Fall: In the Air, On the Floor

I was in a rush this morning, and had to grab a quick CLIF bar quasi-healthy breakfast.


I would prefer to eat real food, but it’s better than not eating at all!


I did something today that I don’t normally get to do on a Monday: RUN! Since it’s cooler, and I didn’t really break a sweat, I got in a run between classes! 😀

With exactly twenty minutes to run, I managed to squeeze in 2.3 miles! I even busted out the long sleeve running shirt, which was totally unnecessary. I bought it two winters ago, but I’ve only worn it on 1.5 runs!!! (Usually gets to hot, so I take it off, LOL).


It felt so great to get outside. I am falling in love with this weather! Too bad it’s leaving tomorrow…

When I got back, I decided to make the frozen Kashi pizza that’s been taking up room in my freezer.


Everything was going great… until I loaded up my plate to bring to the table for a photo shoot. BAM… Pizza slice slides of plate, and onto the floor. LAAAAME!


I still had two, which seemed to fill me up just fine.


The Caribbean carnival pizza had a very unique flavor. I really liked it!


Meghann said that it would be fine to eat it off the floor (we are g-chatting) but I just couldn’t do it.

At my old job, the airport, I once opened a CLIF bar wrapper with a little too much force, and it flew straight out of the package, 2 feet in the air, and smack onto the carpet. Germs from all over the world got on that sticky little block of goodness.

I’m ashamed to admit that I ate that germ-flavored CLIF bar. My co-workers (all males) asked, “are you going to eat that?”… They wanted it!!! I would NOT have eaten it, if I wasn’t starving. That job required TONS of physical labor, and the only food option was Burger King. OH man.

What’s the grossest thing you have ever eaten off the floor?

I hope you didn’t just lose your lunch.

❤ MegaNerd

Happy Birthday, Blogger Secret Ingredient!

I am so excited to be hosting Week 53 of BSI!   BSI stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient. BSI has been going on in the blog world for one full year.

Happy First Birthday, BSI!

Each week, a new host picks an ingredient and anyone (food blogger or not) can submit a recipe.  BSI is such a cool blog-world activity.

The rules:

  1. The host picks an ingredient, preferably one that is in season, readily available, and not too expensive;
  2. The host links back to all the other previous weekly hosts;
  3. Participants create a unique recipe using the BSI and e-mail the host with their recipes.
  4. You do not have to have a food blog to participate, and you do not have to submit a photograph (although it is preferred).
  5. if you don’t have a blog, you can submit your recipe to the host, and she will post your recipe for you on her blog.
  6. The host reviews the recipe submissions by Sunday night of each week;
  7. The hosts pick a recipe that is her favorite; and
  8. The host post the winner Monday morning and sends the winner a token prize of her choosing.

Be sure to check out the history of BSI as it has now been around the blog-world for a whole year!

Week 52: Healthy Tipping Point – Pancake Mix

Week 51: Live, Laugh Eat – Almond Butter

Week 50: Balance, Joy and Delicias! – Cauliflower

Week 49: Healthy San Diego Living – Chickpeas

Week 48: Thought 4 Food – Yogurt

Week 47: London Foodie in New York – Chocolate

Week 46:  Johnstone’s Vin Blanc – Oats

Week 45: Guilty Kitchen – Figs

Week 44: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet – Peanut Butter

Week 43: The Sophisticated Gourmet – Brown Sugar

Week 42: My Kitchen Addiction – Lime

Week 41: Nutmeg Nanny – Coffee

Week 40: Chaya’s Comfy Cook – Broccoli

Week 39: Healthy Delicious – Plums

Week 38: Zoe – Feta

Week 37: ChezWhat– Potatoes

Week 36: Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice – Blueberries

Week 35: Girlichef -Greens

Week 34: The Ungourmet – Watermelon

Week 33: Bread + Butter – Bell Pepper

Week 32: Burp and Slurp -Corn

Week 31: Say Yes to Salad – Kabocha

Week 31 1/2: Simply Fabulous Now – Cherries

Week 30: Thinspired – Bananas

Week 29: To Be The Whole Package – Almonds

Week 28: Kristas Kravings – Lemon

Week 27: From French Fries To Flax Seeds – Coconut

Week 26: Plentiful Plants – Avocado

Week 25: Training Fuel – Eggs

Week 24: Dinner at Christina’s – Cabbage

Week 23: Hey What’s for Dinner, Mom? – Strawberries

Week 22: One Bite at a Time – Basil

Week 21: Just Sweet Enough – Black Beans

Week 20: What I Ate Yesterday – Kale

Week 19: What’s for Dinner – Orange

Week 18: BranAppetit! –Spinach

Week 17: Tales of Expansion Dates

Week 16: Biggest Diabetic Loser – Zucchini

Week 15: Sweet & Natural –Peppermint

Week 14: bella eats [and runs] – Ginger

Week 13: Coffee Talk – Walnuts

Week 12: For the Love of Oats – Pumpkin

Week 11: Trying to Heal – Sweet Potatoes

Week 10: The Inner Workings of a College Graduate – Eggplant

Week 9: Itzy’s Kitchen – Pears

Week 8: The Fitnessista – Cranberries

Week 7: Tri to Cook – Lentils

Week 6: Rhodey Girl Tests – Polenta

Week 5: Eating Bender – Butternut Squash

Week 4: Care to Eat – Apples

Week 3: On a Lobster Placemat – Mushrooms

Week 2: Hangry Pants – Tomatoes

Week 1: sportsnutritionliving – Quinoa

This week’s BSI is based on fall ingredient I just recently discovered!





Acorn Squash!!

This gourd can be used for so many things! I thought it would be fun to see what everyone can come up with! They are relatively cheap and easy to find right now!

The first time I tried acorn squash, it was covered in brown sugar, and baked in the oven:


I also used an acorn squash as the base of a funky chili, which we made again last night!!



Rachel Ray Recipe for Acorn Squash chili, here.

How to win this week’s BSI:

  • Think out of the box! Get creative with your squash. Soup bowl? Stuffed squash?
  • Please e-mail me when you post your BSI recipe on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, send me your recipe and picture via meganerdruns@gmail.com
  • The BSI winner will receive a small prize!
  • You have until Sunday the 25th at 9 PM EST to enter.

Recipes will be posted on Monday morning along with the winner! I hope you have fun coming up with fun recipes, and enjoy some tasty food along the way!

❤ MegaNerd