Rachel Ray Better Watch Her Back

Move over Rachel Ray!

Rachel Ray

Step aside Paula DeenOh… Wait a minute!

Paula Deen

Because the Fit & Funny Foodies are here to cook up some mouthtastically delicious healthy grub!

GiGi and Whitney cook up Lorna Jane inspired meals for Fit & Funny Foodies!

This past HUMP DAY, Whitney (my partner in defeating unhealthy cooking crimes) and I took on a new, rather tasty, venture… A venture that Bobby Flay (and Giada, of course) would be quite proud of.

The Fit & Funny Foodies hosted their FIRST EVER LIVE COOK-A-LONG!

Gigi and Whitney cooking for Lorna Jane

As you may have read in a recent post on Whitney’s blog, the two of us will be hosting LIVE cook-a-longs on GOOGLE HANGOUTS for Fit Approach!

Fit & Funny Foodies LogoLorna Jane popped our live cook-a-long cherry, for the snazzy sportswear brand sponsored our event! They dressed us to the nines in flashy neon colors and let us choose two recipes to prepare from their Move, Nourish, Believe blog!

What a way to kick off Lorna Jane and Fit Approach’s three week MOVE, NOURISH, BELIEVE BLOGGER CHALLENGE! Am I right?

I mean, WE MOVED… Around the kitchen… WE NOURISHED… Oh yes we did… And… WE BELIEVED we could shovel the food in our mouths in under five minutes, and you better believe (ha!), when the camera WASN’T rolling, we did just that!

Check out the broadcast yourself, RIGHT NOW!

Oh, so you want to start nourishing now, huh? Well I’ve got you overachievers (the challenge doesn’t start til February!) covered!

Here are the recipes (perfect for the Super Bowl, BY THE WAY)!

Mini Chicken Sliders (makes 15 sliders):

Mini Chicken Sliders





  • 1 lbs organic chicken mince
  • 1/2 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 dozen chive stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp. tamari
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

For directions, click here!

Fresh Zucchini Salad (serves 2):

Zucchini Salad






  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. coarse pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh chilli, chopped
  • 4 green zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil,Β coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • A sprinkle freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

For directions, click here!

Are you curious about this BLOGGER CHALLENGE?! Who doesn’t like a healthy challenge, right? Did I mention that the WINNER of the challenge (you can get more details about what the challenge entails HERE) will receive a G… 1k… $1000 dollar SHOPPING SPREE at Lorna Jane.

Shop Lorna Jane

Did you just faint? Let me grab the ICE COLD WATER!

Oh and gentlemen, you TOO can participate; your lady friend would LOVE YOU FOREVER IF YOU WON THIS FOR HER!! (Ahem, Valentine’s Day GIFT!) Can I say, best hubby/boyfriend EVER!?!


  • How do you move, nourish, and believe?
  • Will you be tuning into the NEXT Fit & Funny Foodies cook-a-long on February 6th?
  • Do you own a spiralizer? What celebrity would you SPIRALIZE? (a bit gory, no?)
  • What’s your favorite cooking appliance?
  • Will you be RSVPing to the blogger event?
  • Do you own any Lorna Jane?
  • Will you be watching the Superbowl?
  • What was the worst experience you’ve ever had in the kitchen?
  • Do you have any requests for what Whitney and I should cook next?

A lemon football, Whitney and GiGi



  1. I missed the live event as I was stuck at work. So glad I get to see the broadcast.
    My fave cooking appliance, my vitamix.

    My fave kitchen gadget…either my cheap avocado slicer and pit removal or my squirt bottle (like a mustard/ketchup bottle) that I use for my olive oil. absolutely fantastic piece in my kitch. πŸ˜‰

    • Do you ever use a spray “gun” for your olive oil? Or I guess we could call it a spritzer? If so, what’s your brand. I have tried to find one, but they’re all HO HUM! ha! Nice way to describe that kitchen gadget!

