Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Wanderings - A Recap (Part I)

Hola bloggies!

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good but on the whole I have to confess it went by much too quickly!

The fiance and I had Saturday off together which was lovely! Especially because this Friday I'm flying out to Vancouver. I'll be there for barely a couple of days before heading up to Whistler for a week of work stuff. It sounds relaxing and all but I actually think it will be quite a lot of work. Still I'm looking forward to seeing my girls, seeing some pretty sights, and indulging in some yummy eats.

But enough about what is to come - how about we re-cap what just happened instead? Let's . . .

Friday started off as most of my days do - with a Green Monster! :o) You'll note I don't include yogurt in my myriad of ingredients anymore. I've been trying to make subtle reductions in my calorie intake here and there.

I figure little changes can make a big difference over a long period of time! :o) Oh and I guess I should mention that the ingredients you see are always for two people and end up making a whole blender-full! It's good amount of Green Monster goodness!

Oh one thing I should mention - now that I don't put yogurt in my shakes I've noticed they don't fill me as much! Boo!! :o( Maybe I just need to get used to a little less in terms of calorie intake. Intuitive eating and all!

Lunch was a special treat on a Friday:

My yummy eats were made up of take-out sushi from the grocery store, a cup full of granny smith apples (paired with a small amount of caramel dip - yummers), and a cup of green tea (not pictured. After eating I took a bit of time to start reading "Jessica Z" my blogger book club selection. Thus far it's a really good book - I can't wait to see how it all plays out!

A little later in the afternoon I got to thinking about some packages I needed to mail out. I figured work was a pretty good place to find some suitable boxes . . . so I went hunting for one! Soon enough I came across the box that Honest Foods had used to ship me my samples. It was nicely padded with paper and a bit of bubble wrap so it seemed perfect. But then I noticed there looked to be something inside the bubble wrap. Imagine my surprise when I discovered more samples!!!!!!!!!!!! :oO

I was positively jumping up and down! I thought I had seen the last of my Honest Foods goodies - boy was I thrilled I was wrong!!!! :oD

I hadn't eaten very much all day so I decided to snack on one of these babies while cooking dinner. I chose the Cran Lemon Zest bar. It reminded me a lot of the pomegranate plank but without the peanuts. Perfect for allergic little-old-me! lol

I'm still super impressed by the lovely quality of the Honest Foods products. The bars are more cookie-like than the planks. Probably better for carrying around in a purse or nibbling on after a gym workout or run!

Dinner saw the return of a favourite from last week - a stir-fry made with tempeh and paired with some turmeric flavoured brown basmati:

This is currently my favourite dish!!! I love it and think it's yummier than meat could ever be. Unfortunately, the fiance doesn't enjoy it nearly as much . . . he really doesn't care for the texture. Something about it requiring way too much chewing.

Maybe if I cut it in smaller pieces? But then again I don't think that will do the trick. I think maybe I'll just have to start cooking tempeh for me and chicken or beef for the fiance. That's alright - more tempeh for me!! lol :oP

Okay bloggies - it's late so I'm going to hit the sack (I have to get up early to prep for a trial). Stay tuned for part two of my weekend recap featuring more wanderings in the Rocky Mountains.

Make sure to read the blog tomorrow morning for a VERY exciting announcement!

Buenas noches bloggies! :o)


Run Sarah said...

I hope Whistler is fun! I havent been up there for ages! Excited for the announcement tomorrow :)

Leah said...

I love love love the Cran Lemon Zest bar!!

And I love how you write "the fiancé and I..." eeek, so cute.

Can't wait for the announcement!

Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now

A Toronto girl out West said...

Run Sarah,

This will actually be my 1st time there - all the other times I've tried to go problems on the Sea to Sky have prevented me from doing so!


It was seriously good but I think the Apple Ginger one stole my heart!!! lol :o)

lol And yeah it's so cool to call him the fiance! lol

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

Yay for Whistler. I too haven't been up there in quite some time - probably 4 or 5 years? Hopefully the highway cooperates for you.

And I keep looking at the 7 Grain Tempeh in the freezer section when I go into Lifestyles, and I keep thinking I should pick it up, but again yesterday, I looked at it, then decided not to. One of these days...

A Toronto girl out West said...


Yeah I hope the weather will be lovely so I can take in the views! :o)

And you should just bite the bullet and go for the Tempeh! The worst that can happen is you hate it but you may love it (like moi!)!