Day 172 – June 21

Well it was World Yoga Day… again
You may recall this time lapse video and this blog post from my 53rd day of celebrating every day literally.
I’m guessing, maybe, the concept is that every day is World Yoga Day.
Who knows.
On THIS particular World Yoga Day I headed to Kits Beach for a free group yoga practice in the park with Duncan and a bunch of strangers

It was sunny yet breezy and Duncan and I scored a nice shady spot.
It was a Hatha class and the instructor was marvellous

Duncan was really well behaved and gave me lots of encouragement by snorting in my face whenever I was low to the ground

He was really bad at most of the poses, as you can see, but that’s why it’s called a yoga ‘practice’ and not a yoga ‘Stanley cup final’, god bless him.

Day 171 – June 20

I decided to add a little twist to National Ice Cream Soda Day, thanks to some random posting I saw on Pinterest or Instagram once upon a time.

I relished this opportunity to try out a Guinness Float instead. Same concept as an Ice Cream Soda, except you swap the root beer for real beer.
Genius, right?

So I picked up a four pack of Guinness cans and two tubs of President’s Choices dairy free coconut Ice cream in chocolate and coconut flavours and went to town!

The coconut flavour, although absolutely delightful on its own, was a bit ‘meh’ with the Guinness. But the chocolate? Look out. Guinness and vegan chocolate ice cream were made for each other, believe me.

 

Or rather, just go try it yourself sometime. This is definitely an cocktail (?)/ dessert (?) I will be keeping on the roster.

Day 170 – June 19

NATIONAL WATCH DAY !

I always wear a watch. My watch if choice is a Casio Calculator watch. It’s water resistant (I’ve been through a few, pushed my luck)

It’s digital and boasts all the buttons a regular strength calculator would feature. According to Wikipedia, they were first introduced in the 1970s and continue to be produced, despite falling from their peak popularity during the 1980s

Thanks watch, for always being around for me to check neurotically !

Day 169 – June 18

June 18 marked Vancouver’s Car Free Day on Main Street… one of their main streets.

The street was shut down to vehicular traffic, and then filled with pop up kiosks and tents of vendors from food to soap to t shirts to art.

I want with a gaggle of women – we were six in total.

I also kept in mind that it was also National Splurge Day, so all bets were off if I saw something expensive and unnecessary that I wanted.

Despite the endless array of tied dyed tank tops and crystal jewelry sellers, nothing really struck my fancy until…

…this little vegan ice cream truck was calling my name

Had. To. Have. Some.

ALL VEGAN. Look at the options. My mind was blown. I ‘splurged’ and got two scoops, Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallow

It was ridiculous it was so good. Everyone in the girl gang ended up getting some too, even though it was half cold out and rainy

I have since subscribed to their news letter so I can follow them around wherever the go- I NEED to try their London Fog next

Day 168 – June 17

I vegetables make up the majority of my diet. Right after peanut butter.

I thought I’d share with you my recipe for the soup I whipped up on this blessed  National Eat Your Vegetables Day 

You will need the following

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion (red or white or yellow, whatevs)
  • vegetable stock or bouillon cube
  • 1 can dices tomatoes
  • 1 cup lentils (mixed or commit to just one)
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • celery
  • cauliflower
  • red cabbage
  • bay leaf/ves
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • chili flakes
  • paprika

Sautee diced garlic and onion in olive oil in a large pot. Once soft, combine everything else. Let simmer and you have soup.