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Good evening! Everyone have a great day? Mine was dece. I just got back from a run with Beas and wow running outside is totally different then running on the treadmill. I got a cramp after like 3 minutes!! Lame balls. I only ran a few blocks and was sooo tired! DEFINITELY gonna need to run TONS and TONS more before I could even think about doing a marathon πŸ™‚

Eats are boring today! Sorry! But I did wake up to this nerd:

rawr

1/3 cup oatmeal, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, coochie-coo banana yogurt, and cinnamon. Plus toppings. Andrew had another bowl of oatmeal, too! Yippee! Two healthy breakfasts in a row. Now were out of oatmeal haha.

For lunch I packed a salad (organic greens and sprouts),

the artichoke/chickpea/veggie mess from yesterday to go on top,

fresh pineapple slices,

and apple slices with cashew butter and an orange.

Work was busy busy as usual today. But we did have a presentation for an hour after lunch so it made the afternoon go by a lot faster. Only one more day shift!

Suppa was ready for me when I got home. WIN! Andrew made veggie soup that was superb. I have no idea what was in it except for the obvious turnips, carrots, celery, red pepper, onions, and broccoli.

and I made the straangest sandwich. But I’m a strange girl so that’s okay. It had ricotta cheese, 1/4 smashed avocado, roasted veggies and sprouts and it did the trick.

Like my fishy bowl??

So yeah, that’s it for tonight. Lunch tomorrow is going to be rando because I am going to make it in the am. I’m now going to read YOUR blogs (YEEAH) and watch ANTM! Sleep tight monsters!

Paije xx

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Hello lovelies!! Another beautiful day, yeah? The title of this post may have brought you back a few years to the kissing game 7 minutes in heaven (which I never played btw) buuut I am referring to my 11 minute straight run today!! B-b-b-booyah!! Awesomeness. I did a 5 minute warmup, 11 minutes of JOGGING, and then a 5 minute cool down!!! After my 45 minute walk with Mr. Beasley.

Breakfast this morning was a HIT!! Andrew liked it! And ate it all. YAY!! And he just ate it on the regular. No toppings at all πŸ™‚ Mine was not so lucky lol

hello

haha like the monroe piercing?? I totally added granola and cashew butter after of course πŸ™‚

I had another productive day (weeeoh!) but I stopped to take a break for lunch. It was supposed to be the wrap from yesterday but I put it in the fridge last night -HUGE MISTAKE – and when I went to take it out, it shattered. Lesson learned. My fail turned into a win pretty fast though. I cut up some leftover veggies and an artichoke heart, mashed a handful of chickpeas, added some dill and a laughing cow and BAM! Lonchi. With the last of the pumpkin butternut squash soup.

Yay super YUM. You might not be able to tell by my awful pictures but it was AHMAZING.

Andrew is making supper tonight and stopped so I could take some pics.

Lasagna switched up made with broccoli and ricotta cheese. And carrots, peppers, onions, tomatoes and goat chedda of course πŸ™‚ We are out of bread so Andrew made toasted garlic buns.

I had a salad with mine as well. I looove when my greens get all mixed up with other food. I’m defintely not one of those people who can’t have their food touching πŸ™‚

We had chocolate pie again for dessert! I made a little one for me with a crust of walnuts and dates. I was missing some raspberries so I mushed up a few defrosted ones and poured it on top.

Andrew’s piece obviously looks waaay more appetizing than mine. Nonetheless I murdered my little piece πŸ™‚

Sooo….back to work tomorrow. Yeehaw. We are having an appetizer night on our first night shift (Friday) and I still don’t know what to bring!! Any ideas??? I also still need song ideas too πŸ™‚

Sweet dreams monstas. Until tomorrow!! Hopefully I can get a chance to catch up on reading your blogs!

Paije xx

Hey guys! Hope you all had a beeautiful day! The weather was so nice today that I wore my capri lulus and flipflops! FINALLY! πŸ™‚ I’ve also had this song stuck in my head all day. Remember this hit??

