Is it really Wednesday night already? I feel like time has been flying by way too fast lately – does anyone else feel like time was slower when we were younger? Oh me, oh my.

My advance apologies for the disappointing pictures today. I can’t wait for natural light to be available on my work days! Almost, Lucy, Almost ๐Ÿ™‚

I had the other half of my mango from yesterday to put to good use in mango oats! I’m becoming obsessed with mangoes, and I’m not quite sure what took me so long! They are so good. And with pineapple, coconut, and coconut butter? yes, please.

In the mix: oat bran, TVP, spelt flakes, wheat bran, coffee & almondmilk, goji berries, mango, pineapple, chai spice blend, and vanilla extract.

On the top: chia-acai icing, coconut butter, strawberry-pom jam, flax, and mango and pineapple sauteed with coconut, macadamia nuts, and chai spice blend.

Love how oopy-goopy (yes, that is in the dictionary, for those wondering) the coconut butter gets!

For some reason though, I felt so rushed this morning! I think it’s because I slept right to my alarm. Usually I wake up shortly before, and either get up then, or wait for my alarm to go off. So it felt like I “slept in” even though I didn’t. This feeling kinda stuck with me throughout the day, for some reason. It was weird! No me gusta.

I packed my turkey meatball panini wrap last night, which reminded me why I like to panini them at home rather than just wrapping them. They’re so much easier to eat!

Yeah, I pack Kale chips for lunch in a tin pie plate. What of it?

That and, since we have a toaster oven, I pop it in there for a couple minutes and it comes right back to life. Perfecto! Lets take a look at the rest of my study in tupperware containers:

Greek yogurt with a bit of mango & chai spice blend; granola

Carrot for carrot sticks; wasa crispreads & sesame rice crackers

Drive in: cawfee; english muffin w/ blackberry honey creme & PB; mini nanner

The strange thing about today, however? My appetite was MIA! Not impressed. This girl likes to eat! I should have known when I wasn’t much wanting the banana. I always want a banana! So I had half and saved the rest for my morning yogurt. Speaking of which; notice how I switched up the morning snack? No orange – instead I wanted to try something a bit more filling. Maybe this was the reason for an MIA appetite? hmmmm. I was hungry for that at the normal time, but the rest of the day? Nothing!

Obviously I still ate lunch – which, I totally burnt the Kale chips again – and had a couple crackers and the carrots, but other than that I was largely disappointed with myself. Oh, well.

What do you do when you’re not craving or hungry for anything? Still eat, or just wait until you are? I did a little bit of both, I guess. I just wasn’t sure if the yogurt kept me that content, or I just wasn’t having a “munchy” day. I’m banking on the yogurt, though. I guess it’s a good thing!

I did take some salmon out of the freezer this morning, and had planned on making honey-balsamic glazed salmon, and it’s a good thing I had a plan, too! Otherwise I know I would have either been lazy, or waffled back and forth twenty times before deciding on a dinner. I did cut lose the plans to make some wild rice that I’ve yet to try to pair with it, however.

Turned out my mom & Henry had something with shrimp for dinner, and there were some leftover. They went quite nicely with it! ย Haven’t had good shrimp in a while, so they were a nice surprise ๐Ÿ™‚ I made some burnt broc and Kale to go with it – right in the same pan, worked perf. This is probably right up there with Blueberry Salmon in terms of favorite way to have salmon. So quick, simple, and flavorful! I wasn’t going to post the recipe for it, but since I’m boring tonight, I will, hah.

Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Ingredients, for one serving:

1 salmon filet

smoked sea salt & cracked black pepper

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1/2 T. honey mustard

1/2 T. whole-grain dijon mustard

1/2-1 T. honey

dash crushed red pepper flakes (opt, to taste)

1/8 t. garlic powder



Rinse salmon & pat dry; preheat skillet with drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of salmon. Place in pan, letting cook approximately 4-5 minutes each side, just to get some color.

Meanwhile, whisk together all remaining ingredients. When salmon has cooked on both sides (but not quite cooked through) pour glaze mixture over salmon. It will be liquidy. Flip salmon and cover, leaving over low heat until glaze thickens.

If desired, cook with some chopped broccoli, kale, and shrimp.


I wish I had more exciting stuff to tell all of you loveys, but I’m out! Tomorrow? I think so ๐Ÿ™‚ Make sure you enter my giveaway, though – time is a-tickin’!

p.s. I’m having a malfunction replying to comments via e-mail because even though I may work with computers everyday, I’m still really dense when it comes to using them. Help?



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9 responses to “MIA

  1. If you simply hit reply to the e-mail that wordpress sends it’ll automatically put in on here. If you want to e-mail the person and not put it on the site, you have to delete the comment e-mail address and put theirs in the place of it. Is that what you mean?

  2. MMM love those tropical oats and your honey-balsamic glazed salmon! It’s been too long since I last had salmon, I’ve got to try this!
    And I don’t know what you mean- your pics are great as usual!

  3. Your breakfast always looks so beautiful! (no matter what light ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    They always look like you spent hours making them, carefully placing each piece on the plate.

    – Christina

  4. GREAT EATS GIRL! shoooot- i pack the weirdest things to class! ppl give me crazy looks! haha .. oh well! i love salmon!

  5. Katharina

    Coconut butter is the bomb.com!!! You should try it on sweet potato. Heck, I’ve even tried it with ice cream (Soy Delicious almond and pecan=holy yum). Speaking of ice cream, have you tried Rice Divine’s carrot cake ice cream?? I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite out-of-the-carton ice cream. NOW IMAGINE THE COCONUT BUTTER ON IT! By the way, that chia seed icing looks so yummy. I am always admiring it in your posts lol. That sounds creepy! As for the hunger being a no show.. I usually wait maybe like a half hour and have some soothing tea in the mean time.

    Tomorrow better be more interesting or else I’m not reading this blog anymore. JUST KIDDING!! mwahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰ The suspense will keep me coming hehe.



  6. Pam

    Hey just flow girl…your body knows what it wants and when! Your food always looks so amazing…..the oats and the colors…glorious!


  7. I love that salmon recipe – I need to try that! I’m always looking for new ways to cook salmon, since I feel like I do the same ones every time. Have a great Friday – yay for the weekend!

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