No More School Spazzing

Alright so I am FINALLY back. I finished 4/5 of my exams, but my last one isn’t until the 25th of April so I have time to relax and I’m so relieved. I’m sure it’s been fairly obvious by now that I’m a bit of a spaz when it comes to school work. I stress myself out a lot (probably a bit too much) about it. And I dumped that stress onto here much too much so for that I apologize! I was annoying myself with my school complaints so I can’t imagine how fun it must have been to read about… ehem. But thanks SO much for putting up with me and offering kind words and good luck! And NO MORE school complaints. Summer is (more or less except for the last exam which I’m not too worried about) here! And school work shall be out of the picture for a while. WOO.

One last school related note though before doing another giant backtrack on food over the last several days: I was freaking out about my stats mark because I left the exam (which was worth 50% of our overall mark) feeling terrible about it. I didn’t fully understand any of the questions, and it was substantially harder than anything we had ever done in class, including our practice exam. I found out this morning that our final marks were posted so I just went to check mine and … I got an A! Heck yeah! There was a lot of distress and complaint from many people in the class about how hard the exam was so I’m thinking he might have done some bell curving. I was shocked with my mark though. I’m so relieved!

Anywho… FOOD time! Another quick recap because yet again, I’m several days behind. Here’s what I’ve been eating:

Salads! Gotta keep on eating those veggies. And throwing dinner leftovers into them…

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Cereal/yogurt mixes


Candy Baby Oranges


Wraps stuffed with leftovers.


Canned tomato sauce Amy’s Tomato Bisque Soup. Whoa rich and delicious.


Fruits fruits fruit and not-so-green green smoothie
Smoothie = coconut water, frozen banana, frozen berries, flax, spinach, ice. Delicious.

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Raw veg (carrots, cucs + broccoli stems) drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette with black beans and vegetable hummus


MUFFINS! Deceptively Delicious Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins (with cauliflower…shhhh.) I baked these yesterday. So easy and SO good! My mom usually spits out my “healthified” baked goods but these ones passed the ptooey test. She loves em! And so do I. Moist and delicious yet not a drop of oil or butter to be seen. Unless you want to be picky and count peanut butter as butter…

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Then I really went leftovers crazy and made some (very dry – blah) spaghetti squash topped with… black bean-tomato bisque soup-cauliflower puree-ragu-nooch sauce. Phew. That was a mouthful. I was using up the last bits of stuff in the fridge. I don’t like wasting food okay? Alongside it was a bit of rice casserole.


And here’s an actual recap of today since I’m now caught up:

I did breakfast differently today and went with something I would typically have for lunch. A can of tuna mixed with sour cream and dijonnaise on a bed of spinach and cucumbers (with a bit of the tuna stuffed into a small piece of pita). Fruit bowl on the side. Coffee unpictured. Sometimes you just gotta switch it up I guess!

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Then I did a not-so-fun hour-long treadmill workout. I don’t know what’s with me lately but I’m zapped of energy. I think exams have just taken everything out of me. So I lagged through the entire thing, my butt a draggin the entire time. But I finished it. Trooper!

Post workout all I wanted was a bar. A Clif bar to be exact. A Carrot Cake Clif Bar to be completely exact.


I had half the bar, 1/4 heated, 1/4 not. The not-heated 1/4 didn’t stay that way for long though. Clif bars are just way more rockin when they’re heated. Then I had an apple. Two times.


Then my mom and I did food shopping. Excitement of my day.

First we stopped at a little healthy baking supply store and I bought these goodies. I also grabbed agar agar but somehow it didn’t end up back at my house. I wasn’t so impressed with this. I WAS so impressed with the carob chips. Omg. First time trying these. LOVE these. I totally understand the carob obsession now. Totally.


Then we did actual groceries and they included spicy california grocery store sushi as part of the loot. I cracked it open asap, stuffed a few pieces full of wasabi and ginger and devoured them. I was hungry. These were good.


