All Over The Place

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 28, 2009

Do you ever have these days where you feel like you are being pulled in a million directions? That’s how today has been! I think I have gotten a lot accomplished, but I am not sure because it has been a blur, lol.

My meeting this morning went fabulous! I always get myself so worked up over things and I get really anxious (I have always had problems with anxiety ever since I was a child), but there was no reason for it!

I am finally approved for my business license and I should be getting everything in the mail very soon! I also have my Food Safety Certification Exam on Monday so I will be studying all weekend for that! Glo Bakery is really coming together though and I am just so thrilled about it all! :)

food Breakfast!!

I was so nervous this morning I wasn’t hungry for breakfast until 11am! :( I had some tummy troubles after I had some green tea. Sometimes when I have green tea on an empty stomach it makes me feel sick. Anyways, any anxiety left after my meeting and I had a big green monster to make me happy. :) The GM was followed by some homemade Soy yogurt with nuts and dried fruit! YUM!

This smoothie was one of my healthiest yet!!!



  • 1 T MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter
  • 10 organic dandelion sprigs
  • 1 organic kale leaf (running out!)
  • 1 scoop Hemp Protein powder
  • 1.25 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin (I really need to use this more!!!!)
  • Kyolic liquid garlic


The smoothie was pure heaven!!!


The pumpkin makes it smooth, smooth, smooth. I really need to use it more often!!!

I also have been getting lots of questions about the organic dandelion. To be honest with you I don’t notice it AT ALL in my smoothies! Even using 10 sprigs of it today I didn’t taste it one bit. I totally recommend trying it out!


It went down like butta!


My lunch was on the road today while I was getting some bakery supplies and groceries! I had a 12” veggie footlong at Subway (not pictured- forgot my camera!).

Here are some pictures from my grocery shop:



This is my first time trying out The Balsamic Hemp Dressing! It looks right up my alley though- only 25 cals per serving and 1.5 grams of fat and all natural ingredients.

Mary’s Crackers were on sale $1.50 off at Loblaws!!! I got 3 boxes. :D Woot!


This is also my first time buying Sucanat sugar! I can’t wait to bake with it.

Sucanat (Sugar Cane Natural) is sugar in its most natural form. It is extracted from the sugar cane and the freshly squeezed juice is evaporated by a special Swiss process. Only the water is removed. This process preserves all of the molasses. Sucanat is organically grown with no added preservatives and additives.

Facts about Sucanat:

  • Brown sugar contains only 0.5% mineral salts while Sucanat contains 3.0% mineral salts.

  • It is completely natural, and has a taste that changes and gets sweeter as you eat.

  • You can use Sucanat anywhere you would use brown sugar.

  • It has a lower sucrose level than conventional sugar.

  • It is sugar in it’s most raw form



I tried some new teas this week:

  • Eater’s Digest for stomach upset after eating (I get this alot)
  • Weightless for water retention and bloating (ladies you know what I’m talking about!)
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Well, I have to get back to work! I have a lot left to do before our late dinner tonight. I am going to try to put together a video BAKING demo tonight! Stay tuned :) I am also going to show you pictures of my baking goodies!

UPDATE: Shop 4 A Cause now has over 45 entries for your shopping pleasure!!! June 11th baby! All the details of my auction will be released in a newsletter for the Twenty Valley Niagara Country Run tomorrow, going out to 10,000 runners! I am so thrilled about this. :) Get this- the race gives out wine samples DURING the run!!! Right up my alley! lol. I can’t wait. If anyone is running this race please email me and maybe we can meet up!

Today’s Question: Are there any foods that you buy weekly that are a MUST buy? Aside from normal staples of course. Anything others find weird?

For me lately it is obviously greens for GM’s, avocados (obsessed), new teas, almond milk, and Spelt cereal. Those are on the list every week! I would add organic dandelion and organic kale but my local grocery store doesn’t always carry organic kale and they never carry organic dandelion (got at Whole Paycheck Foods).


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Priyanka May 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Thanks for the info about Sucanat. Do you know about Jaggery, it is called the wholesome sugar and has all the minerals intact. Here’s the info:


Katherine May 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I also have kale and Almond Milk on my list every week! Most of my other purchases are pretty basic – lots of fresh fruit, peppers and other veggies. Sebastian and I like to go to an Arabic grocer in Brooklyn on the weekends and we get to load up on raw nuts, dried coconut, dried fruit, candies, olives, spices, and grains – all in BULK BINS. It’s an amazing place and I’m definitely going to take pictures next time I’m there. We also like to pick up fresh pita, labne (like a thicker greek yogurt), and grape leaves. I’m thinking I might experiment with some homemade vegetarian grape leaves soon!

Hooray for a great morning meeting and hopefully the tea settles your stomach. Can’t wait to see the baking video!


Lisa May 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Hi Angela!
A question pour vous…I see your big boxes of spinach and I think to myself, “those would go bad in, like, 2 days at my place.” Seems I can’t eat my greens fast enough- they get moist and smelly before I know it. How do you keep your salad greens fresher for longer?
Congrats on your meeting too, btw!

