Eating Veg

November 27, 2010

Goodbye WordPress.

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 11:31 PM

So the time, I’m sure we all knew would come, has indeed come at last.

I have decided my blogging experience on WordPress, blogging about my vegetarianism, has been quite exhilarating to say the least. Okay. It’s been fun to say the least. (: I have enjoyed every post I’ve sent out, and every comment I’ve received along with them. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs as well! But I think it is time for it to come to an end- my blogging at least.

I started this blog at the beginning of the year for one purpose. To blog about my eats and read others eats as well for ideas of what to put on my plate next. My blogs are always inconsistent and not as entertaining as I would hope. For that I have decided to cease blogging. At least on this account. I will be more than happy to keep this blog up and running, at least until WordPress decides to delete if they should think to do so.I will still continue to read your blogs and occasionally comment of course!

I’ll then leave you with this;

Going vegetarian (ovo-lacto at least), has been the best thing I have ever done. And will hopefully one day progress to veganism. I encourage anyone looking for a change in their diet for health reasons or just wanting to help the environment or even save a few lives to go vegetarian. You will immediately feel better – mind, body and spirit. Research the topic before going straight into it though! You don’t have to be a complete health nut to be one nor is the food the least bit boring!

Take care (:

November 2, 2010

Halloween!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 8:57 PM

O M G guys! So how was your Halloween?

I was totally a Gypsy for Halloween πŸ˜› This was taken with a group of friends as we had all dressed up for school – dress down day last Friday πŸ˜‰ Yes I went trick-or-treating as well! What can I say? It was truly epic!

We went to the res (where my friend and her sister lives) and hell yes we scored! Best thing about going trick-or-treating in the country is that you totally luck out because nobody gets anybody so there’s always tons of candy to be given away πŸ˜‰

We went to one house and we were to go to the shed -they had it all decked out- strobe lights, booming Halloween music, and decorations! I was was expecting something to just jump out at me at any moment haha. Then I hear this laughter and I start screaming, until I spin around to see a little kid dressed in a blue dino costume and I’m like oh. Haha so I turn back around and there’s this kid in a Halloween mask right up in my face. And because of the music and strobe lights I don’t know if he’s a dummy or a kid haha So I start freaking out again lmfao. Until he starts dishing the candy into my bag and I’m like oh. lol. Then I turned and ran like a bat out of hell. lol. Yes I’m a wuss, I know πŸ˜‰

Then we went to this other house and she wanted a trick for a treat. My friends did a jig. When she said it wasn’t a trick I -being the gypsy- told her she’d die in 7 days. That was apparently not what she was hoping for and threatened me no candy lol. πŸ˜€ I don’t think before I talk hahahahaha.

So I carved a pumpkin πŸ˜€ I tried making a witch… but it fell apart and I was left with a huge gaping hole… LMFAO… so I spun it around and made a classic jack-o-lantern. lol. It crumbled the next day haha.Β  I’d totally upload a picture but my dial up hates me so it’s okay πŸ˜€

So I guess 2 weeks ago now (jeeze time flies by) I had a consultation with a dental surgeon about my wisdom teeth (yikes!) I got to the mall a bit early (walked from the school :P) and in my sweaty state as I had speed walked the entire way thinking I was going to miss the appointment (lol) I popped into the Bulk Barn to kill time. I found Larabars! I’ve never seen them before besides online! and got really excited! So I bought one. Would have bought another flavour but didn’t know the price. I believe I got the peanut butter flavour! It was actually pretty decent. The first bite I was seriously unsure of it and even thought it wasn’t worth it. But I took another bite and that second bite was all I needed. This little bar had a definite different taste but was actually really good! Would I buy this again? Absolutely! Probably a different flavour just ’cause. But yes. I would totally buy it again! I wasn’t too fond of all the fat content but all in all? Worth it ^.^

Today I went to the local college where they were hosting all the colleges in Ontario. I was waiting inline to talk to a rep for journalism (yup I’m stickin with it!) when the guy from the table next to it, calls me over. They were for the local radio station! He wanted me to do a mini interview thing for like a minute! I was freaking out- remember I hate public speaking- but I apparently did really well and didn’t blank! So it was cool! Unfortunately, anyone who would be listening wouldn’t know me since my buddies were either in school or listening to a better station lol.

