HungrySwimmerGirl fueled by Terra Mia.

May 25, 2011

A Tuesday night date night?!?!  We are getting wild and crazy over here and we even got into real clothes, brushed our hair and I went the extra mile and plucked my uni-brow.  I really wanted to impress him.

We were invited to do a food review at Terra Mia and tonight was going to be the night when the magic happened.  You know I would never lie to you guys and you know that I am a little bit obsessed with delicious food so when I tell you that this place is the, I am telling you the 100% truth….cross my heart.

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The interior is beautiful. I love all of the natural light, the trees and Billy loves that there was a TV that was playing the Bulls game.

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I completely forgot about our surroundings and fell victim to complete tunnel vision when our food was brought out.  Billy tried asking me how my day was but I asked him to please wait until I had eaten my half of bruschetta (probably my favorite food in the world) until we talked about anything.

Crusty on the outside, doughy on the inside with the right blend of spices, tomatoes and olive oil.  The owner is originally from Italy and so I am pretty sure this is as authentic as it gets in the US.  PS the staff is my favorite.  So friendly and I pretty much want to be best friends with them.

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I chose the ‘Contandina’ which was a margherita pizza with mushrooms, eggplant (not olives, even though it looks like they are), peppers and artichoke.  I was risky with this one (I have never had eggplant….I was a deprived child) and loved every bite.   It tasted so fresh, the crust was thin and the mozzarella cheese is made daily in the restaurant.  Doesn’t get better than that folks.

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I think I loved it a little more than a human should.  Swimming makes me hungry and carbs make me happy and cheese makes my eyes bulge out of their sockets.  Scroll through the picture quickly and don’t you dare count how many chins I have.

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Billy chose ‘That’s Amore’ which is a Margherita pizza with sausage, smoked bacon and italian salami.  He described it as “I now understand your undying love for this place and we can eat here every night for the rest of our life.”

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Um, please have a moment of silence for the gelato that I am about to display to you.  We were too full last night (I know that is hard to believe) but I have had it many times before and it is to die for.

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This is true happiness in this photo.  It doesn’t get better than two pizzas and bruschetta within arms reach.  I don’t know why I decided to stand up for the picture but I think it was because the b-dawgity dawg was looking mighty fine and I needed an excuse to get closer.

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I was going to branch out and try one of their salads, pasta, calzones or sandwich items but I couldn’t leave my beloved pizza.  I do have to say that everything that passed by our eyes looked phenominal and next time I will just have to get the pizza with a side of pasta and make Billy order the salad (and naturally I would eat half of his food).

and the best news is……………

Terra Mia is hosting a blogger/reader/runner/foodie get together.  It will be held on June 4th (a Saturday) @ 1 p.m.  PRETTY PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE COMING so that I can put together some goodie bags and let the restaurant know how many people are coming.  I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU GUYS and I know we would become instant best friends!!!! Email me @  They will also be giving us a discount wahoo!!!!

You can read about our past Terra Mia experiences herehere and here…….   maybe, you should eat breakfast first because the pics will make you want to spend your life savings to fly to Utah and come to our blogger meet-up


Is there a semi-common food that you haven’t tried until recently?  Did you love it/hate it?

-Eggplant.  LOVED IT!!! What else do people eat eggplant with…help me out:)

Can you come play with us on June 4th?!?!?!

Random question of the day…..What do you use your phone for the most?

-Lately WORDS WITH FRIENDS and stalking blogs is always the top of my list (I actually go over my data usage because I am looking at blogs so much).

Any fun Memorial Day plans?!?!

-We have a fun little getaway planned wahooooo!!!!  Don’t worry, I will still be blogging. I am addicted to you and you can’t get rid of me even if you wanted to!

Tri-Living...Together May 25, 2011 at 6:55 am

OH MY GOSH how I would love to get out there and join you! BOOO!!

My phone? Prb checking email etc. I rarely even call on the darn thing!

Memorial plans? Hanging with a younger couple and just eating! YUM!!


running ricig May 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

I want to go to your meetup! Maybe if I start driving now, I could be there by then!

I'm wearing the same shoes as you right now! I feel so famous lol.

I use my phone the most for email and texting. I rarely talk on it, especially since now it just randomly hangs up on people and I don't have an upgrade until next year.


katie @ KatieDid May 25, 2011 at 7:01 am

ah that meet up sounds so fun, I wish i lived closer! as for a food? hmmm well I did try fiddleheads for the first time last night! Not a common food at all, but it's one of the only foods I hadn't tried before. And on my phone I pretty much only text and call, but I just got a new one that can surf the web and I do feel pretty techy with it!


