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July 22, 2011

Note to self: Do not drink coffee if you plan on working out within the hour. Much pain and discomfort will result, and you will be walking around looking like this for a little while…

Ouch face.

I usually work out around 10:30, which gives me plenty of time to digest breakfast and get in a pre-workout snack. This morning, however, I decided to bump my workout up to 8:30 because I had a lot of errands to run later on in the day and didn’t want to feel too rushed.

Not my brightest idea…

My energy was fantastic and I absolutely rocked my workout (last workout in Stage 1 of NROLFW… on to stage 2!), but my stomach started to protest about ¾ of the way through, and gradually progressed to crampy wooziness. Nothing that a cup of ginger tea and a snack couldn’t fix, though.

Yes, I eat even when my stomach doesn’t feel the best, and you know what? 9 times out of 10 it makes the pain go away. I’m telling you… food cures all. It wasn’t long before I was back to my smiley self…

I had another reason to smile, as well, but that’s hush-hush for now – I might spill the beans tomorrow, depending on how things go.

But since I had a busy day, and couldn’t really sit down to write up a proper po…. okay I’ll cut the bull. I really just wanted an excuse to fill out another survey, because I’m finding myself oddly addicted to them. This is another one from Tori, so blame her for continuing to feed my addiction!

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[A] Apples or oranges: Apples… but only because eating citrus upsets my stomach. It’s not that I don’t like apples – I really do – but eating them plain makes me even hungrier and sometimes gives me a weird stomach ache. They’re great in things like baked apple oatmeal and cheese melts, though.

 

[B] Beans or lentils: Beans… Lentils are good too, but beans are far more common in my diet. Hummus and pumpkin chili scramble, anyone? Yes. Yes, I think so.

[C] Cereal or oatmeal: Oatmeal… I wouldn’t like to go without cereal either, but my delicious bowl of chocolate pudding oats is the reason I get out of bed in the morning…

[D] Dates or raisins: Dates… I love raisins, too, but I just find that I eat dates a lot more. And they’re a necessary ingredient in my chocolate chip cookie dough balls, which I have a [slight] addiction to.

[E] Eggs or milk: Eggs… Super nutritious and delicious, eggs are my no fuss, go-to foods. And I couldn’t imagine not adding an egg white to my oats, so… yeah. Eggs are a must.

 

[F] French toast or waffles: Waffles… To be honest, I’m not a big fan of French toast. I think it’s because I prefer my bread to be toasted and crispy, and French toast bread is… well… kind of soggy.

[G] Garlic or salt: Salt… I have a huge sweet tooth, but my strongest cravings are for salty foods. I used to avoid it like the plague, and my health actually suffered as a result. My blood pressure would drop to dangerously low levels and I would have a hard time staying hydrated, despite drinking all the time. These days, I add it to pretty much everything, and feel much better.

[H] Honey or maple syrup: Maple syrup… I’m Canadian, so not liking maple syrup would probably get me deported; and I kind of like it here, so I’d rather that didn’t happen.

[I] Ice cream or frozen yogurt: Ice cream… especially eaten slightly melted and straight from the tub.

[J] Jam or toast: Jam on toast [with cream cheese]…

 

[K] Kale or spinach: Spinach… I have horrible memories of kale from my days of dabbling with a raw food diet, and I don’t think I’ll ever get over my aversion to it. Just the thought of kale makes me… ick.

[L] Lemon or lime: Lemon… especially squeezed into water or as a flavor in desserts.

[M] Muffins or cupcakes: Muffins… Cupcakes have their time and place, but muffins are far more versatile and can be just as delicious. I’m a sucker for anything dense and hearty… and chocolatey.

[N] Nut butter or jelly: Nut butter… Can you imagine going a day without nut butter? I can – it sucks. Since healing my relationship with fats, not a day has gone by without copious amounts of almond butter in it. And with the way things are looking, it’ll probably be that way until the day I die.

[O] Onions or peppers: Peppers… Me and my stomach don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to onions, and because I don’t enjoy being sick, peppers win by default.

