Monthly Archives: December 2008

Christmas Re-cap

Wednesday  at noon we got a phone call from our upper management at work that we could go home for the day 🙂  I actually ended up being the only one who went home, the guys I work with had something go wrong they needed to fix. 

Lunch

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Amy’s Vegetable Pocket, Chocolate Vitasoy and sliced apple slices with cashew butter (inspired by Brooke)  Really delicious and filling lunch 🙂

In the afternoon me, my mom and dad, and the two dogs drove out to a beach to walk them.  Well, let them loose.  We walked for about an hour, it was pretty cold out but the dogs loved it.  They ran around the whole time bumping into each other, rolling around havin’ a great old time.  Then mom and dad dropped me off and I showered, then made these cinnamon buns for breakfast on Christmas morning.  I subbed in spelt/kamut flour, and walnuts instead of pecans (that’s all there was in the cupboard). 

Supper

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Amy’s Veggie Loaf meal, side salad with Annie’s Goddess Dressing and a roll

 Dessert

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An assortment of blondies, random squares, candy canes and gumdrops

The family watched a couple Christmas movies, opened our stocking gifts, then called it a night!

 Thursday

 Breakfast

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Cinnamon buns, assorted fruit, coffee

And then we opened gifts!  I got lots of great stuff 🙂  It didn’t really feel so much like Christmas though, for some reason.

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 Lunch

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Hummus,tomato,lettuce,onion on a bagel, Glass of OJ

 Supper with 6 guests other than our family-

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Appetizers, Coors Light and then nut loaf (yum!), potato, carrots, corn, cranberry sauce, turnip, brussel sprouts/parsnips, mustard pickles, homemade roll- WOW I was full. 

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Then they pulled out Bailey’s Cheesecake,peanut butter balls, coffee.  Ugh I was so full after haha.

 Friday

 

Today I relaxed, slept in, watched SATC episodes.  Then for supper we went back to my parents’, where we always do an hors d’oeuvres-type deal for supper on Boxing Day.  A  lot of the stuff had meat in it, but mom/dad also got some  things for me like Spanakopita, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Deviled eggs (making two before bacon was added), Amy’s Pesto Pizza, veggies, hummus, etc.  And then for dessert was leftovers from the night before + lots of chocolates etc. 

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Hope you all enjoyed your holidays !! 🙂

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A Snow Day, and 2 Left!

Yesterday the weather was pure craziness, first work was delayed until 10:30, then 12:00, then finally cancelled.  We got soooo much snow.  Days off work= amazing.  But, I was in the middle of watching my Sex And the City box sets, when the power went off!  So I thought, oh good, I can get some laundry done, NOO you can’t Sam, then I thought, fine, I’ll get some baking done, NOOO.  Things don’t work this way haha.  I think I rely on electricity too much.  So finally, the bf took a nap, and I read.  It was only off for about 2.5 hours.  I didn’t take pictures of the last two day’s eats, my eating has been insane I tell you.  But I do have a picture of the beginning of the storm, Sunday night from my front window:

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But, this morning started off right 🙂 

Breakfast:

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Smoothie made with: organic blueberries, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt, ground flax and a splash of vanilla hemp milk.

Lunch:

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Salad with organic baby spinach, red pepper, green onion, tomato, organic sprouts, pumpkin seeds, navy beans with olive oil, diced garlic, dried basil.  Then I added in a scoop of mustard pickles, then I added this whole mixture into the salad.

Snack:

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Coconut Larabar

In the mail today was something cool, well, very minor but I got excited haha, Amy’s sent me a brochure of the different stuff they have with 4 coupons, and a coupon for a free Amy’s product!  I got to pick which one I want.  It will be a pizza for sure 🙂  I emailed them asking about their cakes, and they offered to send me this brochure.  I love all their food!

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Snack:

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Nuts n’ Bolts my mom makes every Christmas- once you pop, you can’t stop.  Trust me.

Supper:

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Amy’s California Burger, Ezekial bun, veganaise, tomato slice, lettuce, ketchup, 2 browning avacado slices and a small side salad with Annie’s Goddess dressing (and a couple bites of the Bf’s mac n’ cheese)

Dessert:

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For dessert I made these blondies– subbing in Spelt flour, and unsweetened applesauce for most of the oil.  They’re technically for dessert tomorrow night too, because it’s just going to my me, mom, dad and my brother.  I, mighta had two of these.  My supper will be an Amy’s frozen meal- Veggie loaf,for supper tomorrow night, beefed up with a side salad.  My family has a seafood dish every year for Christmas eve, so I requested this Amy’s meal. 

 

I can’t believe Christmas came so fast, seriously, where did December go?  I don’t know how much posting I’ll be doing in the next few days, but if I don’t:

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to all of you! 🙂

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Packed to the Brim

Helloooo I was busy again the past couple days, so I will do a recap!

