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These sound delicious

Dairy-free. Soy-free. Gluten-free (if using GF oats). Vegan.
Makes 15 squares. 68 calories each. 

With simple ingredients and an easy assembly, these fall inspired bites are a great snack that don’t carry any extra baggage.

Base Ingredients: 

  • 40g Raw Cashews
  • 40g Raw Walnuts
  • 80g Pitted Dates
  • 3/4 cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Ginger
  • a dash or two of Nutmeg


  • 2 tbsp. Rolled Oats
  • Cinnamon, for dusting


  • Food Processor
  • Waxed or Parchment Paper


Place all the base ingredients into a food processor & run constantly until a ball forms and cleans the sides of the bowl.

Slightly moisten your hands and transfer the dough to the parchment/waxed paper. Do your best to shape into a 4 x 7 inch rectangle.

Sprinkle a light dusting of cinnamon on top of the dough and then cover with the 2 tablespoons of oats. Slightly press the oats into place.

Wrap in parchment or waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Once firm, cut into 15 even squares & store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.



Yum yum yum! I really want to make these soon. Next weekend before I go home?


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Protein Bars & Summer fun

Well, okay. They are more like protein brownies. Fudgey yummy delicious brownies… that have lots of protein (:


2 scoops chocolate protein powder

one scoop of fiber powder (if you have it)

1 C crunchy (or creamy) PB (we used Dark Chocolate Dreams by PB&Co)

1/2 C uncooked oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 C honey

lots of raisins

Stir it all up and enjoy (: We just put ours in a pan. (my mom & I) After you make it, you should cover & stick in the fridge to keep them fresh.

They are so so so tasty. They are perfect for a snack that will fill you up with a small piece! Great for on the go.

So tomorrow… I move in.


It’s completely crazy to me that I’m already moving back into my dorm. Where did my summer go? Well here’s some highlights…

I discovered smoothies & oatmeal.

I ate a lot of sushi.

I spent time in the sun.

I broke the meat fast.

I spent a lot of time baking.

Tie-dyed with friends.

I had a photoshoot.

I ate more sushi.

I read the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

I camped with friends.

I went out with my boyfriend.

I celebrated Independence Day.

I saw the final Harry Potter at midnight (and made this t-shirt).

I got this tattoo.

We have two new additions to the family. (Zeus above, Cocoa Puff below)

(She likes sticks.)

And overall,  I just had a fantastic, amazing, and memorable summer.

What a way to live.

Namaste everyone. Have a peaceful and relaxing night.


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So much fun (with quinoa)

I’ve been so busy!

Guess what? I’m getting a puppy.

Yes, a little itty bitty huggable, lovable puppy. A mutt. We’re going to name him Zeus.


I can only play so much with my brat of a cat. (13 years old and she’s not as spunky anymore.)

WHAT A FACE!#*()@#(!)@*$!!!!!! (2nd choice puppy)

Another baby puppy!

2nd choice puppy.

Little baby Zeus!!!!!

Mama pup (: she barked at me… apparently she doesn’t like pictures!

I had a very exciting weekend with my best friend Cassie (: We played video games, stayed up late watching netflix, and played frisbee with other friends. ❤

Also, we made a quinoa recipe!! Are y’all ready?

Quinoa Salad

  • 1C uncooked quinoa
  • 2 C water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/4 C chopped tomato
  • 1/4 C basil
  • 1/2 C almonds
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
Boil water, throw in quinoa, lower to medium heat and cook for 10-15 min. (Until all water is absorbed.)
In the meantime make the dressing.
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice,
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • some lemon pepper (to taste)
Mix together and throw into your mix once it’s all cooked. Either eat warm (like we did) or refrigerate until ready!
Feeds two very hungry girls (;
We didn’t use tomatoes this time because Cassie is doing this weird diet thing for a few weeks (for health reasons) and she can’t eat tomatoes. STOOPID. It was delicious anyways!
fun times at Cassie’s house (:
We also made a smoothie!

