Terrific Thursday

Woke up this morning feeling very much like my normal self (but with a runny nose and croaky voice). I was going to take the dogs on a walk but then thought I could take them on walk after dropping the girls at school. Much better than braving the cold morning air.

I went downstairs for a cup of tea, showered, dressed and had some breakfast. I finally got around to eating 1/2 of the breakfast cookie I made the other day. It was a little on the dry side but still okay.

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I got my bag all packed with water for both myself and the dogs… and I threw in a nut bar just in case.

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We had a fantastic walk, which you can read all about here. It took us about an hour and ten minutes and I was exhausted and happy at the end. Will definitely do this again.

Came home and enjoyed a green smoothie.

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I then got busy in the kitchen – making potato and leek soup, zucchini slice (for tonights dinner) and some of Angela’s Tropical Muffins.

Lunch was the last of the Mushroom Rissoto.

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Had an easy afternoon. Enjoyed some soup for afternoon tea.

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Followed by the last of the oatmeal cookies.

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and a handful of tiny teddies…

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The girls had singing lessons this afternoon. I wanted something when I was out but knew dinner was ready when we got home. Just had to prep some veggies.

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Supper was, predictably, a tropical muffin. Oh, and a smidge of lemon fudge.

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Feeling blah

I still felt very blah when I woke up this morning so reluctantly I gave any up on any thoughts of an early morning walk. Instead I cuddled with my pup, eventually getting up for a cup of tea, some cruskits with spreadable cheese and my laptop.

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We were able to have a slow morning as the girls had a 10.15am doctors appointment and didn’t have to race off to school. I had the breakfast cookie in the fridge ready to eat but I wasn’t feeling it this morning. Luckily Kevin had been given some garden fresh spinach so I was able to make a nutritious green smoothie.

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Eventually we had to leave for the girls appointment for swine flu vaccination. I had to resort to bribing Christy with a chocolate if she had the needle so we had to visit the chemist. It was here I spotted some m&ms – which I had been craving since seeing them on someones blog. I bought some to enjoy later :-).

I dropped the girls off at school and happily headed home. I did a few necessary chores and made some oatmeal raisin cookies. I have a sneaking¬† suspicion Tina is also responsible for the m&m’s.While they were cooking I had a banana.

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Yes, I know it looks rather brown and past its best but these organic banana are still always great on the inside.

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Eventually I felt like some lunch. I wanted something super nutritious (to help fight this cold) and had been seeing roast brocolli all over the health food blogs so decided to try some today. I popped the brocolli and some brown rice bites in the oven. When they were cooked I microwaved some leftover quinoa and some snow peas. Served with some organic BBQ sauce. Yummy!!!

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Oh, and the cookies turned out great. I sampled one to see what it was like – oh, boy, they are good!

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The rest of the afternoon was spent on the lounge with my laptop and a box of tissues. Kevin also ended up at home early as he’s suffering with the “man flu”. This, of course, meant I had to share my m&ms – which is probably a good thing.

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When the girls got home from school I sat with Amy and had some afternoon tea – mountain bread with hummus, grated cheese, grated carrot and home-grown sprouts.

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While putting away Christy’s hi-fibre (white) bread the end piece proved too tempted and I enjoyed it with a bit of butter.

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Dinner tonight was Mushroom Risotto – comfort food with plenty of nutritious veg. It’s old, old recipe (I think from Weight Watchers) but it’s been some time since I made it. You can find the recipe here.

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I finished the night with a cup of tea and an oatmeal cookie. I feel better tonight so I’m hoping to be back to normal in the morning.

Weekend Food Fog

Okay… we’re not going to dwell on how bad eating was over the weekend and i hardly took any photos – so I’ll just give some highlights.

Lunch on Saturday was leftover pizza..dinner was tacos made with TVP…

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Sunday was Mothers Day. I was bought tea and freshly baked cookies in bed. I didn’t eat all of these mind you :-).

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Later we had breakfast…

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my portion..

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We then headed off for a day at Belgenny Farm. Lots of fun but nothing proper for me (being vegetarian) to eat so I kind of snacked…

an icee…

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chocolate covered strawberries…

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and some cookies in the car on the way home. Needless to say I rather starving when we got home at 4pm so enjoyed some cheese and crackers.

Later I dug out some fried rice from the freezer which we enjoyed for dinner.

 

Simple Saturday

Very hard to get out of bed again this morning (hands and feet sore and swollen again) but I did. And I even managed to talk Kevin into coming for a walk with me and dogs this morning. It was nice to have some human company and good chance for us to have a chat.

I made the girls some French Toast for breakfast and decided to have a slice myself. We have ours the Scottish way – with tomato ketchup. Yum.

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I then got busy in the kitchen – making bread (for the girls lunch), some lemon cookies and hummus. Christy had a friend over to play and Amy occupied herself on the computer.

Mid-morning I had a cup of tea , a banana and slice of banana cake. I’m trying to teach myself I don’t have to have a cake/cookie with every cup of tea!

I was playing with my new DSLR (Kevin’s spare camera) and the camera was set right so the photos are VERY yellow!

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Lunch today was a salad with egg and the homemade hummus.

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Amy photographed her lunch today as well. She must have been hungry when she prepared this but only ate 3/4.

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This afternoon I played on the computer – working on our holiday plans. I sampled a few of the lemon cookies

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and later served some hummus with turkish bread and veggie chips for Kevin & I to munch on.

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After a spa and more computer time we had another easy dinner of leftover Mushroom and Potato soup with a chunk of homemade bread. So hard to get decent lighting at the dinner table when it’s dark outside.

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I hadn’t planned on having ice-cream tonight but when I had to dish some out for Christy I weakened and did a bowl for myself. Tonight I grated a block of Cadbury fairtrade choc. which was SOOO yummy on the ice cream.

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