Vegan Heaven

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 8, 2010

Happy Monday!

First up, check out this fun Adore giveaway going on at Eating Journey!

Did all of you have a fun Super bowl Sunday? I had this post ready to go up yesterday while in the car, but Eric’s internet stick was out of range. We went to visit family yesterday up North and didn’t get home until about 11pm or so.

Let me recap!

Sunday is supposed to be my rest day for exercise, but I ended up cleaning for 3 hours early Sunday morning. My exercise was scrubbing the hardwood and slate floors! My least favourite thing to do every week.

I mix a tiny bit of Murphy’s oil into a bucket of warm water and then I wash a tiny portion of the floor by hand and then dry with a cloth by hand, and I inch my way across the entire hardwood on my hands and knees. I find that if I don’t dry it by hand it streaks really bad. Does anyone have any tips on how to clean hardwood? There must be an easier way…

It looked nice though!

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I also removed a ton of appliances off the countertops. I cleared out a bunch of room in the cupboards to store appliances like my stand mixer. I love a clear countertop! I also have 3 huge boxes to donate to goodwill now.

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Then I made a stir-fry to bring for our visit. This one was similar to last Sunday’s however I cooked the veggies this time and I sprinkled everything with sesame seeds:

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So easy: chickpeas, 1.5 zucchini, 3 carrots, celery, EVOO, seasonings, S&P, sesame seeds:

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The sesame seeds made the entire dish! I need to do this more often.

My eats of the day included fresh juice:

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2 carrots, 1 cuke, 1/2 lemon, 1 grapefruit, 1 piece ginger:

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I made another batch of my homemade crunchy maple quinoa cereal:

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So in love with this cereal!

Lunch was a can of Amy’s reduced sodium Split Pea Soup:

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and Doctor Kracker x 2:

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Then I decided to finally bring out my Kitchenaid food processor that has been sitting in the box for months!

I made a boo boo though :(

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I dropped it :( and made a huge gash in the dining room floor. :(  

I swear this thing is cursed! If you recall I broke the first one and had to send it back…this is number two…and the beast is HEAVY. Hopefully I can figure this thing out!

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I got ready to head to our family get together and put on my new Lululemon jacket that I bought two weekends ago. I love this jacket! It is called the Stride II jacket and has fun thumb holes for staying warm. It is super comfy and functional.

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Is it weird that I use 90% of my lulu clothes for actual casual wear and not exercise? The only lulu stuff that I use for exercise are my shorts and workout tanks and the rest I treat like they are spun with gold silk, haha.

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We are still experiencing a huge bout of cold & sun around Southern Ontario. I love the sun and will take cold and sun over clouds and snow any day.

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Brrrrr.

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We had such a nice visit!

Harvey, Eric, and Diane (sorry the pic came out dark- was using my point and shoot)

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Diane cooked up a VEGAN feast!!!!!!!!!!

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She made all of these wonderful vegan dishes and used all these different ingredients like grape seed oil! It was so nice of her and she certainly went out of her way for me!

Spinach and Clementine salad in balsamic:

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Squash:

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Homemade garlic infused hummus, flatbread, and vegan coleslaw:

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Top going clockwise: Broccoli stir-fry with raisins and sunflower seeds, roasted potatoes, Greek salad (minus the feta for me), squash, my stir fry, coleslaw, homemade hummus!

I felt like I died and went to vegan heaven. Everything was SO SO good. I am going to beg her for the recipes.

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I had seconds of the squash.

Veggie juice :) My fav of course.

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Dessert was a vegan apple crisp and tea.

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Instead of using butter she used grape seed oil…very good idea! It tasted delicious!

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I was stuffed but in a good way. :mrgreen:

Updates:

I’m off for a long day of baking and going to squeeze in my workout over lunch.

Have a good one!

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Audrey February 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Your kitchen and floors look so sparkling clean! I love your house, btw. It looks so warm and comforting. I have to admit I am a bit jealous of your spacious kitchen. All that counter space. Oh la la! Haha. I guess you DO run a bakery, though! :D

Have a great day. The food, as usual, looks DELISH!

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Erin @ Erin Eats and Exercises February 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

The cereal looks amazing! I will have to try it this weekend!

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Melissa February 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

The cereal looks amazing! I am going to make some this week for sure.

