Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sick of School

Aside from work and school and work and school, there hasn't been much going on in my life. The past few weeks I have slept until 7:30am, worked 8:30-5pm, tram ride home, 2 hours of lectures, blogreading ;) and bed. With the 7:30 rise that means there hasn't been any gym happening. The Aussie and I have been lacking in the motivation dept., but we're hoping Aug 1 will bring it back :) I always feel so much better after a solid session at the gym, especially Bodypump.

In the past weeks I have gone to an awards ceremony for the Aussie's work . .


My feet started to hate me, so I had to free them :)


We had a delicious meal with the SIL and BIL at the Burmese House.
Eggplant dish:


Coconut rice I wanted to be buried in:


Fermented tea leaf salad that I dream about:


And lots of unpictured roti was enjoyed. They make the best fermented tea leaf salad and coconut rice and roti and okay I love it all.

The Aussie has fallen in love with overnight oats. He's been making his with strawberries, nuts, oats, rice milk, protein powder, raisins, and chia seeds.

Pre-soak:

Post-soak:


I realized I like my oats crunchy, so I make my mix and add a bit of rice milk right before I inhale it. I put nuts, oats, chia seeds, protein powder and PEANUT BUTTER. Ohhh so tasty.


It's Sunday, which means we're in the kitchen. I'm off to make some soup, while the Aussie prepares a curry :)

Let's make this a great week!

-B

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Weekend Goooooone

This weekend was unproductive, which is never a good thing. In went for a few drinks with some people for work, but the Aussie had a full-on session with his brother, which meant Saturday he spent a solid chunk of his day praying to the porcelian gods ;) I, therefore, didn't do much either. I *may* have spent some time harassing him to go somewhere, but he was really in no state. So glad he only drinks more than a few a couple times a year. On the brightside he did manage to win at the casino :) which means I got a pressie . . .


Why hello Blackberry, welcome to my life :) Ps. That's the Aussie's man-hand.

I also did a bit of baking this weekend. One (I'm looking at you coconut cookie!) was a complete failure, and one wasn't too bad.

Not so bad mixed berry muffins . . .



After the baking session I spent some time with chickpeas. Geez, it takes awhile to take the "skins" off each pea.


I used Angela's recipe but it didn't blow me away. I will keep trying flavor combinations though, because I'm sure I can make a hummus I adore (for a fraction of the store-bought prices)




We also watched a girlie flick that left a lot to be desired--Beastly. I know, know an Olsen twin was in it so I should have known, but so was Dougie MD ;)

Now it's time to get ready for another week (which will include starting classes again, oh-the-joy). Let's hope Friday comes very quickly.

-B

Monday, July 4, 2011

Watermelon Smoothies and Oreo Balls

Health is all about some good and some bad, right? Watermelon smoothies are super healthy & oreo balls are, well, not.

I started my day with the healthy . . .


And I'm about to end it with the not :)


I'm taking these bad balls to my sister-in-laws for dessert. Easy peasy to make--vegan cream cheese + oreos + blend = wow!

Also, it should be noted that I actually made it to bodypump on a Monday . . . no small achievement, because it's certainly been awhile since I had the 5:30am wake-up call. Too bad it won't cancel out the oreo balls ;)

Off to dinner,

B

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Productive Weekend

It's been a busy time on this side of the world. I've been getting things organized so I can take classes to get my practising certificate, because I'm dying to practice! I really love the law, and can't wait to use my J.D. :) It will be a bit of a process, but you can't fight city hall, as the saying goes. I'll just be grateful that I have a temporary job in the meantime (which may or may not end Aug 1).

In other news, we FINALLY got a vacuum, which got an intense first-run today by the lovely Aussie . . .


Despite the holding-it-like-gun stance, the Aussie is quite domesticated ;) I also was inspired by Angela to make a high-protein breakfast salad. It's a base of quinoa with fresh fruit (I decided on strawberries), nuts (walnuts for me!), and liquid sweetner (maple syrup). I kicked it up a notch with grated coconut. I tasted a sample and it was delish, so hopefully it will be all soaked up in goey maple syrup and fruit juice by tomorrow.




I also made an easy and healthy dish of broccoli, brown rice and "cheesy sauce" (made with nutritional yeast, seasonings, and veggie broth)



I had the most foodgasmic dessert last week that must be shared (and recreated)--banana soft-serve, raw cookie dough, and a dipping sauce of melted choc chips on the side. So intensely good. It killed my sweet tooth for the week :) Definitely not healthy, but healthier than cows milk icecream ;)


This weekend we went to the Queen Victoria Market. I love that place. We *may* have bitten off more than we can chew (literally) with one of our purchases . . .



You're looking at 10 kilos of clementines! I may OD on vitamin C.

Time to veg before bed. Early morning tomorrow--my fabulous sister-in-law is waking up at the crack of dawn to go to bodypump with me and then preparing us dinner later! I won the sister-in-law lottery :)

-B