[P] Peanuts or almonds: Almonds… although I wish this were actually a choice. I sometimes wonder what life would be like without a deadly allergy constantly looming over your head… probably a lot freer. Ahh well. At least I have my beloved almonds. No complaints.

[Q] Quick or yeast bread: Quick bread… Me and yeast are still giving eachother the stank eye. Some day I’ll tackle my fear of working with it and make my own homemade loaf of bread, but until then, quick breads are just fine. Especially because they include banana bread. Swooooon.

[R] Raspberry or blackberry: Blackberry… but I’m not a fan of either, really. I prefer blueberries and strawberries because they’re usually sweeter and you don’t have to deal with all of the annoying seeds (which are especially bad in smoothies!)

[S] Sweet or savory: Sweet and savory 😀 Sweet for sure. I have a huge sweet tooth, and I seem to be moving farther and farther away from having savory meals all the time. Breakfast 3 times a day? M’yes.

[T] Tea or coffee: NO! This is like having to choose between my right and left leg – it’s just not happening. I need my daily cup of Joe, as well as my [multiple] daily cups of black/green tea.

[U] Udon or spaghetti noodles: Udonalthough I’m really not a big pasta fan in general. I get a random craving for it once every few months, but I prefer other grains. Oatmeal, bulgur, rice, quinoa…

[V] Vanilla or chocolate: Vanilla… at least as a flavor in most things (protein powder, ice cream, etc.). But I can’t go a day without chocolate, either… I just prefer it in bar/chip form.

 

[W] Whole wheat or white bread: Whole wheat… I like dense, hearty, and seedy bread. Eating a slice of white bread feels like chewing on a pillow… and the nutritional value is almost identical as well.

[X] Xanthan or guar gum: Neither… I used these in my smoothies last summer, and my stomach did not approve. They made me bloated and crampy at first, and then I had one experience that nearly landed me in the ER. Using these can lead to intestinal blockage, so be careful when adding them to smoothies!

[Y] Yogurt or pudding: No. Just no. If choosing between coffee and tea was like choosing between my left and right leg, then choosing between yogurt and pudding is like choosing between my right and left arm. I need both to function normally. True story.

 

[Z] Zucchini or cucumber: Cucumber… No contest. Zucchini was unfortunate enough to be one of the foods that I ate a lot of in my most disordered days, and, like kale, I just can’t stomach the thought of it anymore.

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Your turn! Take the initials of your name and answer the corresponding questions 😀

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  1. July 22, 2011 6:28 pm

    Sweet AND Savory (I agree with you…can’t choose, they both have their times)
    Apples…especially braeburns, they’re so crisp and sweet!
    Raspberries- I love how they mix so well with chocolate 🙂
    A…hmm already answered that 🙂

  2. July 22, 2011 6:29 pm

    N – Nut butter or Jelly… I don’t erally do much jelly anymore so probalby nut butter! 😉 Though I do like some jellies a lot too… sigh. Such tough decisions. 😉

    this was fun!

    n

  3. July 22, 2011 6:33 pm

    Hope you feel 100% better now!

    [L]emon for sure. I squeeze it over fish, in water; and I just like the flavor better than limes. Suave Slav eats lemons whole… I don’t get it, haha.

    [I]ce cream for the win!! Frozen yogurt is good, but the texture of ice cream just cannot be outdone by froyo.

    [Z]ucchini AND cucumber aren’t favorites of mine… for your same reason with just zucchini :\

  4. July 22, 2011 6:40 pm

    I haven’t seen these yet — how fun! I think I will start one — hmm.. love this idea – maybe with travel…. fun! Thanks xoxo

  5. July 22, 2011 6:47 pm

    Hmm…is that smile because you found an apartment? 🙂 I’m curious!

    Fun questionnaire. I may do this one day next week. I think they’re really fun to fill out too.

    [L]emons. But only by a hair. I love both, especially in a glass of seltzer. It’s perfect for this heat wave.

    [J]am. Especially homemade in the summer. Toast reminds me of when I was sick as a kid [which luckily, wasn’t often], and whenever I eat it now, it reminds me of blah days staying home from school.

