Wednesday, January 27, 2010

National Chocolate Cake Day!

Hi Guys!  Thanks for all your sweet comments on last night's post!  You make me smile each time for real!  Today I was pleasantly surprised to learn from my diva friend that today is National Chocolate Cake Day!  Luckily it was birthday cake day in the office- a wonderful time when we pretend to like each other and then eat cake.  This was only made better because they decided to serve chocolate cake!  I casually told my secretary friend of the glorious holiday and she announced it to the office.  I had to provide back-up (I'm surrounded by nerds), but I found some article from the US Post, so it's a legit holiday!
Sorry, no photo.  Nobody at work knows about my little hobby.  I don't think they are my target market, so I don't tell them about it.

Anyhoo, I celebrated like a champ with a demure little piece in front of everyone and then another similar sized piece for a pre-workout meal.  I made the mistake of saving up for cake time and I was truly hungry!  Nothing cures hunger like chocolate cake!  It kinda made me queasy, but I had plenty of energy for another random workout:
  • 1 mile warm up run
  • 20 minutes elliptical intervals
  • 15 minutes bike intervals
  • 4 back exercises (lat pulls, another back thingy, rows, and pullups)
  • Followed by stretching
I was a mess and came home to eat my treasure- my first attempt at raw crackers made of my juice pulp!  It took me 12  hours in my oven but I did it and they were gooooood!

Believe me, they taste better than they look.  This is the pulp of carrot, zucchini, and orange juice.  I don't have a recipe yet because I need to drink more juice and try it again!  I served the crackers with some more zuch sauteed in spices and agua:

Topped with some of this sauce.  I have to keep myself from drinking this sauce:

What I have no problem containing myself around is the actual juice:

I made it last night and drank half this morning.  I take it like shots and it ain't pretty.  I will have to chug the rest tomorrow!

My question for you: Do you juice? What's your favorite juice combo?


Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love that Trader Joe's sweet chili sauce! IT is so good!

Simply Life said...

I'm so impressed you make your own crackers!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Ugh-- I had a BAD juice experience last week, and have stayed away from my juicer ever since.

BUT, that being said, I do like the combo of carrot, apple, spinach and parsley.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love sweet chili sauce!!

Haha, great minds think alike - I asked the same question last night :-)

I just started juicing and I LOVE it. I haven't found my favourite combo yet, but I love to have a grapefruit in there!

Health and Happiness said...

Yay for National Choco cake day! I'm sure I'll find a way to celebrate! A juicer is definitely at the top of my wishlist. I was shocked to find out that even v8 juices have high fructose corn syrup in their top three ingredients!

Anonymous said...

greeat national holiday haha. all your eats look so good :)

Mari said...

Wow what a great holiday!!!!

I have to look for that sauce, the next time I go to should do a post of your all your fave TJ products!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

yay for national chocolate cake day!! any excuse to eat that wonderful food works for me!!

Anne Marie said...

I don't juice, but I make green smoothies, if that counts!

Gina said...

These National days are getting a little crazy, don't you think!? I mean, who needs more excuses to eat things like chocolate cake?! You know, for some people it's ok, but seriously I KNOW some people will use these "National Days" as excuses to indulge! Oh's kind of funny.

I don't juice, but I really want a juicer. If I had one, I'd throw in everything but the kitchen sink! haha, seriously, I would.

Christine said...

Thanks for the post! Your blog is super fun & the raw crackers look awesome! Looking forward to the recipe :)

Gabriela said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! National Chocolate Cake day fell on my birthday, so there was definitely a celebration :)

I've never juiced anything other than an orange, but I'm always impressed with the bloggy creations I see!

Katie ♥ said...

Lol!!!! I love how you said 'we pretend to like eachother' oh good old coworkers!!! That made me laugh!!

Yay it was chocolate cake, so u really did celebrate !!! Yes it is legit, haha!!!!

Nope not making up the holidays!!!! If I did make up a holiday it would be National Whole Foods Day, where everyone goes to Whole Foods and gets a major discount!!!!!!!! Oh I can think of so many more!! How about National Lovers Day!! Hehehe!!!

Ummmmm I wish I had a Hello Kitty outfit for her, if you ever see one tell me!!!

What kind of juice is that??

And wow 12 hours??!!!! Ok I might have to make those though, whats the recipe : )

Love ya girl!!!! Oh I love writing novels when I comment you!!!!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I don't juice but I really want to buy a juicer and start!!!

Kelly said...

I want a juicer so badly...that being said I obviously haven't ever made my own but I think it would be really cool! Great blog!!

Mom on the Run said...

A juicer is really something that is on my foodie wish list. I would do a lot with spinach, carrots, and exotic fruits.

Melissa said...

I wish I would've celebrated national chocolate cake day!! I don't have a juicer, and I don't think I would get one. I'm more of a smoothie drinker.

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