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Awards, Awards, Awards!!

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Good morning everyone!

I had been wanting to start writing in a blog, hoping to inspire others for many years. When I decided to start Eat Breathe Yogini, I didn’t expect all the support that I have been getting from all of my readers. I for sure didn’t expect to be to nominated for any awards! I just want to say thank you for all your support. I hoped I have inspired you to eat healthier and be more active. We only get one body so we need to treat it well.

1. The lovely Miss Marzipan nominated me for the Liebster award. The Liebster award is give to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. “Liebster” means “Beloved, Dearest, or Favorite” in German and the award is intended to chine a spotlight on blogs deserving some recognition. I’m going to follow Miss Marzpan’s layout on how she did this award.

Eleven random facts about me:

1. I love arts & crafts. I love making scrapbooks; they are a ton of work but so special to look back on.
2. I love going to school. I’m majoring in Child and Adolescent Development and graduating in Spring 2013! Woot woot! I will plan on getting my teaching credentials after and hopefully teach Kindergarten-2nd grade.
3. My boyfriend is one of the best people I know. He’s supportive, caring, and loving. We’re going on our 6 years. *blush*
4. I love to bake and experiment with new recipes.
5. I love playing board games. In fact, I bought a ton on black friday. My favorite game so far is one called HedBandz. (Disney Version, of course)
6. I am 23 and do not drink. I have not gotten drunk since I was 18 years old and stopped drinking at 19. I’ll have occasionally one drink but definitely not your typical 20-something year old. I’ve only been to the club once or twice. TBH, they give me major anxiety!
7. I have a fat sweet tooth. I’m trying to find more health alternatives for it…but fruit doesn’t satisfy it for me. Haha!
8. Dogs are my favorite animals. I very much dislike cats. =P
9. I want to try to get back into running. When I’m driving around and I see runners, they inspire me. They look so liberated!
10. When I buy my own house, I want to live out of the city. I want a simple life for me and my kids. Living in the city…kids are too worried about how they look and what they have. I don’t like that.
11. I hope to be a mom someday. =)

Questions from Miss Marzipan.
1. Colour or monochrome? Monochrome! I like everything looking clean and simple! I don’t much color either…except yoga/workout clothes. I love bright workout clothes.
2. Winter or summer? Winter. I love to layer clothes and dress warm. I love being under blankets and cuddle. I love soup. When I’m hot, I’m a little cranky and don’t like to touch. My make-up melts. I don’t like to sweat when I’m not working out.
3. Ready-made or homemade? Homemade is always better!
4. Chocolate or vanilla? MmmMm chocolate please!
5. Glass half empty or half full? Half full! It’s important to be optimistic in life.
6. Work or play? I love to work hard. Playing makes it more worth it.
7. Casual or formal? Both. Depending on the occasion. I love to dress up but I wouldn’t like to do it every day.
8. Ski lodge or tropical island? Tropical Island. Nothing like being at the beach with my pup.
9. Breakfast or dinner? Breakfast! Most important meal of the day.
10. TV or film? TV. My guilty pleasure is reality TV. I know, so bad. Yet so funny!
11. City or country? City for now…probably country later.

Questions from me:
1. Water or juice?
2. Coffee or tea?
3. School or work?
4. Salty or Sweet?
5. Theatres or redbox?
6. Red Vines or Twizzlers?
7. Hoodie or zip-up sweaters?
8. Travel or home body?
9. Dessert or main meal?
10. Beer or wine?
11. Tattoos or piercings?

I nominate:
Dressed with Pepper
The Clean Plate
Journey To Binge Free
Sugar and Spice Baking
Honey for the Bees
Earthgiven Kitchen
Veggie Vinyasa
Made Of Stars
Rabbit Can Cook
The Pescatarian and the Pig
Loving Homemade

2. Liveblissful nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Thanks Liveblissful; I love your blog and vegan recipes!!


Here come the rules for this award:

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 things about me:
– I still live at home with my dad, mom, and sister. I want to move out by August of 2014. Love to live with my fan but I need my own space and frig to cook freely!
– I sometimes can eat more than boyfriend. Kinda embarrassing…
– My mom’s side of the family is from Germany andI can’t wait to visit this summer with my boyfriend! It’s going to be his first time meeting that side. =)
– I love CHIPS. UGH UGH UGH, guilty guilty pleasure. Whoever invented that, pure genius but pure evil as well!
– I can’t remember the last time I ate fast food. Other than grilled cheese from In N Out…haha
– I love make-up and fashion. I have more make-up and nail polish than I’ll ever need.
– I’m not scared of dying but I’m scared of people I love dying.

