I take a lot of pictures of my food. A lot of these pictures don’t make it onto the blog because they don’t fit into a post or just because I never get around to it. You know, because it takes a lot of time and effort to procrastinate studying for the MCAT and all. Since it’s the new year and all I figured I’d do a little spring cleaning and dedicate a post completely to those food photos I never got around to posting.
This is a fancied up grilled cheese sandwich inspired by Giadia De Laurentiis. It’s green because there is spinach in there! Darren’s mom and I saw this recipe on Food Network one day and decided to make it. It was pretty good, so I highly recommend you check out the recipe on the above link!
Snack time! Cottage cheese is one of my all time favorite snacks.
This picture is from one weekend when Darren visited me at school. I made us both eggs and toast for breakfast. Girlfriend of the year award right here.
Continuing with the breakfast theme…This is the bacon Pillsbury Egg Scramble. I actually had this for lunch one day, and it was pretty good! It comes in a bag, and you microwave it for a minutes, then it’s done! The nutritional stats are okay. Of course, like all prepackaged food, it’s pretty high in sodium.
These are homemade bread bowls made by my father. They are delicious. My dad owns an Italian Restaurant (okay it’s a pizza joint), and his bread is the bomb. My mom makes homemade broccoli cheese soup for the bread bowls. I believe this is what we’re having for dinner tonight, although I won’t be eating the bread. I’m experimenting with cutting out refined carbohydrates as part of a serotonin boosting diet. I’ll talk much more extensively about this in my next Depression Diaries Series, but long story short–complex carbohydrates are great for serotonin production while refined carbohydrates impair your body’s ability to synthesize serotonin. So until I can convince my dad to start baking wheat bread, it’s off limits.
This picture is from the day before Thanksgiving. My mom is prepping the pie crust while I’m preparing the filling.
My love for sugar. I find this picture completely ironic now that I’m cutting out refined carbohydrates. Stevia all the way.
This is my scruffy dog waiting for scraps during the pie making. I promise we had him groomed shortly after this picture was taken.
My Birthday is this Sunday! I’m going to be 21!
I feel guilty about giving myself a break this weekend instead of studying 24/7. My brain feels like it needs a rest though. I hope we can all find balance in our lives this weekend