Hi Lisa! I normally have a problem with greens going bad too but I find this PC baby spinach stays SUPER fresh in this plastic box. I have no idea why. I hear that you shouldn’t wash produce until you are ready to use it though. I store my kale in the produce keeper drawer in the fridge and I find it stays good for a while if I make sure the knob/setting is set to the very end of the vegetable side. ~A


Heather May 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Awesome green smoothie! I LOVE the MaraNatha raw and creamy. SOOOOO good in smoothies! It’s going to be a staple ingredient in mine now that I’m not using flax or oats. And pumpkin is a great idea! Is it just pure pumpkin? or pumpkin butter/spread?

Just regular ‘ol canned pumpkin! :) ~A

Great shopping finds! I love hearing about what you buy at the grocery store. Keep posts like these coming! :)


Amy May 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I am SO jealous of the mary’s crackers. Those things are THE BEST. I must find a deal like that around here since they’re usually around $4


Rachel May 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Hi Angela! I’ve been visiting your site daily (or multiple times/day!) for some time now and just want to tell you how much I enjoy it. I have especially enjoyed your recent discussion topics as they really seem to get everyone thinking…and thinking more positively of ourselves! Keep up the great work and know that you have one more fan here! :)

On my shopping list every week is Fage Total 0% greek yogurt and some sort of whole wheat bread. I live in Colorado and use an organic produce delivery service ( and end up with some wonderful (and varied) fruits and veggies each week. The timing is perfect for using them up before the next delivery!

Hi Rachel! Welcome to OSG! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed those posts- there will be LOTS more to come! That is great abotu your delivery service! I was going to get a CSA delivery but it was too pricey here. However I just heard about an organic market in my town so I will be using that each week! ~A


Maggie May 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I always have beets and hemp milk on my list. Funny thing is…I always feared them until I tried them and now I’m hooked! :)


ashley (sweet & natural) May 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I love Sucanat! I used it in the walnut chocolate chip spelt cookies I recently made and it was perfect!


Ellen (Peace in Motion) May 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm

kashi golean and yogurt(soy or greek) are always on the list. It’s rare for me to go a whole day without having a little of either one!

I’m going to have to try your veggie trick, because just like Lisa said in a comment above, mine always seems to go bad soooooooo fast :(

I have some produce delivered and it contained organic dandelion greens. Now that I know they wont bitter up a smoothie, I can’t wait to try one out!


e. May 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Hmmm, punkin green monster eh? I bet it would go GREAT with some punkin glonuts….


Huh? Wha? Oh! Grocery staples…
It used to be eggs and sprouted grain toast would show up on my list every week, but now it’s living harvest hempseed milk (I have to get the sweetened kind cuz that’s all my grocery store carries). I started buying this japanese pickled plum paste (umeboshi?) and it is AWESOME with salads. I cannot live without it now (it’s also supposed to help digestion and morning sickness). Cucumbers, red bell peps and various greens (kale, spinach, watercress and romaine) are always on the list. One thing I learned is that collard greens do NOT belong in a green monster, so that is the one green I don’t buy often. :-D

Oh yeah, and hummus of course. :-D

Now I’m hungry.
I just got some Mary’s Crackers too. They are total crack! Dr. Kracker has awesome crackers too. Sigh, I love carbs.


Kristilyn May 28, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Yum! I wish we had those crackers in Canada. :-)

My must-buy list includes various nut butters and nuts, dried fruits, sprouted bread, almond butter, and lots of fruits and veggies. Much to my husband’s chagrin, it can get pricey. I’m all up for trying new things, too, so there is the occasional veggie burger or breakfast patty in the fridge, rice pudding, and scary things he just leaves alone.


Jodie May 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Hi Angela,

I hope you receive this message. I read your blog daily, several times. It really is inspirational. I am a runner myself, just love it. A book that has really helped me, is entitled Running Well by Sam Murphy and Sarah Connors. It is a fantastic book. I know this has nothing to do with the post today but I thought you would enjoy it. Congrats on your business license. I plan on trying the green monster this weekend.


Erin May 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

A trick for keeping your greens fresher longer – trying throwing a piece of paper towel into the plastic box. Fold it in half and plunk it inside, on top of the greens. Or kind of “line” the plastic box with it. Works for me – give it a shot!


janetha May 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

hey angela, whenever i make my GMs i use 1c almond milk, i noticed that you use 1.25 cups. and you end up with a dainty pretty cup.. and i end up with over a pint glass full of GM! i am wondering.. do you drink the whole thing and just put part of it in your glass before the photograph? surely it must make much more than what is in the glass..?

Great question! Today that was all that it made (it may be hard to tell but that is a HUGE balloon wine glass!). Other days it makes about 1/2 cup more than I photograph. Hope that helps! ~A


Erin May 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

whoops.. try throwing*


Run Sarah May 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I buy tempeh every week…I love it!


