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I spoil myself…

For those of you foodies, you know how expensive a trip to Whole Foods, or Capers might be. Well this week I was out job hunting and I found myself outside Capers, and I knew I would go in…

And I did. Look at some of the loot I picked up!

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Some raw cocoa nibs, nutritional yeast, and greek yogurt. Yum.

Of course I had a snack of one today:


Look at how thick it is!

Of course I did eat it from a bowl! And I topped it with some peanut butter, cocoa powder and some agave. And something interesting happened…

I wanted to melt the peanut butter a bit, make it more pliable for mixing… And I burnt it!


Did you know you could burn peanut butter? In a microwave? I didn’t! Lol. Oh well, it worked fine.

Today I did a little “real” shopping and spoiled myself with new shoes, a sports bra, jacket and bikini! I didn’t mean to buy so much, but it sort of happened. *blush*

What has everyone else been up to this weekend? Anything exciting?

PS Storm the wall is tomorrow, hopefully I can get some photos and recap the race for you!


Filed under food, Fun, school

Another Weekend gone + Review!

And it’s once again sunday night.

I started my day with toast and pb. Which I of course forgot to take a picture of… sigh, I seem to be bad at that. I do have a question for people, once you upload pictures to wordpress, do you have to keep them on your computer? I feel like I’m taking DOZENS of pictures and I’m not sure I want to keep them all on my hard drive… 😉

I was excited to try something new today:


Yesterday I picked up some Vega Products. Vega was invented by Brendan Brazier, a (local!) professional triathlete who also happens to be vegan. I’ve recently read his book Thrive (for a second time) and I really like the concept behind his food philosophy. I am hoping to try some of the recipes from his book actually, but just haven’t had time! Plus some of the ingredients are a little $$$, and being a poor student I just can’t spend the extra cash on “better” food.

I wasn’t too sure… Smoothie add ins are never really my thing. But I mixed it up with one cup of milk, one large banana and purred until smooth (this took a while, because the banana just didn’t want to de-chunkify).

My verdict:
–  tasted a little bit “grassy”. I can’t lie, it bothered me, but only a little bit. Actually the chocolate was helpful.
– Slight chalky texture. But not that bad.
– Wow. I did feel an instant boost in energy. I was in the middle of a 5hour study marathon with my friend Ally, and honestly it totally got me through the rest. I wasn’t expecting it to work so well.

Would I use it again?
yeah actually I think I would. It was pretty good and the fact that I felt immediate effect was really neat. I have one more to try: vanilla chai. We’ll see how it is.

The rest of my eats today:




Plus about 10 dried dates and a little more pb. 😉

I also ran about 10k. But it was broken into 4 on my own in the morning, then 6 after the study marathon with my friend Ally.

Right now I’m just chilling and watching Must Love Dogs. It’s cute and it’s on TV, who could ask for more?

I’m hoping to maybe study a little more tonight… But night just doesn’t work for studying for me.

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 Look where I went today:


I bought these (because I keep reading about them here, and I’ve wanted to try them Forever!)


I also bought some of this:


I might not do some pumpkin oats a la Kath. But I do like me some pumpkin muffins and some pumpkin biscotti.

And I’ve taken care of a couple washrooms:



yeah Operation Beautiful.

Tomorrow I’m going to a farm! I hope it’s fun.


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