Sunday, September 14, 2014

Make-Up Meal

After failing to prepare lunch everyday like I had originally planned, I decided to prepare a make-up meal. Teaching, marking, chores and studying for my Master's degree simply became too much to handle and I was just unable to prepare lunch as I had planned. To console myself, I decided to prepare a meal that would make all my worries go away.

I began with two recipes I viewed this week on a blog I recently discovered. The Minimalist Baker has simple, but tasty recipes. I tried the No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream. Too good, Too GOOD! I paired this with some vanilla cupcakes, also from the Minimalist Baker. I love this site and can't wait to use this same recipe for my son's birthday party.

The main course consisted of Kale Salad which I found in Salad Samurai, Lentil Walnut Loaf (Oh She Glows), Yellow Rice, Roasted Vegetables and Sauteed Green Beans.

It was all worth it! I felt comforted and less guilty for not preparing lunch everyday. I don't know if I will meet my goals this week, but I will surely try!


  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Bahamas? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Bahamas in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

    1. Emilio,
      I will send you a letter as soon as I am able to.

  2. I need to try more Lentil Walnut Loaf attempts!
    Thought I would stop by for Vegan Mofo! Neat place you have here! I have a couple of vegan contests on my blog this week if you want to swing by

  3. Hi Tamara! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out here: