Last summer, I was completely obsessed with blog surveys. I did one almost every week, usually on Wednesday (for WIAW) and I loved coming up with answers for the questions. I got a little burned out on them after a while, but now that I’ve seen this new survey pop up all over the place, I decided to jump in on it. I’ve also got a couple more recipes for you too!
A is for Age: 19, but I’ll be 20 in 4 months!
B is for Breakfast today: Coffee-flavored overnight oats topped with a little peanut flour paste, with a side of veggie bacon (made crispy in the microwave) and some raisins.
C is for Currently Craving: Starbucks unsweetened iced coffee! I had my first one yesterday and it was totally refreshing for a warm spring day. I sweetened it up with a little Truvia and it was perfection.
Enjoying some Starbucks in the sunshine.
D is for Dinner tonight: Hopefully some Mediterranean food at Garbanzo, aka my favorite fast casual restaurant!
E is for favorite type of Exercise: Either biking or tennis. I hope I can do one of those tomorrow, since it’s supposed to be super warm!
F is for irrational Fear: Someone breaking into my house…and squirrels.
G is for Gross food: Any kind of meat (that’s why I’m veg*n), ketchup and eggs. Ick!
H is for Hometown: Phoenix, AZ. Now I live in CO but I want to move back to AZ someday for the warm weather.
I need to live in Phoenix so I can tan outside all the time.
I is for something Important: I couldn’t live without my family, seriously.
J is for current favorite Jam: Music-wise, I’m loving “Starships” by Nicki Minaj. Food-wise, I really like orange ginger marmalade.
K is for Kids: Obviously not right now, but someday I’d love to have twin girls!
L is for current Location: See photo below!
I love being outside!
M is for the most recent way you spent Money: I bought Starbucks drinks for me and my sister.
N is for something you Need: Ummm, how about a car? I’ve loved being able to drive myself around this week and I’m kinda mad that I won’t be able to do that again until summer.
O is for Occupation: Student and blogger right now, future TV anchor hopefully soon
Outfit of the day: striped crop top (Hollister), navy twill shorts (Hollister), silver bangles (American Eagle).
P is for Pet Peeve: Chipped nail polish. I love having my nails polished, but I have to repaint them almost every day because they constantly chip!
Q is for Quote:
R is for Random fact about you: I have a tooth that grew in facing backwards! I had to have braces on my lower teeth for over 3 years because of it but it’s still backwards.
S is for favorite healthy Snack: Kale chips. Here’s my latest recipe for them…
Why are kale chips so addicting?
Curried Kale Chips (vegan, gluten-free)
1 bunch kale, washed and dried
curry powder, garam masala, sea salt, cracked black pepper (to taste)
oil spray (I used Pam)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Tear kale into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Spritz lightly with oil spray and sprinkle on spices (add as much or as little as you’d like). Place kale on foil-lined baking trays and put in oven for 20-30 minutes, until crisp.
T is for favorite Treat: Gelato, or almond milk ‘ice cream’. As far as desserts go, cold ones are definitely my favorite, I’m not as huge of a fan of baked goods, but I also love raw desserts.
U is for something that makes you Unique: My eyes used to be blue when I was a baby, but now they’re hazel! As much as I think blue eyes are really pretty, I think hazel ones are really cool.
V is for favorite Vegetable: My favorites at the moment include spinach, baby carrots, edamame, kale, sweet potatoes, cauliflower and asparagus.
A produce-filled lunch: quinoa pasta salad (the colored ones are made of dried spinach and beets) with baby carrots, edamame and vegan Caesar dressing, side of fresh mango.
Super Simple Pasta Salad (vegan, gluten-free)
1/2 cup quinoa pasta
1/4 cup cooked edamame
handful chopped carrots, other veggies
1 tbsp dressing of choice (I used Follow Your Heart’s vegan Caesar)
Make pasta according to package. Mix with edamame and other veggies and place in a bowl in the fridge for a few hours. Once chilled, toss with dressing and other toppings of choice, like nooch, nuts or dried fruit (makes 1 serving).
W is for today’s Workout: I did a quickie cardio circuit, and I’m also going to be spending the day shopping. Shopping is my favorite form of cardio, hands down
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Right ankle, left wrist, teeth and right foot. I also had an MRI done when I fractured my right ankle in fourth grade.
Y is for Yesterday’s highlight: Getting to pick up my sister from school and taking her to Starbucks, having my last orthodontist appointment ever, making dinner for my family. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures but I made orange chicken-style tofu with quinoa. It was decent, but I want to tweak the recipe before I post it.
Z is for your time Zone: Mountain time zone, baby! I love being one of the few bloggers actually in this time zone, haha.
Answer any of these for yourself!