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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.


I wasn’t planning on posting anything today.  I’m bogged down with Babble deadlines, trying to conquer the ever growing mountain that is my email, and working on our Recipage site redesign.  But then I got a few bites into my lunch, and felt the urge to say hi.  So…HI!

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I am a creature of habit.  I find something I like, and I do (or eat!) it over and over again.  I can easily eat the same thing day after day without getting bored.  And right now that thing is this – toasted hempseed bread with coconut spread, half an avocado, two fried eggs, and a smoothie to wash it all down. 

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First, let’s talk about the bread.  I discovered Silver Hills products at our local grocery store, and I have yet to find a variety I don’t love.  They are local-ish to Seattle (Canada), and it’s some of the tastiest and most nutritious bread I’ve found.  The Hemptation variety I’m eating now has 7 grams of protein per slice!  I am trying each variety one by one, but this one is my favorite so far. 

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As for the rest of the sandwich, I just toast the bread, slather on the coconut spread, slice and avocado and layer the slices, and quickly fry two eggs in a pan.  I usually like my eggs to be really runny, but today’s got a little overcooked because I was feeding the dogs at the same time.  Multi-tasking!

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As for the smoothie, Casey makes a big blender full every morning for the whole family.  He usually starts with a blend of spinach, carrots, banana, frozen mango, frozen berries, and flax oil.  Then pours a big pint glass for Cullen, and adds some protein powder to the rest of the mixture for us.  Each of us has a big glass every day – a quick and easy way to get in fruits and vegetables between work, play, and other meals. 

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I don’t actually eat this sandwich every day, although I would if I could.  But I don’t want to eat that many eggs each week, so I probably average 2-3 times a week instead.  I always get excited when I realize it’s been a few days, and our avocados are the perfect ripeness.  It’s the little things, right?

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So that’s it – there’s my lunch!  Did I knock your socks off?  I’m crossing my fingers for a good nap today because I still have a lot of work to finish.  And after that, I’m counting down to tonight – hoping to take a Barre class with a friend and watch the Top Chef finale with Casey after bedtime!  Hope everyone is having a good day as well.  See you tomorrow!

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Jenny     at 10:29 am

What type of blender do you use to make your smoothies?


Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily     at 10:34 am

You had me at avocado! I can’t get enough lately!! Love the idea of a big batch of smoothie goodness the whole family can enjoy.


Stacie     at 10:54 am

Hi Emily,

I have been a long time reader of yours, but don’t think I have ever left a comment?…I can’t remember. Anyway…just wanted to say thanks for your Babble post on Toddler Bath Toys. I purchased a few items from Amazon for a nephew’s b-day present due to your awesome suggestions! Thanks SO much!!…that post was a life saver!

Thanks for all that you do. Your blog is truly incredible, wonderful and life enriching to read!! Keep it up :)


Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health     at 1:15 pm

That bread sounds so good. Now I have to try some!


Tracey     at 1:51 pm

Just wanted to say I love your blog! I’m not a big blog follower, but am admittedly smitten with DG and get a little thrill when a new post pops up on my Facebook feed! Thanks so much for sharing, you have made my day more than once! Oh, and your son is adorbs. Would love to hear more about what you feed Cullen at different stages as we are veggie too and I’m having trouble incorporating iron into the diet of my son, 9 months. Thanks again :)


Emily Blessing     at 2:01 pm

This looks so delicious! Avocado and egg sandwiches were one of my favorites, but I’ve recently started following a vegan diet. I just looked up the bread you used and found that they have vegan and GF varieties (which I can never find – I also have celiac). I emailed them to see if they’d ship it to me (I live in NH) and they immediately emailed me back with the info. So next Thursday I’ll have four loaves delivered to my door! Can’t wait to try them. Thank you :)


Julia     at 3:11 pm

I’ve seen you post about eating this meal before and it always looks so good! I live in Seattle and was wondering where you can find that bread. It looks awesome! Does Whole Foods or PCC sell it?


Lori Reply:

Costco carries it!


Jacquelynn     at 7:21 pm

What protein powder do you guys use? Did you ever use it while you were pregnant?

That lunch looks so yummy!


Fructa     at 8:40 am

Emily, you’re great. I love how your blog is unpretentious and unafraid of honesty. It feels like most blogs are trying to show this perfect slice of life and lecture to their audiences – but you’re just showing us your life and how much you love it. It’s great.


Matt @ The Athlete's Plate     at 4:45 pm

That lunch looks delicious!


Caitlin     at 8:28 am

Emily, I think it would be awesome if you did a “What I eat Wednesday” style post! Always interesting to see your meals :)


Carly     at 5:37 pm

If you really want to take that lunch idea and kick it up a notch, try a sprinkle of cumin on top. I eat the same – buttered toast, avocado, fried (or poached) egg, and a hearty dash sea salt and cumin on top. Try it – it might just change your life. :)


Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed     at 7:17 pm

I wish I had a smoothie every day. I’m too lazy to deal with cleaning the blender that often… just being honest ;) I love avocados on everything!


Joy Shop     at 7:42 pm

I love Silver Hills Bakery Breads! I have tried a number of them and all our delish and nutritious. If you are a Canadian, they are sold at various retail stores (RCSS, Goodness Me, etc.)


Michelle (The Runner's Plate)     at 8:35 pm

I’ve had that bread before, and I *just* had that open-faced “sandwich” for dinner–minus the coconut spread. :)


Emily Malone Reply:

So delicious!


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