    [F]rench toast. I actually like that eggy sogginess that you mentioned. Actually though, I’d probably choose pancakes over French toast and waffles, if I could have my pick.

  6. July 22, 2011 6:51 pm

    Oh goodness I remember skipping out on nutbutter back in the day when I was afraid of fat. Yikes those were dark times!!
    And I truly think your rubbing of on me. I used to drink coffee OR tea, not both during the same day. Lately though, its been joe in the am and tea in the pm. I can’t seem to shake the habit, not that I want to 😉

  7. Alexandra permalink
    July 22, 2011 6:52 pm

    [A] Apples all the way!! I’m crazy for Jonagolds, Honeycrisps, Pink Ladies, and Golden Delicious apples the most 🙂
    [K] Spinach, kale kinda freaks me out, I never quite liked the flavor
    [B] I guess beans…even though the only kind I like are garbanzos haha Lentils are just so nasty to me, blech! 😛

    This was such a fun post! 😀

  8. July 22, 2011 6:53 pm

    Sounds like we have similar stomach issues. Oranges are definitely not for me. I blame my stomach issues on my mom but certain foods definitely make it worse, but a snack of some sort almost always helps 🙂 I bet the beans you may spill tomorrow has something to do with all your recent condo hunting…

  9. July 22, 2011 6:54 pm

    Loved the survey! And I agree with you; I eat when my tummy is not feeling too hot, and it ALWAYS makes the pain go away 😀

    [P]eanuts: I love peanut butter! I actually prefer almonds raw 🙂

    [A]pples: I can’t get enough of them! I’m not much of a citrus-y person.

    [O]nions: I love adding onions and garlic to stir-fries! So yum ♥

    [L]emon: I prefer lemon zest, and I love squeezing it and throwing it into a glass of water!

    [A]pples: Same as above!

    Have a great weekend Amanda!

  10. July 22, 2011 6:57 pm

    great survey! i’ll be doing one for my next post 🙂

  11. ittybitsofbalance permalink
    July 22, 2011 6:59 pm

    Haha you’re a trip! At least your honest about loving the surveys 😉

    Choose between coffee & tea!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  12. sarah permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:01 pm

    Yay- not being a blogger I never get to do foodie surveys, so here I go…
    S-i like savoury , I LOVE sweet! Sweet & savoury combos are good too.
    A- definitely apples, pink ladys
    R- I cannot deal with the seeds at.all( blueberries are my berry of choice), I don’t mind raspberry flavoured things though.
    A- I also like Cox( a variety of apple- mind out the gutter people!)
    H- honey, because you can get lotsa flavas, like orange blossom. I do like maple syrup more for baking though.
    Your posts always make me hungry, even though I just ate! All the pictures wake my tastebuds right up!
    Xxx

  13. nicolti permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:04 pm

    (N) nut butter alllll the way! Jam is always too sweet — tastes like pure sugar to me usually!
    (S) sweeeeet. If I could, I would eat dessert for every meal.
    (T) I actually hate tea… My dad literally chugs the stuff all day long; so weird! Even if he comes home after some strenous yard work outside… And I just recently got hooked on coffee out of the blue and after thinking I hated it my entire life!

  14. July 22, 2011 7:11 pm

    Such a cute survey; I wanna do it too!

    That soy pudding is my new favorite thing! I never really had pudding (my whole life, except once) before and I was totally hooked by its chocolatey, sweet taste. I need to find full-chocolate flavor though, I didn’t really like that vanilla bit of it. The only other problem would be…that I try to keep myself from mixing it with some cereal for a major sugar rush- lol. But I realized sugar works for me pre-workout 😉

  15. July 22, 2011 7:19 pm

    hah, this is a fun game. So my initials are DLF.

    So…

    dates or raisins: raisins, but NOT in cookies. Just plain raisins. I hate cookies with raisins in them. Ew.

    lemon or lime: lemon! I like squeezing lemon on fish. And I like lemonade.

    French toast or waffles: waffles for sure. Like you said, French toast is…soggy. Ew.

