Approaching The Finish Line

3 exams down, and only 1 more to go. The one I consider my easiest exam to boot. Summer vacation is oh so close, I can taste it!

Speaking of taste, why don’t we run through some food photos from the past few days while I was MIA due to studying. Or not studying. I’ll leave that for you to decide.

Saturday

My day started off with a very late, very delicious breakfast.

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Chocolicious banana hazelnut oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp skim milk powder
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • splash of vanilla
  • hazelnut butter
  • chocolate chips

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With a nice glass of Happy Planet Clean Green organic green juice. Lovin’ that green juice lately.

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This giant bowl of awesomeness basically made up my breakfast and lunch, only because I slept in and then couldn’t decide on what I wanted to eat. Before I knew it, I had to head off to work. I did take a snack with me to carry me through dinner – Cashew Cookie Larabar and a gala apple – but there’s no picture.

I was lucky enough to get out of work early, since it was rather slow, which was perfect since I was meeting my cousin & his wife at the Frog & Nightgown Pub for dinner & drinks. And no, I have no pictures of that either. Use your imagination to envision a spicy Caesar (Like a Bloody Mary, but made with Clamato juice instead of boring tomato juice), a juicy burger topped with cheddar, bacon, and mushrooms, and some crispy fries on the side. Good ol’ pub food. Hit the spot, but hated me for the rest of the evening. Which, by the way, was filled with more visiting, then sleep.

Sunday

Sunday was a big day. I had a packed schedule – muffin recipe testing, studying, and an oh so important hockey game to watch. Obviously, I needed a great breakfast to get me going. The last of that 100 Mile Bread loaf was just calling out to me to be the basis for my breakfast, and I obliged.

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I knew that the blueberry hazelnut bread would be perfect for French toast. I soaked slices in a mixture of 1 egg, milk, and vanilla, then cooked them up with a little buttah until crispy and golden.

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Pancake icing (Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup; note to self – make a recipe page!) and strawberries were the toppings of choice.

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Every time I make French toast, I wonder why I don’t do so more often. Then I remember it takes a bit of effort, and I’m generally lazy in the morning. But hey, I’m almost on holidays, so perhaps it will make an appearance more often 😀

After consuming that plate of awesomeness, I cleaned up the kitchen, and set out for a walk to my store. I didn’t have to work, but needed a couple things for my muffin recipe testing. Since it was nice out, I figured I could walk there, getting a little exercise, and finding out how long it would take, so I can maybe walk to work this summer. One way trip – 28 min. Not too bad.

Once I was home, I decided to do a little psychology studying out on the deck while having a little lunch.

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My parents had Chinese food the night before, so I grabbed some of the leftovers, because as we’ve already established, I’m lazy. Plus they taste good.

There may have been a little bit of chocolate while enjoying the outdoors & my textbook.

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Once I was sick of reading, I found myself in the kitchen whipping up some muffins for The Wellness Show’s Media Muffin Contest. I made two varieties, which were taste tested by the family, and I think I’ve finalized my recipe for my official entry. Don’t worry, you’ll hear all about it after the contest.

Dinner was grilled up on the BBQ, but because we were all glued to the TV to watch the Canucks hockey game, I didn’t bother with any pictures. In case you care – it was pork tenderloin, asparagus, snap peas, and roasted potatoes.

Once my Canucks won their hockey game, earning themselves a spot in the second round of the playoffs, I picked up the books again, and spent the rest of the evening (and into the wee hours of the morning) filling my brain with information for my Monday morning test.

Monday

Who doesn’t like waking up with only 4 hours of sleep on a Monday morning, knowing you get to write a final exam in a few hours? I know, you’re all jealous. I would be if I didn’t get to live it.

At least I had breakfast all planned out in my head the night before.

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I toasted up one of the Mount Royal Cinnamon Bagels, topped it with sliced gala apple, and them melted some cheddar cheese on top.

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Like apple pie, but different. And only if you enjoy apple pie with cheddar cheese, like my family does.

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Posing with the sports sections of the papers, and my greens+ extra energy – a requirement when you are running on minimal sleep.

I felt good about the exam. It was all multiple choice like the previous ones, and it was only an hour long, so it wasn’t too painful. I went to sell back some textbooks afterwards, but they were only buying back my biochem textbook. I still left campus $100 richer than when I arrived, so I would call it a success!

I made a couple stops on the way home for cheap Greek yogurt and Almond Breeze (which, by the way, is now coming in huge 1.89 L containers), then my dad brought me lunch.

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Oh yes I did. I had a fast food burger and onion rings for lunch. I’ll admit it. I’m not ashamed.

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Is that not the most pathetic looking burger? All the more reason why this is not a regular occurrence. I’d rather spend twice as much and get a good, filling burger than this. But hey, once in a blue moon ain’t the end of the world.

There was definitely some napping time this afternoon, followed by this beautiful baked good.

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Weak moment at Whole Foods = ooey, gooey cinnamon bun following me home. I had half as a snack before I went to the hospital for my volunteer shift.

When I got back home after volunteering, it was a “fend for youself” kinda night, so I made a salad.

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Actually, I had wanted to make a falafel pita, but the only pita left was…past its prime. So salad was the next obvious choice. I filled the bowl with baby spinach, then topped it with cucumber, carrot, avocado, cheddar cheese, and falafel.

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Topped with both Greek yogurt and hummus for dressing, it was an impressive looking and great tasting salad.

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But about halfway through, I just wasn’t feeling it. I get that way with salad sometimes – I can only eat so much, then I’m over it. I probably had about 2/3 of this, then called it quits.

The rest of the evening was pretty chill – catching up on emails, watching a little tv, and generally taking a break from schoolwork. The other half of that cinnamon bun and a mug of tea may have been consumed.

Alas, I do have one more final, and a very important interview to prepare for, so I should probably work on that whole “getting sleep thing”. Night!

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9 Comments on “Approaching The Finish Line”

  1. April 27, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    Hot damn that cinnamon bun looks excellent.

  2. April 27, 2010 at 4:58 am #

    Breakfast with chocolate…does not get any better than that.

  3. April 27, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    Your eats look delicious, specially chocolate oats and french toast! I love topping french toast with something creamy, like mashed banana with cottage cheese, but your combo sounds awesome too!

  4. April 27, 2010 at 6:47 am #

    Your breakfasts look like dessert! So nice! That cinnamon bun…wow!

  5. April 27, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    when i was 16 i used to eat mozza burgers 3 times a week for breakfast. no one else liked them but i thought and still do think theyre the best burger!!

    oh my god that oatmeal is REDICULOUSLY YUMMY!

    and are u kidding me with that cinnibun.. wow- bet that was divine! xo

  6. April 27, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    That 100 mile bread looks awesome. French toast is already good but that looks amazingly good!

  7. April 27, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    I just ate falafels for lunch! HA!

    The french toast looks perfectly cooked. And you’re right, it’s something that I wounder why I don’t make more of when I’m eating it, too!

  8. April 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    SO jealous that summer is so close for you! Good luck on your last exam!

  9. November 26, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Aww, WOW this looks mouth watering! Just Fantastic.

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