Seeing Red

Another day, another early wake up call.

Enter the easiest breakfast – cereal.

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I went super lazy with this bowl – Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch topped with pomegranate arils.

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And to be honest, I only added the pomegranate arils because we have a whole container full, and I don’t want them to go to waste! It doesn’t hurt that they make the bowl more visually appealing as well.

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Enjoyed with juice from my preferred juice provider – Happy Planet. I went with the Tropical Tango variety this morning (pineapple, coconut, banana – it’s a party in your mouth!)

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Ah cereal, you are my early morning saviour.

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I spent some extra time putting together my lunch this morning, so much so that I was a teeny bit late to my class. Oops! But it’s all good – our prof always spends the first few minutes recapping what we did last class, so I was on time for the new stuff.

I fought off the urge to make a pit stop at Starbucks after my class, even though I was dragging all morning. I’m trying to keep my bank account happy. Instead, I holed up in my usual spot for my 3 hours break.

At some point in time, I broke out my delicious lunch.

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I brought along more of my Stuffed Squash Soup (which has gotten rave reviews from my mom).

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Today I was testing out how a salad would fare without refrigeration. Just trying to find some other decent lunch eats that will survive my travels and long days. This salad was really basic – romaine lettuce, cucumber, and leftover chicken. I brought along some honey mustard dressing to go with it.

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There were also some wasabi peas (which I totally dug into before taking the picture).

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And an ambrosia apple that’s looking a little worse for ware – I brought it to school on Monday, didn’t eat it, but dropped it on the floor, so now it has a big bruise on it. And guess what – I still didn’t eat it today. Poor apple – will it ever fulfill it’s destiny?

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I struggled to stay conscious in my food science lecture, then made my way home. Since my buses weren’t going to connect, I decided to stop in the mall on the way home, where I lucked out, and found myself in possession of these:

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Red Olympic Mittens! These babies are HARD to get your hands on…or is that in? They are in high demand, so when I saw they still had some on display, I snatched up a few pairs (sorry, I already have takers for them all).

I also took advantage of some Christmas sales, and came home with some Lindor Chocolates for $2. I chose the peanut butter filled ones (duh), and made sure to taste test them on my bus ride home.

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I had plans to do some yoga when I got home, before the hockey game started, but my little side trip to the mall meant I didn’t have time. So I whipped up a little snack.

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Toasted Silver HillsThe Big 16” sprouted grain bread, spread with peanut butter and pumpkin butter.

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I took my snack, and got comfy on the couch, and watched the most boring hockey game that we ended up losing. Won’t be getting those 2.5 hours of my life back.

Good thing dinner was more entertaining. We had a “fend for yourself” night for dinner, so there was mass chaos in the kitchen with everyone preparing their own dinners. I hummed and hawed in front of the fridge, deciding that none of the leftovers tickled my fancy. So I went with the next best option – breakfast for dinner. More specifically, oatmeal.

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This delectable bowl contained:

  • 1/2 cup oats, milk, water
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 2 dried figs, chopped
  • peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • splash of vanilla
  • Artisana Coconut Butter
  • raw cacao nibs

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I couldn’t have oatmeal without my usual breakfast beverage – more juice!

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Infinitely better than that hockey game.

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I caught a second wind after dinner, and got in my 45 min of yoga, so all was not lost.

Before I sign off for this evening, I’d like to take a moment to mention what everyone is talking about – the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. I’ve been keeping up on the news reports, and considering this is the poorest country in the west, we need to come together to help out these people. I cannot imagine the nightmare that the people of Haiti are going through right now, but it does hit home that the same thing could happen here – I am on the west coast, and live in a very active seismic area, so it’s only a matter of time. And considering I just dropped $10 on a pair of mittens, I surely can do the same to help out those in need. If you too want to donate, there is some good information on charities taking donations from Canadians here at CBC News. Please check it out, and donate what you can. And just mentioned on the news – the Canadian government will be matching all personal donations made to these agencies, so even if you can only donate $5, that will automatically turn into $10.

On that sombre note – I’m off to bed. Night.

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7 Comments on “Seeing Red”

  1. January 14, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    If you happen to find more gloves you should do a blog giveaway. So I can enter. And win. 🙂

  2. January 14, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    Glad you stocked up on those mittens – they’re cute!!

  3. January 14, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Your reasoning for using pom arils is my reasoning for making pumpkin oats. Not that I don’t love pumpkin oats, but at this point, I just don’t want the can to spoil 😉

    Lunch trumps being on time to class always!

  4. January 14, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Good for you, kind soul!

    And those pom seeds are beautiful.

  5. January 14, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    LOVE the gloves!! I get soooo excited for anything and everything Olympics themed!! looks like you had yummy/ delicious eats! Oatmeal for din din is ALWAYS fantastic!! I hope you’re having a great thursday! xoxo!

  6. January 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Your last pic of oats looks soo amazing (FLUFFY!) Yum 🙂

  7. January 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    LOVE THOSE MITTENS!!!

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