Top Ten Things To Never Say To A Vegan...

(Vegan) Pumpkin Tart

Sumac Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Cous Cous

Reflecting back and looking forward.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I've been vegan for one month!

The Big "V"

So Long And Thanks For All The Friends...

Thank you.


An Impending Feeling of Doom...

5 months to go...

Resolutions were made to be broken!

Take stock.

The countdown begins...

Six and a half months to the Big Day.

Giving some props where they are due.

Toronto the Beautiful?

We made it to Friday.


Where did today go?

Vegetables are sexy.

Busy Sunday.

Saturday, Saturday.

Another week bites the dust.

The weigh in, cont.

Grilled Vegetable and Avocado Salad

Food as reward?

I admit it. I like Mondays.

Cheat weekend?

Sleepy Saturday.

Cheat day.

The weigh in.

How competitive am I?

Today = Yuck.

The power of the food journal.

Happy Birthday Little Soccer Dude.

Ahhh... The sweet smell of Saturday.

Thank GOD it's Friday.

Sleep... sweet sleep.

A day in the life...

Kick it into gear already!

Polenta and Roasted Veggies. Because bikini season is coming...

Resolutions for 2010.

Enjoy the good and shrug off the bad.

It ain't easy being green.

When you just don't fit in (to your pants).

Who knew we could trust the government?

To my students at Parkdale Public School: Thank you

Everything in moderation.

Sleep... sweet sleep.
Thursday, June 3, 2010

One of the first things I notice when I eat better and drink an appropriate amount of water is that I sleep better. Last night I went to sleep easily, stayed asleep for almost 11 hours (except for being rudely awaken by my bladder twice) and woke up feeling super refreshed. I feel guilty writing that I slept for 11 hours, but hey – I don’t have kids, I set my own work hours and I NEVER set an alarm. Not everone is so lucky, but take the chance when you can to rest… Really rest. Studies show we are all approximately 2 weeks behind on our sleep… Catch up when you can and notice how much better the world looks through rested eyes.


Activity: Does running around after kids for an hour count? (Yes -- we were literally running and playing... in the rain for most of it. My job rocks.)

3 cups water
1 poached egg
1 piece whole grain toast with scant butter
½ cup pineapple

1 slice chicken bacon
2 cups water

5 - 8 pieces sushi
couple spoons of wild rice salad
couple spoons chickpea salad
couple spoons Caprese salad
smallish piece vanilla cake
1 cup mineral water
1 coffee with milk
(was at a baby shower)

1 cup water

3 small slices steak
6 small roasted potatoes
1 slice whole grain bread with bruschetta mix
spinach salad with balsamic and olive oil
2 cups water

1 cup water
strawberry yogurt with fresh berries

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