Green, Green Everywhere

The plan was to do a post about something current for once, as we’ve been living in the past here on the blog for quite sometime. I thought you all might enjoy some current events thrown in while I still get caught up on the past few weeks. But as luck (of the Irish?) would have it, my internet was down last night, so posting has to be delayed until this evening. It’s a day late, but let’s check out my St Patrick’s Day of eats!

I started my morning dark and early (stupid daylight savings – we’re back to dark mornings again), and thought I should start St Patty’s Day off right with a little green in my breakfast.

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I had just picked up two bunches of organic kale (on sale!), and have no intention of letting it go bad, so I added a few leaves to my smoothie:

  • 3 small kale leaves
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • milk (to fill the glass)
  • splash of vanilla
  • drizzle of agave syrup (because the banana wasn’t as ripe as I would have liked)

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You can still see a few green specks in that chocolately wonder.

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I’m still not sure I could ever be a kale green smoothie convert. It definitely adds more bitterness than say, spinach. But I tend to have kale in the house more often than spinach, so we’ll see how it goes.

Off to school I went for my 8 am biochemistry class. Alas, I developed a wicked headache on the transit ride to school, right behind the eyes. After my class, I made my way to my time wasting spot for my 3 hour breaks, and just laid down on the couches for a couple hours. Fortunately, the headache went away and I was able to enjoy some more green in my lunch.

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To go with the leftover homemade fusaroni & cheese (macaroni and fusilli combined, because we didn’t have enough macaroni), and crunchy gala apple I had some refreshing cucumber slices.

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And a former green item – wasabi peas.

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Although, I only ate a few of the peas. They weren’t doing it for me.

Our food science class was fun – we are studying fermentation as a method of food preservation, and had a cheese tasting. Yum! There was a blue cheese, camembert, and Swiss cheese. I’m not really a blue cheese person, but I tried it anyways (in the name of science), and it made me appreciate the flavours of the other two cheese so much more.

After the usual transit trip back to the ‘burbs, I had about 45 min to spare before I had to head back out the door to work. Yes, now that the Olympics are over, I’m into my new job as a cashier at a local grocery store chain. So far, it’s been going well, and it’s definitely better than the produce market I worked at for a short period of time. Plus they are giving me a decent amount of hours, and pay more, so I won’t be such a poor student anymore. Woo!

Once I got home, I saw that the family had blueberry pancakes for dinner. Although I like pancakes, I wasn’t in the mood, so I saved the leftovers for lunch the next day. I decided to make good use of some leftovers in the fridge instead.

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There was a small serving of homemade roast beef pot pie that mom had made a couple nights back, as well as leftover green salad from the night before. I topped it with some aged white cheddar, Tuscan dressing, and a few too many croutons (they fell out of the box, and since they got dressing on them, I couldn’t put them back).

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I successfully met my St Patrick’s Day goal of eating something green at every meal 😀 My evening snack didn’t quite make it though – I had a little Kashi GoLean Crunch mixed with puffed brown rice.

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In a mug, because cereal tastes better when it comes from a mug 🙂 I did have some unpictured green tea, so I guess technically, I did get in a little more green with that snack.

So how was all of your St Patrick’s Days? Did you dress in green? Eat green? Drink some green beer? Let me know!

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2 Comments on “Green, Green Everywhere”

  1. March 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    For some reason I cannot do kale in my GM’s – I am a spinach girl all of the way! But I do always have both in the fridge – kale for cooking and spinach for salads and GM’s =)

  2. March 19, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    I like spinach better in my GMs. Maybe it’s because I have a crappy blender, but the kale just didn’t blend so well…

    I did… NOTHING for St. Patty’s day. Sad. Well I wore green, but that was the extent of my celebrations. Still I had fun being lazy.

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