Monday, June 28, 2010

Today's Food

I haven't posted my food for a while so I thought I'd do that today.  I ate a few things today I don't normally eat, but I like them so much I will definitely keep them in my diet regularly

Pre Workout - Air & Water
Post Workout - A quick protein shake with water (about 50g protein total)
Breakfast - Sprouted Quinoa with Cinnamon Apples & Coconut
Snack - Baked Sweet Potato Chips & Blue Cheese Dip
Dinner - Chicken Enchiladas
Dessert - a small slice of Chocolate Cinnamon Parsnip Cake
Snack - Green Monster Shake (since I haven't had anything green today!)

I absolutely loooove the sweet potato chips.  They're easy to make.

Sweet Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip
  • Wash the skin of the sweet potato thoroughly then slice into small disks about 1/8" thick
  • Lightly oil a baking tray and arrange the potato on top.  Lightly brush the tops of the potatoes with oil and then sprinkle sea salt and pepper over the top.  
  • Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes until the edges are browned and starting to curl a little.  
  • To make the Blue Cheese Dip cut up about 50-75g of blue cheese, place in 200g low fat cottage cheese, a little water or milk and blend with a stick blender until it's a smooth consistency.  Serve at once.

So good.  Try it out!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


A must see, but definitely not for the squeamish...  close to R18 in some places.  I pretty much wept during some parts. There are 10 parts to the documentary, after each part you can follow the link to the next part. It's about 90 minutes in total.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chicken with Corn & Feta Salsa

Here's that recipe that I mentioned the other day

I discovered something new today thanks to Angela at Oh She Glows: Coconut butter. It's as easy as putting shredded coconut in your food processor and blending for 10 minutes. I'd never even really heard about coconut butter before let alone think about making it myself. Such a good idea and it would be fantastic as a topping for various goodies.

I made some myself tonight, but I may have to make a little more tomorrow so I can fill up my jar.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I'm going for my second treatment tomorrow for my hamstring.  My physio ended up diagnosing it as a grade 1 strain so this was good news.  He thinks I'll be ready to play after a couple weeks rest and a few treatments. The first treatment wasn't actually as bad as I thought it would be.   I mean, I was gripping the table like I thought I would be and I did sweat so bad from the pain he had to change the covering on the table.... LOL....BUT, I thought it would be worse.  He went pretty hard out, putting a lot of his bodyweight onto his thumbs.  The plan is to go for my treatment, have a weight training session and a cardio session tomorrow.  I will probably go to soccer practice this week, to see how my hamstring feels.  I also need to gently start sprinting to see how the hamstring holds up later this week.  I am debating whether to play or not this Sunday - might lean towards not playing to take the time to really heal my leg.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how I was going to start meal planning.  Well, it's been going quite well actually and I'm enjoying it.  It saves the "what am I going to make for dinner tonight?" dilemma that I was encountering quite frequently  (and I'd end up having no dinner because I had no idea what to make).  It's also encouraging me to actually read through all my cookbooks and recipe magazines I have accumulated so I can figure out what to make.  I've also noticed less wastage with the fresh food I buy, because much of what I buy now is only for the meals I have already planned out.  I used to just buy what looked good or what was on special at the supermarket and try and make meals from that, but a lot of the time the food was going bad before I had a chance to actually use it!  I'm not noticing much difference in my grocery bill but eventually I hope it will reduce that a little too.  We do spend A LOT of our wages on food, because I like to eat well. I don't want to change eating well of course, but I hope that by planning and therefore only buying what I need and planning around specials that the food bill will go down.

I'm up for a day of housecleaning tomorrow.  We're having a flat inspection on Tuesday.  Although the place isn't really dirty, whenever I have inspections I try and make the place sparkling clean so the agent can't bitch at me about anything.  Often the place looks better than when I move in.  I am armed with my baking soda again!  Although I like using the stuff, it is actually more expensive to use it than regular cleaning products.  I'll see if I can find a bulk food store that sells it a bit cheaper.'

That's all for today!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baking Soda

Not only good for baking, but damn good at cleaning too.  I'd read about it time and time again being used for household cleaning and I just tried it out myself a few weeks ago.  Holy cow!... it works the same if not better than my regular household cleaners.  Not only is it effective, but it's gentle on your home and the environment.
Try it today!!

And that's all I need to say about that.

I do want to say that I'm scared to go to the physio for my hamstring on Thursday morning.  It's going to hurt so bad.  I actually hate my legs being massaged, I find it very sensitive, especially my hamstrings.  I might end up crying like a baby (I hope not).  I have another day to psych myself up for it!

Monday, June 14, 2010


I notice blogger has a new design feature in it where you can now design your own blog without choosing a set design.  Woot!  I'm going to have a go at it so stay tuned for a new design coming soon!