So I believe that is it for my news. Hope you had an AMAZINGΒ  Halloween! It is after all the best time of the year! Tell me all about it!

October 24, 2010

What a morning…

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 12:00 PM

Before I start flappin my fingers on the keyboard going on about this morning lets talk about food!

 

 

This was dinner the other night… pita, pizza sauce and cheese! Perhaps a bit too much cheese… but I couldn’t seem to stop adding more cheese on the plate lol. This is really good and really quick. Minus all the cheese, it’s pretty healthy too! I don’t like toppings on my pizza… I fail as a vegetarian sometimes lmao, so something like this is just fine. Normally I discard the cheese and just eat the sauce and dough… but I was feeling like a fatty that night πŸ˜› I know what you’re thinking… ‘just dough and sauce? That’s not pizza! The cheese/veggies/meat make the pizza!” lol yes well it’s just something i’ve done since childhood haha.

I also had a fab picture of another dinner I did Friday but of course my camera didn’t want to load it to the computer… so! I’ll explain it to the best of my ability. Pita stuffers + soy sauced fried tofu + soy sauced fried veggies + ranch dressing = amazing!!! I haven’t done this in quite a while! But oh my it was good! It made 2 and unfortunately the first was with some italian dressing because I couldn’t find the ranch dressing… ilk. But it was still good πŸ˜€

Last night I made spaghetti! (no picture) Ground round + Pizza sauce (lol) + Tomato paste + mushroom + 1tsp of garlic + spaghetti! = Delicious! A 20 minute meal turned into a 40 minute meal. lol. I forgot I had to cook the noodles…soooo lol. But oh well. It was still terrific!

So. Finally. This morning. Ma woke me up at 8 to take dad out to breakfast in little old Tweed. Okay so with half an hour to throw something on and wash my face.. eat a banana because I hate eating breakfast out.. I don’t know why I just never have lol. Anyways.. after breakfast which was uneventful, I had a hot chocolate (yum!) we drove around for a while… bumped into some old friend and found ourselves at a tack shop… well. I blew 40 bucks a nice bridle for my lovely horse ❀ which was my allowance… thanks dad *eye roll* and I bought a 5 dollar shirt for my friend who loves riding. It’s basically a girl on a horse riding around a pole with the caption “pole dancing” Perhaps it’d be cuter if I took a picture of it.. but y’know πŸ˜› Then dad thought he’d be awesome and buy a whole box full of used halters. Not only did they look like they were trampled for the last fifty years… my ‘new’ halter is…pink… PINK! Seriously?! *sigh* I thought he was joking. Apparently not… Kill me now. πŸ˜› Please? I think this shows just how well fathers know their daughters. *cough*

Lol anyway that was basically the day. Luckily.. i didn’t kill anyone whilst driving even though the rain was a crazy down pour πŸ˜›

Question time!!!

How do you like your pizza?

Does your dad know you enough to not buy a pink halter?


October 18, 2010

Food!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 9:50 PM

Cool title right? I know my creativity is waning. lol.

So last post I promised food pictures.. which is part of the reason it took so long for this post to come out πŸ˜› So here we go…

yummy!

This is a new brand the local grocery store started carrying. Seriously good stuff right here! Not the best veggie patty I’ve ever had, but definitely tasty πŸ˜›

Oh jeeze this looks just in time for Halloween, no? πŸ˜›

This is the said patty from the package above as well as nuggets which are from the same brand. The nuggets are in my opinion exceptionally good. I have only ever tried frying them yet. Good stuff πŸ˜› If looking to replace them for the legit chicken nuggets, you probably won’t be satisfied as they are a bit more soft but equally satisfying for sure πŸ˜›

Yet another stir fry. Jeeze I believe I am two seconds away from being the poster child for making stir fries. Note to self: think of better meal plans. The sauce I used, as you can see.. if you squint πŸ˜› is one of Krafts salad/chicken sauces. Toasted Sesame. This is seriously good!

