Saturday in the kitchen

I woke around 6.30am and thought about doing a workout. I debated with myself and was inspired by Lisa at Bike Bake Blog who not only exercises on cold Winter mornings – but leaves the house to do so. Finally I got into my exercise clothes and did my red carpet ready workout. Since I really didn’t want to do it I just did one of the short SAS-E workouts. Loved it and as always felt great afterwards.

Of course, then it was time for a green smoothie. One day I’ll have to make him one of his own.
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Around 8.30am I had some cruskits with spreadable cheese.

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I spent the morning in the kitchen – cleaning out the fridge/freezer and pantry and doing fun jobs like window sills and skirting boards. I did have a break around 11am for a babybell cheese and banana.

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While I was in the kitchen I made some lemon cookies (as we have loads of lemons on our tree). Amy snapped this photo just after I’d wrapped the dough to place in the fridge.

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By the time I finished the kitchen, vaccumed downstairs and help Kevin remodel the chicken yard it was well after 1pm and time for lunch. Amy and Kevin had jaffles but I opted for a salad – using the last of the rice balls. Love these and will need to make a trip to only organic store in Wollongong to restock after our holiday.

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I spent the afternoon finally getting our plans typed up into tripit. I drank way too many cups of tea and around 4pm prepared a cheese platter to share with Kevin. I forgot to take a photo but it looked pretty much like the one I had yesterday but with a few other types of cheese. My legs were starting to feel a bit sore so I know I’ll be feeling it in the morning.

Dinner was homemade pizza on pita bread I found when cleaning out the freezer. Kevin didn’t want pizza so he had spaghetti on toast. My pizza had BBQ sauce, corn, tomato, pineapple and cheese.

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Tonight we watched Elizabeth – the virgin Queen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many dead bodies, war and blood as I’ve seen in the last few weeks while we’ve watched all these historical shows and documentaries in preparation for our trip.

Later Kevin announced he felt like some chocolate so Amy divided up the block of Cadbury’s (fair trade) that was in the fridge. Loved how she served it in our little dishes. I definitely do {heart} chocolate.

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Blissful Friday

Suffered a disturbed sleep after waking up at 1.3am so woke up feeling rather groggy at 6.30am. Not enough time to do the red carpet ready workout I had planned but still time to do one of the SAS-E workouts that take around 20mins. When I was finished the girls decided they were ready for breakfast so I had my green smoothie with them.

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Then it was time to shower, referee the girls arguements, and get ready to head out the door. Since breakfast had been so early and I wouldn’t be home until after 12pm I packed a snack to have later.

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We arrived at school just after the bell had gone. I helped with reading for half an hour then had my wrap (mountain bread with hummus, cheese, cucumber and spouts) in the car on the way to the beauticians, where I had a very relaxing manicure and pedicure. Bliss!!

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Then on the way home I ate the tropical muffin. Which, of course, meant I wasn’t hungry for lunch right away. When I did eventually get around to lunch I whipped up some stir fried veggies with tofu and pineapple, served on some brown rice. Boy was this good. And totally appropriate for this chilly day.

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This must have been spot on because I didn’t even think about eating again until 4.30pm (lunch had been around 1.30pm). It still amazes me that after all these years I am finally learning it’s possible to go hours without food!! I still wasn’t real hungry but knew I’d need something before dinner so I had a bowl of soup.

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Dinner was a veggie snitzel with homemade “fries” and veg. I ate it all but was rather full at the end. Think it will be end of my days eats.

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Home made dressing delight

Had a lovely morning walk with the dogs followed by the upper body part of my workout. Then came a green smoothie – using freshly ground flaxseeds cortesy of my new grinder.

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After dropping the girls at school I had a cup of tea and a slice of grainy bread with hummus.

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Spent the morning doing random jobs around the house. Lunch was a salad with egg…and homemade dressing. I finally got around to making a honey mustard dressing with equal parts (1 tbsp) dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and lemon juice from Kath Eats Real Food.I fully expected not to like it – after all I do like a creamy dressing – but this was REALLY good.

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Afternoon tea – a cup of tea and a chocolate muffin (homemade this morning and on the healthy side).

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This afternoons snack was pita bread with cheese, hummus, carrot and sprouts. Yum!!

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Served with tea, of course.

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Tonights dinner was a lentil bake. I’ve made it before and I love it. But unfortunately I’m the only one who does…

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You can find the recipe at Attic 24. If you like lentils you’ll love it. I even forgot the peanuts and it still tasted great. Real comfort food.

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And lastly…

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