Loving the run, pb and mango salsa

I had quite a good beach run this morning. No knee pain, no foot pain just enjoying everything! The weather was perfect too. Nice overcast morning sky, not too cold and best of all it was pretty empty! Who would get up and start running at 6 am on Saturday morning? Anyway, on the way back, we started to see more people just getting started their run/jog.

Anyway, as usual we had to stop by to get grocery on the way back so I prepared myself with Prana Bar Cashew Almond.

Ingredients: Organic cashews, organic date paste, organic almonds, organic agave nectar, organic almond butter, organic puffed amaranth, sea salt

This is the first Prana Bar that I actually like. It wasn’t as sweet and dense as the other two I had previously. It also has a generous amount of cashews and almonds. Very nutty and my belly was happy 🙂

very nutty!

yummy!

Anyway, thanks to Prana Bar, I was able to survive until I got home and made this super extra creamy oats cooked in almond milk and a bit of soymilk, topped with ice cream non fat plain yogurt and Natural Directions Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter.

Ingredients: organic peanuts, organic sugar, sea salt, organic palm oil

This is the first time I see an instruction to put pb in the fridge after opening.



Wow, this peanut butter tasted totally different even from Skippy Natural Super Chunk Peanut Butter. I could actually taste more of the actual peanuts and could see the actual peanut chunks! Very nutty and taste a bit lighter than Skippy Natural.
I couldn’t help but having a slice of whole wheat toast topped with this super chunk nutty peanut butter. Yumm..

you can see the peanut chunks there!

Well after chilled out and rested, we started to cook some lunch earlier because we needed to go to a furniture store to look for a dining table and a sofa. Seriously, we’ve moved to this condo for about 6 months and we still haven’t bought a decent furniture. Whatever we are having right now are pretty much apartment furniture and nothing’s match…LOL!
I made this super refreshing mango salsa that I’ve been craving for a while after seeing it on Yahoo! Food Shine. The only ingredient that I missed was cilantro. Darn the market didn’t stock up their shelf when we got there and I didn’t have time to wait around as it was getting crowded. So I just bought whatever that I could find: cucumbers, red bell peppers, white onions, limes, roma tomatoes, mangoes and canned pineapple. Added a dash of salt, black pepper, garlic powder and a bit of cumin powder, I got this bowl of mango salsa! First time made it and turned out great!

so colorful and appetizing!

Ingredients:
1 roma tomatoes – seeded & chopped into cubes
1/2 red bell peppers – chopped and diced
1/2 cucumber – seeded & diced
1/2 ripe mango – cut into cubes
1/2 white onions -chopped into small pieces
2-3 lime wedges
1-3 pieces of canned pineapple – chopped into cubes
1-2 Tbsp canned pineapple juice
1-2 cilantro -chopped (I didn’t have any so I skipped this one)
Salt, black pepper, dash of cumin, dash of garlic powder according to taste (I didn’t quite measure these).
Mix and serve! It’s that simple!

the rest of the lunch, pretty standard dishes

After filled up our bellies, we went to the furniture store. We looked around and saw some dining table that we like but still debating whether it’ll be a bit too big for our dining area. Our condo wasn’t that big and we don’t like bulky and big furniture because it’ll make our living space look crowded and small. I like open space and would like to keep it that way. In the end, we still came home empty handed…*sigh* We were planning to go to Costco to shop other stuff but apparently we spent way too much time at the furniture store so we decided to come back home and got ready to go to my in-law’s place for Father’s Day family dinner.
Before I went, I had a nice bowl of non fat plain yogurt with a peach and two peanut cream wafers..hahha…who eat wafer with yogurt? Usually people eat those with vanilla ice cream, huh? Anyway, I like variety. 🙂

Dinner at my in law’s place was pretty standard Chinese dishes: lots of stir fry veggies with meat, pork bone soup, roasted duck, roasted pork, oyster omelets, fish noodles and tofu. Sorry no pic…was a bit embarrassed to take the picture.
Anyway, time for bed. Nite!!

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