Thursday, August 05, 2010

Nuttin Butter

As mentioned last night, I took a little trip to the farmer's market located just two blocks from my place at Mayfair Mall. 

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This week's mission was to find the fellow I saw selling nut butter the last time I wandered through.  Fresh made nut butter?  Yes freaking please!!

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I found the lovely man selling his wife's creations at his "Nuttin Butter" booth and was pleasantly surprised to see quite a fun selection!  I asked him what the most popular flavour is and he suggested people have really taken a shine to the Maple Walnut.

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Walnuts, salt, real Canadian Maple Syrup.  Um, yum!

I also couldn't pass up something labelled as Pumpkin Pie.  This one doesn't have the sweet edge but that is easily resolved with a swirl of honey.

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Barney Butter eat your heart out.  :)

After my nutty buddy toast I enjoyed a perfectly ripe Red Haven peach.  First of the season and oh so juicy.

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Of course there was coffee.

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Lunch was going to be a salad but I kept thinking about of all those lovely berries I have...so decided a Triple Berry Smoothie was in order.

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In the KA today: ice, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, 1/4 cup fresh raspberries, 1/4 cup fresh blackberries, 1/2 cup Organic vanilla yogurt, 1/2 packet of Vega Smoothie Infusion for added protein, and a healthy sploosh of light vanilla soy milk to get the whole thing moving.

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Deeeelish.  But blackberry seeds are tres annoying in a drink. ;)

Before heading off for group training with Tia I cleaned out the crack hummus with a celery stick and some Tostitos.

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Tonight's workout was a challenge!!  Tia's neighbours were having a BBQ so rather than workout with an audience she took our little group for a short field trip. She found us a nice cul-de-sac on a hill...perfect for cardio...ahhhhhhhhhh!

Lower body day consisted of lunges, squats, and multiple trips up and down that hill.  I had a good sweat going on that's for sure!  So far my piriformis doesn't hate me any more than usual.

This post is getting crazy long so I think I'll save dinner for tomorrow's post...trust me, it's worth the wait.  Sometimes I even impress myself. ha!

Dessert is more glorious BC fruit...this time cherries.  With a side of Lemon Liberte and a spoon...my evening is complete.

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QuestionI keep meaning to get back to two shorter posts per day instead of one gargantuan one.  What would you all prefer?

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4 comments:

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

Ohh, those nut butters sound delish!

Have you ever tried making your own? I was thinking of experimenting soon.... ;)

Can't wait to see what you had for dinner.

Conny @ Finding My Happy Place said...

I am happy with whatever your giving :) I love your blog,pics,recipes and your attitude!!
PS Went to Costco last night...no Sabra Hummus....you have me wanting to try this crack stuff!!! LMFAO

Amanda@BustingThroughIt said...

I have been searching for some maple flavoured nut butter for months and I can never seem to find it! Must keep up the search :)

i just recently tried the Sabra hummus and you weren't lying...it is the best I've had for sure, so good!

Amy @ForDGRedial said...

I like having just the one big one...keeps my bloglovin a little more managable looking...

Amy x