Highlights And Lowlights

Well, look who went on an unexpected blogging hiatus? Sorry about that – the weekend got away from me, and I spent most of it fighting a head cold. I don’t know about you, but when my head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton balls, it makes it hard to think, and I definitely had no desire to write. But have no fear – my camera was still out and about, catching almost all of the tasty treats that graced my palette. We’ll get caught up highlight (and lowlight) style!

Friday

Highlight – having plans to go shopping and out for dinner with a good friend downtown.

Lowlight – said friend has to cancel because she’s sick 😦

Highlight – at least I had a rockin’ bowl of oatmeal to eat for breakfast.

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Oats with rhubarb, flax, brown sugar, and the last of the Artisana Cacao Bliss jar. Plus some sunshine in a glass – mango peach orange juice.

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Lowlight – a whole day off, and no idea what to do with myself.

Highlight – time for a trip to the gym, fueled by a glass of chocolate milk. And by chocolate milk, I mean Vega Shake & Go Choc-a-Lot mixed with almond milk.

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Highlight – awesome Mango Sesame Salad Dressing I made the night before.

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Highlight – which made my lunch salad even more awesome.

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Mixed greens, red onion, raw corn on the cob, avocado, cucumber, and…

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Highlight – Tempeh Bacon!

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Doesn’t exactly taste like bacon, but makes an excellent salad topper. Must try in a sandwich next.

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Lowlight – this cinnamon bun.

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It was dry, and was seriously lacking in the sticky sweet cinnamon stuff that is pretty crucial to a good cinnamon bun.

Highlight – chocolate pecan cookie.

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Lowlight – didn’t get to go to Refuel for dinner, and eat the local BC spot prawns I had my heart set on.

Highlight – Chinese take out for dinner.

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Highlight – ended up at my cousin’s house to watch a movie.

Lowlight – home later than I should have been for my 9:30 am wake up on Saturday.

 

Saturday

Lowlight – woke up with a sore throat.

Highlight – Breakfast was ready and waiting for me in the fridge.

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3 tbsp Chocolate Chia Goodness, 1 smashed banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp oats. Topped with peanut butter and Barlean’s Chocolate Raspberry Omega Swirl.

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Lowlight – working until 2, with an ever progressing headache.

Highlight – my favourite sandwich in my packed lunch.

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Silver Hills “The Big 16” sprouted grain bread, avocado, hummus, and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Herbie Fromage Frais cheese. Plus half a grapefruit.

Lowlight – felt nauseous at lunch, so I only had half the sandwich.

Highlight – 3 hour nap after work.

Highlight – felt better, made a salad similar to my lunch the day before (without the tempeh, but with cashews), and went out to a BBQ at my cousin’s house. Took advantage of the only nice day of the weekend.

Lowlight – by the time I got home, I was achy and running a fever.

 

Sunday

Highlight – woke up feeling slightly better.

Lowlight – but had to go to work.

Highlight – cheese scone with peanut butter and raspberry jam for breakfast.

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Lowlight – headache all through work.

Highlight – lunch was already made, since I had half a sandwich, and half a grapefruit from the day before.

Lowlight – rain returned, so we couldn’t BBQ dinner as planned.

Highlight – it was still damn good.

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Corn on the cob, asparagus, and pork tenderloin.

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Highlight – managed to get out for a walk in the evening. Also had a soak in the hot tub.

Lowlight – headache returned.

Highlight – evening snack.

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Yogurt, frozen raspberries, and some more Barlean’s Chocolate Raspberry Omega Swirl. Oh yeah.

 

Lowlight – what a cop out post.

Highlight – we’ll be back to normal tomorrow. Night!

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5 Comments on “Highlights And Lowlights”

  1. June 8, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    i’ve never seen anyone use rhubarb in oats before. i’ve been wanting to try rhubarb for a while but haven’t worked up the guts! there’s been a lot of mixed opinions about it whenever I ask people what they think of the taste…

    http://www.tatertotstummytalks.blogspot.com

  2. June 8, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    oh WOW! thats cookie has tyhe best of both worlds with two types of chocolate in it!

    that salad is divine, what is that, tempeh bacon? mmm i just bought some tempeh and when i bake it, it totally looks like that- so good!

    i got a few free samples of those flax swirl things.. i never knew what they were.. i thought it was just like flax oil but i need to open them up and try one.. i need to check and see if i have a chocolate one! ❤

  3. June 8, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Loved reading this post – all your eats look great! I am going to have to try that tempeh bacon!

  4. June 8, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Hope you’re feeling better!!

  5. Yuki
    June 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear about your headache! Hope you get better!

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