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Thank you, Dr. McDougall

Yesterday when I got home from work, I found a lovely package waiting at my door.

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The people from Dr. McDougall’s sent me this lovely package of their soups, which are all vegan! Several of them are gluten free as well and they all come in eco-friendly packaging that is BPA free.

They also sent me this really huge bowl and a placemat/napkin set!

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For lunch today, I decided to try the Chunky Tomato because that’s what I was in the mood for 😉

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I thought I’d eat the entire container but there is more in there than I thought, so I put the rest in the fridge!

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I had a slice of Great Harvest unsweetened whole wheat bread on the side. I think it just might be my favorite bread ever.

The soup was pretty tasty. There were lots of chunks of tomato in it and I loved the flavor. It did not taste like canned soup at all, which makes sense because…it’s not.

I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

After lunch, I took Suzie on a walk for about an hour and now we’re both back home chilling on the couch watching, what else?

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I think I’m obsessed. The movie is different from the play but I like them both and it’s the only thing I have on DVD 🙂 Plus I think the movie has a few features that make it unique and fun, like the dream/dance sequence in “Tango Maureen.”

It is a beautiful day here, I’ve got all the windows open and the breeze is blowing in. Who knew it’d be in the 70’s in November? I’m telling you, the weather here in Kentucky is so unpredictable. We can have all the seasons in one week.

When Josh gets home from playing disc golf we’re going to have dinner at Waffle House. We’re such an old married couple sometimes.

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Good morning 🙂

I had some really great eats yesterday. Remember how I am always complaining about how PB&J never fills me up. Well…

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Apparently peanut butter and pumpkin butter on some dense unsweetened whole wheat Great Harvest bread is the way to go! It’s gotta be the bread.

I ate this by itself before I went for a walk yesterday and it held me over for three hours before I ate the other half of my lunch (carrots and hummus).

For dinner last night, I threw together some random ingredients and made this brown rice bowl.

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I heated up leftover brown rice and mixed in some sauteed onions, a medium avocado and topped it all with medium salsa. Weird, but totally yummy!

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Breakfast yoga

Hey friends!

I set my alarm to get up 15 minutes early this morning, so I could do some yoga! I took a page out of Angie’s book and decided to use a print guide from Yoga Download as my base and then did my own flow. It was great!

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I used the Morning Flow #1 program and did each move on the pages for a count of 5 breaths. It took me about 25 minutes to get through it all and I felt awesome (and very hungry) when I was done.

This is apparently what I look like at 5:45 am!

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I had also used my cable box to find a “Meditation” music channel to set the mood. So much better than listening to a computer talk at me.

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Suzie kept getting in the way and head-butting me when I was in down dog. She’s so cute though!

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We’ve had Suzie for one year as of today. I can’t believe it’s been a year already, she really is the love of our lives and a testament to how a dog, rescued from a shelter, supposedly with training problems and anxiety, can really thrive and overcome it all. All dogs need is your love, patience and a routine. Even though we have given her a better life, she has truly been the one who has made our lives better.

This was her just 1 year ago, look how scared she was 😦

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It was also neat to look back at my blog from a year ago. My pictures were terrible! And I was also attempting the South Beach Diet again, eating lots of sugar free pudding, ick. So glad those days are over 🙂

After my morning yoga flow, I toasted up some Great Harvest cinnamon chip bread for breakfast.

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I chose almond butter and blueberry fruit spread this time, just to change things up a bit 😉

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Yum…

I still have a ton of apples left to use, so I think some baking is in my future. Anyone have any good vegan recipes that involve apples?

Happy Wednesday 🙂

My throat hurts

For breakfast this morning, I broke out some Great Harvest bread that I bought on Saturday. This one is vegan 🙂

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I toasted up two slices with pumpkin butter and peanut butter. Plus an apple on the side for some fruitiness.

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On the way to work, Mom treated me to a soy chai tea latte, which really hit the spot on my still, very sore and achy throat. If it doesn’t clear up by Wednesday, I am going to the doctor!

Mid morning I snacked on some more plantain chips, love these things.

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Good thing I only bought one bag 😉

For lunch, I had some leftover spaghetti squash from Saturday. It was really good again today! I’m so glad I finally tried it.

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I sipped on some hot tea during class today which also seemed to soothe my throat. Class was also interesting today as we learned more about weight training!

I snacked on some mixed nuts later in the afternoon.

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When I got home, I immediately knew what I was going to make for dinner. EGGPLANT!

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I sliced up a medium eggplant, then put some hemp milk and corn meal in separate bowls, dipping each piece of eggplant in the milk then meal.

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Then I cooked them in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Voila!

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On the side I made some couscous, which I have been craving for a while!

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I’m a simple girl. This plain couscous was AWESOME. All together now…

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I really enjoyed my dinner 🙂 The eggplant slices came out kind of crunchy like chips!

After I ate, I did a lot of housework that sort of got left by the wayside this weekend while I wasn’t feeling good and out of town yesterday. I decided to use that as my activity! But I do have a work out scheduled for tomorrow, depending on how I feel.

For a snack a little while ago, I had some Honey Sunshine Kashi cereal with hemp milk. I’m getting used to the hemp milk and I was pleased to see it contains Omega 3’s.

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I may or may not have had some blood orange Dots too 😉 Ahh, my throat is so sore. I’m off to gargle some salt water and go to bed!

Good night 🙂

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