I have to say, one thing I’m going to miss dearly when I leave college is the opportunity to see and do unique things that I might not have the chance to experience elsewhere. Last night, I had the opportunity to see Jodi Picoult speak for a lecture series at my school, and I left immensely impressed and just in total awe.
I know this isn’t a literature blog or a creative writing blog, but literature and writing are something I am very passionate about so you just have to hear me out for a minute! If you get the chance to see Picoult speak, do it (she is one of my favorite authors, and I highly recommend her work). The stories she shared with us about her story research were enthralling. I could have listened to her for hours – I have to admire someone who is so open to learning new things and completely immersing themselves in their work.
Okay one more thing before we get to the other star of today, the food. Picoult has gone ghost hunting before with Jay and Grant, the guys from Ghost Hunters! I am super into the paranormal so when she told us those stories (which were some of the most authentic ghost stories I’ve ever heard) my jaw probably hit the floor. Let’s just say the ghosts left gifts for her that she still has today. Pretty crazy.
I didn’t get out of the lecture until 9 pm, so I had a really late dinner! Let’s go backward for today’s What I Ate Wednesday.
Recently I have discovered the collard wrap. Well, really, you could make a wrap out of most green vegetables, but the collard green just seems right. If you chop of the stalky end, the leaf itself is really wide and holds up fairly well to fillings. I prepped a big batch of tuna salad from the 21 Day Sugar Detox book (yes, I am doing the 21dsd – I will be posting about it soon), and I wrapped it up in some collard greens. The tuna salad had green apple, celery, and homemade mayo. I also had a side of broccoli!
I worked from five til seven pm yesterday, so I snacked on a banana, carrots, and sunflower butter. Yum. Also, it was really cold at work so I brought my blanket with me. No shame. Bring your blanket to work day. I’ll be doing the same when I work tonight, longer + later.
Lunch was yesterday’s recipe! I paired my spaghetti squash stuffed peppers with brown rice.
I was a little nervous about breakfast tasting good together, but it actually worked out quite nicely. I prepped a batch of the 21dsd’s carrot pumpkin spice muffins the other day. For breakfast, I crumbled two of those over some plain greek yogurt and added cinnamon, a few almonds, and some almond meal on top. I also had two mugs of coffee with full-fat coconut milk mixed in. Seriously the best thing I learned from the 21dsd.
And that’s a wrap! I had wanted to have some coconut oil chocolate after dinner, but since I ended up eating dinner later than expected, it was a no go. Ah well. There’s always tomorrow 😉 Thanks for hosting this food party, Jenn!
Before I sign off, the winner of my Traditional Medicinals Relax with Tea giveaway was Gina from Health, Love and Chocolate. [The winner was chosen randomly with Random.Org] She has been contacted!
Questions of the Day:
>> Ever made homemade mayo?
>> Do you like Jodi Picoult?
>> Who is your fave author?