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.

Toronto the Beautiful?
Monday, June 28, 2010

I’m sure we’re all in the same boat today. Utter disgrace and disappointment abounds in Toronto, after a weekend of riotous bahaviour and extreme police action in the downtown core. Toronto is a beautiful, peaceful city; largely populated by happy people who say “please” and “thank you” and look down their noses at people who litter. That’s just how we were raised.

This weekend however, during what was supposed to be a parade of peaceful protesters, a splinter group diverged and quite literally trashed a 10-block radius, inviting extreme action from police that seemed to affect mainly innocent people. Disgrace. Who are these people in black who apparently travel the world as “professional protesters”, destroying property, wreaking havoc and eliminating any possibility for those who wish to protest peacefully to have their voices heard?

With the smashed windows, the burning police cars and the hundreds of police in riot gear, downtown Toronto more closely resembled the war-torn countries we see on the news than the urban oasis it truly is.

As I watched the news I asked the TV many times – “how could this be happening in our city?” Why were the police anywhere but where the “action” was? Why were hundreds of bystanders arrested? Why were those who were arrested held in conditions that violated many of the basic civil liberties we hold dear?

I love this city. As one of few who live here and can say I was born and raised right downtown, I hope that we can put this weekend behind us in a matter that is befitting of our “personality”. My fingers are crossed that the Chief of Police, William Blair, and Toronto Mayor, David Miller can make a thorough and public explanation of all that was done both right AND wrong this past weekend.

Show us your true Canadian selves boys – stand up and apologize for the grievous atrocities committed in our city so that we can, in turn, stand up and applaud all that we know you did to keep our city safe.



Activity: taught a cardio filled Belly Bootcamp class

2 cups water
1 small bowl raisin bran with skim milk

2 cups water

Lunch: (this was totally a craving!)
2 cups water
2 eggs over easy
3 small pieces bacon
1 whole wheat english muffin

1 cup coffee

2 cups water

4 bbq ribs
small serving of french fries
3 cups water

1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup cherries
1 cup water



Activity: weight workout at the gym with my hunny

2 cups water
1 cup coffee with skim milk

1 piece 100% rye toast with scant peanut butter and 1 banana

1 Kashi fruit bar
1/2 cup cherries
2 cups water

1 cup Diet Coke
1 cup water
1/2 turkey club sandwich on brown

2 cups water

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup pineapple

2 cups water



Activity: NONE!

1 egg, lettuce and tomato on a whole grain bagel
2 cups water
1 cup coffee with milk

1 small bowl chicken noodle soup
2 cups water

I Kashi fruit bar
2 cups water

1 hot dog (got home LATE and succumbed to the left-overs in the fridge)
3 cups water


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