Food Blog, What I ate: Day 3

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Happy Friday of the long weekend!!! Wow, this week FLEW by didn’t it???

As promised here is what I ate on Thursday…

What I ate: Day 3

Breakfast: 8am

Speaking of using up produce, I made my first hot elixir green monster yesterday. I tried to replicate the Fresh Flu Fighter elixir that I had. I was missing celery and Echinacea, but it’s all good.

The mornings have been so cold here lately and I have had such a chill until about 2pm. I wanted something very hot to warm me up and this seemed like it would fit the bill. :)

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Don’t Get [A] Cold Green Monster

  • 3 organic kale leaves, microwaved 120 secs. in water
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 3 small organic carrots
  • 1/2 organic tomato
  • Squirt Kyolic Garlic extract
  • Pinch ground ginger (wished I had fresh)
  • Scoop Manitoba Harvest Protein Powder
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • Black pepper

Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Microwave for about 90 seconds on high. Stir to distribute heat evenly and carefully test the temperature. Enjoy with a spoon!

I came fairly close to replicating what Fresh makes although this is a GM and not a juice.

My advice is to not look down if you make one of these because it ain’t pretty (especially first thing in the morning). I am definitely going to experiment with lots of hot green monsters this winter! They are so much fun.

Mid-morning Snack: 10:30am

I had some tea (fennel + green tea) and a small cup of Flax Plus cereal with hemp milk for my snack.

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You may have noticed that I have been using tea bags again. Well, that is because my beloved loose leaf Japanese Sencha tea cannot be found anywhere near where I live. I have checked 4 grocery stores or more! I bought my loose leaf in the Asian section at Loblaws when I lived in Toronto, but the Loblaws around here don’t have the same Asian sections. :( I hope I find some asap. It is my fav! Tea bags just aren’t the same in terms of strength. I love my sencha very, very strong!

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Lunch was very late again yesterday because I got caught up in paper work and receipt tracking…

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I also spent a good portion of the day speaking with the tax agency, co-op vendor, and also baking an order of Endure Glo Bars (my favourite flavour!) + shipping.

The day flew by!

Lunch: 2:30pm

I mixed up some of the same Sweet and Sour Brown Rice and Chickpea Faux Casserole from the other night and threw it into a pita with soy yogurt.

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It was delicious, but unfortunately lasted about 1 minute. ;)

I was going to eat this apple, but then I thought to myself. That is a bit boring to write about.

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So Mr. Green Apple went from this…

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into something fabulous…

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Power Me Up Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 1 granny smith, diced
  • 1/2-1 t cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Glug or two of Almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Glo-nola 

Directions: Mix first 4 ingredients together and microwave for 60-90 seconds. Stir.  Add        Glo-nola, stir, and serve.

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This apple crisp took literally 3 minutes to make and it was sooo gooey and delicious! Normally, I would add sugar to my apple crisps but this didn’t need it at all. The almond milk was key- it really made a gooey sauce that tasted much more decadent than it really was.

This lunch held me over a good 4.5 hours!

Late afternoon Snack: 6:30pm

Delicious Mary’s Crackers

x2…

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Dinner: 7:30pm

I dug deep into my cupboards and discovered that I had this:

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Can you believe I have never made Tabouli before? I’m sure the pre-packaged stuff doesn’t come close to homemade, but I figured I would give it a shot. I made mine healthier by using just 1 T of Olive Oil instead of the suggested 1/3 cup.

I have seen the lettuce wraps all over the blogs lately and I have been meaning to make one for a while.

The Tabouli was a bit plain and dull tasting on its’ own, so I spiced up the wraps with some minced garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinaigrette, salsa, and soy yogurt. Much better!

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These wraps gave me a Mexican Fiesta in my mouth! Super fun!!!

I also broke out the Christmas Mug for the first time in a while:

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Christmas is right around the corner…hahaha!

I had a Fennel tea. I love this tea now.

I also had 8 Dar-Vida crackers for my grains (gotta have the grains!)

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Dessert was a Spirit Glo Bar right out of the freezer. This was the first time I have had a frozen Glo Bar and I LOVED it.

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It was really chewy and took a long time to eat. Yum!

From 8-11pm Eric and I worked on Glo Bakery paper work. Not fun, but very productive! ;)

Around 11:30pm Eric and I were starving. I had my go-to emergency snack:

Late night snack:

1 English cuke + Balsamic dressing

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I always say this snack is like eating crunchy water. Very light and refreshing.

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This afternoon, I will be telling you all about a fun chia seed giveaway, my next waffle experiment, and show you how I am saving 2 hours a week with a new gadget I am in love with.

Enjoy your Friday!

I’m off to enter in receipts for most of the morning and then squeeze in a run over my lunch break.

Love. To. Run.

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“My decision to run my first marathon was very deliberate. After I made the commitment, I discovered I was being guided by an inside force that I never knew existed. When things got tough, I tapped into this force. I know now that I’ll get through whatever life puts in my path.” ~Cindy Pepler, Seattle (from Marathon book)

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rhodeygirl September 4, 2009

great quote at the end. It just gave me serious motivation, too bad I have a rest day today ha!

Have a great day!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

haha that’s how I felt yesterday! I wanted to run but I knew I couldnt.

