We finally made it to bed last night at 1:30am and were up at 6am. Saaa-weet. ;)

You know I love my Green Monsters, Japanese Sencha green tea, and Vegan Overnight Oats in the morning, but I’m pretty sure there is no better way to start the day than a juicy mango.


Off. the. hook.

Mango > Cherries (this week, anyways)

I also made some Carob Pumpkin Vegan overnight oats to go along with it!


Carob Pumpkin Vegan Overnight Oats


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond buttahhhh


Directions: Whisk everything together except the almond buttahhhh in a small bowl and place in fridge for about 1/2 hour (or longer if preferred).


Fueled up and ready to fly!

We’re going to miss Sketchie dearly.


I think he is sad too.


He loves sleeping on paper, by the way. It’s like a nest. ;)


He is going to have tons of fun with grandma and grandpa…he just doesn’t know it yet!

I stuffed our suitcases full of Glo Bars and Amazing Grass. I should be good to go!


We are flying out of Buffalo as it was about $200 cheaper than flying out of Toronto. When we arrive we are meeting up with Eric’s Irish uncle who just happens to be in town for Lollapalooza that he is catering. Other plans include possibly going to the Yum Universe Launch Party tonight.

See you in Chicago!

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1 Kristina August 12, 2010

have a fABULOUS time – *SO* wish I could be there with everyone (wedding this weekend…)

it’s already blocked off on my 2011 calendar :)

can’t wait to hear all about it – safe travels!


2 Laura Georgina August 12, 2010

OMG, you’re flying out of my hometown AND you have my white and blue mini plate! Love those mini plates. Have a great flight and a great time!


3 Susan August 12, 2010

Hey… your sleeping schedule last night sounds like mine!! I think we’ll be running on excitement in Chicago ;) See you soooon and safe travels!! xo


4 Morgan @ Life After Bagels August 12, 2010

I’ve never flown out of Buffalo, but I don’t drive so I really have no way of getting there. I try to take the subway to the airport when I’m going on a personal trip so I don’t waste money on car service (but I totally take the car service when I’m traveling for work, hehehe)


5 April @ Crazy Fabulous Life August 12, 2010

Have fun! And be safe :)


6 Rosey Rebecca August 12, 2010

Have a blast! Those cat pictures are adorable.

Wish I could be there to meet you!


7 Teri [a foodie stays fit] August 12, 2010

Sketchie is seriously the coolest looking cat. And I hate cats! :)

Have fun this weekend!


8 Wei-Wei August 12, 2010

Have fuuuuuun! I’m so jealous! Oh, and have a safe trip :)



9 Faith August 12, 2010

Ohmygosh. I love your cat’s spots! That is the most unique coat I’ve ever seen. :)


10 Nicole @ yuppieyogini August 12, 2010

Does sketchy punish you when you leave him?


11 amanda August 12, 2010

I’ve been wanting to try the pumpkin overnight oats but since you only use 1/3 cup of pumpkin, how long would the rest of the pumpkin can that I don’t use keep in the fridge ?


12 Christina August 12, 2010

It’ll keep in the fridge for a long time! I keep my left over pumpkin in a small tupperware container. I don’t think I’ve ever had left over pumpkin go ‘bad’, even after a few weeks.


13 Marie August 12, 2010

Blegh, I’ve had pumpkin go bad, the Libby brand. I think it was after3 weeks though. Depressing.


14 Jessica @ How Sweet August 12, 2010

Crazy Sketchie! Hahaha I am not a cat lover, but I must admit I like the pics of yours.


15 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 12, 2010

Have fun in Chi-town. Wish I could be there!


16 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 12, 2010

Have a great time! I can’t wait to hear about the conference from everyone!


17 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 12, 2010

Your cat looks like a mini-leapord. haha

Enjoy your trip to HLS. Chicago is a beautiful city so I’m sure you all with have a great time.


18 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 12, 2010

I hope you have a great time at HLS. It looks like its going to be a great time!!


19 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 12, 2010

Have a safe trip! I wish I was going to be at HLS!

That mango looks so ripe and delicious!


20 Christina August 12, 2010

Have fun! Chicago is amazing, one of my favourite cities, can’t wait to read all about it!


21 Diana August 12, 2010

Just wanted to let you know that I made your vegan enchaladas last night and they were delicious!! Such a simple and awesome recipe. So glad I made extra for today’s lunch!

Have fun in Chicago!


22 Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 12, 2010

Sketchie is too cute! My cats do the same thing with newspaper, they absolutely love it! Looking forward to meeting you this weekend. :)


23 Ali August 12, 2010

I can’t wait to meet you in Chicago.


24 Maxine August 12, 2010

Have fun! Chicago is one of my favourite cities in North America!! Not sure if you will have time, but the waterfront is beautiful for running.


25 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 12, 2010

Have a safe trip and so much fun!


26 Tina-The Wellness War August 12, 2010

Those cupcakes are adorable! Have a great time at the Summit!