I nominate:
Emmy Cooks
My Small Potatoes
Savor the Rainbow
Dannivee
The Healthy Epicurean
Playful and Hungry
Nourishing Chow

3. Sugarandspicebaking nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thanks =) Sugarandspicebaking has fantaste baking recipes, check her out!

Rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

1.  Display the award logo on your blog.
2.  Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.  State 7 things about yourself.
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them. (I nominated 7 because I think 15 is too many.)
5.  Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 things about me and food:
1. I love red vines. I hate twizzlers.
2. I love salted caramel truffle ice cream from Haagen Daaz.
3. I could live on bread and butter…although it’s not too healthy for you.
4. My favorite cake is strawberry short cake.
5. My favorite meal is any type of Vietnamese soup; like pho, bun rieu, banh canh, etc.
6. My favorite food is SUSHI! I LOVE IT!
7. I will only eat chocolate when there’s some kind of nut on it.

Nominations:
Turning Veganese
Vini Cooks Veg
Relaxing Cooking
Uber Dish
Avocados and Ales
Jennova Foodblog
Peri’s Spice Ladle

Thank you so much to everyone that nominated me. I truly appreciate it. Have a good day!

Namaste,
Jenn

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Thank god it’s Friday! + Reveal Day for Foodie Penpal!

So as many of you know, I’m currently in college right now. It’s the end of the semester and I am swamped with projects and essays! It’s always been my thing to get my work done a week or two ahead of time because I HATE STRESS! I don’t like to procrastinate. Why do it later when you can get it done now and get it out of the way? I have been on top of my game this semester but still..some essays have still snuck up on me. But no worries! I’m still pretty good at managing my time…I refuse to change my bedtime or pull an all nighter. Haha.

Today is the reveal day for the Foodie Penpal. Lindsay from The Lean Greenbean is the host of this program. Basically you sign up to be penpals with someone and on the 5th of the month, Lindsay will email you who your penpal is. You have until the 15th to send out your food packages to your penpal. The spending limit is $15. Everyone will blog about what they got from the penpal on the 30th.

This was my first time doing Foodie Penpal and I thought it was an excellent way to try other healthy foods from around the states. I was a bit confused on who my penpal was in the beginning because the person that gets you is NOT your penpal; you have another penpal. I’m from California and my penpal, Nikki, was from Pennsylvania.

Here’s a picture of everything that she sent me!

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She sent me a container of Planter’s cocktail peanuts, Pria bar, Iron Girl PowerBar, dates, PowerBar energy bites, Bear Naked trail mix, lemon pepper tuna, and a cute ladybug timer! I’ve tried the bars, dates, energy bites, and trail mix and all were delicious! It was unfortunate that the tuna tore open and spilled everyone so I had to wash everything as best as I can so it wouldn’t all smell like tuna. Haha it’s all good though. I really enjoyed opening the package. I’ll definitely sign up to do this again…it’s exciting waiting for your package every month. And you get to connect with people that have the same interests as you do.

Check out Amanda’s blog, Romancing the Unusual, to see what I sent her this month! =)

If anyone else is interested in doing the Foodie Penpal, visit Lindsay’s blog. For the month of December, she is doing the FPP charity which asks people to donate the $15 dollars to the victims of Hurricane Sandy instead of the normal trade. The next sign-up for the penpal trade will be after December 18th. Sign up if you guys wanna be a part of this! =)

The Lean Green Bean

I have a Sweet Tomatoes review, Veggie Grill review, and a tofu recipe coming up so keep a lookout for those. =)

Namaste,
Jenn

FOOD REVIEW: Bruxie Waffle Sandwiches – Anaheim, CA

Enter to win my ONE MONTH GIVEAWAY!!

As many of you know, my family and I were fortunate enough to visit Disneyland this past weekend. Before we went back home to the Bay Area, we decided to stop by at Bruxie. Bruxie is well-known eatery in Los Angeles/Orange County area. They specialize in gourmet waffles — savory and sweet! Some savory waffles included burgers, turkey club, pastrami, roast beef, cheese, and egg (breakfast) sandwiches. The sweet ones were with maple syrup, fruits, whipped cream, nutella, and more.I have never tried it before so I was really excited since I love my waffles! Boyfriend and I decided to split two kinds of sandwiches and waffle fries. The first was their cream and cheese and smoked salmon sandwich (lox). This sandwich included smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, and cucumbers. The second sandwich was roasted mushroom. This sandwich consisted of roasted mushrooms, arugula, goat cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Both sandwiches were delicious. If I were to go back, I would definitely get the roasted mushroom sandwich. The mushroom sandwich had great flavors and blended wonderfully together. The smoked salmon was a little two salty for me and I got tired of the creaminess in the cheese quick. I wish that the waffles were warmer and crispier. The waffles were soft and room temperature by the time we got our food. It’s understandable because the place was crowded and they would have to make the waffles ahead of time. The price was right! The mushroom cost about 7$ and the lox cost about $9. They gave a bunch of smoked salmon though. I know most places when you get lox, they tend to skimp on the salmon. The waffle fries were PERFECT. Crispy, hot, and tasty!

