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It’s Getting Hot Out There

If your just catching up with me you can check out my latest posts:

  • Canada Day Weekend here
  • Single Lady here
  • Bar Challenge here

It’s another late post for me today. With the husband gone I’m not on much of a schedule. I’m enjoying sleeping in, hitting the gym and relaxing in the afternoon. I’m sure next week I’ll be back to a regular schedule.

Yesterday I mentioned I had a bit of a different day. Instead of sleeping in and heading to the gym I ended up getting up early for an appointment and then meeting my step-brother and his family so we could spend the day at Heritage Park.

Heritage Park is a first class tourist attraction and a year-round education, catering, and convention facility. Discover “How the West was Once” at Canada’s largest living history museum. Step back in time to our lively Historical Village. Meet friendly pioneers, ride our authentic steam train, enjoy the antique midway and immerse yourself in the old west.

It was a fun trip but the sun was out, it was 26 degrees and sweltering. After 3.5 hours of walking I was exhausted.

I was able to get a few cool shots during the day so I thought I would share some of them with you.

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I also took a few shots with my iphone and used the instagram app (my current obsession).

Here are a couple shots from that:

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And probably my favourite shot of the day:

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After I got home I was exhausted so I took a nap then got up to make dinner. I had another fun dinner planned but I was just so tired dinner ended up being super simple.

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A ton of veggies (cucumber, yellow pepper and baby tomatoes) with some hummus,  along with goat cheese and cranberry goat cheese with crackers. Plus a huge sippy cupof water. It’s exactly what my body was craving.

I then spent the rest of the evening on the couch watching a little tv and talking to the husband.

Man, do I miss him. Only 2 days till he comes home 🙂

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Single Lady

If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

This week the husband is away so I am single for the next 5 days and with the lack of meat and other manly purchases at the grocery store I thought it would be fun to share with you what I purchased yesterday.

Fruits:

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  • Cherries
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • A huge container of blueberries

Veggies:

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A little hard to see with all the bags but the pictures shows:

  • Mushrooms
  • Red Pepper
  • Baby Grape Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Cilantro
  • Bok Choy
  • Red Beets (with their greens still on them)

Random Fridge Items:

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  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Pineapple Yogurt (I’ve been looking for this ever since Jaime mentioned it on her blog a few weeks ago)
  • Earth Balance
  • Goat Cheese
  • Cranberry Goat Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Bread Products:

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  • Whole Wheat English Muffins
  • Multigrain Bagel Thins
  • Rice Noodles

Baking Products:

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  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Canola Oil
  • Rolled Oats
  • Sliced Almonds

Random Cupboard Items:

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  • Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • Dried Cherries (I usually buy dried cranberries for granola bars but when I saw these at Costco I just couldn’t resist)
  • Light Coconut Milk
  • Nutritional Yeast (I’ve never tired this before but have heard so many good things about it I thought I’d give it a shot)

That’s it. Since the husband is away I thought I’d pick up a few things I’ve been wanted for baking and such (cocoa powder, canola oil, etc) but hadn’t had a chance to get them.

I also wanted to share my dinner from last night. This is a MUST MAKE! It is so good.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.

I got this from Emily a few weeks ago and this is probably the third time I’ve made it. Honestly it’s that good. I follow her recipe exactly except I leave out the olives (since I’m not an olive fan). Last night I also topped it with a little feta.

Go make this now!!

And make sure to make extras. I think it’s even better cold the next day.

Happy 4th of July to all those south of the border!

Canada Day Weekend

Happy long weekend everyone!

Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians out there…

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And Happy 4th of July to all the Americans out there…

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It’s been an interesting weekend for me. Friday the husband was feeling a little better so we headed downtown to enjoy some of the Canada Day activities.

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This is the only pictures of the day I managed to take during the day. It was very crowded but a beautiful day. We just spend some time walking around and just enjoying the sun and the people.

We then stopped and picked up some Chinese food for dinner. No pictures but I had tofu with mixed veggies, mushroom fried rice and a veggie spring roll.

Saturday was basically spent running errands and such. Nothing too exciting.

Today, the husband had a early morning flight. He has left for Toronto for a week long work conference so I’m by myself this week. I dropped him off at the airport at 7 am and then headed out to do a little grocery shopping.

This week is going to be filled with yummy, veggie filled recipes. I can’t wait to share some of them with you. The day started with a trip to the gym and then since I had the entire day to kill I hit up four stores.

Costco, superstore, Community Natural Food (a organic/natural foods store here in Calgary)…

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And Co-op.

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I have a fun grocery post coming up tomorrow so stay tuned.

Afterwards I made one last stop at Starbucks for a venti, light ice, green tea.

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I also picked up a new Starbucks sippy cup for my water while I was there.

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Since I dropped my last one a few months ago I’ve been dying to get another one.

This one has a removable inside so you can take it with you and it has your favourite drink already written down for them.

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I’m not going to be using it for that (water consumption only) but it’s still a pretty cool feature.

I’m now at home about to have a chat with my mom and wait for the husband to call then I’ll make some delicious dinner.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a grocery post and my first yummy dinner.

I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of how full my fridge is after all the shopping I did today.

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I have so much produce I’m not even sure how I’m going to be able to eat it all in one week.

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I’m sure going to try though.