WIAW #14

Happy Wednesday Friends! It has been a really busy week at work this week. I am looking forward to my trip to Phoenix next week. It seemed so far away back in August and I can’t believe it is now only a few days away. I am hoping that the interviews and hospital tours go well. Having a few days in sunny Arizona will be wonderful!

There were no raspberries at the Farmer’s Market this weekend but I did find some local organic blueberries and blackberries. I enjoyed a bowl of the sweet berries with Kodiak Cakes and a cup of coffee.
IMG_1379I had a gala apple as a morning snack at work.

Lunch was a Nuttzo sandwich with a couple of carrots and some cherry tomatoes on the side.
IMG_1159For an afternoon snack I had a couple of dried figs and double the amount of berries in the picture. I totally forgot to snap a photo before I ate them! It satisfied my hunger before I headed to the gym.
IMG_0037Dinner was a lazy quick meal of veggies and lentil dip along side some egg white and salsa open faced sandwich. Really liking the sugar snap peas lately!
IMG_1375I snacked on more berries and a bowl of plain air popped popcorn while relaxing on the couch and watching The Voice. Popcorn has been a nightly snack lately :)

I have a bunch on canned pumpkin puree that I need to start using up. I am thinking of topping some pancakes with it. Any favourite ways that you like to enjoy pumpkin?

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WIAW #13

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you are all having a great week and enjoying the last official days of summer! Time for another look at some of the food I have been eating this week.

After missing berries at the farmer’s market last week I was thrilled to see them back at the market this weekend. I grabbed some raspberries and blackberries and have been eating them like candy! I paired them with some Kodiak Cakes and large cup of coffee to fuel my day at work. I picked up new coffee at Target this weekend and have been loving both varieties. I got Archer Farm’s Pumpkin Spice and it is delicious but this morning I had a cup of Duncan Donuts Maple Brown Sugar Variety. It smells wonderful and tastes great! If you are a fan of flavoured coffee you should check them both out.
IMG_1365 IMG_1366I snacked on a crispy gala apple at work quickly between cases. I core the apple at home in the morning and it makes it mess free and super quick to eat on the go.

Lunch was a Nuttzo sandwich with a side of carrots and cherry tomatoes. This has been my go to lunch as of late. Great quick combo! I was in a hurry at work and forgot to snap a photo…oops!

I picked up these figs at Costco on the weekend as an impulse buy. They are so good! They are really chewy and have great flavour. I snacked on a handful before heading to the gym to run some intervals. It feels great to be running again for the first time since the surgery. I have definitely missed it.
IMG_1357At the farmer’s market I found a stall selling the largest zucchini I have ever seen for only $1 each. I picked up two and cut and roasted part of one of the zucchini for dinner tonight. I cubed and roasted the zucchini and combined it with some boiled brussel sprouts which I coated in Hope Foods Habenaro Lentil Dip. I paired it with a broiled fillet of salmon and some fresh veggies.
IMG_1359IMG_1360I ended the day by enjoying a favourite evening snack of late. I have been really liking frozen fruit. It is a cool way to end the day. I also had a huge bowl of plain air popped popcorn while catching up on the latest episode of Project Runway.

Have you ever returned to running or the gym after a long hiatus?

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WIAW #12

Good Morning! I am looking forward to this weekend. Work has been quite busy this week and I have had to be on call which always makes me look forward to the weekend and days off! I picked up some great produce at the Farmer’s Market last weekend and have been enjoying it all this week. Time for another peek at what I have been eating.

Breakfast has still been Kodiak Cakes and maple syrup but I switched up the fruit. I have enjoyed all the fresh berries this summer but was craving a banana on the weekend. It had been ages since I had one as I had been living on the fresh berries instead. I had one with breakfast today and it was delicious. It totally satisfied the craving!
IMG_1345I had a fresh crisp farmer’s market apple (which seems to look bruised in this picture but wasn’t) and a cup of coffee as a mid morning snack.
IMG_1349Lunch was a quick sandwich before I headed off to work. Nuttzo was on sale at Whole Foods a few weeks ago so I decided to finally see what the hype was all about and pick up a jar of the original variety. It it quite good. I am not sure I would pay the full price for the jar but will definitely grab another jar the next time it is on sale. With a possible move happing soon I didn’t want to buy the large jar of nut butter that I usually get at Costco. The Nuttzo and banana sandwich with a side of carrots was quick and filling lunch. I forgot to snap a photo so I am stealing a picture of the same lunch I ate a few days ago :)


Supper was a combo of different veggies and a fillet of salmon. I tried a second attempt of roasting sliced zucchini and it work much better than the first time. It wasn’t nearly as watery. I added some sweet cherry tomatoes and some cut up cucumber with a couple of dollops of the Garlic Lentil Dip from Hope Foods. I also had some carrots and more cucumber on the side. It was a quick dish I at at work. I was starving and it totally hit the spot.
IMG_1342On a break later in the evening I had a sliced apple and some unsalted peanuts in the shell. They were on demo (and on sale!) at Whole Foods last week so I picked up a bag to try them out. CB’s Nuts is a northwest company that you should totally check out. I have had their peanut butter before and it is so fresh tasting.

