Thursday, May 26, 2011


I really just love smoothies. Especially in the summer time and it is nice and warm outside and I don't have to put a sweatshirt on immediately after I drink it. Today was the perfect afternoon for a smoothie since I have some time to spare between my internship and babysitting.

Here are the contents of today's smoothie (which was delicious!):
1 1/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 frozen banana
~15 cocoa roasted almonds
4 ice cubes (well it was frozen almond milk)
and a large handful of spinach
Then this was all blended in my smoothie until everything was smooth, green, and delicious looking!

I then poured it into a large glass, grabbed a straw (because the smoothie just doesn't taste as good with out it) and inhaled it in all of 5 min. Major brain freeze, but my belly and taste buds are happy :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Seasoned Kale Chips

I was always skeptical when I heard people talking about kale chips. I mean, how can a green taste like a chip? I decided to try them and the first time I made them they weren't great, but they had potential. So I searched on-line to compare more recipes and combined the parts I liked to try and make them again. I think I found a winner because these kale chips can now act as a substitute to regular chips, or just as another way to get your veggies in :)

Kale Chips:
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F
Fill a large bowl about 3/4 full with kale ( I find it's easier to use the kind that comes in a bag already washed and chopped)
Add 1 to 2 tbsp of oil (I use either olive or canola)
Add seasoning of choice, and season to your liking ( I use the salad seasoning)

Cook for about 15-20 minutes, flipping once. They are done when the edges are slightly browned and they are a little crisp.
Pour into a large bowl and enjoy :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011


 This weekend consisted of a spontaneous trip to Philly. My friend and I decided at the last minute yesterday to make the trip down to Philly for the evening, and it was definitely worth it! The weather was finally warm and sunny and walking around the city at night was lots of fun. I'm glad that we decided to be spontaneous!

We started the night at Devil's Alley Bar and Grille. We all split the nacho appetizer, which wasn't bad but I could have used some more guac since I'm in love with that stuff. Next we wondered around a bit before heading Fado, which was an irish pub. We spent the majority of the night here and the DJ was quite good including songs from Miley Cyrus (Party in the USA) to Britney Spears ('Til the World Ends), plus lots of other good songs that are fun to sing and dance to. All in all it was a fun night, especially since the weather held up and there was not a drop of rain.

Today before I left the city my friends and I went to Ants Pants Cafe. This was a small cafe serving Australian based food. If you ever go there I highly recommend you order the sweet potato fries. They were phenomenal! My friends and I got an order of those to share and completely dominated them. Then for my order I got the brekkie platter, which consisted of scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and brioche. Everything was delicious and the prices and portions were definitely reasonable. Also before getting on the train I made a pit stop at Trader Joe's! I love this store. The few things I picked up were organic bananas, habanero wraps, and two bean pouches which I'm excited to try out this week.
The trip home wasn't as fun as the trip there because the spontaneous anticipation was gone. However, the night out in Philly was definitely worth it. Back to the week day grind tomorrow!
Hope everyone else had a glorious weekend as well :)

Anybody else do anything spontaneous?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The end of the world ?

So according to some people out there today could be the beginning of the end of the world. I don't think I can agree with that. But I'm sure there are people out there who have their bug out bags ready to go! However, if it were to be the end of the world what would be one thing that you would have to do before it ended? I think I would get a plane ticket to a tropical place and live out my last few days enjoying the sun on the beach. I think that the sun has gotten lost the past couple of days here because all it does is rain! Hopefully the rain will hold off for today and I will get to enjoy some outside activities :)