Oh hey, how’s it going out there in blogland? Good I hope!
Ok so where to begin…
My life and mind have kind of been in shambles these past few weeks. I’ve been staying at W’s basically living out of a suitcase while we try to find a place of our own (which we did btw, more on that to come), wrote my thesis (while super duper sick), and submitted my résumé for what I think might be my dream job (keep yer fingers crossed!).
This whole time all I’ve wanted to do is sit down and write a blog post. I’ve started at least 3 but I couldn’t get my mind to quiet long enough to make sense of what I wanted to say. Does anyone else get that? I usually think about what I’m going to write for a long time until I just HAVE to say it. Today not so much. I’m literally standing in a towel and I’m just typing whatever comes to mind. I don’t really know why. This is kind of pointless but I’m trying to stop being such a perfectionist (I’m the worst kind, like I’ll avoid doing things or finishing things just because they’re not going to be perfect). I feel like blogging is helping me with that though. Real talk: I hated 99% of my blog posts right after I published them. The only reason I don’t hate them is because I can see that someone out there (maybe it was you!) took the time to read, like, or even comment on them. It’s an awesome feeling so thank you!
This blog is currently getting a makeover (in my mind) but I have big big plans for her so stay tuned!
Hey guys! I'm sickie (I wonder if being stressed out about my thesis has anything to do with it? 😒) so that sucks. As a result, my appetite has been shot to hell and nothing sounds good! I'm def one of those people who has to get mentally prepared for whatever they're about to eat (I don't know if anyone else actually does this, if you do please let me know I'm not alone!). Anyway, as you (may or may not) know, I am currently working on my thesis (well not currently) so I need to keep my blood sugar stable and energy level up (or as up as it can be). So I whipped up this lil dime of a meal and it was so good I ran and grabbed my phone just to share it with you! I'm calling it my Super Yum Sammie Whammie because I'm delirious, feel free to just call it delicious.
1 slice of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread
about 1/3 of an avocado
tapatio to taste
mixed greens (I used baby greens and arugula I got at the farmers market)
roasted yellow peppers
side note: you could use jarred roasted red peppers but I bought a whole bunch of yellow peppers on sale at Meijer last week so I roasted them under the broiler til the skins blistered, peeled, seeded and sliced them and then stored them in a glass jar. They're excellent and a great addition to any dish.
toast bread to desired toasty-ness
meanwhile, crack egg into bowl (I sprayed a tiny dish with Pam, sue me it's all I had), cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for about 2 minutes.
side note #2: microwave times/temps vary yada yada yada. Just watch that sucker and when the egg white is all solid and the yolk is however you like it, hit cancel.
when toast is done, smoosh avocado onto it using your fork, add a few slashes of hot sauce ( I like tapatio ) to taste.
next, stick your mixed greens on top. The avocado helps keep them from falling off.
then, delicately lay a few strips of roasted pepper over the greens
finally, top with egg and a few grinds of fresh black pepper.
This, my friends, isn't just a meal, it's an experience. The crunchy bread, the cool creamy avocado, the sweet, juicy, peppers and tender baby greens, punctuated by the spicy tapatio and peppery arugula, all covered in glorious, golden egg yolk and fluffy egg white translates into something that I can only describe as heavenly.
Ok please don’t hate me but I seriously do not have time to sit down and write a good review of this app but I can tell you that I definitely have been using it A LOT this week and it’s pretty cool! If you want to learn more about it check out LifeHackers Reviewof it.
Some screen shots of the app from my phone:
a lil selfie from Halloween
Good morning! Coming soon: Avocado and egg sandwich, cold remedies, and dealing with stress!
Have a great day!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Just in case you’re feeling the effects of too much alcohol and too much sugar from celebrating here’s a link to get your week started on a happy foot:
Golden Retriever Puppy Cam
I’m trudging away on the ol’ thesis but I’ll be around to check in on ya whenever I feel like my head’s about to explode!
Sorry for the weird post yesterday, Tech-y Tuesday has been postponed this week because I got my hair done (finally) and I love it!
