MIMM: 10/01

by Meg on October 1, 2012

I couldn't think of a better way to start my week and the new month! :)

Let's welcome October and this beautiful Monday upon us with a little Marvelous Monday celebration! :)


It's my parents' 29th wedding anniversary today! I think this is pretty marvelous, so I'm sending out a big Happy Anniversary hug to my two favourite people <3 


My trainer requested that I have red meat 2 – 3 times/week, so I bought a bison ribeye steak at the farmer's market on the weekend. I wasn't too sure how I'd enjoy it since I am not a huge red meat lover, but I threw it on the grill and grilled it up! To my surprise, I actually really enjoyed it; especially when I scrambled it with an egg and jalapenos! :) 

I now have ground bison thawing for me to cook up tomorrow! I'm thinking I'll make some meatballs ;)

Foodie Friends & Fresh

On Friday, my friends and I went to Toronto for a conference about dietetics. After the conference, we went to Fresh for dinner! I had been to Fresh before with Christina and loved it, so I was really excited to go again! :) 

I ordered a salad with avocado, cucumber, tomato, carrot, red pepper, greens, hemp seeds, marinated tofu, and chickpeas tossed in their wild ginger dressing. If you ever come visit me I promise that I'll take you to this restaurant ;) Definitely a favourite of mine!

I was also really happy that they offered almond milk, so I treated myself to a latte made with almond milk. The first few sips were amazing, but then I started to find it too sweet for my liking. 

Eggy Oatbran

I've been liking simple breakfasts lately. I haven't made fancy schmancy pancakes or parfaits for a while because I cannot get enough of my eggy oatbran! I cook oatbran with some water and 1/4 cup eggwhites in the microwave for a few minutes and then enjoy it with some almond milk! So simple, but so good!

Beautiful Fall Weather

Today we had absolutely gorgeous weather here in London. Not a cloud in the sky or a breeze in the air! 

Pools of Yolk

This was last night's bedtime snack. I was in food heaven! Nothing beats a runny yolk ;)


I have a hard time not including DAVIDsTEA in my Marvelous Monday posts. Today I sat outside of DAVIDsTEA and worked hard on my homework! I was very productive while sipping their new flavour of the month, Organic Stormy Night. If your wanting to make your first DAVIDsTEA purchase, I highly recommend including this tea in your order! I will be doing a full review of it in the future, but if the flavours of chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, and vanilla are appealing to you, you will love this tea! ;) 

Thanksgiving Weekend

It's Thanksgiving weekend this coming weekend here in Canada and I am going home to celebrate with my family :) I'll be leaving bright and early Friday morning and heading back to London on Tuesday, but it's so worth it. I miss these guys way too much. 

What was marvelous about your Monday? 

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex @ therunwithin October 1, 2012 at 9:18 PM

aw so sweet! love that last picture! I am glad you have found some delicious red meat, I can’t remember the last time I have had red meat just because I have no idea how to cook it! one day…


Hannah October 1, 2012 at 10:44 PM

your blog is adorable!
are you an only child?


sloanepitman October 1, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I love this and you!
Happy anniversary to your momma and daddy! I love seeing people who have stayed together for so long. Its one of the most beautiful things in the world! My parents celebrated their 22nd this summer, and my grandparents have their 57th coming up soon! Isn’t it amazing how powerful and timeless love can be!
That Stormy Night Tea sounds beyond fabulous!! I had no idea you could order it. WHERE HAVE I BEEN???
happy monday sweetheart! Love you <3 <3


katiemoves October 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM

awww you and the rents are too cute! :) marvelous this monday for me is that I’m not longer too sore to walk lol and That it’s October! my favorite month :)


athletarian October 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM

You are the Marvelous in my Monday! ;) I need to try that new tea flavour!! So excited you get to go home to see your two best friends this weekend! Can’t wait to see what you cook up for Thanksgiving. And please let’s go to Fresh SOON!!

Congrats to your parents on their anniversary!! xoxo


Stephanie October 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Do you know why he recommended you eat red meat?