Mum made banana bread the other day and I’m totally loving it, packing it in school lunches along with the usual. Fruit and whatever else I find πŸ˜›

Tonight I had another one only this time I threw it on top of white rice and had a side of yellow beans and bread πŸ˜› The sauce was honey garlic πŸ˜› Yummy!

As far as exercise goes… I’ve decided to do some dance every night for roughly fifteen minutes along with my regular ball routine πŸ˜› If you’ve been wondering what I’m talking about when I say dance…

I got this dance workout DVD a few years back and it’s like great πŸ˜› It’s hip hop so you can imagine it took me a while to get the hang of it πŸ˜› I’m really trying to get rid of my hips lol wish me luck hmm? I already dropped half an inch in 3 days… although it could have been the insane amount of walking, going back and forth from school to coop (I don’t jay walk as I think with my luck I’ll be run over,) so I go up the street to the lights, cross the lights, and then back down the street to the home. haha I love it. Then there’s another insane amount of walking all through the home. And then of course the stairs! I’ve taken a liking to them, as I find taking the elevator too often leaves me feeling a bit dizzy!

So for school I’m doing two credit coop at the retirement home across the street. I partly did it to build up my confidence which I kind of lack in πŸ˜› For my long time readers know my presenting skills suck πŸ˜› I’m really enjoying it there. My placement is with the activities coordinator so I do some real interesting things. Everyone is extremely nice but they can get real verbal towards each other lol. I’ve been here roughly four weeks, but already I notice my self confidence has really grown. Hopefully I’ll be able to successfully do some awesome presentations in the near future πŸ˜›

 

Question: what’s your favourite, if you have any, work out DVDs?

October 6, 2010

!!!Wiztober!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 10:03 PM

Ahh! It’s October. The best time of year, in my opinion. What with carving pumpkins, the decorations, the fun, the candy, the history with the day. Not to mention Thanksgiving! For us Canadians anyway ;).

This will be my first Thanksgiving as vegetarian.Β  We’ll be having family over which will be fun. Mums kind of sad because she misses me sharing the turkey leg with her πŸ˜‰ It’s funny how I look back on the previous year, how my eating habits were completely different. Sure I’ve always wanted to take on this diet, but I still ate meat. Even though I had to play the ignorance is bliss game, I still enjoyed my meals. After I stopped eating it was a couple months after where the smell of meat, even the appearance of it in the grocery store sent me reeling. Personally, I find it amazing. I mean imagine if people -random people – just dropped meat from their diet for just a few months. Wonder what would happen?

 

For dinner tonight, I had pizza! Well.. sort of. I used the pita as the crust and pizza sauce, vegan!* and cheese. Next time when I’m feeling more creative, I’ll definitely toss on some chopped portobellaΒ  mushroom! Fantastico! Yeah it wasn’t enough for a dinner, so I had an apple after. Then a petite bowl of ice cream XD Looove it XD

The other night, I had a random stir fry. Chopped mushroom, and zucchini fried in soy sauce! It was definitely great! With that I put on top of white rice and corn! Beautiful!

As far as exercise goes; I’ve kind of been alternating. One night running/walking the hay fields and the other dancing it up XD I do a quick exercise ball session in the morning and at night. In the morning however, just basic, not enough to break a sweat, as the weathers turning cold now and I have to have a shower at night, because my hair tends to freeze- literally- at the bus stop. It’s curly and thick, so I have to dry it naturally, no blow dryers. I feel like a caveman XD

