The 7th Inning Stretch

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Goooooood afternoon!

Great discussion going on in the ‘Is Your Desk Job Harming Your Health?’ post! It was interesting to read everyone’s experiences. I was asked about what kinds of stretches to do at a desk and I came across this awesome visual guide that you can print and put in front of you! Click to enlarge.

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I am a very visual person, so I think this will be a great reminder for me!

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I’m a personal fan of #10, although it always creeps me out when my back cracks!

I am going to start taking stretching breaks every hour or so when I am doing desk work- or even doing physical work in the bakery. My back/shoulders are so tight it’s a bit ridiculous. I have a timer on my desk, so I think I will start setting it to remind me. Goodness knows I need reminders!

Onto today’s lunch, which was fabulous…

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First I should mention that my Green Monster this morning with Purslane gave me so much energy! I honestly felt amazing this morning. It held me over for about 3 hours before having a mid-morning snack of apple + cashew butter. Who knew a tiny weed could pack so much punch? This weekend, I shall be buying out the dear farmer’s stock of Purslane and Nettles.

I am loving cooking with this Cold-pressed organic sunflower oil. It seems to adapt to everything I make it with, including the amazing Cherry, Banana, and Coconut Butter Bread. By the way, I did manage to freeze half of it, and that is the only reason why it is still in my house. I dream about taking it out of the freezer about 6 times a day. I think I might take it out over the Canada Day long weekend for a treat!

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I’m not sure if we are going to see more garlic scapes this season. I guess we will find out tonight! One reader told me that she went to buy them this week and the farmer said they are already out of season. That one musta hurt!

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Prepare for the entire kitchen to smell amazing when you make this…

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Zucchini, Tomato, and Garlic Scape Stir-fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 large tomato
  • 3-4 garlic scapes
  • 1/2 tbsp cold-pressed sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Kosher sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground Black pepper, to taste
  • Parsley flakes, for garnish

 

Directions: Pour about 1/2 a tbsp of Sunflower oil (or oil of your choice) into a skillet and heat at low-medium. Chop veggies and throw into skillet along with seasonings. Cook for about 10 minutes or until veggies are tender. Sprinkle with dried or freshly chopped parsley.

I served it along with two seedy Cracker Glo Doughs and 1/4 cup of roasted red pepper hummus! Mmmmmmm!

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I loved eating it on a bed of hummus, but I couldn’t resist making a hummus hat…

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Hummus makes my world go round.

I also cracked open a brand new spice that I bought in bulk the other day…PAPRIKA!

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I am so happy to have Paprika back in stock. I ran out of it last year and never got around to buying any. I love Paprika because it is a spice that you can use quite liberally and it doesn’t overwhelm the dish.

Benefits of Paprika include:

  • High in Vitamin C
  • Antibacterial
  • Can help normalize blood pressure and improve circulation
  • Can increase the production stomach acids to aid digestion (always good for peeps with stomachs like me!)

 

The stir-fry was also excellent! So much flavour. The garlic scapes were fabulous in a stir-fry too.

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My afternoon powersnack was better than my wildest dreams…

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I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream using 1 frozen Glo Dough chopped up and banana soft serve. It tasted just like choc. chip cookie dough ice cream.

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Natalie @ cinnamonbums July 1, 2010

wow your glo dough is making me sooooo hungry… seriously you were born to be a baker!!!!!! so awesome, i love seeing your bars and what youre cooking – such an inspiration!

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Eimear Rose July 1, 2010

The Cracker Glo Dough looks fantastic, I love the taste of hummus and quinoa together! The banana cookie dough soft serve is immense, have to make this! I know exactly what you mean about your body forgetting what the endorphin high feels like! So many times I nearly talk myself out of a run, then once I’m out there, I’m amazed I was going to miss out on the fantastic feeling!

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Jordan July 1, 2010

Do you think you will sell glo doughs on your bakery online?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2010

possibly! :) I have to test it with shipping

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Phoebe July 1, 2010

That is such a great, little reference sheet for stretching at work. Thanks for posting it! As someone who has recently dealt with herniated discs in my lower back, it’s really important for me to get up and stretch during the day, and it’s easier when I have something to look at to remind me. :) Love your blog by the way!

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Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life July 1, 2010

1- Desk Stretches- YES! Thank you!
2- HOLY YUM ANGE! I’m liking that ice cream!!!!!!!!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] July 1, 2010

Thanks for posting the desk stretches. I just printed it and hung it up in my cubicle!

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Kristin (Salty Tooth) July 1, 2010

I definitely need those desk stretches, thanks for posting!

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Kittie July 1, 2010

Oh goodness, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is my favorite but I haven’t had it in so long! I must try a variation, thanks for the idea!

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Kristy July 1, 2010

Totally printed me a copy too…. Hung by desk. :-) Muchas Gracias!

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Aisha July 1, 2010

Hey, If you loved purslane, I would truly advise trying to find some wild sorrel. It tastes like sour cherries to me, and I am pretty sure it would taste awesome in a GM, but I am unable to find it in London.
That snack looks delicious, and so do your cracker dough bars.
I would hate having a desk job, I work in retail at the weekends and I love it because you are constantly moving which to me is awesome. I have just graduated and am now going to be looking for a job in a gym. I have learnt from you that doing what I dislike would truly harm me, so I would rather wait till I get the job I want then settle right now. My aim one day is to be a personal trainer and nutritionist also.

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Wei-Wei July 1, 2010

Ooh, happy Canada Day! I don’t even know what to comment on in this post. Cracker Glo Dough + hummus? Cookie dough ice cream? (More) garlic scapes?! Man, I love what you eat. :D

Wei-Wei

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Chantelle July 1, 2010

Yay! Thanks for checking on the recipes tab. I missed it!!

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Chantelle July 1, 2010

And I can see it now. LOL. Just to clarify ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2010

So glad you can see it now!!!

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 30, 2010

Those cracker glo doughs look scrumptious!!!! I want one! I truly love shopping at the farmer’s market. Meeting the farmer’s and eating foods so fresh and local makes me very very happy.

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 30, 2010

ps. I am definitely making use of those stretches!! Sitting at a desk all day kills me. Thanks for the chart!

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Gypsy June 30, 2010

Angela – the desk stretches are perfect! Printing it out first thing tomorrow morning and posting it right in front of me at work. My fiance asked me to email it to him too.
Then, after being tempted by your chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream we made 2 individual 3 minute cookies since we were out of frozen bananas – yum!!
If there isn’t a link on the glo dough – does that mean it’s only available through your bakery and there isn’t a recipe?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2010

I modified it from my raw choc chip cookies (on recipe page) :)

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Amber K June 30, 2010

I LOVE paprika! I didn’t know it was good for digestion. I really need help in that area, so I guess that just convinces me to use it more often!

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 30, 2010

That’s so great that you aren’t going to the grocery store that much! You must be getting a ton of veggies.

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Chandra June 30, 2010

Angela… I love love love your blog!
Another reason to celebrate our glorious country, Angela is having a sale!!
Can’t wait to try your yummy glo-rific bars!!

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