Hahaha so awesome. I WISH I could double dutch like those girls πŸ™‚

Today was uber productive. I took Bizzle for a walk this morning, spent about an hour cleaning up his nasty winter poop in the backyard and cleaning out the flower beds, cleaned all the cupboards, organized a few, did all my laundry and made a raw chili wrap (it took soo long). That might not seem like a lot but I felt like I got a lot done. Hopefully tomorrow will be the same.

EATS today are as follows:

meal #1

Overnight oats of 1/3 cup oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/3 cup almond milk, container of itty bitty apricot Yo Baby yogurt. Topped with granola, strawberries and cashew butter.

meal #2

I found this recipe in the Raw Food Real World cookbook by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis. SO GREAT. This is my version. Hope you like it as much as we did!

Blue Sunset

1 cup fresh pineapple
3/4 of a small banana
1/2 cup strawberries
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tsp agave
1/2 cup blueberries

In a blender, puree all ingredients except blueberries until smooth. Pour out about half of the mixture into serving glasses, filling each glass about halfway. Add the blueberries to the remaining shake in the blender and blend until smooth. Gently pout the remaining blueberry shake over the pineapple-strawberry shake.

Meal #3

I found a new attachment on my mandolin and until I get my spiralizer, this will have to do πŸ™‚ I mixed some zucchini with leftover red thai curry paste, a veggie burger and some mixed greens. I had a wrap with laughing cow on the side.

Look what we got yesterday!!

Young thai coconuts! YAY!! So many raw recipes are made with these and I couldn’t wait to crack into them. Well, turns out that one of them was rotten! BOOO! The flesh was a nasty purple color and the water was pinky. YUCK.

Here is the good meat

I mixed this with about 1/4 cup of water, 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tbsp psyllium husk and 1/4 of a tomato in my food processor until it started to conceal. I then poured it onto a Teflex sheet and thew it in my dehydrator for about 5 hrs.

I’ll be making a wrap with this tomorrow for lunch πŸ™‚

Meal #4

I marinated some veggies in some italian dressing and some cuban seasoning for kebabs

sliced some potatoes with my new handheld mandolin, added some goat chedda and chives and baked for about 20 min at 400F.

and doused my fish with lemon juice and pepper.

and my plate

After supper, Andrew had a request for chocolate mousse with tofu. My friend Jaime made it one night when we were over there for supper so after finding a recipe and running to the store, we came up with this:

I didn’t take a picture when we ate it because we didn’t wait long enough and it wasn’t very pretty πŸ™‚ Tomorrow you will get one. And possibly a recipe.

K I’m out like trout. Just ate my feelings in Triscuits 😦 See you tomorrow!!!

Paije xx

PS. I’m making overnight oats (again) x 2 for tomorrow!! That’s right. The mister wants in on this fantasico breakfast. So happy.

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

open up!

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

brown rice
assorted veggies

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
pepper
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!!

Paije xx

Hi! How is everyone?? Hopefully you’re having a really good weekend. Mine has been going just fine. Did you celebrate Earth Hour tonight?? We sure did! We shut all of our lights off, took Beasley for a walk (his 2nd one today πŸ˜‰ ) and then came home, lit some candles and shared the So Delicious coconut milk vanilla bean icecream I bought the other day.

This is my third year participating and it just warms my lame little heart how many people do this. The Sydney Opera House and the Great Pyramids of Giza even shut off their lights!

Our living room all lit up, missing the two boys

please don't mind the off center rug

What kind of things do you do to help the earth? We do small things everyday like use cold water to wash our clothes, use reusable grocery bags and sandwich bags, unplugging appliances when we aren’t using them, and recycling as much as possible! And in the summer we compost πŸ™‚

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Backtracking to yesterday.

B-fast

Three egg whites, goat cheese, 1/4 of an avocado, chopped tomato, dill and an apple.

We had a popcorn night at work (cuz my new supervisor is so cool) and she brought her air popper, I brought some popcorn and another girl brought a bunch of popcorn seasonings. I OVERLOADED myself with delicious popcorn. It was crazy.

I only took one picture of what I took for lunch last night. I didn’t think you needed to see another bowl of potato salad or another wrap so I left them out. Andrew made a quesadilla and left me half to take to work. It was curry ish and awesome.

