Friday, November 13, 2009

Gluten Free, Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Thank you (again) for all of the wonderful wishes on my first Body Pump tracks. My tracks went really well! I only fudged a little and did a good job poking fun at my own mistakes!!

Today has been go go go! Fridays are one of my flexible work days, so my day went a little something like this:
  • Woke up at 5:45, freezing. Turned on fake fireplace:

  • Did some work
  • Gave Frank a bath. Wrapped him up like a burrito so he would stay warm after his bath:

  • 45 minute spin class
  • Telecon for Work #1
  • Showered, updated choreography for Step next week
  • Telecon for Work #2
  • Drove into Charleston to pickup my race number and shirt for tomorrows 10 miler:

  • Updated choreography for Body Attack next week
  • Dinner date with Josh at Moe’s. I got the personal trainer salad with black beans, onions, peppers, salsa, cucumber, jalapenos and sour cream (sorry for the dark picture):

  • Joshers got a chicken burrito with chips and cheese dip (isn't he a cutie?):

  • Then Josh took me to Whole Foods (hooray) where we picked up some fun stuff including this:

I love Cool Whip but hate all of the artificial ingredients. I cannot wait to try this more natural version:

Now I'm about to cuddle up with Josh and get some sleep for my race tomorrow (ahhhh!). How was your Friday?


Alison said...

I'd like to try that tru-whip. I constantly see fun dessert recipes that call for Cool Whip, but don't make them because of all the funky ingredients.

Good luck at your race tomorrow!

The Purple Carrot said...

Fake or not, I LOVE fireplaces!!! :D

Ugh to Walmart ... amen to that!

The crustless pumpkin pie looks amazing, I'm definitely going to have to check out that recipe.

Have a GREAT race tomorrow, girl!! :)

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

So glad that your tracks went well!

Rock out that race tomorrow, girl!

Lauren said...

AH! Tru Whip!! I am so addicted to this stuff. Really, it's worth every penny.

Good luck tomorrow doll. You will run like a rock star! I can't wait to hear about it.

Love ya!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness!! Love the Frank burrito :) That is the cutest!!

I haven't tried Tru Whip... I always see it as Whole Foods but always been afraid to pick it up, in case I don't like it!!! Please let us know what you think :)

Had a good Friday... got a walk in with Heather (HEABS!) at lunch... and now I am lounging on the couch... trying to find some new work out videos to order and also a cupcake recipe for my friends birthday tomorrow... great combo, huh?

have a great weekend sweetie!

Molly said...

Good luck girly!!!
That pie looks delicious!
And Frank always makes me smile :)

Abby's Vegan Eats said...

I just typed out a long comment and it got deleted.. hope this is not a repeat!! ANywhoo, Ive never been to a Moe's BUT I heard they have tofu.. I need to check this place out asap. Your bowl looks yum!!

Im so jealous of your all inclusive trip in the spring.. how fun!! Whats better than being waited on hand and foot and eating till your hearts content? lol

Good luck in your race!!

Nicci said...

Good Luck with your race Erica!

Anne said...

Aww, your fake fireplace is so cute! And that pumpkin pie looks amazing. The truwhip looks good--I can't wait to hear what you think :) Rock that race tomorrow, girl!

Alison said...

Goooood luck tomorrow!! Can't wait for the recap, I'll be thinking about ya! GO GIRL GO!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

I love the burrito dog! Hope you get a good night's sleep for your race tomorrow :)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

The Frankster Burrito is one of the cutest things ever!!! AWWW.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

ps Good luck tomorrow!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

I'd like to try that tru-whip. Right now I have whipped topping in my fridge, but that looks super yum! What is in it?

Jessica said...

I'd love to try that truwhip. Your pumpkin pie looks great girl! :)

laura dishes said...

I can't wait to see your pics from the Folly Beach race! I grew up going to Kiawah and working there, so I love seeing pictures of anything on Johns/James Island.

Have a great race tomorrow! :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Have a FABULOUS race tomorrow!!

Josh's huge grin is priceless :)

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Holy heaven! It's pretty dangerous that you just introduced me to "tru whip" - I see a lot of containers in my future! I'm so happy they came out with something like cool whip without the artificial ingredients!

I love Frank wrapped up like a burrito :o) Good luck with the 10-miler tomorrow - you're going to rock it! And enjoy that pumpkin pie, too ;o) It looks amazing!

Priyanka said...

WF I am so jealous! I am really liking how you are trying so many variations with cooking!

lynn said...

tru whip looks intriguing! good luck tomorrow!

BroccoliHut said...

Oh I've had that Tru Whip! I loved it, but my dad (the true Cool Whip connoisseurs did not care for it at all! I hope you like it as much as I did.

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

i made a GF pumpkin pie, no bake, too! posted it about 2 weeks ago.