      THE VITAMIX, I feel, is the KING of the KITCHEN! lol

  2. Do you still have our treasured lemon? I need more Zesty Zucchini Salad :)

  3. I was sorry to miss your live broadcast (work, dammit), so I’m happy that I can watch it now! Congrats on your new venture. You’ve got it all over RR. Any day :-)

    • Not to worry! It’s still “sort of” live… Ha Ha, because we couldn’t do any re-takes, and no editing AT ALL! πŸ˜‰ Got to love technology!

      Thank you for your continued support πŸ˜€ xoxo

  4. I was sorry to miss this love (stupid grumble grumble stuff I had to do) but I am playing your broadcast tonight. And..I’m so hungry it hurts.
    I will be watching the Super Bowl COMMERCIALS, but my eyes glaze over at the sport itself. And my worst kitchen disaster was when I surprised my husband with sweet potato fries. I followed the recipe to a “T”, except that I used baked sweet potatoes instead of raw.
    So he was surprised all right, by the burnt, limp “fries” I prepared for him.

    • Oh no! our video MIGHT make you hungry πŸ˜‰ You will need some ground chicken and zucchinis if you want to cook along, lol! I just ate the left overs for lunch today and they were amazing, so if you do make this, I highly recommend you make enough for leftovers!

      Well, looks like you know what you’re NOT going to make this Superbowl… Ahem, burnt “fries” – πŸ˜‰

  5. That’s really awesome! Congrats on the live cook-a-long! Will have to tune in the next time. And those sliders look amazing.

    • I ate the leftovers for lunch today, and oh my goodness – SO GOOD the second day!! I hope you make them! :) The next cook-a-long is February 6th!

  6. I have no idea how to do Google hangouts! πŸ˜‰ No surprise,r right. :) So excited for you!!!! No Superbowl watching here.. will record it & watch the commercials later.. :)

    Recipes look amazing but I don’t own much cooking stuff – lazy cook here! :)

    OH, and not enough time to watch this now so will have to come back tomorrow…

    • I ONLY watch the superbowl for commercials too!! However, these days you can just GOOGLE 2014 Superbowl commercials and there are web sites dedicated to them, so no need to even bother turning on the TV πŸ˜‰

      And thank you Jody for wanting to watch the video, it means a lot to me! Google Hangouts can definitely be confused (TRUST ME, lol)… So I don’t blame you for not tuning in, ha ah!

  7. Both of those recipes look phenomenal and I LOVE, love, love your cute Lorna Jane jackets! Sounds like you have a lot of fun things going on right now. Congrats!

    • Thank you Melanie! I AM OBSESSED with my Lorna Jacket. I see myself wearing it every single day for the next 3 weeks, ah aha ah! πŸ˜‰ I tend to do that with clothing I LOVE!

  8. That is such an amazing accomplishment! Kudos! Sorry I missed it. Your recipes look super yummy! :)

    • No worries :) At least you have a copy of these amazing recipes right here, they’re so good – if you try them, you have to tell me how happy your taste buds get! :) Your boys will love them too!

  9. I just watched that entire episode and you girls are so silly!! Cracked me up!! That salad looked super yummy and now I want a spiralizer!!!

    • There is a vegan version of this recipe too! Made with Lentils! :) If you go to movenourishbelieve.com and type in vegan sliders, you’ll find the recipe!

      I AM THISCLOSE to buying the spiralizer! It’s in my AMAZON cart! It is truly a MAGICIAN in kitchen appliance form! πŸ˜‰

  10. It’s always hard for me to make late Twitter parties love broadcasts but you two did great!

    I’m love the Lorna Jane philosophy and their clothes are adorable.

    I know it isn’t a coining appliance but I love my mango pitter. Something so simple has made my fruit eating life complete!

    • A mango pitter?! I have never seen one! Hey, if you eat a lot of mangos, then it’s 100% WORTH EVERY PENNY! πŸ˜€

  11. I’m absolutely in love with Lorna Jane now! There stuff fits so well and actually performs well so you can actually move around and still look good!

    Love the looks of the zucchini salad!

