Water and sweat, that is. I think sweating and thirst and the two biggest reasons a workout makes one feel much better when suffering from a hangover. I certainly felt much better after some deep breathing, sweating and H2O chugging on the elliptical this afternoon.
I had the most miserable morning – but not because I felt icky – because technology was fighting with me! After the Windows Live Writer troubles, my firewall and my Eye-Fi card began a power struggle that shut down my internet access over and over. After 2 hours of restarting my computer over and over with different settings, I finally came to a resolution.
At 1:30 I still hadn’t exercised, showered or had lunch! I wasn’t really hungry due to my upset digestive tract so I had a mini LaraBar as a snack and went to the gym. This was my first time trying pistachio flavor – it was just OK.
I came home from the gym craving veggies and had to make do with what we had on hand:
Carrots, celery and pickles with the last of my homemade hummus –
And I got my banana-oat fix in with some Fage topped with a sliced banana, a few wheatberries, and about 1/4 a cup of some muesli I bought from a bulk bin at EF ages ago.
But little did I know that I had no yet gotten my fill of banana today – this delightful tin arrived in the mail from VeggieGirl!
And it was filled with 6 Banana Fig Pistachio Muffins!!!
I was going to keep myself in suspense a few hours and have one for dessert tonight, but the husband decided he wanted one ASAP and after I saw him enjoying his, I had to try one too 🙂
They were definitely the moistest muffins I have ever had – and you guys know how I like doughy moist things!! The banana flavor was outstanding and I liked how the pistachios had a real chomp to them.
But the shining moment was when I discovered a FIG POCKET!! I love, love figs and this little guy had been perfectly preserved in the middle of the muffin. It was like eating a healthy jelly donut 🙂
Thank you so much VeggieGirl for sending the treats!!
I am finally showered and am off to the grocery store!
I’ll GLADLY accept any leftover mini Larabars!! 😀
Aww yay!! So relieved that the muffins arrived and that you like them; and yes, they are supposed to be “jelly-donut-like” on the inside – my personal favorite muffin-style.
Have fun food-shopping!!
Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) says
That VeggieGirl is too sweet, and her muffins look amazing. Loved the figgy pocket!
Glad you had a good sweat-fest at the gym. Hope the computer is working properly now.
Happy Saturday Kath. Eat a muffin for me. 🙂
Becca A says
Wow those muffins look fantastic!
Oh my gosh those muffins look so great! VeggieGirl always seems to bake the best things!
Yummy muffins…and I totally bought the same Christmas Cards from Cakespy this year. VeggieGirl has good taste 😉
Those muffins look incredibly delicious! That gooey figgy center is making my mouth water!
I didn’t know you could get mini larabars- they’re so cute!
Lovely fig! So nice of VeggieGirl!
Pistachio Larabar! One of my favorites =)
Amazing muffins!!! The flavor combo sounds heavenly!
technology troubles are the worst! hope you have a great afternoon 🙂
I just found out that the Fresh Market in Birmingham, Al is going to be stocking Barney Butter later this month. I can’t find any info about it on the FM website or BB’s so I don’t know if it will show up at all FMs or just this one. Hopefully it will show up in them all!
Aw, pistachio Larabars are probably my favorite
The muffins look fantastic, too :o)
Yum Veggie Girls Muffins look pretty delicious.
Those look like mighty good muffins! Maybe Veggie Grirl could share the recipe with us all!
sorry about your computer troubles – even though we existed for years and years without internet, for some reason when it doesn’t work it’s the most frustrating thing on earth!
My mouth drools when I look at all of these veggiegirl creations! You certainly are lucky! 🙂
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
I love the random deliciousness of your day, and those muffins seriously had me drooling on the keyboard…maybe I”ll have technical difficulties now, too!
Oh Veggie Girl, the treats you distribute to the blogging community look so freakin’ delicious I may start my own food blog just to get on your list!
Kath, glad you feel better!
Oh my goodness!! That is one food pornilicious picture of VeggieGirl’s muffins – yum!
Do you dip the pickles in hummus? I would have never thought of that!
Hi Kath! Your blog is FABULOUS and I love the layout, your posts, and the pictures. I have a question though – When it comes to buying produce like greek yogurt, how does one afford to eat such delicious, yet expensive goodies on a regular basis????? (In Chicago, Fage is $2 a piece)
*sigh* Also, do you think Larabars really are worth the calories?? Especially if some of them aren’t the tastiest bars in the world. Thanks!! If you have time.. would love to hear from you! Thanks for such a wonderful blog. 🙂
Wow. Those muffins look amazing! I love baked goods with pistachios.
Nice VG! I like the addition of pistatio!
That was nice of you Veggie Girl, those muffins look totally deluxe. I LOVE muffins of every kind (but if they are healthy, that’s even better!)
Yum a healthy jelly donut. DELICIOUS!
Wow, that’s a great cupcake. VeggieGirl is seriously one of the sweetest people ever! I’m glad you got your body back in gear post-hangover, I always have sooo much trouble with that…
YUM to those muffins!!! I am anxiously awaiting the recipe…..PLEASE, I hope? PS…I’ve decided that after trying a bunch of Lara bars and NOT liking them…that the gingersnap ones are DELISH!!
WOW – Those muffins do look fantastic! I am going to have to let VeggieGirl know I love muffins too 🙂
Glad you had a great workout! Those muffins from Veggiegirl look out of this world amazing!
Great news! I’ve already been checking my Fresh Market for it 🙂
pornilicious – hilarious!!
I agree, Greek yogurt is a very bad habit. I found Fage in a 32 oz container for $7.99. If you make it last (have a half cup portion each time instead of a cup) it is a bit better. I try to convince myself to have other snacks a few days a week and eat cheaper foods.
And I used to think LaraBars were not worth the calories, until I started eating them more. I nibble my way through them and make them last a long time, and they really do tide my hunger well (not necessarily fill me up – I use bars more as a tide-me-over). I think some of the flavors (PB, Coconut, Pecan Pie) are so tasty that they’re worth it over other kinds of bars.
WOW! Those muffins look incredible!!!!! I want one 🙂 Veggiegirl – you are amazing!
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
Amazing looking muffins!!! I find the fig in the middle very talented!! Very nice of Veggiegirl!!
Mmmmmmm…I love the pistachio larabars. I know they aren’t as strongly flavored as some of the others, but I really like that mild almost creamy taste. I also love the new coconut cream pie bars for that same reason- they’re just so mellow and chilled out.