Thursday

Breakfast:

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Coffee with agave and almond milk, Ezekial Almond Granola with almond milk, sliced banana (heated in the microwave, which I’ve seen around a couple blogs) ground flax, and a spoonful of peanut butter.  This is so good I continued to have it 3 days in a row 🙂

Lunch:

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Three Sisters Casserole, Royal Gala Apple

Snack:

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Apple Pie Larabar

Supper:

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Vegetable curry, Indian Rice Pilaf, Steamed Veggies with canola, s&p

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Candy Cane Kisses!  So addictive.

Dessert:

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One cup of Chocolate Vitasoy, Salba Crispy Rice Snack

Friday

Breakfast:

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Coffee with agave and almond milk, Ezekial Almond Granola with almond milk, sliced banana, ground flax, and a spoonful of peanut butter glass of calcium-added OJ.

Lunch:

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Leftover Curry, Indian Rice Pilaf, Mustard Pickles, Royal Gala Apple.

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My family discovered a man who will deliver boxes of Organic produce and  other groceries to your door!  All grown locally.  So I got them to a add a bag of organic kale for me, and they gave me the Organic spicy alfalfa sprout mix and organic hemp hearts

Friday night me and two friends went to Boston Pizza.  I had called another place to make reservations the day before, and they were full!  And BP was pretty full too last night.  After dinner we headed to Walmart, to pick up a few things for Christmas, and it was crazy packed too.

Supper:

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Caesar salad sans bacon, Mediterranean Stromboli with tomatoes, spinach, cheese, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, etc.

Dessert:

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Lemon Sponge cake (minus a bite) mmmm and an un-pictured cup of coffee.

Saturday

Breakfast:

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Cup of Celestial Beginnings tea with almond milk, Calcium-added OJ, Ezekial Almond Granola with almond milk, banana slices, heated, with ground flax, hemp hearts, and a spoonful of PB

After breakfast I headed to my appointment at a spa for the Facial I won!  Some of the creams stung my face, but they also gave a small foot massage which was amazing.  And I have my bebe Axl for the weekend (my dog).

Then to the mall.  Maybe not such a great idea.  My dad gave me money to get presents for my dad, and I already got her a certificate for a 1 Hour Massage, but needed some other things. It was SO busy.  And I was all greasy around my hair line from the facial haha.  But I found a scarf/hat set for her, and a  little exercise thing from Pilates.  Tonight I think I’ll relax, with the option of MAYBE going out, we’ll see.  I have A Christmas Story, Christmas with the Kranks, and a Charlie Brown Christmas.

Snack:

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At the mall I got a coffee, with soy milk and organic sugar which I had with a S’mores Luna Bar when I got home.  I like these because they have vitamins/minerals added that I might be missing out on.

Supper will be the last of the curry, and some steamed kale!   Good night guys, enjoy your Saturday nights, I’ll leave you with a picture of Ax I just took, he’s sitting beside me 🙂

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Hey!  Some things I ate Sunday:

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Veggie Dumplings with Sweet Chili Sauce

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Sesame Tofu Loaf with Roast Potatoes and Squash

Breakfast Monday:

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Pumpkin Oats made with organic steel cut oats, water, vanilla soy milk, vanilla, pumpkin, banana, ground flax, cinnamon topped with pumpkin seeds and a spoonful of PB.  Cup of coffee with soy milk/agave.

Lunch:

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Leftovers from supper at my bf’s parents house Sunday- cranberry baked beans, green onion rice, steamed veggies and homemade cranberry sauce, Royal Gala Apple.

After work I had two cookies that were sent to us, chocolate chip, and a cup of Chocolate Caramel Enchantment tea.

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Supper:

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Defrosted Homemade Sweet Potato Soup drizzled with organic olive oil, and half an Ezekial bun.

Snack:

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Roast Cumin Cashews.

The rest of the night kinda went downhill haha, it was our last french class, and the teacher brought sweets, clementines, orange juice and wine.  Then when I got home I had a couple more of those chocolate chip cookies and sadly some more junk after that.  Ha.  This time of year is amazing, I love it, but the constant amount of food around is craziness.

 

Today’s breakfast:

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A smoothie made with organic vanilla basmati rice milk, frozen organic blueberries, a banana, ground flax and a little agave nectar.  I felt my body deserved this today 🙂

Lunch:

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Amy’s vegetable pie pocket, Jones Organics Iced Tea and a Royal Gala Apple.

Snack at work:

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These bars are great, they have hemp protein and organic agave, flax, etc.  Also soy,wheat and dairy free!  A little costly, but worth the extra.

Supper:

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Amy’s No-Cheese Pizza!  After I did my workout at home, I was starrrrving so I was searching for something quick at the grocery store.  These pizzas were on sale for $6.99 🙂  These are fabulous, you don’t even miss the cheese.  I served it with a scoop of homemade cranberry sauce for dipping, and a spinach salad with sliced almonds and homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Dessert:

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Gingerbread Man and a glass of Chocolate Vitasoy.

Me and my bf are watching Home Alone, and then I have some laundry to do.  I baked some more gingerbread men haha, they are well-liked.  Today I listened to Jessica Simpson’s Christmas songs while I worked, hence the title of my post.  Her and Nick Lachey did a mean re-make of Baby, It’s Cold Outside.  Have a good night!

