May 21, 2013

Feta & Veggie Salad Recipe

Before I get into the meat of this post, I would like to clarify something: I am pretty certain I have the name of this salad all wrong. I know this because I just made it up for the purpose of this post, and I have no clue what the real name is. And frankly, when you taste this salad you won't care what the real name is either, because you will be too busy having your mouth full and simultaneously trying to ask for more. It's that good, regardless of whatever it's really called. Here's the recipe:

Feta & Veggie Salad

1 pkg cherry tomatoes
1 whole English cucumber
1 large green pepper
200 gram pkg cubed feta cheese
2 tbsp Mediterranean salad dressing

1. Wash the cherry tomatoes and slice in half.

2. Slice the cucumber vertically into thick slices {approximately 1 cm in thickness}. Cut each slice twice, making each cut perpendicular to each other, so that each slice of cucumber now becomes four triangle-shaped pieces.

3. Cut the green pepper vertically into thick strips. Cut each strip horizontally so that the pepper is diced into large chunks.

4. Add all vegetables into a large bowl and mix. Add feta and salad dressing and mix again, until the dressing appears to be evenly distributed. Enjoy!

Though I haven't tried it yet, I think that quinoa may be a delicious addition to this salad, to add some much-needed protein. Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

Photo Credit: this & that blog

May 20, 2013

My Bad... Kinda

So I disappeared there for a bit again, and I don't really know what to say other than I hope you will understand and stick with me. I'm back, I promise!

The reason for my absence is that my husband and puppy and I packed up and moved to a totally new city two weeks ago. Not only have we been exhausted from the sheer stress of the move, but we have been busy unpacking as well. And the move was intended to force us to make some changes to our lifestyle, which I am very happy to report have begun. But sadly for this blog, it means very little time to blog. Though I have lots to talk about, I have no time to sit and bang it out.

Though I am disappointed in myself for my lack of posts, I must admit that I am absolutely thrilled that my blogging time had been reduced due to the fact that I am actually getting up and moving. Today was a holiday in Ontario so I didn't have to work; the day strongly resembled a Sunday. My typical Sunday morning activities include drinking coffee, watching HGTV, and blogging and/or surfing Pinterest. In the past, holidays tended to resemble this as well. However, now that I live in a condo I can't simply let my dog out into the backyard and plant myself back on the couch. And frankly, this is a pattern that I wanted to end. While sometimes we all need those down-time days, having several in succession is simply lazy. So I am proud to say that rather than sitting on the couch and blogging, I took my dog for two walks this morning, one of which was an hour and a half long.

So long story short: You can probably expect fewer posts from me from now on. When I first started this blog I was posting on average once every other day. Perhaps this is something that I will achieve again, maybe when the weather becomes colder, but for now this is impossible to keep up while also working full-time and trying to enjoy the outdoors and the exercise it brings as much as possible. But stay tuned, I'll be back again soon!

Photo Credit: Club Mom

May 1, 2013

May Photo A Day Challenge

In a follow-up to yesterday's post, I wanted to post the Photo a Day Challenge list that I am playing so you have some idea of what my photos are from if you are following me {or you want to play as well} on Instagram. For those who don't have Instagram, I will post all the pictures at the end of the month in one huge post. Stay tuned!

Photo Credit: Fat Mum Slim
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