Happy Sunday Friends!
I want to first start this post by thanking you all so much for all the love over my last post (my vlog). It really meant a lot as I was kind of nervous to post it as I’m, as I said, not the most camera happy person. I promise to be a bit more organized with my thoughts the next time around as I felt I was super scattered and “trail-offy.” It’s all a learning process I suppose. I also appreciate the feedback and all of your fabulous questions!! So many to answer in the next video. 😀 Hugs!!
I do want to make mention that my non tech savy self fixed the whole cutting off at minute 11 thing. The full video is now posted and the link in the last post has been updated to the full 31 minute version 🙂 Thanks to all of you that let me know that it was incomplete!
Now onto this post’s topic…
I had the nicest lil cardinal singing to me when I began this post…I say began as these posts are always started first thing in the AM and then completed following my day at work. Some peeps just don’t get your typical lazy Sunday.
What do your Sundays look like?
Anywho lets jump right into the topic of today’s post which is…
Lettin it all hang out with Arman over at The Big Mans World.
Did that sound wrong…or gross? Get your mind out of the gutter, I meant our answers geesh.
This weeks edition is brought to us all by Jen over at Chase the Red Grape so send her some love by checkin out her blog too!
1) I am coming to visit! Where would you take me and what would we do?
To be honest…I would prolly take ya to the gym or the farmer’s market because those are my favourite places 😛 Oppps. But for real, if we could try something new and exciting together there is this circus school (Zacada Circus School) in Hamilton that I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go and try out. You basically pay like 20 bucks or something cheap for and hour and a half of circus ring hoppin, silk rope sliddin and back bendin. Exercise made super fun is a great trip to me!
Weeeooo!! So much fun! Check out their website
Oh and then I would take you to Chucks because you can’t come visit me without tryin out a dirty burger 😉 Preferably, a dirty exotic meat burger.
Gotta end the trip on a “you gotta eat here” food note right?
–2) What is the one thing you never leave the supermarket without buying?
Okay okay I’m going to be uber boring with this one but my top five “oh I will need this in a day or two so I mind as well pick more up” buys would be…
- Swiss Chard
- Acorn Squash
Calling squash addicts anonymous now.
I will say that I rarely leave without some form of seafood in my hand. Blasted fish counter and those lovely gems of the sea just get me every time.
–3)When I say burpees, you say…
–4) What is the first website you check in the day?
A show of some kind while nommin on breaky because food always comes first 😀
Amirite or amirite-rrr?
–5) Tell me about one act of kindness you have done recently?
It had been a while since raisins and oatmeal had married and produced one of in my personal spotters favourite goodies so on Saturday I brought the Deanster in some homemade skillet cookies in his favourite flavour…
These cookies are not winning any prizes in the appearance department that’s for sure BUT they are quite good and very easy to make. Want a soft and warm cookie with a slightly crispy outside in five minutes? Try out skillet cookies! I got this idea years ago from the genius herself, Dana over at the Minimalist Baker. After seeing her recipe, I created my own version to use as a pre-workout snack that I could cart around with me in class before heading to the gym. Her oatmeal cookie pancakes took on the form of my “skillet cookies” as I made my batter quite a bit thicker, thus creating a much chewier and ‘oatier’ product than your average pancake. Much more like a cookie I would say. Her recipe is here, and I should really get around to posting my own version as they are really good actually eatin either as a stack of ‘cakes or cookies.Please note that I’m still thinking I found an actual ‘skillet cookie’ recipe but I’m failing at remembering the amazing blog that posted them despite literally seeing the blog page in my mind.
Continuing on my baking spree of kindness, this blueberry paleo loaf made it into the hands of my Dad for snackage over the week at work…
As I had never worked with JUST almond flour before, I wanted to use a recipe as guidance for my first attempt to wrap my mind around the tricks. Thanks to Kristen at Live Simply for this amazing recipe. I made a few tweaks as I always do (subbed 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup and a few Stevia packets for all of the honey, used apple sauce and bloobs rather than banana and used 2 eggs+1 flax egg) and my Dad very much enjoyed it!
–6) You have a carton of eggs, what would you make with them?
Hmmm…toughie as I don’t really cook with eggs too much. This is totally sad because I really do enjoy them! So let me find a tasty recipe to use’em all up.
Oh Oh I got a good one!
I would have a burger party and everyone could rock perfectly poached eggs on their [bunless bison] burgers.
I have always wanted to try that!
Actually I have a better idea! Since we are on the topic of acts of kindness…
If it was around Easter, I would bring those eggs over to the McMaster Children’s Hospital (where I used to volunteer in the ER) and we could paint some easter eggs. That would be so much fun and hopefully bring some happiness to those kids waiting for hours in the ER.
–7) Tell me about a sight you have seen that took your breath away.
Coming home yesterday evening from the Eaton Centre on the bus, we drove past Cootes Paradise as we came around the bend to the highway exit and it was just that perfect time of dusk where the clouds were that lovely shade of pinky-orange and cast a stunning glow over the water. It’s the simple things that are the most beautiful I think.
What I saw was not as breathtaking as this image, but you get the idea.
–8) Your an elephant, what would you never forget?
Those who were sincerely kind to me.
I believe that you should always always always remember and cherish those people who stumble into your life and want only good things for you. Showing empathy, love, kindness and respect is not always a given these days and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
–9) Reveal to me a ‘slang’ word or term that you use where you are from, and what it means!
Smorgasbord. Not really a a native slang term but rather a term that my Mom passed to me…and the only slang term I can think of at the moment. It basically means a combination of things. We often use it to describe food when there is a whole bunch of goodies combined into one great thing
My proatmeal for example 😉
…. Or for a more universal example…
…your average Christmas or Thanksgiving feasting plate.
–10) Tell me a corny joke!
I saw this yesterday morning on Facebook and it made me smile and laugh despite it’s corny nature…
Thanks again to Jen and Arman for the hook up this week!
Last act of kindness you did for someone?
What’s your favourite way to use eggies?
Would you try out that circus school with me?