I am so jealous that you have the new Stride jacket! I really want one. I am the same with my lulu clothes, I treat them with so much love and care! Especially my Remix Hoodies because they are so expensive!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

holy vegan deliciousness…that dinner sounds amazing :) i love the jacket, too, it’s so cute :)

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natalie @ nono2yoyo February 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm

we have a TON of wood floor and I use the swiffer. it works so well and does not leave streaks. I also have a steam cleaner (shark) that works really well too. You have to get a swiffer or something like that I can’t imagine cleaning the floors by hand…its too easy to do it the other way!! i hope you find something that works!! good luck!

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Kate February 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Just bought that Lululemon jacket this weekend! In love and definitely wearing it at work right now :)

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Natasha February 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

That Apple Crisp looks amazing!!! And I am soooo testing out that Quinoa cereal.

The Lulu stuff looks awesome… just wish we got it over here :-)

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Miriam February 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Haha I have the same jacket as you but mine is purple!! :) I am in LOVE with it… it is so warm and I keep telling everyone that it is soooo comfy!! And I love the thumb hole (which nobody understand the purpose of… I told everyone that it keep my palm WARM lol)

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Christina February 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Those floors look CLEAN! You do that every week? You must have some big arm muscles!

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Chantal February 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

What a gorgeous kitchen!!! Can’t wait to have a real one too soon :) Also, that pic of you in your jacket is adorable!

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Cheryl February 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

OMG! You are just too cute! I love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful food pics! And your GloBars are to die for! They all look so perfect. How do you get them that way?! My “LaraBars” never look that good! Neither do my floors, for that matter. Thanks for inspiring us everyday!

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Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

We use Murphy’s oil, too. Nothing makes the wood floors shine the same way. your kitchen is adorable!!

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Megan February 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I add a splash of white vinegar to the bucket of Murphy’s oil/water. Floors end up super clean and shiny – the vinegar totally cuts the film residue of Murphy’s oil. Hope this helps!

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Wendy February 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm

As a taste tester of the Adore Bar can I say that I “Adore” the giveaway your fellow blogger is doing? Lol.

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Audrey February 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Hi! I just wanted to let you know of a giveaway I am having on my site for Glass Dharma straws. They are beautiful glass straws that are so fun in green smoothies, juices, or even just lemon water. Perhaps your readers would be interested?

Here is the link to the giveaway: http://justaudreyblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/glass-dharma-straws-giveaway.html

Thanks! : )

Audrey
justaudreyblog.blogspot.com

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Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

wow!! That’s vegan feast was so nice. My gram wouldn’t know where to start.

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Leah February 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

That dinner looks amazing!

I dont own any Lululemon – lol I buy my workout gear from Superstore. Joe brand is surprisingly great. Anyhow, 90% of it doesnt get used for working out in. I totally use it as my casual clothes, so I dont think its weird at all that you do it too!!

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Jil February 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Looove your kitchen — I am so jealousss! :) I have tried to clear off my counters but I just don’t have enough cabinet space in my teeny apartment…BOO! haha C’est la vie. Can’t have it all. Love the jacket! adn I feel ya with the cold…bbrrrr it is so chilly here!

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Sara February 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I just ordered two more X’s and G’los Valentine’s Day Variety pack yesterday. I love them so-o-o much!!!!

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Amy February 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Oh my gosh YES! Please share those recipes with us when you get them! :) That apple crisp looks amazing! And the coleslaw oh my! Ok, I better get off the computer before I feel the urge to eat a second supper!

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Aspen February 9, 2010 at 12:30 am

Hi Angela,

This product has changed my life! The Hoover Floormate. It works on hardwood, title, or vinyl flooring and you can use the same cleaner on each surface. Here’s a good deal on one. Absolutely worth the money.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hoover-Floormate-Hard-Cleaner-H3032/5723667

Good Luck!!

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Katie February 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

That is exactly how I wash my floor too. Mine is tiny though.

Vegan food is easy? Huh, who knew? :D

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Michal February 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I cant get over how cute that jacket is, i want it!! :) That apple crisp look oh so crispy I wish i could have a bite.

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

That stir fry sounds SO good! Can I get the exact directions on how to make it???

xxoo
Heather

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Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I love that jacket! I’ll have to splurge at Lululemon one day – it’s just so far from our house.

Your floors look amazing! We have too many animals for our floors to look good. The second they’re clean (the floors) someone comes in from outside, drinks from the water dish, spills water everywhere, walks in it and then … dirty pawprints everywhere!

That feast looks delicious! And I’m not even vegan! How nice of her to make all of that. :-)

K

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Kate August 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Do you have a recipe for that vegan cole slaw? It looks SO good. And – what “seasonings” did you use in your stirfry?? Looks like a perfect lunch salad topper!!!

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