Food Foolery!

I’ve been keeping a secret from all of all of you.

Top Secret Information

I don’t typically share much about my personal life, but I just had to get it off my chest. Perhaps it will help with “closure”.

I had been dating a public figure for the past nine months.

Key word: HAD.

Unfortunately, our relationship recently fizzled. He turned out to be the BIGGEST TOOL in the box!

Zac Efron and GiGi Dubois

In order to sooth the “pain” of my severed relationship, the Food Pervert thought it would be best to drown my sorrows in… What else, FOOD! She is pretty perverted in that department after all.

Fluffy carbohydrates and silky smooth fat are utter perfection when it comes to cheering up those “down in the dumps” feelings, right?

Sad GiGi about to eat

That’s why Tara and I decided to make bagels and cream cheese… From scratch!

Meat Bagels with Tara and GiGi

To hell with all my intolerances and allergies, I am sinking my teeth into sadness slaying refined carbohydrates!


  1. I wasn’t dating a public figure, hell I haven’t been in a relationship in: Okay, I’ll keep that one a secret – Ha Ha!
  2. Drowning your sorrows with food is NOT a healthy way to get over an ex.
  3. We didn’t actually make bagels and cream cheese… Check out the latest video for what we ACTUALLY MADE!

Holy (MEAT) BagelsBatman!! HA! See what I did there??

So how can YOU recreate these mirror images of the real deal? Below is what you need!

Meat Bagel with Parsnip Cauliflower Puree - Bagel and Cream Cheese look alike!For the “Bagel”:

For the “Cream Cheese”:

To Make…

1. Mix the meat, cilantro, egg whites, garlic, paprika and pepper together.

2. Mold into a bagel pan and bake in oven set at 380 degrees for 20 minutes.

3. When meat cooks, steam cauliflower and parsnips (6 minutes). Then blend with chicken broth until smooth.

4. When meat it done, let cool for a minute, then smear the cauliflower and parsnip puree on one “side” and top with the other meat bagel half!

5. You can get pervy too and add extras like bacon, avocado and tomatoes!


  • What kind of bagel do you do back flips for?
  • Do you think Zac Efron and I would make a cute couple?
  • Who do you think the biggest TOOL in Hollywood is?
  • Have you ever had a parsnip before? I never had one prior to this creation!
  • When you’re feeling a little dejected, how do you cheer yourself up?
  • Would you eat at Tara and my Meat Bagel shop? What kind of bagel would you order?

Meat Bagel, upclose and personal! Linked Up To: Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party; Fit Tip TuesdayΒ ; Waste Not, Want Not Wednesday; #StrangeButGood;


  1. HAHAHA! I really believed you! And I was trying to guess who it might be! And just how public he was. And what in the world he did! This is awesome. You and Zac Efron would actually look great together now that I think about it. You should go for it.

    • AH ha ha ha ha!!! Why THANK YOU Amy πŸ˜‰ Now let me get in contact with his publicist and make this happen, lol! While I do that, I’ll eat a bagel! ha ha!

  2. Hhaha I was like no waaaaay. This girl is such a prankster and it issss April Fool’s after all.. My favorite bagels are ‘everything’ aka the worst kind for you haaaa they are so good! I haven’t had them in forever though.

    • DUDE EVERYTHING Bagels are the BOMB! I would sooooo make them with meat πŸ˜‰

      And I wish it weren’t April Fools right now, LOL! However, that would mean I would be grieving over breaking up with Mr. Efron, but instead I would still like to be linked up! lol.

  3. Which kind do I back flip for? I don’t eat bagels. Nope. ((insert snobbery here))
    But your version looks hot-damn good.

  4. You are too funny! Even though you may have never dated a celebrity… you totally COULD! :)

    • Why thank you Rachel……… I am working on it, ha ha ha aha h ha h! πŸ˜‰ Gotta call my publicist today and see what we can work out – LOL! Because lets be real, relationships in Hollywood are all arranged! πŸ˜‰

  5. LOOOOOVE how you all play with your food! This is such a creative and tasty-lookin’ idea for a bagel!
    I’m all about my lox and cream cheese bagels so heck…why not have a meat bagel with salmon on the inside. =D!

    • DUDE YESSSSS! Lox on this turkey bagel…. AW MAN! I think I want to make it for lunch! I LOVE MY BAGEL BAKING PAN!! Come back to LA so we can play with our food together!! πŸ˜‰

      Did that sound dirty??

