day 6 – healthy strawberry jam

03 Jun

I had the blueberry almond smoothie for breakfast – this time with even more spinach and minus the chia seeds. I liked it more than the original version, because it was less sweet. Crazy, how your taste buds change over time. :)

Almost two of these glasses. :)


On a backsplash of a poster signed by Tosca Reno, the author of the Eat Clean Diet. I met her at a talk she gave at my dad’s gym. I told her that I hope to look like her when I am in my 50s. She said that it looked like I was well on my way. :)


And a toast with almond butter + jam, and a cuppa.


I’m sorry to say that there were really no actual meals for the rest of the day. Things took longer than I expected, so no lunch. I ate a whole bunch of random things on the go. :(

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And more random things:

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I have a trip to Israel coming up this summer, and I was required to submit a doctor’s form, documenting I am healthy, so I dropped by a walk-in clinic.

This is me 2 hours and 75 dollars later…. :( Ouch.


I was under impression that I was there to get a signature on a piece of paper. But noooooooo…

I had my height and weight measured. (Nothing like a doctor who decides he is going to guess your weight before you step on the scale, and guesses 20 pounds lighter. Ummm… thanks.).

Vision checked.

Blood pressure checked.

Hearing checked.

Two immunizations shots.

Blood taken for analysis. Twice.

All of this happened in three different offices and was performed by ten different people.

At some point a woman (I have not seen until that point) came up to me with a syringe, intending to give me a shot. I actually had to stop her and ask: “Can you please confirm what it is I’m getting? Given the (lack of) organization at this place, I would not be surprised if I received an allergy shot intended for a teenager next door OR a medication to lower cholesterol for an older gentleman in the hall…”. I was only half-joking…

After THAT ordeal, I met Vlad for a surprise birthday shopping spree – I took him to a sports apparel store to get fitted for new running shoes!!! Since they had a sale, I ended up with a pair as well. No excuse now – gotta start training for my half marathon. Let’s hope my knees will appreciate the proper shoe. Pictures soon!

With all the random snacking throughout the day, I was not hungry for dinner. More tortilla chips and some brew…


Kawartha Lakes Raspberry Wheat – really nice summer beer with a light fruity flavour. Mmm….


Paddy’s was more on a bitter side. I did not like it.




Mooha went sober tonight, but could not refuse the chips. (Check out lovely Sandra on the background, as I am flipping through teacher training pictures).


Sigh… Overall, definitely not the nutrition of champions. I need me some vegetables tomorrow…

Healthy Strawberry Jam

[adapted from (never home)maker]


  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice



Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until… well, until it looks good. :) You can either make it chunky or more creamy. Refrigerate for about 2-3 days.

Gah – missing a photo of end result. Check tomorrow’s post.

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  1. Julia

    June 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    This has nothing to do with the post, but have you been to this restaurant?

    Apparently it’s Asian Vegan

  2. Kate

    June 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I haven’t! But it sounds RIGHT MY ALLEY. :)

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