Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Cliff Hanger

Hello bloggies! I hope your weekend was wonderful!

I had some good eats (and some not so good eats) but unfortunately my camera isn't cooperating. Rather, it seems like its on the last leg and so it decided to eat my yummy food pictures. Either that or it completely bleached some out (like most of the ones from today). Clearly, this calls for a new camera in the near future.

Thankfully I managed to save some pictures from my breakfast - a beloved Green Monster:

Today I tried to make my Green Monster especially smooth! For two people I used one banana, about 4 inches of a cucumber, one tablespoon of flax seeds, two cups of Almond Breeze, a heaping handful of kale, and another heaping handful of spinach, topped off with about 1 1/2 cups of slightly defrosted mango.

After a couple of minutes of blending my wonderful Green Monster looked like this:

I thought it looked wonderful and tasted especially fresh. :o) And that's when the boy dropped a bombshell - he does not like cucumbers!!!

I was shocked! We've been together for two and a half years, we eat together everyday, I cook for the both of us. And this is the first I've heard of a dislike for cucumbers! In fact he dislikes them so much that this was the first Green Monster that go no love from the boy. To remedy the situation I added 1/3 of a cup of fat-free plain yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. I then re-mixed all of the ingredients and everyone was happy!

Much of the day was spent waiting for the boy's parents and nephew to arrive. They were picking him up on their way to visit the boy's brother in Alberta. Unfortunately they were delayed by avalanches (!!) and a serious accident on the highway.

Of course the boy and I were waiting for them to show up and started to get quite worried. We were originally supposed to have eaten lunch together but somehow the boy talked me into going into KFC. I had their grilled chicken burger. In the end I ate only the bottom later of bread with what looked to be about 1/5 of a chicken breast.

Needless to say I was mungry! So when the boy's family suggested that we drive to a ski resort town (over an hour away) to eat at one of my favourite restaurant's, I jumped at the chance. Except that when we got there it was closed! :o( So the boy and his family headed back to Alberta and I drove back the other way towards home.

As it turns out there was basically nowhere to eat. By this point it was 5pm and all I'd eaten during the day was a Green Monster and about 1/5 of a chicken breast. Eventually I started to hiccup (I hiccup when I'm really hungry - lol :oP). The first restaurant I hit was a Chinese buffet place so I went in. There was very little I could eat there so I filled up on a plateful of asparagus in black bean sauce, steamed broccoli, tomatoes, and about 1/3 of a cup of fried rice.

So unfortunately my eating day wasn't the best but I'm going to make up for it!!!

How you ask? By adapting
The Fitnessista's Almond Macaroon recipe!

I tried it earlier in the week and they turned out wonderful! Want a preview?

If like me, you don't have a dehydrator and can't find coconut oil then this one's for you!!!
Stay tuned for the recipe tomorrow . . .

Nighty night bloggies - and here's to a wonderful week with lots of yummy food pics! :o)


Sharon said...

Sorry to hear the restaurant was closed!!!

A Toronto girl out West said...



There will be other times though . . . everything I've had there has been wonderful! They make some awesome salads that they top with smoked Gouda!

lol I'd go back for that alone!

PS: Thanks for dropping by - I think this is your first time commenting! :o)

HangryPants said...

I am excited for the recipe because I don't have a dehydrator!

A Toronto girl out West said...


lol Yeah I heard so many raves about the raw macaroons I finally decided to see if it could work without a dehydrator! And it can! :o)

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

I kind of figured you could make them without a dehydrator, but hadn't got around to trying myself. I'm looking forward to your instructions, because I love me some coconut!

A Toronto girl out West said...


You can! It's really straight forward . . . I was really happy they turned out!

Having said that I just ordered a couple of raw cookbooks (so to speak) and I may buy a dehydrator in the future. When I know what they taste like dehydrated I will likely tweak this to mimic the outcome.

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