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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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!


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!


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


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)


April @ Crazy Fabulous Life August 12, 2010

Have fun! And be safe :)


Rosey Rebecca August 12, 2010

Have a blast! Those cat pictures are adorable.

Wish I could be there to meet you!


Teri [a foodie stays fit] August 12, 2010

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

Have fun this weekend!


Wei-Wei August 12, 2010

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



Faith August 12, 2010

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


Nicole @ yuppieyogini August 12, 2010

Does sketchy punish you when you leave him?


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 ?


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.


Marie August 12, 2010

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


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.


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 12, 2010

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


Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 12, 2010

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


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.


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!!


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!


Christina August 12, 2010

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


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!


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. :)


Ali August 12, 2010

I can’t wait to meet you in Chicago.


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.


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 12, 2010

Have a safe trip and so much fun!


Tina-The Wellness War August 12, 2010

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


veronique @ hooked on health August 12, 2010

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


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 12, 2010

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


Camille August 12, 2010

Have a great time and a safe flight!


Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 12, 2010

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


Laura August 12, 2010

Happy Travels!!


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!


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. :-)


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!


kari August 12, 2010

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


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!


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.


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 :(


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!!!


Callie August 12, 2010

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


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?


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


Lauren August 12, 2010

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


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.


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