    • July 22, 2011 9:18 pm

      Haha I used to be the same way with raisins in baked goods. My mom would always do that and I would always pick them out and flick them at her out of spite 😆 Now I like them though.

  16. July 22, 2011 7:24 pm

    Kale v spinach–> as of now, kale…especially in chip form!

    Tea v coffee–> tea without a doubt. I love coffee flavoured foods but can’t stand it as a beverage!

  17. July 22, 2011 7:27 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoy my surveys 🙂 Aren’t they fun?

    I absolutely adored your steel cut oats- so much so that I picked up more steel cutters and have yet to make any oats tonight. It’d become a nightly thing, putting together my oats for the morning. You’ve broken my pattern. HAHA! I also picked up the exact same soy pudding! I wanted something for cutting back on dairy, and I saw the panda on the box and thought of you! So now I have some soy chocolate pudding to try… perhaps on my steel cut oats tomorrow… 😉

    By the way, I’m thinking of trying the so delicious ice cream sandwiches. Have you ever had them?

    And I’m totally the same way. I always prefer eating something sweet, but when I get a craving it always seems to be for something super salty. Soy sauce, salsa, salted nut butter. Nomnomnom!

    Love ya, girlie! ❤

    P.S. Looking gorgeous as usual!

    • July 22, 2011 9:20 pm

      Mwahaha! I’m so glad I got you hooked! Addictions are far more fun when they’re shared with others 😉 And I haven’t tried those ice cream sandwiches. I’ve always wanted to, but they have traces of peanuts so I can’t 😦 I do love ice cream sandwiches, though, so I’d definitely pick them up if I was you.

      • July 22, 2011 9:42 pm

        Absolutely! It was so relaxing to stand by the stove and watch my masterpiece come alive. I felt like a witch over a cauldron! A delicious one, at that.

        Oh no! Those darn peanuts. How do they end up everywhere?! I’ll for sure have to give them a go.

  18. July 22, 2011 7:27 pm

    I love surveys – and i loved hearing more about you! Can’t wait to hear your good news!
    (A) apples! My favorite are macouns – but like youi sometimes find they make me hungrier!
    (L) lemons – especially freshly squeezed in selttzer water!

  19. July 22, 2011 7:47 pm

    I liked the yogurt or pudding answer! If I had to choose between the two, I’d go with pudding simply because yogurt doesn’t come in chocolate..but I still wouldn’t want to go without either!

  20. July 22, 2011 7:50 pm

    I am starting to think that a survey like this will make my blog a little less messy. Probably that’s what I should do next. Go with the flow!

    [M]uffins or cupcakes? I had to Google them to find out what makes them different. The right answer must be muffins because even when I use recipes for cupcakes, I pretend like the frosting directions don’t exist at all.

    [O]nions without a doubt. Those oven-baked onion rings that were so popular around the blog world a few months ago are just perfect! But it’s also hard to resist a good roasted pepper stuffed with sirene (a type of cheese similar to feta), egg and savory or a big plate of mish mash which is the best of both worlds because it contains both peppers and onions (plus some other amazing stuff and, of course, a lot of the same kind of cheese). So in the end I like them both 🙂 .

    [P]eanuts are good for one thing, almonds – for another. But if I really had to pick only one, I would choose almonds.

  21. July 22, 2011 7:55 pm

    I agree with you — food does cure all. Half the time when I get a really bad cramp or feel nauseous or something and I eat, it goes away. Love it!

    T – Uhh ditto. It’s like choosing a favorite child. I love them equally.
    A – Apples for eating raw, but I prefer orange flavored things over apple flavored things.
    R – neither, at least when raw. I don’t like the texture of them. The seeds are nasty. I prefer raspberry flavored things over blackberry flavored things though.
    A – refer to the above 🙂

  22. July 22, 2011 7:55 pm

    Live and learn girl…live and learn.

    As for your salt appeal? I MUST MUST recommend my latest obsession or your adaptation of it…I got the idea from Modern Family to add salt to my chocolate almond milk. Um…yeah. Do that. Whether it is a smoothie or your puuding try adding some salt. HEAVEN! Brings out the sweetness.