I was tidying the pantry the other day and I found this pack of instant soba noodles that were… kind of sort of expired. Only by a couple months though and I highly doubt they would be inedible that soon. But just to be safe I decided not to wait any longer and to make them asap. So tonight was the night. I served them over spinach and had a sliver (x2) of homemade pizza alongside.



Then I gorged on dried cantaloupe and carob chips.

Now I need to sleep. I think I need a good solid full 24 hour sleep. Too bad I always seem to wake up ridiculously early no matter what. As soon as the sun is up I’m up. Guaranteed. Sleeping in just doesn’t happen for me. I guess going to bed earlier is the ticket right?

And huge apologies for being the worst blog reader/commenter ever. My google reader is currently over 600… I will catch up soon enough I swear!


31 thoughts on “No More School Spazzing

  1. the only reason i allow you to have
    blogging hiatusesesesseesisses is
    because of the bomb posts that we
    get once you return. EVERYTHING
    looks so freakishly amazing. yum.

    youre such a lucky duck to be done.
    [well..nearly.] i still have like three
    weeks. almost a month really. oy!!

  2. Yay for being almost done school! Awesome job on stats! My third year stats exam was brutal like that – the first half was a breeze, then you turned the page and BAM! No one had a clue what was going on and we hadn’t learned ANY of it but we all miraculously did ok in the end. I think it’s typical for Dr. G, that crazy man!

    Those muffins look awesome. Seriously, cauliflower in them? That is crazy/brilliant. I remember telling my bf that the banana bread I made had applesauce in it instead of butter and he did a double take. I can only imagine telling him a baked good had cauliflower in it – actually, thinking of that makes me want to do it! Haha!

  3. Yeah sushi! Looks great :)

    Great looking muffins as well. Cauliflower in them, eh? Intersting. I wouldn’t have thought to add it into any baked goods, but I guess it’s pretty bland and colourless, so why not?

  4. Congrats on that A!!!!! Math exams are always sooo incredibly hard for me! So good job!

    I finally bought carob chips this weekend and I also love them sooo much, about to eat them with some cereal and vanilla almond milk actually! :)

    And I love all your leftovers in wraps and over salads….such a perfect way to eat them!! Congrats again! Excited to have you back on a more regular basis!

  5. it’s okay to talk about your stress here girl, where else you can talk it so freely?? so, don’t worry, we read and we support you! I’m so glad that you an A in that stat exam…. I know that feeling of surprise and relieve! :)
    cauliflower in muffin? wooo…… I need to take a closer look to the recipe!

  6. WOOHOO!!! Congrats on the A and for being almost finito with everything!

    I agree that CLif bars are just bangin’ when heated. They turn into real dessert then.

    All your food looks painfully beautiful. I just found carob chips yesterday and must go back to buy them :)

    You’ve also just inspired me to paint my nails. Thank you!

    Have a great weekend! Rest up!

  7. CONGRATS!!! Stats was my worst class to date! You so smurrt ;)

    Those muffins sound incredible!! Who would have thought cauliflower was the secret ingredient! Maybe I should try the Carrot Cake Clif in the micro because I wasn’t a fan when it was out of the package.

    Haha your sliver o’ pizza cracked me up! Have a relaxing weekend, you deserve it!

  8. Welcome back Kristie, and congrats on almost being done with exams! When the heck does summer and school start for you…it seems so early! Lucky duck!

    Your eats look fabulous as usual! Especially those muffins! Maybe I’ll have to check out the recipe!

    I had sushi twice this week…I’m officially addicted.

    Have a great weekend girlie, you deserve it!!

  9. I am in awe of all of your food :) It looks so delicious!

    I hated stats in college, until I had to teach it this year :) Congrats on the A!

  10. Congrats on the exam!!! WOW :) I bet you are relieved. Also congrats on finishing 4/5 exams…that must feel damn good!
    Love your smoothie…what ingredient do you think made it brown in colour?

  11. Wow congrats on the A Kristie! That must have been a wonderful feeling of relief! School can be tough, but hang in there, you’re doing so great!

    No worries about on and off blogging. We’re still here reading! And I do want to try some of those muffins! YUM!

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