Unfortunately now it is also hunting season. And bear season. and whatever else season. Although my dad is against hunting, people still feel the need to come on to our property with or without permission and do as they please. Plus we have bad ass wildlife out there. haha. So mums all worried I’m going to be shot down or attacked by a fisher or… a bear. Wonderful. So safe to say I’m not going to be running for quite a while. Which sucks. I could do the road for sure. But that’s lame and with my luck I’ll be run down by a car. Even though were in the boonies and the roads not that active. Pfft πŸ™‚

So unable to go back in the fields today, I decided to plant myself on the hammock instead. I love it. It’s like… my own little thinking space. But I had grabbed my ipod so I decided to belt out a few tunes for half an hour. I figured it was okay. Too cold for anyone to have their windows down to hear me (: Well half an hour later I’m belting out Miranda Lamberts Gunpowder and Lead, and the song ends. I shout “ONE MORE TIME!” and all of a sudden I hear “NO!” and I scream, and almost fall off the darned hammock. It was mum. hahaha. Oh I couldn’t stop laughing. That’s what you get when I can’t run! It’s my energy release. I need it! lol.

If you run/walk/skip πŸ˜› Where do you like to do it best?

What’s your “energy release?” Do you even have one?

Pictures will come hopefully with the next post! I’ve not really been photo happy lately! Don’t worry (:

 

September 29, 2010

Student For a Day!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 9:58 PM

Oh my gosh guys I do feel horrible for not being around! I really do. I mean I was gone for almost a month because of my laptop being in a rut. It was having major start up problems and I was scared it was on the verge of crashing. Ugh. 2 years with the bloody thing and it’s crashed twice! This would be the third time if it had… but it didn’t thankfully!

For a while soup and peanut butter and banana sandwiches played a big part as dinner, alternating nights. Bad example for a healthy vegetarian I know. But I didn’t have those simple dinners every single night! I had a sloppy joe one night. Vegan style πŸ˜‰ It was completely messy! But completely scrumptious.

As well I love my stir fries! And pasta dishes! And subs! And pizza! Random dinners full of yumminess! Faux turkey sandwhiches! So much more!

Tomorrow for lunch I’m going have an epic lunch! You remember those lunchables? Well I’ve decided to have something like that. I’m planning on cutting up pitas into 4s and then lathering it with pizza sauce and topping with cheese!

I haven’t been sick since going vegetarian back in December. Which is like AMAZING! Because I get sick at least twice a year with the season changes. It’s horrible. But except for random sneezes I haven’t been sick! Unfortunately 2 weeks ago was my first time I was actually sick since. It sucked. Completely. I mean it was so unfair.

So I have fantastic news! I think I FINALLY know what it is I wish to do with my sad excuse of a life πŸ˜€

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JOURNALISM!!!!

Writing is a real passion of mine. It always has been. Something I’ve always wanted to do. So I figure why not?

I went to guidance a week ago and made an arrangement with the local college to do student for a day. That day was today.

I followed a class around the entire college all day. It was fantastic. Intimidating a bit for sure. But completely liberating! I met a girl named Tara. =) I also met a girl with the last name which I had used for a story I’m currently working on. It’s not a common last name either. So why am I telling you this? Because I think it’s a sign! Seriously. I mean SERIOUSLY! Not just that but it felt right. and for the first time in like years I can imagine myself having a future. I can see myself in a future. A future I didn’t think I’d ever have or be in. Or belong to.

I realize being a journalist is seriously hard to break into. Just as well it’s stressful. And the salary, can really suck. But that’s just it. I don’t care about the salary. So long as I’m not living with my parents for the rest of my life, or in a box… I’ll be fine! Just as well, the course has many other career opportunities than just being a journalist. Like an editor. Or a publisher… or many others (: Words hold so much power for us. They have us experience so many emotions. With that it also gives us new information, allows us to be more aware of the world around us. I couldn’t be more excited.

The thing I’m completely depressed about though is, I totally hoped I could be getting out and about, to a totally new city, new college, new people, new experiences. But the rents think it would be better if I went to the local college. Because it would be less money in the long run. And apparently the fact we need a new car for me and mum and were buying new land… it adds up. Well that just sucks. But on the plus side if I’m able to go onto university after college to change my diploma to a degree I would be getting that awesome experience and stuff… soo (: But oh well.