    My intitial is M and neither muffins nor cupcakes play much a part in my diet (flour free for now)….I’m going with muffin though cause I like more savory things and I could get down with a carrot or zucchinni muffin. Hmm.. food for thought as to what is stopping me.

  23. July 22, 2011 8:09 pm

    [L]- Lime! I always order a diet coke with lime, or a vodka tonic with lime! I just prefer the flavor over lemon. HOWEVER…with that being said, I really hate limeade, but LOVE lemonade.
    [B]- Beans…for the same reasons you said. Lentils are cool and all, I just don’t eat them that much.
    [C]- Cereal. Honestly I love oatmeal, and I love experimenting with it and I love that it fills me up and comforts me on a cold day. But at the END of that cold day, all I ever really want is a big bowl of cold cereal with vanilla soy milk. Cereal to me is like nut butter to all other food bloggers (although peanut butter makes many appearances throughout my day as well).

  24. Katherine permalink
    July 22, 2011 8:11 pm

    [K] Spinach! It is nom!
    [M] Muffin! Especially blueberry muffins. I haven’t had one in FOREVER though!
    [S] Sweet. Major sweet tooth here 🙂

  25. July 22, 2011 8:33 pm

    D is for dates! Is it possible to live without nut butter stuffed dates? No. Definitely not.
    R is for raspberries. I love that my initials correspond with my choices so far! I have fond memories with raspberries. Going raspberry picking with my family was my highlight of every year in old Cali.
    M is for MUFFINS! They all match my initials!!! Whooo! Haha…oh. *deep breath* Ahem, I don’t like cupcakes because they are so flimsy and squishy when compared to the sturdy muffin. I like eating food that would actually take some effort to squash under my foot. That habit, has a long story behind it…

  26. Lilly permalink
    July 22, 2011 8:35 pm

    L- for lemon,wait i like lime too… hmmmmph
    K- I like kale chips, but honestly I might like them just as a way to eat ketchup- I’m gross I know. So spinach, it can be used in everything from smoothies, to pasta dished, egg scrambles, or plain, just call me popeye 🙂
    B- beans 🙂 lentils are good in certain things, but I do not go a day without beans, yes, hummus is a daily occurrence for me!
    This was fun, loved reading about cha girl!

    • July 22, 2011 9:24 pm

      Hehe using kale chips as an excuse to eat ketchup isn’t gross at all. I may or may not take a spoonful of ketchup straight from the jar sometimes. Maaaaybe 😉

  27. July 22, 2011 8:39 pm

    i keep learning so much about you–and the food pictures keep getting better and better, if that’s even possible. totally copied you with the pudding, and will be adding it to my hot oaty nutty buttery breakfast–now i can add in chocolate-ly too! can’t wait to wake up for it 🙂 glad the lifting is working out!

  28. July 22, 2011 9:17 pm

    I am addicted to these surveys too! I am gonna have to fill this out asap!

  29. July 22, 2011 9:26 pm

    Keg are my initials!

    Kale or spinach? Spinach all the way! My nightly salads are spinach beasts!! Eggs all the way! I love them! Garlic! I love my salt free mrs dash garlic and herb seasoning! The best!!

    Love ya girl! Hope u had a good night!

  30. July 22, 2011 9:36 pm

    Yay I love these things!
    L: Lemon or Lime- definitely lemon…I’m not sure why
    N: Nut butter or jelly- nut butter all the way, I can totally do without the jelly
    D: Dates or raisins- hmmm…not sure, definitely not raisins (I hate them haha) but I’m not sure about dates because I don’t know if I’ve ever had them