Jaime (Embracing Balance) May 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I buy that same PC Organic spinach (or greens) in the same plastic containers and they work like a charm. Spinach can last a whole week in the fridge crisper (if we don’t eat it first!). Sometimes I save the box and reuse it if I’ve purchased greens in a bag the following week.

I just paid almost $4 for my first box of Mary’s. I should go back and see if they are on sale now!!


Yasmin May 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Besides the basics I always have pumpkin, dry figs,goat cheese,and Greek yogurt on my list. I always pick up different bars to try as well.


Christina May 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I don’t go grocery shopping much now that I live back home but I still have to buy bananas at least once a week since we run out quick. I can’t function without them!


Shelby May 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I find that the baby spinach stays a lot more fresh in the plastic box too! Which is great because I love me some spinach!


Krista May 28, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I’ve got that Eater’s Digest tea. It’s VERY similar to a peppermint tea and works well. I’d be interested in hearing about the weightless one, for sure. Please do a review, K??

I also have a few bags of the PC veggie mix you bought in my freezer. It’s a pretty good mix…I used it as I side to my dinner last night!


Chloe May 28, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I HAVE to buy peanut butter, bananas, and tortillas weekly. The boyfriend goes through insane amount of peanut butter and tortillas and I love bananas on my oatmeal.

Glad your presentation went well!


AGS May 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Such good news — must be very encouraging to see that progress on the business front!


MaryBe May 28, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Congrats on the licensing…not sure why you were worried! :D And you will ace the exam for sure!
You got some fantastic groceries!
I have to have hummus (usually multiple containers of it) in the house or I get the shakes!


CurlyTop May 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm


Hi! I found your blog through Gena’s blogroll and I’m having so much fun looking through your past posts. You sound like a darling girl. :D

Almond milk is on my grocery list EVERY week. I go through at least two cartons a week, but I actually prefer the taste of the unsweetened. Not quite so “sugary” tasting.

Have a gorgeous night sweetie!

With Love,



Robyn May 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I got some Mary’s crackers on sale at Loblaw’s too! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the price. I probably should have stocked up! I really love Loblaw’s/The SuperStore’s health food section. Even 5 or 10 years ago, it would be nearly impossible to easily find any of these amazing products like hemp milk, spelt flakes, almond butter etc.

Congrats on the business license and good look on your food licensing test!


Kate B May 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Hey Angela!
I have been drinking GMs for a little while now and I love them!! How important do you think it is to not use dairy? I was just wondering because I do use skim milk in mine. Also about the hemp protein did you get that at Loblaws? I just love how you are in Canada and I can easily enough find the products that you buy (I’ve said this before, but I cannot stress it enough!). Looking forward to your next post and twitter posts too!

-Kate (RunningBunny)

Hey Kate! You can use any type of milk you prefer! That is the beauty of it :) I got the Hemp powder at Whole Foods in Oakville. Im sure you could find it elsewhere though! ~A


Minta May 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Hey Ang,

I’d love to try these hemp products, but apparently the reason we can’t get hemp products in Australia is because customs won’t allow it in. We have a producer in Queensland but they are only allowed to sell it as stock food. How weird is that? They must think we are going to smoke it or something!

Anyways, love your blog! But you already know that. ;)


brandi May 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm

congrats on the license!!! That is so exciting!

Always on the list:
eggs, if we’re out
hopefully soon, almond milk :)


Amanda May 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I always get TONS of fresh produce – the cashier often comments on the abundance of fruits and veggies!!! Aside from that, it’s usually just almond milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, turkey for lunches, wraps, etc. Oh, and I always get some deli pickles – my fav!!


Alaska Amy May 29, 2009 at 3:02 am

TONS of produce, but since the nearest town is 130miles away we have to eat it or freeze it quick! I’ll buy organic spinach and put it right in the freezer.

Staples on every trip:
-low carb whole grain wraps
-dog food :-)
-soy milk / skim milk
-plain nonfat yogurt


Brandi C. May 29, 2009 at 7:55 am

Lol. Whole Foods(WF) is quite expensive, huh?! (Whole Paycheck, too funny)
My nutritious stables include
-Bean/Alfa Sprouts for sandwiches
-Live Active Cottage Cheese
-Unsweetend Almond MIlk (WF Brand)
-Raw Unfiltered Apple Cidar Vinegar (I take a spoonful before or during each meal. I think it helps me get ride of toxins and keeps my skin pure)
-Along with many other fresh produce, but I think they’re normal


Brandi C. May 29, 2009 at 7:57 am

I meant Rice Milk, not almond. it’s made from brown rice and has about 6 grams of fiber per cup. You should check it out =]


Jenn May 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

Weekly grocery MUST haves:
Kashi Go Lean
Herdez Salsa
Whole Wheat tortillas

Congrats on super outcome of your meeting!


Lisa May 29, 2009 at 9:34 am

thanks for the tips on storing greens guys! i’m going to try the paper towel trick from Erin.


Ashley May 30, 2009 at 12:02 am

Congrats on your bakery!! =) Very exciting that things are moving forward. The things I buy ever week are soy milk, some sort of salad greens, bananas and apples. Pretty boring stuff!


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