Hope you all had a great week.

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WIAW #11

Happy Wednesday! It is hard to believe that it is now September. This summer seemed to fly by. I hope you all had a relaxing long weekend. I had a low key weekend which was exactly what I needed. I went to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and stocked up on more fresh berries and some great organic veggies. I was able to finish reading a couple of books, drinking coffee, and just enjoying a quiet weekend. Even though this is a four day week I knew it was going to be really busy at work so a relaxing weekend was what I needed.

My trend of Kodiak Cakes for breakfast continues. I only have a few more bags left and then will be back to my morning oats. I had these ripe and sweet raspberries on the side.
IMG_1307IMG_1297Mid morning I snacked on some blueberries. Delicious!

Lunch was an almond butter sandwich. I still seem to be having this simple but tasty sandwich almost every day. There is minimal fridge space at work so it is a great fridge free lunch to take to work. I even made one on Saturday morning and then took it with me while I was out running errands. It was a great lunch on the go. I need to do that more often. Love that it filling and requires no refrigeration. I paired it with some leftover veggies and some blueberries.
IMG_1302IMG_1309These pretzels totally hit the spot for an afternoon snack. I spotted them at Whole Foods on Saturday and have been snacking on them daily. They are the 365 salt free variety. I don’t really care for salty foods and often find regular pretzels soooo salty. These ones are great. I also had a couple of pitted dates.
IMG_1303I picked up some zucchini at the market and made more zoodles with them. I added garlic lentil Hope Foods dip and some cherry tomatoes to make a fresh side dish. I took some egg whites that I hard boiled and mixed it with some salsa and sun dried tomatoes and spread it on a piece of lavash bread. It was a tasty quick supper. I snacked on some raw veggies and more pretzels as well. I also had a La Croix Lemon water with supper. It was on sale at Costco so I picked some up after seeing everyone raving about it. I don’t drink soda but really enjoy sparkling water. I was really impressed with the taste. I drink at least a 120 oz of tap water a day so this was a nice change to have with my meal.
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After supper I snacked on some more berries and cereal from Three Sisters.
IMG_1298IMG_1320I hope you all had a great weekend. Don’t forget to head over to Jenn’s page to check out what WIAW is all about.





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WIAW #10

Good Morning Friends! Happy Wednesday. Hope you all are enjoying this last week of August. This month seems to have flown by so quickly. I am really looking forward to the next few months and the possible new job opportunities.

I switched things up slightly for breakfast today. I still had Kodiak Cakes but I layered them in a bowl with fresh local blueberries that I picked up at the farmer’s market on the weekend. I drizzled on some maple syrup and it went well with the sweet berries.
IMG_1274When I was at Blend this year I had the chance to try out Hope Foods Lentil Dips. I finally found them at Whole Foods last weekend and having been loving them. For lunch today I took the last of the lentil garlic dip and spread it on some toasted bread and topped it with some tomato. I also had some carrots and more of the blueberries. I’m not a huge garlic fan but this dip is very mild in the garlic dept compared to other garlic dips.
IMG_1264I snacked on a few pitted dates on top of some blueberries in the afternoon.
IMG_1277I have been really liking this ‘pizza’ lately. I take one whole egg and three egg whites and mix with salsa, some olives, and sundried tomatoes. I topped spread it on a piece of California Lavash Bread and baked it in the oven at 450 till brown (only 5-10 min). A quick and tasty alternative to an egg salad sandwich.


