Busy 48 Hours

This past Friday & Saturday has been a whirlwind of activity for me, leaving me tired and in no frame of mind to write anything coherent for you all to enjoy. Fortunately, my Sunday is free, so let’s get caught up, shall we?

Friday started with my usual 5:30 am wake up call, although, I did linger in bed a good 15 min or so past my alarm. Oops! I still managed to throw together a tasty breakfast to start the day.

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The plan was to just have the standard peanut butter & banana on toast, but the banana I chose to peel was half manky. Doh! Only enough for one piece of toast.

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On the other piece of toasted Silver Hills “The Big 16” sprouted grain bread, I replaced the banana with pumpkin butter and raisins.

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Then I decided to forgo the usual morning juice (what?!), and decided to whip up an at home green tea latte. This is the best replication I’ve made at home so far:

  • 1 cup milk, heated on the stove
  • 1/2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • small amount of hot water (to dissolve the green tea)
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • drizzle of agave nectar

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The key to an authentic green tea latter? Getting out that whisk and going to town once you add the milk. It was delicious! Great Friday morning breakfast.

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I also packed up a lunch to sustain me through my day.

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Again, I brought the leftover kale, red pepper, and wild rice pasta dish, topped with feta.

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Pomegranate arils for snacking on.

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And a Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bar – the Wholesome Original flavour.

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Easy to eat on the go, or in class.

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Normally I have a 3 hour break between classes on Fridays, so I don’t need to worry so much about foods that are easy to eat while doing other things, but this Friday was different. I had a meeting with a diabetes dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital, to discuss possibly working on a new project together. The meeting went really well, and we’ll be collaborating on some gluten-free/diabetes related material, potentially pursuing funding not only for printing the material, but maybe even for my time! Woot! I’m going back this coming week to do some job shadowing/observing with her. So excited.

Of course, heading out the hospital on my break meant I had little time to sit down and relax (unless you consider the bus relaxing). I chowed on the bar on the bus, ate maybe half the pasta in class, and all those pom arils. The pasta was starting to get a bit weird – I think the wild rice pasta doesn’t hold up well as a leftover. Needless to say, by the time I got home from school, I was hankering for a snack. And boy, did I come up with something tasty.

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I chopped up an apple and heated it in the microwave with some cinnamon. Then I mixed together a couple of spoonfuls of Liberté Greek Yogurt and a spoonful of peanut butter with a squirt of agave to make the best, thick, delicious topping for my apple.

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A sprinkle of granola, and my snack was good to go.

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I could probably just eat a whole bowl of the Greek yogurt mixed with pb and be happy. So delicious

Of course, there was no time to relax as I was off to work a mere 45 min after I arrived home. By the time that was done and I was back at home for the evening, I was basically wiped out. At least dinner was ready and waiting for me.

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Leftovers! Pork roast with gravy.

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Roasted potato…with gravy.

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A mere three carrot pieces (thanks family).

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And some peas & corn I cooked up because there was a serious lack of vegetables remaining for me to eat.

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I spent the rest of the evening vegetating in front of the tv, and sipping on a little hot chocolate.

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Like I said, I was exhausted. Although, I had every intention of blogging – I’d even gone through and edited all my photos. I just couldn’t find the words to put to page.

Now normally, I enjoy my Saturday mornings by sleeping in. Alas, I did not have that luxury this weekend, as I was scheduled to work at 10:30, for an 8 hour shift. Ack! It was our Grand Opening celebrations, so they had alot of staff on.

I put together a good breakfast, not knowing what time I might get to have lunch.

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A peanut butter/banana/cocoa powder/oats/whey powder/milk smoothie.

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And a mini bowl of Corn Bran cereal. My sister picked it up, and it’s mighty tasty.

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With the giant full-page ad for our grand opening in the background.

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Oh man. It was INSANE at work all day. Well, at least until 4 pm. I didn’t know you could get that many people in our little store. They had prizes, samples, cake, balloons – the works! And we totally lucked out. The sun was shining all day – considering the monsoons we’ve been having all week, it was a miracle. I scooted over to the mall on my lunch break to grab a bite to eat, having a teriyaki chicken dish at the Japanese place in the food court. I wasn’t really that hungry though, so I only ate the chicken and veggies, and left most of the rice. I also had a piece of cake at work on my break – nothing really to write home about.

By the time I got home, I was tired and sore. I haven’t worked a job where I’ve had to stand all day for a long time, and my knees were killing me. I think it’s from standing on a concrete floor. I was sprawled on the couch, icing my joints while watching the hockey game all evening. Oh, and enjoying some pizza.

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A couple of slices of Venetian pizza from Pizza Hut – genoa salami, spinach, red onion, pesto. Yum!

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I may have gone back later on and snatched a small sliver of pepperoni pizza as well. Just saying 😉

There was more tv watching, in the form of Canadian Figure Skating Nationals, some Dr Mario, and then I finally passed out for the evening.

Now that we’re all caught up, I’m off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday. Later gators.

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Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack


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3 Comments on “Busy 48 Hours”

  1. January 18, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I love Silver Hills bread!

  2. Triple N Stephie
    January 26, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    Hello! I’m once again the random reader..haha
    I love Silver Hills bread, Yes, and Greek Yogurt from Liberte…
    well anyways, I just wanted to ask where you got your pumpkin butter…
    I’ve been looking for it in Whole Foods and Choice’s, but I couldn’t find them.
    Where did you get yours? Is it home-made?


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