Monday, February 28, 2011

Brownie for Breakfast

Now this was not your typical brownie, but rather a "healthified" brownie. I found this recipe on the Edible Perspective blog a while ago and have been wanting to try it out. This past week I picked up some buckwheat groats so I could give it a shot. I basically followed the recipe and the result was delicious! I topped mine with some Nutella and it definitely made the perfect combo with the buckwheat. I highly recommend trying this recipe for breakfast.

Today is a pretty dreary rainy day but I was able to get in a 5k run this morning. I used my SPIbelt that I got for Christmas for the first time and I love it! I didn't even notice it while running, no bouncing at all. It was perfect for holding my ipod and would also be great for a cell phone, keys, snack, etc. Definitely the perfect addition to my running gear.

Well I hope everyone is starting the week off on the right foot! (I'm on spring break so sleeping in today was awesome :)

"Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your-life span? Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil."
-Matthew, 6:27,34

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

P.F. Changs

This past weekend I went out to dinner at P.F. Changs for the first time and I have to say that it was awesome! I went with Josh and we got the dinner special for 2. This included: a soup, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and 2 dessert shooters.
For the soup I got the hot and sour soup. Yum.

For the appetizers we got the chang's chicken lettuce wraps. These were awesome! Definitely recommend trying them, although I don't know how healthy they are for you. haha

The two entrees we chose were chang's spicy chicken and the honey shrimp. The shrimp was definitely my favorite part of the meal.

Plus sides of brown and white rice.

Then for dessert I chose the carrot cake mini dessert. Loved the cream cheese icing.
All in all it was a great meal and I highly recommend it!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Good bye holiday weekend...

I really love 4 day weekends, minus the fact that it makes going back to the weekday grind so much harder. I'll fill you in on the weekend shortly, but right now that thing called homework and studying is calling.

However, I'm sure you can tell from the photo it was a good one :) Hope yours was too!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13

Thursday, February 10, 2011

That holiday that has lots of pink.....

So Valentine's Day is coming up and I'm sure some of you are going to cook or attempt to cook (jk) a meal for a loved one. Here are some recipes that I have found on a few of my favorite blogs that I know I would like to try and re-create sometime in the near future:

Then again there is always the option of going out to dinner. Both are nice, I guess it just depends on your plans and your mood. Either way I hope you enjoy the day tomorrow with your loved one!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Busy busy week

So this week is definitely a busier one crammed with meetings, tests, quizzes, and projects. These are things that I will not miss when I finally graduate. haha.
So to keep me fueled up for the week since I clearly will not have that much time to cook I made I made a Tuna Noodle Casserole last night. This is one of my favorite dishes for a couple of reasons:
1) It has tuna, which contains healthy omega threes
2) Its a good way to add in lots of sneaky vegetables
3) It has the wonderful comfort food taste

You can click here to see the recipe that I followed. The one change that I made was I used WW egg noodles. Gotcha add the whole wheat in where ever you can haha. Also if I was going to make this again I would probably add 2 small cans of tuna and 2 cups of peas. I felt like there were lots of noodles and I needed some more of what I consider the good stuff. I would also probably cut the breadcrumbs to a 1/2 c., but that's just my opinion. Honestly it still tasted great, but then again it's kind of hard to mess up a tuna noodle casserole.

Hope you all had a great start to the work week :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


The highlight of today is that my boyfriend is coming to visit me tonight :) It is definitely what I needed after today. So glad the weekend is right around the corner.
Enjoy your final day of the work week!

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Loving the snow day! Definitely going to use today to relax and catch up on somethings. Since I had some extra time this morning I made something for breakfast that I saw on another blog. It's called apricot vanilla porridge. I made a few modifications to the recipe, like adding a Bob Red Mill's Grain mix instead of oats and barley, I added vanilla extract instead of a vanilla bean, and I added ground flax instead of oat bran. Oh I also cooked mine with 1 C. milk and 1 C. water. I like my porridge to be creamy, which is why I added the milk. It definitely turned out good! I topped it with walnuts, honey, frozen berries, peanut butter, and granola. Yum :)

Well I'm off to enjoy the day, hopefully everyone else is enjoying the snow and staying safe!