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Ashley September 4, 2009

Yay Christmas mug! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

Yes I am the type of person who gets Christmas decorations (and music) out very early! lol

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 4, 2009

I love your quote! Yesterday was an off day for me – all I did was throw around a baseball with The Boy.

Your apple crisp recipe looks similar to my breakfast yesterday, except I went more for hot cereal texture than crumble. I love warm apples with milk and oats!

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Courtney September 4, 2009

I drink out of my Christmas mug all year! It is the perfect size and a good shape!
I think it is interesting that the thought of the apple being boring for the blog inspired you to come up with that crisp! That is an awesome sounding recipe that you might not have come up with if you weren’t food blogging now.
PS
I linked to the GMM page on my blog this morning!
Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 4, 2009

Angela–LOVE transforming a standard snack into something creative and delicious. Your apple crisp looks like a must-try–though I guess I’d have to sub the Glo-nola :)

-Sarah

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Whitney September 4, 2009

Your mug just put me in the Christmas mood!

Hurry up Santa!

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zestycook September 4, 2009

I am pretty pumped about your PITA! So creative :)

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Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) September 4, 2009

I love transforming something simple into something fabulous! Your eats look fantastic! I love this food blogging for a few days, it’s been giving me a lot of healthy inspiration!

xo
K

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Alex @ happygolucky September 4, 2009

Hey Ange!
I will send you tea up from the city- I have a massive loblaws by me that would most likely stock it. Email me the details and I will get on it!
:-)

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brandi September 4, 2009

I think I need to find this fennel tea!

your pictures are beautiful, by the way :)

great idea for the apple crisp!

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Cara September 4, 2009

You are so inventive and creative with your food, you
really know ho to inspire people to think out
of the box…keep it up!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

Thank you :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

Christmas lovers unite!!

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MonicainDallas September 4, 2009

If you make your own tabouli, try trading out the bulgar in the recipe for quinoa – it ads a complete protein to a healthy dish.
I make mine with quinoa, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, green onion, lots of fresh italian parsley, some chopped fresh mint, lemon juice, and olive oil. I also throw a little bit of feta on top for an extra flavor kick.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

Thanks for the tip! I much prefer quinoa over bulgar any day

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Jenny September 4, 2009

I definitely starting using my Christmas mugs last week. Worse than that, I am totally tempted the bust out the N’sync Christmas album :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

Im glad Im not the only one who has been tempted. My go to X-mas CD is Mariah :)

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Nikki September 4, 2009

Speaking of new gadgets…I thought of you when I got a spiffy new gadget the other day! Have you heard of Saladmaster? Its like one of those ‘home party’ things but instead of candles or Tupperware, its a line of cookware that promotes healthy living/eating. I just had a party this past Wednesday and the gift for hosting a dinner party is this fancy non-electric food processor that slices and dices SO fast and is super easy to clean up! Perfect for busy people! You can see it here: http://www.saladmaster.com/index/Products/CompleteCookingSystem/SaladmasterMachine.nws
I totally meant to grab a fennel tea bag this morning to test it out and forgot :(
Next time…

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Claire September 4, 2009

Angela,Really…Christmas mug already?I almost had an anxiety attack.hehe….kidding:-)

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HealthySDLiving September 4, 2009

I’ve never heard of an English Cuke…it sounds interesting! I love what you did with the apple, very creative! :)

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Ashley September 4, 2009

Why don’t your order tea online? I do believe Teavana ships to Canada.

They have fantastic tea.

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Jenna (WholeBodyLove) September 4, 2009

It’s that time of year! I love microwaved apples in fall. I add a touch of cinnamon and walnuts…yum.

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Rose September 4, 2009

I know you’ve probably said it, but what kind of camera have you been using lately?

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antonella September 4, 2009

there are a few tea emporiums around me…if you’d like i can get you some loose leaf japanese sencha…

this one is actually my favourite, it’s not loose though…

http://www.edenfoods.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=110560

but anyway, let me know…

=)

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Kelsey September 4, 2009

your photos are becoming more and more artistic!!! love them!
i have never tried fennel tea before, but now i must find it!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) September 4, 2009

The power me up apple crisp looking very stellar! And the romaine boats with tabouli, nice! Latley I’ve been making nut pates and vegan “chicken salad” type things in my Vitamix and putting them in romaine boats. The english cuke with balsalmic looks great, too. Wow, your food is so pretty….I am always impressed with the presentation!

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Marina September 4, 2009

Your eats look fantastic!
And now I feel I eat tons of food, compared to you :P

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2009

Try not to fall into the comparison trap…we all have different needs :) Remember I am trying not to snack so I am eating less than I had been for a while.

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Faith September 4, 2009

What a beautiful quote at the end…so inspirational! I love your cute Christmas mug, and I will definitely be making that apple crisp! Have a great day, Angela!

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Low September 4, 2009

I have that same Christmas mug :)

Love the looks of that Apple Crisp!!

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Jessica September 10, 2009

It’s a little late, but I love you blog and just wanted to let you know that you can find sencha at our online tea boutique. If you want to give us a try, feel free to use the promo code “summertea2009″ to get 15% through next Tuesday, Sept.15th. Cheers!

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