  31. July 22, 2011 10:27 pm

    K: Spinach! Kale just looks like it should only be eaten by giraffes.
    A: Apples. I’ve never been one for oranges because I hate how they get stuck in my teeth. Although I have to be careful with apples because their high fructose content makes my brain go all fuzzy 😦
    B: Beans! Baked, mashed, as they are – I LOVE THEM! Lentils…well I can take ’em or leave ’em. I’ll be having beans tonight in fact. Oh lordy 😉

    xxx

  32. July 22, 2011 10:35 pm

    ooh i’m loving this 🙂

    k – kale or spinach: spinach. I’ve never been all that intrigued by kale unless in the form of kale chips.
    r – raspberry or blackberry: raspberries! I love the color of them.
    i – ice cream or frozen yogurt: Ice cream all the way! 🙂
    s – sweet or savory: sweets for sure! I can also eat breakfast all day and any time 😛

    I’m glad you’re feeling better after the coffee episode and congrats on finishing stage 1! I’m still on stage 1 and the lunges on workout b are killing me, but I’m still absolutely loving it!! 🙂

  33. Lenna (veganlenna) permalink
    July 22, 2011 10:43 pm

    L – Lemon! I find the taste more convenient and it fits in with more food.
    E – milk, but only plant-based.
    N – nut butter, that is no competition 🙂
    A – definitely apples.

    Lovely survey! I usually work out in the morning an hour or two after my breakfast. If I work out after a cup of coffee, I feel like having a heart attack 🙂

  34. July 22, 2011 11:17 pm

    SWEET and FRENCH TOAST! and I SO want an apple cheese melt.

  35. July 22, 2011 11:36 pm

    N: nut butter for sure!! i wouldn’t even eat any form of jelly until 2 years ago (except orange marmalade!)
    S: like you, i choose sweet AND savory. that combo never fails

  36. georgia permalink
    July 23, 2011 1:38 am

    (yerr… georgia is my internet alter ego 🙂 )
    S – sweet or savoury – oh so hard to decide. I go through phases of wanting super sweet or super salty. But looking on how I eat, probably sweet, as I generally don’t end up have anything savoury until dinner most days!
    (Trivia – apparently you particularly crave sweet when low on energy and salty when you are stressed!)
    B – beans or lentils – I love both equally – it’s usually whatever is more accessible in the pantry at the time. Maybe beans… more variety in types!
    Oh, I really hear you on the eating/drinking before a workout… every Saturday morning I find myself in the same predicament at my favourite 8am Zumba class – I can’t bring myself to get out of bed any earlier to allow for better digestion time but I am totally unable to leave the house for any sort of physical activity without breakfast and coffee! Cue cramps and unhappy tummy every time 😦

  37. July 23, 2011 2:09 am

    Jam or toast: Toast! Although I do like my mom’s homemade jam.
    Cereal or oatmeal: Cereal. I’ve only made oatmeal a few times so far, so I haven’t perfected the technique quite yet. 😉

  38. July 23, 2011 2:25 am

    Hehe I started filling out this survey yesterday! So fun! 🙂
    E – Eggs!!! Delicious, versatile, nutritious, I too couldn’t have my oats without them!
    K – Spinach….Kale is good in roasted form, but you can throw some spinach into anything and not even notice 🙂

  39. July 23, 2011 3:17 am

    I love these surveys- especially when the answeres are as funny as yours 😀

    R- I like blackberries, but I dont eat them too often. I love raspberries though, and eat them as often as I can. My favorit was is on top of a banana with almond butter 😀 I like the tart-ness together with the sweet banana! I also like them in raspberry dressing and in smoothies! I dont mind the seeds 🙂

  40. buttonss - Cherie permalink
    July 23, 2011 3:58 am

    [C] Cereal or oatmeal: Oatmeal hands down. Eating it is like receiving a warm hug.
    [K] Kale or spinach: Spinach for sure, it is a staple in my fridge. I seriously don’t go without it and I eat it every single day.
    [L] Lemon or lime: lemon. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either.

    • July 23, 2011 7:47 am

      Awwr I love the oatmeal is like a warm hug thing. SO true 😀

      • buttonss - Cherie permalink
        July 23, 2011 4:17 pm

        Also that pudding you buy, does it have to be kept cold?
        Its just Im wanting to buy some, but since its not here in Australia i was going to buy some online, but obviously I cant do that if it needs to be refrigerated.

