Two Fer

That’s right boys & girls – you are getting two days worth of eats all wrapped up in one tasty post! What a deal! Sure, it might be because I worked late and zonked out early last night, but let’s not sweat the details and get on to the food!

Tuesday

Back to school…back to early mornings. Le sigh. I definitely needed to start off the day with something hearty and delicious, like oatmeal. Actually, scratch that – I needed to my daily swamp water first!

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Oh yes, the greens+ extra energy experiment is still going strong. Foamy head and all (how dirty does that sound?!)

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Then it was time for that hearty delicious oatmeal.

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I shall call this West Coast Oats – or Hazelnut Blackberry Oats. Either way, it was a good one.

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp skim milk powder
  • frozen blackberries
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • hazelnut butter

I’ve decided that oats are the perfect way to use up the skim milk powder I have. They make them creamy smooth.

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And due to my love affair with hazelnut butter, it got a little extra attention at the photo shoot.

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I even had a glass of juice with my oats – pineapple coconut. It was as good as it sounds.

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I took a wee bit too long savouring my breakfast, and was in a rush to get my lunch made and out the door on time. Therefore, I only have one sad photo of lunch – an ambrosia apple and mystery wrap.

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I’d tell you what was in the wrap…but you’ll figure it out later 😉

School was school. I think because it’s so close to being over, I’m starting to lose interest. I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to NOT having to commute all the way out to UBC every day. 2.5+ hours in my day not spent on transit? I’ll take it!

I did make an excellent discovery on the way home though. Something made me get off the bus and check out this market I go past every day – Kerrisdale Natural Foods (located on Broadway near Macdonald). What a discovery I made. The store itself isn’t really anything to write home about, but they have Liberté Greek Yogurt for $3.99. That’s their regular price. That’s the best SALE price I can get at other stores. Totally worth getting off the bus for.

I had a couple hours at home before I needed to get to work, so I spent some time relaxing and munching on a few Peanut Butter Puffins.

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I also took the opportunity to put together a good dinner to take to work. Starting with a green salad lettuce, spinach, cucumber, green onion, hemp seeds, pine nuts, wee bit of shredded carrot.

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This was to be the vehicle for trying out my other purchase of the day – Brianna’s French Vinaigrette Dressing.

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Yes, I’m well aware of how easy it is to make salad dressings. But sometimes it’s nice to have a really simple prepared dressing in the fridge when you don’t feel like creating your own. I like Brianna’s dressing, as they are made with quality ingredients and taste awesome.

To go with my salad, I dished up a small bowl of Happy Planet Thai Coconut Soup, with a few Ak-Maks on the side.

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Good food to go.

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Work was work. My shift went from 4:30 – 10:15 pm. And let’s be honest – not many people are shopping on a Tuesday night that late, so it was rather slow. I did end up picking up a snack on one of my breaks – a Peanut Butter Chocolate Simply Bar.

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Yeah, don’t waste your money. It may have said peanut butter chocolate on the package, but I tasted neither. It was bland, dry, and not enjoyable. Give me a Larabar, Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bar, or Bumble Bar any day over this piece of junk.

Work was followed by coming home and going to bed. 5:30 am was a’ coming quickly!

Wednesday

5:30 am came too quickly. My body resisted getting out of bed as long as possible. A little too long, actually.

Even my swamp water wasn’t going to give me enough extra energy to wake up.

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Breakfast needed to be filling and quick. Enter a childhood favourite…

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Toast with pb & b. To be more exact – toasted Silver Hills sprouted grain bread with peanut butter, banana, and honey.

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Love this oozy honey shot.

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I decided that making a lunch was more important than getting to biochemistry on time. I may have been 10 min late, but at least I had a good lunch waiting for me…after the hour long nap I took in the deserted student lounge.

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There’s that damn mystery wrap again! Shall we take a peek inside this time?

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Tortilla filled with turkey, avocado, dijon, mayo, spinach, and shredded cheddar. Excellent combination.

I also snagged a piece of roasted acorn squash leftover from Easter. Please excuse how repulsive the melted cheese on it looks.

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I also threw in a Kashi Trail Mix granola bar. Because I could.

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My afternoon food science class was booooring. We watched some movie on food borne illnesses that I’m pretty sure was made in 1993. It was on VHS. Need I say more?

Home I went, where I wasted less than an hour before heading out to work. The only productive thing I did was make my snack for my break.

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Some Greek yogurt mixed with Almond Budder Extreme & honey, with sliced strawberries.

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Work was…yes, you guessed it. Work! It was the start of a new flyer week though, so I got in a little shopping afterwards, since we have avocados on sale for $1 each. Woot! Picked me up a few, plus some other random items that I’m sure will grace the blog in the near future, what with this being a food blog and all.

When I got home, mom advised me dinner was ready for me, but I wasn’t feeling it. So I watched ANTM and contemplated my options. I also consumed some of these.

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My evil temptress dear sister brought home Girl Guide cookies. I may be obsessed with the vanilla ones. I wish they didn’t taint the box with all those stupid chocolate ones. Actually, that’s not true – then I would just eat more. But yeah…I had 3. Mmmm, cookies.

Half way through Criminal Minds (9:30 ish?) I finally gave in and made something I could call dinner.

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The trusty ol’ smoothie.

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 large kale leaf
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp skim milk powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • drizzle of agave
  • water to fill

Just like pudding! Avocados are the shiz in smoothies. What can’t avocados do?!

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After TV watching it was shower time, then computer time. Hence this post! And again, I’ve stayed up later than I should, so I’m calling this a wrap. Mmmm, wrap. Night!

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Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, greens+, Grocery, Lunch, Snack

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5 Comments on “Two Fer”

  1. April 8, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    I love that place! I think its Kitsilano Natural Foods? I’ve bought some decent Dan-D-Pak stuff there before, I think it used to just be called Dan-D-Pak actually…thanks for the heads up on the Liberte! I actually loved those Simply Bars, but I tried the coffee/mocha flavour instead!

  2. April 8, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    My husband came home with 3 boxes of gg cookies 2 weeks ago! I’ve been eating a couple almost every day! I love the chocolate, so we could share boxes. 🙂

  3. April 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    Hazelnut-blackberry sounds like an amazing combo!

  4. Chelsea
    April 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up on the Greek yogurt deal! I hopped on the bus from UBC today to check it out. $3.99 was a great find!! It hurts me everytime I even consider paying $5.99 for that small tub.

  5. April 9, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    I’m not into juice but I can see me drinking some coconut pineapple! I finally found the Liberte Greek yogurt here. $5.19 a tub….no matter, I’ll pay it! And I saw some of that almond budder last night @$9.99! Yikes! Is it that expensive out there???

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