Hockey Day In Canada

How perfect is a Saturday where you can watch all 6 Canadian NHL teams in action, against each other, all day long on tv? Okay, I realize some of you might not think it’s fun, but for me? Perfect! Too bad I should have been studying biochemistry all day 😉

My Saturday started off like any Saturday should – by sleeping, followed by a leisurely breakfast.

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Yes, I made another delicious bowl of Katie’s Banana Blender Cereal today. What can I say, it’s freakin’ awesome. Plus I’ve deemed it the perfect way to use up the ends of cereal that get forgotten about. Like today – I put in some puffed kamut. And added some Artisana Cacao Bliss to my toppings.

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I kept the accompanying beverage the same – Happy Planet Mango Peach Party.

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In my preferred photography location in this house – the dining room.

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Even though I wasn’t working today, I made a special trip down to the produce market, so I could check out my shifts for next week. I needed this info ASAP, so I could call my new employers and determine when I can start training there. And again – they effed up my schedule. I told them I can’t work Mondays due to volunteering – and I’m working Monday. I told them I couldn’t work this Saturday due to some other commitments – and they scheduled me then. ARGH. I had them drop the Saturday shift, and figured I could deal with the Monday for this week only. Plus, ya know…I’m quitting and all.

Since I’d bothered to get dressed and all, I figured I would wander over to the grocery store, because that’s the kind of window shopping I’m into. And of course, I found a deal on something I just couldn’t pass up.

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I’ve been eyeing up Earth’s Own Almond Fresh almond milk for awhile now. It’s relatively new, kept in the refrigerated case, and is made by a Canadian company. Plus it comes with some pretty stellar nutritional stats.

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What excites me in particular is the amount of vitamin D it is fortified with – 45% of your daily value. The Almond Breeze I was buying before has a whopping ZERO.

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Why had I not purchased it until now? Because it’s somewhat pricey – usually around $5.49 for 1.89L. But the store had it on for $3.99, which I felt was enough of a deal for me to spend the money on it.

Obviously, I had to try it out.

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Tastes good. I bought the original flavour, as I like to be able to use my milks in both sweet and savoury applications. They do have a vanilla flavour as well. I guess my only complaint is I would like to see an unsweetened version, because again, I don’t need my milk to be sweet.

I also whipped up some lunch when I got home, making use of random fridge items.

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There was some pork tenderloin that I sliced up, and made some avocado/Laughing Cow smash to go with it.

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As well as kale chips and carrot fries, with ketchup.

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I love when I can dip all my foods.

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And I followed it with a chocolate chip cookie.

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I slowly but surely got myself into homework mode. I started by doing the little reading/quiz assignment for my biology class, just to get it out of the way. Technically, it’s not due until 2 pm on Monday, but because of my schedule, I can’t work on it during my break on Mondays, so it needs to be done on the weekend. I also went through all the discussions online for my biochem course, to see if there were any hidden gems of info. And I watched alot of hockey 😉

As my Canucks fought back from being down 3-0, to winning 5 – 3, I made good use of Chinese take-out leftovers for dinner.

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I love how the fungi in the Buddha’s Feast look like sea coral.

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Mmmm, leftovers.

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Once I was onto the third hockey game for the evening, I was full on into biochemistry review questions. Which, of course, required a little brain food.

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I mixed some Liberté Greek Yogurt with cocoa powder and agave, then topped it with some Kashi GoLean Crunch, frozen raspberries, and chocolate chips.

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The chocolately yogurt reminded me of this chocolate yogurt we had in Prague a few years ago. It was SOOOO good.

I eventually took a little study break to get in some yoga. I had planned on a walk today as well, but the rain squashed those plans, so this was definitely needed. Afterwards, it was back to those pesky review questions, and a mug of chamomile tea.

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I’ve finished all the review I planned for the evening and gotten this post written, so I think it’s about time I try out that sleep thing. This blogger has to work in the AM tomorrow – before 10! Blasphemy! Plus I need to psyche myself up for handing in my resignation letter – it’s never a fun thing. Night!

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9 Comments on “Hockey Day In Canada”

  1. January 31, 2010 at 4:57 am #

    Chocolate, banana bread cereal, cocoa bliss, AND tons of hockey? Sounds like a perfect time to me!!
    Now if only the Stars would make the playoffs…

  2. Alyson
    January 31, 2010 at 5:38 am #

    That greek yogurt combo is perfection!

  3. Sarah B
    January 31, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    Have you tried Unsweetened Almond Breeze? They make a plain, an unsweetened vanilla and an unsweetened chocolate almond milk. It is amazing! It doesn’t have to be refrigerated before opening, so I always stock up when it is on sale!

  4. January 31, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    I’ll have to look out for that Almond Milk – I find I can never finish it fast enough though as I am the only one who drinks it!

  5. Jen
    January 31, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    I checked out the ingrediet list on that milk… certainly not the best. The 2nd ingredient is sugar! Even before Almonds!

  6. January 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Breakfast looks yummy.

    And so does that brain food. hmmmm. I’m in such a chocolate mood these days. :p

  7. January 31, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    Love the glass you drank your almond milk out of!
    PS i have that same collection of multicolored pens:)

  8. February 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm #


    Greetings from Big Sky Country!! I represent Kamut International. I just wanted to say we love your spin on Kamut®Puffs. Alot of people don’t realize how great tasting and healthy these are. Saturday mornings are great and this breakfast combo makes them even better!

    Catch us on twitter, we would love to see anymore custom Kamut® recipes~

    Take Care,


  9. February 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    PS. Twitter is “Kamutwheat”


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