Retro Blogging

Life has been keeping me from blogging lately, and at times it really bugs me. I don’t want to give up on the blog, but I also know I have to prioritize all of the projects that I’m currently juggling, and sometimes that means putting my little home on the web on the back burner. Sadly, it has also meant my camera has been collecting dust on the shelf, and my creativity in the kitchen has taken a nosedive. But today it was sunny, and I had a leisurely morning before work, so I decided to go back to my food blogging roots and document a whole day’s worth of eats.

 

Breakfast

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After finally getting the chance to sleep in this week (even if only a couple hours), I made my way out of bed to put together a warm, nourishing breakfast. This obviously meant a bowl full of oatmeal.

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I call it Coconut Raspberry Truffle Oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • splash of vanilla
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • raspberries (for topping)

Cook up the first 7 ingredients on the stove top until you have reached your desired consistency. Then top with the coconut milk and more raspberries. Dig in with a spoon and enjoy!

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That bowl of deliciousness was followed by a brisk walk around the neighbourhood, a shower, and then some baking. What did I bake?

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Mystery muffins! You’ll just have to come back to find out, now won’t you?

 

Lunch

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Since I didn’t think a dozen muffins was really appropriate for lunch (despite their chocolatey goodness), I whipped up something quick and easy to enjoy while I watched the early Canucks hockey game before heading off to work.

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Microwave a small sweet potato, slice in half, and top with cottage cheese and salsa. It’s almost too simple to even qualify as a recipe. But the flavour combination is excellent – sweet, salty, spicy all in one. Plus you get a good helping of fibre and protein to fill you up and keep you going.

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I went with this Trader Joe’s Spicy Smoky Peach Salsa which added a nice dimension of flavour to the meal. Really, I think pretty much any salsa would be great here.

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Snack

As I mentioned, I had to work this afternoon. It was a weird shift – 3:15 to 8:00 pm. I figured lunch would hold me over alright, so I just packed up a snack to take with me.

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Sliced ambrosia apple and nut butter for dipping. Not just any nut butter though…

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Almond Hazelnut Fruit & Nut Butter. It has pieces of dried cranberries and blueberries in it. Delicious! Pricey, but a fun nut butter to have on hand.

 

Dinner

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After a relatively uneventful shift at work, I was more than ready to come home and throw something together for dinner. Apparently my apple and nut butter wasn’t quite enough to tide me over, which is torture when you work in a grocery store and see all sorts of delectable treats come through your till. 

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I wasn’t really sure what I was going to make for dinner, but fortunately we had some leftover crock pot chili steak in the fridge that needed using up. If there is one thing I love, is finding a way to use up leftovers. I hate wasting food!

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I realize its not the most photogenic meal, but it was good. I reheated the steak and served it up on top of some toasted sprouted grain bread and baby spinach. Carrots and cucumber slices rounded out the meal.

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I definitely dug into one of those mystery muffins after dinner as well. Gotta make sure they taste good, right?

 

So there you have it – a whole day’s worth of eats. A decent post. Colourful meals. Variety!

 

But that’s not all…someone else wanted to say hi.

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Sienna has missed the paprazzi following her around…

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…or maybe not.

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Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Chocolate, Dinner, Fruit, Lunch, Recipe, Sienna, Snack, Whole Grain

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5 Comments on “Retro Blogging”

  1. March 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Love the idea of adding coconut milk on top of the oats rather than mixed in–I bet you get a fuller sense of the coconut flavor that way!

  2. March 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    OM nom nom. Those muffins look delicious! So does your lunch and breakfast. Got a recipe for those muffins?
    I know what you mean about blogging; so much going on in the “real world” right now.

  3. March 8, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I feel the same way about my blog. too preoccupied to keep it up but not ready to pull the plug on it entirely. what to do what to do!?!?
    good looking eats… your crock pot chili steak looks deliciously interesting… tell me more!

  4. March 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    I hear you…it’s a lot to do, on top of everything else. I love your updates (especially when Sienna is included), sporadic as they may be 🙂

  5. March 9, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    I’ve got that nut butter, too. Snagged it on sale a while back! And I hear ya on blogging needing to take a backseat sometimes. I’ve been lucky to post once a week the past few months! C’est la vie, right? Have a great one!!

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