Sick Day = Bake Day

First off, what do you think of the new blog header?!?!?!??!?!?  Mara was awesome enough to help me out and make me a new header!  I’ve been wanting one forever but have no talent for things like that!  THANK YOU SO MUCH MARA!!! <3 YOU!!!

I woke up late for my standards this morning, and even then, most of it was actually laying there and not asleep…since my brain has been up since 0230.  Ugg.
Luckily today was a rest day and chillax’n day so I got to take my time doing, oh, everything.  That includes breakfast.
As much as my appetite is non-existence I wanted french toast with bananas and berries.  But I had no eggs.  And no berries.  French toast fail.  So I kept to my very “un-upsetting” breakfast meal of oats, cinnamon, dried cherries, pb and a banana.  Didn’t upset the belly, thank goodness…
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I had to drag myself off the couch a few hours later to pick up my Abundant Harvest Box with all my goodies!  Look at all the varieties of citrus!  You know I’m a happy clam now!
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I was trying to find something other than a pb and banana sandwich to have for lunch so I had some toast with avocado, a very smidge of pepper and tomato slices.  I also had one of those oranges on the side…mistake…what was I thinking with the acid!?  Apparently I was still asleep.
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I spent the afternoon getting my google reader down to zero, and dozing off more often than not, before getting stir crazy and heading to the scrapbook store in town to buy supplies for some birthday cards I need to make.
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I think this girl knows I’m sick because she’s being obnoxiously nice and cuddly…
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Maybe not…she looks like she’s about to contemplate attacking me.
I did do some baking during the afternoon also and tried one of the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins ala Snacking Squirrel with a few dry roasted cashews…but the chocolate hated me…oh whoa is me!   I haven’t had chocolate in days…this is sinister!  They sure are tasty though!  I followed the recipe except for the gluten free flour and had to use unsweetened applesauce instead of greek yogurt as I ran out with the recipe I tried before it…
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Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Scones!
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I may have left them in a little too long…the bottom is a bit, err, crunchy.
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I haven’t tried them yet but hopefully will be able to tomorrow or the next day with my belly being the way it is!
Since I haven’t been able to get in many veggies throughout the day I’ve been sticking with the same combo of leafy greens and an egg for dinner…except I added in some mushrooms.  I love the flavors they give off when sautéed and mixed with other veggies.
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I really wish I could have added some onions and garlic though…it would have made the dish!  And maybe tempeh instead of egg to give it some variety…although I am loving these greens!  They are so simple yet delicious!
Now I’m off to lay around with my heated blanket and watch Titanic…I’m channeling my inner Gabriela
Happy Saturday!  How’s your weekend so far?!  And I’ve been seeing the accent vlog going around the blog world…would you want to hear me do it?  I don’t think my voice is anything exciting because CA people are well, boring voice wise…but I bet you’d be surprised by the pitch; most people are for some reason!  Haha!

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24 Responses to Sick Day = Bake Day

  1. says:

    Love the header, especially the picture of you in the vest! So cute! Speaking of cute, honey in that laundry basket? Adorbs. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. maria @ chasing the now says:

    Love the header. Very cute and very you!

    Hope you knock this illness soon!

  3. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says:

    The header is beautiful (thanks to the girl in them)!! Feel better m'dear!

  4. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says:

    Mara is a genius. Love the new header, Melissa!

    Sorry you aren't feeling well! I hope you get better ASAP!!!

    I love Abundant Harvest so much. The oranges are sooo good!

  5. Katy says:

    YES DO THE ACCENT BLOG! Woah..sorry. Yes, can you please do it? Tehe :P

    The header is GAWJ, my dear. I am thinking about creating a new one for myself soon. Ah well, maybe later.

    Oh, whoa is you indeed for not having chocolate in days?! Don't worry, I will eat enough for the both of us. It's no burden at all ;)

    Garlic and onions in eggs are a match made in heaven, aren't they? My Dad just dug up some fresh garlic and OMG it smells good.

    Those scones looks crazy good! I must make some myself. Crikey!!

    Feel better. Now. It's an order.


  6. mymarblerye says:

    bahhhh if your stomach can't handle it ship those goodies my way! :) Feel better and nothing beats the ills better than some hottie leo! :) I also like watching serendipity when I'm sick too!! BTW VERRYYY cute header! you look sooo happy!

  7. S☀S says:

    Very cute blog! I'm glad I found you – I love your header!!!

    I'm sorry you're unwell, I've been under the weather for almost a week now and it has been driving me crazy, UGH.

  8. Meredith (Pursuing Balance: Diary of a Dietetic Intern) says:

    I LOVE your new header! It's super cute!

  9. Mica says:

    Yes, nice header! Very you!

    I've never heard your voice, and I bet it is MAGICAL, so please do the accent vlog hahaha.

  10. Gabriela says:

    I looove the new header- so cute!! And I seriously love the fact that you watched Titanic last night. I hope it was just as good the ten thousandth time as it always is :)

  11. cyclicalunemployment says:

    Happy weekend! I could not be more glad that it is. Impressive baking project

  12. Rebecca says:

    love the header! the lemon/blueberry combo is very interesting to me, looks delicious!

    feel better

  13. Runeatrepeat says:

    Love the new header! Yeah Mara :)

  14. Emily says:

    love the new header!
    hope you feel better soon. :)

  15. Magdalena says:

    Bummer you still aren't feeling well…make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids! I'm envious of your fresh citrus. I get some great stuff in my CSA box, but there's no way to get local, fresh citrus in NH in the winter. Well, anytime really, but especially the winter.

    Huh…the idea of the accent blog is an interesting one, and it made me realize that I don't think I remember what you sound like, not really. How odd…I spent nearly four months interacting with you daily, and now can't remember what your voice sounds like. Guess that means I'll just have to come visit someday hey? :)

    Rest up, spend some good cuddle time with Honey, and hope you're feeling better soon!

  16. L. says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I was battling a bout of the stomach flue myself and I know it's no fun.

    And don't worry, you're not the only one who tries to eat acidy fruits with an upset stomach ;).

  17. Vanessa Nielsen says:

    I love baking. It relaxes me.

    Feel better soon!

  18. *Andrea* says:

    feel better soon!!! LOVE the new's very "you" :)

    those scones look wicked tasty

  19. Natalie says:

    adorable header!! feel better girl!

  20. fittingitallin says:

    I'd love to hear the vlog! I'm trying to do it myself but my camera isn't working.
    Feel better!

  21. says:

    looks awesome!! So sorry you have been feeling like poo :( I have been totally depressed and degenerate from the weather- so I completely feel you. Hopefully some kitty time has perked u up a bit :D

    I agree that we CA girls do not have accents, haha! My stepdad is from texas and tells me i just talk really fast, and kind of go "up" at the end of my sentences.whaa??

  22. Biz says:

    Hooray for Mara! She actually works in the town next to where I live and we've met a few times – love her!

    I love how it looks – it suits you too!

    Hope you feel better this week!

  23. Krista says:

    I've been thinking of doing the vlog, too. I know I'd like to hear your voice!!

  24. Kaitlin With Honey says:

    Love love love the new header! It's very cute and very "you."

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