This morning was a pretty laid back one. Before getting my breakfast together I baked up another batch of Vegan Energy Bars;
The first batch was done with a 1/4 cup chocolate chips and a 1/4 cup of cinnamon chips because DD dislikes raisins. I shared this batch with Manon and her family so I followed the recipe and used the raisins this time. I enjoy both versions!
We had to be on the road for DS’s game by noon so I took a few minutes after breakfast to get some lunches prepared for the drive. I made myself a simple tuna sandwich. The tuna was mixed with some dill pickle, mayo and Dijon. That got put onto a bun with a LC cheese wedge and lettuce;
I’m starting to think that she should start her own raw food blog! Everything recipe that she’s made (or that I’ve tried, I should say) has been nothing short of spectacular. I believe the only ingredients that went into these was flax, cinnamon, raisins and agave. Simple, yet SO tasty!
AND…I made myself a pumpkin spice latte for the road that included 1 cup USVAB, I cup of water and a Tim Horton's pumpkin spice tea bag. I brought it all to a boil, then let it steep for 5 mins.
The boys lost their game 4-3, but played very well. They sure gave the other team a run for their money!!! :D We arrived home with just enough time for me to change into my comfy clothes and relax for a 1/2 hour before getting on to dinner.
I think that this is my favourite of all the goodies I’ve tried so far. I like texture in my food and this had loads of it. Crunch from almonds, slightly crisp from the carrots and smooth for the “cream cheese” which I believe was made with cashews.
Now on to week 5 of my meal planning! I mentioned that this week would have a twist and that it does. First off, it will only include Tuesday-Thursday because Monday I’ll be having our department Christmas dinner at my supervisors house and DS is in a hockey tournament all day Friday and I’m not sure what time we’ll be home at so I left it open. And for the fun part….I’ll be cooking the 3 meals using recipes from Rachael Ray’s new cookbook, Book of 10!!!
I’m pretty excited about the 3 recipes I chose! They’re simple, quick to prepare and use ingredients that I pretty much already had on hand.
Monday - Dinner at D’s & Dance (6-6:45)
-Family free night
Tuesday - Pilate’s (6:15-7:15)
-Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Pork (pg 60)
Wednesday - Hockey (4:30-5:20) & Swimming (7-8)
-Taco Stoup (pg 251
Thursday - Skating (5:30-6:20)
-Indian Summer Turkey Chilli (pg 45)
Friday - Out of town hockey
What do you think????
I’m finally tucked in with a hot mug of tea to watch the Amazing Race!
I’m really digging this coconut rum tea. I just add a small squirt of agave to make it perfect. What is your favourite tea and what do you add (or maybe it’s nothing at all) to make it perfect?
Bye for now!!