Sorry I’ve been MIA lately! I took a little blogging break and it felt seriously good. As much as I love my own blog, I equally love reading all of yours! I fell way behind on what my fellow bloggers have been up to lately so rather than posting a new recipe I opted to catch up on all of yours. I also managed to make a few of the recipes I’ve pinned. Feeling refreshed and ready to take on this marvelous Monday. Here’s what I got up to (and didn’t get up to) this weekend:
Food bloggers doing what they do best! Chelsea and Amy were so sweet to organize a blogger meet-up at Grasslands, a vegan restaurant in downtown Toronto. Also in attendance were Sam, Sarah, Christine, Gabby and Suzanne. All of these ladies were absolutely wonderful! Chelsea wrote an awesome recap of the night so be sure to check it out. Hopefully many more of these to come.
Thank you Suzanne for the picture
Birthday celebrations for my bestie! The only person I’d want to do a McD’s tour of Europe with 😉 Also please look at that cake. Victoria baked a gluten-free chocolate cake with peanut-butter cookie dough icing. UNREAL!
To say I was unproductive on Saturday would be an understatement. Here’s how my day looked: Woke up at 11:00, ate breakfast, got back in bed and slept for another 3 hours, ate lunch, got back in bed until dinner and then promptly fell asleep for 12.5 hours at 9:30 PM. I think I may have been tired…Somewhere in there I did manage to bake Fitness CrEATures Banana Bread Muffins. These are incredible and paired perfectly with my Gingered Butternut Squash Soup (recipe coming soon).
I haven’t updated you on my injury status since I have that planned for another post, but things are definitely on the mend. I’m not running and likely won’t be for another year or so. I’ve been focusing on my physio exercises but wanted to test my body to see how it would hold up with a bike ride. My Dad came along for the ride and we rode around Toronto for about 1.5 hours. My leg was pretty good until the end when it started acting up. Hoping I didn’t do too much damage. It was still wonderful to spend some quality time with my Dad though 🙂
No this isn’t deja vu, I food prepped the exact same food as last week. I tripled Arman’s Curried Tuna Patties since they are delicious, Emily’s Miso Sweet Potatoes, BBQed chicken, roasted delicata squash (sorry kabocha, I cheated on you) and steel cut oats cooked in Teavana’s Toasted Nut Brûlée.
Feeling perfectly content after this weekend. Quality time with friends and family, preparations for the week and LOTS of sleep were exactly what the doctor ordered. Be sure to check out Healthy Diva Eats for what’s making everyone else’s Mondays marvelous.
Favourite recipe you’ve tried lately? Do you ever go bike riding?