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Rainy Day Cookies

4 Jul

Last weekend it was soggy, wet and gross. It pretty much rained non-stop all weekend long. Being couped up in the house, I decided to make some cookies on the condition that they be healthy.

These are the ingredients - nothing but healthy stuff here.

These are the only ingredients – simple and healthy.

The cookies were easy to make except for grating of the apples. It took a bit of grunt work and wasn’t as quick an activity as I thought it would be. The recipe also requires you to use a sieve to get rid of the liquid from the grated apples. It took me a minute to realize that what I was draining was actually pure, fresh apple juice! So I quickly grabbed a glass to collect the goodness. Drinking that juice felt like a reward for my labours.

Back to the cookies. After the apples were ready, it was clear sailing. I just had to mix everything together and lay it out on a baking pan. 

IngredientMixtureThe only thing left to do was enjoy. I may have burnt them a little bit but they were still so so good!

TeaCookiesCheck out the recipe for these Chewy Sultana Cookies here.

Until next time…

New Condo Adventure

8 Sep

My good friend Julia recently moved into a new condo. …So new that construction is still being done all around the place. We visited her on the day she moved in. The pictures below are from the antics that ensued. 

How does one get stuck in a parking garage? Where is the damn exit?! 

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Dazed and Confused.

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Which way, which way?

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Real exit? False exit? Get us out of here!

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Going crazy in the parking garage.

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Exit for real now?

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We finally made it out of the parking garage and into the large common area, still under construction. Fits of laughter started…

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Julia, imagine this was your actual condo space.

Then we hit the space age hallway and immediately transported ourselves into a sci-fi movie. 

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Those lights, those lights!

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Fits of laughter! Fits of laughter!

Finally we made it into the actual condo unit and quenched our thirst with some bubbly. I think it’s safe to say that we really deserved it. 

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Someone is overly excited for the champs.

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That cork popped like no other. It was quite impressive!

Then it was time for some food. But first, someone felt it necessary to change for the occasion. 

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Julia, I want your outfit. For reals. (Please don’t make me remove this photo..haha).

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Breakfast for dinner. Nom nom nom.

The End. 

When Your BF is a Jokester

29 Aug

Took me a second to realize what was really going on…

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Ha! 

The Return to Spin

23 Apr

I’ve been spinning a lot lately. I’ve worked it into my schedule to attend spin class at least once a week, sometimes twice. Last night’s spin class was pretty amazing. I was on point! I pushed myself hard. I got into the music and climbed all the hills and raced all the flat roads. It was great.

These girls are not sweating enough!

These guys are not sweating enough!

And then this song came on and I emptied the tank until fatigue!

We cooled down soon afterwards and when I put my leg up on the handle bars to stretch, a leg SPASM began. Oooh it was so painful! I paused for a moment trying not to panic. I even thought I would just continue stretching but then I realized how insane that would be and quickly dropped my leg like a ton of bricks. I’m sure it had something to do with lactic acid build up or something. Crazy way to end an intense workout. Hopefully next time (i.e.: tomorrow), I don’t end up with the same nasty surprise.

Until next time…

Oh yeah…

13 Apr

I forgot I had a blog.
Someone mentioned to me the other day that I should start it up again.

Here are some other blogs I’ve been enjoying during my hiatus:

Healthy Living/Fitness

Run Eat Repeat – She’s always running and is obsessed with watermelon.
Tone It Up – These girls always keep me in check.
TrulyJess – Check out her YouTube channel. Uber motivational and super positive.

All Things Home

Apartment Therapy – A necessity.
desire to inspire  – Pure eye candy.
My Scandinavian Home – A personal fave.

Fashion/Beauty

Sincerely Jules – Love her style!
The Beauty Department – Always full of useful information.
The Backseat Styles – They always have their finger on the pulse.

See you next time!

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Really?!

4 Aug

Summer Runner

Excuse Me Sir

4 Jun

Dear Sir,

Kindly refrain from bringing a fresh box of pizza into the gym.  No one needs to smell that while you wait around.  And just who are you waiting for…with a box of PIZZA… at the GYM?!  I mean come on!

Sincerely yours,

Annoyed gym goer.

 

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It’s Saturday!

3 Mar

And I’m bored!

I ended up having no plans tonight. I’m also unmotivated to do anything but watch TV, veg and surf the net.

I’m such an exciting and interesting person right now. 

The rest of the night I’m going to continue watching this made for TV movie that’s pretending to take place in Australia but was clearly filmed in Toronto and later, continue reading the Hunger Games. It’s a fantastic book so far and I want to finish it before the movie comes out!

Peace out!

Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

29 Jan

Not my immune system!

It must have taken a vacation. A long, extended one.

During the first week of January I got knocked down with some cold/flu combo. I only took a day off work thinking it would be like my other colds – bad for two days but totally out of my system in about six. Well this cold only started to lay off after 2 weeks. I thought it was normal though because I heard about this bug going around that liked to linger. During week 3, however, I developed this annoying cough, which I did not have before. No other systems, just a cough. Towards the end of week 3, I started waking up with a sore/dry throat. Now it’s week 4 and my cough has turned into a serious deep, chesty cough. And now today, I woke up with a headache. I thought it was because I enjoyed some wine last night but the headache lasted all day and by the afternoon I felt awful and just needed to pass out. Now I have a bit of a fever and have resorted to cold meds again. Guess it’s time to see the doctor again. Hopefully he can give me something to kill this bug! More than anything else, I’m just seriously annoyed.

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Asia Recap and Sunday Lunch

22 Jan

So where was I ?

Right so last month this happened:

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As I mentioned last post, I went to Asia. It was such an amazing trip. I’ve never been before and it opened my eyes up to a lot of new things. The food was yummy and interesting. Stinky Tofu, for instance, is not something I like. Taiwanese sausage, however, is super yummy. There was also a bit of culture shock. I also never thought I would be able to shop so much! My friend and I ended up buying an extra suitcase to take home and there was a last minute scramble when I found out my own suitcase was overweight at the airport. The highlight of the trip was being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s wedding in Taipei. We had such a fun time from trying on our dresses at the dress shop to getting our nails and hair done. The bride was beautiful and the wedding was super fancy and just perfect. I will definitely be returning to Asia soon.

Back to reality and back to winter! Brr. Things are really starting to cool down here and get snowy. For lunch today, I thought I would try something different and get back in the kitchen.  I knew I needed to get some veggies in my diet so I spiced things up a bit with this recipe.
It tasted great! I added a piece of roast beef to it and yum yum yum, lunch was complete:

Have a Happy Sunday!

ps-There is cauliflower in my slideshow..haha. That was a mistake that I don’t know how to fix. Oh well.