I have to be honest – I’m really not feeling teaching today. I never thought that would be possible, but I guess last week drained me so much that I really don’t want to be doing anything but lay in bed and watch movies all day. And, perhaps, eat some peanutbutter-stuffed-dates. That seriously sounds like the best thing ever to me right now…but too bad I’m already feeling this wiped at the beginning of the week.
What I feel like doing besides laying in bed? Cooking, baking, blogging. I feel like I’ve really gotten out of touch with my blog, because so much of my ideas and words are required to flow into my lesson-planning. But, I am realizing again and again: there’s no way I can be “just a teacher” and nothing else for the rest of my life. I need something else, otherwise I’ll go crazy.
Continue reading Peanutbutter and Jelly Breakfast Parfait
I am feeling very allergy-ridden today. I have no idea what’s going on, but it seems I am eating things I’m not liking…or my body doesn’t. I am kind’a too fed up to think about what it may be, as I am currently a bit frustrated about having to refrain from eating certain foods, anyway, so the thought of leaving out something else is really getting on my nerves. It’s always like that when I go out a lot, I start craving wheat and dairy like nothing else, and while I know it sounds childish, you try going without it for 2 years and see how you like it. And not by choice, but by force.
My breakfast was pretty good. Pretty VERY good.
Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Granola Clusters
What do you do when you have no more baked granola in the house? You have two options. Either you make some, and have to wait 40 minutes until it’s all done, or you can make this 10 minute toasted muesli, needing no oven! I always try to work around using the oven when I’m not at home, as the oven in my apartment in my work town SUCKS. It is seriously the worst oven I have ever had, as it only heats partially and everything I make seems to either end up uncooked or burnt.
Continue reading Single Serving Toasted Muesli Bowl
Sometimes, when we rush through life, we forget to feel our pain. I feel like I’ve been rushing and stressing for the past few weeks, getting used to living away from home, starting work for the first time in my life, stepping into real adulthood and having to deal with pension funds etc., getting my first paycheck. I have enjoyed it all, but I feel like today, now that I’m able to sit and reflect, I am in pain. It seems there hasn’t been enough room to feel fed up, scared and stressed out the past weeks, and it’s all hitting me today…but I am trying to embrace it, and not to let myself be swept up in it. I figure it’s what always happens when we get a breather – the reality of life can hit you quite quickly.
Despite the philosophical slightly melancholy beginning of this post, I actually am happy to share a new recipe with you today. I haven’t been able to cook for myself for over a week, which has truly been a test of sanity…I am so dependant on my own kitchen, it’s crazy.
Continue reading Peanutbutter Granola Clusters
This morning, it started snowing. And snowing. And snowing – and it hasn’t stopped. It seems that the bucketsful of snow are no longer soaring but dropping from the sky. And you know what? I’m absolutely loving it!
Continue reading Snow, Snow, And More Snow. And Super Seedy Granola.
As my boyfriend and I were eating dinner tonight, at 6pm, it was already completely dark outside. Not the dawning type, it was all-out night-black. That’s how you know winter is basically here – when you feel like rolling up on the sofa that early because the darkness outside doesn’t seem to allow you to do anything else.
When life slows down outside, we slow down with it. I tend to have a vey hard time with that, as I can not bear feeling lazy. Or tired. Or simply not moving as much as in summer – it’s something I really have trouble getting into my brain. But, I am more tired, more laid-back, slower, “lazier” in the darker months, as is everyone else, which is why I should probably just get a grip and accept it. But it’s oh so hard, don’t we all agree?
Continue reading Tropical Coconut Granola To Beat Winter Blues
I came home at 4.30 am this morning, and, let me tell you, that’s not a great time to go to bed. And it wasn’t because I was out partying all night or anything, I was at the ball I told you about yesterday, and we had to clean up until, well, 4.30 am. At some point, I am guessing around 3 am, I was so tired and hypoglycaemic that I started laughing at everything randomly and, I fear, annoyingly. I ended up eating left-over sushi the moment we came home (since it was vegan sushi, it wasn’t a problem that it was left-over), something I do rarely that late (or, in this case, early). But, I was truly famished, having danced the entire night, and then cleaning up a hall that was filled with 700 guests a couple of hours before.
Continue reading Dancing All Night Long And Low-Fat Cranberry Almond Granola