Already Summer?!

Can you believe we’re already more than a week into June? I definitely can’t. I know I always say this, but this week month has gone by so quickly. Seriously! I feel like we’re still in February. 😉 Oh, and did you check out my new header?! I LOVE it! It’s a simple collage of all my fave photos/meals.

I mentioned this in my last post, but I will be going to Montreal this summer! I was assigned to a city called Saint-Eustache in Quebec. I will be working at a daycare/family-service place with children aged 0-6. I’m really excited! Some of my friends have done summer camps in Montreal, and others work at animal shelters. I think it will be exciting to work with babies, especially since I’m usually volunteering with toddlers and school-age kids. Weee!

I think I also mentioned this last time, but we keep on having teacher strikes. The relationship between the Canadian government and schoolteachers is kind of tense right now. We’re already on our third week of rotating strikes. I hope this doesn’t affect our final exams and report card marks. 😦

I’ve been overeating A LOT recently. It seems like we always have muffins in our house, and if you know me at all – I cannot resist muffins sweet homemade baked goods.
In fact, I just had lunch at 1:00. I wasn’t hungry after a huge breakfast at 9:00 (grapes, cherry-almond oatmeal + yogurt). I started with a nectarine. Then I made a grilled cheese sandwich with cheddar and avocado. After that, I nibbled on some big farmer’s market strawberries and raspberries. After THAT, I had a bowl of yogurt topped with crumbled muffin. I’m SO stuffed now, plus we’re having an early dinner. :/
I think the problem is that there is TOO much good food at our house, and I simply can’t stop eating them. Yogurt, oatmeal, a big loaf of whole wheat bread, avocados, cheese, ravioli (oh, yum), organic cherries, grapes, and nectarines. 4, yes 4, fresh muffins from Matchsticks. Mimi brought them, and they are HUMONGOUS. No one in my family likes muffins, especially the “gourmet-flavoured” ones: lemon-Earl Grey, cranberry-orange, and pear honey-almond. Basically all four muffins are mine – I guess that’s a blessing AND a curse! I really need to rope in my sweet tooth and evaluate my hunger before nibbling.


Mom cooked this incredible dinner last weekend: tofu and scallion stir-fry with ginger and garlic, tomato scrambled eggs (I told you how much I love ’em on this post), and curried chicken drumsticks. They were marinated in coconut curry powder + plain yogurt. I LOVED every single component of this dinner!

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Seline’s and mine. I usually skip Mom’s garlicky Caesar salad because the dressing has three cloves of minced garlic – and I had tutor after. :mrgreen:

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Dessert on the same day: crumbled lemon-poppyseed muffin with honey roasted pecans/walnuts, blueberries, and chia seeds on honey Greek yogurt.

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More of that heavenly lemon-poppyseed muffin, this time crumbled on oatmeal with sliced banana, strawberries, raspberries + blueberries, and a big blob of almond butter. Dee-lish. Breakfast is honestly my favourite time of the day, especially when I have lots of oatmeal toppings.

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Lunchy-lunch lunch. I don’t know why I like these photos so much. I’m now obsessed with adding goat cheese to my scrambled eggs. This makes them so creamy and savoury-good. I always make this for a quick + yummy lunch, but really it could work for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner. Super satisfying, and uber-healthy too!

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Love my Mom Dinners. This is wintermelon with krill, garnished with green onions. So simple, yet super satisfying and flavourful. I know it’s not a very pretty dish. 😥 Sorry… I wanted to dig in!


Beef and broccoli stir-fry with carrots, onions, and mushrooms. We sure have this often! You can check out all of the variations on this search page.


Fried rice with scallops, bok choy, and egg white. The egg white was leftover from Mom’s Caesar dressing last night (we use only the yolk for that). The dried scallops MAKE this dish. They infuse the whole dish with a rich, seafood-y flavour that I adore. This fried rice was incredible – one of my top 3 favourites ever?!


All together!


My bowl. Check out how Mom cuts those carrots! 😀

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‘Nother breakfast. My teeth hurt a lot on this day. I’d just come back from the orthodontist, and I got ze wires tightened. I’m also starting to wear elastics. Needless to say, I had to eat a soft and creamy breakfast. Oats + yogurt to the rescue! This was plain almond-milk oatmeal topped with Greek yogurt, super melty Barney Butter, and a crumbled cranberry-orange muffin. One of my best oatmeal bowls evah! I loved this combo of sweet (oats) + citrusy (muffin) + rice and salty (BB), and tangy (yogurt).

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This lunch was amazing: Whole Foods bread, sliced banana, and tons of peanut butter – all grilled to perfection in coconut oil. I didn’t want this lunch to end!

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And… lastly, a lovely fried rice dinner. Fried rice is sort of the Chinese equivalent of a kitchen sink salad; anything you want to get rid of goes in! Here, we have eggs, cubed chicken breast, mushrooms, cauliflower, green peppers, onions, and scallions. Nothin’ weird about that. 😉 Tons of sesame on top. But honestly, the cauliflower/mushroom/peppers were excellent additions to this fried rice. It was so, so, so good. I had two bowls – the last picture shows my second serving.

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I think that’ll be it for now. I still have some homework to wrap up before going to a post-departure training session with my family at 6:30 (hence the early dinner I mentioned). I can’t wait to show you guys my next post – I have a KILLER salad to show you, as well as some ah-mazing oatmeal concoctions AND a trip to Whole Foods. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 🙂


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