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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. 




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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  • 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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