A Sugary Sunday
Crap. Is the weekend really over? I’m pretty bitter over that lost hour – I coulda used it!
I slept in till 8am today which is pretty much unheard of for me. Except, seeing as it was well past midnight before I went to bed, it doesn’t add up to much extra sleep :(
Decided to take a rest day since I worked out twice on Saturday. Rest days call for fancy breakfasts in bed :)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup soy milk
Topped with coconut, fresh strawberries and sugar-free syrup. Remember when I was complaining about frozen strawberries earlier in the week? Well, fresh ones were on sale for $5/5lbs. And they’re pretty tasty too! They’re the giant strawberries… in season in California maybe?
Lunch featured some maple smoked salmon.
Shortly after I had a chat with Holly about our upcoming adventure to Banff, Alberta! Those of you who are interested in coming, expect an e-mail soon. I booked my flights last week and will be booking our accommodations in Banff tomorrow. I am SO excited. I’ve been to California, but I’ve never been to Western Canada before. I can’t wait to see the mountains!!!
Then, it was on to more serious business. Brownie making business.
I saw this recipe from Zesty Cook for chocolate caramel brownies and knew it would make for a perfect Treat Monday contribution. I’m all for healthy-fying sweets, but not when I’m sharing them with other people. Let’s face it, healthy substitutions just plain suck when compared to the real thing :P
I didn’t double-check the recipe before I bought groceries yesterday, so I didn’t have all the right ingredients. But I still made do!
Started by mixing up a Duncan Hines chocolate fudge brownie pack as per the instructions on the box. I baked a little over half of it for about 15 minutes.
As that was baking, in a pot I melted a package of Kraft caramels with 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup soy milk (less than what the recipe calls for – it seemed like a lot!)
Get these away from me asap! They are sooooo good! I actually felt a little sick after my brownie consumption as I’m not used to digesting so much crappy sugar at once :P Thankfully, I have my co-workers to pawn them off on for Treat Monday.
I made up for my mass brownie consumption with a giant salad for dinner.
- bell pepper
- pickled beets
- artichoke hearts
- grilled pork tenderloin
- feta cheese
I used Liberty tzatziki which was absolutely fab. Thick and creamy, with a nice garlicky flavour to it.
Might I add the pickled beets were also a wonderful addition. Thanks to Emily for helping me get the guts to try them!! (and now I officially feel like an old man for loving them)
Short and sweet post tonight folks, I’ve got a 6am date with a spin bike. I have a feeling I’ll be sweating brownie batter out my pores :P
Question of the Day: What’s your favourite sweet treat? Cookies? Brownies? Cake? Cupcakes? Ice cream? Donuts? Pastries? I am 100% a cookie and brownie person. You could dangle any other sweet treat in front of me and I wouldn’t care. But that is definitely not the case with cookies and brownies!!
Posted on March 14, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged baking, brownies, dill, pancakes, pork, protein pancakes, protein powder, salad, smoked salmon, strawberries, travel, tzatziki. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.