So! I’m sorry for the lateness! I did have epic pictures but as usual my camera didn’t want to put em up. Pfft but whatever I believe my speech is long enough, eh? πŸ˜›

Are you planning on going to college? University? Straight to a job? Have you already been through the post secondary thing? How did you like it? Or are you excited to go through it next fall? Are you currently going through it? What course are you planning on taking? πŸ˜›

I’ll be back!!!

August 22, 2010

Oh sun how I miss you…

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 8:43 PM

Well this weekend has certainly proven to be a crappy weekend that’s for sure.Β  I don’t think we had any sun today at all! When I went in the pool for some cardio, it was freezing. Some how we don’t have the thermometer anymore so I’m guestimating it was about 0. which isn’t a bad thing for me considering I’ll be in there as soon as it opens in the spring and as soon as it closes in the fall [:Β  Best thing ever! lol.

This was last nights dinner ^^ The tofu n’Stir fry! Curry flavour! This is the first time I bought this package, itsΒ  2 servings in one package so basically I got one more nights worth! Yay!

This was Really good! There wasn’t much in the fridge soooo I basically chopped up a carrot with some mushroom. Creative I know. I would definitely have put some broccoli and zucchini and even eggplant :/ and anything else that can go into a stir fry! Maybe even some noodles next time!! woot!



August 21, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 12:16 PM

Come back another day!!!!

When I woke up this morning it was completely dreary out. Quite depressing. It was followed an hour later by heavy rain. Great. But I guess you can’t have sunny days all summer hmm? I can feel fall coming to town. I’m quite excited because… HALLOWEEN is almost here as well! The very best holiday every made! What’s your favourite holiday/day and why?

Gosh. I really do have a habit of not blogging don’t I?

Ooops (:

I haven’t really been up to much all summer. I’ve been stuck in a sort of slumber. Quite a lot of thinking is being done on my part. About the future anyway. Am I getting anywhere? Honestly? Not really.

On to Food…

I really haven’t been eating anything epic to take a picture of lately. Either because I eat what my mother makes, minus the meat and add a little something extra to make up for the l

ack of protein etc. Or I’m just too lazy to take the picture… or I’m eating… Mr. Noodle soup cups… they are amazing aren’t they πŸ˜‰ lol.

Last week I had an amazing thing! A falafel! Never had one in my life until recently! We went to a Metro (formerly known as A&P) and found they had a whole shelf of fake meats/tofu etc. It was thrilling almost! lol. So I picked up a stirfry for tofu as well as a whole pack of these tasty buggers.

So easy to heat! and even better to eat! I used dip which was quite hot. But I loved it! I would DEFINITELY buy these again!

I have been having quite a lot of cereal for breakfast lately .. throwing in a couple handfuls of blueberries πŸ™‚ Good stuff (: the funny thing I find about cereal is that it tell you a hundred and some odd calories per bowl, but doing the math your actually eating almost 300 for a proper bowl as no one really has 3/4 for a bowl do they ? Funny.

Last grocery shopping trip ma made, she bought me these amazing pitas (no picture :O ). Theyre snacks basically. 190 calories per pita. But because they are so thick and yummy it’s well worth it, and for me makes my lunch complete (: Just pop it in the toaster, and spread your favourite spread on them! I have yet to try hummus… What makes these so great is that they have flavours. The one my mama bought wasΒ  apple and cinnamon! Wonderful creation!

Tonight I’m kinda wondering what to make… perhaps that tofu stirfry hmm? πŸ˜›

So I’m sure that was a kinda lame post! haha. But it’s all I have to say food wise!

Take care!

August 3, 2010

Breakfast Pancakes!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — mysticdolphin @ 1:39 PM

Hey!