Work was busy busy busy last night!! Ugh. Sometimes I wish crime would take a vacay LOL. But then I guess I wouldn’t have a job, right? πŸ˜‰

B-fast today was oatmeal with chia, raisons, blackberries, honey, quinoa maple cereal and almond milk. Weird, I know. I had a craving for all of those things and they tasted decee together.

and a smoothie

made with this

I knew we were having pizza at Andrew’s brother’s house tonight so I had a small meal so I wouldn’t go overboard once I got there. My brother dropped off some soup he made – butternut squash, pumpkin, carrots, cloves and curry – and DAMN! Sooo yummy!! I had it with a smear of goat cheese and whole wheat wrap.

I still managed to have 2 1/2 pieces of veggie pizza πŸ™‚

Time for bed! Or time to have another snack?? Hahaha probably a little bit of both. See you guys tomorrow!!! BYYYYYYE!!

Paije xx

PS. The dreamy Michael Buble is on SNL tonight!!! β™₯

Holla! IT’S FRIIIDAY!!! Awesome possum. I am up waaay too early and tonight is gonna be pretty painful! Haha but that’s nothing new. I had LOTS of eats yesterday aaaaaand…..drumroll please…..

I RAN FOR 10 MINUTES STRAIGHT!!!!

One whole mile! No stops! I know that might not be a big deal to most people, but I don’t think I’ve ever ran that long before. So proud πŸ™‚ I felt so great after!! And I’m so looking forward to doing it again!

Now onto the foooods.

B-fast was a smoothie because I had a nail appointment and I had to mooooove.

I was lurking on the Living Harvest website and found this great smoothie recipe. I halved it.

Vanilla Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp Vanilla Spice protein powder

Blend it and drink it.

When I got home I decided to make some Quinoa Protein Muffins found here. All I did was change the flava of protein. (No idea why I’m so into protein powder right now. Anything to help me stay fuller longer!)

My muffins did not turn out as well as I was hoping. Mine crumbled so I stuck them together with cashew butter to have as a snack at work.

dry ingredients

wet ingredients + bubble

all togetha now

all fini

all the quinoay goodness

While these were cooking I went and did my run πŸ˜‰ Oh and because I had made a tons of quinoa, I made some of Angela’s maple quinoa cereal. Check it out riiiiight here!. I have actually made this three times now and burnt it everytime!! This was my best attempt yet though, ha.

I haven’t actually had any of this yet, but Andrew had it for breakfast (with almond milk I think) and he said it was gooood. Win.

I took Bizzle for a long walk and it went by so quickly now that I have new songs on my ipod. I hadn’t changed the songs in 2 years!! Shameful, absolutely. But I rock out now πŸ™‚

I had eggs for lunch! I am so addicted I have been licking my plate clean for the last three days. I mashed some blackberries instead of using jam this time and IT IS DA BOMB. I also finished up the rest of the stuffed focaccia inards (spinach, red pepper, pine nuts, feta, onion) and a piece of Squirrley bread.

I totally didn’t do Raw Food Long Change. Deferred success. So I made orange and white potato salad. Another win.

all ready to go

Sweet Potato Salad

Dressing:
3 tbsp plain organic yogurt
1 1/2 tbsp low fat mayo
squeeze of lemon juice
1/2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp stoneground mustard
fresh dill
tiny bit of fresh grated ginger
hot sauce
salt and pepper

yams
potatoes
chives
pickles
red pepper
radishes
celery

Use as much of everything to taste.You can’t really mess this up πŸ™‚

I made a wrap using the leftover veggies from supper the night before. I just added goat cheese and sprouts.

gobble gobble gobble

Blue Lagoon smoothie is next. Or purple lagoon. Whateves. Sooo good. Same recipe as before, just subbed in a cup of Saskatoon berries that we picked and froze in the summer. Now, please don’t judge the fact that it’s in a jar. I had no to-go cup. I tried to pretty the pic up πŸ˜‰

Here is my lunchi all ready for my lunch kit

Oranges and the protein muffin with cashew butter make up the excess.