Tropical Trip*

  • 1 C coconut milk
  • 1/2 C chopped pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 medium/large orange
  • 1/4 C greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend, baby, blend.
I truly loved this smoothie. A lot.
“you’ve outdone yourself this time.” – Cassie ❤
I hope you all had a great weekend. Let me know if you make my quinoa recipe & tell me what you think! (;
I’m thinking I’m going to get my tattoo this Wednesday since they were closed all this week!


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an exciting #wiaw (pb banana bread)

I have so much for today’s post. I hope you enjoy all of it. (A special thanks to those who responded to last night’s post including N and Allie!) I am going to try to be more open and real on here.

I realized I’ve been trying to fit this specific “food blog” type and, honestly, I’m not a food blog. I don’t really make recipes that often, and I don’t go through the motions. I am pretty much a “my life” blog. So if I have recipes (like today’s) that’s awesome. But unfortunately I won’t be providing them regularly. So just throwing all that out there. This blog is pretty much going to be my journal, my home, my thoughts, all the parts of my crazy brain. (;




yum right?! [chocolate banana!]

I do not have dinner for y’all yet because it’s only 1:14pm here in Michigan! I always am so late to the WIAW party that I decided to post a wee bit early (;

So in honor of my wiaw being incomplete… I have a recipe for y’all!

peanut butter banana bread

  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 C peanut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powser
  • 1/3 C greek yogurt (I like vanilla chobani)
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Mix wet ingredients & dry in separate bowls.
Cassie was my baking partner!
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir. Be careful not to over-mix.
Grease a loaf pan and pour batter in. Cook on 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes.
Allow 15 minutes to cool before removing from pan.


And by enjoy…. I mean eat it all.

This lasted two days at my house. We are a banana bread family.

“There should have been chocolate chips.” – my dad.

Today I am making a music video with my best friend, Cassie. (See above for her baking photo op.) It’s going to be ahhhhwwwsummm. (:

I hope you enjoyed this lovely post, bloggies! ❤ hopefully now that I have the wordpress app, I will have more quick posts updating you on yours truly (;

I would also like to thank Jenn for this amazing recipe that I had yesterday for lunch… YUM!


Although I did not have walnuts or cucumbers, it was still super good. I used strawberry cream cheese (;

Have a wonderful day! PARTY ROCK!


Oh & in the topic of yesterday, this helped me change my view a bit as well…


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Day Three: Twisted.

Guess what happened guys. I twisted my ankle yesterday.  So sad 😦

It’s feeling a little better today, but I am now limping everywhere. I feel like a kicked puppy. It happened when I was playing some intense ultimate frisbee yesterday with my friends. Fun, but painful and hard. Great exercise though (;

Today I went to church. I went to Catholic mass all year at school and my senior year of high school so attending non-denominational services is definitely a different experience! It’s still a little out of my comfort zone, but I love the atmosphere. There’s so much love for God and Jesus. The pastor has powerful sermons. Love.

Happy Pentecost to those who celebrate. If you don’t, happy Sunday (;

So if you don’t know what PostSecret is, you should check out postsecret.com

It’s one of my obsessions. I wrote my college admissions essay on one of the books. (Yup, it means that much to me.)

Favorite secret of the week:

I am super lucky to have the parents that I do. They are always there for me, every day, every minute, every moment of my life. I know I will always have a home wherever they are.

Last night was a hard night. I’m not sure why, but after one or two good weeks, I always have a bad night. It’s probably how everybody feels right? It’s normal, I think. Luckily I had one of my best friends, Emma, reach out to me last night to make me feel better. I don’t know if she realizes what a difference she made last night. She stopped the demons from getting to my soul and she stopped the thoughts from coming. For that I don’t know if I can thank her enough.

Today is going to be a better day. I am obviously not going to exercise because of my ankle, but I am just having a lazy day. Aren’t those the best? After I finish this post I’m going to curl up in my bed and watch True Blood. We are cooking salmon on the grill today. Unfortunately it’s only in the mid-60s today, but at least it’s not raining! (;

Sammi got her new camera today. Me = super mega uber jealous! She is so creative. I can’t wait to see what kinds of  beautiful pictures she takes!

