Since Notre Dame is a Catholic School, Fridays in Lent meant there was no meat in the cafeteria. This makes sense right? But every single year, without fail, people were outraged. Sure not everyone at the school is Catholic, and I understand that observing Lent is a choice, but you chose to go to a Catholic School so it really shouldn't come as a surprise. There was always Subway or Burger King in the student center if someone was desperate. source One of the things I find most interesting . . .
I had sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts to use for dinner, but wasn't in the mood for a super heavy dish. I decided to lighten it up by serving it over a bed of fluffy quinoa and glaze in a homemade lemon-agave dressing. The sweet potatoes had already been roasted and chopped, but I sliced the brussel sprouts and roasted those for about 30 minutes at 400 before getting started. While the quinoa was cooking I made the dressing: I combined: 1 teaspoon Agave 4 teaspoon vegetable broth juice . . .
I'm finally watching GLEE! I didn't get to last night since I had a bunch of things to do after work, but now I'm cuddled on the couch with my post-dinner grapefruit and Finn on the TV. Lunch today was one of my go-tos when I don't have leftovers: Dr. Praeger's with a side of veggies and an apple. Today's Dr. Praeger's was topped with hummus, avocado, tomato and spinach. Veggies were sugar snap peas and the apple was a very crisp Pink Lady. Surprisingly this held me over all the way to . . .
Hi guys! My usual morning post got pushed back today because I went shopping for papers and fabrics with my boss. Monday morning at the mall? My job's not so bad:) Before that I had a 5 mile speed-work run at the gym. Same intervals from 8-8.5mph but this time I recovered at 6.8 instead of 6.7. CRAZY I know. When complete I did some abs and arms and called it a day. OUTFIT: *Hoping* I wont be able to wear this winter-ish plaid skirt much longer! FOOD: Easy-to-eat AB & Banana sandwich since . . .
Hi again! Lunch today was some roasted sweet potato topped with leftover white beans and salsa. On the side I had the last of my frozen snap peas and edamame, and dessert was apple sauce. When I was carrying this to the microwave, another girl goes "WOAH that is quite the work lunch!" I don't know if she was referring to it's size or the fact that it didn't come frozen, but I'll take it as a compliment. Since I was out of Oikos, I picked up a Chobani 0% plain during my lunch break to have . . .
Hi everyone! I'm still in Florida, but I wrote this post a while ago just to get it out in words. It's not something I'd really thought through before, and definitely not Valentine's Day related, but I thought I'd use it now since I won't be able to get up a regular post until tomorrow. ******************************* One of the main things I've learned through the blog world, and particularly Sophia's Weekend Eating Disorder Series, is that everyone's experience with an eating disorder is . . .
I use recipes and inspiration from other food blogs a lot, as demonstrated by the long list of dishes I've tried on my "recipes" page. But there are a few that I find myself going back to when I need something yummy to cook up. Fannetastic Food. Anne, though not a vegetarian herself, has lots of simple and healthy vegetarian recipes. I always seem to have the ingredients on hand and they never involve crazy long cooking methods. Her banana muffins were gone in two days! Oh She Glows. Angela . . .
Last night was so fun! I got to see my best friend from college and my best friends from high school at the SAME BAR! I had 2 glasses of wine and we chatted and laughed away all night. Got to bed much later than I wanted to and definitely have the munchies today, but soo worth it for a fun night out:) ANDDD I found out two of LB's friends are running the marathon with us now! Yippee for more running . . .
They're pretty on the inside. Tonight I looked to my Christmas Gift from Laura, a cookbook called "Veggie Burgers Every Which Way" for dinner. This book contains tons of recipes ranging from a basic black bean burger to more creative "burgers" like beet tartare. The recipe that stood out to me the most was for seeded edamame burgers with brown rice and apples. Plus I only needed to buy two new ingredients! The recipe first called for me to make 1 1/2 cups of brown rice. While that was . . .
My wonderful boyfriend apparently knows me very well and gave me a vegan cooking class for Christmas! The class was held last night at a store here in St. Louis called Kitchen Conservatory. They have a cooking class nearly every night of the week ranging from "Girls Night Out" and "Date Night For Couples" to "Kitchen Skills". Check out the schedule here! Last night's class was held by Chef Clara Moore, the head chef at a Local Harvest Cafe. She is not a vegan, but her restaurant features . . .