Eggplant Manicotti

10 Jan

These days, I’m eating pretty fancy.

 Eggplant manicotti made by Whole Foods topped with homemade pasta sauce and vegan cheese

Okay, so maybe Whole Foods did all the work… :P

What is the fanciest thing you’ve eaten all week?

Two Years Ago Today

4 Jan

I made it my New Year’s resolution to become vegan.

Inspiration:

This is probably my favorite speech ever. Next time you have an extra hour in your day, I highly reccomemnd that you watch this!

 

2011 Goal Recap + 2012 Goals

2 Jan

Happy New Year!

Ahhh! Life is finally back to normal. As much as I love the Holidays, they can be very annoying for someone who gets over stressed like me! :) I am extremely happy to be back to a little extra free time because I this year classes start on Jan. 16th.

Hello extended winter break :)

2011 Goals

Drink more greens

I don’t think you can ever drink enough greens, but I feel like I did ok in this department. After buying my Vitamix last spring, all I did was drink green smoothies for breakfast, it was awesome! Not having chunks of spinach in my green smoothies made them so much more enjoyable.

Try to not eat as much processed food

For me, this always could use some work. I’ve been getting better but sometimes I fall back onto processed foods due to convenance.

Go to church regularly

Well, I was doing a great job keeping this goal but then the Farmer’s Market happened and after that, I had to work every Sunday morning. Personally I know that I do what I can.

Keep exercising regularly

I’m pretty sure that this is a goal every year. In 2011, I fell like I diffidently accomplished this farther than I ever have. Go me!

Put education first

This still needs some work….

2012 Goals

Exercise regularly

Hopefully 2012 will bring on some intense challenges!

Stay healthy

Mentally, physically, emotionally.

Cook more meals

Enough said!

Make the switch to ALL natural body care products

Mainly to help my skin stop breaking out! More of this another time.

Practice on my eating

Whaaa? Yup, I am going to practice on eating slower, chewing more, and not eating as much of certain foods that my belly doesn’t like.

What are some of your goals for 2012?

Last minute vegan friendly drink idea

31 Dec

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1 packet of Starbucks instant iced coffee prepared with water and ice
1 Shot Kahlua
1 Shot vanilla vodka
Splash of almond milk

Mix together and enjoy ;)

Have a safe and happy new year everyone!

Santa Lara

27 Dec

Hi everyone! Hope you had a safe and happy holiday!

Santa Lara visited my house a little late this year with nothing other than…

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The new Larabar flavor!

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C a p p u c c i n o

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Ingredients: Dates, almonds, cashews, coffee, vanilla extract

Very unique flavor! I really like it but I’m sure I would enjoy it more with chocolate chips in it. Jocalat? No, BUT, that’s just me and my coffee+chocolate obsession.

What did Santa Lara bring for you?

Christmas recap coming SOON :)

Magic Healing Bowl

13 Dec

Not again.

Each semester right around exam time, I come down with a nasty cold. It never fails! I often get asked why I catch so many colds when I seem to be a pretty healthy person. I guess my only answer for this is stress. I typically find myself sick right around stressful periods in my life; exams, holidays, vacations, new situations, etc. Whatever the reason, I always need a cure. This time I came up with…

The Magic Healing Bowl

 

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The Magic Healing Bowl is probably the easiest thing to make. Who wants to cook when they’re sick anyway? All you have to do is first, cut up every veggie you can find.

 

For this bowl I used: Broccoli, carrots, peas, red onion, banana peppers, tomato, and cucumber.

 

Then, add the juice of one whole lime! (if you can handle it!)

Last, add a little balsamic vinegar and mix it all together.

Now you got yourself a MAGIC HEALING BOWL, nom.

 

Wish me luck on exams !

WIAW week 46

7 Dec

Hey guys!

 So happy to finally be doing a WIAW post! Just think, two weeks from today I will be on winter break!!! WOO! This Wednesday I thought I would another lazy WIAW post involving what I eat in my car. Yup, it’s What I Ate in my car Wednesday!!!

But first, please allow me to point out what a sometimes look like when leaving the house. Below is a photo of my sweet knee-high socks covered up by black jegging. I am so freaking stylish.

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Anyway, on to the food.

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I have been visiting a local vegan friendly deli. I don’t feel that it is appropriate to brag about the place because most of the employees just don’t have a clue. But, they are trying. They might be out of half the items on the menu but the vegan options seem to always be in stock.

Vegetarian Panini- Whole wheat wrap (they were out of panini bread), tofurky, vegan cream cheese, tomatoes, spinach, and red onion.

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Not bad for $4.99. At a vegan cafe they would probably try to charge $8 for the same thing.

I also got vegan potato salad and tempeh salad, my favorites! Those were consumed on the way home. I was actually shoving a big scoop of  potato salad in my mouth at a red light and felt some old man look over and just stare. When I looked over at him he was still staring at me. Just watching me eat. It was extremely awkward!

New favorite snack alert!!!

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These babies have been getting me into trouble. I can eat this whole tub of nuts, they are so good! If you haven’t had the cocoa roast almonds, you are missing out. But now, you can get this new nut pack with all of the good stuff like pecans, peanuts, and whatever else they throw in, I can’t stop eating them!

I really need to start cooking again. I have been craving soup all week! Like a nice lentil soup or a creamy sweet potato soup. I’ll have to try a new soup recipe this weekend when I find time!

Q: What is your favorite kind of soup? & Send me a recipe!?

Hope everyone is having a good week!

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