Hide The Egg

I think it’s been fairly well documented that, for the most part, I don’t eat eggs. Yes, I’ll use them in baking, eat them in quiche, and the little bits in Chinese fried rice are okay, but you won’t see me whipping up a veggie stuffed omelette or breakfast sandwich any time soon. It’s a shame really – eggs have alot going on nutritionally speaking, especially if you eat the WHOLE egg – the yolk is chocked full of nutrients like Vitamin D, B12, and folate. Plus they are a cheap eat. I’ve always wished I could get into eggs, but in my 30+ years, it still hasn’t happened.

Or has it?

Guess what’s lurking in my bowl of oatmeal…

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Oh yes, I cracked an egg in there. I look at it as making an oat filled custard for breakfast.

  • 1/2 cup oats, milk, water
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 chopped gala apple
  • cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • peanut butter
  • maple spread

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Plus a glass of Happy Planet Extreme Green juice. Which, by the way, I found at Real Canadian Superstore for $2.99/1L bottle. That’s the price you usually find the single servings for! My store sells the 1L for $4.99 when not on sale. Costco isn’t even as cheap as Real Canadian. Can you tell I was a bit excited?

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Sorry for the lack of interesting breakfast photos. It started pouring rain while I was out there, and I was trying to not drown my camera and myself.

So back to the egg. I pretty much couldn’t tell it was in there. I think the bowl was a bit creamier and more cohesive, but taste wise, it didn’t taste eggy. I may have to make “Hide The Egg” Oatmeal more often.

While the rain continued to fall, I stayed inside, reading, interwebbing, and digesting, with plans on going to the gym. I ran some errands first, and by the time I was done that, the rain had stopped, and the sun was shining. Going to the gym was much less appealing, so I went for a hilly walk instead. Much better to be outdoors.

Proof the sun was shining? Check out my lunch photos.

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Lunch was a “clean out the fridge/cupboards” deal. We were amassing way too many containers of leftovers. It needed to be brought under control…so we can refill the fridge with different leftovers 😉

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I mixed up the last of the pasta salad with a little mayo and added some cheddar cheese.

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Kale chips and a piece of toasted cheese & garlic bread spread with caramelized onion hummus rounded out the plate.

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Oh, how I enjoyed this lunch. Especially that hummus. It is my new favourite for sure. Thank you Costco!

Shortly after lunch (which was probably eaten at 3 pm – I slept in today), I had to get ready for work. Working over the dinner hour = packed food.

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The highlight was my container of fruit – a perfectly ripe mango, plus the best local BC strawberries I’ve had all season. Phenomenal.

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I also brought along some much less photogenic yogurt with peanut butter, and granola.

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Fortunately, no one threw out my containers today. If I ever find my good thermos in the garbage, I will be on a rampage!

Work was entertaining, with all the customers coming in, asking what items will be affected by the new sales tax (HST) coming in to BC tomorrow. Generally speaking, food is not taxed at all, but junk food like pop, chips, candy, and chocolate is. These items use to be exempt from one tax, but now that they are combining our two taxes, they won’t be. It’s all very complicated though, because there are a ton of exceptions to the rules. Like one that has been brought up in the media here alot – soy and rice milks are supposed to be taxed, while cow milk is not. The reasoning being that it’s not really milk, and that the exemption rules are based on the “average consumer”, who would buy cow milk. It all seems a bit convoluted. Especially when I checked every time someone bought soy/rice/almond milk today – there’s no tax on it right now, so I wonder if the media is wrong, or if it’s going to go up tomorrow.

Now that I’ve completely bored you with the wonders of our taxation system in BC, let’s get back to food, shall we?

After work, I did some shopping, came home, and had a hankering for popcorn.

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You can’t tell from the photo, but I seasoned it with dill, garlic, and onion powder. Yummy!

And now, I have stayed up too late, and need to get to bed. Someone has to work at 8 am. Day 8 in a row. At least it’s a stat holiday – extra money in my pocket. Night!

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7 Comments on “Hide The Egg”

  1. July 1, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    That new tax sounds…interesting. Blog world is so saturated with almond/rice/hemp/soy milk drinkers that I had to think about that for a second but they’re right, to the average consumer doesn’t typically buy that. I wish we had a junk food tax – it could help with a lot of our problems!

  2. July 1, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    So Happy Canada Day! I’m far from my hometown of Calgary, Alberta… which means today isn’t a holiday. That doesn’t stop me from wishing everyone at work a happy Canada Day. It’s fun to confuse them. 😉

    I appreciate the West Coast updates! BC isn’t Alberta, but it’s good enough for me.

    On topic, I was shopping in Illinois the other day. They had TWO tax rates. For “non-essential” grocery items, they charged 10 percent tax; for “essential” items they charged 2.5 percent tax. Here in Wisconsin, we tax 5.1 percent or nothing… it’s much simpler.

  3. July 1, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    oh wow i was just gonna ask “did u taste the egg” but thats fantastic if u couldnt really tell it was in there.. and even cooler that u went ahead and cracked it in there even tho ur not an egg fan! theyre so healthy that sometimes its worth it to just go for it and try to find a way to love them. i hated fish growing up yet always had a strong salmon craving which i realize was the omega 3’s my body wanted. i tried flax but it didnt seem to lessen the craving. but i find if i have a salmon salad with mayo i really love it, i had to force myself to eat i quickly aquired a taste for it.

    xoxo ❤

  4. July 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    This HST business just has me completely annoyed. The rep fees for Noah’s hockey went up $175!!! And it was already expensive enough. I think some parents that were *just* able to put their kids into sports, music, etc may not be able to afford it anymore. That’s a real bummer. And gas? Don’t even get me started. Last night it was $.097.6, this morning, $103.4! Ugh! End of rant. 😉

    About the eggs in oats, I think they help puff the oats up some, no?

  5. July 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    Ugh, they better not put it on the non-dairy milks! That isn’t fair at all. The gas price is making me really sad too and it already jumped from 114.9 to 117.9. Helloo! I’m a poor student and can’t afford ridiculous prices like that! It’s only the beginning of summer too so the prices are going to go up even more. 😦

  6. July 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Ugh to HST, so frustrating! I don’t even want to see how high my grocery bill will be now. I love your fresh yogurt combos – I need to get a decent thermos so I can bring yogurt to go more often.

  7. July 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    I’ve seen so many people use eggs in their oatmeal–you may have convinced me to try it for myself!

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