Corey May 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

Eggplant is AWESOME in pasta!! It is my absolute fav!


Mitch September 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

I had no idea how to approach this before-now I’m loeckd and loaded.


Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries May 25, 2011 at 7:12 am

Your pizza looks rockin'! I want a bite.

I recently just started eating celery more. I used to have this aversion to celery but now I just love love love it in salads!

I use my phone for texting all the time. I have an I-phone and have maybe like 3 apps total on it. Everyone makes fun of me for that :(

I wish I could go to your meet up but I'm a little far away in NY!.

Memorial Day = my college friends from FL visiting me in NYC. That means plenty of NYC adventures and eating too much food, yay!


meg May 25, 2011 at 7:14 am

I wanna go! Denver isnt too far from Utah ya? hahaha
You should try making Eggplant Parm…. cheeesy, saucy and the eggplant is a good meat substitute (although sometimes I add meat sauce or chicken.. fail) But its awesome and super easy to make!!!
I take a ton of pictures on my phone, and text, oh and obsessively check FB hahahah
My best friend from London is coming! And we are having a BBQ/ Beer Olympics where each team has a theme… mine? Shipwrecked…. aka we are wearing floaties and sailor hats… hahaha
have a great weekend!


101Sprinkles May 25, 2011 at 7:17 am

running in a 4 mile race on Memorial Day :) then eating yummy food all day!!


Alaina May 25, 2011 at 7:18 am

If I lived in Utah, yep I would be there.

I guess it's not too common but I had my first hand at tofu not too long ago and I loved it!

I use my phone for…making calls? I have a really old phone; no smart phone for me.

I'm running a half marathon on Sunday! Whee!! :-)


Wealth is Health May 25, 2011 at 7:20 am

I just made a lasagna last night with zucchini, but it is originally supposed to be made with eggplant and I love it! You should try it out if you are ever wanting to make an at-home eggplant dish!


theAlmostRunner May 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

I LOVE Italian food and this place looks heavenly! Pizza is the best creation of all creation.


Christina @ The Athletarian May 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

I just started eating asparagus and I LOVE it! I just bake it in the oven with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and it is scrumptious!

I wish I could come play on June 4th! If I magically find a ticket to Utah, you will be the first person I come visit!

I use my phone more for texting and checking e-mail than I do for calling people. I don't even know if anyone makes phone calls anymore!

We don't have Memorial day, but we just had Victoria Day long weekend. Spent it eating with family (my fave thing to do) and then tending to my food-poisoned boyfriend. How fun.


fitchocoholic May 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

That looks seriously amazing!!!!!!!!!! I love eggplant!!!! We make a ratatouille w/ canned diced tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, onion,and bell peppers. Its sort of like a stew! Really yummy!


lolzthatswim May 25, 2011 at 7:30 am

We grill eggplant at my house and it is seriously the You'd love itt!


Samantha May 25, 2011 at 7:31 am

I NEED to move to Utah ASAP. I'm drooling on my keyboard, and yes it is 9:30 am and I just ate breakfast.


Chels May 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

Place looks so cool!!! Pizza is one of my favorite food groups, so those pictures look delicious. Yes the pictures :)


Elle May 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

Looks great! Enjoy the get together on the 4th. Will look forward to reading about it.


King June 22, 2011 at 5:46 am

Kudos to you! I hadn’t tghouht of that!


Sam {} May 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

i'm totally inspired to make a pizza with eggplant now!! looks so YUM.


chacha May 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

We'll have to stop there on our roadtrip through Utah in August. I'm running Hobble Creek and looks like that's the same general area.


Alisa May 25, 2011 at 7:53 am

Wait, there are tress inside the restaurant? Woah. I wish I had the money to come visit. Maybe, I'll just sleep outside your front door. That bruschetta looks delicious enough to warrant a hobo lifestyle.

My phone is also used for Words with Friends. And also emailing. My computer died and it was about two months until I finally got a new one. I lived off my smart phone!


[Red Sox] Wife May 25, 2011 at 7:58 am

wahoo cant wait!!! I love terra mia!!! indoor trees=brilliant. count me in! (and I am in love with the pizza as well… and I am SO picky about pizza!) cant wait!


