Well, do ya’? :)

First of all, praise Heaven, this is the last day I will be hand washing dishes.


The part to fix our dishwasher came in the mail! Albeit, with the wrong colored handle, but Ben is going to try and swap just the handle part with the original one. Either way, I’d rather have a mismatching handle then continue to wash dishes. I just can’t stand it! That is one thing that I am semi diva about. Can’t pinpoint why exactly…


Today is also the first time I tried almond milk! Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, to be exact.


Almond milk is made from ground almonds and contains no cholesterol or lactose (natural milk sugar). It can be used as a substitute for cow’s milk in many recipes, and is also completely vegan.


This variety of almond breeze is lightly flavored with vanilla (sooo yummy), but has no added sugar and is enriched with vitamins. Here are the nutritional stats, and just to give you something to compare it to – fat-free skim milk has 11g sugar, 8g protein and 30% calcium per serving.


While the protein and calcium in Almond Breeze is a little behind it’s cow compadre, the fact that it didn’t leave me feeling like a balloon after I ate it, really puts it ahead of the game for me.


This morning I poured a cup of my USVAB over a bowl of Shredded Wheat (which – FYI – has 47g of whole grains in each serving and was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal!) and a sliced organic banana – which tastes sweeter than non-organic bananas. Is that just me?


You know my disgust for soggy cereal – but when I eat biscuit cereal like shredded wheat, frosted mini wheat, etc., I love to give them a few minutes to soak up some of the milk. That way, they’re completely drenched and yummy when I finally dig in!


You know what? Today is also the day I drank the milk! I guess almond milk brings out my wild and crazy side. ;)


Almond Breeze = two thumbs up in my book! It’s just slightly thicker than skim milk, more silky and has that gorgeous hint of vanilla flavor. I totally dig!

Today is the day that I knocked out a giant spoonful of almond butter for satiating fat and protein after breakfast. So delish, so necessary. :)

Moving on, today I brought Sesame-Peanut Tofu Pasta leftovers for lunch. :)


Sounds like a lot of you are hip on cooking tofu – that’s awesome! Next, I want to try cooking it on the stovetop in a skillet. Just to see what the texture contrast is like. Any super fab recipes I need to try?

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I also stocked up on navel oranges at the store this weekend. They make me feel like this –>


Today is the day I’ll be wrapping up my 3-day workout hiatus and getting my booty back in the gym. AND today is the day that I’ll be WALKING OUTSIDE DURING LUNCH!! I feel like it’s been months since I’ve been able to get out for a stroll at lunchtime, and it’s supposed to be just as nice today as it was yesterday. Whee!


Finally, today is the day that Three Question Thursday makes its triumphant return! My schedule gets so out of whack around the holidays, that it has completely slipped my mind for the past several weeks!! Here we go!

1. Do you like getting the good news, or the bad news first?

2. Mac or PC?

3. Doughnut, danish or muffin?

My answers:

1. Good news. It never seems as good when it’s preceded by bad news!

2. I feel like the dowdy PC man when I say this – but, PC!

3. Dougnut. I would kill for some munchkins right now!

ps: You have until 3pm today to enter to win the Amy’s Kitchen free food and gear giveaway!