Crunch Time

So…I should be studying biochemistry. But here I am, putting together a post. I’ll admit it, I’m the ultimate procrastinator. I’m comfortable enough with myself to embrace it. Sure, if I’d just learn to not procrastinate, maybe life would be easier, but who doesn’t love forgoing sleep the night before a test to cram as much information in possible, only to wake up sleeping on your textbook?

Biochemistry can wait. Let’s check out some food 😀

Normally I don’t take the time for a hot breakfast on my early mornings to save time, but since I had some leftover millet in the fridge from yesterday, I thought why not turn that into a hot breakfast?

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I took some cooked millet, milk, flax seed, vanilla, and frozen berries (raspberries & blueberries) and heated them in the microwave. Then I topped it all with a little honey and Maranatha Organic Peanut Butter.

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With a glass of Happy Planet Mango Peach Party of course.

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What a pretty bowl of breakfast.

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I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the millet for breakfast. I think it would have been better if I heated it longer with the milk, so it came together more. I guess I’ll just have to try again!

We had a review session in my biochem lecture this morning, then I was off to volunteer at Agora. Again, I was free to bake, so I whipped up a batch of Raspberry Oat Bars. Too bad I left before they were out of the oven. I never get to try what I bake there. Hmph!

I also picked up some new (to me) cereal to try out while I was at school.

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At Sprouts, we also have a bulk-buying club, where we can get all sorts of grocery items from our store suppliers for wholesale cost. Of course, you have to order a whole case of the product you want, so often people go together and share. I received an email this week saying that someone had this Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise cereal coming in, and wanted to sell a few bags. It was a good price, so I snapped one up. Wanna bet this will find it’s way into my breakfast tomorrow?

Once I got home, I set out making lunch.

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A warm, comforting bowl of Coconut Curried Squash, Carrot, and Sweet Potato Soup, topped with a dollop of sour cream and shredded coconut.

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And a toasted sandwichSabra Roasted Garlic Hummus, avocado, cheddar cheese, and cucumber on Silver Hills Squirrelly Bread.

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It’s so much better when you get to enjoy lunch at home.

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I spent the afternoon working on random school assignments, emailing, phoning, and basically gettin’ ‘er done. Everything except that important biochemistry studying. Oops! I did find a moment to try out one of the muffins my mom baked last night.

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They are a pumpkin raisin muffin. Sorry, I’m not really sure what’s in there, or even what recipe she used. And mom wasn’t home when I dug in, so I couldn’t ask. I heated mine up, and dabbed on a little buttah.

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Yum! Nice, light pumpkin flavour. Not too sweet. A good snacking muffin.

Before I knew it, my sister was home from work, and we caught up on SYTYCD Canada that we PVR’d last night so we could watch Hell’s Kitchen. Then it was dinner time.

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Mom made up a big green salad with romaine lettuce, cucumber, radishes, and green onion. I dressed mine with Brianna’s Honey Mustard Dressing and pine nuts.

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There was roast chicken, and carrot sticks (with dill dip). I totally ate like, 3X the carrots pictured there. I love carrots & dip 😀

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And some sad Stove Top stuffing. I’m not even sure why we have this, but mom decided to cook it up. It was…well, you all know what Stove Top is like, I’m sure.

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Another bright & cheery meal.

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I then spent the rest of the evening in front of the tv. What can I say, Wednesdays are good tv nights! I know, I know. I should have put my nose to the grind and memorized those amino acids, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it! Of course, I was able to peel myself off the couch for a snack.

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Yogurt mess!

  • yogurt
  • pumpkin
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • peanut butter
  • creamed berry honey
  • granola

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Phew! Now that I’ve got all that out there, I really am signing off to get acquainted with some protein structures. And sadly, I won’t be able to post tomorrow, as I will be out at a dairy farm all day, then studying for real all evenings. We’ll get caught up on Friday. Wish me luck on my first midterm – I’m probably going to need it!

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9 Comments on “Crunch Time”

  1. October 15, 2009 at 4:33 am #

    I have my first midterm today too!!!! Fingers crossed for ya.

  2. October 15, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    GOOD LUCK!!

    That pumpkin raisin muffin sounds deeeelicious! And the soup, oh man, it sounds great too. I’ve been eating soup everyday this week, it’s just so good when it’s colddddd outside (or at least 40 degrees..burrr). I shouldn’t complain, it’s not that cold, but you get it!

  3. October 15, 2009 at 5:01 am #

    oh my gosh. i don’t even know what meals to comment on. they all look so amazing!

  4. October 15, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think about that cereal. Pumpkin raisin muffin sounds good! Too bad my kids hates raisins….I don’t often bake with them because of that. 😦

    Best of luck with that mid term. I can’t believe your mid terms are here already!!!

  5. littlemissminny
    October 15, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    your eats look faboulous!
    Good luck with mid terms! I’m sure you’ll the great 🙂

  6. October 15, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    Your mom’s muffins look like they turned out well! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAM!!

  7. October 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Good luck! I hope your midterm went super well. 🙂

    Man your breakfast looks so yummy. I so totally want some now.

  8. October 15, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    Love how your breakfast looks like modern art. Almond butter is the best medium:)
    Hope your midterm went well!

  9. October 16, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    How come your meals always look so delicious?? Sucks that my yogurt mess is not up to par! Seriously that is the most appetizing looking mess I’ve seen thus far!!

    I hope biochem studying proceeded after this post! hahaha I would have trouble focusing too…I dropped it after a month when i took it in college, so Kudos to you!!! Good luck!!

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