Happy Wednesday friends!

(Before I forget, there is still a few days to enter my Bare Snacks giveaway. Make sure you enter!)

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. I had yesterday off, which I was so thankful for. Monday night at work about a half hour before we were closing, we got a call for an emergency surgery that was coming in. Typically we send them to an emergency clinic when it’s that late, it is kind of up to the doctor that is there if they want to do the surgery or not, but it was a rescue that we work with and they couldn’t afford what the emergency clinic was charging, so our vet told her to bring the dog to us. Yes, it was a long night, but it makes me realize why I am in this field.  We don’t have your typical 8-5 schedule and we rarely get out on time, but we save animals lives and that is totally worth the stress and exhaustion. But like I said, I am glad I had the next day off because I was indeed exhausted.

I had plans to do some Christmas shopping, but I am not going to lie, I laid around the house most of the day.

I did however finally decorate our Christmas tree!

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I seriously love Christmas. I really wish I could have my decorations up all year.

As we were putting on the ornaments there were two that just had to go next to each other.

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We are huge Colts fans, but one of my best friends is a huge Bears fan and this was our Christmas gift from her a few years ago. Every year they go right next to each other!

But aside from all that, Wednesday means it’s time for that weekly get together of What I Ate Wednesday.

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And since it is the Christmas season, I have more fun eats and treats to share with you.

Speaking of treats and Christmas, it felt like Christmas came a bit early for me.

My Swanson Vitamins order arrived!

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I had stocked up on a few items I know I love like the Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and PB2, but I also got a few new to me items I had been wanting to try. Carob Powder and Tahini being two of the biggest. Which by the way I am already addicted to both of them. I also got a new peanut powder with cacao and english toffee sweet drops.

I of course had to use them ASAP and incorporated a few into my breakfast the next day.

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I made a carob powder infused plantain bread and topped it with the cacao peanut powder.

It was ah-mazing.

I seriously think I am obsessed with carob powder already.

I also mixed a little tahini with vanilla protein powder (inspiration from the genius twins – i need to add banana next time…) and spread it on another slice. Not pictured because I was way too hungry and really wanted to eat this deliciousness.

And believe me, it was delicious.

And since I was stocked up on some of my favorites, I was able to make this amazingly flavorful dinner.

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There were so many things I have been craving that I hadn’t been able to make, so since I was stocked what did I do? Make everything.

I finally was able to make my spicy peanut sauce again now that I had more liquid aminos and peanut flour.

That went on top of the chicken.

Ah-mazing.

I made a carob engish toffee infused whipped cottage cheese mixture that I topped my perfectly roasted kabocha squash with.

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Ah-mazing.

And I of course topped my burnt roasted brussel sprouts with a drizzle of organic mustard.

Everything on this plate was pretty much amazing.

And when I’m not eating deliciousness at home, I’m eating tons of goodies at work.

As you know we are spoiled at my clinic.

Clients bringing in snacks galore.

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We also have one doctor who is an amazing baker.

You’ve seen her work before.

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It started with pumpkin bread.

I swear when she brings something in, it doesn’t last long.
So when she brought in chocolate chip banana bread, by time I went to get a piece this is how much was left.

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Mind you this was probably taken at 9am. Yes. Her stuff is that good.

I got my slice though. Don’t worry.

I swear I’m going to gain 10lbs by time this holiday season is over.

Which for me isn’t really a bad thing, so bring it on!

Well loves, I hope you are all having as delicious as a week as I am.

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Have you heard of Swanson Vitamins? If not, you should really check their site out, they have amazing products!

What’s your favorite holiday treat?