24 November 2011

American Thanksgiving and Raking Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers. I'm betting most of you
are either busy prepping dinner or spending time with family and loved ones

I'm ever so fond of these Udi's Gluten Free Bagels, 
they've been inspiring creativity in my breakfasts

I decided to make my version of a Bagel and Egg Scramble

After toasted 1/2 bagel I topped it with 1 whole egg scrambled with 2 egg 
whites, 2 sprigs of scallions, 1/4 cup white onion and a pinch of black pepper

Topped with 1/4 cup cottage cheese and a few slices of a kosher pickle

I spent a good chunk of the morning raking leaves in my backyard 

This is what it looked liked before

4 huge bags and 1 exhausted squirrel!

And I'd just like to add that I had no idea that raking 
leaves is a killer workout for your butt and hamstrings!

Damn you walnut tree and your taunting leaves
...foreshadowing of more raking in my future!

Clif Builder's Protein Bars, a great way to re-fuel! But 
which one do I choose, Peanut Butter or Mint Chocolate?

Let's go with the Peanut Butter Chocolate Clif Bar today

Has that come hither look, doesn't it?

Breaking off a piece...

Crispy layer and peanut butter protein layer coated in chocolate :)

And with 20 grams of protein packed in each bar, these 
bars fill your tummy up while providing sustainable energy

Because I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving last month with these mini pumpkin pies, 
there's no themed treats, yam and walnut salad or turkey to be had today, unfortunately

But I did roast some squash, saute some greens and drizzle on some mustard!

In the past month alone, I have made this dish more 
times than what would be considered normal appropriate

My Vegetable Stuffed Roasted Kabocha 
Squash "Bowls" with Mustard Drizzle

What can I say, it tastes delicious and the camera loves it from every angle!

Questions: Are you spending Thanksgiving with your 
family this year? Are you having a big sit-down dinner? 
Do you have any holiday traditions you'd like to share?


Anonymous said... [reply]

Question! Is a kobucha squash the same as a buttercup squash? I have been eating the latter like a fiend and they look very similar but I'm not sure if they are the same...they are very very starchy (sometimes i feel like they are more dense than a potato!) and have a sort of sweet potato/roasted chestnut flavour. Thoughts?

Lauren said... [reply]

Hahaha I wish it was Thanksgiving around my house...instead I am stuck in school! Why did Canadian thanksgiving have to be soo long ago! :)

Rebecca said... [reply]

Roasted veggies are the best! I did roasted butternut squash for thanksgiving today along with toasted almonds. We did a big get together with my family today at my grandmothers house.

Those bags are huge! I need to tackle some leaf racking at my grandmothers in the future.

Living, Learning, Eating said... [reply]

Everything looks delicious - and raking is such a workout! I need to try one of those bowls sometime.... ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

We celebrated American Thanksgiving with a big sit down dinner with friends.

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