Look at what is in store for tomorrow!!! Caaan’t wait.

Hope you guys have a GREAT weekend! Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow. I am on days off in T-14 hrs!!!

Qs for you: I love love love potato and macaroni salad. Do you have a go to recipe that you love?? Any songs that you suggest I download? I was so used to having over 700 songs on my ipod and now i only have 30!! PLEASE HELP!!!

Bye monsters!!!!

Paije xx

Hey guys! Happy hump day! I was home from work sick today 😦 and am just starting to feel better. I started to feel icky last night after supper and when I got to work this morning it just seemed to be getting worse. I didn’t feel like I had the flu, I just felt off. Not me. So I came home, took some Super Orange Emergen-C and had a loooong sleep. I woke up, had a little bite of lunch and fell back asleep. Obviously my body needed it. I’ve been drinking lots of tea today and Andrew made supper with lots of ginger to help with my nausea. Feeling A LOT better now πŸ™‚

I promised a different breakfast today and I didn’t lie…

Gobbled this mess up. Was 2 egg whites and 1 egg. Goat cheese and raspberry jam. So great. I had packed this for lunch

Lunch was supposed to be a sundried tomato with more goat cheese, roasted veggies and radish sprouts, oranges, leftover salad, granola bar, protein muffin with cashew butter and cottage cheese. Lunch ended up being just the wrap, honey lemon tea and another nap.

We had an early dinner tonight and it was excellent. Brown rice and veggie stirfry.

Recipes pour vous

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Dill
(Pretty sure this recipe came from Cooking Light)

1 cup uncooked orzo
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup feta
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 can chickpeas, rinsed
1 1/2 tbsp EVOO
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp salt
2 cloves of garlic minced
lemon juice to taste ( approx 1 lemon)

Cook pasta, rinse with cold water and set aside.
Combine pasta with onions, cheese, dill and chickpeas in a large bowl.
Combine lemon juice and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Drizzle over pasta and toss to coat.

Feta, Spinach and Pine Nut Stuffed Focaccia

1 recipe focaccia bread
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 a red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
Lots of spinach (6 cups?)
1/2 cup feta
handful of pine nuts
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
2 tbps almond milk
1 tbsp parm cheese

Preheat over to 375F.

Heat oil in a pan and add onion and garlic and cook until onion is clear, about 3 min. Add as much spinach as you can into the pan and stir until it wilts. Add the rest of the spinach and repeat. Take off burner and stir in feta, pine nuts, salt and pepper and lemon juice.
Place focaccia dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread it into a rectangle ish shape and then put spinach mixture lengthwise over half of dough, leaving a little border. Fold other half of dough over filling; press edges around to close the bread up.
Mix milk and parm and brush over focaccia. Cut a few diagonal slits across.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until brown on top.

Well there you have it. Starting to feel crappy pants again so I’m going to join my puppy and hit the hay. Take care out there! πŸ™‚

Paije xx

PS. Go and enter this super awesome giveaway!!!

Hi guys!! Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a shweeet day! I left early from work to hang out with Andy and have literally effed the dog all day. And now I am too tired to post the recipes that I promised I would yesterday 😦 So sorry monsters!

Brrrreakfast this morning was…..SURPRISE!! oatmeal oatmeal oatmeal. boooring paije! But today I added Stoneyfield apple loves blackberry yogurt and blackberries.

I packed a pretty simple lunch today of leftovers, oranges, homemade trail mix, salad and a granola bar. See below:

I spent the afternoon reading some sweet snags from my brother this weekend

and lurking some pretty awesome blogs πŸ™‚ After all that fun, I made supper! So exciting. Not that I had much to do as I had already made the orzo & chickpea salad last night. All I had to do was steam a few carrots, and broccolini and toast some Squirrley bread. Oooh la la.

Soo good. I love simple dinners like this πŸ™‚

Oh! I almost forgot. I got new protein powder today…and had a protein muffin for my snackie with cashew butter and raspberry jammers.

