$5 Health Book Auction for Charity!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 17, 2009


Lunch today featured a much better grain than millet! ;)


I love quinoa and don’t make it often enough!

6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving (uncooked). As well as many vitamins and minerals, with it being especially high in manganese, magnesium, iron, tryptophan (oh on don’t fall asleep Ange!), copper, phosphorus.


I mixed it with leftover curry sauce I made last night!


Along with a Money’s Veggie burger, high protein pita, tons of hummus, and red pepper:

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This was such a filling and flavourful lunch! :) I intended to have a big fruit bowl for dessert but my tummy is a bit full right now, so I will have it as a snack in between orders later today.


As many of you know, I am running my first 10-mile race this Sunday at the Acura 10-miler and 5k in Toronto!

In an effort to raise even more money for the Canadian Cancer Society, I have decided to hold a fun $5 auction for a bunch of amazing health books! While I am sad to part with these books, I know they will go to a great home and will help raise some more money for a great cause. :)

Here is the wonderful prize package:


Included in this wonderful health book package:

1) Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s live and how it can change yours!

2) Five Good Minutes In Your Body by Dr. Jeff Brantley

You have seen the fun relaxation exercises I have featured on the website, now you can own this awesome book and try them out yourself.

3) Everyday Raw by: Matthew Kenney

Filled with some drool-worthy raw recipes like raw warm fudge brownie and tofu scrambler!


4) The Whole Foods Guide To Strong Bones by Dr. Annemarie Colbin

An essential book for any woman! This book is just brimming with wonderful information on vitamins, supplements, and bone building recipes.

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How to enter in the auction:

  • Each $5 CAD you donate, equals 1 entry into the draw for all of these books!
  • E.g., You donate $10 bucks, that equals 2 entries into the draw
  • Minimum donation is $5 CAD for 1 entry
  • Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only please.
  • Click here to place your donation
  • Forward me your receipt for confirmation ([email protected])
  • Auction is open until Saturday at 6pm EST. Auction winner will be announced Saturday night.

Click here to place you donation! :)

Thank you in advance for your support. Don’t forget all weekend I will be showing you how I am prepping for my 10-mile race from all the wonderful food I am eating to fuel my run, to what I am wearing, and more!


Today’s question: What’s your favourite grain?

Mine is probably spelt. I only discovered it this year but it is so versatile, nutritious, easy to digest, and amazing in my baked goods! What about you?

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Kelley July 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Where do you buy your high protein pitas Angela? (Brand?)

P.S. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Just recently found it and am addicted!! Still haven’t tried a green monster yet, but have plans to :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Hi Kelley! Thanks for your comments :) I buy the high protein pitas at Loblaws in Ontario. They are the best pita I have ever been able to find in terms of fibre and protein content (both over 10 grams I believe).


Kristen July 17, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I think my favourite grain is quinoa…I discovered it about a year and a half ago and I love it.

(are they PC brand pitas?)


Whitney July 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I love quinoa! I like mine like I like my pick up lines. Cheesy.


brandi July 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I love bulgur and wheatberries. So good.


Tay July 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Nothing beats quinoa! I made bulgur for the first time the other day, and it was just to mushy, like oatmeal. I love me some quinoa!!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I love quinoa! I also don’t make it nearly enough!


Ellen July 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

my favorite grain is millet ;) haha! seriously, i love it. it’s like a whole grain couscous! i love how it can be fluffy like rice, or mushy like oats, but always delicious.


Kristen July 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Whitney- how do you make your cheesy quinoa? I love cheese, I love quinoa…it sounds like a perfect mix. I’ve made salads with it and added feta, but I’m kind of excited about the prospect of other cheese additions.


AshleyP July 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I made quinoa last night! I think it’s my favorite, but I love the kashi pilaf mix, too.


Jess July 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm

My favorite grain is quinoa but I never make it – it’s always so good when I do!


Beth @ CrossBorderCravings July 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Does polenta count!? I just made it for the first time the other week with a bit of butter and honey stirred in and now I can’t get enough!


MarathonVal July 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Quinoa for sure! The “regular” kind, but also TJ has an awesome mix that is quinoa, Israeli couscous, and lots of other great stuff!


Brandi C. July 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm



Meredith (Pursuing Balance) July 17, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Quinoa is fantastic!


Alex July 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Call me simple, but I LOVE my oats :)


JB July 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

i love quinoa too! your lunch looks suuuuper good.


faith July 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm

i’m a quinoa fan myself, and wheatberries when i need some chew :)israeli cous cous is great in salads, much better than just the normal cous cous.

i was hoping you’d check out my “mantra makeover” series and let me know what you think of it! i did the 2nd installment today, love your blog as always!



N.D. July 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm

The globars on the site look fantastic. I love what you have done with them! Also I made the curry for lunch today and it was great! Didn’t look as good as yours but was delicious!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Haha, does whole grain bread count? Honestly, I’ve never tried quinoa, millet, pilaf, etc. But I love my slice of Rudi’s whole grain bread! :) Your quinoa definitely looks delicious though. I should give it a try!



EatingRD July 18, 2009 at 12:20 am

I love quinoa too! Especially for how quick it cooks :) I just made pesto-quinoa stuffed bell peppers yum! Yours look delish.


Lindsay July 18, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I love quinoa and have actually wondered if “Angela has tried it” since I had not seen it on your website before. What is your favourite way to eat it? It is my fav and I eat it all the time!


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