Friday, March 12, 2010



he hubby always has coffee ready for me in the morning. I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee. I also love the sound of the coffee machine working it's magic.

I can't leave for work in the morning without my trusty coffee cup and water bottle.

Coffee out of a regular mug just doesn't work for me, as I find that it gets cold too quickly.

The one cup in the morning is typically all I have, unless I am out for breakfast, or we have friends over to our place. Then I drink a pot ... or eight.

Breakfast this morning was a Green Monster (1 cup almond breeze, 3 cups raw spinach, 1 banana, 1 T almond butter, 1 pack Amazing Grass Wheat Grass).

For any skeptics out there, you CANNOT taste the spinach. Not even a little bit.

I also had a piece of toast:

I went out for lunch with people from work to a Thai restaurant called Angkor. I was super original and ordered the Pad Thai :-)

I devoured most of it.

Dinner this evening was some fresh salmon, roasted zucchini and mushrooms, and bruschetta with yellow, orange, and red organic tomatoes.

Colourful Bruschetta

- 3 medium tomatoes (1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 red)
- 1-2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 T red wine vinegar
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 tsp basil
- sprinkle of salt and pepper
- 4 slices of French bread
- Cheese to top (I used gruyere)

Mix the first 6 ingredients and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minute or more (to let the flavours blend). Toast the bread. Top the bread with the tomato mixture and cheese, and broil until melted.

Do you drink coffee? How do you take it?

I like it black!


Yelena said...

Your dinner looks amazing! I drink my coffee with a splash of nonfat milk- no sugar. I can do black too, but choose not to!

Crystal said...

Milk, sugar, and cinnamon for my coffee!

Your waterbottle is cute! I have a similar one but mine is white with a snowy owl on it. :)

Simply Life said...

oh yum - that lunch looks delicious!

This morning I tried my coffee with a few drops of the liquid stevia I received a few months ago for the first time!

Anonymous said...

I like it black!! BTW homemade brushetta looks so good and healthy!

Sarah said...

I don't drink coffee unless I'm at my grandma's house. She doesn't have tea, so I'll drink a milky coffee (like 80% milk, 10%sugar and 10% coffee!) instead of my usual cuppa tea.
I'm afraid I'm not a coffee drinker and I don't like the smell of it either. :(

Mom on the Run said...

I love a hot beverage in the morning. I am addicted to teechino which is an herbal coffee. It taste so good in the morning. I like my coffee with coconut milk. yum

Anonymous said...

that toast looks extra appetizing this morning!

Kacy said...

Umm, I couldn't live without coffee, haha. I just take a bit of milk or fat free half and half, or coconut milk. Just something to cut the bitterness but no sweetener.

Amber said...

This post made me realize I haven't had my morning cup of coffee yet today and OH MY GOD your pic of the coffee pouring is making my mouth water a bit! Yum! I LOVE coffee.

At home, I make flavoured coffee and drink it with milk. At work we make coffee from freshly ground beans that we ground right there so it's kind of strong so I drink it with half and half.

I LOVE COFFEE! I don't like it with sugar though :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not a coffee drinker. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell but just do not like the taste. I've tried to sip it a few times to acquire a taste because I would love to start my mornings with a cup of joe and drink coffee with the hubs and friends when they do but I just don't like the taste of anything coffee flavored. Maybe one day...

Anais said...

I usually drink my coffee with milk, steamed preferably but most of the time it's just cold milk lol :)

I can NOT go in a thai restaurant and not order the pad thai. I just can't!!! It's too good! That one seems especially delicious :D

Hope you're having a great week-end!!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

I don't drink coffee very often but when I do a little almond milk and sugarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Hope your weekend is going fantastico!!!

sophia said...

I like mine sweetened with a touch of half-n-half. But black is cool, too! And every morning, it's the anticipation of coffee that makes me be able to get out of bed! :-)

Tony said...

Not a huge fan of coffee, but that Pad Thai I could eat all the time :).

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

I like my coffee with milk.

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

So I am super jealous of your food today girl!
LOVE pad thai!!! I could eat it like it was my job.yum!
And salmon as well.
Green monsters ARE truly amazing!!!!
I love coffee and a like it with a bit of half and half and sugar. Delicious!

NSGIRL said...

I am a big fan of Green Monster's! Yum! I love flavored coffee. I take Milk and lately I've been using the unsweetened Torani flavored syrups...this morning it was caramel! Yum!