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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

August Featured Foodie Fridge: Monica

Monica Fridge

Every month I look forward to taking a peak into one of my foodie friends fridges! This month I had the pleasure of chatting with the lovely newlywed Monica from Run Eat Repeat. I love Monica’s blog because the girl is REAL!! She doesn't sugar coat it, she speaks from the heart. Sad she moved from California, but I am sure we will have many other chances to meet.

Let’s step into her kitchen…

Bobbi: I always love to ask this question first, Monica have you always been a healthy eater? If not what was your child hood eating habits growing up?

Monica: I wasn’t always a healthy eater, but I wasn’t an un-healthy eater either. I basically just didn’t have knowledge about healthy eating. I struggled with my weight all my life and wanted to lose weight and be healthy, but I didn’t know how.

For a long time I though fat-free/low-calorie meant it was healthy. It took years of yo-yo dieting, binging and restricting and therapy for me learn. I now know that I need to eat healthy, filling foods for my body and to keep me satisfied. I eat a lot of whole grains, fruit, beans, nut butters and chocolate – it keeps me healthy and happy!

Bobbi: AMEN! I know exactly what you mean. I see a lot of wonderful and very similar products in your fridge that I have. I love Chobani, but I can’t find it anywhere?!! Do you buy it anywhere special?


Monica: I found Chobani at Costco and totally freaked out! It’s so much cheaper there. Plus, if I have a ton of it I don’t care if Ben eats it too!

Bobbi: I spy some Almond Milk in that fridge of yours, are you allergic to milk or do you just not prefer it?

Monica: I lalalove Almond Milk. I am not allergic to dairy at all, but the idea of cows milk grosses me out most of the time. Don’t get me wrong – I would never give up ice cream!

Bobbi: Ya that would be hard to give up! I love the Hummus, which is by far my favorite kind. What is your favorite thing to put hummus on?

Monica: I use hummus for everything! I use it in my sandwiches and wraps as mayo, or if I’m just making a veggie wrap I really pile it on! I also use it as topping for salads.

Bobbi: I also see some Amazing Grass in the back of your fridge, do you drink this everyday? What is your favorite smoothie to make?

Monica: I don’t drink it every day. I did for a few weeks when I first got it to see if I felt a difference, but I didn’t. So, now I drink it when I remember.

My favorite smoothie right now is a Frozen Cherry Green Monster – frozen naner, spinach, soy milk, ice and frozen cherries. Amazing!

Bobbi: OOOOO I need to try that combo. Wow I see a lot of eggs, but not so much meat in your fridge are you a vegetarian?

Monica Freezer

Monica:I am a pescatarian because I do eat fish. I don’t eat meat or poultry so I try to get my protein from beans, eggs, soy and yogurt.

I don’t eat eggs for breakfast that often since I love cereal and oatmeal, but Ben loves eggs so we keep a lot in the fridge.

Bobbi: I had never heard of the word pescatarian, nice to know. Now that you are married, do you cook a lot for the Hubby? Does he like the same kinds of healthy foods you do?

Monica: Yes, I cook for my new Hubby and No, he does not like the same healthy foods that I do. But, I am very lucky because he is a good sport! He would love to have steak and potatoes every night for dinner, but he always eats and enjoys the food I make.

I usually cook some type of vegetarian meal – anything from pita pizzas to tofu stir-frys and he will eat it. Sometimes I make him chicken or beef to go with it.

Bobbi: Hubby would love steak and potatoes every night too!!! What is your favorite thing to make for dinner?

Monica: My favorite thing to make for dinner is pizza with a big salad. Big, fancy salads and pizza are two of my favorite things to eat. And it’s so easy!

Bobbi: I LOVE PIZZA TOO!!! Your condiment door is so very sparse, are you not big on condiments? What would you say is your favorite condiment?


Monica: No, I LOVE condiments. But, I hate when they are cold. I keep them in the cupboard. I use a lot of condiments, so putting that on hot food would make it cold too fast. I love ketchup, Tapatio and Sriacha. I’m a Mexican girl so I have to have spicy condiments. I use them all the time!

Bobbi: It’s so funny that I am Mexican and I hate hot stuff but I love Tapatio!! Thanks for showing us all your delicious looking fruit, is this something you have with every meal? What is your favorite fruit and why?

fridge Monica: I am obsessed with fruit. I don’t think I can pick one favorite fruit – my top 3 are watermelon, cherries and grapes, I have to eat fruit at least 2 times a day or something seems off. But by 2 times a day I don’t mean 2 servings – I often eat 2 or 3 servings of fruit at a time.

Bobbi: Thank you Monica for taking the time out of your busy schedule to show us your fridge, I have one last question for you. If you could have any food blogger over to your house for dinner who would it be?

Monica: It would have to be you! But, I would rather go to your place for dinner so I would have an excuse to be in California.  Thanks for featuring my fridge. I have to admit, it’s not always this neat – since I just moved it is still in order.

Monica you are tooooo sweet! You and Ben can come and stay with us anytime and we will have a blast and the boys can be boys!

Alright readers I have a challenge for you I would like to post pictures of what’s in your fridge, just send me an email with a photo of your fridge and give me a mini description of how your fridge represents you :).

Are you in??


brandi said...

how fun! I love seeing what other people have in their fridge / how clean it is compared to mine :)

I'll try to remember to take a picture of mine soon!

Lacey Nicole said...

hooray, love the fridge posts :) bobbi, you do a great job with this, keeping up with it. and i love the interviews/chats :)

Sheri said...

I love the fridge posts too! I am a nosy person and love to see what other people have in their fridge.

I will have to take a picture of mine and send it to you!

RunToFinish said...

i love these posts!!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I love foodie fridge posts! so much fun to see what's inside.

fusionjaz said...

Eating healthy with all these organic, natural foods are great but as you mentioned in your previous blog about budgeting finances, it can all get costly. I can find bargains for fruits, vegetables but the rest? Rarely are there bargains for those items. Don't you think?

Emily said...

I love seeing peoples fridges. I'll send a pic of mine (after i clean it :)

Taylor said...

Yay I love these posts! I'm so in, I'll snap a picture as soon as I can and send it your way! :-)

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy the peek in the fridge posts. Keep them coming.

sherri said...

i love your fridge posts... you've probably just started a "clean your fridge movement" i'm going to clean mine out right now :)

Anonymous said...

This the first fridge post I've read and I really enjoyed it! I've taken nutrition classes in grad school, but we can learn so much from each other. I'm looking forward to future ones. Thanks!

If you can excuse me, I have to go clean my refrigerator, now. :)

Angie Eats Peace said...

Love the fridge posts! I will send in mine, but probably not till over the weekend, busy week.