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Food this week, and lots of it!

It's been a busy 10 days since I blogged and a lot of eatins been going on! I was given a beautiful BBQ last weekend by my friend Maria (thank you!) which inspired some sizzling meat menus to accompany our strength push in the gym. It all started with that big meat sale we scored at Sobey's last week :) ...........

This is a load of chicken breasts & thighs that lasted us for days. We BBQ'ed in the garage after a workout on Sunday. It was fun :)

<--- BBQ Chicken, steamed greens, steamed potatoes, tomatoes & cucumbers with homemade dressing. Mmmm.

This was the official BBQ celebration feast post workout. Perfect fuel for replenishing!
 We had lots leftover that then served to accompany several days worth of meals: 

<---Chicken with 3 delicious salads that were shared with me by my friend & client Sue. Let's see if I can remember- a chick pea salad, Mediterranean spinach with feta, and a Quinoa vegetable salad, served with homemade hummus, veggie sticks & Pita.

 This is leftover chicken, quinoa/tri-color couscous, steamed greens, dandelion root and a quinoa veggie salad inspired by Sue's!--->

Now we move into the BBQ ham postion of the week :) At $1/pound we bought 2 and dug in!

<--- Power snack/interval meal- BBQ ham with greens, beets & tortilla chips with homemade salsa verde which didn't make the picture :)

BBQ ham with tomato greens & parmesan, rehydrated mushrooms & pasta.

<--- This is a DEElicious lunch that Ben made for my client and I after a workout here in the gym- yes, working out in my gym may have its perks!

Crab Salad with homemade raspberry vinegrette, chick pea salad, Mung bean sprouts, omelette. Yummy.
I started the garden. I am panting more than last year bc I didn't maximize my bed use. I planted herbs & vegetables- here is the veggie garden plot 1: snap peas, melon, zucchini, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, celery. I tried to plan for higher-yield vegetables- last year I grew dozens of cucumbers but only 4 small bell peppers. Bang for buck = maximum benefit whether it applies to working out, food planning, goal setting or anything else.

Tonight a client gave me a few more plants- tomatoes, eggplant & hot peppers. I have a few more beds to fill up so I am excited to get those planted and pick up a few more plants. I purchased seeds but didn't get around to sprouting them so I am buying a few plants. Sometimes it's just about getting it done, even in a pinch and less than ideal and/or intended.

<---Here is a beautiful sweet meal we prepared this week- fresh fruit, yogurt and 1 cookie :)

And here is Sue's submission for this week's amazing food planning 101: 
Breakfast: 1/2 a poppyseed bagel with almond butter and 1/2 an organic Gala apple. Plus a cup of orange pekoe tea (no sugar!). Mmmm --->

Take inspiration! You guys always ask me what I am eating- here it is! Simple, pragmatic delicious food from nature. Enjoy!


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