The Comparison Game

June 4, 2011 at 7:52 am | Posted in Breakfast, Other | 8 Comments
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The last two days have been – for lack of a better word – INSANE! 

Although I was only gone a week and didn’t have work or school to worry about missing, there is always a lot that needs to get caught up on after being gone.  Between unpacking, answering emails, doing 6 loads of laundry, going grocery shopping, doing returns at the mall, and running errands at Target and the bank, I now understand why my mom always dreaded taking our family on vacations when I was younger. Winking smile

I finally feel a little more caught up today, so hopefully I can manage take a relaxing weekend off!
 

Yesterday morning I decided to open up the Living Harvest Unsweetened Hempmilk that I had bought a few weeks ago and give it a try.  If you remember, I had tried the sweetened original a while back and definitely wasn’t a fan, but I figured it was still worth giving the unsweetened version a shot.

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I tried it out on my cereal (Nature’s Path Whole O’s with an organic banana on the side) for breakfast.

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The verdict?  I APPROVE!  I’ve never been one to like sweetened versions of any milk product, so I’m glad I gave the unsweetened a chance!  The “bitter” taste of the sweetened hempmilk was gone and replaced with a smooth, rich flavor.  Totally worth trying yourself!
  

I also have been on an Americano kick lately at Starbucks instead of my usual coffee (who am I???).  I actually really like the nutty taste and more full-bodied flavor to switch things up!

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Yesterday I managed to walk 11 miles (one 6-mile walk in the afternoon and one 5-mile walk in the evening) and it felt AMAZING!  Walks are definitely what keep me sane and stress-free. 

On my walk in the afternoon, I happened to come by this dude who scared the crap out of me when he sauntered out of the woods. See him peeking out behind the tree in the first photo?

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You know you’re in Wisconsin when you start seeing raccoons walking 5 feet from you, completely unafraid of your presence. Winking smile  I’ve seen quite a few raccoons in my day since I grew up living in the woods, but this was probably the closest I ever got to one in the wild!  I’ve been mere feet from black bears, deer, foxes, wolves, fishers, turkeys, and SO many more… I guess it just comes with the territory!

Have you ever gotten up close and personal with wildlife?

 

Thankfully today’s to-do list is much more manageable and I’m finally getting back into my regular routine.  I believe some tanning time with a good book is in order if the sun decides to peek out!

  

  

 

Heather

   

     

   

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Two Down, Three to Go!

May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am | Posted in Dinner, Review | 16 Comments
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Finals are in full swing!  I had my Design Studies exam yesterday, and finished my 10-page essay for Intro to Asia that counts as our final exam last night.  I have 3 more left – one on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday – and then I’m DONE with my Freshman year of college!!!  It feels like such a relief to have the first two accomplished, and I’m sure I’ll make it through the other 3 just fine!

 

With all the craziness of finals, I haven’t been all too creative with eats, but I did manage to make some FABULOUS sweet potato rounds a couple night ago…

Organic sweet potato rounds topped with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, with MaraNatha raw organic almond butter for dipping and a glass of unsweetened almond milk on the side.

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I also recently tried out Living Harvest Hempmilk after Matt recommended it to me.  Now, I will say right away that Matt told me to get unsweetened, but my Whole Foods doesn’t carry unsweetened so I just had to make do with the original.

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Honestly?  I wasn’t the biggest fan.  I’m not big on any sweetened milk product in general, and this hempmilk just had an “off” taste to me that could have been the sweetening or could have just been the milk itself.  That said, I’m always willing to try something new, and I’ve heard awesome things about hempmilk and its health benefits, so it’s totally worth a shot.  And I’ll obviously have to give the unsweetened version a try once I can get my hands on it!

 

Today’s agenda consists of a lot of studying and classes… can’t wait until I’m done in one week! Smile

 

  

 

Heather

    

   

      

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