Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Exciting!

Today was exciting for me. My local Superstore opened up their Natural Foods section. I was like a kid in a candy store! Vegan cheese, Tofurkeys, ice cream, I can pick it all up there. One stop shopping! I picked up a case of Yoso soy yogurt. It came in three flavours: strawberry, vanilla and blueberry. I had the strawberry one today for a snack. Its probably the closest thing to the real thing that I've ever had. Very yummy.

I hope you all had a great Easter if you celebrated. We had a great trip down to Ottawa. We went to Lick's, a burger place. But they also have the greatest veggie burger ever. They even cook it on its own grill, with its own utensils, with a vegan whole wheat bun. I don't have a picture, but it pretty much looks like a burger. I also bought some kid-sized ones to take home with me (portion control, haha).

Easter dinner was great, I got stuffed on stuffed squash, and then for dessert, a mint cream egg! Billy's mom found these smooth dark chocolate eggs with mint fondant centres at Giant Tiger...and they're delish! If you've got a Giant Tiger near you, get over there!

Also, since this post seems to be about a bit of everything...I've now officially lost 20 pounds! I can't count how many times I've blogged about wanting to lose weight, and losing a few pounds here and there. I didn't want to be all talk, so I figured I'd wait til I hit the big 2-0 and then say something. Happy dance!

6 comments:

Vivacious Vegan said...

I would gladly happy dance around the kitchen with you! Congratulations on your big 2-0.

vko said...

Happy Official 20lbs-Less Day! Congratulations! Really wonderful and am also thrilled for you & the natural food section...vegans are beginning to take over the world, slowly but surely...

Those eggs from Giant Tiger sound perfect- I want a Giant Tiger- also love that name Giant Tiger!

Michelle said...

my kids love that Yoso yogurt.. especially the blueberry :) apparently Yoso makes all sorts of dips and hummus and stuff too.. you should definately check them out!

we also love Licks.. i used to live in toronto, and could go whenever i wanted to.. but now there's no Licks in my new city :(

Celine said...

congrats on the weight loss!!
I hope my local superstore expands its natural foods section, because it's kinda lacking right now. I find stuff at other stores, but what a pain in the you know what to have to run all over town!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the big 2-0! That's a huge accomplishment, especially for a person who loves to cook the way you do. Job well done!

Melissa said...

Thanks everyone!

Tracy, I know, eh? I think the reason I used to fail at it, was because I stopped cooking the foods I loved and got into a rut...all the "good" stuff was off limits. This time I didn't diet. I cooked what I wanted, but ate controlled portion sizes and planned out my snacks. It really works :D