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.

I admit it. I like Mondays.
Monday, June 14, 2010

To me, there is nothing quite like the feel of Monday morning. I know some people hate it -- the people who LIVE for the weekend see Monday as the farthest possible point from freedom. But I've always seen Monday as a sort of a "fresh start". An opportunity to start again. I get the most paperwork and school work done on Mondays, and I find I am more likely to exercise and eat right at the beginning of the week. Perhaps it's like the start of a new school year or the bells of New Years chiming in -- at this particular moment, my "week" is in perfect order and all is well with my world. I am well rested and ready to tackle the days ahead. I feel pretty positive right now... Check back on Thursday though -- that's the day I find most pointless and tedious. Thankfully Thursdays are usually followed by Fridays...

What's your "tackle the world" day of the week?


1 cup water
1 cup coffee with 1% milk
BLT on whole grain bread

2 cups water

1/4 cup strawberry yogurt
1 apple Kashi bar

2 cups water
3 mini shrimp and veggie summer rolls
1/2 banana muffin

1 banana
1 strawberry Kashi bar
1/2 cup baby carrots


" Elizabeth is a fantastic personal trainer. I have been working with her for years now and continue to love her energetic enthusiasm... It's contagious! She managed to whip my butt into shape and helped me rework my diet. She’s a great motivator – just what you need is a personal trainer! "
-Isobel Wallace