Cyndi @ Weightless Life May 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

I just tried beets recently! I like them but they need to be warm, because cold beets are gross.
As far as memorial day plans the husband and I are going camping and I am very excited.


Jill May 25, 2011 at 8:17 am


I meant to comment on the related post that when I once watched a video you posted about your makeup routine, I totally thought you reminded me of Amanda Bynes (but you are way cuter even!)! For me, it was more 'in person' (ie a video) that made me think that, rather than just pics…

I tried medjool dates a few months ago and liked them…I have made a lot of 'raw cookies' using them and nuts as a base.

I am from Canada so we had our long weekend this past weekend…we took our almost 3 year old camping for the first time and it was aws!


runyogarepeat May 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

I would love to come play…if I was closer!
Make eggplant parmesan, it's really good.
Memorial Day Plans: helping out at the big local marathon & relay!!!


DEM May 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

I lovee eggplant…I eat practically everything, but a new-common food I tried recently was Lentils – I made a Lentil Loaf (kind of like meat loaf, but not) – I loved it and it is filling, for like more than only 30 minutes :)

I am in Boston – so really can't make it, but the pizza looks phenom!

Memorial Day plans – Figawi boat race in Hyannis, MA – huge event out here and should be great weather, great friends and great times!


Hannah May 25, 2011 at 8:29 am

LOOOOVE eggplant.. possibly one of my favorite foods! I love grilling it and putting it on salads with balsamic vinagrette, spinach, tomoatos and avocado, and goat cheese. can also just eat it with pesto after grilling.. i could eat a whole eggplant in one week! :) also…so good in indian food!


Missy May 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

Those pizzas look amazing! I am such a sucker for pizza! Headed to Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, NC for Memorial day with my girls for our annual girls beach trip!


Mandee May 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

I loooove eggplant and I just planted one in my community garden plot!! yay for fresh (free) food. I love making eggplant parmesan and eggplant sandwiches. On ciabatta bread I smear hummus, roasted red pepper, sliced zucchini and eggplant and it is DELICIOUS! Sometimes I put veggie cream cheese on one side of the bread too. It's so good.

I wish I could come to the blogger meet-up. I need to stalk more blogs and find people in Portland that I can do that kind of thing with!!


Lindie May 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

I have never liked ham until now! My older sister doesn't like it so growing up I wanted to be like her, therefore I didn't like it! I had it a few weeks ago, sqaw bread with mayo ham and feta melted under the broiler… Delicious! I love ham!

Yes, yes, yes I can play on June 4th! Count me in… I can't wait! I love thin crust pizza!

I use my phone mainly for taking pics of my daughter and texting!

My hubby, daughter and I are headed to St George for memorial day weekend! Can't wait!


Have Your Way May 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

Ive never tried eggplant. I guess the recent food I've tried that is common is hummus. I LOVE it. I tried it my freshmen year of college and I love it. I am going to a wedding on Saturday but doing nothing else the rest of the weekend. I wish I could come to the blogger meet up but I live in Ohio :( That place looks amazing!!


agable May 25, 2011 at 8:52 am

You are so cute! LOVE the shoes. Are they as comfortable as they look? One food I used to loathe but now love? Shrimp! I used to hate it, but now I think it's kind of tasty :)


Adiana September 3, 2011 at 6:34 am

The forum is a brighter place tkhnas to your posts. Thanks!


Running for the Kitchen May 25, 2011 at 9:02 am

That looks DELICIOUS. If I lived in Utah I would be there in a heartbeat. I also think it would be fun to meet up.

Until a few months ago I had never tried Brussel Sprouts and now they pop up on my plate almost daily. And now I love cauliflower (I had never had it until last year either)

I use my phone for Words with Friends and my To-Do list. Without my To-Do list I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing…even once I show up somewhere…


healthycollegegirl May 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

OH MY GOSH that food looks amazing!!! I wish I lived in Utah so I could come to your blogger get together! :)


Mrs. JM May 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

i'm going to be brave and come to your meet up. all by myself. calendar has been noted and an email will be coming your way soon. how fun!

my phone: i take a gazillion pictures. all the time. i am IN LOVE with two apps; instagram and pinterest. and, i'm addicted to words with friends too.


