A blog by ordinary people about living an extraordinary life


What is garbanzopalooza?

A. A vegetarian rock concert

B. A lame attempt at a humorous blog

C. The place to come to read about how real people have changed their lives to live healthier

2011 has been an exciting year for Meg and I.  The year began with me making 2 resolutions.  The first was to stop drinking soda and the second was to workout more.  I started doing the Tony Horton P90X workouts, and while I was unable to walk for about 2 weeks, I really did start to see some results and started to feel much better.  And it has been almost 9 months since I drank a soda.

This summer, Meg and I walked down to the Wakefield Farmers Market every Saturday morning.  It is a great chance to get fresh, local vegetables, fruits, meats, fish and other products (including some very tasty gelato and salsas).  It was during this time that we made the decision to stop eating commercially produced beef and chicken.

Garbanzopalooza is a place for us to share our stories, and for you to share yours.  Since the change, the garbanzo bean has become a diet staple for us.  This is a tribute to bean, and to a new way of life.  Hopefully you enjoy it, let us know.
Peter and Meghan



9 comments on “About

  1. Dave Henchy
    December 6, 2011

    Shrimp Looks good Pete, we are hoping for some fresh northern from the boats in the next weeks. Dave

  2. Danny
    April 5, 2012

    Kudos to both of you on the big changes you’re making in your life! Keep it up!

  3. Juggling With Julia
    April 20, 2012

    Hi Pete and Meg — a mutual friend (Nancy B.) sent me your link knowing that we were both starting food/health blogs around the same time. Your recipes look great and I love the Workout Wednesday posts too. The carrot cake looks killer! Keep it up and good luck!

  4. Danny
    April 26, 2012

    Keep up the great work! I just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award 🙂

    • peteandmeg
      April 27, 2012

      Wow, thank you so much. Looks like I have some work to do this weekend 🙂

      • Danny
        April 27, 2012

        No pressure – just keep on doing what you’re doing! 🙂

  5. peteandmeg
    November 8, 2012

    Check out some of our new pages and the new look here at Garbanzopalooza.

  6. Simple Northern Life
    July 2, 2013

    Wow, congrats on the soda and P90X. That is quite a feat, I know because I’ve done both. Coca-Cola, yes the one and only used to be my drug of choice I no longer consume like it did before. (3 to 4 cans a day, clean for several years!) P90X did it two times, lost over 30 pounds now I alternate Wii and P90X. It is a great feeling isn’t it?

    So anyway I look forward to your journey and the humorists posts of everyday life. Keep up the good work and have a fab day, Allie.

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