Tropical Muffins

Kevin and Amy were off for a day painting his office but they were kind enough to wait till I got back from the gym. Before I left I had a snack of corn thins with cottage cheese. I wasn’t really in the mood to eat just yet but knew it would be best before such an intense workout.

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a Saturday morning and I surprised to have the cardio room to myself. It was just after opening at 7am but I was still suprised. I did 20min on the elliptical and 20mins on the bike. Back home I cooled down and had a shower. Around 9am Christy woke up so I made her some french toast for breakfast and I had an egg on toast with a cup of tea.

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Since breakfast had been so late I didn’t bother with a morning snack, instead I had a very punctual lunch of leftover salad, a heaping of hummus, a boiled egg and slice of turkish bread.

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I really thought I’d be wanting to eat today but I wasn’t bothered. I had some grapes around 3pm.

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Then around 4pm a tropical muffin as seen on Oh She Glows. Yummy and healthy! Kevin and Amy enjoyed them too.

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Around 5.30pm I was hungry but with dinner time fast approaching I decided on a green smoothie as I was a bit low of fruit & veg today.

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Of course, then I didn’t get hungry again. Amy had eaten around 6pm and Kevin wasn’t feeling too well so eventually around 7pm I decided to have my dinner. It was Mexican Rice – brown rice, TVP, corn, black beans and seasoning- topped with tomato and some sour cream. It was a little bland though and I didn’t really enjoy it much. I ate about 2/3.

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Another fantastic day

Another 6am start. Before heading out the door I started a loaf of bread in the breadmaker, then set off  for a  walk with the dogs. I was rather underdressed this morning as it was quite cold outside. It was still nice but my ears hurt by the time I got back. I warmed up with a cup of tea and a couple of crusktis and spreadable cheese.

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Later I had a most unusual breakfast. A lentil pattie topped with BBQ sauce, a sprinkling of grated cheese and some tomatoe slices. Yum, yum!

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Once I dropped the girls at school (had to drive them today as both are under the weather) I headed to the gym for my cardio workout. I did 20mins on the eliptical and 20mins on the bike. It was a hard slog but I got it done and burnt up over 380cal in the process.

Came home just in time to catch the delivery man delivering my new pots :-).

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After my shower I enjoyed a green smoothie.

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The only problem with doing such a workout is that I really am quite exhausted for some time afterwards. I did manage to cook some quinoa in my new pot for todays lunch, do a bit of ironing and  I also sewed up a breadbag.

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Around 1pm I was hungry enough for lunch. I had the red quinoa I’d cooked earlier, the last of the roast vegetables and some tofu with ketsup manis (love this). I ended up leaving a bit of everything.

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Around 4pm I had some vegetable soup and corn thins with hummus.

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Then it off to the groceries while Christy was at singing lessons. Back home I was rather hungry and dinner was not quite ready, so I finished off the hummus with a handful of vegetable tortilla chips.

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Dinner tonight was Caribbean, Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Hotpot. I didn’t have any curry so used cumin. I also subbed four bean mix for the red kidney beans, and served with some basmati rice. It was delicious.

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The recipe is courtesy of Adam Guthrie of I Feel Good and I’m hoping to get permission to share the recipe. You can also subscribe to his recipes (he’s a vegan chef) on his website.

Plans gone astray

It was  a beautiful Sunday here – definitely more Summer than Autumn. I started the day with what else but a cup of tea and a piece of banana cake :-). Everyone played on their computer until Amy decided she would make us breakfast. How lucky am I? It’s not even Mothers Day till next Sunday.

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She made us scrambled eggs, tinned spaghetti and toast. Served on our special plates :-).

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We had planned to go on a bike ride and have lunch out but at about 11am I started feeling icky in the stomach and a bit light-headed. I had some cruskits with cottage cheese to see if that helped.

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It didn’t – so I tried some chocolate – thinking maybe some sugar might do the trick. It didn’t work either so we decided to stay in for the day.

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I didn’t really feel like eating but made myself have a salad (featuring falafel and homemade hummus) around 2pm.

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I did start to feel better which was good. I was able to enjoy some afternoon tea.

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We put on Avatar to watch and the girls decided they wanted popcorn. I wasn’t go to have any (since I’d already had the above) but it smelled good so I had a little bowl.

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Drizzled with a bit of melted butter…

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We ended up having a late dinner. It was new recipe tonight – tofu & noodle stir-fry – which was a bit too fiddly for a Sunday night. Amy didn’t like it. I thought it was okay. Kevin really enjoyed it.

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Made a cup of tea to have in bed with an orange chocolate bar.

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Lazy Monday

Last nights as I was reading Happy Foody and saw a new pancake recipe. Sounded like the perfect thing for tomorrows breakfast so I went and got it started.

Had a bit of a restless night and woke up with sore back. Put off doing some exercise thinking we might do something later in the day – being that it’s  public holiday for ANZAC Day and we’re all home. Had a cup of tea while reading blogs.

Around 8am I finished off the pancakes and made up a normal batch for the others or in case mine for were a flop (like the last batch of “healthy” pancakes I tried). These, however, were just beautiful. I had mine topped with some banana and maple syrup. Kevin tried one after the “normal” one and said it was pretty good too. Will definitely make these again – though I did have to add some milk to get the right consistency. They looked so good I dove in before taking a photo :-).

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Pottered around this morning while the kids and Kevin were playing games on the computer. I also helped Amy pack for the school camp she goes on tomorrow. Around 11am I had some cruskits and cheese (with a cup of tea :-)) and after an ANZAC cookie.

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I then worked on my crochet for a bit – I’m trying to make fingerless gloves!! No-one could decide what they wanted for lunch today so we all ended up with something different. Kevin had a chip (crisp) sandwich!!!, Christy a cheese roll, Amy a cheese sandwich and I had a salad (surprise, surprise) with a leftover lentil burger from last night. Also added some leftover onions – yummo!

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Spent the afternoon working my gloves – have finally got it worked out, and plans for our UK trip – now finalizing our plans for Scotland. Snack was some cheese, dip and crackers – shared with Kevin.

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Dinner tonight was a new recipe – Mexican Rice. Turned out pretty good but I’m not sure I’d make it again as it’s quite similar to other meals we have.

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And finally desert – a small bowl of ice-cream.

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Back to normal with work and school tomorrow – and housework/groceries for me!

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