  6. Dang, girl! I actually believed you! :) And oh my goodness, your photo with Zac Efron…the best and funniest ever! But about this recipe, this looks seriously delicious! Wow.

    • Ha Ha! I laughed so hard at my epic Zac Efron photo creation!!!! IF ONLY it were real… But hey, if I set my mind to it, I can accomplish ANYTHING, right???

  7. you are a riot

  8. Nice April Fool’s joke! haha. I’ve had a celebrity crush on Zac Efron for the longest time.
    And, nice bagel idea. =)

    • Oh you and me both!! Lets get in line, ha ha! I’ll bring the meat bagels because we might be in line for a long time, waiting for our turns! πŸ˜‰

  9. Love your April fool joke. I don’t do back flips for bagels since I probably end up in the hospital trying HA! and I never eat gluten or very few grains. Don’t know much about Zac Efron or pay attention to Hollywood Stars. I have eaten parsnips before but it been a long time and I use music to help me when I feel rejected. Great recipes. Visiting from Healthy Happy Green & Natural Blog Hop!

    • Ah ha! Oh I would def end up in the hospital as well, and bagels are just not worth it to me! LOL! However, these meat bagels might be!!!! πŸ˜‰

      Thank you for visiting, off to check out your blog now!

  10. FREAKIN’ AWESOME! LOVE this, funny girl!

    • πŸ˜€ YAY!! I am glad you’re excited about this recipe, or perhaps my break up with Zac? LOL! I cannot wait for you to try this recipe – YOU MUST! And you must report back on how you like them!

  11. I love this idea – reminds me of home..NJ/NY which is bagel central. Of course as a protein/veggie girl, I like your idea a LOT better.
    I kinda thought you might be too good for Zac Efron? I do like him, though! Confession time: I used to watch “Summerland” and he was just a kid in that! A nerdy kid too!

    • Dude OOOOOOOO! So I used to live in CT. We would get these HUGE brown paper bags filled with bagels. I don’t even know where they came from, but man… My mouth did some DAMAGE!! ha ha!

      Summerland huh? Maybe I should check it out – however, I’d rather see Zac all manly and delicious than nerdy, hah ah!

  12. LOVE the meat bagel…not sure about the parsnip puree but…I’ll try anything once. Step one: get bagel pan!

    • I had never tried parsnip before in my life before mixing it with cauliflower – it’s legit delicious! It tastes a lot like a carrot! And smells like one too!

  13. You totally fooled me! Although I am a little disappointed they’re not real bagels. I love bagels…mmmmmmmm :)

    • Oh I know you do! πŸ˜‰ maybe on Friday when we’re filming our tips, we can make meat bagels for lunch!!! Just a thought!

  14. Oh – you totally fooled me. I was over here feeling bad for you and your break up!
    Glad you are stuffing a broken heart!!!
    Nope – I’ve never had a parsnip. I like the idea of meat bagels – far more protein!!!

    • Exactly! :)

      And thank you for the sympathy!!! I now I can count on you if I am ever truly dealing with a break up! LOL!

  15. That’s freakin’ genius!! Like, SERIOUSLY!!!

    • I thought of you the entire time I was shoving all of these bagels in my face!!!!!!! You need to make these but with beef or lamb or venison and post it on your blog and dedicate it to me! πŸ˜‰

  16. Oh this is FANTASTIC… And totally fits my personal way of eating (gluten, grain, and dairy-free)!!! I’m sharing this on my FemFusion FB page right now — a great little LOL for April Fool’s Day.

    This morning we did the frozen cereal trick for my son… Stuck his bowl of cereal in the freezer and saw what happened as he tried to take a bite. πŸ˜‰

    Love April 1st. πŸ˜‰

    • YAY!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED that you like the idea!!!!! :) I cannot wait until you try them and let me know what you think! You better.

      And OMG what did your son say??!?!?!?! That’s too funny! It’s too bad that April 1 is only one day of the year… Or is it? lol.

  17. Your “click here for step by step instructions” isn’t linked to anything – I feel jipped! πŸ˜› Jk it looks like a serious bagel wtf lol I must be trippin’ – and still no sugar say whaa.. well, except for this smoked chicken they snuck it into the ingredients list for shame.. It was still good πŸ˜‰ The mornings are the worst no matter what but baby steps. :) Happy Tuesday and you can do better than Zac Efron he looks like a dork πŸ˜› -Iva

    • Ah ha ha! Thanks for catching that – I FIXED IT πŸ˜‰ It was part of the April Fool’s JOKE – I swear! LOL!

