Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Productive Wednesday

I was on fire at work today! I got so much done and feel so accomplished about it now. I hope to continue the memento tomorrow because I’m off Friday and then again on Monday for Canadian Thanksgiving. 100_6520

  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1/3 cup sunrise blend with quinoa
  • carob chips
  • chocolate honey
  • almond butter


Here’s the honey I used; 100_6527

So, so good!

Before the gym I snacked on one of the two bars in here; 100_6521

The other was eaten after lunch.

Can you believe that the part of Rach today that I was most excited about, the Hungry Girl segment, was the one that I missed? It was aired during the 15mins that I had to get cleaned up and back to my desk. Boohoo!

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 163
  • Max Hr: 179
  • Calories Torched: 485
  • Distance: 4.6 miles

Lunch was pretty much the same as yesterday’s supper. I sandwiched an Yves burger between 2 corn cakes. I also added some chipotle mustard for some pizzazz; 100_6523

See those sweet little nibblets? They were a great contrast to the spicy mustard. Later in the day I ate another container of monster grapes; 100_6524

Some of these babies were 2 biters! A co worker noticed them as she walked past my desk and thought that I was eating a bowl of plums! :D

When I got home from work I tidied the house up some and then got to work on some pear sauce. I took home a beautiful bag of pears from the farm on Sunday and used 8 big ones for the sauce. Here’s my method for the sauce;

  1. Peel and finely chop 8 large, ripe pears
  2. Put into a heavy bottomed sauce pan with 1 tbsp of cinnamon, 2 tbsp of agave, a 1/4 cup of dried currants (or raisins) and a splash of water
  3. bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for a 1/2 hour
  4. lightly mash pears until you get the consistency you want. We like our chunky
  5. remove from heat and let cool. It will thicken a bit as it cools off
  6. ENJOY!


I eat this straight up, mixed into yogurt or oats, as a muffin/loaf topping (or add in). My hubby enjoys it with a big glob of Cool Whip or over vanilla ice cream.

Dinner was baked salmon, mashed butternut squash (with some butter and cinnamon) and steamed baby carrots; 100_6525

A very orange plate, indeed! I ate the last piece of peach blueberry pie for dessert in my classy Tupperware container; 100_6526

I was lucky to get this!! Out of the whole pie I ended up with 1.5 pieces. My boys LOVE pie so it doesn’t last long around here. I likely eat some of that pear sauce later on. Straight up….nothing added to change the flavour, me thinks.

I’ll be off now to read all your fabulous blogs! Have a fun night…

Bye for now!!


  1. Lovin' the chocolate-honey, big-ass grapes, mashed squash, and blueberry pie. WOWZA did you have a delicious Wednesday, haha :-D

  2. Chocolate honey? Sign me up! That sounds soo good!! Is it local or can you find it at the grocery store?

  3. I love productive days! :)

    The mashed butternut squash looks awesome. I must pick up some butternut squash; I see it everywhere and really want some NOW...

    Have a great eventing!

  4. oh my this is a great lookin post! the quinoa looks so delish and mixed with coffee-brilliant!

  5. This looks to be an original and amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Mmmm your oats look so yummy today!

  7. Woohoo for productive Wednesdays! I had one myself and it just makes the rest of the week seem easier :)

    That sauce looks amazing! Eating it as it is sounds like a yummy choice to me!

  8. I love the lunch on the corn cakes- that looks awesome. I'm totally going to hide foods from my kids (when I have them) so I can enjoy amazing things like that blueberry pie haha.

  9. Loving all your eats! I want some of those corn cakes...yum!

  10. Haha I would totally eat that pear sauce straight up! I've never seen chocolate honey before--looks fab though. Hooray for a productive day. Those are the best because time FLIES! What's on the menu for Canadian Thanksgiving? Are the foods similar to American Thanksgiving dishes?

  11. oh my god I love love love pie and yours looks so good!

    I'm so happy for you that you were super productive at work today! Makes for a very relaxing and stress free long weekend!

  12. that honey looks awesome! i wish i had mine here from home!!!

  13. honey and pie ??? Delicious! Have a great day tomorrow! Almost Friday :)

  14. Chocolate honey!? You had me at "Hello!" lol!!! I definitely need to find myself some of that!! Yum!

    The pear sauce looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  15. canadien thanksgiving? wooo... that's so soon to begin to celebrate! but good that you'll have a long weekend.
    those corn cakes look amazing!

  16. I so wanted to catch the HG segment too, but of course I missed it :o(
    And I bet my dad would loove that honey--he is a honey fanatic; me, not so much.

  17. Yay for the long weekend, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I've never heard of honey miel, but wow, it looks great!

  18. Awesome blog! Honey miel? Sounds interesting!!




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