Super-Fantastical News!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 8, 2010

HI!

Trucking along today, but I cannot stop thinking about…

Vegan Overnight Oats!

They kept me full from 6:45am until 11am when I had a small snack of Mary’s Crackers. Not too shabby!

I had to do everything in my power not to make them for lunch, but I will admit they are a strong possibility for dinner… ;) I already have dreamed up about 4 different concoctions of the overnight oats…and I can’t wait to make them ALL.

I am also liking this twice a day posting. I feel like each post is more manageable and not crazy long like some of the others have been.

After preparing and shipping my Glo Bar STORE order (whohoo!!!), I was faced with some less exciting tasks. I track all of my receipts for my business in Excel, and sadly, I have not entered a single receipt since Dec. 31st 2009.

Not cool, Ange. Not cool.

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Since I quit my old research job and started the bakery (see my AYCCA series), most of my working days have been spent on my feet baking- often 12 hours on some days. So now when I am faced with ‘desk work’, it drives me utterly insane with boredom.

As you can see below, I am a Type A organizer…hahaha… :mrgreen:

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…OR NOT! Thank gosh I am training someone next week…I need all the help I can!

But alas, after a few hours, it got done and I felt much better!

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Well, I felt better until I realized how much my expenses totalled! Yikes.

Trucking along…

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My lunch break was bright and cheery, unlike this rainy weather we are having…! Thankfully, the warm + sun returns Saturday and is supposed to stay for a week!

5 Minute Sautéed carrots and Neat Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Medium carrots, chopped or processed
  • 1 cup Neat Sauce
  • Dried parsley
  • Black pepper

Directions: Chop or process carrots and then lightly sauté for about 3-5 minutes in a skillet. Add 1 cup of heated Neat Sauce over top, sprinkle with parsley and black pepper and serve!

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This was incredible and ready in a jiffy.

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Along with an Endure Glo Bar:

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Today is another rest day for me exercise-wise as I am trying to taper just in case I end up running the 10k this Sunday! We might be babysitting my 1 year old nephew overnight on Saturday so I will have to see if I get any sleep I guess. ;)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) April 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

your to-do list looks like it’s going WAAAAAAAY better than my own! better get going on it…

i like the carrots & neat sauce combo! i need as many ways to get veggies in as possible and I can tell i would love that meal :)

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Laura Georgina April 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Oh my goodness, the bed of carrots look so yummy with the lentils! I have some leftover lentil pasta sauce that needs eating but I don’t want to even SEE it near pasta again. Angela, you are my dinner savior!

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Jessica @ How Sweet April 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

If I had that pile of reciepts laying on my floor, I would just cry and crawl up on the couch to watch movies…lol!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Thats what I did for 3 months! lol

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Naomi (onefitfoodie) April 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

congrats on the glo bars hitting the stores!! thats so amazing!! have them make their way to boston pleaseeee

i LOVE lentils! :) that looks deliciousss

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Jenny April 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Your to do list is getting whittled down! That’s great:) as is caitlins news!

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Noelle April 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I agree! This dish looks fantastical!

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Jen April 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Hi Angela,

I’ve been following your blog and your Glo bars look delish!
I went on the online store, but the march madness variety pack was sold out… Do you make variety pack deals every month? I would love to try the different bars to see what my favourites are :)!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I should have another variety pack up in a week or two! :)

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Nicole @ Making Good Choices April 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I have yet to try overnight oats, even though I always want too. I never remember the night before! Good for you for tackling that pile, I would have procrastinated it as well!

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Claire April 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I wish you lived closer so I could work for you:-)hehe…cc

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Nikki T April 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I already have it on my evening ‘to-do’ list to make Overnight Oats for tomorrow’s breakfast! Will you post all your creations so we can try all of them??
I think I will be a bigger fan of cold oats rather than hot…
I love the NEAT sauce! I smiled when I saw it on the blog as a while back I decided to try cooking lentils for the first time, but didn’t quite get it right and didn’t like to taste of them just on thier own as a side…but I didn’t want to waste them so I threw them into a sauce pan with some tomato sauce and spices and made pasta sauce! I loved it!

