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back and still homeless

5 Aug

It’s true, sadly I’m back in tally sleeping on a sheetless mattress again because I’m not technically moved in yet 😦

In fact, I’ve gotten so desperate that when I went to work out I also showered at the gym. I know this is a normal thing for many people but I think it makes it ultra sad that I showered there out of necessity and not convenience. Oh well only 2 more days!!

I can’t wait to decorate my room. Seriously. You guys have no idea how excited I am to post the before and after pics!! Although I will warn you, don’t expect tooooo much but I’m just super excited to FINALLY have my own place.

So back to today’s activities:

left home around 12:30 and drove 4 long hours to tally…yuck. Then proceed to the gym (as mentioned before) to workout legs that were stiff from driving. After a quick shower I was hungrrryyy and really wanted healthy food that I didn’t have to make so I rushed over to new leaf hoping for the best but it was already 8 so I wasn’t sure if their hot bar would still be open…..it was!!! success.

this was my first hot bar expirience guys and I must say, it was heaven.

ate the whole thing 🙂

and now some random eats from home:

I got in as many juices as possible while I was home since I don’t have a juicer 😦 Momma always makes carrot +apple + beet + ginger

I told her to go heavy on the ginger for ultra juice powers! She didn’t disappoint lol it was strong!

I also ate this twice

I don’t think I would at all mind eating this everyday for the rest of my life. Quinoa + Eden’s organic pasta sauce +avocado. Simple, classic and delish.

I also tried my first spaghetti squash! I didn’t feel like a savory meal at the time though so I turned it into dessert.

Spaghetti squash + bananas + cinnamon

topped with pecans

It was pretty yummy but I think it would have been even better with some apples instead and maybe some stevia or brown sugar.But I am officially a fan of spaghetti squash. It really turns into spaghetti noodles, who would have thought!

Have you ever had spaghetti squash? What’s your fav way to prepare it so I have some ideas for next time lol?

Quinoa Granola Cereal

19 Jul

I’ve officially made it my mission to finish the foods in my pantry and fridge before I stock up on more things. I know I’m always going on about cleaning out my fridge but I think it’s because for the first time in my life I’m buying my groceries and no one else is helping me eat the things I buy so I feel like I’m constantly scarfing food down so nothing goes bad! I guess that’s not too bad of a situation to find myself in 🙂

But now I have even more of an incentive because in 2 weeks i will once again be moving! AHHHHH

Geez, I really can’t wait for the school year to start so I will finally have a permanent residency.

So anyhooo, how am I going about eating everything that I have?

Enter Quinoa Granola Cereal!

(inspired by the edible perspective’s Quinoa Granola)

1 cup quinoa

1 cup water

1/2 cup almond milk

1 T cinnamon

3 T flax seeds

2.5 T raw agave

1/2 cup almonds (chopped/slivered would be even better)

1/2 cup raisins

– preheat oven to 350. Bring water to a boil then add quinoa and lower to a simmer. After about half the water evaporates add the almond milk. After cooking add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Grease a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring the granola about every 15 minutes.

*make sure you don’t over bake because the quinoa becomes pretty hard*

This granola creates a crunchy, lightly sweetened and nutty granola. The only thing it’s missing is that it doesn’t create clusters but it’s still delish! I ate mine with a little almond milk for breakfast

btw has anyone seen strange sex on TLC? I was recently flipping through the channels and stumbled on this on and let me tell you, strange is definitely an understatement.

If you’ve seen it, what do you think about it? Let’s just say I was laughing and amazed the entire time lol

Trying new things

24 Jun

Yesterday was a day of trying all new things

Instead of my usual green monster + salad + VOO combo, i had something new for EVERY meal including snacks. I didn’t really do this intentionally but sometimes I wonder what I’m missing out on by sticking to my faves and not trying new things. I guess I’m guilty of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

I started my morning with an inspiration from HEAB and April by making a protein cake which I am renaming to

Instant Cinnamon Bun

I made mine a little different (of course). In my mug I mixed together:

1/2 T mesquite

1/2 T cinnamon

1 scoop vanilla sun warrior

1 tsp chia seeds

1/4 cup almond milk (or enough to moisten it to desired consistency)

1/2 tsp baking powder

handful of raisins

before microwaving

After about 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave, I let it cool a little then loosened the cake from the mug and plopped it onto my plate. Then dressed it like the girls by cutting it in half and smearing almond butter on it. It tasted like a freakin’ cinnamon bun!

No crumb left behind!

I couldn’t believe how good and easy this was! Even though I try to avoid cooking food and really hate microwaves, this was a treat that I had to try and will definitly be making again whenever I want to treat myself 🙂

Then for dinner Vegan Mac n’ Cheeze from the lovely Angela. As soon as I saw it on her blog I knew I wanted to make it but as usual I returned back to my stand by salad creations. When I saw that she had made it recently on her blog I knew couldn’t put it off much longer.

Since I didn’t have my green monster this morning I had to put greens somewhere so into the mac n cheeze they went! I also added tomato and sweet potato and instead of couscous I used quinoa. I was starving for this meal so this definitely hit the spot. I love trying new things!!!

Now for dessert I was still VERY full from the sweet potato (I cut a few slices into the mac n cheeze then ended up eating the rest of it too!) so I wanted something light. Even though banana soft serve isn’t new to me, it was all I was craving and Ashley’s just looked too good to not make 😉 Bananas for the win!

banana+ cacao nibs + better n’ butter

Thus concludes my day of glorious eats. Any suggestion for future good eats?

For tomorrow- A  post on My Diet Staples and don’t forget to check out my previous post on my diet rules 🙂