Last Sunday night I made a bean dip after a friend who was cleansing told me she had made one. Mine was probably much less healthy as I incorporated a decent amount of cheese but it was still shockingly tasty and I’ve already added it to my list of things I need to cook all the time. I googled a recipe and then went from there. To make this a bit more healthy, I would probably eat it with rice crackers instead of chips…and probably not drink a can of root beer with it (in my defence that was my reward for studying for my exam). All in all, bean dips are awesome and super simple and quick to make, everyone try one!
Since eating Dairy Queen together is kind of our thing, Nimrat and I indulged in several trips to DQ over the 3 day span I was visiting for. In the photo above, we have already halfway polished off our blizzards before I remembered to take a photo (oreo and strawberry cheesecake). My apologies, but they were just looking soooo good!
This incredible jumble of goodness was Iain’s sandwich from the local summertime market in Market Square in Downtown Victoria! The sandwich was made fresh and then he added some on my goat’s milk cheese curds from Hilary’s Artisan Cheeses. I’m so thrilled that delicious little morsels such as this will be just 5 minutes from my work all summer long :) There’s all sorts of great local food product and a friend of mine, whose a baker, is selling her freshly baked bread there too :) I can’t wait to support the vendors as much as possible. I know where I’ll be every Wednesday from 11-5pm now!
I have to share this with you guys because it is food related and therefore awesome. I recently picked up this tupperwear beauty from Only Human (downtown on Yates Street) and its been keeping my lunch organized ever since. This particular day I had strawberries in the big compartment, a granola bar, and hummus in the little compartment to go with my rice crackers. I always find carrying multiple tupperwears takes up so much space. I think this is the most compact answer I’ve found so far :)
It’s been ages since I’ve posted a photo of my Murchies munchies! This was a lunch from last week that I chowed down on before work. The sandwich shown is called ‘The Moon’ and it was chicken salad. The soup was a roasted carrot and squash. Yuummy, and I think the tea was my usual pomegranate rooibos (ordered too much as always). I haven’t been eating at Murchies much in the last while, mainly because its a bit more expensive aaaand there is basically nothing there that’s really healthy for you (which is really why I love it so much) so it was nice to relax in their tearoom with a good ol’ silver tray full of yumminess and a REALLY good book :)
I knoooow everyone is posting pictures of their trips to Qoola but I just couldn’t resist! It’s so incredibly delicious!!! There are two locations in Victoria now: one on Yates Street downtown and one at Uptown. Every time I go I try a different combo of toppings. I highly recommend it as a fun place to stop for a snack on a sunny spring day :)
I feel like every time I turn around foodies are talking/writing/blogging/preaching about the positive health effects of walnuts. So I gave in. Here are walnuts crumbled over my yogurt, strawberries, and granola one sunny morning this past week. Regardless of whether they are keep me in tip top shape or not, they taste pretty darn good. Mmmm crunchy :)