Saturday, June 7, 2008

Manolo "Blue"-nik

Today I'm blue, but that doesn't mean I'm blue in the sense that I am sad. I'm just including more of this lovely hue in my diet and my attire (I hear it complements my bright blue eyes beautifully).

For instance, this week I purchased a large quantity of blueberries. They're great in a smoothie, sprinkled in my cereal bowl, layered in a parfait and out of this world when paired with chocolate (Isn't everything better with chocolate?).

Yes, I said chocolate. Just check out these chocolate bars my friend Jenny posted on her blog a while back. Delish! They remind me of the chocolate covered blueberries I love tossed into trail mix or folded into a chocolate n'ice cream.

Still hooked on banana-based raw n'ice cream, I also like to add a few handfuls of fresh blueberries to my frozen chocolate berry dessert. You should try it sometime. Yum!

Now enough about blueberries. If I'm not careful, I'm going to turn into one.

But seriously folks, it's a good idea to mix up the colors in your diet and taste the rainbow (no, I'm not talking about eating Skittles). Sometimes I make it a personal goal (although not difficult to achieve on a raw diet) to eat all the colors of the produce spectrum everyday. (I hear Kristen has been known to do the same thing - you go girl!).

Besides, other fruits go well with chocolate, too. Who could pass up a chocolate covered strawberry? Some of those would've been a sweet addition to my sister's "Sex and the City" party she held for the premiere. The girlie event included an all chocolate food and drink theme. It's a shame I missed it.

If I had attended, I would have been tempted to wear my Manolo Blahniks, although they're not vegan. They are the only leather shoes I kept when I decided to stop wearing animals.

Now, please don't criticize me for not going all the way; I just couldn't bare to part with such an iconic shoe. I guess I do have a little Carrie in me. She wore the same ones in a "SATC" episode, although hers were pink and mine are, you guessed it, blue.

No matter what, I definitely would have showed up at the party in heels, something my mom even sported for the occasion.

Speaking of an occasion, today is my sister Lori's birthday (Happy b-day girlie girl. Lylas!) I hoped to take her to see the new "SATC" movie, but she beat me to it. So, instead, I got her the soundtrack and a big bouquet of sunflowers (they reminded me of the large flowers Carrie made popular in the series).

Unfortunately, Lori was disappointed in the big screen version, but I still hope to eventually judge it for myself. Anyone else want to share a review?


Anonymous said...

Hi there. I found your blog thru my friend, Rawleen, and I just love it. I've subscribed to your feed! I have seen the SATC movie and was mildly disappointed, mostly by some of the corny writing for Mr. Big. I will probably watch the movie again, and I did have a fabulous time during my big night out. I made some raw ropes (twizzlers) and Rawleen brought along some krawnch bars and lemonade. Shame on us for not taking pictures :(

Runnergirl said...

I just came back from an organic blueberry farm and picked ten and one-half pounds of the little jewels! Yum!

Alissa said...

i have to admit. i would have a hard time parting with those shoes too!

Raw Goddess said...

Oh yay! One of my favourite fruits. Im spoiled here in the north - we pick gallons of wild blueberries every summer (enough to freeze all winter) - I couldn't imagine eating the cultivated ones.
You definately have to see SATC - I had to take a 4 hour trip into the city to see it, and for the most part I loved it.
I've been missing all your blog posts!!!

Kristen's Raw said...

A girl after my own heart. If I'm not eating watermelon during the summer, I'm usually eating blueberries. I am so in love with them, stuffing my mouth by the handful is my style ;)

Cheers and hugs!

Lauren said...

mm how does she make raw chocolate?

wyldegirl said...

hello darling girl! gorgeous shoes. . . i haven't seen the movie yet (which is a testament to how incredibly crazy busy i am cause i'm a SATC addict!!!). . . but i heard disappointment from many others- and feel the same- have to judge for myself! i wish i could jet to your neighborhood for the evening and we could see it together!!

cheers for the mention. . . it's embarrasing to have people visit my blog now as i haven't updated it in Sooooooooo long. . . and i'm toying with a new hosting site, i'll let you know what happens with that.
love the blueberry thoughts and can't wait to snuggle down some warm evening as the sun is setting over the bay and catch up on your posts. . .
xo jenny

RawBin said...

Hey, Shannon! Willow and I would be glad to take you out for a SATC movie night! I want to see it, but I wasn't sure if I have to have seen most of the tv shows before I go. These were aired before I ever had cable. Also, that pick your own comment got me wondering, is there a pick your own around here?

shannonmarie said...

Thanks Jaime. You're lucky to have Rawleen as a friend. It sounds like you two had a great time despite the disappointment in the movie. My sister agreed about it being a little corny.

Holly, I want to go to a blueberry farm, too :-)

Alissa, it's nice to know someone understands my reason for keeping them.

Heathy, I've missed you, too. Your good review has perked my interest. I have to go see it for myself.

Kristen, now you've got me craving watermelon. Yum!

Lauren, I think Jenny posted a raw chocolate recipe on her site. I believe she gave one in her nut-free "peanut butter" cup recipe post.

Jenny, you must have known I was talking about you. How have you been? I wish you could go see it with me, too.

Don't feel bad about not posting as much. I'm just as guilty. At least you've been keeping in touch with everyone via Twitter. Rawbin has given me some updates.

Speaking of Rawbin, I'd love to go with you and Willow to see "SATC." When?

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Runnergirl said...

I made chocolate blueberry RAWffles and they are yummy!

I'm in organic,blueberry heaven.... :o)

Alissa said...

i went and saw SATC yesterday. i liked it. it was a guilty pleasure.

it's funny. now that the economy is bad, it seems almost dated in a way...

shannonmarie said...

Thanks Manuel. I stopped by your blog and left a comment. Unfortunately, I think it labeled me anonymous. Oops :-)

Holly, that sounds like heaven. Yum-O!

Alissa, your positive review gives me hope that I'll like it. Yep, I still haven't gone yet, but I will.

You're right about the economy. The movie doesn't exactly provide a realistic portrayal.