Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm back, i'm BACK--no, nothing dramatic happened!

Yes, I'm quite aware it's been a month and a half since my last post. I greatly apologize for that-- like said, in my last post, life's been HECTIC. A few new changes that have happened recently: I GRADUATED from high school (whoo- whoo!!!!); got a bakery-rotisseria- sales job, which is not so new (a couple months ago); Went to Los Angeles to move my older sister out of her dorm at UCLA and into an apartment right next to Westwood (walking distance from, like literally right outside of the apartment).... we also (by WE, I mean my family and my sister's friend and I) went to Disneyland for a day and Universal Studios. It was quite fun, I forgot how MUCH I love amusement parks. :)

College stuff has been quite stressful recently, too. Not sure if I've shared yet what I'm doing next year, but I am now :) I'm going to a community college just five [!!!!!!!!] minutes from my house called Cabrillo College for 1-2 years then transferring to a university in or out of state. Not number one on my list of what I wanted to do after high school.... I mean after all, I did work my but off when I was in school and when my health didn't take me out (I was gone a lot due to my health). I did the whole shabang-- Got 4.0s, volunteered around the community (hospital, Red Cross, church, etc.), joined clubs and activities at my high school (and later became president of Red Cross and Tree Huggers Club), spent endless time and money preparing for the SATs and ACTs..... and the list goes on :) So, I was a bit bummed (actually largely bummed!) when my parents and I decided a community college would be the best idea-- it's A LOT cheaper (with my sis at UCLA), 5 minutos from mi casa (I'm going to bike there), adjusts you more to a university.... etc. :) I just can't wait to go away and start on my career which I've been waiting SO patiently to do so!!!!!

Ok, so I finally have a few foodie- pics to display. It's only taken a few months, hahaha. I don't have a camera, so I have to borrow my parent's and it doesn't always cooperate...it's still not, actually, it wouldn't let me load my glorious bfast pic from this morning :( But here there are. Did I mention I've also been spending my time going to the local farmers market (when I can...which translates to when i'm not working) which is at the Cabrillo College-- where i'll be attending next fall-- and just FIVE minutes from my house. I loveeeee the FM-- summer is my favorite produce selection. Some of my favs recently: summer squash, bok choy, cherries, asparagus, fresh almond milk and much, much more. I've also been taking quite a few trips to Whole Foods, New Leaf, TJs, Staff of Life...oh, I loveee natural food stores :)

Black beans, sweet potato, zucchini and bok choy (farmer's market) topped with a peanut ginger dressing and wheat germ.
Peanut dressing= Soy sauce, natural PB, stevia, ginger, garlic and lemon. YUM.

PB/ BBQ sauce baked tofu, sauteed zucc' and shrooms', fruit salad with wheat germ.

I licked the plate clean. Boy do I love peanut butter, BBQ sauce and tofu :)

Scrambled tofu with chard, shrooms and onions, organic Capitola sourdough bread from Gayle's (whoo- whoo), apricots.
Obviously, I started eating before the pics were taken-- that's why it's half eaten. I couldn't resist, I love my tofu!
Mmmm. Oat bran made with banana, vanilla US almond milk, organic coco powder and cinnamon. Topped with local strawberries, raw almond butter and wheat germ.
Veggies-- Summer squash, celery-- guac', roasted red pepper and cashew spread (again, from GAYLE'S) and Mary's Gone Caraway Crackers.

I know, the above pic looks like crap, but it was oh- so- good. I promise. There's nothin' like veggies and hummus (and in this case, Vegan roasted red pepper cashew spread!) on a late night.

Please do post; don't be shy. I'd like to know who's out there :)

My mom and I inside a whale at Universal Studio's. Can't you tell?

I leave you with this.


  1. You make me want to go out and buy a jar of wheat germ. :) All your eats look so yummy. Loving all the fresh produce.

    Your first year or two at the community college will fly by, and how cool it's so close to your house. Biking back and forth will be a great way to get in some daily exercise.

    Thanks for letting me know about your blog!

  2. Thank you, HEAB :) Wheat germ is def. a necessity on my list....def. recommend it :)

    I love your blog, too. I get great ideas and love reading about what you eat and do :) I tried to make your "protein ice cream", but it didn't really work out :( maybe you can help me.... I don't have a VitaMix, just a reg. blender. I finally found both xanthum and guar gums at my local health food stores and so i put your recommended dosage in and it turned into one big blog, so i added a bit more of both gums to see if it'd turn in to ice cream, but it got worse! Help-- I want my ice cream!:)

  3. Looks like you're having so much fun! I go to school in Cali, too! I'm in St. Louis right now (home) for the summer, but I can't *WAIT* to get back out there and revisit the Farmer's Market and fresh, organic goods again :).

    I just started a new blog, too!!! It's at http://meandchew.wordpress.com/ if you'd like to check it out/comment!

  4. I will def. check it out, thanks for checking out my blog!