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Hope you had a lovely Wednesday!
I am definitely beginning to feel the stress of moving!
My to do list is growing by the second.
Oh well, right? Ten days from now and I will be on holidays
wait for it….
1 cup of almond milk
2 rings of pineapple
1 frozen peach
1 scoop of vanilla isoflex
1 tsp bee pollen
Right after breaky I got straight to work on making some nut butters. I made Ashley’s salt kissed pecan butter and then a hazelnut chocolate kind with vanilla and chia seeds.
chocolate chia hazelnut butter
The dynamic duo
I packed for the next 3 hours. Organized, cleaned and packed. Fun stuff.
I took a break for lunch and made Gina’s crepes!!
THEY ARE INSANE.
I big red heart them to pieces.
I couldn’t decide on sweet or savory cuz I love both, so I had both
I rolled one up with raspberry jam and the salt kissed pecan butter
and these two had sauteed zucchini, green pepper, shallots and broccoli with a teeny bit of pesto.
Laughing Cow sauce of 2 wedges, 1/4 cup almond milk, salt, pepper and tons of green onions
Gina is a for real food genius. These are ridiculously amazing.
Soooo easy and sooo versatile.
I also had a small bowl of leftover potato soup on the side.
with goat chedda and sriarcha.
While I was eating I did a little bit of lurkwork and came across this post by Lisa. I love her blog and this post was fantastic. So open and honest. It inspired me to give you a little random fun fact about me.
If you really knew me you would know that I am a notorious shower singer. I belt like a Grammy winner when no one is home!
Some of my favorites include:
Anyone else have terrible taste in music? LOL
For supper tonight Andrew’s grandparent’s took us out to celebrate Andrew’s birthday. His actual birthday isn’t until the 3rd of August but because we will be gone they decided to take us out tonight.
We went to The Cave and I had a 1/2 order of greek salad and bruschetta.
Imagine them because I didn’t snap any photos!
I did manage to take a picture of his sweeet grandparents though
They are just amazing.
A picture of me and the birthday boy was also taken
Unfortunately, I’m awfully unphotogenic.
When we got home I was still kind of hungry so I had another slice of bruschetta and some steamed broccoli and carrots with a blob of mustard for dipping.
Kind of a strange dessert, no?
Well I’m kind of a strange girl
I should probably get to bed.
Lots more packing tomorrow and I’m heading out to the Berry Barn for breakfast with Andrew’s mom in the morning!
I know you’ve been missing Beasley pics so here’s a couple to make YOU smile
It’s already 11:45pm and I’m just posting now. ARG.
Damn being a night owl.
I did have a really lax day though (prob not the best idea when we need to be moved out of our house in 5 ish days!!) but it sure felt good
I woke up at the crack of 10am and got right to lurkwork.
Yes that’s right. I named my addiction. Sounds important now, yeah?
While I was working I slurped on a smoothie.
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen peach
1 scoop of vanilla isoflex
2 ice cubes
I bookmarked about a 1000 new recipes and got the googs down to about 700. Wooop!
Just when I planned to take Beasley out for a jog it started to rain. Saskatoon weather is crazy lately! Rain, sun, rain, rain, rain, rain. COME ON MOTHER NATURE!!
Instead of working out I decided to get started on lunch instead.
Healthy Garden Potato Soup
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, diced
1 bulb of fresh garlic, minced
1 cup of sliced carrots
6 large stalks of rainbow swiss chard (spinach, kale or green beans would work too)
1 lb of new potatoes, quartered
2 cups of veggie broth
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
1 tbsp fresh basil, torn
salt and pepper
Heat olive oil over medium heat and add shallot and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes and then add carrots and potatoes. Cook for about 1 minute and then add broth, water, salt, pepper and basil. Bring to a boil and turn temp to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until veggies are soft. Add in chard during last 5 minutes. Pour half of soup into blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour back into pot. If you don’t like your soup chunky, blend the whole batch of soup. Top with goat chedda, more pepper and some hot saucce if you’re so inclined.
My fave thing about this soup was that everything came from either my mom’s garden or the farmer’s market.
Oh, and obviously the goat chedda.
The rest of the afternoon was spent mindlessly looking through cookbooks and mags, trying to figure out what to take and what to toss. I packed one box. Ha. But I did get all the laundry finished
When Andrew got home from work we went and picked up a Magic Bullet so we can still have smoothies on our holiday.
I would love to take the Kitchenaid but she’s kind of a husky beast. Bullet is a little more practical.
Ander made supper while I watched Pretty Little Liars.
He had a burger and smoothie (obsessed much?) and I had a gigantic salad with organic mixed greens and kale from ma mama’s garden, grilled salmon, kamut and spelt prepared salad, sliced pickles and cucumbers and topped with raspberry vinaigrette and sunflower sprouts.