    • I couldn’t agree more! For the longest time Lululemon held a huge place in my heart… But that company is slowing fazing out, as Lorna Jane steps in. It also helps that I met Lorna herself last weekend and she is a true inspiration and ADORES what she does! :)

  12. I’m seeing so much of Lorna Jane. Their stuff looks great, and looks comfy too!

    • You should definitely try it out if you haven’t already – I KNOW you will be a convert since we certainly have similar tastes! πŸ˜‰

  13. i LOOOOOOOVE lorna jane!!!!! and yes i have a spiralizer – i mostly spiralize zucchini and squash!!

    • Butternut squash?? My mom showed me a pictures of spiralized butternut and I am so crazily inspired to do it now! Going to Amazon.com RIGHT NOW to PURCHASE my spiralizer! πŸ˜‰ I don’t want to borrow Whitney’s every day! ha ha.

  14. Ohhhh how exciting!! Sorry I missed it aaaaand I’m at work now so I can’t even watch that video…heh. BUT I usually do and I will in the future. I don’t own anything Lorna Jane bur I am curious about the brand for sure…may have to check them out like NOW. Also, YUM to those recipes.

    • GO CHECK THEM OUT – you will thank me later, however, your wallet might not?!?! AH ha ha! And I really appreciate you TRYING to tune in! The effort counts! :)

  15. I’m sorry I missed it, but it was awesome catching up here! I don’t have anything Lorna Jane however you are making me reconsider that! Can’t wait to try those recipes!

    • It’s okay to miss it, because I will always have a recap! :)

      Oh, go on, click on the link to Lorna Jane… You know you want to! ha ha ha.

  16. CUTE JACKETS! And I want to eat those baby sliders. To be honest, I had no idea who was playing in the Super Bowl πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ But I do have time to watch GiGi Eats because you and Whitney are way to beautiful. #mustmovetoLA

    • Bah ha ha ah ah aha ha! Trust me, if my bro wasn’t into football and I didn’t go to college in Colorado, I would have had NO IDEA EITHER!!!!


  17. Can you guys just be my best friend please?

    I want that shopping spree just so I can look like you…I’m up for the challenge!

    • WHEN you win, I want to come with you when you go shopping! We can have a sexy fashion show and close down the store because we’re just too AWESOME FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE!

  18. Love the video! I can never catch them live, but I will look out for the recordings. I always “watch” the superbowl…and by watch, I mean wait for the commercials. :) I am still working on planning my menu for this year’s get together.

    • Don’t worry about watching them liveee! I’ve got your back with the taped version – In a sense they still are sort of live, right? πŸ˜‰

      And uh, you need to add these two dishes to your menu, ASAP! SO GOOD!

  19. The spiralizer! I got one last week and have been spiralizing the heck out of every veggie I find! lol. Actually i am sharing my first recipe today. Check it out! And OMG, you met Alessandra Ambrosio! She its not only gorgeous but she seems nice. Yes, she is my girl crush.

  20. I have a spiralizer, but, sadly, I haven’t been using it in quite some time. Time to dust it off!

    Congrats on your new adventures! You’ve got me curious about the Lorna Jane products… Just checked out the challenge on FB – sounds fun!

    • Oh dust that puppy off! I think I might do a blog post dedicated to it when I get mine in the mail! HA! I can totally make an INFOMERCIAL type video for it πŸ˜‰

  21. That was fun! and I really want to try to those recipes. Now I totally need a spiralizer! My kitchen disaster:
    I was just teaching myself to cook, and didn’t have the right ingredients for a Chinese-style meal. The recipe said I could substitute soy sauce for something else (tamarind, maybe?) It was 1.5 Tbsp…we ordered pizza that night.

    p.s. Go Hawks!

    • So you need to send me some photos of the HOTTIE SEAHAWKS players… Because then I will root for them, πŸ˜‰

      And ah ha ha ha! Gotta love the kitchen fails – I have them quite often… I don’t know, was that whole life broadcast a huge “kitchen fail”? JK! Course not – we made the recipes and they turned out BOMB!

  22. This looks super yummy :) Now paired with some sugary wine and some chocolate chip cookies – WIN! :) Happy Friday GiGi! -Iva

  23. I sort of want a spiralizer mostly because it looks cool and I don’t have one!!!
    And, I think it would be awesome to make zucchini noodles!!!
    I need to figure out how to follow along before Feb. 6!!

