Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2016

in sickness and sunshine


I have been seriously sick with what I am confident was the black plague. My Easter was not spent wearing a cute little sundress, immaculately decorating eggs with so much detail they could easily be swapped with those on Pinterest. I didn't eat the Hungarian Dobos Torte that my aunt made and posted all over Facebook so I could look at it while I was sitting by the toilet. I was a heathen and didn't go to church. However, that might have been for the better because our church had a bunch of baptisms and I cry uncontrollably at baptisms.  

the dobos torte

Instead I've been consuming cough drops and adivil, every vitamin under the sun, and so much water that I pee every hour. It's exhausting peeing this much. 

But, on a less tmi topic, the yellow thing in the sky came out?!?! 
'what?' you gasp!
It took us Washingtonians a moment to remember what it was because...well...it's been a while. However, I quickly remembered and grabbed my tank-top and sunglasses before heading to my favorite local smoothie shop with the windows down. It may or may not have been 59 degrees. I explained I had been sick and needed something with lots of good vitamins pronto, and the lady gave me a cucumber grapefruit smoothie. Sound weird, but it was so yummy and lite. 

Now you want to try a cucumber and grapefruit smoothie. Your welcome.

Spending the past days (almost week) suffering with the black plague, I've contemplated life. 
You know. 
Laying in bed at 4:17am wondering why you never appreciated being able to breathe through your nostrils.  
Getting in a nice hot bath with a fever and then getting the chills. 
Asking what you did to deserve this near death experience.
 (okay, maybe it was just the flu but that is beside the point...)  

Over and over the past week, the phrase 
it was my sin that held Him there 
has been running, running, running through my head.

The miracle, the good news, the reason for my hope and life, was accomplished. 
                              His dying breath has brought me life. 
I live in the new life I have been given
                              I know that it is finished. 

Friends, let's choose to live together in the confidence knowing that it is finished. 
The work has been done.
Our ransom has been paid. 
There is nothing we can do be loved more then we are right now.

In sickness and sunshine, it is finished. 


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

our daily bread


Every day of their journey, God kept on showing his people how well he would look after them, if they would trust him, and obey him. When they were hungry, God made the sky rain food--bread coming down from heaven! "What is it?" they asked each other.
 -Taken from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Text copyright 2007 by Sally Lloyd-     Jones

After the Israelites had been brought out of Egypt, they were walking.
 Stomp, stomp, stomp.
Day after day, night after night.
And they got grumpy and whinny. They were tired of walking, of setting up and taking down camp. They were tired of traveling, of extreme weather, of blisters on their sore feet.
      They were like a 4 year olds who haven't had a nap, food, or their blankies.

They finally made their camp; and they were hungry.
  So God sent down manna from heaven every night, and instructed them to take only what they would need for each day. Their were told to take no more, to take no less, than what they would need for that day.

I would have been the whiniest manna hoarder in the camp.

After God had rescued the Israelites from slavery, from cruelty, from abuse.
God brought them to a huge ocean where he made a way.
He lead them through a ocean on firm ground.
God saved them hunger, from thirst, from more then they could handle.
He made a way, when there was no way.  

God, give us today our daily bread. Give us no more, no less than what we need. Teach us to look back on our running from you, and your rescuing of us.
Show me the oceans you have parted,
the paths you are paving for me.
Remind to ask and receive.
Show me how you make a way, when there are no ways.

 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

October Favorites




I am totally into short boots, boyfriend jeans, and cozy sweaters paired with scarves. (Basically, Pinterest) I love the scarves with the sweaters because it adds a touch of class, while still staying warm and cozy.



My dance class has a Facebook group message that use to chat, communicate about schedules, ask to borrow stuff, etc. Lately, we have been sharing hilarious memes and this is my current favorite. Our new artistic director is over zealous  diligent about our attendance to classes and rehearsals, so I love this. ;-) 


White Collar is one of my all time favorite t.v. shows ever. All the seasons are on Netflix and I love it. I have held of on all the series because of those silly things called grades, but this is one that I love. I cannot say enough good things about it.

  
Food wise, plain greet yogurt with honey is my October favorite. I've been eating a lot of Tupperware contained meals with my busy schedule, and this is my go-to. The sweet honey has awesome health benefits, and paired with the tart greek yogurt, it is absolutely delicious. It's also good with fruit ;-)


Organ chi tea lattes are my most favorite non-caffeinated drink. I'm not sure if these are just a north west thing, or if the whole country has access to these delicious sips of bliss. It's basically a creamier, more vanilla-ie, chi tea latte with some other yummy spices. It's October in a cup!

Q: What are your favorite October items?

