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Butter chicken of DOOM

As of this weekend, I don’t think I can enjoy Indian food or nuts any longer, as they were the last two things I ate before my stomach violently betrayed me. Reversely, I discovered a new addiction for ginger ale – the home remedy was the only thing that could make my stomach feel better and now I crave it often.

Ah, the flu.

At least by Sunday I was feeling better. And extremely motivated. I did three loads of laundry, two loads of dishes, burned myself on the oven twice, made supper and dessert, worked out, knitted and did my nails.

I’m not sure if I love them, but they’re different. And to me, different is usually good. Also, don’t discriminate. I’m crap at doing my nails.

If that weren’t enough, I also caught up on the rest of last season’s NCIS, just in time for it to start again Tuesday.


I woke up today noticing that my eye had a bunch of burst blood vessels. In case you missed my Facebook, here it is:

I’m sorry. Eyeballs are coool. Someone suggested that it was most likely due to being ill, repeatedly, into the toilet. I can’t think of any other reason as to why it’s there.

Today I enjoyed my first PDO by going on a 17th Avenue date with Chris. Poutine, gourmet donuts and light shopping. After, we went out separate ways – he fished, of course, and I read and enjoyed yet another pumpkin spice latte.

Thinking about getting up early to work it all off tomorrow! *snort* I’ll believe it when I see it.

Having a heckuva time being motivated to write. It’s been probably three weeks now. Any words of wisdom or threats of bodily harm to help get me going again would be greatly appreciated. My self-imposed deadlines are seeming more and more impossible by the day.

This has gone on far too long. Tell me about your weekend!



It’s Friday! Before a long weekend! And although Rebecca Black said it first, Stephen Colbert says it best:

You’re welcome.

I got to work this morning to a present of buckwheat from my friend and colleague Leanne! (She’s also the awesome person who runs Healthful Pursuit. Some day I will branch out and find other blogs, but I love hers so much.) Anyway, how awesome is that?

Also on the awesome scale is the fact that starting now, I get an extra PDO – paid day off – a month! I had considered taking today off for an extra extra long weekend, but I think I would much prefer two long weekends in a month. Que diriez-vous?

Have a great long weekend, everyone!

Catching up on August 29

Hello there! It’s been a little bit. I’d like to say I’ve been super busy this past week, but really, that would be a lie. At least, by the looks of my apartment (pictures not forthcoming,) it has to be a lie.

Chris and I are making a constant effort to cook much more at home, and I am continuing my effort to make our meals not only healthy, but wholesome. On Thursday it was homemade coleslaw with bean mayo and barbequed chicken breast with a coconut flour breading:

And homemade non-dairy blackberry chocolate icecream for dessert!

Then on Friday night Chris was gone, so I made a mean pumpkin pie quinoa bake for my supper. I was a little impatient in the last step and dried it out a bit – now I’ve been adding almond milk and heating it up every day for porridge!

Are you sick of hearing about food yet? I’m not – it’s fascinating.

Yesterday was Chris’ birthday, and we did what we do best – fishing. (He got skunked on his birthday – boo!) I got a few words pegged down but have been finding myself rather unmotivated lately. I’m not sure why. I did very much enjoy the irony of my goldfish crackers floating away on the water whilst we said goodbye to the lake:

If you have any inspiring words, please send them my way.

Lastly – a kitten!

lots of pictures – and food!

After a two-week stint with a very successful but decidedly unhealthy diet, I have come to terms with something that I have believed in all along. Gluten, soy, dairy, processed foods = (for the most part) bad. It’s been my long-standing belief that cancer is probably caused, in many cases, by the crap that we ingest. The healthiest that a person can possibly be is one that eats clean and pure foods, and exercises. (Please take this all with a grain of salt. This is my opinion.)

Lately, I’ve been inspired by an awesome holistic nutritionist and her amazing blog. I decided to take the plunge into eliminating most gluten and dairy from my diet, and started my weekend off with an expensive grocery haul:

(This is just a sampling of the new goods!)

Then, of course, I had some Opa’s for supper, which included a lovely salad, meat – and both dairy and gluten-type carbs. I said “eliminating most,” not all…

Anyway, I was so excited to try a new recipe that I spent the evening baking these freaking awesome Two-Bite Black Bean Fudge Cupcakes by Healthful Pursuit. It was my goal to finish them before Chris got in the house and make him try them before he realized that there was bean in them.

They’re delicious! I was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t taste at all like beans (unlike the uncooked ‘dough!’)

I was far too lazy to use any of my mad icing skills, sorry!

Speaking of ingesting stuff, one of my absolute favourite “cheat” drinks right now is sugar-free Italian soda. I’ve made my own version, featuring soda water, vanilla extract and a couple of drops of Stevia:

It’s delish. And zero calories!

Note to all: Try not to get full-strength Stevia in your mouth. Capiche?

Chris and I are going camping today. I’m hoping to get in a nice hike, a decent chunk of a chapter of my novel written and a whole lot of star gazing – the meteor showers have started!

Have a fab weekend!

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