      I am so pumped that you’re still on the NO SUGAR!!! Did you try the butternut squash?! You gotta try a meat bagel soon… Oh shit, I am so going to meat bagel it but mix it with butternut squash puree! That sound like a Thanksgiving Meat Bagel… GAH! My head is going to explode from the awesome ideas I have! LOL!

      And Zac may look like a dork, but in the sack, the only dork there is his huge…. Exactly! (Dork = Whale’s Penis) LOL! – JUST IN CASE you didn’t know!

  18. I’ve had parsnips a couple of times. Wasn’t just in love with them. Of course, it could be how they were prepared. I haven’t had a bagel in eons. I always like them with blueberries though.

    • I haven’t had parsnips alone, but when I mixed them with cauliflower and chicken broth and the herbs and spices included in my recipe – BOOM, it was delicious! I ate the whole bowl of puree after Tara left, LOL!!! Blueberry bagels? I COMPLETELY forgot about those, I feel like they could be considered muffin bagels! LOL!

  19. haha I knew that was April Fools right away!! And oh my, that cauliflower cream cheese is such an amazing idea…I bet it is wonderful! Drowning sorrows in food too sometimes is a good idea, haha :)

    • HA Ha! OH THANKS LADY! So you’re saying I couldn’t get a sexy celeb like Zac Efron to date me πŸ˜‰ AH HA HA!

      Let me know how you like the cauliflower, parsnip “cream cheese” if you try it! You can really slather it on anything. I was dunking some bell peppers into it the other day actually, delish! You could even add some coconut oil to give it a bit more creaminess!

      • No!! Not at all girl!! I was just seeing SO many April Fool’s jokes all day that I just knew you would be up to something, lol!! πŸ˜‰

  20. Meat bagels sound awful, but the LOOK wonderful!! I am all over that puree though, that’s my kinda cream cheese!! YUMMMMMM I WANNT get creamy all over my body. I think you said “I think” one too many times…I think…

    • BAHHHHHH HA HA HA AHA HA HA AH AHA HA HA AH AHA HA! of course you would say this!!! But that’s why I love you – opposites attract!! Although, we aren’t really all that opposite as we’ve found out – LMFAO. At least… I THINK SO? πŸ˜‰

  21. Love it! I was thinking, “Oooo who could it be???” :) Also, those ‘bagels’ look SO good. I’ve been craving meat lately and these look like they’d hit the spot. Yum yum.

    • I am glad I had you thinking πŸ˜‰

      AND – THESE WILL DEFINITELY sooth your meat cravings!!! πŸ˜‰

  22. I was sure you were his secret girlfriend, until I read on TMZ that his secret GF was bad for him, and I KNOW that YOU would not be bad for any lucky guy!!

    My parents owned a bagel shop for a few years! My mom did radio commercials for it (The Bagel Place), and my dad the doctor worked the board and made sandwiches on weekends! He could really slice it thin, lol!!

    That bagel you two made is an art piece!

    There is no rejection or dejection that the perfection of Baskin Robbins can’t fix!

    I think a younger version of Johnny Depp would be a better fit for you.

    • I would be such a good influence on Zac. I mean he struggles with drug/alcohol addiction and the only drug I am addicted to is EXERCISE and if salmon is considered a drug, then that too! LOL!!!!

      OKAY – Dr. J, I am going to keep on saying this until it’s published but WHERE IS YOUR BOOK!?!?!? LOL! You seriously need to compile ALL of your stories, NOW! A Bagel shop??? I bet you can still smell the deliciousness!

      And hmmmmmm I should keep my eyes open to a younger J. Depp! Too bad he prob won’t be straight. LOL!

  23. I’m just happy the bagel isn’t an April Fools! Looks di-freakin-VINE!

  24. OMG – the cream cheese!!! I LOVE cream cheese. Creamy goodness and meat. Mmmmm…

    • Slather this “cream cheese” all over just about ANYTHING, or even yourself – it will ALWAYS TASTE GOOD!

  25. OK, I almost clicked off when I found out it was not a real bagel! JUST KIDDING – I would never do that to you BUT you know my love of bread! :)

    I make turkey meatloaf ALL the time! I meed to buy a bagel pan & do this! DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think all guys are missing out not having you on their arm! :)

    • Ah ha ha aha h! You would have for SURE clicked out of my blog if this was a Meat Cookie – LOL!!!! Perhaps that will be my NEXT creation! πŸ˜‰

      And thank you for the man compliment – Ugh, if only…… My dream man would come into my life soon!

