The Heat Is ON!

Well, the lack of hot water sure was short lived. My parents phoned a plumber to come in and look at the hot water tank. One part, and a service call later, we had hot, steamy water on demand again.

Hot water wasn’t the only positive for the day. Breakfast was pretty freakin’ awesome.

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I whipped up one of The Fitnessista’s Breakfast Cookie last night:

  • oats
  • Ruth’s Chia Goodness Cereal
  • flax seed
  • vanilla whey protein powder
  • milk
  • raw cacao nibs

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It was housed in a square tupperware container, but I managed to get it out and onto a plate, so I could top with all sorts of goodness – half a banana, sliced, and a mixture of Liberté Greek yogurt/peanut butter/agave syrup. Oh, and a few more cacao nibs for good measure 😉

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With a glass of Happy Planet Tropical Tango.

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It’s like a breakfast cookie sundae!

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I don’t think that Greek yogurt/peanut butter/agave mixture will EVER get old. It’s all I can do to keep myself from eating just that. It looks like some delicious, rich, creamy mousse.

My commute to school was less than stellar. I got on the train, we go one stop, and the train stops for a good 10 – 15 min at the next station. Not sure what the problem was, I assume something may have been on the tracks? When that happens, the whole system shuts down. Then, University Boulevard was shut down heading onto campus, so my bus was rerouted the long way around, ultimately making me a good 15 min late to my first class. ARGH!

After a riveting lecture on how cholesterol moves throughout the body, I was off to my volunteer shift at Sprouts. You know what that means – tasty baked treat day! I always build that into my lunch 🙂 I was very tempted by the vegan brownie (who wouldn’t be?), but went with the Diet Buster Cookie (peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, among other ingredients).

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Of course, I didn’t get to enjoy it until I ate my lunch – Stuffed Squash Soup.

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A serving of Mary’s Gone Crackers (original flavour – on sale at Choices Market until the end of the month!)

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With creamy Sabra hummus for dipping.

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With some local food reading (hello Edible Vancouver).

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Not the most colourful lunch, but full of good eats.

My second lecture was short lived – we were out of there a good 15 min early, which was perfect, because I had a stop to make on the way home. Sarah had mentioned that Whole Foods has that Liberté Greek Yogurt on sale, 2 for $6, and I had to see if it was still going on. It was, and I left Vancouver with two more containers of my new food obsession 😀

I arrived home, went through my stack of mail, then decided to take advantage of the beautiful afternoon by going for a walk around the inlet at Rocky Point. It was chilly, but so nice to be outside on the water. I think all outdoor adventures are better when you get to be near a body of water, especially if it’s the ocean. I’m such a west coaster.

I made my way home, grabbed the ice pack for my knees (they are still bugging me), and got comfy in the recliner with a snack.

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Toasted Silver Hills Squirrelly sprouted grain bread, topped with peanut butter, pumpkin butter, and chocolate chips. This did the trick holding me over until our later than usual dinner.

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Mom made her cracker crumbed chicken. It’s crunchy, buttery, and juicy.

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Plus some garlic mashed potatoes – not homemade though. Hence the tiny scoop – they were kinda too smushy for my liking.

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And steamed broccoli and brussel sprouts, which of course were topped with cheddar cheese.

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Dinner is served.

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After dinner, I made myself comfy in the chair again, and messed around on the interweb while my sister watched lame sitcoms. Eventually it was tea time.

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A mug of Silk Road Velvet Potion tea (soooo good!) with a splash of milk and squirt of agave. I’m a big fan of agave in tea, since it imparts no real flavour, and mixes in well. I also had half a grapefruit for a citrusy kick.

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And a few roasted nuts – just because the container was sitting out on the counter.

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And now, it’s about that time, where I sign off and head to bed. I have a new book to start reading so I can review it for you, and I am the slowest book reader ever, so I better get cracking! Night!

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8 Comments on “The Heat Is ON!”

  1. Kabocha
    January 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    I enjoy reading your blog very much.

  2. January 19, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    Wow that breakfast seriously does look awesome! I tried doing the breakfast cookie thing once but it didn’t exactly work. I am going to have to attempt it again because that looks soo good.

  3. January 19, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    Glad you guys got hot water back! I don’t know about in Canada, but here in the US, plumbers are damn expensive. It’s a definite trade off.

  4. January 19, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    Glad to hear that your hot water is back in action!

    Breakie looks great. I’ll be grabbing some of that yogurt just as soon as I finish up the goat’s milk yogurt that I bought! 😉

  5. Mae
    January 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Gahhh everytime I see a breakfast cookie I wan to bea able to eat yogurt more than anything!!
    Or I could speand $2.90 on 6 oz of coconut yogurt… tough call.
    The diet buster cookie looks beyond amazing. mmm

  6. January 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    MMMMMMMMM that crispy chicken looks amazing!!!

    and you breakfast cookie looks sooooooooooo pretty and delicious!!

    you never cease to amaze me with you varied and BEAUTIFUL food.

    loveeeeeeeeeee reading!!

  7. January 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Your breakfast looks soooo good.

    I’m gonna have’ta get me some greek yogurt.

  8. Triple N Stephie
    January 26, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Hello! I’m just a reader and I live in Vancouver too!
    OMG Liberte Greek 2 for $6? OMG!!!!!!!!!! I love Greek Yogurt but I always get so frustrated that there’s only one kind of Greek Yogurt in Canada (although there’s the Mediterrane and Krema, they are so high in fat) and it’s super expensive!
    I go to Choice’s Market frequently and it’s like 5.99 in there…hew…you are totally lucky.
    I LOVE Squirrelly bread as well..it’s like one of my favorites!
    I’m so excited to finally meet a blogger who lives in my region…because all the other bloggers are in the U.S. and I just feel unfortunate to live in some place where there’s no Fage and stuff lol. Anyway, I love your blog; thnx!

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