Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Touched By Angles

I can't begin to tell you how touched I was by your overwhelming wishes of encouragement and support from my last post. It truly means so much to have an entire network of friends that I am able to connect with on so many levels and who also deliver unbelievable compassion. You guys are the best!

There is so much that I need to get done before I have this surgery and right now I am also in the midst of another big possible life change. More to come on that later, but for now, I can assure you that NO, I am NOT pregnant. (Everyone's first natural thought when any married woman says she is going through a life change, right?)

Okay, moving right along. Since I have been depriving this blog of recent food creations, I thought that I would offer a full day's recap. Today's eats were entirely delicious all around so here is a peak….

Breakfast: Pear Yogurt Granola Bowl

Diced warm pear sprinkled with cinnamon and flax, ½ C of Kashi Autumn Wheat, 2 T of Pumpkin Spice Granola, Honey Okios, Spoon of Chunky Apple Sauce, Drizzle of Honey Almond Butter.

This is coming close to being my favorite Autumn Breakfast.


1 C of TJ's Sweet Potato Bisque, Handful of baby spinach, sprinkle of blue cheese with cranberries and a few roasted pistachios

1 small slice of Pumpernickel with Cran-Apple Butter and Carrots


Delicious and well-rounded lunch indeed!

Dinner: Oh WAIT! It's Wednesday. You didn't forget did you? Come on, what is the highlight of our weeks in the Podolsky household…..

Those 3 little letters that produce a bounty of joy….




I think it is so great that you are all diggin the BFD thing too! And for all of you BFD newbies out there, you have no idea what you are missing. Breakfast for Dinner is nothing short of a beautiful thing.

Egg Sammies and Home fries

Egg whites with pesto and Dijon on a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with Pumpkin Butter, Laughing Cow, Avocado and Spinach

Butternut Squash Home Fries

Toly's Sammy-

Egg, Cheese, and Bacon on Blueberry

I don't think it's possible to ever tire from this staple meal.

Now, time for the Phils to pull out a MUST win! This is when it gets exciting folks. ;)

Before I leave, I can't forget…

TITF #2- Today, I am thankful for my job and the people that I work with. I really do love what I do and I love who I work with even more. They are some of the most supportive and caring people that I have ever met and I couldn't be more blessed to wake up and have this to look forward to every day.

Much Love All! XoX0


  1. Hey sweetie - I totally meant to comment yesterday but I didn't. I am so sorry for all that you're going through, I can't believe that you have to go through more surgery and soft foods again. :( Ugh it frustrates me to no end that your old doctor got you no where but PRAISE GOD for a new doctor/ surgeon!

    You are a beautiful and strong person and I know you'll get through this experience stronger than ever. Maybe God just wants you to take a little extra time to continue to be thankful and continue to rely on Him more during this time?

    Praying for you friend, and please let me know if there's anything I can do! xoxo!

    By the way, I need to get bagels now because I raelllllly want a bagel sandwich that looks half as awesome as yours. :)

  2. I'm wishing you all the best, my dearest!! You are a strong young woman who deserves nothing but the best. I hope (and KNOW) everything will work out for you :)

    I love that you guys have the Wednesday BFD tradition! Your creations look fantastic!

  3. Agreed, Phillies MUST WIN tonight (I'm a Yankee hater!!)... your bfd sammie sounds absolutely incredible too :)

  4. Yum!!! Gotta love those egg sammies! : )

    I won't lie ... I had an egg sammies tonight too :s haha. It sounded so good ... I couldn't help it!

  5. Seriously, all of your eats today look incredible. Its hard to choose a favorite part. Hmmm I think I'm going to go with the pumpernickle bread with the cranberry butter- something about that sounds just perfect! Hope everything works out with your life change!!! Fingers crossed for you <3

  6. A. Love the new background!
    B. PEARS!! I'm allergic to them but if I can microwave apples I can microwave pears right? Next thing on my list to get! Maybe they sell them on campus somewhere....
    C. Your BFD Sammie looks like foodie heaven. Holy smokes!!!
    D. I'm loving TITF so much...I might have to start when Thanksgiving nears
    E. I just want to let you know how much I've enjoyed getting to know you these last couple of months. You honestly brighten my EVERY day. Thanks for being so sweet, Lauren!

  7. What brilliant additions to your soup! I have that soup and am always stuck wondering how to jazz it up.

    BFD!!!! LOVES.

  8. best wishes!

    that breakfast sandwich looks amazing


  9. i NEVER would have thought to make a savory sammie on a fruity bagel but that combo sounds SOOOO good!! :)

    im so sorry about you mouth & the surgery you'll go through but at least it means you can get better!! :)

    hope all goes well ( i know it will! ) with you!!


  10. *swoons* I am obsessed with all things blueberry - never thought to add an egg but will have to try that asap!!

  11. I just read your last post and girl, I am SOOO sorry! You poor thing--I can't believe this all happened to you. *hugs*

    All of your eats look amazingly delicious, though. Especially that BFD! Yum :)

  12. You're in my prayer list! So you KNOW things are gonna turn out right! :D

    Oh my god...can I live in your kitchen? your lunch looks amazing, and then WHAM! You hit me with your BFD sammies, with the EGG!!! HOLY COW!

  13. Bagel sammie = to. die. for. yum. i continue to hope everything turns out ok with your mouth. I understand the tragedy of not being able to eat what you love and love what you eat. Perhaps this will be a new opportunity to find other things you love, too. I never knew oatmeal was such a wonderful thing until I couldn't chew for weeks! xoxo