New Additions to the Suite & Diet
Hey lovelies Do you seriously know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you?
Well, the blogging life is more wonderful than anything I have ever imagined and I owe it all to you guys Thanks for reading my blog. It is really sweet of you to leave all of those precious comments wishing me a great weekend with my Dad and Uncle Thank you!
Last night was lots of fun. Like I said, I was spoiled. I have had pictures lying on my floor since I moved in July and they are finally on my walls It’s even “homier” in here than before
The picture hung above my comfy couch reminds me of home (in Saskatchewan) This is what part of my backyard looks like which is why I bought the picture.
There is a little forest of trees in my backyard and my Mom and I will often walk through the trees to let our minds wander. We feel at peace when taking a walk through our own little forest
Another piece of art was hung behind my table. It adds a nice punch of colour and class to my dining area
A new shower head was also installed for me The guys didn’t like how the other one sprayed so they bought me this big thing. I am pretty sure I will appreciate this new addition as well
I can’t wait for my shower after a sweaty gym session tomorrow It’ll be a good one. I bet it will feel as though I am outside in the rain rather than under a little old faucet
I also received a present brought all the way from home
Mom and Dad found me a little herb garden Now I can grow my own little herbies in my kitchen
It comes with three pots and three different packages containing different types of seeds.
The seeds that came with my pots are basil, oregano, and cilantro which is fantastic because those are three types of herbs that I often use Basil and oregano are definitely essentials and I love to throw cilantro in black bean salads or salsa’s I am sure I will make some new creations as well I always like experimenting with herbs! I can’t wait to get my garden started!
Besides for being exceptionally spoiled, the rest of my day included celebrating and remembering those who fought for us by attending the Remembrance Day ceremony which takes place downtown at the cenotaph
London puts on a beautiful ceremony. This is my second time attending here in London as I have lived here for two years. It is so important to me to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies
It’s even more special that I got to go to the ceremony with my Dad as his Dad fought in the war I said many prayers for my grandpa today, along with all of the others who fought for us.
In other news, I have been doing a pretty awesome job with crossing off goals and challenges from my several lists of November goals
The most recent one crossed off the list is trying a new to me ingredient I know, how exciting!
What’s the new ingredient you ask?
I have been wanting to try millet for a while (and have had it in my cupboard since the beginning of summer!), so this week I tested it out for breakfast
I thought I’d give those trusty oats a break
I instantly fell in love.
Funnily, millet is typically the main ingredient in bird food! But it’s amazing and definitely not just for the birdies
Some facts on millet:
– Protein content is similar to that of wheat
– A good source of manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium
– Gluten free
– Rich in B vitamins (especially niacin)
– A commonly used flour for flatbreads
– Traditionally used for porridge in Russia, Germany, and China
– 1 cup raw millet yields 3 cups cooked
The first time I had millet I cooked it for 15 minutes with a 3:1 ratio of water to millet. When the millet was cooked (or almost cooked) I added 1/2 cup almond milk (because I am obsessed and wanted a creamier porridge) and cooked for another 5 minutes uncovered (the first 15 minutes I cooked it covered).
I served my millet with flax meal and some raspberries
Most of the raspberries were consumed as a side The millet really didn’t need any additional toppings to make it delicious
Since it was love at first spoonful…
I had it again the very next morning But, don’t worry, I changed up the preparation (kind of…)
I cooked it the exact same way, but stirred in walnut butter after it was cooked
Oh so creamy and comforting
So there you have it! Millet is a new breakfast staple of mine and I will be enjoying it much more regularly I think you all should give it a shot
My next challenge? Making millet for another type of meal besides breakfast I have my eye on some recipes and some ideas popping into my head already I will be sharing them once I test them out
Well, I’m off for the night, but we will chat tomorrow (obviously)
Tonight for dinner I am barbequing this lovely number
A fresh marlin steak! I am quite looking forward to that! Fish = love in my life
After dinner Dad, Uncle, and I will be going to the London Knights hockey game It’s a sold out game, so it should be really exciting They are having a really good season, so the game should be intense
See you all tomorrow!
I love youuuuuuuuuuu
Have you tried a new ingredient this week?
Have you ever tried millet?
Have you ever tried marlin?
Do you like hockey?
Did you go to a Remembrance Day ceremony today?
The soldiers who fought for us and gave us freedom