breakfast, dinner, lunch, nablopomo, running

Time warp

What a day! It was a very positive and uplifting kind of day. =)
I started out with a wonderful rice and veggie wrap for breakfast.
I sautéed yellow onion, orange and yellow bell pepper and white beans in a skillet with some EVOO, salt and garlic powder. I heated up some brown rice and stuffed it in a whole wheat wrap. I then topped it with avocado and hot sauce.
Full or protein, carbs and flavor – a great meal!
Around noon I started to feel a chocolate craving coming on. It had been a while since I made my CCB’s so I immediately started prepping for this wonderful treat.
Here is the original recipe. Today I toasted the coconut and added a small dollop of peanut butter. Mmmmm these are so good! AND healthy!
I had two. Quality control! 😉
When Marc came home this afternoon from a meeting I decided to lace up and go for a run. It had been POURING all morning long, but luckily the clouds broke and the sun came out. I had a great run!
I was in such a positive mood when I arrived back at home. It’s amazing how exercise helps your entire well being.
I showered, then we went grocery shopping. We were both starving so we stopped and ate terriyaki before entering the store. As you can see, I never ate lunch before my run at 2:30. Only my protein packed breakfast and healthy CCB’s. It was 4:30 before I ate!
Tip: BAD idea to shop when you are hungry! I have made that mistake too many times!
I ordered Tofu Terriyaki with brown rice.
And a TON of sriracha hot sauce!
I was only able to eat half, so I packed up the rest to take home. Leftovers, YESSSS!
I settled for something light for dinner: half of an orange and a bowl of shredded wheat, topped with strawberries and almond milk
This orange was so sweet and juicy! I cannot wait to eat more tomorrow!DSC05720


breakfast, dinner, nablopomo, oatmeal, recipe

Reaching in

Good morning!
Here I am. Blogging at 5:30 in the morning. Wow. A sight that NEVER is seen! I ended up falling asleep on the couch last night and never woke up to go to bed until 5:00 this morning, TV still on. I sat up and saw that it was light out and immediately I was awake. I know I am going to be one tired mama this afternoon.
Here are some oats that I just HAD to share with you!
PB, J & B Oats

  • 1 serving of oats
  • 1 small banana cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jam of your choice, I used strawberry

Cook oats to your liking; then add all of the ingredients on top of the hot oats! Easy peasy!

Speaking of strawberries – Look what I was able to harvest yesterday!
Juicy, sweet… nothing says summer like fresh picked strawberries!
Now if Seattle could only start to see some sun the rest of my strawberries would ripen! It has been non-stop raining the past 10 days or so. I’ve been lucky to get in my runs in between clouds but it really puts a damper on the entire day.
I did a 4 mile run yesterday – it wasn’t my best run by any means. I had zero energy and ended up walking for a few minutes. BUT at least I got out there and did some miles. I had a few Mary’s Crackers with hummus for lunch then went on my run at about 3:30. Oh well – you win some, you lose some.
I showered as soon as I arrived back home, then proceeded to eat the first thing I saw in the fridge. I was starving!
Veggie Pizza? Oh yes please! This was leftover from the weekend. We ordered a few pizzas from Papa Murphy’s – mine share was a gourmet veggie with no cheese. DELISH! It had spinach, zucchini, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and tomato sauce. I really needed basil so I had a side of my cashew spread and dobbed a little on each bite I took. Mmmmmm…
This is a great vegan option! A basic dough recipe and all veggies – it doesn’t get any better than that! My mom asked me if pizza with no cheese was good… I guess pizza with no cheese looks pretty plain and boring. And I admit, my favorite part of pizza is the cheese. But I LOVE an all veggie pizza! It tastes like heaven! But the veggies have to be quality, too. Fresh, aromatic tomato sauce, lots of herbs – all the elements make up for the loss of cheese. Plus, cheese is fatty and not heart healthy so you don’t feel weighed down after eating a slice, or three.
What is your pizza topping of choice?


Question of the day: What’s your favorite poem? (And if you don’t have one, why?)
I love poetry, always have. In high school I wrote poems on a daily basis and aced my Creative Writing class. I was an emotional writer – if I was sad, I wrote. If I was happy, I wrote. If I was in love, I wrote. I would write about fruit, nature, the sky, animals; any subject or item that meant something to me.
I have been out of High School for 8 years and I have yet to write another poem. Just writing that makes me really sad. I miss it terribly. I know I should try to write again. It’s not for the lack of paper or pens, as I have a ton of these, it’s the lack of inspiration. But, you see, inspiration is all around me. I could make anything inspiration if I really tried.
My bedroom was my writing area. It was a place that was all of my own, with all of my belongings and kept just how I liked it. I felt comfortable; at peace. Even though I now live in my very own home, I do not have a place of my very own. A corner, a room, a chair. There are too many distractions, to much “us” and not enough “me”. I feel that this is a horrible excuse but it makes perfect sense to me.
I hope to write poetry again, someday.
This is one of my favorite poems:

The Guitar – Federico Garcia Lorca

The weeping of the guitar
The goblets of dawn
are smashed.
The weeping of the guitar
to silence it.
to silence it.
It weeps monotonously
as water weeps
as the wind weeps
over snowfields.
to silence it.
It weeps for distant
Hot southern sands
yearning for white camellias.
Weeps arrow without target
evening without morning
and the first dead bird
on the branch.
Oh, guitar!
Heart mortally wounded
by five swords.
breakfast, nablopomo

Blogging in the NOW

Hey all! I hope everyone had a great weekend! do anything fun?
Since the weather was not cooperating here in Seattle (rain rain rain), we didn’t do much. We did surprise my mom, taking a last minute trip to her house and staying the night Sunday night. It was nice to get out of the house for a little bit. Plus, J LOVES his Grandma!
No pictures of food – I relaxed and took a break from being a slave to the camera. =) Hope you all don’t mind! Today is back to normal =)
I didn’t eat breakfast until 11 this morning. I ate a lot over the weekend and I must still be somewhat full. A run is a must do for today!
Almond milk, spinach, banana, frozen peaches and flax meal. Simple, yet satisfying!
I’m not sure how many of you have heard of NaBloPoMo – it’s a blogging website where bloggers come together to share a post everyday, while the host creates themes each month to inspire those who need it. For the month of June it’s Blogging in the Now. While I don’t participate in this everyday, there are certain themes and inspirations that I will write about.

Today’s question is: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I had a lot of dreams when I was growing up. My first dream was to be a teacher.
This dream came very naturally.
I am an only child and I was always so excited when my cousins came to visit me. With a family of 4 and a family of 2, there was never a dull moment! One of my favorite games to play was Teacher. I was always the teacher, naturally, and I would “teach” my cousins from counting, to coloring, to spelling. I would buy, well my mom would, those workbooks for kids a the local book store and I would come up with my own teaching plans and papers. We even had show and tell, recess and snack time! I loved it! I think my cousins would get a little bored but I didn’t care. I was the oldest out of all of them so whatever I said they did. =)
As I grew my dreams of being an actual teacher faded away but I am still very much a leader at heart and LOVE to teach when the opportunity presents itself.

What did you want to be when you were little?