My Sincere Apologies

40, I apologize. You told me all day that by early afternoon, the sky would clear, the sun would come out and the temperature would rise. I doubted you though. I even whispered “Pssssht. You suck,” to myself as I walked into a 1:00 meeting, skies still appearing miserable.

As I exited, merely a half an hour later, I had to totally eat my words because the skies had indeed gone from dreary to dreamy – yes! Right then and there I decided to opt out of happy hour and opt in to an outside run!

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4.5 miles in the sunshine followed by 20 pushups and 50 crunches. It was amazing and I even got a tan line on my legs from my shorts. A TAN LINE – yahoo! Ooo, I will say that my quads and calves were HURTin’ for certain during this run. The 8 Minute At-Home Cardio Circuits I did on Sunday totally rocked my lower body!

After showering, I threw open both the front and back doors to listen to the birds (I’m 80) and cook up some dinner. (Yep, the football is still out there…a watering can too…don’t judge!)

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Green beer or not, it’s still St. Patty’s Day, so I put a spin on the classic corned beef & cabbage to make a Rueben Pizza!


Rueben Pizza

Print this recipe!


1 personal size whole wheat crust

2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing

1/2 cup sauerkraut, drained well

1/2 cup corned beef, chopped

1/4 cup shredded cheese

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1. Layout your pizza crust.

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I got these at Super Target – there’s two to a pack, which is nice!

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2. Layer on Thousand Island dressing,

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corned beef,

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and cheese.


3. Bake according to package directions.


Presto – Rueben Pizza!


Mmmkay, I inhaled this.!!


Who wouldn’t love a classic sandwich, such as a Rueben, morphed into pizza form? ;)


Ok, I know there’s a lot of Rueben haters out there. I won’t try and persuade you to make this if you don’t like them, because it tastes exactly like the sandwich – except way more fun and fabulous!


And here’s the thing about sauerkraut – it’s pungent, people. Real pungent…which is why I LOVE it. Growing up we had it all the time with pork roasts, on pizza, etc, and I never thought anything of it. It wasn’t until around high school that I realized not everyone else liked it as much as I did!

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I get it, it’s got a pretty strong flavor that some can’t handle, however I’ll never understand how people who love pickles (cough, Ben, cough) can hate sauerkraut. It’s like pickles on crack – sour, crunchy, amazing!


I served some quickly roasted asparagus on the side. Misted with olive oil, sprinkled with garlic salt and roasted at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes with the pizza.


I think I’ve reached my green veggie quota for the day! :mrgreen:


If you love Ruebens, you will LOVE this pizza! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up from IGE!


My kitchen is in need of a deep cleanse, so I will be spending some quality, one-on-one time with it this evening! ;)

Have a great night!


What foods do you eat and love, that other people think are strange or gross?

I’ll give you one of Ben’s – he was inhaling bacon wrapped gizzards at Bacon Fest a couple weeks ago, and I thought I was going to lose it! (still can’t eat bacon yet, FYI!)

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  1. I’m not a huge fan of sauerkraut, but this pizza does look good!
    And I LOVE pickles:)

  2. I think that pizza looks amazing! Great idea!

  3. Kristin 03.17.2010

    I love – LOVE – eating lemons. I eat them like most (normal) people eat oranges. I think this obsession comes from my soccer-playing days, when one of my coaches used to feed them to us during halftime. He swore they opened airways. Not sure if that’s true, but I was hooked anyway!

  4. I love saurkraut too. I also love tofu if cooked right and my dad thinks its foul.

  5. I live in an America. Introducing Aussies to peanut butter, PB and apples–they are horrified until they try it :) The amount of PB&J virginitys I have taken is amazing.

    • AP 03.18.2010

      have they converted you to vegemite yet?

  6. I’m not a fan of saurkraut at all! I just can’t get into it…

    I would’ve gone running too :)

  7. Lauren 03.17.2010

    What a great idea for a Ruben! Love it!

    Most people think all my food is rather weird. It really doesn’t even phase me anymore so I can’t even think of a specific food off the top of my head. To me, I am completely normal and everyone else is so taboo! :)

    Happy St. Patty’s Day dear!

  8. Rswany 03.17.2010

    I might (as an impoverished, lazy college student) actually try to make this because ruebens are amazing.

  9. jen 03.17.2010

    mmm…. the pizza looks awesome!!

  10. AP 03.17.2010

    Just like the one they have at Fong’s today!
    Maybe a tiny bit healthier though :)

  11. a) that looks fantastic!
    b) I usually hate too… i’m hoping they’re wrong about snow on Sunday
    c) I eat vegetables, which my coworkers laugh at!

  12. Emily 03.17.2010

    That pizza looks amazing. Interestingly enough, I love sauerkraut and hate pickles. Figure that one out!

  13. Kate G. 03.17.2010

    I just have to tell you I did your 8 minute circuit (3x through) and i have been SO FREAKING SORE for two whole days no. With no end in sight… Ugh killer workout, everyone seriously needs to try it!!