    • SORT OF?! Oh no, YOU WANT ONE – don’t give me that baloney! ha ha ha!

      As for Feb 6 – I will post a link to the GOOGLE HANG OUT and you can RSVP and then google will send you emails reminding you about the event – all else fails, I will tweet it out and… you can always watch the video after it airs! :)

  24. You two are both FIT and better than Cheech and Chong, lol!

    Lot’s of maybes for my answers except:

    YES, I will be watching the Superbowl!!

    The worst kitchen experience was when my first spaghetti squash exploded all over the room because I didn’t pierce it before microwaving it!

    Too bad you didn’t ask about my best kitchen experience, πŸ˜‰

    • OH YES you told me about this Spaghetti Squash EXPLOSION!! That has yet to happen to me, however, I should NOT talk too soon, LOL!!! I eat spaghetti squash about 8 zillion times a day! πŸ˜‰

      Do explain this BEST kitchen experience! ha ha ha. Or is it not exactly PG!? Oh wait, my blog ain’t PG !

  25. PS: Also I once made a pizza using too much molasses in the crust! It was terrible! Even Cheech and Chong wouldn’t have been able to eat that cookie!!

    • That just sounds disgusting. A starving person would pass it up. LOL – okay I shouldn’t joke about that, that is NOT funny :(

  26. Bummed I missed this looks awesome!

  27. I feel MOVED to get into the kitchen and NOURISH my body, mind and soul with some unBELIEVEABLE food!! Love everything about this. You go GiGi!

    • AH HA HA! I feel MOVED (by hunger) to get to the kitchen and NOURISH all the time! LOL… When you head to the kitchen, what’s the first thing you typically dive into?! πŸ˜‰

      THANK YOU Allie! Hopefully you can tune in to the next one – but regardless, I will have a recap RIGHT HERE!

  28. This is so exciting! Congratulations!! I am sorry I missed it!

    New Outfit Post: A Knee High Kind of Day

    • Not to worry Diana! I will always have recaps here. Our next one is February 6th at 5pm (PST) – mark it in your calendar! ha ha!

  29. This is so cool! I love your outfits and I love the recipes. What an awesome project! :)

    • THANK YOU Britt! We are over the moon about this and it helps that we got some snazzy snazzy outfits!

      You MUST make the chicken sliders this weekend, so good!

  30. How much yummy fun is this? Love you girls even more in your bright, snazzy LJ duds!

  31. You gals are serious hilarious!
    And that spiralizer rocks! or should I say “spiralizes”!
    I had heard about them before, but this was my first time seeing one in action – I want some spiralized zucchini now!

    • I JUST ORDERED ONE! Yep, I did it! Thank you Amazon! I didn’t want to “borrow” Whitney’s because I would wind up STEALING IT! And that’s not very nice, lol! πŸ˜‰

  32. First off that was GRRRREAT!!!! I make burgers all the time these will be Sat. dinner for me. No spiralizer for me :( I used my convection oven so much the motor burned out !! good thin the lower works. I don’t have any Lorna Jane but if it will help ratings I’m there :) I have never followed football, I like motorsports.
    There are a few celebrities I would like to spirilize, that sounds funny. How about a surf & turf meal ? I will never miss show and I remember trying to slow cook a chicken once it was in for about 12 hours kinda dry.

    • YAY! I am so glad you ENJOYED IT!! I hope you tune in for the next one on February 6th! Unfortunately we are making something I won’t be able to eat (and I am not 100% on it… shhhhhh…) but it should be FUN ANYWAYS!!

      I honestly just bought a spiralizer – I may even make a spoof commercial for it, lol! πŸ˜‰

      Oh and NEVER EVER slow cook chicken – chicken is so flipping dry! There is a fine line between juicy and then DRYYYY when it comes to chicken which is why I RARELY, if ever, make it – MINUS this recipe of course πŸ˜‰

  33. You did so well! Rachel Ray better watch her back!! :)

  34. I dig the outfits, I could totally get down with some of that shizzz. I need to make that salad, it actually looks Brittany friendly!! I wanna win shit..but I don’t wanna put in the work…HAHA. WHAT ARE YOU GUYS MAKING NEXT?!?!! PICK SOMETHING VEGAN AND SOMETHING SWEET!

