Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chocolate soy milk in all its glory

Chocolate soy milk is not a beverage to simply drink. It is one to appreciate and adore.

As you know if you read my Chocolate Oatmeal post, chocolate soy milk rules as a base for oatmeals. Today I learned it has another simple but so amazing use.

Heat it. Drink it.
That's it.

It's insane. It tastes like creamy, perfect hot chocolate with way less calories and one stupid easy step.

Try it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sock Bun

Dude, you guys.

You gotta try this. I know it's all over the internet...but seriously.

A sock. In your hair. That no one can see. That gives your hair amazing size and shape and sturdiness.
I can't help but brag about it to everyone throughout the day. I ruin the surprise before they even ask. Its totally ridiculous that I can't contain myself better....but its just so cool.

Chocolate Coconut Heaven Oats

I've recently been seeing lots of posts throughout the blog world for chocolate oatmeal. Stellar idea, in my opinion. Since I generally eat dessert after every meal anyway (no judgement please) I figure its best if I can incorporate it into the actual meal to maximize enjoyment (and healthiness!).

This may seem like just another chocolate oatmeal post...but its not. All of the chocolate oats recipes I've seen thus far have been choco-fied via a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder. But unfortunately, when I've tried this I've found it tastes, well...powdery.

This recipe choco-fies (if I use this word twice in one post that makes it real, right?) itself by using Silk Chocolate Soy Milk as its milk/water source.
Plus its vegan!

Don't ya want some?

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup Silk Chocolate Soy Milk
1 mushed up banana
1 tbsp shredded coconut

Try with:
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut oil
optional: chocolate chips! It (obviously) adds a lot!

1. Throw all the ingredients you want into a microwave-safe bowl and stir 'em around.
2. Pop the bowl in the microwave and cook for about 2 and a half minutes.
3. Let it cool.
4. Eat eat eat!!!

Lunchbox #7

Good new, internet! My days have been much happier since my posting of Lunchbox #6. Who needs men, huh? Not when I had Halloween to look forward to, right?!


Excuse me. I can't help myself.
I love Halloween. I suppose it feels less exciting now than it did in my first couple of years of college. I guess getting smashed at parties is starting to lose its grandeur. Shame. Those were some good times.
Check out my costume...I'm Princess Peach!!
Ok, this was from a year ago. Sweet mirror pic, I know. Here's one from this Halloween night a few days ago. You can really see I've matured since last year:

Notice the crown is different. The pretty gold one in the top picture literally snapped in half while I was getting ready to leave for a costume party. Such is life. Luckily I have the best room mates in the universe who just happen to have a crazy kick-ass giant collection of costumes on hand at all times. Not mention their willingness to help me after I run down the stairs with the two pieces of broken crown and whine at them, "My crown broke. What do I doooooooo???" Both of them immediately took me back up stairs and found me the crown, which somehow totally matched my outfit. I am forever in their debt.

I won't lie, that story had nothing to do with my lunch. However, lunch sure was tasty. And that's what your here check it out:
Top left: Spinach salad with sliced radish, cherry tomatoes, and champagne dressing.
Top right: A whole kiwi
Bottom left: Amy's Spicy Chili loaded with beans and a hearty drizzle of Sriracha.
Bottom right: Morningstar veggie corndog bites. Indulgent? Yes. Childish? Yes. Delicious? Hell yes. In my defense they're a pretty good source of protein too

Hope your Halloween was delightful and that you didn't forget to brush your teeth before bed!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

When I grow up...

...My new goal is to move to Hawaii to marry Jack Johnson.
Here's why.
There. That made your day better, didn't it?

Eat well today and have fun!

More soon on Vegan Monday...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lunch Box #6

Has it really been over a month since I last posted??

Being a student is insane. Ever heard the phrase "Good grades, social life or enough sleep. Pick two."? I don't agree. I think it's pick one. Which is why I get little sleep, minimal social time, and grades not quite strong enough to get me into the physician's assistant program I aspire to do one day. This stresses me out. 

And so this Friday night, while my roommates are away, I am happily listening to music loudly while pants-less in our living room, eating an incredible Nutella mug cake topped with some leftover cream cheese frosting from few days ago. Solo nights feel good sometimes.

Here I am whining about not getting enough of a social life...while sitting by myself on a Friday night. I'm confusing to me too. No wonder I can't keep a boyfriend. Now I want a beer.

On that note, now that I've shown my awkward weirdo reality involving anti-social behavior and cake in cup, here's the lunchbox I've been meaning to put up for weeks.
Man, was it tasty.

Top left: Farmer's market grapes. Those somehow disappeared from my fridge in about 48 hours. Maybe it was the snacking I couldn't resist every time I entered the kitchen for those 48 hours...
Top right: Mango, kale and pumpkin seed salad. This is an amazing combo.
Bottom left: Barbecued tofu. One of my all time favorite tofu manipulations.
Bottom right: Two think hunks of smoked sharp cheddar cheese and a handful of cherry tomatoes.

Speaking of "awkward weirdo" moments, the one I've been suffering from recently is involving my most recent ex-boyfriend. Who I have classes with! Four. Days. A week.
Let that sink in. He broke up with me on a Tuesday, and I had class with him Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Can't I have a get out of class free card or something?
How could I not act like a weirdo in class with so many paranoid and one-directional thoughts swirling around in my head? He hurt my feelings, now we're not talking, and all I get is a stupid little wave and half smile.

Oh well. 

No more whining. Thanks for listening, internet. Time for me to forget the venting and go have a good day.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lunchbox #5

Ah, Mondays. Longest day of the week in my opinion. Lucky for me I only have two classes on Mondays! Stupid of me, I did nothing to progress my studying over the weekend so I had lots to do today. I ended up being at school (mostly in the library) from 8-5. Got my environmental ethics reading on. Wrote a paper. The usual college stuff. 
But anyway...
Today's lunch was delightful, but a little small. I felt like a genius last night when I attempted to make a non-sloppy, lunch box-friendly, sandwich version of ants on a log. To my dismay, it was an utter failure. Pretty hilariously so, actually. There was more peanut butter on the lid than in the celery and the raisins were clustered in a little corner, as far as they could physically be from the celery. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. 
Top left: Mixed greens salad with sliced farmer's market radishes, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and a side of (my favorite!) light champagne dressing. 
Top right: Leftover Indian spiced lentils with vegetarian sausage. So so good. 
Bottom right: Baby carrots and green grapes.
Bottom left: Ants on a log, sandwich style: celery, peanut butter, and raisins. 

Let me tell you bout them grapes. Those grapes used to be "Sour Patch Grapes", meaning they were covered in Cherry Lemonade flavored Jello powder as was suggested by Pinterest and about a million other healthy food blogs. They were, to say the least, gross. The Jello powder was gritty and too sweet and after a few days in the fridge became wet and soggy. That is definitely a DO NOT recommend. That said, the fix is easy: rinse them off with water and voila! Back to normal, tasty, and very well washed green grapes, ready for my lunch and belly. 

Have a great week!