Need to learn how to make kamut and spelt salad ASAP.
I’ve been snacking on some cherries
and a piece of toast with raspberry jam and earth balance.
That about brings us to right now.
My eyes are closing again as I’m typing so like ushe, I’m off to bed! (Well, check facebook and email first of course )
On the food agenda for tomorrow ~ these beautiful crepes! Not sure if they’re going to be for breakfast or lunch yet.
What do you like better? Sweeeeeet or savorrrrry?
Oh and if you were thinking about getting me a gift (or someone else in your life…..) I would like a few of these please!
Or one of these
Hope you’re having a great Monday!
I am blogging from my parent’s house tonight! Last minute I decided to take off my two day shifts and come home for a couple of days. I really need to clear my head and get out of the city because lately I’ve been feeling like things just aren’t clicking with me. In almost every aspect of my life. I’m not exactly sure when things went awry but I just feel really off. Blogging is about the only time I feel sane, if you can imagine that! Sorry to spill my guts but I just wanted to let you know what’s going on withe me. I have a few ideas on how to fix this little funk but I’ll talk about that after the meals
Supper last night was Andrew’s baked french onion soup with goat chedda and garlic crunchies.
I looove french onion soup so much! I usually make a small hole in the side, eat all the soup first and then eat the cheesy bread part at the end.
For dessert I had some vegan tofu chocolate pie with some apple loves blackberry yogurt, pecans, strawberries and hemp hearts.
I made the chocolate tofu cake the other night and I think my dates were bad because ppppppppuuuuuuuu the crust tasted like crap! Soapy crap even. I salvaged some of the cakey part that wasn’t touching the crust for my dessert and tossed the rest.
Breakfast was light ish
Just some toast with pecan butter, strawberries and 1/2 an orange.
I was planning on taking Beasley for a walk and then coming home and doing P90x yoga but plans changed and I only got to take Beabs for his walk. No biggie.
I ate some homemade trail mix of filberts, macadamia nuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, chocolate chips, walnuts and something else I can’t remember the name of during the 2 1/2 hour drive home.
When I got home my mom had this babeh ready for me
Yowza! In the mix was some cabbage, wild rice, tomato sauce and zucchini and it was taaaasty!
I had a side salad of romaine and organic mixed greens with cucumbers, orange and yellow peppers, fresh chives from my mom’s garden, grated carrots and dill, a piece of corn on the cob and a homemade flax bun.
Lazy vegan cabbage rolls
My mom and I took Beasley for a walk after supper and I’ve been munching on anything I can get my fingers on around here! I am a total feeling eater. 100%. I made some pecan butter and some more lemon rosemary muffins (I have a seeerious problem) and I just finished some pita chips. Can you say MONSTER??
You might be wondering about the title of this post. Or maybe not. Regardless, the witching hour is what I call the time of day when I am the most productive. There is about a 4 hour window where I have so much energy, am so inspired, get the most accomplished, etc. I am in my groove during the witching hour. That time for me just happens to be 10:30pm ish – 2:30am ish.
I was up until about that time last night making birthday gifts. I got in the mood about 10:30pm and just couldn’t stop. I also wrote a ton of ideas for posts and a few scribbled recipe ideas. I’m a nut case. Now you now.
I also came up with some fun ideas to get me out of my skunky funk. They are also mini-challenges because challenges make things more fun! I have been reading tons of blogs that make monthly goals and while I really like this, I am only committing to three. Small enough that I am not intimidated by these goals, big big enough that I will feel accomplished when I complete them
- 60 minutes of exercise daily. This might seem obvious to everyone that exercise makes you feel better, but I rarely get a whole hour in. Beasley walks count, but I want some sweatmess happening over here. I am joining a gym when I get back to the city and am uber excited for all the fun classes!
- A salad a day. Again, might be a no brainer because salads are awwwesome for you but salads are my absolute favorite meals and are so versatile! I’ll be trying lots and lots of new to me salads in the next 60 days so check back often! This blog and this blog blow my little salad loving mind!
- Insert smile here. This is probably going to be the most important one for me. I really do love my job but holy jeeeepers is it ever negative. There is nothing positive about the things we hear at work. The girls at work are great, it’s just what my job entails that is such a bummer. Crime crime crime and lots of saaad stories. ANYWAYS, because I sometimes find it hard to just leave my work shit at work, I am inserting something that makes me smile into my life everyday. Whether it be a silly story, a picture, a video, a quote, whatev else I will be posting it here! Hopefully it will get a smile out of you, too
Today was supposed to be day 1 of my challenges and I did okay given the wonky circumstances.
I walked Beabs for a total of 1 hour (or really close to).
I had a salad at supper.
Insert smile here:
That’s all for tonight friends! Sweet dreams and I’ll see you tomorrow!!
