This will be the last quick recap of my life before I get back into the food & fitness blogging game. I'm sure most of you are more interested in the latter anyway... So long story short, since we got here, I've gotten absolutely addicted to these Bio-Sphere raw burgers:
Found a space in our kitchen for my new baby:
Celebrated Canada Day (I love you Canada for having both organic and vegan options as part of your outdoor Canada Day food vendors):
Bought Natasha's Book:
And found out that our cat really likes prickly pears (which can now be added to a list including raw strawberry ice cream, corn cobs and spirulina...):
One note on fitness: one of the ways we knew we were truly home was getting a gym membership (getting a library card also gives me that feeling). We settled on the local YMCA which is only a few blocks away (very important for the insanely cold Canadian winters). We've been going pretty regularly since we got here, but I've been falling out of habit with a lot of things recently, namely motivation. Since my whole life seems to be about "getting back in the game" recently, the one thing I did find to boost my workout moral is by going to exercise classes instead of doing the usual cardio-weights-cardio-weights routine. Yes, I used to be the person who questioned if a person could actually get a "real" workout during group "fitness" classes and yes, I was a total workout snob in that respect, but I've come to my senses and have decided to give them a second chance, especially considering that I got into working out thanks to those classes back in the day. It's actually been pretty fun (even though I've only been once), and I plan on going again tonight. I think I will be incorporating these types of classes into my life for the next little while along with the usual until my own self-motivation returns.
Finally, I was really really psyched to finally get my copy of this in the mail today:
It's Jae Steele's new Ripe From Around Here (her first book, Get it Ripe, was a staple in my vegan kitchen). One of the main reasons I'm excited is because I was acknowledged in it for being one of its recipe testers:
So please except a shamelessly biased review of the book sometime over the next couple days! I'm baaaack!