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“hot and ready!”

I seriously cannot believe the weekend is almost over.  Let’s face it, no weekend lasts very long, but this one has seemed to go by ultra fast!

I spent many hours over the weekend working on lesson plans for school.  Jon is in his busiest season at work so we went up to his office yesterday and today to work.  I really enjoy what I do for the most part, but there’s a limit.  I start to get antsy and want to forget about work and just do something for fun…like cook, blog and eat!  We’re also in the process of revamping our bedroom, so we worked on that quite a bit as well.  Either way, updating my little blog got pushed to the wayside Friday and yesterday, so this is a little catch up post!!

Thursday night we did a variation of one of our absolute favorite meals:

Veggie Pita Pizzas

I used:

Joseph’s Protein and flax pitas (for crust)
organic marinara
sprinkle of veggie shreds
chopped onions
chopped bell peppers
chopped mushrooms
organic baby spinach

Just throw everything on the pita (LOAD on the veggies!) in whatever order suits your fancy, and whalaa! That’s what I call “hot and ready!”

Next up:  I have to say that I made the most amazing bowl of oatmeal yet on Saturday morning for breakfast.

In this bowl of oatmeal goodness went:

1/3 cup oats
3/4 cup water
1 scoop (a little over a tbsp) of chia seeds
1/2 a sliced banana
1/2 tbsp almond butter
a generous sprinkle of granola
a few carob chips

This concoction was probably a little higher in calories than I would usually aim for.  While I don’t count calories anymore, I do still try to be mindful when using higher calorie foods.  It was worth every gooey bite, though, and I would will do it all over again next Saturday.  Saturday is really the only day that I’m home long enough in the morning to fix breakfast.  I’m usually running out the door with my green monster in tow;)

Another A-mazing treat I had for the first time this weekend was a Starbuck’s Awake Tea Latte made with soy and no sweetener.  I’d been wanting to try one of these for awhile, but always would forget as I’d hurry to get my usual soy latte.  I do think it is my new favorite drink, though.  I asked what all goes in it before I ordered and learned that it contains Tazo Awake tea, steamed milk, water, and sweetener (which I skipped of course).  This drink doesn’t even need the sweetener.  Starbucks uses vanilla soy milk, so just that little bit of sweetness is all it needs.  It was delish!  And I will definitely be ordering it again in the future.  Try it if you get the chance!

I’m not sure what’s in store for din din tonight, but if all goes as planned, there will be a trial run of vegan blondies afterwards.  Recipe and review to come!!

Hope everyone has a great start to the week!!

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One Response to ““hot and ready!””

  1. Candice, I love the new blog! What a fun, neat layout!! Wahoo!!!

    The pita dinner looks so yummy. I need to remember that next time I’m craving pizza but don’t have time for the real thing!

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