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Wow it’s been too long

I haven’t posted in awhile and really have been made about photographing my food the past week or so.  I hope to get back into the groove this week.  We are headed to CT, NYC, & MA this weekend so it should be a great adventure and lots of yummy food shots.  

Veggie Burger with Sauteed Cabbage and Purple Potatoes

Lots of green smoothies

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Oats in A Jar

Do you have a favorite breakfast item? Mine is oats and I have them most every morning during the week.  I usually top my oats with nut butter, mostly almond butter.  My absolute favorite thing though is when there is about a tablespoon left in the jar and I fill it with my warm oats it’s so delicious.  

Banana, oats, stevia in a Crunchy PB jar Apple, Cinnamon, Agave, Stevia in a Creamy PB jar

Hummus is For Lovers

I had a pretty good day foodwise yesterday- enjoyed oats for breakfast and made some hummus to go with veggies for lunch and a snack and ended the day with yummy pasta.  I also made some granola bars for hubby’s lunches.  I spent a half hour on the elliptical reading Thrive Fitness it was great!

Breakfast yesterday- Cinnamon Apple Oats with Almond Butter and a Black Coffee

 

Hummus and lots of veggies and few stone ground crackers

 

Check out my hummus recipe on Cooking For A Vegan Lover.

Snacked on the broken pieces of the granola bars I made

 

Loved the hummus and veggies are so good I had some more

 

Dinner was Creamless-Creamy Fava Bean Pasta

 

Hubby and I enjoyed some Sam Adams and The Real Housewives of NYC

Bring Me Back To The Caymans Please

Saturday I snacked on a small apple with peanut butter. Since I hadn’t worked out in a few days I finally got an elliptical sesh in and took that time to start reading Thrive Fitness.  For dinner I was craving pizza so hubby went out and got the fixings and made a pizza topped with onions, mushrooms, garlic and mozza almond cheeze. 

 

Sunday was spent pretty much being lazy while Neil worked ALL day 😦  So here’s what I ate (oh and I had a some of my Chocolate Maple Blueberry Flax Brownies):

Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oats with Almond Butter

Lunch mash up of chickpeas, onions and parsnips

 

Dinner: Quesadilla with refried black beans, almond cheeze, mushrooms, onions, garlic and peppers

 

Tortuga light rum (aww the Cayman memories) and pepsi max

What's Tortuga Rum with out some Tortuga Hot Sauce? Bring me back to the Caymans please!

Bad a Blog-logging

The past few days have been crazy! I had an interview on Thursday and then due to the weather hubz and I decided to stay in Burlington for the night and to have a date night out.  Since then I haven’t really sat down to do any blogging.  

After my interview on Thursday I got a large soy chai latte at Speeder & Earls while I waited for it to be time for my massage.  After my massage I was starving since I hadn’t eaten since breakfast so I stopped at Healthy Living and picked up a small salad and coconut water to hold me over until dinner later in the evening.  For dinner hubby took me out to A Single Pebble this amazing traditional Chinese restaurant.  One of the great things about this restaurant is that they have tons of vegan dishes and a number of dishes that can be made vegan (almost any meat dish can be made vegan). Also everything is served family style and comes out when the dishes is ready so there is no ordering appetizers and entrees just small and large plates.

I had a delicious Ginger-tini made with house infused vodka

Hubby had a Dark 'N Stormy

Vegetarian Dry Fried Green Beans - Fire flavored green beans wok tossed with flecks of pork (replaced with veg substitute), black bean, preserved vegetable, & garlic.

 

Double Garlic Broccoli- Wok-fried Broccli in House Garlic sauce with cashew nuts.

 

Buddha’s Sesame Beef- Crispy seitan served with mixed vegetables in a sesame garlic sauce. A house favorite.

Vegetarian Tan Tan Noodle - Spicy sesame shrimp (replaced with tofu) wok seared, then served with peanuts on a bed of wheat noodle and greens.

This was an amazing dinner but of course we ordered way too much food and ended up eating it for lunch the next day.  For breakfast Friday morning I had 2 cups of black coffee and an everything bagel with tofutti.  Dinner last night was kind of just a mess of food that I had left over in the fridge:

Braised cabbage with onions and carrots, mashed white beans with sundried tomatoes, scallions and toffutti and a slice of whole wheat rye bread with EB

Braised cabbage with onions and carrots, mashed white beans with toffutti, sundried tomatoes and scallions and a slice of whole wheat rye bread with EB

 

This morning Neil and I decided to hit up Coffee Corner for some yummy breakfast.  Breakfast was great however our car wouldn’t start after we got out, luckily we live in walking distance (I know, I know you’re thinking so why didn’t you just walk? we didn’t walk because it was -7F FREEZING!).  We did get the car running and it’s doing fine now!

 

I had tofu scramble with mushrooms and garlic and pumpernickel toast

Hubby had tofu scramble Florentine with rye bread (I stole some of his homefries)

 

For lunch we just hung around the house so I heated up some leftovers from last nights dinner.

Just one of those mornings

Today just seems to be one of those mornings when I feel like relaxing and getting some blogging done.  I also felt like having another sandwich for breakfast this morning – I think it’s because we actually have bread in the house which is a rare occasion for us.  So this morning I enjoyed a sandwich on whole wheat rye O Bread filled with sundried tomatoes, spinach, onions and 1 left over piece of tempeh from the reubens all of which had been sprinkled with nooch, salt and pepper and a tiny bit of montreal seasoning- all of this placed between two pieces of bread and grilled to perfection (400 calories).  This breakfast is a little heavier than I should have had but lunch and dinner will be light. 

Grilled Sandwich and some black coffee for breakfast

Don’t forget to hop over to Cooking For A Vegan Lover to enter the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway.

Sometimes I like Lunch Food for Breakfast

Breakfast- Black coffee and a tempeh reuben (400 calories)

Breakfast- Black Coffee & a Tempeh Reuben (400 calories)

Jumped on the elliptical for some quick cardio- 15 minutes

Jumped on the elliptical for a quick cardio sesh- 15 minutes

 

Then I did some Skinny Bitch- 5x5 from the Boot Camp DVD (25 minutes)

Snack was an tiny apple with almond butter (150 calories)

 

Lunch- slaw and a few pieces of roasted kabocha squash (200 calories)

Saw this ridiculous car after my interview- what an idiot.

Starbucks Snack- Hubby and I shared a Soy Rooibos Vanilla Latte and one of these yummy Raw bars by Two Moms in the Raw (180 calories)- hubbys finger got in the picture oops!

 

Dinner: Roasted Kabocha Squash (dressed with coconut oil, chili powder, S&P), Baked Tempeh (baked in tamari, korean BBQ sauce and splash of water), and Sauteed Cabbage (sauteed with nooch, chili flakes, S&P)- (300 calories)

 

Ending the night with some caramel tea