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Hey guys!

Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July! 

 We celebrated Canada Day on Sunday with my family ♥

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I wanted to talk to you guys about meal planning. I know what you’re probably thinking, but bear with me 😉

I wanted to show you what has been working for us for the last couple weeks. We have tried meal planning a million times. And because I read so many blogs/cookbooks/magazines you would think that I would always have it figured out what I want every night for supper. So not the case. I’m pretty good for breakfasts and lunches [smoothies and salads right now] but supper is always an “I’m huuuungry but I don’t know what I want” whine to Andrew. But I finally found a system that works for us 🙂

Andrew and I each pick foods/cuisines that we like and then pick the days of the week that will work best with our schedules/weather. If that makes any sense at all haha.

Example: We loove tacos so we picked Tuesdays to have them. [Taco Tuesday!!] Now every Tuesday I know we are having some kind of tacos. Last week it was fish tacos, this week it was enchiladas. I also love Italian food so this week we chose Wednesday for pasta. We use the same pasta and veggies and then make our own sauces. Super easy. 

Okay so here’s this week’s schedule:

Monday – Grill [veggie burgers + salad]

Tuesday – Tacos [vegan enchiladas]

Wednesday – Pasta [goat cheese, fennel + mushroom fusilli]

Thursday – Pizza [homemade on the BBQ]

Friday – Tofu + Veggies [hemp seed crusted]

Saturday – Clean out the fridge/leftovers [take out for Andrew]

Sunday – Free night [supper with Andrew’s parents]

These meal plans have been so easy to follow and make grocery shopping a total breeze. I almost look forward to making them each week. <—geek

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Monday we made these veggie burgers with this basil goat cheese spread.  

burger, huge mixed green salad with dried cranberries, feta and balsamic and steamed broccolini

The burgers were delicious [I love lentils and mushrooms] but I could probably just eat that spread with a spoon. We used fresh basil from our garden and it was just insane. So simple and so delicious. 

Tuesday we made these vegan enchiladas with cilantro avocado cream sauce.   My brother came for supper so he and Andrew had mexi fries with theirs and I had a big salad with mine.

The filling is so good I saved some to have for lunch today.

[terrible photo] enchilada with sauce and mixed greens with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and balsamic dressing

Tonight was pasta night. I used the rest of the basil goat cheese spread mixed with a bit of goat milk to make a sauce and tossed it with sautéed leek, fennel, mushrooms and fusilli.

pasta with an unpictured bowl of steamed swiss chard

That’s it so far this week. I can’t wait for tomorrow! Pizza is one of my favourite foods 🙂 

Night friends!

Paije xo

Tell me…

Are you a meal planner? Or do you just wing it? Meal planning has made my life a million times easier so yeah, totally love.

Favorite pizza topping? I HAVE to have pineapple on my pizza but I also love broccoli!

Hey everyone!!

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!!

Thursday breakfast

1 hemp plus waffle, 2 scrambled egg whites, maple syrup and organic ketchup. With 1/2 an orange on the side.

Lunch

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!

Supper

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.

My plate:

Friday breakfast

Scottish oats with almond cashew butter, strawberries, granola. YUUUUUM!!

Lunch

Mountain wrap with amy’s veggie burger, spinach, cucumbers, pineapple and hummas. Snap peas and butternut squash soup, too.

Supper

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 😉

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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!


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