27 veronique @ hooked on health August 12, 2010

Have a great trip! Those pumpkin overnight oats look wonderful, and that mango is to die for!


28 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 12, 2010

Have a great time!!! I SO wish I were going!


29 Camille August 12, 2010

Have a great time and a safe flight!


30 Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 12, 2010

Have a great time… wish I was going to be there!


31 Laura August 12, 2010

Happy Travels!!


32 Tracey August 12, 2010

I love mango! It’s one of my favorite, or possibly my most favorite, fruit. However, I’m always bummed that there isn’t more to it because of the big pit in the middle. How did you cut your so well??

Have a great time this weekend!


33 Maureen August 12, 2010

A trick I use is to cut close to the pit on both sides, then you score the mango into squares, flip the skin, slice off the cubes and voila. Very little mess and no wasted fruit. Then of course I knaw off any fruit left on the pit. :-)


34 Jenn @ So Very Fit August 12, 2010

I bet you’re going to have tons of fun, and I can’t wait to hear all about how everything goes there!


35 kari August 12, 2010

Angela, wishing you and your husband a safe flight to chicago and a terrific & fun time!!


36 JL Goes Vegan August 12, 2010

I might actually try that overnight oats recipe! (I haven’t been wowed by them yet, but this looks great!!

Save travels and a wonderful HLS to all!


37 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 12, 2010

I like to start my mornings with a little Sketchie. I love when cats find odd places to lay down and sleep. They are little crazy like that.

Have a fabulous time!! Can’t wait to hear of recaps.


38 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 12, 2010

sketchie is the prettiest cat i’ve ever seen in my life! and how did you cut your mango so well?! every time i try it turns into a big fat ugly mess :(


39 Ilana August 12, 2010

Your cat is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love kitties … what lovely markings on Sketchie! And that mango looks fantabulous.
Have an amazing time and a safe safe trip!!!


40 Callie August 12, 2010

I love that mango. It looks so juicy and fresh. :)
Have a great trip!


41 emily August 12, 2010

I think your cat is so cool looking! He looks like hes a pretty big guy too. Almost like a jungle cat. What breed is he?


42 Danielle (Runs on Green) August 12, 2010

Sketchie reminds me of a little cheetah :)

I haven’t had fresh mango in so long! They def. rule over cherries


43 Lauren August 12, 2010

How do you cut your mangoes? I always feel like I’m wasting so much of the good stuff!


44 Maureen August 12, 2010

A trick I use is to cut close to the pit on both sides, then you score the mango into squares, flip the skin, slice off the cubes and voila. Very little mess and no wasted fruit. Then of course I knaw off any fruit left on the pit.


45 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 12, 2010

It’s so exciting seeing so many bloggers gearing up for HLS! Have fun :)


46 Sarah Jayne August 12, 2010

Bawww Sketch! My cat in college would go beserks when I would come home from grocery shopping…he didn’t care if it was paper or plastic, he went NUTS for the empty bags! He would drag them under the coffee table and totally nest into them. So cute.

One of the things I am most looking forward to this weekend is trying your glo bars!! So happy that you are sharing with us all!!


47 The Wife of a Dairyman August 12, 2010

I love your cute little Sketchie! His markings are so unique:)


48 Kat (My Fruity Life) August 12, 2010

Thats picture of Sketchie yawning is SO CUTE. Love when my kitty yawns and meows at the same time. lol.

See you in Chicago!


49 Jenn (GH) August 12, 2010

Awwww….I LOVE it when you post pictures of Sketchie. I’m total cat lover and he is such a cool looking cat!

Have a great trip!


50 Run Sarah August 12, 2010

Have a great time and a safe trip over! We always fly out of Seattle instead of Van – so much cheaper!!


51 Cat August 12, 2010

Ohhhhhh I miss good mangoes!!!!


52 Bridget August 12, 2010

The look on sketchies face is just adorable! Such a sweetie :)

Enjoy Chicago!!!!


53 Alexandria@BellaVita August 12, 2010

Have a wonderful trip! I wish I could be there too…but I will just live vicariously through you : )


54 Paige @ Running Around Normal August 12, 2010

Aw, sketchie. I’m going to miss my pets, too (and my husband – as he’s staying back and holding the fort down back home:) )


55 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 12, 2010

Woohoo I’m so excited for you! Have a great weekend in Chicago and I can’t wait to follow along! I WILL be at HLS next year! :)


56 Amber K August 12, 2010

Looks soo yummy! Have a blast at the HLS!


57 Lana August 12, 2010

Sketchie should know that grandparents are always the best babysitters!! :)


58 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 12, 2010

Have fun! I can’t wait to read about it and live vicariously through you. ;)

I had a question about Amazing Grass products – I found some single serving packs at a health food store in Kensington market, but not the full containers. Are those not for sale in Canada?


59 Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance August 12, 2010

Love the cupcakes – have a great time at the summit. So jealous but can’t wait to read your recaps


60 Canadian Coconut August 12, 2010

Nothing is more intoxicating than mango in the morning. Love your blog!!!