SOOOO exciting about your bars being in a store!!

If only we lived closer together…I love entering things into spreadsheets (NERD alert!!)! Organization is my passion (again…NERD alert!) :)

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Grace aka Triathlonbabe April 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Can’t wait to try the overnight oats, neat sauce and OMG, those bed of carrots look so beautiful! I answered my own question about what stores your bars were going into by re-reading your blog…duh on my part…hope some day they make it to our health food stores down here in TX!!!

As for organization, I am an Organized guru, love to be organized, it’s not always doable but not that often. I have a To Do list daily for me and one for me and DH on the weekends…lol…yea, I’m a bit AR. Glad you were able to get your stuff widdled down and in order!

I’m with Jen, would love to order your variety pack! Can’t wait!!!

Congrats to Caitlin as well, can’t wait to see her on the show!!!

BTW, I made my 2nd green monster this AM, the Pumpkin Pie one and OMG, it was awesome!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Yeah I’m so happy for Caitlin!! And yes, overnight oats really are addictive aren’t they? I’ve had them every day for over a week now and can’t wait until breakfast tomorrow… ha!

And yes, your comment reply plug in is working!

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Lauren April 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I got your comment reply via email from your post last night!

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Chloe (Naturally Frugal) April 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

That’s great that you’re hiring someone, you definitely are taking off with the Glo Bars & are growing into quite the productive little company! Loved Caitlin’s video and her cute Southern twang, it’s amazing how one idea (like both of yours) can turn into something so big!

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Ameena April 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I am so organized that it isn’t even funny. The only unorganized part of my life is the stuff my husband and daughter tough. They are total slobs!

I love your yogurtless overnight oats. Sounds delicious!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Yum, yum! Makes me want to make that sauce!

Ugh– I HATE tasks like organizing receipts. But once you do it, you feel SO much better!

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Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I wish I lived in Canada. I’d totally buy some Glo Bars!

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anna April 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm

dude, i think you mean “at last”, not “alas”. because “alas” is used to express unhappiness. and i dont think you’d be unhappy after dealing with your paperwork right!? hahaha. dont mean to be picky, i just see a lot of people using “alas” in the wrong context and it drives me craaaaazy! xx

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm

But I meant it in a SAD way as if I was SIGHING!

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anna April 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

i think i see what you mean… but then your sentence should be more like, “alas, i had to get it done but now i feel better!” there’s something about the sentence structure that doesn’t make sense to me. maybe i’m just over tired or something. sorry, english major power trip!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

haha everything I say makes sense in my head! ;)

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Toni April 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I am so glad I’ve found your blog! I’ve been making your green monsters all week and love them. I also just got through reading your different posts on your journey to health and i’m taking a lot of it to heart and going to incorporate it into my life. i’ve been a “slave” to the scale and counting calories for so long with no progress…only anger and sadness. i feel like i’ve been hovering over the same weight for months! i’m starting to reduce my meat consumption and focus on more whole/non-processed foods… i also think i’m going to take your advice and kick the calorie counting for good! thank you for providing your information! :)

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Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Those lentils look great — filling yet light. :D

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Estela @ Weekly Bite April 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I’m the same way with receipts! I just let them pile up instead of staying on top of it ;)

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Diana April 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Must try overnight oats! :)

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I have to enter all my receipts for our investment property before tax time and that won’t be fun!! hehe each year I keep telling myself that it would be easier to enter them as I go – rather than save them all up….oh well….next year perhaps!?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I have a weekly reminder in G-calendar to do my receipt entry on Friday mornings…some mornings it gets done but sometimes it doesnt. I was doing good up until my accountant had my excel document and I couldnt input anything for 2 months! I prefer to try and do a bit each week as it is so much less stressful…it doesnt always work out that way but I try! :)

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow April 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Oh book keeping…SO NOT FUN!