Okay lovelies, I gotsta go. It’s sleepy time tea and off to bed!! Another work day tomorrow and tomorrow I WILL NOT BE EATING OATS for breakfast. I creeped a few delicious recipes today and I can’t wait until tomorrow! I will also be posting the recipes that I was supposed to post today πŸ™‚ Night all!

Paije xx

Hi guys! Sorry no post yesterday but after I got home I just wanted to hang out with my boyss and relaaax!! I had such a good weekend at home, though! Just wish it wouldn’t have been so short!

Just some of the many reasons I love being at home

awesome oats with raisons, cashew butter, honey and chia seeds

fresh pineapple

homemade veggie lasagna

My mom totally spoiled Beasley while we were there. She took him for walk/runs in the a.m. while I was zzzzzing and even picked up his poop! (She’s NEVER been a dog person). I loved it. She took him out in the afternoon if she was going outside and we took him for a really long walk one afternoon. My kitties were even getting used to him. One of them anyway πŸ˜‰

When I got home I realized I was waaay to tired to cook anything so Andrew and I decided to order out. Shocking, I know. We hardly ever eat out! Maybe if we lived in a city where there were a lot more vegetarian/vegan options we would but for now cooking home is totally fine with me πŸ™‚ We ordered from Las Palapas and my meal was suuper duuper.

I had the black bean and roast vegetable burrito with bean salad. GAH soo great. It had a kind of creme fraiche sauce on top of the burrito and it was deelicious!

I miiight have overloaded on popcorn after this. POPCORN MONSTER.

Today started off with an 8am orthodontist appointment. Not sure why I do that to myself. My last day off and I have to be up early! I decided that since I was up so early, I would get a lot done today. Ha ha ha. Not the case at all. I did eat breakfast when I got home

chia oatmeal with cinnamon and molasses. and a frozen raspberry or two. obvi the only thing I eat for breakfast is oats. maybe I could switch it up once in awhile yeah? haha.

I promptly fell asleep as soon as I put my spoon down. And woke up at nooon! Ahhhh, nothing better than a good sleep but JEEZ! Noon?! Whateves. I got up and took Bizzle for a walk and then came home and did some laundry, had a salad (with the leftover yam falafels)

and started making focaccia for tonight’s supper of stuffed focaccia with spinach and feta. I used this focaccia mix

I have never made focaccia bread before and this was really easy. After mixing it all up, I put it in a greased bowl for 45 minutes to rise. I cut it in two pieces – one for the stuffed bread and just a regular one. Spread it out into a rectangle ish shape, spread my innerds on, folded it up and baked it!

le stuffed beauty

le regular focaccia

Here are the finished products:

YUM YUM YUM!! Andrew roasted some veggies for supper, too. Mushrooms, peppers, onions, asparagus, zucchini.

My plate before:

aaaaand after:

Oooh my belly is so sassified. No dessert tonight, just supper prep for tomorrow!! Little preview….

A recipe for both the stuffed focaccia and the orzo salad will be kickin around here tomorrow if you’re interested. Hope everyone had a great Monday!! Niiight!

Paije xx

Helloo!! Happy first day of spring! I’m all pictures and no talk today πŸ˜‰ Hope you don’t mind.

first

1/3 cup oatmeal
2 tbsp chia seeds
2/3 cup almond milk
handful of blueberries
spoonful of cashew butter

Let sit in the fridge about 15 minutes before you demolish.

juicy shot

beets
carrots
parsley
celery
other stuff? (made by my brother)

second

veggie broth
baby potatoes
peas
carrots
parsley
oregano
other stuff? (made by my mom)

insert half a protein muffin with cashew butter and some fresh pineapple HERE

third

my plate

sesame oil
garlic
onions
carrots
celery
peppers
broccoli
TONS of freshly grated ginger
Braggs

steamed broccoli and asparagus, quinoa, salad

fourth

frozen bananas
chia seeds
cashew butter

SOO DREAMY. If you haven’t made this yet, please do it now. right now. πŸ™‚

friends (sort of)

😦 My weekend is over tomorrow and am going back to the city
πŸ™‚ I GET TO SEE ANDREW

Sweeet dreams muffins!!

Paije xx

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