Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Condensed 2 Day Recap

Hi everyone! The past 2 days have been jam packed with many different happenings so I’ll be brief with the typing and let the pictures tell most of the story.

Friday’s super b-fast; 100_6731

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup PC 5 grain cereal
  • dried currants
  • pumpkin puree
  • cashew butter
  • drizzle of maple syrup

My pre gym snack amidst much keypunching was this Maple Nut Clif Bar….which happens to be my favourite! 100_6732

Gym stats for my time on the elliptical!

  • 45 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 155
  • Max Hr: 171
  • Calories Torched: 413
  • Distance: 4.9 miles

Lunch was a serving of tasty quinoa stew; 100_6733

Still loving this! I’m thinking it was my last serving that I had stashed in the freezer so I’ll need to make more soon. I saved my nuts for just before it was time to go home because I knew dinner was going to be L-A-T-E;


I got my butt out of work at 4 on the dot, went home to pick up the fam and we hit the road for an out of town hockey game. Traffic was better than we expected and we arrived at the rink in 1hr 20 mins which is about as long as it usually takes to get there. The fam snacked on PB sandwiches on the drive, but I waited until the game started at 6:30 to dig into my own stash; 100_6735

I devoured my super sweet honey crisp apple, but brought the goat’s milk mozz back home. The boys lost….badly. Like 10-1 badly. YIKES! Although there were some good moments, they just seemed wiped out right from the start. Oh, well! :/

We stopped at Mr. Sub on our way out of town for some eats. I got a “big” or foot long veggie on whole wheat with honey mustard. 100_6748

About the only veg I didn’t get was onions (too late for those) and mushroom because they looked fresh out of a can. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten a sub this big and it was certainly more then enough! When we got back into town my hubby stopped at Tim Horton’s. The kids had ordered cookies and they gave us one extra so I did my duty and ate it up! 100_6749

Mmm, Mmm, good! After that it was home, bed. Night night!

I rolled out of bed shortly after 8 this morning and took a much needed hot shower. I think these cold benches at the rink are going to do my lower back in. I found my Bob’s Redmill 7 grain cereal in the back of the cupboard so that made it into my breakfast bowl today; 100_6752

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Redmill 7 Grain cereal
  • pumpkin puree
  • raisins
  • almond butter
  • chopped peanuts

Can you guess what came next? Yup…HOCKEY! :D This game was in town, though so no hectic highway driving. The boys lost again today…5-1….but played 100% better than last night. DS’s line scored the lone goal with him having an assist. Here he is pre-game, mouth guard and all; 100_6753

Once we were home, and he was showered, we grabbed some lunch. I had the rest of my goat’s milk yogurt (about 3/4 of a cup) with some cranberry sauce and some Nature’s Path Gluten free Maple crunch cereal;


All mixed up! 100_6755

The cereal was very, very good! It was light and airy, but most of all, full of great maple flavour. Definitely in danger of been eaten by the handful if left in plain sight! This cereal gets a 2 thumbs up from me.


HEHE! We hit the mall after eating to get the kids Hallowe’en costumes and DS some pants as all his became “floods” over the summer. DS decided to be Bumble Bee the Transformer and DD went with a mask that she plans to pair with some odds and ends from previous years costumes. I won’t let on which mask she picked, but it’s one of these 3!! 100_6765 100_6761 100_6762

LOL!! :D

I had a small snack around 4 to tide me over as I met up with my sis for some dinner eats (read on for the deets!) I toasted up an English muffin and topped it with some pomegranate jelly and last night’s mozz slices. That went in the microwave to get all warm; 100_6767

Mmmm…gooey! The jelly and cheese were a great contrast of flavours. I’ll be pairing them up again soon!

So, Lisa and I met up at a raw food cafe that we heard about in our city called WOW Wild Organic Way. 100_6769

It’s just a wee place that’s only open Thursday to Saturday with a small menu. None of that turned us off, though! I actually liked that there wasn’t a HUGE selection to choose from because it made our decision easier. We both went with the “tasty tacos” which included a sun dried tomato paste and guacamole. There was more on there that I can’t quite remember now! The side salad had the most delicate tasting cashew dressing on it! I could’ve eaten a whole plate of that alone. 100_6772

For dessert I choose to get 2 chocolate macaroons and 2 hemp balls; 100_6774

The macaroons were an intense chocolate flavour and the hemp balls were to die for. Lisa though they tasted like cookies & cream ice cream and they reminded me of a really good quality vanilla ice cream. Li got the berry bliss cheesecake which she really liked so I decided to bring a piece home for my hubby. Here’s his de-constructed; 100_6776

He shared a few bites with me and Mom and while they weren’t over the moon about it, I thought it was pretty darn good. All in all I had a great experience at WOW and would love to go back again sometime.

And that wraps up this post. I’m just now snuggling in to catch up on some blog reading while my hubby watches hockey. I hope everybody has had a fantastic weekend so far!!

Bye for now!!


  1. good eats. those look like some scary halloween consumes!!

  2. SUCH good foodage in this post!! :) especially the Oats..surprise, surprise! haha... hope you're having a good weekend!

  3. Love the Halloween masks!!! I can't wait for Halloween week to begin :) Maple Nut is my one of my favorite Clifbars too! Carrot Cake is a close second

  4. DS sure makes one mighty cute little hockey player!

    That cereal really does sound delicious. I might have to pick some up if I see it on the grocery shelves!

    The WOW food looks great. I'd prefer the small selection too, I'm way too indecisive especially when it comes to amazing food choices!

  5. Mmm I bet pumpkin and cashew butter made for a fab combo!

  6. Oh my gosh! You are so cute and I love all of your photos! I'm so glad I found your blog, adding myself as your newest follower! Those are great oatmeal recipes too, and I love honeycrisp apples too. So good!

  7. what a busy weekend! reading your posts always makes me appreciated all my parents did taking me to my hockey games and practices every weekend!

  8. these are scary costumes, I don't want to play with you with these masks...
    those macaroons sounds delicious!! I remember trying some chocolate macaroons few weeks ago and oh man... it's sooo good! :)

  9. Sounds like a busy but fun weekend! I am digging the looks of those tasty tacos. LOVE all of the mask pictures hahah.

  10. Mmmm, Maple Nut is definitely one of the best flavors! Those candied nuts = delish!!

    Sorry the boys lost! Congrats to DS for an assist though, that's great :)

    Love the masks!! That dinner looks amazing! Nice choice!

  11. That cheesecake looks delicious, Krista!! So yummy! And jelly and cheese together?!! I am SO going to try that!! Have a great day :-D

  12. Delicious eats! That restaurant looks fantastic. I've never had a hemp ball, but your description is amazing!

    I love the cute costumes! :)

  13. The raw restaurant sounds great!

    I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend. Have a great week!

  14. That little restaraunt sounds fun! And the food looks tasty as well.


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