Questions: Do you have a witching hour?? If so, what time?? What do you like to do during this time? I bake, clean, write, plan, organize, etc. I am constantly asking Andrew “Is the food processor going to wake you up??” haha.
What makes YOU smile??? My family, friends, Beasers, random acts of kindness, stupid funny 5 am jokes, blogs, sunny rain, traveling, etc. I could go on for ever and ever
Happy long weekend!!
Did you guys miss me??
I sure missed you
Three night shifts make it a little bit hard to blog though!
But it didn’t stop me from taking lots of pics!!
1 hemp plus waffle, 2 scrambled egg whites, maple syrup and organic ketchup. With 1/2 an orange on the side.
Salad with spinach, asparagus, potatoes, onions, feta, and hummus. Small bowl of butternut squash soup.
It rained almost all day on Thursday. And then it started to hail!
Those vehicles had to pull over because it was coming down so hard! Lol and some kid on a bike got pelted! I felt so bad for him!
Mixed organic greens and arugula, fishy sticks, avocado, goat chedda and red peppers.
The dressing was HEABs faaaaabulous hummy dressing with some relish mixed in. So gourmet
We had two birthdays at work this week! So we celebrated on our first night shift!
We had rhubarb crisp, brownies and vanilla ice cream.
Scottish oats with almond cashew butter, strawberries, granola. YUUUUUM!!
Mountain wrap with amy’s veggie burger, spinach, cucumbers, pineapple and hummas. Snap peas and butternut squash soup, too.
Whole wheat bow ties, organic tomato and basil pasta sauce with broccoli, garlic, mushrooms and edamame beans.
Topped with nutritional yeast.
and for a snack I took 1/2 an orange, some strawberries and cherries.
I got called in for overtime on Saturday night and I didn’t have any time to eat breakfast. So I made a lunch/supper combo
Spinach with leftover pasta, avocado, cucumbers, red peppers and mushrooms.
The hummy mustard dressing with relish.
Andrew’s cousin came over for supper and brought an awesome tofu dish and Andrew made a ginger stirfry.
This was sooooo goood!! Tofu and I aren’t always one, but this was frickn’ awwweseome.
I also made some more muffs for the work peeps!
The platoon I worked with last night is the best!! If I had get transferred to a different shift, I would definitely want to go there
We had kind of lupper with my parents today who are in the city for my aunt and uncle’s anniversary. We went to Las Palapas again and it was really goood. I am just starting to get hungry now and it’s been about 4 1/2 hours and Andrew is making french onion soup
There is a few things that I want to talk about tomorrow so PLEASE COME BACK!!
I am trying to channel SUMMER over here even though it has been raining for the past couple days!
I hope your weekend has been filled with sunshine!
See you tomorrow!
Sup monsters! Can you believe that it is Sunday already??? The weekend went by so fast! Hope everyone had fun! I still have two more days off though Booya.
I totally skipped breakfast this morning. I went to bed pretty late last night so I might have stayed in bed until 11:30 am!! Super sleeeper. It was awesome. I bummed around with Beasley while Andrew went to a movie and after about an hour I made this salad
accompanied with more soup
My brother dropped off some sprouts he sprouted with the soup yesterday. I don’t know how he does it. I FAIL at making sprouts.
Anderr and I made a meal plan and a grocery list and went grocery shopping! My favorite thing to do haha. Our list was looong and when we got home I was starving. We bought some new gluten free brown rice that takes 50 minutes to make so while that was cooking I munched on some black pepper and olive oil Triscuits with goat cheese and mashed blackberries. Try it because you’ll love it
The rice turned out soo good! Cooked it a little too long (rice times are always effed up) but it was still really really good. I was lurking a lot of blogs last night and I found myself drooling over stir fried rice dishes. So obvi I had to make some today. I made stir fried rice and veggies with homemade red thai curry paste. AMAZING. I have never cooked with lemongrass before and it was surprisingly easy. Oh and I got to use the chopsticks I got from my friend Kristi for Xmas!
Stir Fried Rice with Red Thai Curry Paste
1/4 red onion
1 stalk of lemongrass, minced (directions found here)
2 red chili peppers
3 cloves of garlic
1 thumb size piece of ginger
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tbsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
4 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce or Tamari)
1 tsp cane sugar
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp lime zest
2 tbsp water
Cook brown rice according to package directions. Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend blend blend until smooth ish. Heat a 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add about 1/4 cup of curry paste. Add vegetables and stir fry until tender crisp. Add rice and more curry paste to taste. Mix everything together, top with bean sprouts and serve.
I am craving that coconut icecream like crazy right now so I’m off to snack my face off! Let me now if you try this recipe! Sweet dreams and happy back to work day tomorrow!!