Saturday, May 30, 2009

Agent Cool Blue

Happy Saturday, everyone! I woke up early again today to hit the market for some goodies. I was a wee bit disappointed, though because it didn't seem like they had much there today. Maybe the nice weather had people out earlier than normal...Anywho, I was after my favourite breakie combo this morning, but realized that I'm out of carob chips so I decided to go for the taste of an old sandwich fave from back in the day! When we were kids Mom used to make us the coolest PB & banana sammies. She used a hot dog bun and spread one side with PB, the other with honey then plopped the naner down. We ate these "hot dog"style.
-1 cup water
-1/3 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal
-homemade maple cinnamon AB
-cinnamon honey
-Splash of leftover blackberry juice from yesterday
YUM! I ate this a 8am and wasn't hungry until 2pm. Love a meal that sticks!

Rewinding back to the market, I bought some more local strawberries and 1/2 a dozen vegan cookies...
There were 2 ginger, cherry pistachio, PB and chocolate chunk. chocolate chip shortbread and chocolate chip. I took care of the cherry pistachio;
And my hubby took care of the PB & C and there was a ginger one still in the bag. I REALLY like the cherry pistachio and have plans to convert these 2 ingredients into a muffin!

I spent 2 hours giving the house a clean up that it needed quite badly before getting ready to run our weekend errands. I wasn't at all hungry for lunch when the fam was so just before we left I whipped up a green monster (although it wasn't really green) and bagged up a banana bread mini loaf to go...
Sorry for the crap picture...everyone was already outside waiting for me so I had to snap and run! The smoothie had 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1/2 cup USVAB, 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries and 5 fresh strawberries.

We decided to hit up a mall in the next town over to refill our Tevana/Teaopia canisters that have been empty for oh....6 months now?
Never one to venture too far when it comes to what my hubby will eat/drink, he got the same flavour as last time; Spring Blend. It's an awesome mix of strawberries and herbs and smells just like a field of berries. I, on the other hand, went completely different than last time. Pomegranate green was my flavour and I really liked it but this time I went for more of a "coffee"feel...Mateccino Mate..
The description reads; "Roasted yerba mate leaves, rooibos, sunflower petals, cornflower petals and chocolate flavouring." I wish this picture was scratch and sniff because it smells amazing and tastes wicked, too!

I'm gonna get off track here for a bit to tell you about something new I found for my kids. I have a hell of a time getting DS to brush his teeth and even though DD does, I know she doesn't always do a good job. I've been seeing a commercial for a product called Listerine Agent Blue that is like mouthwash for kids and leaves a blue stain on their teeth which forces them to do a good job by brushing it all off...
This has worked wonders for me (and them)! They think this stuff is so cool that they're both brushing 3 times a day now! Brilliant idea, Listerine!

Dinner tonight was baked salmon, steamed green beans and the rest of the zucchini fries;
I only ate 1/2 of the salmon you see here. For some reason I wasn't feeling it tonight. My sweet end was 2, yes 2, pieces of rhubarb squares! They're so good that one isn't enough! Next time I make this I'll be cutting the pieces larger.
Well, I'm off now to search the net for some simple banana cream pie recipes to make for my husband now that I've got lots of bananas to play with. You shouldn't be too surprised if you spot bananas and rhubarb baked into something delicious sometime soon, as well! *WINK WINK*

Bye for now!!


  1. Mateccino is the only Teopia tea I've had, and I agree, it is completely awesome!

  2. What exactly is this Teopia thing? It sounds interesting.

    I am a total teeth brushing fiend. I HATE the feeling of unclean teeth. Of course, my dentist thinks I brush too hard, and am ruining my gums, so I'm not allowed to use anything other than soft toothbrushes. HA!

    And if you need someone to help you eat up all that rhubarb baking, I have no problem with that ;)

  3. Oh man! I wish our farmers' market sold vegan cookies! Then again, maybe I'm better off that way...

  4. Hahahaha I've thought about getting that rinse for us and now I'm definitely doing it!
    Love hearing about your trips to the market. Those cookies sound yummy!
    Hot dog buns - they're not just for hot dogs!

  5. Those cookies look amazing! I need to check out my farmers market.

  6. the blended tea looks so good!!!! I love experimenting with new teas!
    I went to farmer's market for the first time yesterday and got local strawberries....they're sooooo much tastier/sweeter than normal ones!
    have a nice Sunday

  7. I've seen commercials for that stuff, so cool! I'll have to check it out, I know it's "for kids" but heck, they just came out with gummy vitamins for adults!

  8. Oh wow I love thegan coookies!! I wonder if I could make some? :) MY sister bought me teopia and I loved it but I have yet to see a store- where arethese amazing places hiding from me?? lol.

    Enjoy the sun today!

  9. Those vegan cookies look so good! I'm going to have to try to make the cherry pistachio one - yum!

  10. Uhhh can I move in with you because you are a baked goods God!

  11. That tea blend looks stellar! I was looking for a coffee replacement and recently bought some roasted mate. I still haven't tried it though...when you try it, I'd be interested to know what's good in it (milk, sweetener, etc.).

  12. Okay, all of those sweets (including your sweet action breakfast! lol) are making me drool! YUMMMMMM!

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