Friday, July 24, 2009

Lara Love, White Bean Bowl

Hooray for Friday! Another quickie tonight guys- sorry! I have to go pick Josh up at the airport :) :) !! I actually had a really great day! I had my performance review at work and I got a raise (yippee!!). After work, I came home and did a bit more cleaning and then headed out to teach Body Attack.

From class, it was onto the food store for my weekly food shopping. When I came home, I found a very fun package....LARAS!!!


Larabar sent me a sample of their new bars and a great little note:


The new flavors are German Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter & Jelly and Tropical Fruit Tart:


Thank you so much Lara! I have a fun plan in mind on how I'm going to sample all of the new flavors so look for that in the upcoming week.

I threw together a quick dinner by cooking up some white kidney beans in a bit of olive oil with some garlic. I threw the cooked beans on top of steamed broccoli with sun dried tomatoes and topped it all with a little Parmesan cheese and half of a toasted pita.

And...you guessed it....I also had some papaya and un-pictured almond butter (which is become a nightly tradition ;)).

Ok, airport time! Hope you guys are enjoying your Friday night!

39 comments:

lesley said...

Can't wait to hear about those lovely sounding new flavors of Laras!

Papaya and pb sound like a wonderful nightly tradition ; ) Have a great weekend, Erica!

VeggieGirl said...

I received the new flavors from Larabar today in the mail as well!!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

oh i'm waiting in anticipation for my delivery from larabars!!!

Lori said...

Congrats on your raise! So lucky to get those Larabars! I'll have to keep my eye out for the new flavors. The tropical fruit tart sounds amazing. Larabars are still my favorite at the moment. Have a great weekend and give Frank a scratch behind the ears for me!

Maria said...

Lucky! Let me know what bars you like. Congrats on your raise. I bet you can't wait to see your Josh! Have fun!

Krista said...

Bet you're happy to have Josh home!

Hope I can find those new Lara Bar flavours when I go to the States next week!

Mandy said...

congrats on the raise girl!!! thats awesome!!

SO jealous of your new larabars! can't wait to see what you do for the reviews :)

have a good night with your honey! glad he's home safe :)

Priyanka loves food said...

The lara bars flavors sound so good! Can't wait to hear your review about it!!

Esi said...

Congrats on your raise! (wish we got raises in my line of work). Glad you had a great day.

Anna said...

MAD jealous of your laras. I'm so psyched to try them once they hit stores!

And congrats on your raise! I'll raise a glass to that.

Deva said...

mmmmmmmmmm larabars are gooood!

thresholdofgreatness said...

Yay! LOVE larabars!

teresa said...

What a yummy dinner! Congrats on the raise!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Ooh PB & J sounds LUFFLY! I don't know how you didn't just rip those wrappers open girl - way to have some self-control :)
Congrats on the raise!!!!!

wholebodylove said...

I can't wait to see the review for the PB and J bar. PB and J plus Lara has to equal fabulously delicious!

ttfn300 said...

OOh, how exciting, congrats ;) and those new larabars? very exciting indeed, can't wait to hear what you think!

lilearthmuffin said...

You lucky duck! I havent even heard of tropical fruit tart, is that a new one? I cant wait to hear your reviews on them :)

Michal

CaSaundraLeigh said...

A raise is always fun!! Do I see more cute dresses and clothes in your future??! Lol! I recently just tried my first Lara bar and was impressed! =)

Holly said...

The PB&J bar looks to DIE for!!! I'm obsessed with anything PB&J. I hope they sell them at the stores soon?!

Congrats on your raise!! I think a celebration is in order. :-)

Lauren said...

The new falvors sound spectacular. I can't wait to hear what you think and try them myself. (I hear the PB and Jelly is out of this world!)

Have a wonderful weekend hun.

Angharad said...

Can't wait to hear what those lovely lara's are like! I also have white beans, brocoli and pita lurking in the fridge - I envision a very similar meal later on! Have a great weekend! Yay for your beau being back!

She-Fit said...

I've never tried larabars... I think i might just have to get me some.

Noodlegirl said...

Can you believe I have not tried a Lara bar yet I got to go find me some its not that easy to find it here in Ashland OR.

TamaliMama said...

Thanks for the comment on my post! The clean eating is awsome, I'm on day 5 right now and wow...the energy even while pregnant. You got me hooked on the larabars! :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Mmm those Laras look delish...and so does that papaya!!

Have a great weekend with Josh!

lilveggiepatch said...

YUM! The PB&J Lara is DELICIOUS.

Lauren said...

I saw these new Larabars on Tina's blog the other day... I'm so jealous you girls got a sneak preview ;). I can't wait to try them!

Julie said...

That fruit tart larabar sounds SO good :)

I am going to recreate your dinner some day in my life because it looks too good to not be done! Have a great weekend girl :)

insideiamdancing said...

Yay Lara! Can't wait to see what you do with them- I just ate them straight (and loved them!)

have a great weekend!

Jessica said...

That dinner looks so good!

Congrats on the raise! :)

Pam said...

Congratulations!

Your dishes look great!

www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

P.S. can anyone tell me how you get samples sent to you to try?

Thanks in advance!

fittingbackin said...

Hope you like the larabars - i've yet to have even one! I know! :)

vegetarianontherun said...

Yummm I can't wait to hear the review of the German Chocolate Bar!!! Have a great night!

Danielle C. said...

Yum, new Lara flavors! I can't wait to try the Tropical Fruit tart.

Jennifer said...

Ah the new Larabars!!! I cant wait to find!!

Sarah W. said...

I love how clean and simple your dinners are! very much eat to live friendly :-p I start tomorrow :) and have plenty of white kidney beans in my cabinet!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

those flavors sounds delicious!!

elise said...

i NEED to find that pb&j flavor!!!

Leslie said...

Lucky you to get some Laras!!!