Textures, Lies, and Bike Rides

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 26, 2010

Hello there :)

I hope you had a great start to your week. I am truckin’ along getting ready for the big launch of the variety packs and coupons tomorrow morning at 10am EST! It has been rush, rush, rush all day! Luckily my green monster gave me a huge boost of energy this morning (I don’t just say that it really does!).

Lunch was deelish…

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I had two In A Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers as the ‘bun’ with tomato paste and red roasted pepper hummus smooshed in between.

Basically the best tasting thing imaginable.

Round two:

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It’s totally normal to eat 4 veggie burger patties for lunch, right? ;) Thought so…

Dinner was also in a jiffy!

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Mmmmmm.

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Golden Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 extra large Yukon gold potato, chopped
  • 1 extra large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1.5-2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter (optional)

Directions: Boil potatoes until soft, about 10 minutes. I didn’t even bother peeling the potatoes, but you can if you wish. Throw all ingredients, including boiled potatoes, into the blender and puree. Serve immediately and heat if necessary. Garnish with sunflower seeds. Serves 2-3.

Inspired by FFVK’s Easy Potato Soup (which I have made before and loved!).

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It was quite delicious in a very simple sort of way. You might want to add more seasonings to spice it up a bit.

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Eric tried his best to pretend to like it. He really, really did give his best performance.

I was secretly smirking out of the corner of my eye because he thought he was fooling me, but I can read him like a book.

Just for fun, I said ever-so-innocently, ‘So what do you think?’

‘It’s good.’

I knew instantly he didn’t like it. I saw his lip quiver and the fear in his eyes with each tiny spoonful.

After about 10 minutes, he finally spoke the truth…

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He hated the texture!!!!!!!!!!!!! bahahah. I knew it all along.

He said, ‘As far as textures go, this has to be one of the worst…’ lol.

What a guy, what a guy…and I love him anyways.

We had toast with Earth Balance margarine to go with it. Mmmm.

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After dinner we were rushing to beat the clock! We decided to go on a bike ride tonight in lieu of our swim. We had to get out there before sunset!

Meet my mountain bike…a 3 year old Fuji Boulevard:

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What a beast!

My helmet might have belonged to a 7 year old girl in its’ previous life.

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Embarrassing, isn’t it?

I believe I will be investing in a new one ASAP!

Eric’s bike is a Norco Wolverine:

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Rawwwr.

We had a great ride!

  • A hilly 4.66 miles
  • Avg pace: 9.8 m/hr
  • Time: 28:34 mins.

And saw a nice sunset:

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It was COLD though. The weather is still not warm enough for nighttime bike rides. I think it was a windy 7C when we went out! Brrrr. I was freezing.

My post-run treat = dark chocolate chips x 2.

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Updates:

Tonight’s question: Are you good at detecting when your significant other (or friend/family member) is lying to you?

I had training in my criminal psychology course. We learned all the signs that liars give via their body language. It was fun. I am quite good at detecting a lie in the act! I can read Eric like a book. ;)

I need to get back to 24!!!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

I made homemade soup last night also. I also had a long day working and needed a quick easy meal.

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::christine:: April 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

that veggie burger needs to get in my belly! I am buying a food processor JUST SO I CAN MAKE THEM :)

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Danielle (Coffee Run) April 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

Your lunch reminds me of a vegan version of the KFC Double Down! haha (have you seen thos commercials??) Ridiculous.

I like to think I’m pretty good at spotting a lie ;)

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Christina April 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

Haha aww that’s a good husband! My boyfriend probably wouldn’t even try it.

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Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries April 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

Oh yeah…can read him like a book! I want to make those burgers. I love making recipes where the original blogger has enjoyed them so much!

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Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 27, 2010 at 9:44 am

I’m terrible at telling lies. I touch my face and avert my eyes when I’m nervous…so people must think I’m lying all the time!

I love this soup. In fact, I’m considering making it this weekend for when my mom visits.

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Tyrah April 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

no matter what your helmet looks like, good job for wearing one!
Thanks for the shout out =)
Those banana cashew overnight oats looks excellent, all your food does! Overnight oats do seem to make everything happy =D

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Lisa April 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

HAHA! If it makes you feel any better, NO ONE looks good in bike helmets. But everyone should wear them!

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Mo April 27, 2010 at 11:16 am

I have a question – do you buy or make your tomato paste?

If you buy it, is it canned or the kind in the tube or some other packaging? I am just wondering if there is a product out there that I am missing (I use canned) or if I should be making my own. Thanks!

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Not lying, but on the same page. My friend once told me she yawns when she is nervous. Now I find myself yawning when I’m nervous too. Isn’t that weird. I also fiddle with my jewelry when nervous.

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Triathlonbabe April 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I can’t wait to try the jiffy veggie burgers! I think my DH will like them, as long as he doesn’t know what’s in them. As for the soup, uhhhh, dunno about that, it would be a texture thing for him as well.

Oh yea, I can tell when he’s lying, he flares his nostrils and that is my sure sign he is fibbing. LOL!

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Rachael April 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I made the sweet potato soup tonight and it was incredible, and so easy!! I love food processors!! Thanks for this!!

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Simon April 28, 2010 at 1:45 am

I can’t wait to try the jiffy veggie burgers! I think my DH will like them, as long as he doesn’t know what’s in them. As for the soup, uhhhh, dunno about that, it would be a texture thing for him as well.

Oh yea, I can tell when he’s lying, he flares his nostrils and that is my sure sign he is fibbing. LOL!

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Tony April 28, 2010 at 3:06 am

I can’t wait to try the jiffy veggie burgers! I think my DH will like them, as long as he doesn’t know what’s in them. As for the soup, uhhhh, dunno about that, it would be a texture thing for him as well.

Oh yea, I can tell when he’s lying, he flares his nostrils and that is my sure sign he is fibbing. LOL!

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Sara April 29, 2010 at 6:53 pm

I can particularly tell when my boyfriend is lying because he’s a really really BAD liar! lol. He especially sucks when he’s coming up with a lie to tell someone like calling in sick to work if he’s not really sick. He’ll come up with something so elaborate that it’s just downright suspicious.

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