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Goood evening!!

Can you believe today is the last day of May???

Already??

It sure doesn’t look like summer over here AT ALL. It’s forecasted to freeze tonight!

Laaaaaame.

Not lame though was my breakfast this morning. Like wowow. I have been experimenting with Scottish oats on and off for a couple of weeks now, but I could never have created anything as faaabulous as this.

Thanks Ashley!!! Click right  here for the recipe!

I topped mine with hazelnut cashew butter, granola and organic raspberry jam.

is it okay to drool over your own food? I don’t care. drooool.

As promised yesterday, here is the kale chip lizard skin recipe.

Step 1. Grab your kale.

Step 2: Cut kale off the stem and rip into bite size pieces.

small pieces

or big pieces, it doesn’t really matter.

Step 3: Wash and dry your kale pieces.

Step 4: Make the sauce

Step 5: The fun part! Put kale in a big bowl and dump the sauce over top. Get your hands in there and massage into the kale pieces, making sure each piece is coated.

Step 6: Place onto dehydrator trays and dehydrate for about 6-8 hours at about 110.

This could of probably been put onto three trays but I squished them onto two.

I have never made these in the oven before but I have read that you can. Just put them on low and watch them.

Sooo cheesy!! Nutritional yeast is amazing.

So after about 7 ish hours I took them out ( and snacked on MANY while they were cooking) and they were perfect!

green, crispy, and cheeesy

These are so addicting!! And so easy to make. They even pass Andrew’s taste test. Which is saying A LOT. If he likes them, anyone will 😉

Cheesy Lizard Skins

1 big bunch of kale

1 cup of raw (or just unsalted) cashews soaked in water for 2 hours or more

juice of 1 lemon

1 red pepper (I’m sure any color would be fine)

5 tbsp nutritional yeast (or more to taste)

pinch of salt

Throw it all together in a food processor (or a blender would work too I’m sure) until smooth.

*****

Lunch was eaten a little late because those oats were sooo filling!

mountain wrap

Amy’s veggie burger

1/4 mashed avocado

mixed greens

kale chips

After lunch Andrew and I took Biz for about a 45 min walk. No rain this time!!  When we got home I did a 20 minute ab video. No crunches!!

Supper was a definite fail. I’ll show you the pic but I won’t even bother telling you the mess that was in there. It was supposed to be a pasta salad but I didn’t have the ingredients for the dressing I wanted, blah blah blah. And my brussel sprouts were like mush. The only good thing about supper was the toast.

I made chocolate covered mulberries for dessert!!

But I’ll save that for tomorrow 😉

*****

Smile of the day:

Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

It’s been 5 years since I came home from NZ and I still miss it everyday. I seriously can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be. ONE DAY sooooon I will go back. My travel list gets new destinations added to it almost everyday, yet this is still #1. I feel like a Kiwi living in a Canadian’s body haha. I am such a nerd. If you ever get the chance to go, GO! You will not regret it 🙂

Paije xx

Hellllooo monsters! TGIF hey?! I am blogging from my bed at my parent’s house right now woop woop!! I ♥ being at home. Sorry about my lame ass post last night. Didn’t realize that I don’t make much sense at 330 am! I’m also sorry for not posting pictures of the yam falafels! WTF, I know. I didn’t say they were god pics but here they are anyhoo

and here it is all wrapped up

Inside this beaut was some organic greens, tzatziki, and tomatoes. And falafels obvvviously. While I was busy being a bad blogga, I forgot to post pics of the finished (NOT over dehydrated) lizard skins.

Yes it looks like someone crapped orange on them. It makes them that much more awesome.

