ABU love

The most recent blog fad seems to be… PBU.

So I made ABU, with almond butter and chocolate soy milk.  I have a container of chocolate soy milk that I need to use (I don’t drink milk, soy milk, or any milk really… I don’t really eat much cereal and I haven’t been baking) so I decided to use that for this good cause.

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I changed it a little – 1 part almond butter to 3 parts milk – to make it more saucey and less creamy.  I blended it in my mini food processor.

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It was fabulous.

On kabocha.

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Plain.  It’s like a chocolate milkshake…

Sopped up with bread.

You must try it.  It cheered me up.  I am sad because Bobby is in Miami for the weekend and I miss him.  He’s spending quality time with his family though, and I’m happy about that.

The other day when I was feeling glum (Tuesday), I did something else to get happy.

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A pedicure!  My toes looked terrible before this.  I try to do my own pedis, but every once in a while you need to get a real one done at the salon.  I love the woman that I found (her name is Tina and the salon is Century Nails in Santa Clara – she rocks) and I go to her for everything.  Plus it’s cheap 😀

I have lots of yummy plans for today – yoga, reading, maybe an errand or two, and whatever else comes my way.  What are your weekend plans?  I think I want to check out a new yoga class, and I’m teaching on Sunday.

P.S. I made chayote!  I’ll post about it soon.  It was good.

P.P.S.  Coco tried doing a yoga flow on her own and SHE LOVED IT!  She also tried apple cider vinegar. What are you waiting for?

20 Comments on ABU love

  1. Cindy
    26 June, 2009 at 10:50 am (8 years ago)

    I made ABU this am too. I mixed almond butter and almond milk…than a banana, than an avocado…. than berries…. MMM

    so fun and YUM

    Your toes are so CUTE…mine could use a week at the salon. very neglected! is why i love my sneakers! :0

    I am going to spend a day (and night) with my Pops. Dad’s girlfriend is fretting over what kind of cake i want and what kind of things we eat etc….she is so cute…I love her to peices.

    I really really need some dad time! Plus I have a fun father’s day gift to give him. I made a memory book from My Publisher. I hope he likes it and I HOPE JD handles an overnight trip well. we need to get away!

    Happy Friday

  2. Shelby
    26 June, 2009 at 11:24 am (8 years ago)

    Mmm, chocolate milk with AB sounds AMAZING! I’ve got to pick some up. I think I would just drink it straight up, a milkshake sounds amazing right now.

    Cute toes! I haven’t gone in a long time to get my nails done. I usually do them myself…they never turn out as nice though.

  3. Annabel
    26 June, 2009 at 11:27 am (8 years ago)

    Hey! The PBU looks delish! I can’t wait to try it myself! 😀 You health food bloggers and your kabocha. I wonder if all the kabocha producers are just in heaven right now wondering how their little vegetable all of a sudden became a phenomenon! 😉 Your toes look adorable! No big weekend plans here, but I know it will be great! TGIF!

  4. Erin
    26 June, 2009 at 11:28 am (8 years ago)

    Mmmmm, I love ABU. Glad you made it!! Sounds great with chocolate.

  5. Maria
    26 June, 2009 at 11:47 am (8 years ago)

    Love ABU on kabocha! Yay for pedicures–I had my first one last saturday and it was just fabulous :D. Can’t wait to hear about the chayote. I think I’ll head over to my natural food’s market this weekend and get some acupuncture for my back. I tried the apple cider vinegar for a couple days but ran out :(. I think it was great and helped reduce the bloating I so often get. Must go buy another bottle at TJ’s! Hope you have a great daa\y!

  6. Lynn
    26 June, 2009 at 12:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Yummy ABU drink!!!

    Ok, where do you and everyone else buy the kabocha???? I cant find it anywhere 🙁

  7. Erin
    26 June, 2009 at 1:11 pm (8 years ago)

    Fabulous pedi! Great color too. That almond butter sauce looks fierce.

  8. Yasmin
    26 June, 2009 at 1:37 pm (8 years ago)

    Very cute pedi! I love treating myself once in awhile to a pedicure too. Perfect timing for summer sandals 🙂

  9. kailey
    26 June, 2009 at 2:13 pm (8 years ago)

    mm your ABU sounds so good 🙂
    ahh pedicures are so relaxing..or so I have heard, i’ve never actaully had one actually! haha
    oh i picked the ingredients to make the cheesecake you posted and im so excited to try it out!

  10. Emily
    26 June, 2009 at 2:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I tried kabocha the other day! I just steamed it, but I guess I steamed it too long, because it was a little too mushy. The taste was awesome though!

    Love the polish! I always do my own pedis because I have a thing about other people touching my feet. I love a mani, though 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Sagan
    26 June, 2009 at 4:07 pm (8 years ago)

    Pretty toesies! And I hadn’t heard of the PBU/ABU… great idea! Sound super good.

  12. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    26 June, 2009 at 8:02 pm (8 years ago)

    How did you not simply drink all that ABU at once? One sip, and I would have downed the entire thing, I just know it.

    Can’t wait to hear about your chayote adventures. Love your pretty toes. 🙂

    Bobby will be back very soon – enjoy your Maggie time.

  13. MarathonVal
    26 June, 2009 at 8:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Awesome idea – I havent seen the PBU concept in the blog world anywhere so I’m glad you are re-introducing it. I just bought some dark choc PB so that would be even more fabulous I can only imagine!!

  14. Alison
    26 June, 2009 at 9:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Huh…I hadn’t notice PBU yet. It sounds good, as does ABU. Actually, coconut milk would be a great addition – but wouldn’t help make the dish healthier.

  15. coco
    27 June, 2009 at 3:34 am (8 years ago)

    your toes look so pretty!!! I love pedicure!!! I tried my first pedicure two weeks ago and I think I can’t live without it anymore!!!
    ABU seems the latest blog fashion… I haven’t jump to the bagon yet… because I wonder how can you eat it since I never use anything for salsa.. but I guess I need to try it anyway!
    thanks for the shouting out!!! 🙂

  16. Leng
    27 June, 2009 at 8:48 am (8 years ago)

    I gave myself a pedicore last night also! My toes we straight out disgusting! This summer weather has gotten me wearing more sandals and more conscious of my feet. Now, I have pretty toes as well. 🙂

  17. CurlyTop
    27 June, 2009 at 9:09 pm (8 years ago)


    Seriously, when I created Pbu I knew it would be big… but I’m so, SO happythat you all love it so much. Makes me blush everytime I see someone mention it. 😀

    With Love,


  18. gliding calm
    29 June, 2009 at 8:15 pm (8 years ago)

    ABU! niceee. even better with the chocolate touch!

    hurray for pedicures!!!

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