For some reason I was obsessed with the chocolate strawberry smoothie I made yesterday.


Demolished that baby.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1/4 C Almond Milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Choc protein powder
  • 1 C frozen strawberries
  • 2 heaping scoops plain chobani yogurt
  • shredded coconut to top
  • spinach = optional (I didn’t have any)
Blend, baby, blend.
That’s all for me today bloggies. Have a fabulous Sunday. Do something good for yourself<3


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Hi bloggies! (: I’m sorry I’m not posting as often. It’s so hard in summer because I’m so busy. I’m busy at school too. I guess I’m always busy. Just a forewarning, I probably won’t post daily. I’ll post as much as I can though (:

I had my first biology test yesterday, and I think it went well! Hoorah!

So if you stalk me on twitter (which of course you all should) you may have noticed I made a recipe last week. What?! Yes, I made a recipe. Amazing? Probably not to the experienced foodies, but my mom was pretty impressed. (; I made it using my lovely peanut flour that I won from Cait at http://beyondbananas.wordpress.com/!

They were a complete success.

[Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins]*

Yields 12 medium muffins. About 1 hour time including baking. Preheat oven 400F. Contains eggs & dairy.

You will have two batters that you will layer in the muffin pan(s).

1.) Peanut Batter

  • 1C peanut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C greek yogurt
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/8 C canola oil
Mix your dry & wet ingredients separately, then add the wet to the dry and stir. Be careful not to over mix!
2.) Chocolate
  • 1C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp cocoa (depends how chocolately you want this part)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C greek yogurt
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/8 C canola oil
  • 1/4-1/2 C almond milk depending how dry your batter is
Mix your dry & wet ingredients separately, then add the wet to the dry and stir. Be careful not to over mix!

Now you will put either the peanut butter batter or the chocolate batter onto the bottom and the other on the top.

It’s up to you! I chose chocolate on bottom (:

Bake for 20 minutes. Ours only took 18min, yours might take 25. Just watch them (:

Chocolate sprinkles were added for flare (;

Onnom. We had a lot of chocolate so the peanut butter was slightly muted, but you still got the taste (; They were so … muffin-y!

There you have it! My first real recipe (: I thought a reeses cup might taste yummy in the middle of the two batters, but unfortunately I didn’t have any. If you make it I hope you enjoy! Please let me know how they turn out (;

Other eats:

Cassie’s mom made tilapia on top of pasta. The lemon juice squeezed on was perfect. So yummy.

This morning I didn’t have oatmeal… Woah. Hold the fudge. (actually don’t do that, keep eating it. and share. sharing is caring.) Yeah, I ate something else for breakfast. And no, it wasn’t a smoothie either.

I decided I’m pretty boring. So I had a different breakfast. Yup, I live on the wild side. Every once in awhile anyways.

Go lean Crisp avec almond milk. C’est parfait! Not a full meal thought soooo….

Deux scrambled oeufs! I’m not sure why they are pizza slice shape. They were going to just be a circle so I cut them. It didn’t work that well.


So I realized I never really talk about my workouts anymore. I do work out. Not as much as I used to, but I do. I want to do it more. I just can’t seem to find the motivation to run. Running bores me. It’s painful and I’m slow. So now I walk. All the benefits of getting my vitamin D outside and I’m not sitting on my butt. Win win.

Today I did 20min Zumba express, a 2 mile walk, and about 10-15min of dance.

Meh. Any exciting workout ideas for me? :/ Yesterday I went to the gym and did all the machines for 10-20 reps each. I also did 20min of yoga. Then I ate 3498123980248 calories. C’est la vie, I guess.

I hope you are having a wonderful day bloggies!

Did you know I have a tumblr now? It’s so addicting. Get one and I’ll reblog your stuff. #fun #procrastination


Bet you didn’t see that URL coming. I’m full of surprises.


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