|Orange Creamsicle Smoothie|
So going into this semester, I am armed with a different philosophy. One of the changes that I've made to better conquer year 2 is cooking differently. I was very repetitive last spring, which was effective then but in the summer I just ended up snacking a lot and not making meals. To change it up I purchased a meal plan from Happy Herbivore . I have one of her cookbooks, she's a vegan food blogger who has built a brand from her blog. I've put up a ton of photos of all the food I made. It definitely lasted me longer than a week and I got to have a bunch of different meals instead of the same thing 5 days in a row.
|Making Southwestern Burger Patties|
None of the food was particularly complicated to make but it allowed me an easy way to try new things. The two things I didn't particularly care for were the Spinach & Orange Salad and the Avocado Yogurt Dip. I do not like raw red onion, and to people who can eat it, wow. It is way to strong. In the salad all I could taste was red onion. Yuck. Luckily, I've got a lot of salad making experience and don't really need a specific recipe. The Avocado Yogurt Dip didn't feel like a lunch to me and the spices in the dip just didn't appeal to me. It was the one thing that I did throw out, though I was able to eat half.
Everything else was very good. My very favorite was the Southwestern Burger. It was delicious and filling. I'm sure there are still some beef burgers in my future, but the bean patty didn't feel lacking. I'd say it actually had more flavor than a beef patty so needed less toppings.
|Spicy Peanut Noodles|
|Spinach & Orange Salad|
I still need to decide what I'm going to do with my weekends. I want to avoid going into the BVIS computer lab because I spend so much time there already. But how much schoolwork, if any, should I do or feel compelled to do? I've got some time to figure it out, particularly this weekend, ha. I will put some contemplation in and let you all know how it goes.
|Assembled Southwestern Burger|
|Breakfast Potato Rancheros|
|Peach Cobbler Oatmeal|
|Brand New Retro Blender from Grandma!|
|Blended Applejack Smoothie|
|Apple Crisp Muffins|
|Breakfast Banana Split|
|Black Beans & Sweet Potato|