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Come on Summer

I don’t know about the rest of Canada, but the weather here in Prince George hasn’t been too promising.. Yesterday morning I woke up to blue skies and sunshine. I thought it would have been at least a little warmer outside, but it was still sitting at 0 and didn’t get above 2 degrees all day. I want to be able to go for long walks, runs, wear shorts, sit outside and read and go on picnics. It even snowed last weekend!

Besides complaining about the weather, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking. I also ordered Meghan Telpner’s new book, Undiet. I made the granola recipe found in the book the day I got it. It turned out awesome! I had some last night with some goat’s yogurt. So far this book has been great and very interesting – it’s hard to put it down! I would especially recommend it to anyone that is looking to clean up their diet. Her story about overcoming her diagnosis of Crohn’s is very inspiring and motivating. It shows just how powerful food and a clear mind could be.

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Besides that I’ve made Jamaican Jerked Chicken, which turned out good, but I want to perfect the recipe before I post it. I’ve made Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies and I’ve also been eating a lot of colourful salads!

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If you seen on Instagram, I also baked a cake. It’s a Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing. It was at my boyfriend’s request, and I can tell you that there is nothing healthy about it. However, it turned out great and I happily enjoyed a piece. There is a bakery in Vancouver called Edible Flours that makes the most amazing gluten-free (as well as egg and soy-free) cakes and pastries. They make donuts there that are to die for too!

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I enjoy decorating cakes, what can I say? Well that’s it for today. It’s beautiful again outside, so I’m going to take the dogs out for a walk. I definitely miss the 30+ degree weather in Jamaica!

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Work, Sleep and Eat

Hey guys! I’m back at work now, going on Day 6. This is the first day there is actually phone service and the internet is working pretty quick. Our last 2 days off were crazy busy – you would think we would have been more prepared with 27 days off. Plus Kori, our niece  was only a few days old, so we wanted to see her as much as we could.

Work has been good. It’s hard going from sleeping in your amazing comfy bed to a  pretty hard bed with no amazing sheets and duvet. Plus, we’re working 12 hour days.  It’s basically: work, eat, sleep. I’ve been exhausted since I started, but I feel like I’m getting into a routine now.

I can’t even tell you how bad I want to go home and cook. I read everyone’s blog posts and search for recipes when I’m not working. Don’t worry, I brought up a tote of food again. I’m so excited to go home and do some festive cooking and baking! The picture below looks amazing – Peanut Butter Fudge Cake. I might try and make it on my days off, but maybe do my own healthier spin on it.

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Here are a few new/different products I brought with me to work.

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This granola has chunks of dark chocolate in it – delicious! I love having it on top of yogurt in the morning. I try and drink lemon water every morning too. These are just a few of the awesome foods I brought with me to work. As I said above – I miss cooking sooooo much! However, I supposed I have to work – so some day I can have my own business and cook as much as I want every day!

That’s all I have for today, as I better get going to work. Now that the internet is being more cooperative there will be more posts. If anyone has any recipes that I must try when I get home, please post them. I already have a list going of dishes and treats I’m going to make.

Have a fantastic Monday!