How is your summer going bloggies! It’s already AUGUST! Summer is literally flying by! I got my schedule for next semester in the mail. Let me tell you I am not pleased what so ever! I do not love the idea of returning to high school when I don’t have to >.< But oh well! I have double co-op and I’m wondering what I’m going to do for them lol. Basically because I still don’t know what I want to do for a career :/ Maybe I’ll become a bum? πŸ˜› Kidding! But I’m definitely gonna have to think of something and fast! But there’s a retirement home next door to the school, right across the street actually. I think I might go over there. Could be interesting. It’s just for a semester anyway. :/ Have you guys ever COOPed for school?

So my camera doesnt wish to present my wonderful wrap I made last night so I’ll skip to what I had for breakfast!

I was so excited when I woke up because I miss pancakes! Usually I haveΒ  a bowl of cereal and banana or something equally as lame! The only time I actually get a fun breakfast is when I go to my friends’ house which isn’t very often πŸ˜› So I was thrilled! Plus! I didn’t burn the house down! But I definitely burned the last pancake! What do you usually eat for breakfast?

I totally got this Protein Pancaked recipe from Ayla over at High on Healthy! ( I still don’t know how to add links so … lol πŸ˜› ) The differences I made were I excluded everything that put the word ‘protein’ in the title πŸ˜‰ We didn’t have any of it around the house, but just as well I thought they were pretty decent πŸ™‚Β  I definitely got full after the second pancake and had to share with my dog, tossing the rest on a plate for tomorrow πŸ˜›

I drowned it in maple syrup πŸ˜› Like us Canadians do πŸ˜› And tossed some blueberries on top πŸ˜› I had this at 9:30, its 1:40 and I’m seriously not even thinking about food. It’s amazing XD But I gotta say I miss having lunch lol! No I don’t πŸ˜‰

So the verdict! Would I make these again? Absolutely! Maybe I could do something a bit different to make the taste a bit more popping! But I love pancakes and these were good enough in my book =) Besides my dog, the brother had one too. He didn’t like it at all πŸ™‚ But that’s alright xD More for me!

So I’m out πŸ˜› It’s sweltering hot up here xD


July 28, 2010

Chicken Burger!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysticdolphin @ 11:53 PM

Haha just kidding y’all know I don’t do meat πŸ˜‰ But I did however have an amazing burger tonight if I do say so myself!

This was a really legit tasting chicken that I’ve had since going veg. From Blue Menu – what else? πŸ˜› – Terriyaki Chicken Strips (I’ll have to double check on that one next post ;p but ugh! These were amazing!) Just five minutes in the frying pan and there good to go!

In addition to the yummy burger, here are some other tasty treats I put together the last 2 weeks or whatever xD

Flat bread with creme cheese and tomatoes. I totally could have went for some salt and pepper with these but they were still real good none the less πŸ˜›

Within a wrap – a salad, blueberries and dressing. Was it good? Definitely! I don’t really like fruit with my veggies. I mean… it should be a crime lol fruit should not be with veggies! But… this was interestingly tasty! The next night I fried up some of the chick’n strips with it … not so good πŸ˜›

See? I can wrap a wrap πŸ˜›

More delicious flat bread topped with hummus ❀ and grapes! However the grapes are just for looks, and didn’t want to stay still long enough to be chow so they made great pickings!

Wow I have had A LOT of wraps this week eh? lol. Anyway, what looks like a pile cow dung on top of salad and a wrap is actually tofu cooked in asian peanut sauce =) DELICIOUS!

More Asian Peanut sauce with noodles, crumbled tofu, mushroom, broccoli, zucchini and baby corn.Β  (: A MUCH better version of the one I quickly threw together involving the Mr. Noodles haha.

And that ladies and gents is the final bit of the food recap I’ve been hosting the last little while! I’m sorry for not posting all this sooner but I was either not quite feeling like posting or my internet was slow (: Excuses excuses I know πŸ™‚ But hey- it’s the truth πŸ˜›

As the only question I can currently think of – What’s the biggest excuse you have for not posting regularly?


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