Rachelle Wardle May 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

Oh I am so obsessed with Terra Mia and I am so there for the blogger party. You do not even have to ask twice. That place really is the Seriously most awesome staff EVER, and everything is delicious. (I think I am a bit overly passionate about it, ha ha but seriously it is AMAZING!!)

Love ya Janae!! Have an awesome day. A bunch of us crazy girls are all running a free race on Memorial Day and then I will be partying with my family. Woo hoo I can't wait. :)


Jess May 25, 2011 at 9:20 am

Thanks for the comment, I would definitely suggest trying out those bars!

Also, LOVE your blog! Glad to be your newest follower :)


Julia May 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? this was all the info i needed to get a burst of energy. girl i am counting down the days till june 4th. this is the BEST NEWS I have heard in days.


Oh…and loved this review. I have never been there…I know sad. But this review made me feel like I need to go there NOW. hopefully I can hold out till the 4th :)

hope you have fabulous last days of school!!! LOVE YOU.


Lindsay and James Cotter May 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

sheesh, I really need to get my butt to UTAH! You guys have the best eats and not to mention people!!

Eggplan is yummy if you slice into fries and bake with parmesan cheese. Eggplant fries!


Bikini Runner May 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

TEXT MESSAGING. I'm not sure my phone even makes phone calls. It's startling to me when I hear it ring instead of hearing my text message sound. Also, Fruit Ninja. Do you have an iPhone? Play Fruit Ninja! It is so fun!

Loving the recommendations for eggplant… I've also been kind of scared of eggplant, I think I had eggplant parmesan once when I was a kid and didn't care for it, but I keep meaning to try it again. Maybe now I will!


Amanda@runninghood May 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

Eggplant! I made my first meal as a married woman with eggplant…eggplant lasagna. :) MIssin' you…I've been sooo behind on blog reading.


ankneya May 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

I would love to play words with friends with you. It's my new obsession on the iPhone along with reading blogs and email. Username is ankneya if you wanna play :)
As for eggplant you can buy 1 at the store, slice it into about 1/2 inch slices and then bread them in breadcrumbs. Then bake them in the oven on 350 fit apprix 20min then pour spaghetti sauce over them and top with mozzarella cheese and pop back in the oven until cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly. Top with parmesan cheese. It's called eggplant parmesan. Enjoy!


Sarah May 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

Yum that pizza does look way good. I am a sucker for thin crust.

I am mainly on the phone to email or text and talk to my sisters!
Yes going to Cape May NJ for some camping. I can not wait.

Wish I could be there if I lived closer. My hubs is from SLC but we just dont get back there that ofter.


Lisa Letting Go May 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

I tried brussel sprouts for the first time recently – still didn't really like them.

I use my phone the most for blogging or taking pics (though it kind of sucks for pics, so I need to start using my real camera)

This Memorial Day I'm going HOME to visit family and friends in Ohio. I can't wait :) Hope you have a fun holiday!


hauterunningmama May 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

My son turns 4 this weekend so Memorial Day is all about beach, BBQ and his birthday!

I love eggplant! Eggplant/pesto sandwiches are super good!!!


Coy Martinez May 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

That food looks muy excelente!! Seriously!

I think hands down, I use my phone most for the internet! Am I crazy??


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Reply May 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

I wish I could comeon the 4th, but well.. I'm really far away. I hope you accept my apologies.


Anonymous May 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

That looks delicious, I wish those restaurants were nationwide! Also, you talking about your multiple chins is SO not true!! If you have multiple chins, I don't even want to know what I have!


Holly May 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

try this eggplant recipe instead of breadcrumbs substitute a cup of finely crushed blue corn chips, and omit the salt….DELICIOUS!!!!


Beth May 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

There's nothing better than a good pizza! I can't believe you didn't eat any gelato!


Connie May 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Toms shoes! They look very cute with your skinny jeans! I was sad I couldn't wear mine today because of some seriously painful toenails post 1/2 mary this weekend.
I have my eye on a pair of purple corduroy Toms.


Emily @ May 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

wow that pizza looks phenom!! i'm so addicted to pizza, so i would have done the same as you and billy did. i sooo wish i lived in utah to come to the meet up there! bloggers, runners and pizza must be the best combo ever!!

this weekend i'm going away with my bf to celebrate our anniversary. it was last month but this was the first free weekend we had. hope you enjoy your getaway too :)


Neon Blonde Runner May 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

Wish I could make it out for the meetup on June 4th!! But that day I'll be flying from New Mexico back to Virginia!
Your food photos are beautiful, they made me want to eat the computer screen :)


Christina May 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

All that food looks so delicious! I wish I could make it but Boston is way too far away.