  26. Wow you had me there for a minute, I think you and Joe Manganiello would have a blast together. I need sesame bagels once in a while or I will feel lost. “GT ” sandwich shop would be a great way to introduce the meat bagel to the world. The possibilities are endless with this so I hope to see more. I like parsnips in soup but this is would give the Cauliflower a little zip. I like to look at photo’s from the Hubble Space Telescope, it makes everything seem so small. I would order the Perverted Sirloin bagel with asiago cheese and bacon bit’s toped with sliced avocado and jalapeno.

    • Oh GT Bagel Shop is so in the works! We couldn’t be more excited. I already have the menu written up! ha ha ah! Now I need to find some high quality meat suppliers! And your perverted sirloin bagel is most certainly on the menu, what would you like to call it?! We can name it after you!!

      I actually met Joe before – he’s quite the catch πŸ˜‰ If only we could cross paths again!

      • I think the Perverted Sirloin is cool, it could be topped either naughty or nice. Don’t forget Brittnay, you must make lentil bagels for her.

  27. Lol love it!! I can’t remember the last time I had a bagel and cream cheese. Hmm. These meat ones look fab!!
    Wonder how I could recreate a bread and dairy version though, now you’ve got me thinking! I don’t eat gluten and dairy=icky for my tummy so HMM. You’ve got my wheels turning!!
    (PS I am lucky today… no one has yet to pull a prank on me. Knock on wood!)

    • Me neither! Oh my, racking my brain, it really had been like 15 years since I ate a bagel, so weird – and clearly showing my age right now LOL!!!!!

      And yes! RE-CREATE IT! I challenge you to a bagel making competition! I showed you my bagel creation, now you show me yours! LOL!

      And the day is almost over – any pranks pulled?

  28. This recipe looks seriously legit. My boyfriend is the biggest bagel lover, do you think I could trick him into eating this? I can’t keep sweating bullets trying to keep calm while he devours his bagel & cream cheese smear! I’m packing this instead- the bagel shop won’t be offended right?

    • OMG serve him up one of these and HOPEFULLY HE CAN LIVE WITH THE REPLACEMENT – I mean… Men love MEAT don’t they!? COMMON NOW πŸ˜‰ And yes, bagel shops will be offended but that’s a small price to pay!! ha ha.

  29. I never know where your posts are going to lead….well….I know that it will be about food but it’s still a surprise. I tried parsnips for the first time a few months ago and was underwhelmed. Maybe I’ll try out this recipe and see if it changes my mind.

    • My posts are like a Labyrinth! πŸ˜‰

      I never had turnips prior to this recipe, so I am unsure how they taste SOLO… Perhaps they’re better as a duet or trio, LOL – so hopefully you like them in this puree mixture because I certainly did :)

  30. I do BACKFLIPS for an EVERYTHING bagel. Toasted. With Cream Cheese.

    And the biggest tool in Hollywood might just be Zac Efron himself…Glad you got over that one in a hurry πŸ˜‰

    • OOOO man! I just had the most stunning image of a crisp, toasted to perfection, bagel…. Warm, smeared with cream cheese – MMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

      Oh no, the biggest tool in Hollywood is definitely a tie between: John Mayer & Kanye West! LOL!

  31. you are soooo creative! i gotta try this, and i’m not JOKING

    • I am fainting………………………………………………… Okay back! For you not to joke… That tells me that I truly impressed you with my kitchendry skills! πŸ˜‰

  32. Haha good one! Thanks for linking up with us today! Man I haven’t had a bagel in forever!!

  33. I don’t care what it is, it looks and sounds delicious! Meat bagel here I come!

  34. That’s my kind of bagel!

    • Oh me too! I am going to experiment with variations – poppy seed, sesame seed, onion, the WORKS :) Or wait, I think that’s an “everything bagel” LOL!

  35. Ahhhh! Happy April Fools!! You got me, and you would totes look great with Mr. Efron, although maybe he is a tool?! Oh, and this recipe looks TO DIE FOR! Can’t wait to try it! Lovvvvvve your posts!

