An Anniversary Remembered

Hello friends! Hope you all had a fabulous day :) My dizziness has thankfully subsided. I played it safe last night and tried out some Amazing Grass Green Super Food to hopefully help things along.

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I won this and the chocolate mix in Angie’s giveaway. I hadn’t used it up to this point because I didn’t really know what to do with it!

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I mixed one (tiny) scoop with 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. 

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It was… okay. I drank it, but it wasn’t delicious. One thing I’ve noticed about Amazing Grass is that it is pretty filling for a drink powder. The fibre perhaps?

It’s a day off here because of Remembrance Day, which meant plenty of time this morning to celebrate Waflle Wednesday :)

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Drooooool. Used my usual protein pancake recipe and topped with heated strawberries and blueberries then drizzled an almond butter-almond milk mix.

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It was heavenly. But why stop there? I added a little hot chocolate mix to my morning brew ;)

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A perfect way to start my three-day “weekend” :D

I spent my morning and good chunk of my afternoon re-working my resume, writing a gazillion cover letters, and sending them out to as many places as I could think of. So far mostly communications-type jobs. Seems to fit my skill set, and I applied to some really interesting companies that I would be proud to represent :)

At some point, I breaked for chocolate protein yogurt.

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Yumm. P.S. Do not try this with chocolate Amazing Grass. Gets nice and thick, but tastes disgusting. Consider yourself warned.

After letting my boring lunch digest and hitting our daytime high of 9 Celsius, I set out for a long run. Been a couple weeks since I did a long one, and opted for a solid 8 miles. It flew by! Eight is my favourite number, and seems to be a pretty good one for long runs too :) Oh, and I saw two women riding horses on the trail! It was fun, but frightening, as I’m intimidated by horses :\

As always, I whipped up a post-workout smoothie. They just go down so easy!

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  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 scoops Vega Smoothie Infusion
  • handful each frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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It was actually a pleasant purple colour. The cup is pretty, but makes everything look a gross shade of green :P

Not gonna lie, part of my long run was also meant to work up a hunger. Remembrance Day happens to be Chris and I’s anniversary (easy to remember!). Four years!! Although, I say it’s more like two since we live in different cities :P

We celebrated with one of our common hobbies – food. Went to one of Fredericton’s “fancier” restaurants, Brewbakers.

One thing I love about this place is that it has an open kitchen so you can see what the chefs are doing.

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And a pretty decor. One thing I do like about Christmas are the lights!

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Chris ordered, what else, steak.

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It came on top of parmesan garlic mashed potatoes and carrots. I tried a bite and it wasn’t too bad. But I liked my dish much better!

I went for the special, maple balsamic pork.

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On top of roasted baby potatoes, broccolini and grilled cantaloupe. So good! I’ve only had pork once since I started eating red meat again, and this did not disappoint. The maple syrup was of course divine, and I included a sweet bit of cantaloupe in every bite. Yum!

Our server caught me taking photos, and captured Chris and I before digging in.

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We just want our meat :P

I insisted on dessert, and Chris let me choose. I went for the richest, chocolate-y-est thing on the dessert menu.

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Molten lava cake with some decaf black tea. It was deconstructed though, with the “lava” on the outside. The sauce was definitely the best part. Chris and I split it. This is approximately where I went from pleasantly satisfied to FULL :D

Now we’re just taking it easy and Chris is pretending not to like Glee, but I know he secretly loves it ;)

Hope you all had a stellar Hump Day!

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Posted on November 11, 2009, in Restaurants, Workouts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Your pork dish looks so good. Yum. The pork in the ramen I eat on Mondays is always so good and your dish made me want that!

  2. Happy Anniversary! You make a cute couple :)

    The lava cake looks unbelieveable.

