Scheduling + Snow = My Tuesday In a Nutshell

April 19, 2011 at 11:49 am | Posted in Lunch, Snack | 15 Comments
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Happy Tuesday lovely people! 

Long story short, today is my day to schedule for classes next year, and it’s been a stressful morning so far to say the least.  To add to the fun, it’s a SNOWSTORM outside!!!



Another normal April day in my world! ;)  And the scheduling is all just a part of being a college student, so I’m sure I’ll get through it just fine. 🙂


After my successful grocery shopping trip yesterday, I broke into the goods right away!

For lunch I wanted to try the organic heirloom tomato I had bought, so I decided to top off a wrap with it:

Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Wild Wood super firm raw tofu, organic spinach, organic mache, and sliced organic heirloom tomatoes.


With organic green beans, a light activia, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.


Heirloom tomatoes?  Definitely my thing!  Loved them!


For an afternoon snack between classes, I tried out one of the organic Ataulfo mangos I bought…



… with an organic kiwi, Fage 2% Greek yogurt, and a Botanic No 7 Organic Raw Kombucha (all just-purchased items).


The mango was fabulous – perfectly ripe!  And it’s been a while since I had a Botanic Kombucha – actually a lot better than I remembered! Less perfume-y tasting maybe?


Now it’s back to more schoolwork and scheduling… 3:30pm is my time slot.  Wish me luck! 🙂









Catching Up to Speed

April 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Lunch, Snack | 7 Comments
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My world has been a slightly hectic the last couple of days, but I’m spreading everything out and getting done everything I need to in an orderly fashion. 🙂

Yesterday, I created a Facebook Page for Health, Happiness, and Hope.  Be sure to check it out and “like” it!

I also want to thank everyone for the sympathy on my hornet’s bite on Wednesday.  I have a mild allergic reaction to the string – just making it a little swollen and red – but nothing serious! 


Between classes, schoolwork, yoga, and blog work, my Thursday flew by!  Mid-afternoon, I took a break for a snack:

Strawberry Serenity Synergy Kombucha, organic nectarine, organic red pear, and a Siggi’s Icelandic style yogurt.



I woke up at 5:30am this morning to get a good start on notes for a paper I’m writing this weekend before I had to head to my Design Studies studioCoffee?  Yes please! 🙂


Instead of our usual Design Studies studio, today we went on a walking tour of the Madison campus to look at the architecture of the buildings.  Normally, this would be awesome; however it was 35*F with a wind advisory, and walking 2 hours in that kind of weather isn’t quite ideal.  It was hilarious when all of our worksheets (and US for that matter) almost blew away in the crazy wind!

That said, I was absolutely chilled and freezing cold when I got back to my apartment!  I think my morning coffee would have worked better post-walk. 😉


Lunch today was a Food for Life gluten-free Tortilla topped with Wild Wood raw tofu, organic spinach, and organic mache.



With organic green beans, activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.


Classic for me, and FABULOUS!


This afternoon I’m meeting up for coffee/tea with my cousin whom I haven’t seen in over a year!  We were best friends when we were little and I absolutely love her.  We’ll have a lot to catch up on!

Happy Friday everyone!!!









The Amazing… and Then That Other Stuff

April 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Posted in Dinner, Grocery Shopping, Lunch | 11 Comments
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My Wednesday was eventful to say the least!  I was on the go almost all day, and had quite a few adventures along the way… foodie and otherwise. So let’s dive right in!

Lunch was absolutely incredible today – I had a Food for Life Gluten free Tortilla topped with raw Wild Wood super firm tofu (yes, I do enjoy eating my tofu raw), organic spinach, organic mache, and organic sliced red peppers.



With sliced organic cucumbers, light activia, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.



After my Design Studies lecture this afternoon, I stopped into the grocery store to grab a few staples.

  • Smartwater (yes, I was thirsty… I didn’t just buy it with one bottle missing ;))
  • Paper towel (aka napkins in my world)
  • Food for Life Brown Rice Gluten Free Tortillas
  • organic green beans
  • organic mangos
  • organic kiwi


  • Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • Synergy Kombucha
  • activia light



Later this afternoon, I was walking back from my Psych Stats class and had just gotten into the door of my apartment when I noticed a hornet on my bright yellow Victoria’s Secret PINK crops.  Of course, my first reaction was to hit the darn thing off me!  Unfortunately, the hornet took that moment to sting me.

*Insert  “scream, collapsing in shock onto the floor, tears, and a panicked phone call to my mom asking what I should do”  here.*

God, hornet stings are PAINFUL!  I think the shock was what really got me, because I tend to be decently pain-tolerant, but it was still pretty bad. 

I iced it right away:

(realizing now how awkward this photo looks… yes, my leg is up on my kitchen counter… I am a yogi after all ;))

This was taken about 5 minutes after the sting:


Within 30 minutes, the bulls-eye lessened and a 3-inch diameter bright red circle appeared around it with more swelling.  The pain is much better now (4 hours later), but I STILL feel it!  CRAZY!

I still had to walk 2 miles to get to my Geology Discussion, so that was quite a trip given that the sting happened 30 minutes before.  I brought an ice pack along with me to class and told my TA I should get extra credit for my effort… he just laughed. Little did he know I wasn’t kidding. 😉


Given THAT whole situation, I wanted something totally simple for dinner after discussion, so I decided to stop into a coffee shop near my apartment and get a “Deluxe Hummus Plate” that I had been eyeing up every time I got coffee there in the morning.

Here’s what they gave me:  Warmed and slightly toasted pita triangles, goat cheese, kalamata olives, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and a HUGE tub of hummus.


Here’s what I ended up with:  I nixed the olives (I can’t stand kalamata olives!), and added in some organic carrots and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.



This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while!  It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had hummus and this was delicious.  The pitas were AMAZING… soft, warm, ever-so-slightly toasted.  HEAVENLY!  I’ll definitely be stopping back to get this again soon!


After dinner, I wanted to make the most of the warm weather while it’s still here, so I went out for a 4 mile walk along Lakeshore Path.  It was getting windy and a little chilly by the time I got back, but the walk itself was perfect!

I have a little more schoolwork to do, then I’m calling it a night.  I’m exhausted from all of today’s events and need to catch up on some shut-eye!

Have you ever been stung by a hornet?








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