Before I jump into the ‘WIAW’ aspect of today’s post, I need say something:
SURPRISE! And happy one year blogiversary Becky!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Becky this past September at HLS.
Her love for her blog and connecting with other bloggers definitely shines through both online and in person, so I’m happy to be part of this virtual potluck.
So when I was flipping through her recipe collection, her Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Rollups stood out to me the most.
I’m always looking for a good vegetarian recipe for my aiming-for-once-weekly-veggie nights, and of course, you can’t go wrong with anything that involves cheese.
They got full approval from both Eric and myself. And like any good lasagna, the reheated leftovers are even better.
Once again, happy blogiversary Olives ‘n’ Wine!
But today is also the much-loved What I Ate Wednesday.
And of course, I still needed to participate in this one. All my eats from Monday!
Some people go for coffee or tea first thing in the morning, but these are all included in my morning. Fish oil, greens+ powder, hair and nails supplement, and my ACV cocktail (apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, water and a few drops of stevia).
I went for a late morning gym-session, so I had two dates and some blue raspberry flavoured BCAA’s for some energy beforehand.
Although I’ve been doing a lot of fitness classes lately, I’ve been missing the heavy lifting work. I followed Day 3 on this set of full body workouts from Tara, and wow – doing heavy deadlifts for the first time in about 3 months? OUCH. Such DOMS the next day.
Smoothie time. A frozen banana, about a teaspoon of chocolate PB2, a scoop of cookies n cream whey protein, and a good pour of cereal – a mix of Uncle Sam’s Supergrains and Wild Harvest’s Banana Nut Granola.
Monday was Eric’s mom’s birthday, so we opt to take her to Mein Street, an Asian fusion restaurant that we’re all big fans of. Also…it was snowing Monday night. Our first big snow of the season. Snow + cold = I want soup.
That, and Davida gave me a Pho craving. So Chicken Pho it was.
Plus the added bean sprouts, hoisin and sriracha. I added the sprouts and hoisin, and enough sriracha that I had to stop and blow my nose every few spoonfuls – how you know you’re doing sriracha right.
Nadine had been gifted some shoe cupcakes from a friend of hers for her birthday, so she sent one home with us.
Clearly a trained pastry chef, right? Almost too pretty to eat. Of course, I did – Eric and I shared, which translates into he had about three bites and I had the rest. The cake itself was a lot fluffier than I like it (I prefer a dense cake) but the icing and the cookie bits were fabulous.
And really, a cupcake is just a fabulous way to end the day, isn’t it? Have a good one!
<— Oats: microwave or stovetop?
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<— Do you have snow yet?
<— What’s included in your ‘morning ritual?’