And tru whip..
Girl, save your moola. Soak 1c cashews, drizzle about 1/4 c agave and blend the heck out of it in a food processor or vita til it's whippy. Tastes BETTER Than cool whip. Vegan, GF, 100% natural. And easy!

But I'd like a slice of your pumpk pie!!!!

homecookedem said...

That pumpkin pie looks wonderful!! Especially since my husband has celiac disease... I will definitely have to check that recipe out! I love cool whip, so would love to try out that Tru Whip. I'll have to look for it.

Josh looks so happy!! :)

Good luck with your race!!!!! Happy Weekend!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

We always wrap my bulldog up in blankets too after a bath--too cute!

Oo that pie looks deeelish, you'll have to let me know how it tastes :o)

Maria said...

Good luck on the run. I know you will do great. We will not shop at Wal Mart. We HATE it! Great salad and the pie looks great. Have a fun day!

Julie said...

oh!! crustless pump pie is fo sho something I have got to try! Is it good enough to like bring to other people? hahaha

walmart is the spawn of satan but it's a gold mine for buying gum and popcorn kernels so I feel you girl!

hope you get some warmth in on your saturday!!

Pam said...

I am honored dear girl at the mention of my blog...thank you sweetie!

Hey, hope your race went well!

Josh and Frankster look like two happy campers....he he!

Your pie came out REALLY nice...let me know if you liked it! Awe, heck I know you and all the others!!

Have fun and enjoy!

vanillasugarblog said...

I hate errands that involve walmart too. ugh is right.
and thank you for that post on the tru-whip...I must try that. I love my berries with some whip, but hate cool whip as it's all a chemical-nightmare.

vanillasugarblog said...

GOOD LUCK with the race kiddo!

Holly said...

That pie looks SO good! I definitely want to try that!

Good luck on your race, girlie! I know you're gonna do awesome. Can't wait to hear about it!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I have never even heard of Tru Whip! Oh, I must check that out. I have banned Cool Whip in my house. Mr. GFE and Son are not happy. I haven't broken the news to my extended family yet, so having a great alternative would be good. I had planned on just making a gf/df ice cream for topping (and still might), but Tru Whip sounds good.

I'm so tickled you made my crustless pumpkin pie. Pam is a real sweetheart, isn't she? Looks like your pie came out great! Hope everyone enjoys it. :-)

Glad to find your blog! Frank and your guy are so cute. ;-)


Anonymous said...

id like to try that tru-whip! let us know how it is!

Therese said...

Pumpkin pie and cool whip? What a perfect post race treat!! Good luck this weekend!

~M~ said...

Frank looks all warm and happy :)

Jenna said...

love MOES!

Lizzy said...

Theres a more natural cool whip out there!? o how i'm so excited! let me know how you like it!

Naomi(Onefitfoodie) said...

how was your race girl??

yummm love the cool whip all healthified!! that would be delish on some fresh strawberries!

your doggy is sooo cute!

K from ksgoodeats said...

I hope you top that pumpkin pie with the cool whip! If so, that is my traditional Thanksgiving dessert. We make a bowl full of baked pumpkin - no crust needed :D

Josh looks so excited for his dinner, how cute! Love the Frankster!! I hope you did amazing in your race today - you're a great runner!

Have a great evening!

teresa said...

woooo hoooo, good luck on the race! i can't wait to hear how it goes. frank looks so cute wrapped like a burrito!

Lori said...

Ha! Your "fake fireplace" cracked me up. I have to agree with some other commenters. I love them fake or real. They are one of my fave things about the cooler months. That pie looks great! I need to try something different like that.

I hope the race went well today!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha, we have a fake fireplace too :)
Josh (AND Frank) looks absolutley adorable. He has a beautiful smile and perfect teeth. I love it!
I'm peepin out that recipe! Andrea and I need something for Thanksgiving!

Krista said...

what a busy day! Frank looks SO cute all wrapped up!

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

Aww...Frank is so adorable. I always wrap Niko up in a towel burrito too! haha

Kris | said...

Hey Darlin'! How are you??? wow I have never seen this True Whip before but it looks amazing!!

I bet you can use it on so many things.....I should look to see if it is here.

Great post! I hope you are well :)

Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets said...

The crustless pumpkin pie looks delish! I love the idea, but admit I love the crust! I make mine out of almond flour, or recently I experimented with a coconut crust that was yummy!

Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets said...

The crustless pumpkin pie looks delish! I love the idea, but admit I love the crust! I make mine out of almond flour, or recently I experimented with a coconut crust that was yummy!

Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets said...

The crustless pumpkin pie looks delish! I love the idea, but admit I love the crust! I make mine out of almond flour, or recently I experimented with a coconut crust that was yummy!

Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets said...

The crustless pumpkin pie looks delish! I love the idea, but admit I love the crust! I make mine out of almond flour, or recently I experimented with a coconut crust that was yummy!