• Cooking,  Food,  Health and Fitness

    Fresh or Canned

    I loved reading everyone’s comments from my previous post. If anyone needs a little uplifting, check them out! After an early morning workout, I came home to a bowl of oats with grapefruit on the side. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and honey. A few months ago, I never would have been able to eat oats without brown sugar. Slowly, I started adding less and less sugar and I’ve found that I actually enjoy the simple flavors. Now, some flavors I don’t enjoy as much… Always on the hunt for a food bargain, I decided to get a bunch of canned veggies. They were $1…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Health and Fitness,  Recipes

    Throw it Together

    When it comes to cooking, I rarely measure ingredients. I’m more of a throw-it-all-together and hope for the best type of cook. I like perusing Pinterest to get ideas for recipes. But actually. Often times, I’ll find a great flavor combination, like adding pesto to a salad, and create my own version of a recipe. Pesto is delicious on salads. I’m a rare breed because I actually love salads. I think I’ve convinced myself to prefer healthy foods. Mind over matter? I may love veggies but I love desserts more. 🙂 I made these brownies the other day and I was surprised that they came out so well since I…

  • comfort food,  Cooking,  Food,  Health and Fitness,  Recipes

    Tea Time

    Are you a tea drinker? When it comes to liquids, I’m pretty much just a water and alcohol drinker. This morning, however I was feeling pretty sleepy so I decided to try a little caffeine. I used black tea that one of my best friends brought back from England, so I made sure to hold out my pinky out in between sips. 😉 Jumping topics a bit, here are two ways to eat comfort foods healthily: The mac n cheese has whole grain pasta with cauliflower, almond milk, hot sauce, salts and peppers, and of course, cheddar cheese. No butter. No oil. No white pasta. I had Tostitos chips with grated…

  • Health and Fitness

    A Strange but Good Lunch

    Low on groceries and heading out of town for the weekend, I was determined to create a lunch with the last of my veggies. I mixed roasted brussels sprouts, artichokes, tomatoes, black beans, and avocado. Then I topped the madness with a little pepper, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, and soy and Teriyaki sauce. And a weird meal it was. It definitely qualified for Strange but Good. (Check out Laura’s peanut butter no oats oatmeal.) One might ask why I make such strange meals like this. To be honest, I get a thrill from using up all of my groceries. Saves money and inspires creativity in zee kitchen. (I was…