wait three more days before exercise and to try some stretching in the meantime. So I have big gentle yoga plans for tomorrow morning.

On the way home from the doctor, I stopped into my favorite beauty salon hair hackery, aka Supercuts, for a discount trim that turned into OMG, I have no hair left. Whatev, it will grow back in a month! I also snacked on three Newman’s Own Organics cinnamon mints. I’m actually enjoying these mints because (1) I don’t go through them the way I go through gum since they don’t have the addictive chew and (2) I’m not loading my body with weird chemicals and sugar-free sugars.

Also, in typical “expansion” style, I stopped into two gourmet markets on my way home (it was my first foray outside in over 48 hours!!) for samples: cotswald, gruyere, and fontina cheese cubes; roast chicken on a toothpick; and a tomato and mozzarella wrap sliver :D.

Dinner tonight was more snackiness since I haven’t been doing so much food prep the past couple of days:

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img_6948Doesn’t it kind of look like a head, with wild soy crisp hair on top, guac and salsa eyes, and crazy apple teeth?

Those soy crisps are the Newman’s white cheddar kind … and they’re super tasty! I generally don’t buy snack foods like this, but if you do, these won’t let you down. They were especially delicious dipped into the salsa and homemade guac:

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The other dinner component involved two slices of pumpernickel baguette toast topped with about 1 tbsp of super-dark cashew-almond butter (told you I roasted the nuts too long!) and some apple slivers for color:

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Dessert was the stuff dreams (or my dreams, at least!) are made of: the rest of the apple slices dipped in leftover cheesecake batter (!!!!) from a roommate project and crumbled graham sticks.

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I have two questions for you tonight:

1. What is your favorite dip concoction?

2. Did you get any good news today?

And remember to enter the Bob’s Red Mill giveaway if you have not done so already!


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17 thoughts on “Scrump-dip-liumptious

  1. dailydulcie says:

    I love your snacky dinner.. it does look like a face.. how FUNNY!!

    My mom’s famous chili dip is out of this world!

    Good news: One of the cute guys from work asked me out on a date πŸ˜‰

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  2. erinbee says:

    oh man. i have so much to say!

    first. woo about the doctor. that sounds pretty manageable. could have been MUCH worse. and pff. ibuprofen for sure.

    that face. ah. looove it. seriously. i want to put that picture
    up on my wall. the mishmash eyes and apple teeth. hahah!

    i definitely ate half a bag of those same crisps last night.
    good thing that a bag is only three.five servings. [and air.]

    does peanut butter count as a dip?..because i definitely DIPPED into the jar like six times today already. nom.
    [oh p.s. PEANUT BUTTER THIEF..but at least i wasnt the
    one who polished off half the jar in two days. pheeeew!]

    my good news of the day was FINDING MY ICARD.

    oh my god. sorry i rambled for like an hour up in here. !

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  3. Erin says:

    I’m glad your injury should be okay! yay! And also glad you got to venture out for samples…Sounds delightful.
    Your dinner looks pretty much amazing to me.
    And like the erin above, I can’t be trusted with those darn soy crisps. I never buy foods like that but did for some reason recently. I don’t think they lasted 24 hours. lesson learned.
    My favorite dip is straight up gauc. I’m an avocado fiend!
    Good news: Welll, no bad news! I did find out my parents might be planning a family vacation this summer, which I love. I’m all for mooching as long as possible πŸ™‚

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  4. Erin says:

    I’m glad your injury should be okay! yay! And also glad you got to venture out for samples…Sounds delightful.
    Your dinner looks pretty much amazing to me.
    And like the erin above, I can’t be trusted with those darn soy crisps. I never buy foods like that but did for some reason recently. I don’t think they lasted 24 hours. lesson learned.
    My favorite dip is straight up gauc. I’m an avocado fiend!
    Good news: Welll, no bad news! I did find out my parents might be planning a family vacation this summer, which I love. I’m all for mooching as long as possible πŸ™‚

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  5. Susan says:

    Aahh, I LOVE those chocolate mint thingys! I always rummage through mint jars whenever I’m out in hopes to find some!!

    My favourite dip concoction is hummus and all its wonderful variations. It’s delicious on pretty much anything.

    And I haven’t recieved any good news yet today, but the day’s not over yet πŸ™‚ That’s great to hear that the injury isn’t too serious!

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  6. Melinda says:

    eek, i hope your injury heals quickly! and what a fun snacky dinner πŸ™‚ as for dips, I’m partial to pretty much any guacamole, yumm! Good news today? My boyfriend invited me out to dinner with some friends of his at an awesome restaurant!

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  7. janeterin says:

    I hope you are feeling better – I meant to say that earlier! Hope the stretching and yoga help!

    I have to keep an eye out for those soy crisps – I love the Genisoy ones.

    My favorite dip sounds random, but it’s SO good. I use the recipe for these pea dumplings, but use fava beans instead (kind of a pain to double-shuck, but worth it). http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/plump-pea-dumplings-recipe.html You’re supposed to steam it in dumplings, but I think it’s so good raw (I love raw shallots, though).

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  8. Sweetie Pie says:

    I like the crazy apple eyes!!

    Sorry about your weird pain, but I’m sure that the yoga is a perfect plan! I hope everything is right as rain soon.

    The thing I love most but have very rarely: Chips + Queso + Salsa = Happy!

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  9. Kristie says:

    PHEW glad to hear the injury is fixable. Enjoy doing up that yoga stuff!

    Can I please have some cheesecake batter? You have me craving cheesecake SO badly now!

    Fav dip? Oh geez. ALL of them. I’m a dip addict. I would dip anything and everything I eat if I could. Hummus, salsa, spinach dip, anything with cheese, peanut butter and yogurt mixed… I love em all. It’s a dangerous addiction though so I try to stick to the healthier side of the dipping world most of the time. If it weren’t a crime to my health I would probably dip everything in spinach dip though.

    As for good news, I think today is out for that. Maybe tomorrow?!

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  10. Dori says:

    Love the attitude about your hair, I want to see what it looks like!

    And I DID get good news yesterday — I have a 4th interview at a place I have been interviewing since Dec!

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