I had the chance to hike at Blend with Laura. It was great to meet her and spend time chatting…such an awesome and inspiring person! She had a great review post on her site of the Veggetti. I had tried out the Paderno Spiralizer but found it too bulky for my small kitchen and ended up returning it. When I read her review I headed out to Bed Bath and Beyond and picked it up (got to use a 20% off coupon too!). I have been loving it! It takes up no space at all and it makes ‘zoodles’ easily and quickly. I took a whole zucchini and made noodles out of it. I added some cut up tomato and some Hope Foods Habanero Lentil dip to coat the zoodles. It was so good. Such a quick and veggie packed side dish. IMG_1268I ended the day with some blueberries, frozen mango chunks, and some of these pumpkin raisin balls. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have a ton of pumpkin puree that I need to use up before I move. I saw Whitney’s recipe and decided to give it a try. They were fabulous. I didn’t have any almonds so I left them out and I found them sweet enough with only 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup. They turned out great and I made another batch to take to work to snack on this week. IMG_1275

Hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

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Happy Wednesday All! I hope you are all having a great week. It has been a busy week at work and I am ready for the weekend in a few days. I have been starting to slowly sort and throw out/donate/recycle things that I won’t want to take if I move. Hopefully by starting early this daunting task will be easier!

I headed off to the Farmer’s Market this past weekend and hit the jackpot on berries. I found the largest blackberries I have ever seen. I just had to get raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. They were all too good to pass up. My summer fruit addiction continues :)  Because I hit up the market first thing in the morning each time I made a stop during my morning of running errands I grabbed a berry….or 2…or 3 to snack on! I had a bowl full of the delicious summer fruit for breakfast. They were so sweet and fresh tasting. Of course I continued to pair them with a batch of Kodiak Cakes. I use 1/2 cup of the mix and instead of measuring out the water (too lazy for that!) I usually just run the tap and estimate 1/2 cup or so. This morning I obviously added a little too much so it was really runny and made a ton of super thin pancakes. They tasted great just not as fluffy as normal.
IMG_1218Lunch was a peanut butter sandwich with tomatoes, a carrot and the last handful of cherries of the season. I always feel like a kid when I eat a peanut butter sandwich! I like almond butter but nothing beats a good old peanut butter sandwich sometimes. It had been ages since I had them and forgot how quick, tasty, and portable they are.


Supper was a fresh salmon fillet with two portobello mushroom caps. I seasoned them both with Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning spice. I had never had the seasoning before but was intrigued after reading it was salt free. I usually avoid those seasonings as they are loaded with sodium. I added some carrot salad on the side. This was my first time trying portobello mushrooms and I can say I was really impressed. Now I need to start searching for more ideas on how to enjoy them. I picked up some baby ones yesterday as there were no caps at the market.

After dinner I enjoyed more of the fresh berries…a huge bowl of sweet tasty fruit! I also snacked on some Multi Grain Cheerios. Great way to end the day.

Do you have any favourite ways to use portobello mushrooms?

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Happy Wednesday! It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway through August. This summer seems to have flown by so quickly. I had a job interview for a new job in Phoenix last week. It went really well and will be flying down at the end of September for a tour of the hospitals and more interviews with the OR hiring team. I have been to Phoenix quite a few times and love it there but have never made a huge geographical move like this in my life before. It would be an awesome opportunity but difficult to leave family and friends. Needless to say I have been doing a lot of thinking lately! Now onto a peek at some of my recent meals.

The peaches I bought last week were ripened nicely so I have been busy eating them and freezing them for later. I just slice them and freeze them on a baking sheet and transfer to a ziplock bag once they are frozen. I leave the skins on and don’t bother boiling them first. It makes grabbing a slice or two so quick and then are not all smushed together in a bag. I had a peach this morning with my Kodiak Cakes.


I snacked on some square rice cakes with almond butter and some of the homemade blueberry chia jam I recently made. The chia seeds thickened the berries nicely.


For lunch I had a peanut butter and blueberry jam sandwich. I was craving some veggies so I munched on a carrot while I was making the toast and then added some cherry tomatoes to the plate. I love these little guys. I also had some cherries that I picked up on the weekend at the Farmer’s Market. Quick, tasty, and easy….the perfect lunch!

For supper I decided I needed to use up some of the eggs I had in the fridge. This mixture consisted of one hardboiled egg and 2 egg whites. I don’t mind the yolk but am not a huge fan of it. I added in salsa, a few leftover sliced olives, and some sundried tomatoes. I know it is a strange sounding combo but it was surprisingly quite good. I was trying to come up with a meal that didn’t require me to use the oven since it was so warm. I had some huge sugar snap peas on the side.

Later on I snacked on juicy peach and had a few of these cookies. Last fall Costco was clearing out cases of organic canned pumpkin so I stocked up. I decided to try and come up with a pumpkin chocolate cookie recipe. I need to keep playing around with the recipe as they aren’t post worthy yet :)

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Have you ever made a big move for a job?



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