    • YOUR WISH – is my COMMAND! I can read your mind as to what you want, however, there might not be any chocolate involved.

  35. Hahah, you guys are so cute! I didn’t get a chance to watch the whole show yet, so I’ll have to come back tomorrow. The food from the photos looks yummy though. What an exciting opportunity!

    • THANK YOU! :) I really hope you try these recipes soon because they’re THAT GOOD! I wish I had more ground chicken because I would make them again, RIGHT NOW :)

  36. When I saw that you were doing the cooking with LJ I thought “Perfect”! See you at the challenge!

  37. I can’t believe I don’t have a spiralizer. I asked for one for Christmas and didn’t get it . . . .such a let down, just like the time that I didn’t get the rock tumbler or the barbie hairstyling head.

    • OMG YOU do not have a spiralizer?!?!?! I just fainted. I TOO WANTED ONE FOR XMAS but didn’t get one! :( That being said, I JUST ORDERED ONE from Amazon YESTERDAY! So pumped for it to arrive on Tuesday!

  38. oh man, what fun live event! bugger i missed it. and uh, love the challenge!

    i think i need a spiralizer to keep me nourished, yep, NEEEEED! I

    • Come on over – I ordered a SPIRALIZER – it’s coming on Tuesday…. We can SPIRAL UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME…???

  39. I don’t own a spiralizer but I think I need one! (Queen of kitchen gadgets, here!) I’ve actually never heard of Lorna Jane… but it looks really cute. I’m sure I will watch the Super Bowl, but… I’m so not an NFL fan. I think the Broncos are playing? And some other team? And I don’t even know when the game is… oops!

    • I just ordered one from Amazon Sarah!!! I am so excited for Tuesday, it will be like XMAS for me, lol!

      And yep, the Broncos are playing – since I like horses better than hawks, I will be rooting for them, even though I won’t be watching the game, LOL!!! And the game is NEXT Sunday, ha ha! I at least know that much!

  40. NOOO! I can’t believe I missed you live broadcast. I am just sitting down and going through my blog reading. On another note, your burgers and salad look like a perfect meal!

    • It’s okay that you missed the broadcast, because the nice thing is, that they’re TAPED for later viewing!!! πŸ˜€ Our next one if February 6th, if you do want to tune in! (5pm PST)… And we are making something sweet!

  41. Never used a spiralizer before! Think I’ll have to invest in one of those πŸ˜› Loving the easy recipes! Anything with a long list of ingredients just gets overlooked with me haha.

    • I JUST invested in one – it’s COMING Tuesday. I am going to spiralize so many veggies to death, LMFAO! Oh wait, they’re already “dead”.

  42. Congrats on the series! I saw this over at Whitney’s blog and the sliders look delicious! I could REALLY use a 1000 shopping spree so I will check out the challenge. I’m not much of a cook so anything you choose to cook would be fine with me!

  43. I want a spiralizer now that I have seen so many great recipes lately.

  44. Fun times playing and moving in the kitchen πŸ˜‰

    We love to spiralize veggies! Playing with food is fun, right/

    • Do you have a lot of spiralizer recipes?!?!?! I bought one, I BOUGHT ONE – and it’s coming on Tuesday, share some links to recipes with me, I know you two have some πŸ˜‰


    • OMG I LOVE YOU!!!


      Where is your Rachel Ray RECAP by the way?!?! I must watch! And do you ever come to LA?! I have a feeling if you visited, we would have a Fronanalicious good time!

  46. I love the new theme featuring all of these great brands!

    The chicken sliders sound great. I’d probably sub coconut aminos for the tamari, and the addition of carrots would be great me thinks πŸ˜€

    • I have coconut aminos actually and I was considering doing that, however we were following a recipe from the Lorna Jane web site so I didn’t want to alter it! But you’re right :) I was luckily able to find the gluten-free and grain-free Tamari!