    • I need to get my hands on Mr. Efron, ASAP – I think I will send him this picture and tell him, HEY DON’T WE LOOK LIKE A HOT COUPLE – And then he would probably call me a stalker and have the cops banging down my door, LOL!!!!! But then I will feed them meat bagels and they will ditch their donuts and lose 20 pounds, LOL!

      Hope you love this recipe, I am drooling just thinking about it :)

  36. haha

    now that is our kind of bagel :)

  37. yes love parsnips!
    and you two are too funny! and we do think you and Zac would be cute together πŸ˜‰
    sign us up for these bagels!!

  38. I have to admit, I kind of wish it were true because knowing who was a huge tool would be fun :). The bagel is not toooooo out of the box (at least in our crazy blogworld), but that cream cheese is SO creative! Loving it!!!

    • Oh Meg, I have LOTS AND LOTS of dirt on Hollywood Big Wigs, WHAT do you want to know?! LOL! And I know soon enough, I will know whether or not Zac is a tool, LMFAOOOO!!!!! – If not through my own experience, through someone else’s! πŸ˜‰

  39. OMG, those meat bagels look like the real think. I LOVE how fun these are! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday, ladies.

  40. I think I’ll just stick with the real thing, thank you very much. Well almost. That would be bagels and VEGAN cream cheese :-). I have no fear of the (occasional) refined carbohydrate!

    • Ah ha ha ah! Do you have a good vegan bagel brand?? Do you happen to know a good vegan and gluten-free brand? My brother cannot eat eggs or dairy and cannot have gluten either – So your advice would be greatly appreciated Debbie! :)

  41. Ummm. I totally fell for that. DANGIT!

  42. Ah, ha,ha,ha! I think you and Zac Efron look cute together! I’ve never had a parsnip before. I’m going to have to try one now. I like to read and transport myself to another world when I’m feeling down. Have a great Wednesday!

  43. YES. YES. YES.

    You were right. Love it. Meat bagels and cauliflower cream cheese is actually the real brad and ange.

    • He He He! I knew it!!! I thought of you the entire time I stuffed my face full of this CARB-FREE “fluffy” bagels! πŸ˜‰

  44. I really believed you! I reread it a few times to see where the joke was. Then I realized it was April Fools! You got me. And you got me with the recipe. Whoa!

  45. you know I LOOOOOVE!!!!

    • Yes I do! I cannot wait until you make them!!!! And please please let me know what you think, I am so curious! :)

  46. Hahahah I love it! Your videos always make me laugh! For an april fools joke, a pretty tasty bagel came out of it! Yum! I am not gonna say my favorite bagels, because thats just mean :) So you can just assume I said meat bagel of course :)

    • I am so happy my videos make you laugh!!!! πŸ˜€ And it’s April 2, so I know you’re not FOOLING ME! LOL!

  47. MEAT BAGELS?!!!

    • You got that right!!! πŸ˜‰ We’d def make them to fuel our CRAZY CRAZY ADVENTURE OF A DAY when we finally meet! LOL!

  48. LOVE THIS! jonny would go craaaaazy for this meat bagel!!! maybe i’ll be a nice wifey and whip it up someday….

  49. I was falling for all of it! But the real deal is better — meat bagels! You know I would totally use beef though ;- )

    • Well, YES!!! You can use ANY MEAT you want πŸ˜‰ I think next go- I am going to do OSTRICH!! woo woo! Time to get freakkkyyy lol!

  50. Come on now, GiGi, time to step up your celebrity dating game! And by step up I mean: get yourself a -real- guy who doesn’t get ID’ed any time he wants to buy you a drink.
    Wait, you did never try parsnips before this time???
    Girl, we need to meet up to cook – and find some hot VIPs to date. You know Adam Levine’s mine but I’m sure we can find a suitable match for you, too.
    Oh, and here’s another parsnip idea:

    • AHHH HA HA AH AH AHA HA AHAH AHA! Alright, I will break up Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – Ah ha! NOW HE is a REAL MAN πŸ˜‰ So watch out for me in the tabloids soon labeled: HOMEWRECKER! lol.

      However, I wouldn’t be a homewrecker if I made your FLIPPING AMAZING Parsnip Lasagna!!

  51. MMMMM These look amazing!! How do you come up with all of these awesome-sauce ideas!?

  52. That might be the most creative “bagel and cream cheese” take I’ve ever seen… very intriguing! I love bagels- especially everything bagels, but with butter not cream cheese. My comfort food is usually a bowl of (sugary) cereal. I think it reminds me of simpler times/childhood, plus it’s basically dessert.

