Impromptu dinner and In A Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers

Yesterday (Thursday) was a very busy work day, and also an accidental rest day in the exercise world.

It began with me waking up and deciding that I did not want to go to the gym. So I took my morning slow, by eating my breakfast somewhat leisurely. This breakfast cookie was made with 1/4 c rolled oats, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, pinch of cloves, and 1/2 a banana.

In the morning, I topped it with some plain yogurt, strawberries, and unsweetened coconut.


On my way to the office, I picked up a Belgian Chocolate coffee from Second Cup and added some 2% milk to it.

Lunch was fabulous. I started off with Spinach and Basil Pecan Walnut Pesto, baby spinach, my last piece of Swiss Roll Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Meatloaf, and spicy salsa on top. On the side, I had some mango and ended up topping my open-faced sandwich with it. It was perfect!

My spring mix salad with mango, cucumber and creamy yogurt honey mustard dressing looked a little boring, but I assure you it was delicious.

A small helping of baby carrots was the perfect way to cap off my lunch.

Afternoon snack consisted of coffee, a slice of my High-Protein Banana Oat Bread with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, and an apple.

I had plans to go to a yoga class this evening, but by the time 7:30 rolled around, it was the last thing I felt like doing. For some reason, I can’t get excited about yoga – maybe I should try a different class and a different instructor? I know yoga would be a good thing to add to my weekly routine, but I just don’t get excited about it they way I do with other activities.

Soooooo, instead I accepted an impromptu dinner date with a friend and had the most delicious food that I’ve had in a long while. We ordered the beef bibimbap, spicy tuna roll, and unagi roll – all with brown rice. Now I’ve had brown rice sushi before, but I’ve never had this brown rice sushi before. I swear there is something magical in the way they prepare their brown rice. Maybe they use a different type of rice, maybe they mix it with other types of rice…. but whatever they do, it is GOOD. Oh yes, and I also substituted my salad for Wakame salad…. such an enjoyable dinner! I took pictures but it was dark in the restaurant so they didn’t turn out. I think it is my new favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

When I got home, what I really wanted to do was have some dessert and veg on the couch. What I did instead was get busy in the kitchen and finally take a crack at making Angela’s In A Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers.

1. The mix

2. Into the oven…

3. Hot out of the oven – these smell INCREDIBLE.

I ended up substituting the chickpeas for black beans, omitting the red peppers and using 2 large handfuls of baby spinach.

The result? Unbelievably fragrant burger patties that I had to force myself to hold off on eating until the next day!

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