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

week 18- Healthy Eating on the Move


Eating really isn't activity only experienced around the table anymore. How many times this past week have you eaten on the run? What about the car, your desk, maybe even the bathroom! Our time is valuable and we need food that’s easy to grab and go. And during the chaos of finding food, one detail is easy to forget – making sure that the choices we make are healthy. Regrettably, it’s mainly bad stuff that falls into the "fast" and "easy" categories – chips, candy bars, sodas, etc. So what if we took some time to make our healthy snacks portable and easy for on-the-go eating?

Between classes, school, and other activities, eating healthily can fall to the bottom of your priority list. Planning ahead is a task in itself, but coming up with new ideas adds to the challenge! It is widely known that a well balanced diet aids in your physical wellbeing, but it can also provide a multitude of other benefits  Your body will be grateful as well. The benefits of health outweigh the costs. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

 Check out these suggestions.

• Celery sticks with peanut butter and several raisins on top
• Rice cakes with peanut butter (good for getting protein)
• Hardboiled eggs
• Fruit yogurt cup (add in some fresh fruits or nuts for a boost
• Trail mix
• Nuts or nut mix (
• Vegetable sticks with a little packet of dip
• Broccoli or cauliflower bites
• Half of a turkey or tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread
• Cucumber slices (lightly salted or with Italian dressing)
• Yogurt and granola
• Leftover chicken or turkey slices (great to eat cold)
• Healthy fiber-rich or grain cereal (great to eat dry from a baggie)
• Pickles (wrapped in foil or plastic wrap)
• Box of raisins or other dried fruit
• Whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese
• Apples, bananas, strawberries (any fruit works, these are naturally portable)
• Mixed berries (these freeze well in plastic bags)
• Whole-wheat crackers and string cheese
• Grapes in a baggie
• Fruit smoothie in a thermos
• Tuna or chicken salad

Happy Eating!  

NOTE: My tail is in between my legs as I post this........late........My spring break was last week, and was filled with catching up on some school. I am happy to be back though! :)

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Week 11- Yogurt Parfait



Hello friends! Today, I am going to share a quick, easy, and healthy recipe that I love! I l-o-v-e Jamba Juice, and this is a spin off on one of their yogurt bowls.

 

Makes 2 servings

1 cup of frozen strawberries
2 frozen bananas
3/4 cup of greek yogurt  
1 scoup of protein powder (optional)
Splash of orange juice (yield to desired consistency) 
favorite granola (I love Natures Path Pumpkin Flax)
1 banana
  • Put frozen fruit, yogurt, orange juice, and protein powder into blender, and blend until you get a thick smoothie consistency
  • Pour in glass
  • Add granola and bananas to the top
  • Enjoy with a spoon! 
Happy Blending!

Q: What is your favorite blended recipe? 


Saturday, January 31, 2015

week nine- Snack Ideas




Hey friends! If you're new to the blog, welcome! This is a series where I post every Friday something ballet related- tips, tricks, what works for me, ect. Feel free to follow so you wont miss any!
This week, I have some easy snack idea's that work in between classes or long rehearsals. My dance school has a mini-fringe and microwave, so some of these have that in mind:-)
1. Yogurt & granola in a bag
2. Hard boiled egg that is pre-pealed
3. Sandwich cut into squares
4. Trail mix
5. Almonds, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips in a bag- I am a sucker for this!
6. Humus and crackers
7. Pre-washed veggies
8. Soup
9. Smoothies
10. Homemade granola bars 

Happy dancing!
Question: what are your go-to snacks? 




Friday, January 23, 2015

Week eight- streching & food


Well, it can be hard to stay motivated in the winter. With the cold, gross weather, and the occasional injury, it can be hard to stick with the stretching plan, or to eat on track. This week, let's get motivated to keep up our New Year's resolutions. 


STREACHING: I'm just going to admit right now, I am a terrible stretcher. I h-a-t-e laying with my legssprawled  on wall, trying to concentrate on my book instead of the ripping mussels in my inner thighs. So, I'm talking to myself as much as I am talking to you. These are my ideas: first of all, make it part of you routine. Use a theroband while you watch a movie, read a book while you stretch at night. Set a timer for a reasonable amount of time, and follow through on it. 

EATING HEALTHLY: Every one has different bodies, needs, and habits. It's fine to eat some chocolate cake, but keep those veggies in there too. Pack healthy snacks for on-the-go, and get some new ideas! I love making homemade granola bars and I would like to learn to make hummus. I family that I babysit for makes there own, and always has a huge tub- yum!! Search the internet for ideas; there are a lot of good ideas.

 What habits do you need to work on?