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Meet My Friend....

The Periodic Table.

I have been with this guy all weekend studying for  my Chemistry regents exam. Between my tournament games I had to hit the books :(.

Thankfully today was officially my last day of school!!! Summer here I come. I have a Trigonometry and a Global exam tomorrow and  a Chemistry exam Wednesday…..and then no more school work for 87 glorious summer days!

I am so excited to get my Summer started and can’t wait to embark on all the fun things I have planned. One thing I hope a to get back to this summer is horseback riding. I began riding when I was three and even competed regionally in competition, but as I got older and got involved with other activities I stopped riding.

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a younger me riding my cousins horse, Moudy

 I really want to start again though and have always loved going out to be with the horses at my Aunt’s farm. I’ll keep you updated on my horseback riding endeavor!

I wanna share with you guys what we had for dinner last night:

Rainbow Trout packets with Gooseberrie Salsa and a homemade Kale Salad (inspired by the Whole Foods Kale Salad I had in San Diego). YuM!

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I can’t share the fish recipe with you because it is from Clean Eating (I am telling you guys..the recipes are AMAZING!), but I can say that it was one of the most unique things I have ever eaten. I have never had gooseberries before and they are really something! Like a mixture of kiwi and raspberry with a hint of tartness and the texture of a cherry tomato. We had them cooked so I can’t say how they taste raw…but all cooked up they were delish with the trout.

The kale salad was similar to the one I had with my sister…with a few variations because I couldn’t remember exactly what was in  it:

~1 bunch kale (washed and chopper into thin ribbons)

~1 red bell pepper (cut into thin strips)

~1 bulb of fennel… I used the one from my garden!!! (cut into thin strips)

~ 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds

For the dressing;

~ 1/3 cup orange juice

~1 tablespoon dijon mustard

~ 2 tablespoons EVOO

~ 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Mix all ingredients for salad in a large bowl. Combine ingredients for dressing and pour over salad. Massage with hands or toss to coat.


This was a really good dinner. So happy to have such summery foods back in my life!

Speaking of something that’s back in my life:

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Mary’s Crackers! Love these crunchy, seedy crackers. With all the samples  I have been receiving lately I forgot to pick these up at the store.  But now they are back and I am loving them more than ever! I made a snack today with some Mary’s Crackers, Dr. Krackers (seedlander,  cherry semolina, and seeded spelt), and some Snyders whole wheat and oat pretzels. Crunchy? Oh yes.

Look at the wonderful ingredients in these babies:

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Oh and I recently got a question from reader Gina asking me what my favorite Larabars flavors are. That’s a question I would love to answer Meet My Friend....

Here are my favorites, but don’t get me wrong I have tried many and love almost all of the ones I have had.

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tart and sweet and allll good

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zesty lemon- seriously tastes like desert!

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sweet apple pie

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good ol' PB and J

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like freshly mixed peanut butter cookie dough

I love reader questions and would love to feature them on the blog if you have any! So please, ask away!

Ciao for now lovelies!


Ps: saw the movie The Road last night…..amazing….sad…..but amazing, go to your local movie store/ on demand channel and WATCH!


  1. says

    gotta love the P-tabes… I took chem for 2 years and am officially tired of it now :/ The lemon larabar looks tasty but I can never find it in my small town! Good lucky on your test!


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