Wendy October 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Happy Anniversary to your parents- sounds like you have a great weekend planned!! Your oatbran looks divine! I’m breaking away from the paleo tomorrow morning to do some overnight pumpkin oatbran-cannot wait!!!


Lori and Michelle (@purelytwins) October 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

congrats to your parents!!


Anne@LoveMintChocolateChip October 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

eggy oat bran sounds amaazzzinnngg. it is probably one of those kind of breakfasts i would eat every single day for weeks :) happy anniersary to your parents!


Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Congrats to your parents – 29 years is amazing!

The pictures are making me miss London so much!


Julie October 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

I need to try bison meat. I bought some but never ate it last time. :( Happy 29th to your parents!


Mom October 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Thanks Meghan and everyone for the anniversay wishes! :)
We are so looking forward to you coming home for Thanksgiving Meg!
Love ya!
Mom and Dad


Katie Gagliano (@HealthyDiva31) October 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Happy 29th Wedding Anny! How beautiful!


Nadege October 2, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Happy Anniversary to your parents !! ;) …. I have to remember to try your “eggy oatmeal” , everytime I’m watching your pics, I’m melting for them !! :D


Sara @ Nourish and Flourish October 2, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Oh my goodness, sis! There is so much to be celebrated in this post!! Happy Anniversary to your two beautiful parents! I am so grateful that they came together to make such an amazing daughter. I know they’re wonderful people because YOU are wonderful. <3

I'm so happy that you loved the bison! It's one of my favorite red meats, but I actually love organic, grass fed filet mignon even more. Have you tried it recently? Sis, I *promise* you'll love it! So tender and flavorful!

Dark and Stormy Night sounds like a dream! (Not a dark and stormy one–a happy one!) :-p How did I miss this tea when I was in New York? I think I'm going to order some. In fact, I'm actually planning on giving David's Teas to all my friends as Christmas presents this year. That's how much I'm in love! Thank you for talking it up so much; I would have never stopped in the NYC store had it not been for you. <3

Your yolk porn always makes my mouth water. And it also makes me miss you!! I'm going to text you tomorrow to set up that gchat or facetime date. Love you! xoxo


Presley (@runpretty) October 2, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Y’all are so freaking cute! Happy 29th to your parents!


sdorsay (itrainthereforeieat) October 2, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Happy Anniversary to your parents, 29 years wow! Also, Fresh sounds like a place I would love, if I ever make it up there we’ll have to go! Have a great week, hopefully it doesn’t go by too slow so that you get to go home and visit with your family!


Life's a Bowl October 2, 2012 at 7:26 AM

This is definitely a marvelous Monday post- so many things to celebrate and look forward to! Congrats to your parents, so cute! I’m not a big red meat eater [don't really care of the taste/ texture] but my husband is… Does bison taste just like red meat [that sounds like a silly question, meaning in regards to texture, etc.] :)


Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness October 2, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Love all the marvelousness in this post! Happy anniversary to your parents!!!


onehealthymunchkin October 2, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Isn’t bison awesome!? I’m so glad you liked it! :D That scramble you made with it sounds so good.

Also oh my GOSH that Organic Stormy Night tea sounds amazing! I need it now!


fortheloveofkale October 2, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Happy anniversary to your parents, Meg! You’re such an amazing family. So glad that you’re still happy with your training schedule. Campus looked AMAZING yesterday!!! Wow. So beautiful. :-)


Katie Gagliano (@HealthyDiva31) October 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Bison is good, a little tough to chew but good! I love bison burgers and added them to my diet back in June!

I hope you have a great week girl! xo


Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Happy anniversary to your parents!! I’m so glad you get to go home for Thanksgiving!


4loveofcarrots October 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM

happy anniversary to your parents! I am jealous of your campus it looks beautiful! P.s. I will be in Toronto this weekend, is this anywhere near you?


Meg October 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM

BOOOOO! CURRENTLY Toronto is VERY close to me; however, I will be in Saskatchewan this weekend which is NOT close to Toronto :(


Paige October 2, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Aww, happy anniversary to your parents! That IS big :)


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