Well, today has been a lazy day, as it usually is on Sundays for most university students. At least I got a good workout, if I hadn’t, I would’ve felt like I lost the whole day. I got up quite early for a Sunday (8:30 AM). 🙂 I had a VERY random breakfast. 😛 I cooked some egg whites with mushrooms but almost burned the eggs, so I served them with salsa and it was actually pretty good! (I’m going to spare you, I didn’t take a picture.) With that, I also had a small piece of butternut squash I had cooked in the oven on Saturday.
It’s sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg, so it almost tastes like dessert!!
With some very cold water + lime juice. 🙂 I also had 3/4 of a fresh plum (bf had the rest :P) AAAAAAAND……… TEA!!!! I have a confession to make : I’m addicted to tea! I have ten different kinds (only of loose leaf, I also have many more tea bags) and am always wanting more. 😉
This morning : Cinnamon chai!
The one on the left is from a local coffee roasting business, it’s a plain tea with no added flavours. The one on the right is a Rooibos tea with cinnamon, cloves & citrus oil, from David’s tea (where most of my teas come from, I’m sure I’m their biggest client :P)
From Teaopia in Ottawa, Cactus fig green tea, Coconut cream green tea, and Rise ‘N Shine herbal tea.
Organic Pu’erh ginger, a caffeine-free fermented tea, and organic matcha (green tea powder).
Pitta Ayurvedic, a herbal tea that tastes delicious. Ayurvedic is apparently some old medicine that uses plants to balance areas of the body. This one is supposedly for anger + other bad emotions, I just chose it because it smelled the best!
And finally, Chocolate chili chai, an amazing black tea, + organic green maté. Yerba maté has plenty of vitamins and helps to regulate hunger.
After my (2) cups of tea, I read blogs and stayed on the computer pretty much until lunch! Had this snack + carrots with Sweet potato hummus sometimes in-between.
Now for dinner…
This weird-looking plate contains some “pan-fried” potatoes (steamed, leftovers from yesterday), red onions and kale (cooked in a bit of coconut oil) and some leftover “samosas” filling made with sweet potato and red lentils. Wow, I ate so many different kinds of potatoes this weekend, and usually I don’t really eat them much more than once every two weeks!
To finish off that tasty meal, I cut a banana in four and spread 100% peanut butter (no sugar, salt or preservatives added) and sprinkled it with nutmeg!
Later in the evening, the bf and I went to the gym and I did 30 min on the elliptical with random resistance (switches every 10 sec.), some leg raises and my arm workout (with a barbell). My arm workout consists of 4 exercises that target all the muscles in the arm and shoulder, I might explain it into more detail in a upcoming post. I do the arm workout approximately every other day.
Supper didn’t survive long enough for a picture session, my bf and I were so starved after the gym, plus it was late. I made some spelt + kamut protein pancakes (1 cup of mix that contains spelt, kamut and baking powder, 1 1/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1 scoop soy unflavored protein powder.) We topped them with light smoked salmon cream cheese, and had baby bok choy on the side. We finished it off with a small piece of butternut squash for dessert. 🙂
Wow, it does take a lot of time to write up a post, I still have work to finish for a class and it’s 10:30 PM, so goodnight peeps!
I thought I would start by showing a few random things that are on my camera, since I haven’t really started taking pictures regularly.
This is some homemade veggie pizza I made a few weeks ago. I started with a flatbread (this is one made with white flour, I only buy the whole wheat ones now), toasted it for a few minutes on a baking sheet in the oven (at 350), added canned pizza sauce (I took the healthiest kind, without added oil. I need to start making my own instead!), spinach (my favorite pizza topping!), thinly sliced green peppers & onions, green olives, and sprinkled it with a bit of feta and mozzarella cheeses. Then, I popped it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is all melted and the crust is starting to brown. Delicious!
This is some kind of curry my aunt ordered while at a Thai restaurant in Ottawa almost 3 months ago… Went there to celebrate Christmas with the family! It was just so pretty served in that pineapple, I just had to take a picture!
In early December, a fence fell onto my car because of heavy rain and winds during the night 😦 Fortunately, there was no dent, just a bit of bird poop…
My good old Echo!! hahaha…
Well, I’m off to bed now, thanks for reading!
I’m thinking this blog will be mainly about food, since I’ve been reading so many foodie blogs, and I guess I’ve become one of them! 😀 I also chose the name of the blog because I really love a huge variety of veggies and could probably survive off them for the rest of my life. 😉 I am a vegetarian but do eat fish, eggs or dairy once in a while but can also have a few fully vegan days in a row. I don’t really like labels but just to be clear to everyone, I will never eat meat! 🙂
I could also talk about fitness and other random things I’m thinking about or researching to try to live a better and healthier life! I’m a university student, and have discovered that I love learning about things that passionate me.
Oh and by the way, my first language is French, so pardon me if there are a few mistakes. I’ve always been very good at spelling, but might make a few typos once in a while, I’m only human!
If anyone has any tips or comments, never be afraid to leave them, they will be highly appreciated!
Well, I’m off for now, and I’m sure I’ll be dreaming about what to write next!
Have a nice evening peeps!