Hey, that’s me with The Food Network’s Ellie Krieger. Admittedly not the most flattering picture of me, but I wasn’t about to make the woman pose over and over. I was at a press event last night for the T-fal ActiFry. All of the food was cooked in it, and I have to say, the fries were really good. I mean, yes, you can make a bunch of other stuff in it, but really it’s all about the fries. Of course, this particular event was manned by a professional cooking staff, so the real test will come when I actually test it out  for myself.

They made us little sample plates of meatballs, green beans with almonds (I have a hard time writing almandine, and not laughing), and fries. The food was way better than I went in thinking it would be. The fries and the beans were crisp, and the meatballs moist. I only tasted though, because I had a date later, and well, I’d prefer not to double-fist dinners.

Oh…and there was wine.

I swear I would have a six-pack (of abs, not beer) if I didn’t have so many alcohol laden events to go to. But, mmmm, wine.

I actually took the day off from work and had my hair done with a Keratin treatment. There are a lot of health claims and warnings pertaining to this treatment, so I would most definitely do your research before even considering it. Still, my hair is very thick, wavy, and almost down to my butt—with summer coming I was really looking to do something to make hair maintenance easier. It’s sort of unbelievable to me how straight my hair is! When the hair-dresser was done, I was like “It’s so flat.” I’m not used to not having to reign in my hair.

Then came the press dinner, then a date.

Breakfast


Whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and banana
Mango slices
(The more I read about high protein diets, the more I crave fruit. What can I say, I’m a rebel.)

Lunch


Whole grain bread with turkey pastrami and lite Swiss cheese
Salad with lemon vinaigrette

Dinner


Panini with fontina cheese, fennel, and artichoke