Lets talk tresses. I don't know about you but all I really want is to have long, gorgeous, Victoria's Secret Supermodel, mermaid hair. However, I have very thin, fine hair that looks more like drowned rat than mermaid but thanks to my amazing stylist Leigh Ann I have learned some awesome tips and tricks to faking it!
The Only 2 Things You Really Need for Big Sexy Hair (plus one bonus can't live without product):
1. Volumizing root lift. I use Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus because that's what I currently have at home but Leigh Ann used this and I have to say I see a purchase in my near future.
2. A good teasing comb. If you want big hair you've gotta be ready to tease the sh*t out of those roots. Is it good for your hair? No. Does it make it look super pretty? Yes. Make your own informed decision.
Bonus Big Hair Tool: Clip in extensions. (gasp!) I know, I know, they may freak you out or whatever but I got my first set last year (or rather I made my first set out of non-human hair from a wig shop in the ghetto) and I am hooked! and when I tell people my hair's fake (which I do on average 5 times a day) they're always super surprised. The trick is to take them into your stylist so they can match your color and cut them so they look natural. I use these in Blonde Frost and they match my hair perfectly.
Do you have any awesome hair tips? I'd love to hear them! Have a great day!
So guess what? I'm moving. Like right this second. It's weird to think I've been here for an entire year, I feel like I just moved in. I wanted to give you guys a quick update and delicious cherry jam recipe real quick since this weekend is gonna be crazy.
side note I'm really not a big jelly/jam person so it's kinda funny that this is my second jam recipe
I woke up yesterday morning and I needed toast with jam. But not just any jam. It had to be bing cherry jam (which I'm pretty sure I've never had before so idk where the idea came from)
So, I headed to the store for supplies, ezekiel bread and frozen unsweetened cherries. My cravings are expensive. So anyway here's how I made delicious bing cherry jam:
throw 1/2 a cup of delicious cherries in a sauce pan
cover with a 1/2 cup of water and boil til you can smush those suckers
once your cherries are sufficiently smushed, add 1 tsp of chia seeds
cook for a few more minutes until jam becomes thick
cool (or don't) and spread onto whatever you fancy
If for some crazy reason you have leftovers store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. If you want to make a larger batch use the measurements/directions from this post.
Good morning and welcome to the second installment of Tech-y Tuesday!
Today I wanted to feature a food tracking app since I did a physical activity one last week. Full disclosure: there is not one food tracking app that I 100% love but if I had to pick, Fooducate would be one of my top Essential Health Apps.
Screenshot from Fooducate’s website:
What it is: Fooducate is a personal grocery advisor, developed by a dad of 3 to help people make healthy food choices. Theapp grades foods and drinks on a scale from A to D (with A being the best and D being the worst, duh). They take into account a whole bunch of factors but to sum it up; fresh, minimally processed, nutrient dense foods are graded highest whereas highly processed Franken-foods score the lowest.
Why I like it:Fooducate is not funded by the food, drug, diet or supplement industries. Nor does Fooducate sell, peddle, distribute or otherwise offer magic pills, secret celebrity diets, and/or exotic supplements. They also have great Daily Tips where I get a lot of inspiration for posts. Topics include public health policy, food-related current events, health claims and other marketing tricks to watch out for at the supermarket.
They have a free version and a paid app. I downloaded the free one first but within 5 minutes I decided I HAD to have the full version and paid the $5 for it. It’s not perfect but it’s definitely worth checking out.
Do you use Fooducate? Do you have any favorite health apps?
Hope you're having a lovely Saturday, the sis and I walked down to the farmers market where I picked up some gorgeous rainbow swiss chard, dinosaur kale, arugula, a beautiful eggplant and an adorable pumpkin that I can't wait to smash open and use in a bunch of recipes :)
I hope you're all having a fantastic Friday night! I had a rare night off with nothing to do so my sister and I had a girls night complete with homemade tostadas, pink champagne, tropical typhoon Mike n Ike's, twizzlers, and silly TV. (Yes, I eat candy on occasion)
Now I'm going to catch some zzzz's so I can get up bright and early to troll the farmers market.