I’ve got some prime Real Estate…

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… in the learning centre! ;-)

Check out the view from my great corner spot:

A table all for myself:

Today’s eats were a little on the boring side: steel cut oats for breakfast (again…), and a sandwich for lunch with a side of veggies and leftover hummus (which tasted a little old…). Even though I normally love it, I didn’t eat the hummus this time. :-o

I rather share yesterday’s lunch with you, which was a little more exciting:

Soup and Bagel Combo. Tomato tortellini soup with an Organic Multigrain bagel with butter. Mmmh! I was a little scared I’d be carb-overloaded, but luckily they only put 2 tiny tortellini in my soup. Other people might not be too happy about that, but I certainly was. :razz:

Sorry for the blurry photos – this girl still needs a camera!

I now have to catch a train and bus. Take care and see you soon with more exciting eats.


Hungry Girl

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Hey all,

How are you? I’m tired! :-o For some reason I thought it was a good idea this morning to get up at 6AM. OK, the plan was to get up, catch up with some readings for class, get ready and leave at 8AM for class. However, when I got up, guess whom I found in front of the TV, Wii remote in both hands and as awake as ever? That guy I live with! So, no early morning me-time and readings for me… ;-)

Instead I had a coffee and a little bit of this:

and a little bit of that:

Leftover steel cut oats (minus the apple - the pic is recycled from this post - which actually uses bran) with frozen berries, nuked in the microwave for about a minute.

Then I surfed the web for a bit and got ready to leave. The funny thing is, about 2.5 hours later I was hungry again, so I had half of what was supposed to be my lunch (turkey and cheese sandwich) and then bought a small broccoli and cheddar soup for lunch to go with the other half of my sandwich. It’s now about 1PM and I can feel the hunger creeping back alredy, but I still have to be here until 5PM! :-o I’ll schedule an apple for 2PM, and then I possibly have to buy some snackage to get me through class.

The good news: I heard there will be dinner waiting for me when I get home… :razz:

Question for you: Can you recommend any easy, healthy, and budget-friendly lunches to go? I usually pack a sandwich or a salad bowl (or sometimes leftovers to warm up), almost always an apple, veggies and hummus, granola bars, Lärabars and possibly some other easy transportable fruits like oranges, or grapes. The only problem: it’s getting boring! Do you have any tips on how to switch things up a little? What do you normally pack, if you pack your own lunches? I can’t justify spending $8-10 dollars everyday for lunches at the food places on campus (i.e. junk food) and tuition is due this Friday, so I need to keep things cheap! Let me know, if you have any tips. I’m looking forward to your ideas.

See you next time,


Mazarin Cake Breakfast

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No, I didn’t actually eat cake for breakfast. I had Mazarin cake (Swedish almond pastry – mmmmhhh, soooo good!!) flavoured oat bran – yum!

Oat bran and water, microwaved for 1.5 minutes, a tsp Vega Vanilla Almondilla Smoothie Mix stirred in, and topped with a chopped apple. Vega Vanilla Almondilla tastes like Mazarin in a cup – more? Yes, please!

I then headed to campus for some yoga (Hatha), library action, and the UBC Farmers Market, and I ended up with the cutest Gala apples – they’re tiny!

Ok, now I have to decide what to make for dinner. I have mushrooms and an abundance of spinach – Any suggestions? I’m tending towards pasta… or a spinach salad… I don’t know!

See ya later,