Before I get into the fun and food of the past few days, I wanted to share a photo that I took of Pepper. This cat eats the weirdest things, melon included. When I took this picture I had been chopping up a honeydew melon and had the (full) garbage open beside me so that when I was done I could change the bag. Mr. Pepper decided to treat himself to some of the melon while he thought I wasn’t paying attention! Check it out…
Have you ever seen anything like it? What a dork! :D
- 1 cup water
- PC 5 Grain cereal
- almond butter
- cinnamon honey
Worked dragged as I knew it would. Mid morning I ate a Kashi trail mix bar for a snack.
This is one of my favourites! I went home at lunch as there was no way I was going to over extend my energy in the gym. I needed all of it for our dinner plans! I took advantage of the stove and made myself an Egg Beater/Sabra hummus/whipped cottage cheese sandwich on WW toast;
Had to make sure to get my fruit into me! 4pm finally rolled around and I shot outta work like a rocket! I whipped home, picked up DD, headed over to the grocery store to pick up some dinner for the kids and the babysitter, picked up said babysitter and bolted home. Once in the door I did a 45 second wardrobe change and my hubby and I were out the door again to pick my sister up for 5pm. See today (the 12th) is her 24th birthday and I decided that we would take her back to LIVE Food Bar in Toronto to celebrate the day. My arm really had to be twisted to go back there (insert sarcasm!).
The drive into the city took longer than we expected so we were good and hungry by the time we arrived. Please keep in mind that my hubby is a full on meat & potato eater so he was feeling a little anxious to be dining at a mostly raw, 100% vegan restaurant! We eased him in gently by ordering a plate of polenta fries as a starter;
I can’t express how amazing these are! (I apologize for the flash in the following pictures, but the restaurant was on the dark side and I had no choice.) Hub started to relax once he tasted these golden nuggets! That’s Lisa’s fork…she couldn’t wait! For her main, Lisa ordered the Pecan Tempura Rolls; She had one gone before I whipped my camera out! :D After much indecisiveness, My hubby ordered the “Veggie Pounder” with a side salad. This thing was massive! Look!! He actually had to push it down just to get his mouth around it and, he couldn’t finish the last 2 bites! His thoughts? He said that while it certainly wasn’t meat, he quite enjoyed it! YAY! I went with a wrap that was stuffed with black bean paste, avocado, brown rice, red onions and a few other tasty, yet unidentifiable ingredients! The wrap was an Ezekiel one. I also had a side salad. I think the dressing was a cashew based one.
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- crunchy almond butter
- hemp seeds
This was almost too much for me. Almost. My appetite is definitely off! I ate this while watching DD play some Wii, then I hopped on the computer for a bit. Before long, I had to beautify myself (hard to do with a Rudolph nose!) and drive DD up to the mall to buy a b-day present for a party she attended today. The whole time we were there I felt like I was walking around with my head in a fish bowl. I babied myself a little by treating myself to a grande NF pumpkin spice misto…..
Thanks for the idea, Erica!! Going home wasn’t in the cards for me yet, though. Before we left the house (while I still had some oomph in me) I graciously offered to bring my hubby a coffee to DS’s hockey practice. So I went and stood in a cold rink for half an hour. When I found out that practice was going until 1:30pm, I hauled ass out of there and booted it home.
That was plenty to fill me up and revive me enough to have the crazy idea to take KC and DD for a walk to my parents place. I know. BUT, my niece and nephew, who live 2hrs away, were there and I wanted to see them. The walk there was not too bad, but I didn’t relish the walk home. After an hour of procrastinating, we set off for home. Even KC was beat!
I sat and stared at the computer for a half hour before I had to leave again to take DD to the party. I came home and crashed in front of the TV with a blanket and Pepper and watched Food TV for almost 2 hours.
One more trip to pick DD up and now I am home for the night. *relief*
Now that you’ve put up with all my complaining in the second half of this post, I’ll sign off. I think I’m gonna medicate myself with Neocitron, halls, hot tea and maybe even stick my head over a bowl of steaming water! :D Take care!
Bye for now!!