I give this place a 8/10. I would definitely be back to try some more, especially those sweet ones! I would highly recommend you guys try this place out if you’re around the Los Angeles area. =)

Namaste,
Jenn

Sunshine Awards

I’m feeling so blessed and grateful that Liveblissful here on WordPress nominated me for the Sunshine Awards. Thanks girl! Her blog is full of vegan recipes that she has adapted and they all look absolutely amazing. I really suggest everyone checking her out.

From what I know (correct me if I’m wrong), Sunshine Awards is when you answer a list of 10 questions and then nominate 10 other bloggers and I believe that is it.

Official Rules:
If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:
1. Who is your favorite philosopher? I don’t have one. Not really into philosophy. =X Haha.

2.What is your favorite number? 13

3. What is your favorite animal? Dogs, particularly my Teddy. They are so loyal and fun to be around. 

Here’s a picture of him on Halloween. He was a HOTDOG. Too cute right?!

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EatBreatheYogini
Twitter: twitter.com/eatbreatheyoga

5. What is your favorite time of day? Breakfast time (around 8:00AM). I love having my toast and tea while watching a little TV or Youtube. 

6. What is your favorite physical activity? Yoga, walking around the neighborhood/park, & hiking. Believe it or not, my dog can walk for 2 hours!

7. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Most likely water; I rarely drink soda or juices unless they’re home-made. Those are yummy too.

8. What is your favorite flower? Not really a flower kinda girl but I guess tulips? I like fruit trees and herb plants. =P

9. What is your passion? Cooking, fashion, make-up, school, & yoga. 

I nominated….:
Asian Vegan Eats
Vedged Out
Veggie Vinyasa
Journey To Binge Free
Transfit
Made Of Stars
The Trim Body
Earthgiven Kitchen
The Clean Plate
Honey For the Bees

Namaste,
Jenn

PS. Enter my one-month anniversary giveaway!

HAPPY ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY, EATBREATHEYOGINI!

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HAPPY ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY, EATBREATHEYOGINI!

My blog’s one month anniversary definitely calls for a celebration. This is a huge accomplishment for me. I’ve done 30 days challenges before and if you’ve done them, you’d know doing anything for 30 days is hard but I managed! I blogged 29 times this month, super proud of myself.

Without my readers’ support, comments, and likes, I probably wouldn’t as motivated to share my feelings and delicious recipes. In order to say thank you, I want to do a giveaway!

Here’s a picture of some of the prizes…I’m still collecting them. I’m actually going to Los Angeles, CA this weekend for Veteran’s Day weekend to go to Disneyland with my family. I’ll keep a look out for some goodies.

There are going to be two winners — one vegan prize & the other one vegetarian.
I’m going to send a box full of my favorite yummy snacks and foods to two of my readers.

Contest Rules
In order to enter, you must do one or more of these things.  If you only have one of these networks, doing one is fine. =) (But, the more you do, the more chances you get to win. Each ‘task’ will count as one entry.) The contest will start today, November 9th and go on for ONE week. It will end on November 16 at midnight.
– Be a follower of my blog & comment on THIS post. Tell me what you like about my blog or what you want to see in the future, whether it be recipe, more yoga, questions, etc. And tell me if you are VEGAN or VEGETARIAN or EITHER (you don’t mind). This will let me know which package to send you.
– Follow me on twitter. @eatbreatheyoga and tweet “Follow @eatbreatheyoga and retweet to win this awesome, delicious giveaway! #eatbreatheyogini
– Like me on Facebook and leave a comment if you’d like!

All contestants must be from the U.S.
I apologize for not extending it out to the other countries, I’m a poor college student and doing the best I can! I’m sure there will be more opportunities though. Not to worry!

Good luck! I appreciate each and everyone. Thank you for reading my blog.

Namaste,
Jenn

P.S. Egg roll recipe will posted later tonight!

Peri's Spice Ladle

Indian-inspired Food for the Global Palate

EATBREATHEYOGINI

Healthy Pescatarian, Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes + Yoga

Emmy Cooks

favorite recipes from a Northwest kitchen

Small Potatoes

Because in MY life, these things are no small potatoes

Turning Veganese

I think I'm turning veganese, I really think so.

vinicooksveg

Amazing & fun.........Indian cooking!!

Avocados and Ales

Vegan cooking from the Midwest

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