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Recovery Food & Ottawa Roundup

While the last week of my life brought a whole new meaning to the phrase Spring Fever I seem to have finally made it through. Hooray!

As I was recovering, I received some lovely emails wishing me well (you’re all so sweet!) as well as a few asking me to post about my nutrition choices while recovering from an illness. I’m not sure if I follow any hard fast rules, I usually just give myself what I crave. This week that meant a lot of green smoothies, soups (lentil, butternut squash, tomato, etc.) and Ezekiel Toast Sandwiches with either almond butter, banana and honey or avocado and egg. I definitely favour starchy vegetables like carrots and potatoes and I can’t seem to get enough of oranges and kiwis (which also happen to be extremely high in Vitamin C).

Here’s a little cheat sheet:

In celebration of feeling a zillion times better, I am (finally) sharing some lovely shots from last weekend’s road trip…Broken down by category of things I love.

1) COFFEE. Bridgehead. Mandatory in Ottawa.

2) VEGAN EATS. 3 Course Lunch @ Zen Kitchen. I’m obsessed.

Butternut Squash Soup with Pepitas

Organic Greens

Vegan Reuben with smoked tempeh, house fermented sauerkraut & thousand island dressing on rye bread. Side of house made frites. 

3) CHEAP MANICURES.

4) Shopping BROWSING JEWELLERY.

5) DANCE PARTY!

Primping ensued… (We kept it real classy with beer cups….)

NDMA Live @ Fall Down Gallery (Accompanied by Live Model Body Painting)

Rafter Brews…

Hot date.

I don’t know why but something about this trip got me excited about summer and more summertime road trips…Look out Montreal ;)

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8 Comments

  • Reply Cassandra March 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better!

    And love love love the nails!

  • Reply Sarah B March 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Dang, that food looks amazing – especially the squash soup! I miss Bridgehead coffee (used to frequent the one on Dalhousie).

    Love the rafter beer, haha. People who think one can’t party in Ottawa are silly.

  • Reply shawnaelizabeth March 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Are those Christine’s legs? YOWZA!!

    • Reply the healthy hipster March 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Right? I wouldn’t shut up about them either. You have to take her dance aerobics class! ;)

  • Reply Christine Johnson March 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Bahaha thanks girls! I like the idea of a summer Montreal adventure! ;)

  • Reply Anne March 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    God, Montreal is waaaay hotter than Ottawa (montrealer talking !).

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