Welcome!

Welcome to my little corner of the food blogosphere, and welcome home to myself now that I’m back from a stint in Port Hardy for work (back eariler than expected even). I’d like this blog to be about all things food in my world – probably alot of “what I ate today” mixed in with some product/gadget/cookbook reviews, recipes, and anything else food or health related I want to throw in. We’ll see how the whole thing evolves.

Today was definitely a good day to start this, since it seemed the whole day was about food – mostly because I had very little in the house after being away. My morning started with a bowl of my “regular” oatmeal.

In the bowl:

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal + 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp (or so) Craisins
  • flaxseed
  • cinnamon
  • I enjoyed my oatmeal with my regular half a mug of juice – this morning it was Happy Planet Organic Mango Peach Party.

    After breakfast and getting some laundry done, I decided to check out the Moss Street Community Market with a friend, to restock my fridge. It’s not super huge, and I’m sure it would be much better in the summer, but there were still lots of things to check out and sample (like cheese…mmm, cheese). Here are my purchases:

  • Organic celeriac
  • Bunch of organic radishes
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Organic green beans
  • Cheese & garlic bread braid
  • Filet of wild lingcod
  • While walking around with my friend, talking about all the fun foods there that I wanted to try, he randomly says to me, “You should write a book.” Then I go on to say that actually, I found out about this whole food blogging thing, and I think I’m going to start one of those. (He still thinks I should write a book though).

    Got home, more laundry, and I made lunch with the leftover food I brought home with me from Port Hardy.

    Good ol’ ham and cheese sandwich:

  • Black forest ham
  • Havarti cheese
  • Healthy Way Sprouted Grain Twenty Loaf bread
  • Cuccumber slices
  • Grainy mustard
  • Dill pickle relish (it’s under the ham, so you can’t see it)
  • Served with baby carrots and red seedless grapes. Oh, and I had a Diet Coke (no picture). I normally don’t buy baby carrots, I often find them too slimy, but it was easier to buy them to eat while I was out of town.

    I had a snack later on – 2 Purdy’s Chocolates from the box of assorted chocolates I received in the mail a few weeks ago.

    A mystery cream-filled one, and a dark chocolate covered cashew. Turns out the mystery chocolate was maple-nut 😦 But I ate it anyways – it is chocolate after all!

    After some more laundry, dishes, playing the wii and watching the food network, I realized that I needed to head to the grocery store to get a few more things missing from my fridge. I decided to shop at a different store from my usual – Market On Yates. They have really varied product compared to most of the grocery stores, and lots of organic/whole grain/natural stuff. I’m experimenting to see if I like shopping there as my regular grocery store or not. It’s not as convenient, as my regular store is a 5 min walk from my house, and Market On Yates is about 30 min walk (which means I’d drive there more often, especially if I needed alot of stuff, or it was downpouring, as it does often on the West Coast). The items I picked up:

    New things that I have never tried before:

  • Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Waffles
  • Olympic Probiotic Green Tea Vanilla Yogurt
  • Nutritonal yeast flakes
  • Wheatberries
  • Cocoa Coconut & Cashew Cookie Larabars
  • I had to seek out some of these Larabars I’ve seen all over blogland that people have been raving about. I usually don’t bother with the nutritional/power/supplement bars, but these intrigue me for their minimal ingredients. I hope I like them – they were $2.39 each! Actually, maybe it would be better if I didn’t, because then I won’t spend a fortune buying them.

    I prepared dinner while the news was on. I steamed some corn on the cob and green beans, heated up the bread braid in the oven, and did a simple pan sear on the lingcod with some basic herbs, lemon juice, and olive oil.

    It all turned out really well. This was the first time I’d had lingcod, and it’s quite similar to halibut, another fish I love. The cat was pretty excited with her piece of fish as well. The bread was pretty awesome, but how can you go wrong with cheese and garlic anyways? I may have eaten another small chunk while cleaning up after dinner 😀

    I wanted to head to the gym today, since I hadn’t gotten any gym time while out of town, but I think it was better that I spent most of the day getting my place in order. Now I’m off to study for my nutrition midterm on Wednesday, and to work on my draft choices for our office hockey pool, also on Wednesday. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have smaller, more frequent posts. Night!

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    Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, Farmer's Market, Grocery, Lunch, Snack

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    4 Comments on “Welcome!”

    1. September 28, 2008 at 6:46 am #

      Just came across your blog and I lvoe your story… i too am going back for my BS/MS in nutrition and can not wait to be an RD!

    2. aussiegirleats
      September 30, 2008 at 4:15 am #

      Hey Great Blog!
      i just started a new food blog too.
      check it out at http://www.aussiegirleats.wordpress.com

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