Words with Friends kills my phone battery in 0.2 seconds but I love it!

I'm running my first half marathon the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, so excited :)


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail May 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

P-town, UT has a fantastic selection of affordable restaurants! wow! Did you tell Cafe Rio you are seeing others? ;) Stomach adequately growling now!

Like the post title! You know what it says, you are keeping your stamina up and not letting this injury defeat you!

I am a tweeting/blog stalking machine now that I have an iphone!


pumpedforpumpkin May 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Is there a semi-common food that you haven't tried until recently? Did you love it/hate it?
I just tried eggplant for the first time too this past week!! and i LOVED it!


Heather Elliott @ the desire to run May 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

That restaurant looks so good. You're right I do almost want to spend money to fly out for the blogger meet up. I am thinking stopping by the restaurant might get worked into my three week roadtrip… I was already coming to Utah…


Elena @ Gaga For Grapefruit May 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

i'm a texting psycho, and i have never had GREAT eggplant! hmmm i feel like i need to try it again soon :)


Kels May 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

awwww thank you SO SO MUCH for the sweet comments!!! did u ever see this post though???




Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

HOW fun! I wish I could be there, but alas we are moving from Provo. Have fun though…it looks delish!!


fitfeastingfriends May 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm

that pizza looks YUMM!!!!

I wish i could come to a blogger meetup with you! I'm about as far away as can be though =(

There isn't much food I haven't tried haha I really cant think of anything!


Emily @ Sweating Sugar May 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Man I wish they had one of those in Salt Lake. It look great!


Ebony September 4, 2011 at 10:47 am

I was lkoonig everywhere and this popped up like nothing!


101Sprinkles May 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

did you get your tank from Gap? I have it :)


Christine May 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Eggplant and zucchine lightly grilled on a salad!


ihatepickleslikewoah May 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

This post forved me to make an awesome veggie pizza for lunch!!! Have u made them on an ezekial wrap?? Mmmm

I loooove slicing eggplant, tomato and mozzerella and making stacks. Bake them til the cheese melts and browns. yUMMMm

I wish i could be at the blogger bff date :(


Chris May 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Oh my, I so want to come to your meet-up. I will let you know if I can make it (the food looks fabulous). I am not blogging at the moment, but thinking of starting fresh and doing it again….


Amy May 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Oh Janae, sometimes I wish I didn't live on the otherside of the globe so that I could come along to awesome events in Utah. So have fun for me!
Eggplant rocks. I just chop mine up, salt it a little so that the bitterness comes out and then pore balsamic over it and grill it.
By the way, your hair looks gorgeous in these photos :)


Lauren Spears May 25, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I found your blog through my friend Christina's blog (Hungry Meets Healthy). I'm a law student in Charleston, SC and also a novice runner, but a fitness and food freak! I love reading about your foodie experiences. But, the thing I'm obsessed about the most is Words With Friends…if you ever want to play, I'm Lolly583!


Meg May 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

eggplant works with everything!! seriously, how have you not had it before? as a vegetarian, it's a staple in my diet. and it's SO DELICIOUS. especially if you combine it with feta or something? yum yum. I like to roast it and eat it with anything else you would put roasted veggies with (i.e. any and everything). explore eggplant! it's amazing! and ummm I hadn't tried tomato soup until I was 21 (I'm 25). it's been a magical four years since I discovered it.


Lizzi May 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I've only just started trying more seafood. We never had it when i was growing up (other than takeaway fish and chips!), then i was vegetarian for years, so I'm only just beginning to try it. So far, undecided. It'll definitely take some getting used to but not giving up yet!!

And OH MY GOD i wish I could come on your hot blogger date! hahah.. curse you, pacific ocean!!!

memorial day = non-existent here, so no fun plans sadly :(

my phone gets used almost exclusively for texting. i basically NEVER talk on the phone. oh, and i use it to check facebook a lot. sad but true :\


Amylee May 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I'm so bummed! I'm not going to be able to make it because of the Dirty Dash. Our start time isn't until 9:40AM, and then my son is running in the Piglet Plunge- his first race ever!

Next time, I am there!

Also- I made you proud and won the race out right that I won the entry to from your blog- the Wasatch Dance Center Tutu 5K :)


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