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I may not be Thomas Edison, but…

September 29, 2011 | Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

I have invented some pretty sweet things in my day Winking smile

Hey friends and happy Hump Day! How does it feel to be half way done a wonderfully long week!? Who is looking forward to the weekend as much as me? Smile I need another “homework weekend”. Call me a nerd, but hey, the road to becoming a Registered Dietitian is a busy one! Full of traffic (or assignments, whatever). Winking smile

I first need to thank you all for your support with my new evening snack Smile It’s nice to know I have bloggy friends already Smile I also loved hearing about your favourite exercises Open-mouthed smile Thanks for commenting!

So, I am not exactly what came over me today, but I felt extremely creative and invented a few things Winking smile

Maybe I had extra brain power from all of the energy I was provided with from my protein yogurt last night?? Winking smile

My first invention was created at breakfast time. I was inspired by my outrageous craving for sushi (it has been a full 3 weeks since I have had sushi and I am going cray cray over here!)

Here is my first invention of the day: a wonderful topping option for your toast, english muffin, etc. featuring my favourite maki roll innards…

Avocado and Mango!

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(2 Tbsp of ripe avocado smashed on a toasted english muffin topped with thinly sliced mango)

Too weird for you? Try it any way! Live by one of my favourite sayings: “You don’t know until you try!” Winking smile

This was outrageously tasty. I couldn’t even contain myself. I may have started to sing and dance…

My second invention of the day does not involve food, but I should seriously patent this baby Winking smile

After my celebratory song and dance sesh around my kitchen, I figured I should get ready for school, so I wouldn’t have to go with bed head Smile As I in the middle of straightening my hair I was beginning to get very frustrated; every time I set my straightener down on the counter it would sliiiiide in the direction of the cord and almost burn me. I am an extreme baby and knew I wouldn’t be able to attend school if I got a burn from the hot stick, so I invented a very practical device that quite possible saved my skin from horrendous burns Smile

I present to you…

The Hair Straightener Stabilizer!

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How does it work!? Well, it’s quite easy actually Smile Simply take your toothpaste tube and press the end of your hair straightener into it Smile It’s like a memory foam for your hair straightener Open-mouthed smile Genius? Yes? I thought so.

I have also become quite the professional marinade developer Smile Maybe I’ll be a Top Chef some day? Winking smile



Or even better? The next Rachel Ray!



Watch for my face plastered all over pots and pans at a store near you Winking smile

I can only dream…

For now I will just share my recipes and creations with all of you Open-mouthed smile I have no problem with that!

Spicy Soy and Basil

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 – 3 Tbsp Tabasco sauce
2 Tbsp basil (fresh or dried, but preferably fresh)

Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

1/2 cup red wine (or red wine vinegar, whatever you have on hand)
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 – 2 Tbsp dill (fresh or dried, but preferably fresh)

Quick Stir-Fry Sauce

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp chilli garlic sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onions

I used all of these this week and all were exceptional Smile I just toss stuff together, but I thought I would share because I know some people like to try different combo’s Smile I used the spicy soy basil with pork tenderloin, the chicken marinade with, you guessed it, chicken, and the quick stir-fry sauce with scallopini.

The rest of my day was pretty fab. It was full of great eats, a good library study sesh with my friend, warm weather, blueberry tea, and some X Factor Winking smile (I currently have it on in the background). I didn’t know how I would feel about this show. I was pretty critical of Simon and Paula creating a new show together, but it’s actually pure amazement. I highly suggest you guys tune in and let your jaws drop at all of the breath-taking performances Smile I think there is some serious talent on this show and will continue to watch it Smile It’s definitely not like watching Idol.

Do you follow a recipe for marinades or create your own?
What shows are you watching this season?
Who is your favourite chef?
I love Jamie Oliver. I wish he was my hubby.



What a heart throb! Gorgeous and he can cook Winking smile

Goodnight friends!


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    Molly (@simplyeating)

    September 28, 2011

    I like Tosca Reno’s cookbooks but she wouldn’t be my favourite “chef”, I love Julia Childs but find her cookbooks to time consuming for me (as a student), Jaime Oliver made great progress on “school lunches” and the “food revolution” so he is definitely admirable, Rachel Ray is always a sweetheart but I can’t tolerate spices (I KNOW I hate it) and Gordon Ramsy is also good..

    For more local Canadians I do like Anna Olsen 🙂 When I met her she was so friendly and personable!

    Megs you are also on my list of TOP CHEFS. I would buy your cookbook and workout book if you made one (hint hint hurry it up!)


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      Meg (A Dash of Meg)

      September 29, 2011

      Awww I love Tosca AND Giada 🙂 I just had to put sexy Jamie on the post though 😉 A little more fun 😉

      Thanks for all of the compliments love. Too sweet!

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    September 29, 2011

    Awesome recipes, love! I wish I was that creative in the kitchen, I’m just so lazy when it comes to cooking haha 😉 Have a great day!

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    September 29, 2011

    Awsome recipes!!! I love your blog btw!!! I Am so glad that I found you!

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    September 29, 2011

    Avocado and mango, eh? Sounds crazy, but I’ve heard that a lot of countries use avocados as a sweet ingredient, rather than savory. Hmmm…

    I love the toothpaste for the hair straightener idea, too. My straightener is always flopping and sliding around everywhere!

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    September 29, 2011

    I love jamie oliver!!!

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    September 29, 2011

    I need a homework weekend too—looks like it’ll have to be next weekend, though. I’m quaking in my boots over this advanced biochem exam : (

    That marinade sounds delicious! My go-to involves a tablespoon each of miso paste, minced garlic, soy sauce, brown rice vinegar, and either olive or sesame oil, plus a little water if it needs to be thinned out.

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    Amanda @ Fashionably Plate

    September 29, 2011

    Definitely agree with the Jamie Oliver choice. I feel like if anyone should have the name “Naked Chef” it should be him.

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    September 29, 2011

    You are like the most epic inventor ever. You def need to get on that patent of the straightener stabilizer. I need to start using that. Every time I straighten my hair I either end up on the injured list or almost burning down my apartment. I can’t tell which one is worse.

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