  3. WOW those waffles are a sight to behold!!! and so is your dinner out. yum. you guys are SO SO cute! i love your dress/top whatever it is. very cute. love the inside of that restaurant also. glad you guys had a fun anniversary!! congrats on four glorioussss years! here’s to four more :) xo

  4. Happy Anniversary! :D I’m jealous of your eats today!

  5. Congrats on 4 yrs! That’s a long long time! :-)

    I totally would have ordered the pork too. LOVE it.

    And no offense, but I’m with HEAB…Amazing Grass=Amazing Ass :-D

  6. Happy anniversary – and congrats on the 8 miles. You are a serious runner now!

  7. Happy anniversary! I like chocolate amazing grass, but I didn’t like the others. Your waffle creation looks absolutely amazing, though! Great job on the run :)

  8. Happy Anniversary! I think Amazing Grass tastes the best in smoothies…but I’m too scared to try any flavor other than chocolate!

  9. oooh good call on that very chocolatey dessert! it looks so amazing!!!! congrats on your anniversary. it sounds like you guys had a fabulous time. and that waffle…mmm what a day of good eats, love that.

  10. I watched Glee for the second time tonight and I am really liking it! I may have to add it to my DVR list that I never have time to go through lol.

  11. I like the way you order…no salad, and a “nibble” of the bf’s dish! Your pork sounds amazing!

    And boy, I love the way you decorated that waffles into a star pattern…very appropriate! :-)

  12. Happy Anniversary! Looks like such a lovely meal :)

    I’ve just started using the Amazing Grass products as well but haven’t had a chance to post on them. As I write this, I just realized that I think we’ve had this conversation already ;) Haha. Wow, we ARE old. Nevermind.

  13. Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids!

  14. Happy Anniversary.

    I’ve got to say, your pork looks like the winner. And holey moley, what a pile of food you get there!!

    PS – I lovvvvvvve molten chocolate lava cake. You’re a girl after my own heart.

  15. Happy Anniversary!

    That molten cake looks like the perfect anniversary dessert. YUM!!!

    And I didn’t even realize I participated in Waffle Wednesday yesterday! Yay!!

  16. Happy belated anniversary! You kept that quiet ;) Looks like a fun night out- maple pork sounds delish, and griled canteloupe? YUM.

    I found a waffle make today and almost screamed- they are pretty much unheard of in the UK. Going on my Christmas wish list!

  17. I’m so jealous of those waffles! Yum!
    Brewbakes looks amazing!!
    Congrats on the four years:D

  18. Aww HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You guys look very cute!! The style of that restaurant sounds very nice – love the lights :)

    Your waffles ALWAYS get me! I need a waffle maker or something so I can partake in waffle Wednesday.

    Hope you have a great Thursday!

  19. Happy Anniversary! :)

    That pork looks yumtastic! You guys are so cute together! :)

    Lava cake is always good.

  20. Ya know what I’ve NEVER tried any of my AG samples plain with just almond milk. I always blend them up with fruit & nut butter. I’m kinda scared to try it alone! lol

    Happy Anniversary ;-)

  21. Happy Anniversary! That looks like a great restaurant :)

  22. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DEAR SUSAN!

    you two are adorable, and that maple pork has me salivating. i don’t love meat, but somehow with maple, it sounds perfect :)

    i do not like amazing grass. tried it. about gagged my stomach out of my body.

    have a fab day dear!

  23. and happy anniversary to CHRIS!!!! :)

  24. Just catching up, like I promised :)
    1) FOOD PORN!!! Susan–those fluffernutter oats are killing me. ditto the waffles. holy cow
    2) Hummus fritatta–you are a genius. I am copying that, too
    3) Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Christmas anxiety. My fave things have changed over the years, too, but I always love the spirit of warmth that comes with it. I think you took the first step to getting into it by modifying your definition of it in the first place. You can do it girl!
    4) Way to resist the lure of fast food and make your own–I count Whole Foods salad bar as my go-to :)
    5) Love you. xoxo

  25. Aww Happy (Belated) Anniversary! I love Chocolate Amazing Grass….soooo yummy! I’m just too cheap to buy any :(

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