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And Yet More School

Well it’s a going, my new semester that is. Off to a roaring good normal start.

So what have I been eating the last few days?

I’ve started a Green Monster habit. I actually had one every day after christmas, and I”m trying to keep the trend going. I’ve been having them for lunch:

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I’ve been trying the Vega flavours, since I’m think of investing in a bigger container of them, and want to make sure I don’t waste my money. I want to up my overall smoothie’s goodness, and since I know I don’t get enough protein (I try, but sometimes I just fail miserably) I’m giving these a whirl. Does anyone have any favorite protein or health supplements for smoothies they’d recommend? I know a lot of the blog world likes amazing grass, but I’ve never tried it.

I’ve been having some toast with syrup (I’m out of honey! 😦 ). On a makeshift plate: I already want fewer dishes.

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And last but not least I bring you my new fav recipe (of my own creation!). It’s not too serious a recipe, since it’s sort of a throw together, meant for one…

Chickpea and Squash Curry

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  • vegetable oil
  • some onion (I used maybe 1/4)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 butternut squash, or other, chopped up small
  • some other veggies (Optional) (I used carrots)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon corriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained)

Heat the oil in the pot, add the onion and garlic. Sautee until onion is soft. Add in the squash and other spices. I then added the carrots as well. Sautee for maybe a minute. Add in the liquids. Allow to simmer for a bit. Then take a hand blender, or regular blender and blend. If you want leave some of it out to have a more chunky style curry. Also at this point I had to add more liquid. I added more water, if you want a smoother almost buttery texture add more coconut milk. It probably comes to a cup or more liquid, depending on how thick you want it. Return to stove if using normal blender, and add the chickpeas. Cook till chickpeas are heated, and voila! Chickpea and Squash curry.

This recipe make 1-2.5 servings. I know weird number, but I had a bowl the first night, and a bowl tonight, and there’s a wee bit left.

Alright… I should really go hit the books. Does that seem wrong? it’s only my first week after all! I should be having fun!

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Tuesday Blues

Hello all!

Wow, what a day. I think the weather hear that today was our first day back at school after a long weekend. It’s so hard to wake up to dark grey  and somber skies. Not my thing. Anyway today my goal was to take pictures of all my food. But in biochem I felt too self conscious to take a photo of my breakfast. :$ Anyone else get like this when they’re taking food photos?

But here are the rest of my eats:IMG_2673

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+ handful carrots.

Preparing Dishes for dinner:

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Yummy fresh rosemary and potatoes. Soooo good.

And of course veggies for roasting:

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In the pan: tofu, eggplant, mushrooms, basil, red pepper and tomatoe. Soaked for an hour in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sooo delicious.

I had this (x3!) to make myself go on a run: Dates and peanut putter = love. 😉

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 Then a couple hours later I was eating those potatoes and veggies:

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So good!

Add to that six pieces of Cadbury Dark Chocolate, a sandwich with almond butter and coffee and an apple with pb and you have my whole day.

My run today went fairly well. I am loving my new garmin. It’s amazing. It beeps every kilometer (yeah that’s how I read it here in the great white north, though I always think of pace in terms of miles….). Then I come home and load it up on my computer, and it’s all there, mapped out for me. So cool! I want to learn more about my heart rate and what it means health wise. Damn something to procrastinate with. 😉 Though it would be totally relevant to physiology.

There was one damper on my day. I ate an apple with peanut butter this evening after my supper and a meeting to organize a huge event we have to do tomorrow.

What you say?

Eating an apple and peanut butter a perfectly healthy and legitimate snack, put a damper on your day?

Well yeah, it did. That’s because it was stress eating. Hello, my name is Bronwyn Coyne and I’m a stress eater. Whenever I feel stress I get this weird crunched-time feeling that makes me just want to stuff my face. It’s really annoying because it’s destructive behaviour. When you are under stress, you can cope with good behaviour that helps to alleviate the stress or not-so-good behaviour that really doesn’t help at all (think procrastination vs. just getting that darned essay done, which is which? 😉 ). Having suffered in the past from disordered eating, I know this is just a lay over of that. And believe me, it’s no where near as bad as it once was.

But as I’m going to be beyond stressed for the next couple weeks (think two midterms, essay, group project, HUGE volunteer event before the 23rd!) I need to think of ways to cope with my want to gorge on any food in sight.

But how?

Do you readers have any ideas for how I can stop myself from eating myself into discomfort and more stress?

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