Well, it’s true figuratively too. As you can see from all of these photos… I’ve been busy but not too busy to cook and eat!
Speaking of cooking, I made poached eggs the other day and they turned out fantastic. Well, Round 2 turned out great. Round 1 = hard boiled eggs without a shell. LOL! Poached eggs are a new favourite here and I love the on a bed of stir-fried veggies with avocado toast.
Like I was saying before I got distracted by, um, eggs, is that I’ve been super busy lately and my to-do list gets longer and longer every hour. Not exactly comforting.
With midterms less than a week away (I know, my brain is still in vacation mode), there’s lots more learning and studying to be done. The problem? I don’t want to study! I don’t want to be hunched over my desk for hours, reading and reviewing.
And that’s why I’ve been doing more and more outside the classroom. Now I’m practicing yoga 6-8 times a week because it’s just so much fun, and I registered for a beginners ballet class as well at my school. It’s amazing how much UWaterloo offers. I suck at ballet, by the way!
PS: this was Round 1 of poached eggs. You can see how the yolk is already firm! I had it in the water for a little too long. Avocado toast is my love.
But even on top of ballet and yoga, there is volunteering to do and club meetings to attend. Of course, I also need to do the essentials: laundry, dishes, cooking, and taking the bus. If only there were more hours in the day!
Right now, my hardest course is definitely Human Anatomy. We’ve learned 23 muscles so far, and all of them are in the shoulder and elbow. I can’t believe how many muscles we have in our upper limbs. Each of the 23 muscles has its own insertion point on a bone, an origin on another bone, as well as its own nerve supply and artery. Of course, it also performs one or many functions, often with other muscles.
Too. Much. To. Memorize.
I complain a lot, I know! But it’s therapeutic. Right?
Oh, you know what else is therapeutic? Oatmeal with chocolate banana cake squares, coconut, yogurt, and almond butter. With a banana whipped into this oatmeal to make it extra thick, creamy, and fluffy, I nearly died of deliciousness. The chocolate got melty and perfect… I don’t even have words to explain this. Will be repeated ASAP!
Leftovers have been a savior. I put my leftover veggie + potato bake in the fridge and reheated it two or three times throughout the week as a nice side dish. Potatoes are so good! I always ditch white potatoes in favour of sweet ones, and this dish totally reminded me of how yummy plain ‘ole white potatoes are. Enjoyed with avocado toast and cheesy spinach scrambled eggs. I loved this lunch!
Before Dad left, we bought strawberries and I used them to decorate my oatmeal a couple times.
Speaking of Dad, I really miss my family. We do see each other on FaceTime every day, but it just isn’t the same.
I tried to eat dinner while studying and that was pretty much the biggest joke in the world. Dinner = devoured, textbook = unread. Then I ate some dessert and looked at Buzzfeed for a good half hour. Then dishes. Anything to procrastinate my readings!
Multigrain pita halves were also enjoyed. These babies are SO yummy! I packed three of them up for Dad to take home to BC because I didn’t think I’d be able to finish them all. But I totally would have! They are really chewy, crispy, and tasty with avocado. I’m going to buy more next time from Sobeys.
As you can see, I eat yogurt every single day. Once, I made a yogurt dip with sunflower butter and cocoa powder. It was heavenly with strawberries!
Hasselback sweet potatoes made an appearance too. I enjoyed this with some pre-marinated salmon from Zehr’s, and roasted veggies. The potato was seasoned with garlic and butter, cayenne, and some cinnamon. It was really flavourful and fun to eat!
These multigrain pitas have my heart. Filled with avocado, cheddar, roasted red pepper, and spinach, this grilled sammie rivals the ones I enjoy at Princess Café.
Here’s a sneak peek into a recipe that I’m going to share soon. Any guesses? 😀
And before I peace out to go study (for real this time!), take a look at what Mom’s been making. I am so jealous of Seline who still gets to enjoy Mom’s fried rice! Mine just isn’t the same. I admire how Mom always cooks with so much diversity. I don’t know where she gets all these brilliant ideas! 🙂 GO MOM!
Alright, that was a long enough break for me and now I need to focus on innervations and blood supply of the upper limbs. 😥
Happy Monday and have a restful week!