      • July 23, 2011 7:28 pm

        I think it does, yeah. I always find them in the fridges in the store, and it says “keep refrigerated”.

  41. July 23, 2011 4:41 am

    Food really does cure all!

    [A] Apples or oranges: Apples! for sure. Except only fresh. I’m really picky about my apples, the store bought kind with the waxy skin skeeves me out
    [V] Vanilla or chocolate: Vanilla!!! I’m so glad to see another vanilla girl out there but like you said I’m only a fan of vanilla in protein powders, puddings, ice cream etc.. I love me a piece of dark chocolate 🙂
    [C] Cereal or oatmeal: Cereal! I can’t get enough of the stuff

  42. July 23, 2011 4:58 am

    this is cute 🙂
    L- Lemon for sure! it perks up any dish and I love love lemon water and lemonaide (wootwoot)
    E- Eggs or Milk? – TIE!! I cannot choose!!! I eat both almost everyday, but drink chocolate at least once a day!
    H- Maple Syrup- Canadian too 🙂 Need I say more? my family taps their own trees in the spring so we have our own syrup year round

  43. July 23, 2011 5:12 am

    Aww it’s so lovely to see your beautiful face again!! 🙂
    Oooh my goodness, have you found a new apartment by any chance?! Eeeeee I’m excited for you if you have!!!
    I’m so jealous of you living in Canada with all that delicious maple syrup you have…I love love love maple syrup. And woohooo for muffins!!

  44. July 23, 2011 5:57 am

    [C]ereal or oatmeal – if we’re talking about cereal with milk, then my answer is definitely oatmeal! But if cereal with Greek yogurt counts, then it’s a tie. But not just any cereal! It has to be Kashi Honey Almond Flax. 😛
    [D]ates or raisins – I love both, but I think I have to go with dates too. Especially because they’re the main ingredient in Angela’s 5 ingredient no-bake date squares. If you haven’t made these yet, you need to drop what you’re doing and make them now!
    [A]pples or oranges – apples! I like oranges, but I really only eat them when I realize it’s been weeks since I last ate a citrus fruit and force myself to have one. I eat apples almost every day though.

  45. Annika permalink
    July 23, 2011 6:12 am

    [A] Apples or oranges: Definitivly apples! I’m addicted! I’m in love! I always go for Breaburn, crunchy, juicy = delicious!
    [N] Nut butter or jelly: At the moment I would definitivly say: (pea)nut butter! I eat it with everything! Rice crackers, apples, oatmeal, by spoon… ooops!
    [N] see above
    [I] Ice cream or frozen yogurt: Since being vegan and living in Germany, that is not too easy. 1. we don’t have much soy ice cream, 2. no fro-yo cultur over here… I would decide for frozen soy yogurt if I could…
    [K] Kale or spinach: Spinach! Haven’t eaten much of it lately. I had some trouble with my kidneys and they told me not to eat too much of it. I like the leaf spinach steamed over spaghetti. So so good!
    [A]see above

    I love your blog! Keep on rocking, girl!

  46. July 23, 2011 7:52 am

    T- Coffee for sure! I am like a majority of the population and can’t start my morning without a cup of steaming deliciousness 🙂

    R- Raspberry. As long as they are not mushy in anyway at all. I get so so grossed out by fruit that is just slightly soft. I know it’s kind of a waste, but ick!

    M- This is a tough one…muffins I think. Although I have not tasted either of them in years! Yay for “food rules” ugh. Need to change that soon I think 😀

    This is such a fun survey. I may or may not be copying it sometime in the near future!

  47. July 23, 2011 8:14 am

    Such a cute idea for having us answer this!
    L: Lemon or lime? Lemon for sure! Everyone thinks I’m weird because I often eat the lemon that comes out with my water at restaurants.
    A: Apple or orange? Mehhhh, neither really do all that much for me. I eat apples way more often but I have the same problem, in that they make me feel more hungry!
    D: Dates or raisins? I don’t think I could live without either! Both are a necessary part of my life. Which reminds me, I’m out of both! The horror!