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Maneater

I heart the weekend, this cannot be stressed enough.  This morning for brekkie I used up an old packet of instant multi-grain oatmeal, which had spelt/kamut flakes, millet, and other such grains.  I added boiling water, then drizzled agave, cut up banana slices, ground flax, and a spoon of organic PB, with a mug of coffee.

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I did some running around, and then started baking.  Taking a break in between for lunch, which was a random onion bun, toasted, with roasted garlic hummus, baby spinach and green onion, and a glass of Vanilla Basmati Rice Milk.

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For supper we went to my great-aunt and uncle’s.  They usually serve the food buffet-style, as they did tonight.  Most of the dishes had meat, so I had some macaroni salad, bean salad, pickles and a roll.  And then a couple small sweets for dessert.  My great uncle looked at me SO weird when I took a picture of my supper haha, but he didn’t say anything. 

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Anyways, today I made: Chocolate-Orange Fudge With ApricotsGingerbread Men and Roast Cumin Cashews.

For the fudge I used all cashew butter, since I had no macadamia, and sprinkled it with cashews.  For the gingerbread men I made an icing just eyeing out Earth Balance Spread (melted), Organic powdered sugar, vanilla extract and soy milk.  The cashews recipe included just raw cashews, a flax “Egg”, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, sea salt and organic cane sugar, baked at 300 Degrees.

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A few “samples” were in order, and they were all delicious!  I have to get up early tomorrow, me and a friend booked a table at a local flea market, time to de-clutter!  I think I’ma go eat another ginger man now.  Good night 🙂

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A New Love

This morning started out not so great.  I threw all my ingredients into the blender for my smoothie- 1/2 banana, blueberries, vanilla basmati rice milk, ground flax and a packet of Vanilla Rice Protein powder, pressed the grind button, and just a little whining sound came out.  BOO I tried just about everything, and it still didn’t work 😦  So I had to whip out the clunky old food processor, haha and scraped what I could out of the blender jar, and made it that way.  What a mess, I ended up running late so the smoothie had to go into a good ‘ol Dixie cup, and brought it to work.  The combination of ingredients was really good though!

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Coffee break at work was……. a

Peanut Butter Larabar!!!!

We can’t buy this here, but it is now hands-down my favorite flavor, with Banana Bread as the runner-up.  Lunch was roast-garlic hummus on Ezekial bread with romaine lettuce and tomato slices, and two clemmies.

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Supper was some defrosted Veggie Spaghetti Sauce served on Kamut Somen Noodles (so good) and a side salad made with baby spinach, sliced almonds, dried cranberries with a homemade dressing using organic canola oil, diced garlic, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and s&p.

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Dessert was a big brownie from the other night, and a mug of Stash Organic Christmas Tea.

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Last night I got some christmas presents wrapped, while watching The Santa Clause, and today I finished up my projects that I’m giving to people as gifts!  Well, some with their gift, you know what I mean.  And tried this new snack- which is sweet and crunchy, vegan, wheat-free, soy-free etc.!

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This is my “tree” I made a couple years ago.  I gathered fallen branches from the trees out front, spray painted them a silvery-white shade, sprinkled them with glitter, and added a string of mini Christmas lights!  It’s starting to look kinda rough (the glitter mostly fell of, the paint is fading, a couple branches have been snapped off coming out of the attic) but still so pretty.

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I think I might hit the hay early tonight, which is weird. Good Night !

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Kitchen Blunders and a Delivery!

This morning for breakfast it was a  defrosted Banana-Date Muffin heated up with some pb and a sliced banana, with the usual cup of coffee.

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The other night I had kidney beans to use up so I chopped up some onion and garlic, sauteed it in some canola oil and used cumin to spice them up.  Then I made some whole wheat couscous, topped it with the bean mixtures, and this made 3 simple lunches.  I packed one of these and two clementines for lunch today.

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Snack after work was a glass of mixed Yu Basmati Rice Milk + Chocolate Almond Milk, and an Enjoy Life bar.

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Supper was lots of steamed broccoli and zucchini and Dreena’s Peanut Passion Sauce on brown rice pasta.  Delicious!  Creamy and peanut-ty. 

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But it was so much MORE work than need be, well the pasta, I put wayyy to much into a small pot, and it all turned into a goop!  Then half the broccoli and zucchini fell on the floor when I was straining out the steam water, and burning my fingers in the meantime.  Does anyone else have huge klutz days in the kitchen?

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Gross eh?  It doesn’t even look like pasta anymore.

I wanted something sweet to make for dessert, but didn’t want to do any Christmas Baking QUITE this early, sooooooo brownies it was!  These ones with Wing-it Vegan’s Icing recipe.  Just noticing, peanut butter for breakfast, supper and dessert.

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But guess what!! Something made up for my kitchen mishaps.  I got a package in the mail frommmmmmmm LARABAR!!!  They sent me a box of assorted bars and a T-shirt!  And there’s even PB flavor in there which I haven’t tried yet!!  So exciting 🙂

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Thank you Larabar! I’m off to watch the Hills online, night!

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