Wednesday, January 13, 2010


HELLO OUT THERE!!!! Remember me? I hope you do!

I've decided, after a long hiatus, to start up Vegan
on Stage once again.
Ive really missed connecting with you all. Not only is it nice to be able to post my feelings and thoughts about my food choices, but it also keeps me focused on my goals.
During my recent Rockette season, I reintroduced some dairy products into my diet... Mostly just greek yogurt, and cheese here and there. I found it really difficult to find foods that would fill me, without making me feel full right before a show (if that makes sense) I was eating a lot of greek yogurt, and although it is ridiculously yummy, I
have decided that it isnt right for my body.

So once again, I am going to use my blog to get myself back on track!

For Christmas, my mom got me a Polar Heart rate monitor!
Im absolutely obsessed with it. Not only is it cute and green, but it really helps me keep track of what I'm burning and what my heart rate is.

Today I took a spin class with my mom, and then did an upper body lift.

Average Heart Rate:147
High Heart Rate: 170
Calories burned:750
Time lapsed: 2 hrs

Ok with all of that working out... it was time for dinner...and what better way to celebrate my re-entry into the blogosphere than:

1 small onion peeled and quartered
1 LARGE clove of garlic (or two small)
1 can of black beans
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1 teaspoon Chilie powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 tspn salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 cup whole wheat flour.

preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Put onion and garlic into my boyfriend (foodprocessor) and chop.
rinse beans and put them into a medium sized bowl and mash.(le
ave slightly chunky.. a little chunkier than refried beans)
add onion mixture and stirr.
add the remaining ingredients and Stir well.

Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with pam or lightly oil

make about 6 patties and spread accordingly on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes (or until crispy and brown). take out and turn
...cook for another 15 minutes.

ok friends!!!! thats all for now :)

xoxo Syn*


Millie said...

Nice to see you back. I hope you kicked off the new year full of great goals in life. If you would be intersted in some Caribbean Spanish Vegan recipes that will delight and fill up your tummy, try to take a moment to peek through my blog.

Tough Cookie said...

Hi, gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog and being so kind! Congrats on all of your wonderful accomplishments as a dancer. I'll be reading!

Dieting*Dancer said...

Glad you are back! I hope your season went well with the Rockette's. I came to see a show back before Thanksgiving. I also saw you on tv (pbs) doing an interview. That was so cool. You are gorgeous! Welcome back! =)

Lauren said...

So glad you are back!! :) Love those burgers! And I am doing super great!! Looking forward to more posts from you!

Debra said...

Good to see you back!
Cookbook giveaway on my blog!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style

Jess of Veg Out! said...

Welcome back! I was just thinking about you the other day & wondering where you've been! Those burgers look fantastic!

I have a Polar F6 & love it! It's so fun seeing how many calories are being burned off!

How many exclamation marks do you think I can use in this comment?! :)

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back girlie! The bean burgers look faaaaab :)

Amers said...

Welcome back. Miss you, and looking forward to following you this year!

Bianca said...

Yea!!!! We've missed you! I'm glad you're back to blogging...I kept your link in my blogroll cause I figured you'd be back. Those burgers do look and sound mighty tasty!

Vegan Fox said...

Actually, just came across your blog for the first time, but look forward to future posts. I just started a blog as a 2010 goal, as well. Glad to hear that you're back on the vegan track. Good luck!

ptgarner1 said...


this Christmas the kids and I made it to Ny for the first time and saw "your" spectacular. I havent had that much fun in forever. I was like a little kid sitting on the edge of his seat. the highlight of our week for sure.
I told the kids about some of your recipes we would try...while not a vegan...we need to eat healthier.
If sometimes you get worn out...try to remember the joy you bring to others...this was a Christmas we will talk about for years to come.


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Anonymous said...

Not sure if you still update this but I just came across your blog! Are your shoes vegan too that you wear as a rockette? I am a vegan actor and I am curious about how others navigate costumes and performing in relation to veganisgm. Please feel free to e-mail me at jenni.rempel [at] gmail [dot] com

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