    PS you can do better than Zac Efron. And I agree with above comment that John Mayer is the biggest tool in Hollywood.

    • OOOOOOO don’t even get me started with melted butter on a toasted bagel. AW MAN, look at what you’ve done! LOL!!!! So much tastier than Zac will ever be! πŸ˜‰

  53. Yes I have used parsnip and love it…I am one of those who will dive into a bag of chips or something unhealthy when down in the dumps..You got me! I am so amazed by these bagels and this recipe!! Fanfriggintastic Gigi :)

    • Maybe you can sink your teeth into these when you’re down in the dumps now? They will totally perk you up and leave you feeling AMAZING – not crappy like those chips! πŸ˜‰

  54. OH MY GOD THIS IS GENIUS. I want to make a rendition on my bloggggg!

  55. You and Zac would make the cutest couple! πŸ˜‰

    So true, drowning your sorrows in food is stupid. Drowning your sorrows at the gym, now that’s the way to go!

    • Why thank you! I will work on trying to FIND Mr. Efron, so I can work on becoming Mrs. Efron, LOL!!!

      And the best thing about the gym is that you might go in there feeling PITS, but you walk out feeling OVER THE MOON!!!! πŸ˜€

  56. OK, your meat bagels look so much better than mine! I love parsnips too. They taste way better than carrots, IMO :)

    Oh, and you fooled me about the relationship. You could definitely be dating a celeb :)

    • OMG I never knew you made meat bagels, I am going to have to go check them out! Aren’t they the BEST THING EVER!! Donut pans are seriously awesome, lol!

      Any who knows… Maybe I am dating a celeb?!?!?! Teee he he eh eh!

      • I made meatza bagels, so a play on pizza bagels. I don’t have one of those donut pans so I just formed them into that shape. I’ve been wanting one of those pans though, so I think I gonna get one this week. Oh, and I’m gonna make some everything meat bagels because that’s where it’s at :)

  57. I totally believed you on the dating thing haha. Also, I have never ever seen meat bagels and I know what you mean about cutting the real ones out years ago, so this definitely seems like a healthy switch. LOVE the video too and that there is a little bagel pan like that.


    • I got my bagel pan at Bed, Bath & Beyond baby!! And you can easily get one on Amazon too!! Then you can literally bake ANYTHING in it! Seriously – go bagel crazy! LOL

  58. Oh my gosh I’m loving this!! I actually am excited about finding a bagel alternative! Sure it’s all meat but I’m sure it will be close enough to trick my mind. Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Oh it definitely tricks your mind!!! I seriously thought I was eating an Edison bagel or whatever that bagel fast food place is called, lol! And you can really season them bagel style – poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onions, the options are endless! :)

  59. What a bagel? I think the men in my family will be the biggest fans of this bagels every day of the week!! Connected with you via Fitspiration for Moms linky party

    • YES!!!!! Serve these babies up – They are sure to be mouth-pleasing :) And you can make so many different variations!!!! :) And yay, thanks for stopping by – I am off to visit your site!

  60. K…I totally believed you were dating a star!

  61. You totally got me! OMG. As soon as you said that you ate a bagel, I was thinking that is so unlike her!

  62. Wow, I am making these bagels! I know people claim that all the time, but I AM!! lol. Will tweet pics when I do.
    I love this recipe, GiGi, and I’m a big fan of ground turkey. Parsnips are something I just started eating a few years ago and love them roasted so I’m sure I’ll love them in a puree.
    Love your April Fool’s joke and your new look! – gorgeousness!!
    Great post as always :)

  63. **Never mind the comment on the new look. It is a Kleenex ad that pops up on your screen when you click the home button. Weird – lol…did not have my glasses on first thing in the morning. ROFLMAO

    • AH ha ha ha aha ha aha ha haa! Maybe I should look into getting an Advertisement Border on my blog!! And I cannot wait until you tweet me a pic of your creation! :)

  64. Zac is a little too young for me, but he sure is a fine specimen to look at! πŸ˜‰ Just like your meat bagels….YUM!

  65. So you like Zac Efron…that’s something I would never expected. I have to confess I’m a little bummed by this discovery but if you’re kind enough to save me one of those “bagels” I might be able to get it over with! πŸ˜‰

    • I have a thing for Zac and don’t like Yoga, I keep striking out with you! LOL!!!! These bagels should really help though!!