61 Dawn August 12, 2010

Have a safe trip! I’m looking forward to meeting you and sampling your Glo Bars this weekend!


62 Marina August 12, 2010

I hope you have a nice flight!
And have an amazing time in Chicago!


63 chelsey August 12, 2010

Have so much fun here! You’re going to love Chicago!


64 Michelle (Life, With Relish) August 12, 2010

I love Sketchie’s spots- is he a certain kind of cat? Have a great trip!


65 Allison August 12, 2010

Have a WONDERFUL time in the windy city…Sketchie is the most BEAUTIFUL CAT I HAVE EVER SEEN..Wish I had one like that. He needs to on tv..


66 Jess @ MTL Veggie August 12, 2010

That mango looks delicious! Have fun in Chi-town!


67 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf August 12, 2010

Ahh, wish I could go. Have fun!


68 cher August 12, 2010

have a great time. your cat is absolutely gorgeous. i’m sure you’ve mentioned this before, but what type is he/she


69 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 12, 2010

I wish I was going to HLS! Have so much fun. I’ve yet to try a Glo Bar, but I really want to.


70 Melinda August 12, 2010

Have a good time in Chicago. I have never been there before but I am sure it is very nice.


71 Elli @ 16 and Losing It August 12, 2010

Have fun in Chicago! Your cat is so dang cute I can’t take it! Personally I don’t like mango but I totally agree that there is nothing in the world like fresh fruit for breakfast (or anytime really!)


72 Alexa @ Sohdalex August 12, 2010

That mango looks like <3 on a plate :)


73 Stacey@ August 12, 2010

That looks like a fun party tonight I was checking it out.


74 Emily @ For Sweets Sake August 12, 2010

Have fun in Chicago! I’m so jealous you have pumpkin! I can’t find it in the stores anywhere! I can’t wait til fall so it’s back on the shelves! :)


75 Gypsy August 12, 2010

Have fun on your travels Angela – I’m so glad we get to go with you. I was nervous about what I was going to do without my OSG fix every day!
Love the Sketchie pics – can never have too many of those :)
I like his eyebrows – he looks tough!


76 Lisa (BBB) August 12, 2010

aww Sketchie really is TOO CUTE :)


77 Summer @ Simple Healthy Real August 12, 2010

Kitties are the best! Mine love paper in any form too, especially wrapping paper so Christmas and birthday’s are pretty special days for them.

Hope you have a safe trip and lot’s of fun!


78 Kelly @ Coconuts and Freckles August 12, 2010

Oh! I wish I could go this year! Hoping to get there next year…will be great to finally meet all the bloggers I “know” from blog world. I hope everyone has so much fun! Can’t wait to see pictures from the events!


79 lynn August 12, 2010

Happy Trails! I swear that is the MOST beautiful cat I have ever seen!


80 Laura (Starloz) August 12, 2010

Incredible pictures of your cat, very precious!

Hopefully your not too exhausted!


81 Lauren @ Fun, Fit, and Fabulous! August 12, 2010

OOOHHH You are going to have so much fun in Chicago!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!


82 Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex August 12, 2010

That mango looks so delicious… You take such great pictures! And Sketchie is adorable as always.

Have fun in Chicago! Can’t wait to hear about your trip on the blog :)


83 LisaG August 12, 2010

Hope you have a blast in Chicago. My Fitnessista friend will be there. Hope you get together.


84 August 12, 2010

have a blast in the windy city!! woohoo!!
mm ive been totally obsessed with carob lately! <3


85 Paula August 12, 2010

Sketchie is so cute. (sorry, new to your blog) I have not had pumpkin in soo long. It is definitely time, those oats looks great!


86 Amanda August 12, 2010

Cats love sleeping on paper! I always save tissue paper for mine. She likes to tear it up and then sit on her ‘spoils’ ….. uh she has a vendetta against all tissues.


87 missfitbliss August 13, 2010

I am so excited to go to HLS next year! I’m a new healthy blogger who found out about the conference too late. I hope you have a great time!


88 Amy August 18, 2010

Where do you buy your chia seeds and what brand? I am on a gluten-free, dairy-free, wheat-free diet and need some help! Thanks!


89 Amy August 19, 2010

So, I tried making the Carob Pumpkin Vegan Overnight Oats, but they didn’t turn out. I didn’t have the right ingredients on hand, so that probably had something to do with. I substituted ground flax seed for the chia seeds, cocoa powder for the carob powder & rice milk for the almond milk. It turned out bitter (I’m guessing from the cocoa vs carob – is carob sweeter than cocoa? I’ve never had it before) and runny (I’m guessing from the consistency of rice milk vs almond milk?) HELP!


90 Dominique August 22, 2010

I love your photos of Sketchie. The second one of him is priceless. My cats have a thing for tissue paper, which makes wrapping gifts in bags a little difficult.


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