I always have to blast music when I’m doing some thing like that. It keeps me more entertained. :)

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm

You sure are finding some great ways to use that sauce and make it delicious.

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Run Sarah April 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Love the lentil and carrot combo, that looks delish! Loving your more frequent posts too.

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Haha oh man, that pile of receipts would make me want to cry!!! I would 100% do the same thing though..haha

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Suzanne April 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Just wanted to say a big CONGRATS on getting the Glo Bars in the store! :)

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

haha my entire planner is full of lists! I HAVE to make list of I will forget all of it and feel completely lost. Oh the joys of being Type A :)

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Oh my goodness! All those receipts look like a complete mind overload! I’m so glad you will have someone help you out in the future! I know what my receipts look like when I’ve been traveling for a week and you’ve got a whole month going! Wowie!

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Jil April 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Congrats to Caitlin and to YOU for all your success and tackling those receipts!!

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jessica April 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Have you revealed which store in Thornhill you will be selling Glo bars in? I’m sorry if I missed that!

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Michelle @ Healthy Eating Roadmap April 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Good luck with your Glo Bar business. If I ever see one in the store I will be sure to try it!

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nut April 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I would work for u in a heartbeat!!

That dish is beautiful. Beautiful.
Love your energy and joy. So beautiful.

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Jes (Self Motivation) April 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I really need to order some of those bars to try for myself. They look so delicious! Your comment email reply is working. I appreciate the response about the chia seeds. thank you!

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EaterNotARunner April 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I love the two shorter posts a day! Good work on that to-do list….mine is just getting longer!

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Katherine April 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Wow you’re quite an accountant; so impressive! What did you study in school?
Thanks
Katherine

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Adrienne April 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Ok, after reading your first “neat sauce” post, I went to the store and got all the stuff to make it, with a few tweaks of course :-)
Instead of using store bought sauce, I simply sauteed some onion and garlic, then blitzed it in the food processor with 3 fresh tomatoes, a glug of olive oil, and a ton of fresh herbs. Heated it up with a can of organic lentils..SO GOOD and I knew exactly what was in it!
I just ate it for dinner over some roasted caulifower and zuchinni (with some wine of course)…thanks for my new addiction to “neat sauce” and “cheeze”!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

that sounds amazing!

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Alexandra April 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Hi Ange,

The comment plug-in is a success! It actually worked on your last post so that’s great! Allows for a dialogue to continue in the comments on your blog. And can’t wait to pick up some of your Glo Bars next time I am in Toronto!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

whohoo!

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Allison @ Food For Healing April 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

i kind of like working a desk job, as long as theres variation and i can get up once and awhile. Not my dream job however.

you’d be so fun to work with!

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Jamie @ Tearaveler April 8, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Ha my desk usually looks like that! Cleaned it up today =) And those glo bars look delicious! Can they be ordered online? =D

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Ah, I’m so organized that would drive me crazy! Glad you got it all taken care of.

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Ashley April 9, 2010 at 12:29 am

Girl. We are seriously the same. The receipts and money side of the granola bar business were my LEAST favorite..and I had piles just like that. Exciting that you will have someone doing it for you! I can’t believe overnight oats held you over for 4hrs..totally jealous. My stomach growls 2hrs after any breakfast I eat..sooo annoying! ;)

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Jennifer April 9, 2010 at 7:03 am

There are so many recipes of yours that I want to try, and I’ve gotta get me som Glo bars too, let us know when the variety pack is available. Thanks!!!! Congrats too!!!

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Ginger April 9, 2010 at 7:53 am

Great news about the store in Thornhill I’m not too far from there :) Can’t wait to hear which one I hope its the one I’m thinking :)

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Susan April 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Yesss!! Finally, someone with the same organizational methods as me!! My boss is OCD to the max. I swear he has heart palpitations just looking at my desk :P

Did you say you’re training someone for the bakery??

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Ashlee D. Lambert May 14, 2017 at 6:22 am

I like the carrots & neat sauce combo….

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