Happy Friday, friends!
It’s been a few weeks since my last little compilation of things I’ve been loving and I felt like another round-up was in order! Hope there are a couple things on the list that you’re as happy to have stumbled upon as I was.
My roommate let me try a bit of her Vegepate the other day and I am so indebted to her. I basically sprinted to the grocery store to get my own. I’m not usually big on imitation meats, mostly because they usually have ingredient lists the length of a Fruit Roll-Up (holy moly remember those?!) But this one I could make in my own kitchen and it sort of tastes like stuffing to me (AKA spreadable heaven). I’ve been loving it on toast and can’t wait to do more experimenting with it!
Ingredients: Sunflower Seeds, Unbleached White Flour, Onions, Canola Oil, Carrots,
Potatoes, Nutritional Yeast, Sea Salt, Soy Sauce, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Spices.
2. Article about Justin Trudeau’s Wife
I can’t comment on the credibility of the info in this article, but assuming it’s all true, it was really interesting to learn a bit about our new ‘first lady’.
And also, a question to my lovely American readers: have you guys been hearing much about the recent Canadian election and the change of government that ensued? I’ve been really curious about that lately, and wondering how much of our biggest news gets sifted down to you.
3. Dates + Nut/Seed Butter + Chocolate Chips
This combo had totally fallen off my radar but made a come-back into my life this week. Such a satisfying little post-meal bite.
4. Obama’s “Wedding Crashing”
Alright so the title of this article is a bit misleading – from what I understand, the couple found out that Obama was golfing at their wedding venue and hunted him down. Sort of reverse wedding crashing?! ha. But they snagged a pretty sweet photo to flash around at dinner parties!
5. Google Docs
I feel like most people probably know about this but I have to mention it just in case you don’t! Google Docs is a feature that allows multiple people to work on the same document at the same time. So you can be collaborating with people – whether they’re sitting right next to you or across town from you – and see what they’re typing as they type it. It eliminates the headache of having to send each other a million updated copies of everything and just makes teamwork such an easier process. So thankful for its existence!
6. Getting Ready with the Morning News
Since moving out I’ve felt a little bit out of touch with the news because I don’t have a commute in a vehicle that makes radio-listening an easy option, nor do I have my parents’ daily paper to scan as I pass it. But in the last couple weeks, I’ve figured out a routine that works really well for me and it’s streaming the morning news as I do my hair and make-up. It adds some divertissement to the getting-ready process and I leave for the day feeling a bit more in tune with what’s going on. Win-win.
7. This Nutrition Advice
And I’ll leave you with this little tidbit that really cracked me up.
Ahhh another weekend upon us! My biggest fave this Friday is that my mom is making her way to town for another little weekend visit and I am so excited to bask in her company.
Hope you have lots to look forward to in the next couple days.
Is there anything you’ve been loving lately?!