Lately

As I write this, I am chomping down on the BEST turkey sandwich I’ve ever had. I’m at Princess Cafe for the first time since last spring, and I’m devouring an incredible grilled cheese on Bavarian multigrain bread, filled with pesto, fresh mozzarella, smoked turkey, and grilled eggplant. Oh my goodness.

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I wasn’t intending to come to Princess Cafe because the soup of the day is minestrone, which I am not a huge fan of. But when I heard about the sandwich on Twitter, I knew I had to come after my Sports Psychology class ended at 12:30. So here I am, devouring a  crispy, chewing, nutty, flavourful turkey sandwich stuffed with some of the creamiest mozzarella cheese I’ve ever tasted. Mmmm! A couple bites left but I don’t want this sandwich to end!

Can never go wrong with coconut cream pie, either. I really need to find a recipe for this! Any suggestions?

Things I found on the Internet. I love the elephant-mountain ocean photo. Pictures like that always amaze me, because there’s usually so much more to anything than I can imagine. And the “stay calm” yoga photo… perfect.

One of my favourite quick and healthy comfort meal dinners – sweet potato peanut stew. This stew is made with peanut butter, broth, spinach, and sprinkled with peanuts. I enjoyed this over some nutty wild rice donated from Arsalan (thanks!). It has so much flavour from cumin, garlic, ginger, and caramelized onions.

Mom’s meals lately have been amazing! I love how much variety she always provides. Plus, her meals are super colourful. I haven’t purchased peppers for a while. Also, that steamed fish is totally drool-worthy!

I am part of Mission Nutrition, one of the University of Waterloo’s Peer Health Education teams. We have a couple of teams, like Burst Your Bubble (mental health), Leave the Pack Behind (helping smokers quit) and Hot and Spicy (sexual health). All of the teams are pretty awesome, but I’m biased when I say that I absolutely love being in Mission Nutrition! We took these whiteboard headshots on Monday to promote our Facebook page and to encourage people to follow Mission Nutrition on social media.

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More Mom Meals, in the form of tacos, salad, soup, and a stir-fry with a random hard-boiled egg. This makes me want Mexican food!

Check out these recipes from the Pulses of Canada cookbook. I love cooking with beans because of how simple it is, and these recipes look like a breeze to make and super delicious-o.

Sweet potato stew was reheated another day with some butternut squash soup from Sobeys and a piece of pita bread. This dinner was actually incredibly filling! I adore having dinners with multiple parts. The crunch from the peanuts is my favourite part, and I can’t wait to have this meal again tomorrow (sans soup because I drank the last of it today).

I believe that is it for today! Tomorrow I’m missing a day of classes to go to Toronto (Leaside/Bayview area) to do an interview at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences clinic. I hope that goes well – it would be such a dream to work as a clinical researcher there. 🙂

Off to wash my hair and then doze off. Good night!