  66. I’m a jew which means I would be shunning god if I ate anything besides a big old fluffy, bready bagel. But since I experience all 12 plagues (Are there 12 plagues? Fuck worse jew ever) when I eat bread I refrain from anything with a circle in the middle. I’ll let your sick mind interpret that.

    Currently I am listening to you tell me about probiotics. It’s drowning out the horrendous hammering happening above my head.

  67. That looks SO delicious! Not going to lie, I thought it was ACTUALLY a bagel and was shocked!

    xx Kait

  68. You and Zac are cutie patooties πŸ˜€
    And I adore your bagels, may I reach into my screen please?

    Choc Chip Uru

  69. the biggest tools ever: justin bieber and drake. oh, and nickelback. but justin beieber totally leads the pack

    Vodka and Soda

    • Nickelback?!?!?! LOL! I feel like there is a story behind this… I don’t know anything about their doosh-bagerry!

  70. hahahaha…I’m of an age where I don’t know who Zac Efron is, but I HAVE eaten parsnips since I was little. Anyway MORE MEAT BAGELS!!! When you open your shop, I’ll buy a franchise :)

    • Ah a ha! It’s okay, Zac is noooooo Oscar winner πŸ˜‰ Ah ha ha!

      And you truly just motivated me to look into opening my meaty shop!

  71. Haha! You just about had me there! :p This cream cheese is pure genius, I have to try it! Also, I just discovered how amazing parsnips are last month, and I’m hooked!

  72. Okay lady– that looks super flippin GOOD!!! And I think you’re way too hot for Zac Efron.

    • Why thank you!!! I am now going to walk around with my head held high – because I AM TOO GOOD FOR ZAC πŸ˜‰

  73. Haha, the pic of you two was funny! And that “bagel with cream cheese” looks and sounds so good! Thanks for joining in the Healthy Tuesday hop each week!

  74. Bawhhhhaa! You got me, Gigi! I was all like ‘Nooooo. No man is worth that!’ A meat bagel?! Now you are speaking my hubby’s language!!

  75. There is something about the way you post that I really like! I thoroughly enjoyed this post and that’s really rare for me to say. I’m going to stick around and lurk your blog. You are awesome!

    • Linda, I am so thrilled you’re drawn to my writing!!! I am glad you have come to visit and I cannot wait for your return!! I post every Tuesday – and SOMETIMES (when there is a BLUE MOON) other days! πŸ˜‰

  76. This is crazy! I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for linking up at

  77. G’day! You got me! lol
    View as part of #GetHimFed party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  78. Ahhh GiGi!! You are too funny! And this is the cutest healthy ‘bagel and cream cheese’ remake!! Looks delicious! And good for ya! Win-Win!! :)

  79. You CRAY! You had me fooled because I’m super late to this party and have forgotten all about April Fool’s!! I was all, OMG who did Gigi date and can I meet him?? AH! That food sounds

    • Ah ha ha ha ha! This post sort of works all month long – πŸ˜‰ Because I mean, you can fool any day in April!

      Oh and… I certainly have stories to tell when it comes to dating, LOL – celebs are not all what they seem πŸ˜‰

  80. Hi GiGi,
    I can see that these bagel sandwiches were a real fan favorite! I have never seen or used a bagel pan! Wow, that is so neat! Every kitchen should contain one because you never know when you are going to need to craft some major “soothing” junk food to cure what ails you! Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party!

    • Exactly!!! I got this bagel pan at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $9!!! Get yourself one STAT – the ideas you will come up with will OVERFLOWWW out of your ears, lol!

  81. Great meat bagel. I thought you were serious there for a minute about drowning your sorrows in food. I was going to offer a side or two of bacon with your homemade bagels and cream cheese. Because everything is better with bacon. :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. I hope you’ll bring more of your recipes to the party this week.

    • Ah h ah haha! The food pervert would have accepted that bacon with OPEN ARMS πŸ˜‰

      I appreciate your concern, lol! And I hope if you make these, you enjoy them as much as Tara and I!!!

  82. Hi GiGi,
    You always make my day! Thank you so much for sharing this fun and fabulous video post at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

    • You’re very welcome! I Always look forward to your link up parties too because there so much great content, and you blog, is BRIMMING with amazingness as well :)

  83. HAHA, any public figure would love to date you! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Can’t wait to see what you link up this week! The party link up is open!


  84. What an awesome idea!! Those look super yummmmm!! Now I just need a bagel pan :)


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