  47. My computer is not playing videos for some reason :( but I did just see these tasty recipes on Whitney’s blog!

  48. Great idea! I bet it was a hit!

  49. What an awesome opportunity! You girls are awesome! That zucchini salad looks amazing! I will have to save that recipe for my summer garden!

  50. I can’t believe I watched the entire 30 minutes of that……

    No spanking now huh!

    I love chicken burgers and tamari is so good- although I mix it with soy sauce too lol…oops!

    Stop stealing our Australians, first michelle bridges now lorna jane.

    • HOLY HOT DAMN! You watched the full 30 minutes, I bow down to you! πŸ˜‰

      AUSSIES ARE DRAWN TO ME….. Hence why you are here? LOL! Or maybe you were just worried about being spanked.

  51. I added this to my video playlist, will be watching tomorrow, can’t wait, you always make me smile! No Superbowl for me, well maybe for the commercials! πŸ˜‰

  52. Those sliders and salad look amazing! I love your broadcast and love lorna jane. It is an Aussie brand, the quality is amazing.

  53. The food looks AMAZING.The salad looks pretty good!
    And, I love tamari. I use the gluten free organic one I find at my local Asian grocery store.

    • I have never used tamari until this recipe and it was bomb! I don’t really know what the difference is between soy sauce and tamari though, lol!

  54. Loving the sliders…do you have some leftovers? I could use a couple those for tonight’s dinner! πŸ˜‰

    • You think I HAVE LEFTOVERS?! ha ha ha ha ah aha ha! NEVER. However, I wouldn’t be opposed to making these sliders WITH YOU, so we BOTH have some to eat! πŸ˜‰

  55. I’ll watch you over Rachel Ray any day! I totally want a sprializer now! freaking awesome.

    • OMG I ordered one the night AFTER this cook-a-long and it’s supposed to be here tomorrow!! In preparation, I bought 4 zucchini! HA HA AH! I highly recommend you get one too!

  56. You two are so cute! Crackin’ me up in your video! :) Also thanks for the Superbowl party meal idea!

    • You’re very very welcome! I REALLY HOPE you cook em and LOVE THEM as much as Whitney and I did- I am thinking about making them again tomorrow.

      *New video/Superbowl party meal idea coming TOMORROW!!!!

  57. Both of those recipes look AMAZING! Plus, your videos always make me laugh!

    xx Kait

  58. You guys are so hilarious, Gigi! Love the videos. Keep ’em coming.
    I am going to make that cucumber salad this weekend. Which looks amazing!

    I want to see you guys make some homemade sushi rolls!

    • WE were JUST TALKING ABOUT doing sushi rolls!! YES! No rice though, I think I need to experiment with shredded cauliflower or parsnip! I actually make sushi rolls with spaghetti squash πŸ˜‰ Delish!

      Do you have a spiralizer?

  59. You two have been coming up with some great things…and you’re so funny! I move, nourish, nosh and believe one day at a time my friend. One day at a time.But not like the theme song from the 70s.

  60. Okay you ladies are hilarious! I would love to have a spiralizer in my house but it seems really huge. Does it come in different sizes? Zucchini salad YUMMY! Thanks for all these fab ideas for Super Bowl sunday, I’m noting these healthy ideas for summer pool days too. I’m hooked, a new follower!
    Visiting from GurvyGreen.com

    • I actually just bought one after we filmed the other day, I was obsessed!! I am supposed to get it on my door step today. It really isn’t that big – it’s just kind of annoying to wash, but I will deal with it because it really make the best fake (yet oh so real) spaghetti ever!

  61. YUM to the mini chicken slider! Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Tuesday hop each week! πŸ˜€

  62. my husband pretty much told me straight up: i will be useless come sunday during superbowl. do with yourself what you will.

    so what did i do? i booked a massage πŸ˜€ every body wins.

  63. Hahaha, you two crack me up! :) And those chicken sliders look RIDONULOUSLY good! Thanks for sharing with us at #GetHimFed, I’ve pinned them & I’ll be featuring you at tomorrow’s party! Please do come back & link up with us again!

  64. My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor. Love it! I’ve had my eye on that veggie noodle maker for awhile now. May need to bite the bullet and get one!


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