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New running shoe, yoga and a review!

Posted Apr 16 2010 12:00am

#2 Last day to enter Virgin Coconut oil giveaway !

Sit tight, this post is going to be long!

My new running shoe arrived!!! Look this $130

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after I ordered it online I was concerned that maybe it might not fit well, for example too wide. But when I tried it, it fits perfectly, like specially designed for my feet! :lol:

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I craved trying it “on the road” but I resisted the temptation (I’d better rest after the long run ), instead I did Power Vinyasa #2 (45 min) with a slight modification: DO IT WITH EYES CLOSED!!! It was way more challenging and it allowed me to focus more on the present!!! Really fun! ;)

One of the reason that I like having oatmeal at the breakfast is that it forced me to slow down and read the newspaper, otherwise I’d burn my lips. I’m so impatient, if it’s a sandwich, I’d finish it in 2 min.

Few days ago I got a package from French Meadow Bakery

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Their mission includes:

Since 1985, French Meadow Bakery™ has used only top-quality all-natural and organic ingredients, old world bread-baking techniques, ancient healthy grains and seeds, and cutting edge performance foods research to create baked goods the world loves. Here are four reasons you’ll fall in love with us, too.

Our skilled artisan bakers turn all natural, sustainable ingredients into tasty baked goods. We avoid using ingredients that contain  genetically-modified organisms , which impact biodiversity in the plant world and have an unknown effect on human health.

We go beyond basic nutrition by using all-natural and organic ingredients that boost your health. Performance foods like hemp, sprouted grains, and flaxseed provide important vitamins, minerals, proteins, and good fats that help your body prevent and treat disease.

Since its beginning, French Meadow Bakery™ has used ingredients and processes that help maintain the biological diversity and productivity of our world’s resources. We use only certified  organic grains and  all natural ingredients grown in balance and harmony with nature. We support small farmers, the cornerstone of a natural, sustainable food system. And we’re committed to educating our customers on the lifelong benefits of organic foods, which protect not only the planet, but our bodies and minds as well.

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I used it to make breakfast pizza .

Coco’s review: I had it heated and it was crunchy like crackers (+). Other than that, it’s pretty similar than standard tortilla. In term of nutritional value, comparing to La Tortilla Factory’s , this one is slightly higher in term of iron 10% vs. 4%, others values are pretty similar. 3/5.

Sprouted Grain Tortilla

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I rolled it up with leftover veggie stir-fry

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Coco’s review: I’ve never tried other brand’s sprouted tortilla, its texture is very different than standard tortilla. It’s thinner and chewy. But it tastes rough, like grass or too much fiber in it. Its nutritional value is similar to Ezekiel’s . 2/5 (improved later)

Women’s bread

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With 14 grams of protein and 2.6 mg of soy isoflavones per serving, Women’s BreadTM contains key nutrients for women’s health.  Sprouted grains bursting with vital nutrients and vitamins are easy to digest. Dried cranberries provide an antioxidant boost.

I tried it plain first

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and then with almond butter

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Coco’s review: It sounds a great bread for women. I like its texture since it’s dense but I don’t like how it tastes because it’s kind of sour even with added AB. Nutritional value (for two slices): 14 g protein, 3 g fiber, 4 g sugar and 10% iron. Overall, I’d give it 3/5.

I wasn’t satisfied with how sprouted tortilla turned out at lunch, so I give the sprouted tortilla a second chance at dinner. I roasted an eggplant with some sea salt and olive oil as spread

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A vegan pizza made with sprouted tortilla, Mae’s tomato sauce , roasted eggplant, roasted bell pepper, tofu and nutritional yeast.

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made a salad dressing using: Tj’s fat free balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil and mustard

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salad + pizza is the perfect combo! :D

The sprouted tortilla tasted much better this way, so I upgraded it to 4/5!

Q: Do you like sprouted bread/tortilla and why?


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