First Ever VLOG, G-Free Bean Burgers, & More

For some reason I was sitting in front of my computer tonight and thought it would be fun to do a Vlog for the first time. ever. in EBF history. I turned on Photobooth, started chatting, and the video below was what I ended up with. I promise it’s not anything epic, but be sure to check it out if you want to see my new hair cut and hear in detail what I did today (it’s soooo exciting-haha) OR if you just want to hear what I sound like. And please feel free to laugh at me because for some odd reason my mannerisms don’t align with how I see myself conversing face to face. It’s kind of crazy.

So without any more explanation, I give you the first, and maybe last, EBF VLOG! (Depending on what you all think!?)

I wasn’t planning on doing a VLOG today so I have a plethora of pictures to post. Starting with my breakfast. A smoothie- in a bowl rather than a glass. It takes longer for me to eat it this way, plus I like topping it with a little granola and I don’t have straws big enough for all that.

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Today’s mix had about 1 cup of frozen strawberries and cherries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup water, 2 tbsp. Nutiva hemp protein powder, and 1 tsp. Ormus SuperGreens. I blended everything and topped it with locally made walnut cranberry granola.

The smoothie fueled me through my PT appointment and a quick stop by Target for ONE item. One turned into seven and I left $50 poorer- I still can’t fathom why this always happens to me?! So after the little shopping spree I met up with a friend for lunch at Ellwood’s hot bar. Nothing you haven’t seen before – greens topped with veggies, some bean salads, and one “new to me item” in the back right hand corner- mashed celery root.

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Turns out the celery dish was very tasty- similar to mashed cauliflower or mashed potatoes with a nice mild celery taste. I’m actually not a huge fan of celery, but the celery root mash was delicious. If you’re curious about it, I found a recipe that looks like fun here.

I had an Honest Tea to drink. Since it’s been so hot here I’ve been on a iced green tea kick. This was actually my 4th green tea in 2 days!!

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I’ve also gotten myself hooked on this liquid deliciousness.

Coconut Water

Coconut water! I talked Isaac into trying it out in place of Gatorade when playing Ultimate frisbee. It’s all natural with no added sweeteners, in addition to containing the five key electrolytes: magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium, and calcium. We’ve had some in the fridge over the past couple days and I’ve been drinking a bit after my workouts. Now Isaac and I both are starting to love it!

As I mentioned in the VLOG – I made gluten free bean burgers tonight using my standard black bean burger recipe.

Tonight’s version didn’t have jalapenos (we’re all out) and had 1/2 cup of chopped carrots added.

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I used the Mary’s Crackers Savory Blend Cracker Crumbs I won via Twitter!

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Random Tip: I’m keeping the rest of the parsley fresh in a cup of water – per the How to store fresh herbs in vases article I recently read.

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I love that fresh herbs will keep longer this way, plus having them sit out on the counter will surely remind me to put them to good use.

Cooking the burgs.

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Finished product.

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My burger tonight, topped with a little ketchup, of course.

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Isaac and I both really enjoyed our burgers. Mary’s g-free cracker crumbs ended up being a great sub for the standard bread crumbs. This batch was full of flavor and held together nicely. I promise they’re much better than the frozen patties you’ll have at the store – and cheaper to boot.

Alright, I’m off to sweat sleep the night away. πŸ™‚

-Brittany

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  1. I relayed like the VLOG. I would have been nervous but you did great! Let us know what you think of the book!

  2. ahhhhhhhhhhh EBF live and on my computah screen!! I loveddddddddd the vlog!! So fun to hear you/see you in ZE FLESH! Amazing!!

    The burgers look fantastic!!!
    And im linking to one of your cookie recipes in my next post!! πŸ™‚

  3. Loved the vloggity! Your hair looks great!

    Can I request that on your next vlog you take us through one of the recipes you feature? I mean you could speed it up and voiceover, but I’d love to see how you prepare some of your recipes step by step.

  4. I loved the vlog! Maybe this is weird to say, but it was kind of brave of you- the whole idea of it is kind of scary to me. Or maybe I am just a pansy. πŸ™‚

    Your hair is adorable, too!

    Have a fantastic night, love!

    • Thanks lady. I was scared too. Hence the reason that this is my first vlog and I’ve been blogging for 2 years!! I almost didn’t post this one because I don’t think it portraits my “in-person” personality correctly, but it’s the EBF me I guess. haha

  5. So I’ve been reading your blog for months. I get it sent straight to me email but I always click on the link to come read it on the site. I read quite a few food blogs but have never commented on one before.

    I just have to say you are so adorable! I had some image in my head of how you would sound and act and while this was totally different, I liked it! Just wanted to say I like the Vlog idea and the video was very endearing πŸ™‚

    Sincerely,
    Nicole

  6. Oh, I wish I had seen the ”herbs in a vase” idea before yesterday. I had some cilantro that was going bad, so I tossed it. I love veggie burers, especially homemade. I like the Vlog, can’t wait for another one.

  7. hot hair!!! omg! love it down! love the layers!

    btw so appreciate ur voice matched what i thought it would be hehe just had to let u know. love ur vlog!!!

    lol “im getting older.. dont wanna talk about it” hehe. yes to ur question if u should vlog more. πŸ™‚

    hopefully the book is good, i mean it looks promising.. but book covers can be decieving of course.

    have a great monday <3 xoxo

  8. Love the vid girl, too cute! Those burgers look great too πŸ™‚ Coconut water is seriously a miracle worker, it’s also good after a “long night out” if ya know what I’m sayin πŸ˜‰

  9. I love the vlog!!! It’s always so nice to see and hear these. It always makes you seem more real. LoL if that makes sense! πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a wonderful week love!

  10. I love the VLOG, so refreshing to see the “real blogger” in their environment. I love the new ‘do, so cute! Those black bean burgers look ridiculously good too!

  11. I love your VLOG… it is totally what I imagined you sounding like!! I really hope that you decide to do what is best for you. I also think that having a post dinner snack is awesome and that you dont restrict your food just because that is what you are “supposed” to do to lose weight!! πŸ™‚

  12. You are so adorable!!!!!!! And that vlog was great–make more! make more! I like the new ‘do….totally diggin’ the messy look–reminds me of summa time πŸ™‚

    DEFINITELY making those black bean burgers this summer! I just gotta face my fear of somehow messing up the recipe/not blending it right and just do the damn thang! They sound amazing–especially with added jalapenos!

    But ahh 25 is still very young! I can’t believe we’re only a couple years apart and yet you have a real ADULT life and i’m just a college student….it’s crazy to think that i’m entering the “real world” in just 2 or so years!!

    Have a great night, hope you enjoyed your post-dinner snack! I can’t go a night without having one either πŸ™‚ xoxox

  13. OMG – your video put such a smile on my face! I love your new haircut, gorgeous! So happy to hear your voice…I feel like it has been AGES! Can we fix that this week?

    The bean burgers look phenomenal and I love what you did with the fresh herbs! That really must liven up the room. Love the Mary’s Gone Crackers bread crumbs, too!

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