Monday, February 18, 2013

Family Day!

   Hi Friends!

   It's Family Day here in Ontario which means my Monday was spent at home rather than at work!  I love holiday long weekends.  My sister and I spent the day together at my place watching old movies, chatting on Skype with our mom, painting our nails and eating yummy food.  It was a really fun day and a perfect way to spend Family Day, in my opinion.

Here's what Family Day looked like for me and my sis... oh, and Patchie, too!

Patchie was sunning herself all morning!  I couldn't get her away from the window (not that I tried!).
My sis and I grabbed a coffee on our way to my place and discovered that today is the first day of Roll up the Rim!  Woohoo! (I lost my first roll up... figures!)

My sister made a super delicious (and VERY garlicky) Guacamole.
Patchie trying to steal our Doritos.  Did you know that Sweet Chili Heat is vegan?  It sure is!
Dinner:  I made us "Egg 'n' Cheese" Sandwiches with tofu and my sister loved it.  (She hates tofu!)
We also had some girly fun painting our nails!
I think mine turned out pretty okay!
   I hope you guys had a great Family Day... or Islander Day as I'm told they call it in P.E.I.  Otherwise, I hope your Monday was about as awesome as mine was!

Ves xx

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIAW # 25 and Not So Tech Savvy

   Hi Friends!

   I'm back with another What I Ate Wednesday post.  I actually had posts all set to go for Monday and Tuesday but there were some technical difficulties over here at the L&L headquarters.  Okay, fine.  I was the technical difficulty!  It turns out that I scheduled the posts for the wrong days (it could've been the wrong month for all I know!).  I thought about re-posting them but for now, let's talk food... in the form of what I've been munching on lately.  Sound good?

   Here is what I ate yesterday... on Pancake Tuesday.  You'll note that there are no pancakes.  It's also known as Fat Tuesday.  You'll also note that there is no Jumbalaya or anything remotely resembling Mardis Gras food.  I had a work function and didn't get home until later so I was not in the mood to fiddle around in the kitchen.  I've already promised myself pancakes on the weekend though, so it's all good.

So, without further ado (and pancakes) here's what I ate...

My liquids are the usual suspects:  Lemon water, coffee, more water, more coffee, some tea... more water.  You get the idea.

I took this picture during my SECOND snow day of the year AKA last Friday.
Green Smoothie:  My favorite combo lately (like for the last 6 months it seems!) is spinach, celery, mango, spirulina powder, hemp protein, cinnamon and water.  Love it.

Always a salad and almost always the same (I switch up the veggies sometimes).  This one has arugula, grape tomatoes, avocado and a salsa and mustard dressing.  I added some nutritional yeast after I took the photo because it's embarrassing how much of it I use.

Berry Smoothie:  almond milk, spinach, hemp protein powder, cinnamon, and mixed berries.

Dinner was quick and easy.  Cookin' Greens athlete mix from the freezer, veggie burger on a bed of greens and tomatoes, topped with avocado.  Again, I added the nutritional yeast after I took the photo.  I swear, I love it so much it's kind of like my Frank's Red Hot Sauce.  You know what I mean... I put that sh*t on everything!  Ha.

To satisfy my sweet tooth I cut up a banana and added a bit of almond butter and a couple of tablespoons of muesli. It ended up being a bit dry so I added a small amount of almond milk and it was perfect.

   So there you have it - my fairly clean eats for yesterday.  It feels really good to be back on track with my meals.  Don't get me wrong, I love indulging... but, I definitely love clean eating more!

   By the way, are you guys giving anything up for Lent?  I was thinking about what I might give up but, let's be real here... what the heck do I have left to give up?  Well, I guess maybe wine?  Ugh.  Do I have to?  I'll think about it.  Do I even have time to think about it?  I'll keep you guys posted.

And in case you are stuck for ideas -

Here's a list of the 5 most popular things to give up during Lent:
Cigarettes and Alchohol
Junk food
(I wish I could find the link where I saw this list because there were some funny comments attached to each thing.)

Happy middle of the week day and also Ash Wednesday!

Ves xx

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