I probably forgot a few more pics in there somewhere (possibly work lunch x2) but I’ll make it up to you with a recipe or two. Happy? 🙂

Bruschetta

3 tomatoes (I used red, orange and yellow)
2 garlic cloves, minced
couple leaves of torn fresh basil
sea salt and lots of black pepper
tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
crunchy bread (I used a garlic loaf)
goat chedda, grated

Cut up tomatoes and mix with garlic, basil, salt and pepper, oils (if using). Toss until just mixed. Throw in fridge for 15-30 minutes to let everything blend together. Toast the bread, top with tomatoes and cheese and broil. I had two bigger slices for dinner or you could also make lots of little ones for appies 🙂

I guess I won’t be posting the recipe for the falafels because I just followed this recipe this time. I left out the bread crumbs, used almond milk and added a few different spices. Definitely fun to play around with.

Breakfast this morning was a simple egg white on a flax bun smothered in the hot jalapeno mustard and dipped in organic ketchup. I give it a 2 out of 10. That mustard is retarded.

I drank a black coffee on the way to Nips and when I got here I was a starvin marvin. Made spanish rice from a box. You bet.

Recognize the bowl?? All my friends had these growing up, too. Did you? Please tell me what they are called.

I also made another protein muffin thing. This time with chocolate protein. And cashew butter. No picture but I’m sure you can image how great it was 😉

When I come home I feel so spoiled. Other than spending time with my fam, both my brotha and my motha are GREAT cooks!! (My dad and I are GREAT eaters hehe). This was what was for supper 2nite.

Gahh! Greatness. Brown rice pasta with my mom’s pasta sauce (zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, celery, etc.), vegetables with buckwheat, and spicy confetti salad from Company’s Coming Tonight Magical Meals on Short Notice.

I had a piece of this and black current tea while I got schooled in cards.

Date cake/matrimonial cake or whateves it’s called. It was sure swell. Beasley is trying so hard to play with my kitties. Matty hates him but I think he’s growing on Gucci.

haha the lil monster tries soo hard

Time for me to get some sleep! FINALLY. Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Peace out cub scouts!

Paije xx

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!! Hope everyone is having fun celebrating! No green beer for me tonight (the green food coloring actually really creeps me out) because I am going to work! Of course! Soo today was Raw Food Long Change and I spent the afternoon uncooking 😉

I got up this morning at about 8:00am, came out to the livingroom to check my email and fell back asleep!! I didn’t wake up until 10:30am 😦 Oh well. I took Bizzle for a walk as soon as I did get up because it was soo gorgeous outside. We only walked for about 30 minutes before my stomach started grumbling. I came home and had half of one of these:

Not that bad. Not the best flavor I’ve ever had, but not bad. I also had a GREEN MONSTER. In honor of shamrock day of course 😉

excuse my morning gargoyle face

And I took the picture in honor of Janetha. It was just my usual banana, spinach and water but I added xanthan gum – the reason it looks like I painted on my mustache.

I made kale chips! And didn’t overcook them this time! I used a different recipe this time though and they are suuuperb.

Kale Chips

big bunch of kale
1 red pepper
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1 cup soaked cashews
2 tsp sea salt

Put everything in the food processor except for the kale and Cut out the stem in kale and cut into chip like pieces. Pour sauce over kale and massage until coated. Leave a bit extra and drop in blobs. Dehydrate on teflex sheets for about 6-12 hours.

I also had a little helper this afternoon. He didn’t really help. More so laid in the sun.

I also made a raw spinach dip. I was going to take it to work but (sorry work peeps!!) I’m selfish! 😉

Raw Spinach Dip

1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 cloves of garlic
1 lemon, juiced
3/4 cup water
5 ounces spinach
1/8 red onion
1 red pepper
sea salt to taste

Add all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. That’s it. Easy and yummy.

I kind of forgot to eat lunch this afternoon (laundry, grocery shopping and cooking kind of got in the way) so I made a veggie burger, some parmesan Triscuit craackers, spinach dip and a protein cupcake! I stole the recipe from Therese and I am OBBBBSEEEEEESSEEDD.

Le prison plate:

Tonight we made yam falafels. They are bright orange and I can’t wait! No time to post a pic -you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow!! GOTTTAA GO!!!

Hope you have a great night!

Paije xx

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