Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Happy hump day to everybody!! Yesterday wasn’t necessarily busy, but it was full to the brim so when I did finally sit down I opted to catch up on all your blogs rather than do a post of my own. As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I had to travel to Toronto for a workshop yesterday so I hit the road by 7am in order to be there on time. I hit some brutal traffic, so leaving early was wise. I packed a toasted Ezekiel muffin, goat cheese and egg beater sandwich to eat on the way:

The conference was really well done and the day passed by quickly. There was light refreshments served at our first break and I helped myself to some fresh fruit to tie me over until lunch.IMG_1892
Lunch was kinda ho-hum. We had pita triangles with hummus, salad, COLD stuffed chicken breast (not sure what the stuffing was…it was too cold to taste it) and potato salad.IMG_1893
I only ate about half the chicken and potatoes. They just weren’t that great. For “dessert”, I enjoyed 2 squares, more fruit and a few unpictured cookies;IMG_1894
I was on my way home shortly after 3pm where I encountered more traffic. I think this is just the norm going into T.O these days. I snacked on a Clif mojo bars on my travels,IMG_1895
My hubby had dinner prepared when I walked through the door at 5pm because I only had a half hour before I needed to be back out for Pilates. He made some little pork chops which I ate with a big side of lettuce, cucumber and raspberry walnut dressing.IMG_1896
I also ate 2 squares of Lindt sea salt chocolate as I ran out the door! No picture of it, though!

When I got home I tended to my plants and picked a whole whack of peonies for the house and work. Here’s the one I took to work:IMG_1898
And the BIG one for the house:IMG_1905 IMG_1897
These blooms are massive, beautiful and smell like a dream. They do wonders to brighten a space up, IMO. If you like flowers, which is your favourite to have around the house?

I also made another loaf of whole grain bread using molasses this time. LOVE this recipe! Then, like I mentioned earlier, I spent the rest of the evening reading blogs. You guys are always up to something entertaining!! :) One other thing I did last night was to get some overnight oats ready for the fridge. This was my first time making this so I just threw a bunch of things in the bowl….and it came out really good! IMG_1900
-1/3 cup oats
-almond breeze
-chia seeds
-1 tsp almond butter
-blueberries & strawberriesIMG_1899
As you can tell it firmed up nicely overnight. I enjoyed the flavour, texture and convenience of having this ready to go when I needed it. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different flavour combos!

We had a meeting this morning that sucked up half the day. When I got back to my desk I ate a slice of the whole grain bread with peanut hazelnut butter;IMG_1901
Such a delight!

Finally got to the gym today. Seems like it’s been forever since I’ve gone! I had planned to elliptical my heart out but someone was on it so I did my 4mph, 7.5% incline walk instead. Gets the heart going, anyways!

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 156
Max Hr: 170
Calories Torched: 434
Distance: 3 miles

I brought a sandwich for lunch today. I bought some nice WW bread at the bakery on the weekend and stuffed it with cappicolo (Italian ham), cheddar cheese, lettuce and dijonnaise:IMG_1903 IMG_1902

I also packed a chopped orange and some sliced strawberries.IMG_1904

This fruit was so sweet that it coulda been candy!! :)

The rain we were suppose to get finally arrived around 2pm. I had pulled some ground chicken from my last Whole Foods trip from the freezer for burgers, but the weather was just begging for something a little more comforting. I turned to a great turkey quinoa stew recipe that I’ve made before and enjoyed. Here it is on the stove top almost ready to go.IMG_1907

I had no corn or peas so I just used a frozen veggie mix. In order to get DS to eat this I use it as a “burrito” filling topped with shredded cheddar cheese for the fam. This way he doesn’t notice the veggies in it. I eat mine straight up in a bowl topped with a little blue cheese and a side of whole grain bread & butter:IMG_1908

Perfection. And the cherry on top was the last 2 squares of my sea salt chocolate.


We just got home from swimming lessons and I realized that SYTYCD is on so I’m off to watch that. It’s one of my favourite shows! Will you be tuning in this season???

Bye for now!!


  1. this post should be illegal with all the food porn going on! Everything looks absolutely amazing! Those Peonies are beautiful! They're one of my favorite flowers!


  2. I am def going to tune in, I love SYTYCD! Your whole grain bread looks fabulous, I need to whip out my bread machine soon and do some more experimenting.

  3. I am new to your blog and I really enjoyed seeing it. Great photos, good food but it did kind of make me hungry looking at all that bread!

    Peonies are so beautiful. I don't have them where I live but we had them in NE where I grew up.

  4. Those peonies are absolutely gorgeous! I'm a sucker for lilies. Especially stargazer and asiatic ones.

  5. oh man, i totally want that watermelon! i need to cut mine up!

    and those flowers are too pretty!!!

  6. oh wow traffic..then rushing home..and pilates after.. u run a tight shift hehe.

    how awesome that ur husband made sure dinner was ready for you. so lucky!

    i love that u tossed the filling in a bowl and ate it with bread..that would be GOOOOD!

  7. Oooh, cappicolo. I love that ham. It's got some nice spice to it. And the sea salt chocolate - that stuff is delicious!

    I'll probably watch some SYTYCD when I can, but who knows what my work schedule will be like for the season.

  8. ahhhh my comment didn't post- bahh. Lets try again. Glad the workshop went well- food at those things is always hit or miss. Hooray for the mojo and your husbands din din saving the day. The peonies are beautiful. I love to have flowers in the house. I usually get whats on sale at the market :) I need to make more of that bread- addicting! I didn't know SYTYCD was back on

  9. What a shame that they serve stuffed chicken breasts cold--usually they are to die for when they are hot!

  10. its a good thing you dont live here in Toronto, where traffic and construction are such fun parts of the daily commute! lol

    what an awesome hubby you have for prepping dnner :)

    That stew looks ahhhhhmazing!

  11. Ohh your flowers are beautiful! I wouldn't mind those in my house :)

    I ALWAYS watch so you think you can dance...but I do like the Canadian one better because I usually know a few people in it! Last time my friend everett made it to the top 4!! I danced with him for most of my life lol

  12. Loving the beautiful flowers!!! So pretty!!!

    Yay hubby of the year award for having dinner ready when your hot self walked in the door!!!

    Hope your day is going good!! xoxo

  13. It has been way too long since I had a Mojo bar, I need to get on that!
    Hope you are having a good day. Those flowers brightened up mine. :-)

  14. Your peonies are beautiful, Krista! I'm jealous of your green thumb! Happy (almost) Friday! :)


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