The Midterm Made Me Do It

Sorry to leave you without any wonderful eats to gaze upon for the past two days, but I had a biochem midterm this morning that needed some attention. Couple that with 12 hours of work, classes, and uh…watching the Grammys…well, you can see why I may have needed some space.

But don’t worry, I’ve taken photos, because  that’s what I do. And now, I shall share them all with you 🙂


I slept in until the last possible minute, because it’s my weekend, and damnit, I wanna sleep in! I did have to be at work at 9:30 am though, so it’s wasn’t really a sleep in. And I had to make sure I had time for some oatmeal creating.

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I finally have some Mori-Nu Firm Silken Tofu back in my life, and knew it needed to find it’s way into a blended bowl of oatmeal.

  • 1/2 cup oats, Earth’s Own Almond Milk, water
  • 1/3 block Mori-Nu Firm Silken Tofu
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • splash of almond extract
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • almond slivers
  • chocolate chips

On the side, I had half of a ruby red grapefruit.

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And there was a glass of juice, but I hadn’t bothered to pour it yet.

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I gobbled that down no problem. Hello, chocolate pudding oats for breakfast. Yum!

I made a quick lunch, but had no time to set it up for a photo shoot before running out the door for work. I wanted to make sure I got there a little early because I was handing in my letter of resignation. Which, I might add, went well. I told them I had another job, and they asked if it paid more. I said yes, and they understood. So glad, because there’s nothing like awkwardness on the shift after you resign.

If you care what I ate for lunch – pork tenderloin/avocado/Laughing Cow sandwich, kiwi fruit, cucumber slices.

Work was busy, but it was good, because it kept me occupied all day. And I picked up a treat.

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Dragon fruit! I love these things. We just got a ton of them in, and everyone was buying them up. I couldn’t resist.

I also had a blogger friend (hi Jill!) come into work. She took me by surprise when she came to my till, and just said “I’m your biggest fan.” before I’d looked up to see who it was. It was pretty funny , although would have been uber-creepy if it wasn’t someone I knew. LOL.

I arrived home, put my feet up for a bit, and it was time for dinner.

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Mom made sausages, garlic mashed potatoes, and gravy. Mmmm, gravy.

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Plus some asparagus, and sliced apples.

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After dinner I set up camp at the dining room table with all my biochemistry materials splayed out in front of me, making sure I had decent sightlines so I could also watch the Grammys. Ummm, can I just say – Lady Gaga in HD is a bit scary. But in a good way.

Eventually my brain needed more fuel. Good thing there was a fresh loaf of sourdough just asking to be covered in peanut butter.

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I managed to get all the review done that I planned, and was in bed by midnight. Too bad my wake up call was in a mere 5.25 hours.


And too bad I woke up TWICE during the night. I think I was paranoid about sleeping in and missing the stupid midterm. Not to mention – we weren’t starting at 8 am like our class usually does. No, we got to start an extra 15 min early! Yay! I appreciate the extra time to write, but don’t appreciate the extra early wake up call. I prepped my lunch the night before, so all I would have to do in the morning was throw together something for breakfast.

And I’m sure you can guess what I had.

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Bowl o’ cereal! I combined some Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch with some Multigrain Cheerios I found in the cupboard, and drowned them in almond milk.

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This time the juice showed up for the photo shoot.

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So, when you leave your house 30 min earlier (6 am – gross), the commute is way shorter. There is no one on the road, and no one trying to get to the school that early, because only crazies want to be at the school at 7:10 am. I definitely brewed up some green tea to keep me going through the morning on my commute.

My exam…well, it’s over. That’s all I have to say about that. I’ve moved on.

I had my usual volunteer session at Sprouts, followed by the usual vegan brownie to drown my exam sorrows tantalize my taste buds.

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But don’t worry – I was a good girl, and had lunch before chocolate.

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Whole wheat bagel with avocado/Laughing Cow smash.

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Cucumber, carrots, and kumquats – oh my!

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And the other half of the ruby red grapefruit. It looks shrivelled because I sectioned it the night before.

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I enjoyed an enthralling food science lecture, then made my way home on the bus.

Signs you need more sleep? You are on a crowded bus, standing the entire trip, and nod off and have your knees give out, jerking yourself awake and looking like a dumbass. Not that that happened to me today or anything.

As you can imagine, I downed some caffeine once I got home, since yes, I was working a mere hour later. BAH.

I may have also purchased this.

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Cocoa Camino Coconut Dark Chocolate bar. Hanging out with Quatchi (one of the Olympic Mascots). Quatchi likes chocolate as well 🙂

I had a couple squares.

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And as you can see, Sprouts may not be storing their chocolate in the best conditions. No matter, still tasted good.

Work was so…freakin’…slow. Which is bad news when you are already struggling to stay awake. I did score some Hawaiian papayas on sale though, which I’m looking forward to once they ripen.

When I arrived home, dinner was yet again ready and waiting for me.

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Some sort of crock pot steak dish my mom made. I think it has onions, chilli sauce, and other deliciousness in it. Served over some jasmine rice.

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Baked acorn squash, with some cheddar. Cheddah makes it bettah!

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And cucumber slices, because mom knows I hate a plate without any green on it.

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Mmm, mmm, good!

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After I showered and felt more alive, I decided to have a fruit tasting.

Seriously, how gorgeous is that dragon fruit?

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And a persimmon – this time, looking firm and tasty like it should.

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No, I didn’t eat all of this. I actually wanted my family to try them both out, so we each had a couple pieces of persimmon, and finished off half the dragon fruit. The persimmon was a big winner among all family members, with the dragon fruit coming in second, although scoring big on style points. I may have to see if we have any good persimmons at work tomorrow, since they were a hit.

I also made some Silk Road lychee tea.

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And then after my sister toasted up some sourdough bread, well, I had to do the same. Only mine had peanut butter and/or Artisana Cacao Bliss on it.

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Hello bottomless pit. I blame the midterm.

Eventually, I stopped shoving food in my mouth long enough to write you this post, and now that I’m done, I’m going to sleep. Night!

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6 Comments on “The Midterm Made Me Do It”

  1. February 2, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    I hope the midterm went well! The dragon fruit is gorgeous indeed, I never had any. Must correct that soon 🙂

  2. February 2, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    YUM! The acorn squash and cheddar looked awesome! Dinner tonight? Why I think so! Thanks! 🙂

  3. February 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Mmm your oats look like a big bowl of warm chocolate pudding:)

  4. February 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    i was wondering if you thought i was a stalker when you asked “did you know i worked here??” you sounded kind of suspicious! 😉

    just advance warning, i do go to thrifty’s from time to time! haha

  5. February 2, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    That’s interesting that your store sells dragonfruit! Have you tried the bright pink-fleshed ones? Those are even sweeter!

  6. February 3, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    That’s great that your resignation went well, awkwardness would be no bueno. And I hear ya on midterms, at least it over and done with!

    I’ll be honest, dragon fruits kind of scare me..I cannot imagine what they taste like?! And interesting idea to add cheese to acorn squash…cheese does make anything better!

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