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Sup errrrvryone!!

It’s already 11:45pm and I’m just posting now. ARG.

Damn being a night owl.

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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

1/2 banana

1 frozen peach

1 scoop of vanilla isoflex

2 ice cubes

sluuuurrrp!

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.

Lurve.

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 😉 )

Nighty night!

Paije xx

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 🙂

Heeey! Happy Easter! Hope you had a great day! I got off work this morning to Andrew leaving to work overtime so I had a loooong sleep in an empty house. It was so quiet and I was so tired that I slept until almost 3:30pm! Crazy. But it felt so damn good.

I took some very unappetizing food to work last night, but I know you won’t judge 😉 Breakfast/lunch/whatever was some unpictured overnight oats. Lunch/dinner/whatever was leftova pasta, leftover lasagna inards with goat chedda. Obvi I heart leftovers. ♥ This didn’t even make it out of the house.

I cooked 3 egg whites with some dill, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions and slathered a laughing cow wedge on it.

Also in my lunch was a salad, a piece of toast with cashew butter, apple chips, a banana and some organic applesauce. I ATE EVERYTHING. Plus some. I was lurking around the leftover appies from the night before. Ugh. Do you find that after eating lots of crappy food the next day you’re starving? That seems to always happen to me. My body CRAVES fruits and veggies after appetizer nights lol.

After my super duper sleep in today, I totally skipped breakfast and lunch and went straight for supper at about 5:30. I was craving something really yummy so I baked some baby potatoes, steamed some broccolini and made a cheesy lemon dill sauce to go on top. YUUUM. (Don’t mind the unyummy picture of the sauce)

The cheesy lemon dill sauce was just 2 laughing cow wedges, approx 2 tbsp of almond milk, a squeeze of lemon, lots of fresh dill and lots of pepper.

I went in to work tonight for some overtime and brought a new to me Starbucks latte. I had a grande Awake tea latte with nonfat milk. SOOO GOOD. I usually get the Earl Grey latte but this is sooo good. I think I might have to get one tomorrow!

The shift I was working with tonight had an appetizer night. Haha I know. How did I get so lucky?! I swear works actually gets done while were there. Their appie night was so much better than ours though! They had chocolate crepes with whipped cream and raspberry sauce, veggie samosas, crackers with cream cheese and jalapeno jelly, jalapeno poppers, caesar salad, a taco dip and probably way more stuff that I can’t remember. They were so nice to let me eat with them! LOVE ‘A’ PLATOON. I’m probably going to go in and work more overtime with them tomorrow 🙂

So that was my night/day. Things might be a little screwed up with my eating because of the night shifts and overtime but hopefully it will figure itself out before my mom gets here on Wednesday! See you tomorrow!!

Paije xx

PS. My friend Sheena had a baby girl yesterday named Tensley! Isn’t that just the sweetest name? Sorry I had to share but I am just soo excited! I cannot wait to meet her 🙂

Hey guys!

Happy Easter weekend! Hope everyone has lots of fun plans! Anyone doing an Easter egg hunt?? That was always my favorite 🙂 Sorry that I haven’t posted in a couple days. After my second day shift I was EXHAUSTED! Like crazy for reals. I think I was in bed at 9pm. And I get home at like 730pm. And yesterday I was just too busy trying to get my appies ready for appetizer night.

Sooo how to break this down. I’ll just start with some breakfast on Friday Thursday. (I can’t believe it’s been that long. booooo)

Trois egg whites, laughing cow wedge and organic ketchup.

I tried my hand at making the protein muffin vegan by using the flax seed meal + water mixture and a little bit more applesauce, but it didn’t turn out as good as I would of hoped. Obvi I still ate it though 😉 I mixed it with some granola, millet puffs and almond milk for breakfast #2 at work.

I packed some leftover lasagna

and leftover soup, some triscuit crackers, and an orange and some pineapple.

Supper that night was some pasta with steamed green beans and broccoli, italian dressing and goat cheese chunks. With TONS of pepper.

Yesterday was cooked oatmeal. Which I walked away from for 2 seconds and burnt it. Gives it some flava haha. I covered it completely with almond butta extreme, a huge blob of honey and some hemp hearts.

Lunch lunch lunch was a salad with sprouts, cucumbers and ranch with lentil couscous on the side. I literally licked my plate clean. Typical.

Appetizers. I decided to make low-cal stuff mushrooms, wonton chips, pineapple salsa and a fruit tray. I’ll post recipes soon. Maybe I should add a recipe section? What do you think??

There was so much good food last night. I DIDN’T TAKE ANY PICTURES!! RRRRRR I know. Uber crappy. Picture these treats: homemade jalapeno poppers, spinach dip, cheese dip, a frozen dessert (with my favorite chocolate bar ever Skor), boursin cheese and crackers, a surprise spread with black beans, veggies and rhubarb crisp! I overloaded and had a food baby when I got home.

Today is going to be kinda up in the air. I think I took in too much food last night to even THINK about food today 🙂

This is the reason my heart smiles:

My dad sent me these pics of their supper the other night. He is not missing an eyebrow, you just can’t see it 🙂 Cutest. ever.

So there you have it. B-O-R-I-N-G I know. So sorry. Hopefully the creative juices will be flowing after this last crazy night. I won’t be going home for Easter anymore 😦 because they are offering mad overtime so I will be staying to do that. But my mom is going to come in one of those days and I couldn’t be happier. Hopefully I’ll get home next days off 🙂

Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend!! See ya soon monstas.

Paije xx

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 🙂 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 😉 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 🙂

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 🙂

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 😉

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 🙂

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! 🙂

Paije xx

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