Random Creations

Hello! Sorry for the delay on the blog post, I’ve been slowly settling into my new apartment, but luckily we’re finally unpacked and organized. The walls are a little bare, so we’re in the process of getting some pictures and art up! I’m loving every minute of living here. On our first night we sat on our balcony with candles lit all over, sipping on wine, listening to music and overlooking city. I could hardly describe how happy I was in that moment; I was in complete bliss. As I write this post I’m lounging on my balcony sipping on a smoothie. Blue skies and a warm breeze coming off of the water – how could I possibly complain?

On Tuesday, Marika and I went to the beach. It was gorgeous. We lounged out, did some reading for school, did some napping and just enjoyed the fabulous weather. For those of you who are in Vancouver, are you as relieved as me to see that summer has finally come? It’s about time – it took long enough!

I’ve also been doing a bit of cooking since we’ve moved. I think Marika has been very happy about it as well. On Sunday I made us brunch. I made a delicious omelette packed with veggies. It was the perfect fuel for the unpacking and cleaning we were doing that afternoon. I have also made us a few dinners, a salad to bring to school with us and some smoothies for breakfast. I think I’m a pretty awesome roommate (I hope so anyway)! What do you think you would find in the cupboard and refrigerator of two holistic nutrition students? We had a great laugh of all of our random health products, superfoods, and veggies. I love it!

As a busy working girl and student, I often try and prepare something quick and easy for some meals. I love cooking and enjoy spending time in the kitchen, but sometimes I need some down time to do other things I enjoy. Last night I made a “what’s in your fridge” salad for dinner. It was a little lacking in the colour, but tasted great. It had a lot of green veggies in it, which is very nutritious! I’m going to do some groceries tomorrow, so I’ll have a little more selection for my random creations.

This is what I put in my salad:

Cooked quinoa
Broccoli
Bean sprouts
Green pepper
Alfalfa sprouts
Avocado
Cilantro
Cucumber
Spinach

Sliced apple

Maple balsamic dressing:

1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Drizzle of maple syrup

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Looking at this, it sounds kind of weird, but I’m telling you it was good! Got to love those nights where you just throw random things together and hope for the best! It’s how you invent new dishes. Anyone have any random recipes to share?

I’m off to school for the day! I hope every one’s week is going great. I plan on trying a new recipe tonight, so check back in the next couple days. Now that we are settled in I’m definitely going to be back on track in the blogging world.

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