The Way to a Southern Girl’s Heart

by Nicci on 02/06/2010

Working two different positions at work is going great so far. I’ve been quite busy so excuse my absence from updating and reading.  I also did not feel the need to update the blog and bore readers with repeat meals.

Last night, I used virgin coconut oil to cook YUMMY chicken.

Yes! good ole fashion fried chicken.

The Way to a Southern Girl’s Heart

I’ve eaten 80% clean this week besides gobbling up the strawberry bread.  I have to say I rarely miss fried foods, but I can’t resist the smell and taste of fried chicken.

My first time cooking fried chicken and it was a success!

Chicken, green beans and a tomato/cucumber salad

French Toast on a Saturday


  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 tsp cinnamon
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 cup Almond Breeze
  5. 1 banana

Drizzled with agave nectar :)


A 3 mile run courtesy of Missy, in the cold. I initially bundled up for a quick walk in the park, but she insisted on running.  I left the camera at home but here she is afterward relaxing on the couch.  She’s got a sheet, we let her sit on…too much dog hair!

Can you tell she is tired?

Have a great Weekend!

Any Super Bowl plans, who are you cheering for tomorrow?

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Jocelyn February 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

aww your doggy is a sweetheart! <3

Katie February 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Aw, Missy is such a sweetie! I love your French Toast… I made pancakes for the first time in a LONG time this weekend; I love the idea of nicer breakfasts on off days!

fittingbackin February 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm

We didn’t participate in the super bowl! h aha I don’t even know who won. I know – i’m anti-american! eek!

the fried chicken looks awesome!

Tracey @ TropicalHappiness February 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Awwww, Missy is adorable! She’s so cute!
The chicken looks delicious. I’ve never cooked with coconut oil.

Diana @ frontyardfoodie February 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

Mmmm coconut oil! I use that for everything. Cooking, moisturizing, cleaning. The smell is so good and it’s soooo smooth.

Paige February 9, 2010 at 9:23 am

Oh my goodness..Missy is TOO cute for words.

Naomi (onefitfoodie) February 9, 2010 at 6:51 am


teh french toast looks amazing! I love it topped with fresh banana too!!

sophia February 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Well, I guess by now you already know that the Saints won! :-)

Man, you just reminded me I haven’t had fried chicken for goodness knows how long either!

Rebeca February 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Mmmm your chicken looks fab and I think fried chicken is totally necessary every once in awhile :)

French toast too!

*sigh* I wanna come over! Hehehe

Sues February 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Oooh I totally need to try coconut oil. But right now? I NEED that french toast!!

Shannon, Tropical Eats February 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

oh yum coconut oil sounds great! I love love love fried chicken. Your doggy is so cute, i bet she was worn out!

Kelly February 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

I love coconut oil! : )

Monique February 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

what a beautiful running partner you got htere! im a sucker for dogs!

the fried chicken look successful! mmm!

Laura Georgina February 8, 2010 at 6:06 am

That chicken looks deeeelightful! I would forego dessert for a month for a piece of that:-)

So glad to hear that the two jobs haven’t driven you crazy! I can’t imagine doing two at once. I’m currently doing a freelance online gig at night and, even though it’s just two to three hours a night, it’s nearly running me ragged… Maybe I just need some coconut oil to handle it as well as you :-)

Emily February 8, 2010 at 5:23 am

I use coconut oil all the time and sub it for regular oil or butter in baking, too. It makes cookies so delish, you should try it!

Nicci February 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I’ll have to try the coconut oil next time I bake some cookies or brownies.

sheila February 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm

yummy eats!!! your french toast looks really good! the hubby asked me the other day if I’ve ever had french toast and I told him no. I think i’ll make some this week!

Missy is adorable!!!

Erica @ Fashion meets Food February 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Hello! Just found your blog and I love it!!!!

The Brunette February 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Wow, both of those meals look so good! Purchasing Coconut oil wa an excellent choice. Makes everything taste richer!

Mari February 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Great run chickie! missy is such a cutie…

Erica February 7, 2010 at 6:55 am

Glad to hear the jobs are going well! That is really exciting! Great job on the workout and clean eating!! Don’t you feel like 100% better eating clean? I can always tell the weeks where I’ve done a good job eating clean and those where I have not. Your puppers is a cutie and I can totally relate to the dog hair issues- I feel like I vacuum 20 x’s a week. We’re having people over for the superbowl and I am excited! I’m not really pulling for either team but I think it would be cool to see the Saints win

diana (mymarblerye) February 7, 2010 at 6:03 am

Mmm….coconut oil sounds tasty!! BTW updating daily could be boring (my blog is an example tee hee) so I totally agree with you! I work today so I can’t watch the superbowl till 7 BOOOOO. Glad your jobs are working out for you!

Alison February 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Your dog is such a cutie! And now I am craving french toast with banana – thanks … lol :) I’m enjoying your blog!

caronae February 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I have officially just been inspired to make french toast for breakfast tomorrow :) I don’t really like fried foods too often. You totally balanced it out with the green beans and the salad!

Michelle February 6, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Wow your french toast looks great!!! It’s got me drooling and wanting french toast instead of dim sum for tomorrow morning! hahahah :)

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Jess (Fit Chick in the City) February 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I have got to try using coconut oil. I’m not cheering for anyone… oh the shame. ;)

pen February 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm


So, is coconut oil good for cooking most things? or does it leave a sweetish taste?

Nicci February 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm

It didn’t have a taste at all, but it smelled lovely. I split it into two jars. I use half in the kitchen and the other for body/hair! Love it as a moisturizer!

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner February 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Your eats have me drooling!

'Drea February 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm

You get an A for presentation. ;)

That trifecta of chicken, green peas and tomato/cucumber salad looks absolutely delicious.

Jolene ( February 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I don’t even know who is playing in the SuperBowl!! (Canadian :-) ) We have the Grey Cup in November, which is our version of the SuperBowl for the CFL.

Stephanie February 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Are you not in love with coconut oil?! Bc I sure am obsessed!!! Your dinner looks lovely and delicious too :)

Aside from putting a small spoonful of the stuff in my oats each day (sooo good), I actually use the Virgin Coconut Oil to wash my face at night now too – the stuff is seriously amazing!

Nicci February 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Stephanie-I love coconut oil!! Obsessed with it right now.

Lee February 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I think I am the only person in the world that didn’t like coconut oil. I just didn’t like the taste of my food that was cooked in it.

I’m not a football fan by any means, but I have some friends from Louisiana so I root for the Saints this year.

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