Monthly Archives: July 2013

July recap

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Hi All,

It’s been a while since I was here so I will try quickly go over what was happening in my life in a month of July.

Basically after I felt better with my first strep throat I got it again. I took me 4 weeks to get rid of it and 2 cycle of antibiotics. Maybe it was my fault that I came back to teaching too soon; maybe it was just a bad luck. Whatever the reason was it took all of my energy.

Now I am feeling better and I am packing for our vacation. We are leaving on Thursday. We are going to Poland to see my family. We have my cousin’s wedding to attend and hopefully I will not get sick again.

To recap: Summer is beautiful here. We got several days of a crazy heat but recently it’s pretty crispy and fresh. We went for a hike the other day. It was great to spend time outdoors. I am loving the lake.

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In terms of meals: I took some pictures with my phone-forgive me

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grilled chicken with veggies

turkey burger on a Portobello “bun”

my fav.: protein bowl with a Tahini dressing

Ok, I am getting back to my packing. I will post soon.

Enjoy your day,

SAMSUNG Picture taken on our bike ride in the Bronte Park.

Izabela

 

Tomato Lentil Pasta

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Hello Friends,

I hope you have a great Summer so far.

Unfortunately mine started with me getting sick. I came down with strep throat last Friday and I am still not feeling well. It’s funny to notice… that when we are kids (and we got sick) it lasts maybe a few days; Now it ‘s been forever and I feel that it is way worst than it used to be in a past. Maybe beacuse there was always my mom that was taking care of me. She was bringing me medications, warm meals and a hot tea with honey and lemon. Maybe I am staring to be sentimental here but staying home in my bed was a pretty good deal and not bad at all!!! Now getting sick and not going to work it’s not so much fun anymore. I still have to take care of stuff so when I finally recovered from my fever I went straight to my kitchen.

It is how today’s Tomato Lentil Pasta came out (It’s vegan, gluten free and dairy free)

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1 cup of green lentils (cooked)

1 package WILDWOOD Pasta Slim Spinach Fettuccine*

tomato sauce: 4 ripe tomatoes+ 1/2 c sundried tomatoes(soaked for 30 min in water), 2 Tbsp Olive oil,1 garlic clove, salt and pepper, paprika, fresh basil and parsley chopped.

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.

On the side I added grilled veggies:red, orange pepper, zucchini**

When you have it ready just put everything in a pan, and stir for a few minutes to make sure that the sauce mixes well with lentils and pasta. Decorate with some  chives and some vegan cheese if you want.

*It was my first time trying this pasta and I have to say I am pretty impressed. Even Mr Tomasz liked it and that’s something….Make sure when you take pasta out of the package you will rinse it with a cold water a few times.

**if you want you can always add additional chicken or any other meat to this dish.

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Enjoy your meal and I am going back to bed for now

Love,

Izabela