    Pizza looks delicious, I’ll be enjoying some traditional corned beef tonight in the spirit of st.patty’s :)

  14. jen 03.17.2010

    I absolutely love sauerkraut too. I will definitely have to try that pizza! That’s a good point about the pickle thing. My hubby is the same way, he loves pickles, but won’t touch the kraut!

  15. Melissa S. 03.17.2010

    hahaha…nothing wrong w/ liking to listen to birds. i do too!

    and i don’t know what i like eating that others don’t…err…i’ll have to think about that one!

  16. Coworkers and friends are usually pretty grossed out by what I eat but everything’s very normal in the blogging world. Example- Green monsters! They are all disgusted by the fact I put spinach into my smoothie but we all know that it’s the ONLY way to make a smoothie! One by one I’m getting them to try it and they all love it! Pretty soon we’ll change the world lol!!

  17. Jenny 03.17.2010

    What a great take on a St. Patrick’s day feast!

  18. JodiS 03.17.2010

    I love LOVE sauerkraut! I totally understand where you’re coming from, I’ve eaten ever since I was little, I even have eaten it cold out of the can. Your Reuben pizza looks to die for, I can’t wait to try it.

  19. Jenny 03.17.2010

    I love Ruebens — but I especially adore “Rachels” — basically a Rueben but with turkey… most restaurants will make their Rueben a Rachel on requst :) (I know, I’ve asked!)

  20. Tay 03.17.2010

    OH! I’m going to look for those pizza crusts when I’m at Target! Are they in the bread aisle? And I eat lots of weird combos. Especially ketchup on all my veggies (especially cauliflower, green beans and broccoli). People think it’s disgusting and weird. But oh so good!

  21. I’ve never had sauerkraut, I’m not even sure what it is!
    I know most of my family think I’m weird for liking oatmeal and veggies so much…and they don’t get the PB thing either; but those are hardly unusual! I just love all food tbh :)

  22. Mine weird food would probably be Spam. I know, I know. I haven’t eaten it since I was a kid because there’s obviously no reason to eat strange meat out of a can, BUT I can remember exactly what it tastes like and know I would love it to this day! Mmmmm…served with some mustard! Haha..what kind of childhood did I have?!?

  23. RedTurtle 03.18.2010

    I thought I was going to have to get on the treadmill when I looked out of my office window around 4, saw the sun and couldn’t stop SMILING. :) Got to my most favorite trail and it might be the only time I smiled from ear to ear the entire 3 mile jog! So happy to be outside! I LOVE the sound of birds. I eat a lot of grapefruit, avocados & asparagus. My kids HATE them all.

  24. shannon 03.18.2010

    I’ve never met a vegetable that I didn’t LOVE. One of my favorites is brussel sprouts, which have such a bad reputation, but are SO good! I’m also a huge fan of tofu, which many people have a strong aversion to.

  25. Daisy 03.18.2010

    Sauerkraut was something i only tried a few years ago! I love it on hot dogs.

  26. Green monsters! My boyfriend thinks its disgusting haha

  27. Machelle 03.18.2010

    LOVE sauerkraut! Homemade is the best if you can score a jar…other wise Franks Bavarian Style is darn good. Can’t do gizzards…it’s like chewing the inards of a golf ball! Livers are good if cooked properly though. Gino’s has the best in town. I LOVE cottage cheese with a little squirt of mustard mixed in. Very Good!

  28. Cynthia 03.18.2010

    OMG!!! That pizza looks amazing! Great idea. I love, love, looooove sauerkraut.

  29. Machelle 03.18.2010

    I Love Spam too! Fried w/scrambled eggs! MMmmmm!

  30. Nicole, RD 03.18.2010

    Interesting idea with the kraut, but I think I’d like it!

  31. Kristine 03.18.2010

    That Rueben pizza looks amazing! I am def going to try that one night. Thank you so much for the recipe. I love reading your blog, it gives me so much inspiration for mine.


  32. Woah girl. That pizza is a work of art! What a beauty!

    Umm what do I like that’s weird? Maybe scotch eggs. I remembered my love of them on my trip home – but I’m sure they make some people want to vomit!

  33. Steve 03.18.2010

    Love sauerkraut. The other foods I love and always eat when available are pickled herring and oysters.

  34. Katie 03.18.2010

    I love sauerkraut. Especially homemade. Once you’ve had homemade sauerkraut you can’t go back to store bought stuff!

    I love pretzels and milk. It doesn’t sound too weird but I always get weird looks when dipping pretzels in my milk.

  35. Raw, uncooked tofu :-) I love to top my salads with it!

  36. What a very CREATIVE idea for a pizza, would of never thought of that in a million years…….looks good! =0

  37. healthy pizza 05.10.2010

    I love you blog! The pics are great and everything looks delicious! What an interesting take on pizza, looks like it would go great with a green beer. But on those nights you don’t feel like cooking try AC LaRocco Pizza, it’s a frozen healthy, nutritious, delicious pizza. You can find it in your grocers natural frozen food section … it’s so yummy my husband and I love it! Check out their website, you’ll be pleasantly surprised! And again, I can’t tell you how great your blog is!

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