  48. July 23, 2011 8:45 am

    Those chocolate soy puddings are crazy good! Love them with some whip cream 🙂

  49. July 23, 2011 10:22 am

    I love all these surveys that have been going around!

    [A]: apples, especially Pink Lady’s! Oranges are okay but apples are way better. Oh, but paired with dark chocolate, orange wins!

    [L]: I don’t like lemons unless it’s in some kind of icy dessert, so limes it is! I love em in iced tea especially and squirted on fresh watermelon.

    [W]: whole wheat for sure! I’ve never liked white bread, not even as a kid.

  50. July 23, 2011 10:35 am

    Honestly, it was difficutl for me to chose between all the combos, except this one- [N] Nut butter or jelly. Nut Butter, obvi! I love peanut, cashew, almond, all nut butters 🙂

  51. July 23, 2011 12:21 pm

    Great to find out a bit more about you! For me L: lemons all the way! A: Apples without a doubt and W always been a wholewheat girl!

  52. July 23, 2011 1:10 pm

    F: French toast or waffles?? I’ve had FT once in my entire life (it was…meh) and never had waffles – only weird potato ones, that were like a chip (fry?) with holes in it. so neither, TYVM!
    G: Garlic or sale? Garlic salt plez! Though I’d have to go garlic – I eat about 3 cloves a day 🙂
    I want to know your news, do tell!!

  53. July 23, 2011 1:19 pm

    these surveys are so fun! Sweet and savory rocks and your are the queen of it. 😉

  54. July 23, 2011 1:23 pm

    I’ve put cream cheese and jelly on bagels before, but never toast. Must try 🙂

  55. July 23, 2011 2:15 pm

    I definitely know what your going though with the whole apartment thing. I am moving to a town two hours away, to attend university and am having the most diffcult time! I hope you have found something though!

    G- salt! I espically love it with chocolate!
    S- sweeat and savory also! You just can’t go wrong!

  56. July 23, 2011 2:54 pm

    S: sweet or savory….SWEEEETTT. I have a total sweet tooth 😉
    R: raspberry or blackberry….raspberry for sure. I love ’em!

  57. July 23, 2011 2:58 pm

    A- oranges
    C- this is so hard! At the moment…cereal!

    Sorry about your gym experience…I can relate. I have never had coffee before I work out, but I have had carbonated beverages…ouch! Not a smart choice!

  58. July 23, 2011 5:26 pm

    Muffins and coffee for me 🙂

  59. July 23, 2011 6:54 pm

    Hmm, that’s odd that coffee would hurt your workout! Before I became hypersensitive to it, I used to always down a mug before my workout for the energy boost.

    This survey looks like so much fun; I must rememeber to do it fully sometime!

    M: Muffins; I like hearty, dense baked goods–I’ve never really liked the fluffiness of cake.
    A: Oranges; I’m pretty sure I had one every single day last winter.
    L: Lemon; I love using lemon juice in stir-fries, and lemon poppyseed is my favorite muffin flavor!

  60. July 23, 2011 8:42 pm

    [C] Cereal or oatmeal: Oatmeal… especially at night when I’m hungry and I just want a little something. My mom will make it for me then. (:

    [R] Raspberry or blackberry: Raspberry. So good.

  61. July 23, 2011 8:46 pm

    [P] Peanuts or almonds: Definitely almonds! I used to love peanut butter but then my body started acting weird towards it and honestly I don’t even like the taste anymore. Almonds all the way!
    [S] Sweet or savory: Both 😀 I love the sweet and savory oats combination. I have a sweet tooth but I get crazy cravings for savory foods too.
    I love survey posts! They’re awesome because you get to know the blogger better :] I’m really thinking I should do some of these. It seems like a lot of fun!

  62. July 24, 2011 6:54 pm

    [LZ] LIme & Cucumbers! Although I do love roasted zuchinni

  63. July 25, 2011 9:19 am

    YES!!!! I agree 100% that choosing between coffee and tea is like choosing between limbs to lose – noooot happening! love them both mucho =)

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