WIAW: Coffee Burns & Giant Veggies

Happy Wednesday, ladiesssss 😀 I have been loving all your responses to part 2 of my story–they have truly been making my day(s).

So what have I been up to since last WIAW? Oh, nothing much, just slowly dying a painful death doing a crap ton of studying and homework that’s all due this week. I don’t really have midterms, per se, just two tests this week, a quiz on Friday and several other random assignments. So you could say this is my crazy midterm week. I just can’t wait til it’s over. But on the bright side, my semester is officially HALF over as of today! Wooooooohoooooo 😛 Just 5 1/2 more weeks til Thanksgiving break and only 8 more until Christmas. Wow time really does fly when you’re having fun super busy!

Enough blabbing, let’s get on with what I know you came here for–the food! This week, I’ve just got a random assortment of my eats of the past week or so, plus some random survey questions. Lessssss go!

Trail mix-topped oats, spicy veggie sausage, golden and regular raisins, AWESOME gummy vitamins. I know you want some...

 What is your favorite drink from Starbucks? Year-round, the skinny hazelnut/vanilla latte. Iced or hot, depending on the season. I always get tall because anything bigger makes me feel sick and get a huge headache–no fun 😦 My favorite seasonal drink is the peppermint mocha light Frappuccino. I never got a Frap before I realized you could get it made with skim milk and no whip. It’s still totally delish. But I haven’t been able to get my Starbs fix lately, so I’ve had to resort to making my own with VIA packets. I love em, even though I’ve already totally burned my tongue off. Ah, fall 😉

A random lunch I had last weekend back at home: sweet potato tots, veggie sausage, half a nanner, Sriracha. No worries, I didn't dip the banana in the Sriracha!

What did you do this weekend? Oh, it was SO much fun (not!). I did laundry, went out in the pouring rain/cold/wind to pick up some gum and applesauce (just the essentials 😉 ) from the dining hall express store, tons of studying and homework, organized my dresser, made my outfit list for next week and my packing list for the weekend and watched the new SNL. Fun stuff, no?

I was attacked by a giant cauliflower! No seriously, this was just one piece from a mix of broccoli and cauliflower, but it's almost as big as a whole head of cauli. Scary stuff!

 What is your favorite dessert? Gelato, no question. Guys, if you’ve never had it before, doooooo itttttt. Now. Seriously, even if you’re lactose-intolerant or vegan, ’cause the fruit flavors are dairy-free. It’s 100000 times better than ice cream and even froyo. I love this little place in my college town called Gelazzi, even though they’re expensive, because they have like 30 flavors at a time. My personal faves are soy chocolate and birthday cake. So. Good.

A breakfast way out of my norm, but still so good: date with almond peanut cashew butter, homemade mocha made with Starbucks instant coffee and unsweetened chocolate soymilk, plain Oikos mixed with raw wildflower honey.

Have you ever been run over? YES. Just last Wednesday, I was walking innocently across an intersection with tons of other college students when BAM, this chick on her bike ran into me. I ended up riding along on her front tire for a few feet and then I found myself on the street underneath her bike. WTH? Anyways, she apologized over and over, and I ended up with two nasty scrapes on my legs. I’m so tough 😛

Oats in a jar time! I finally finished the almond butter (it took forever, because I fell head-over-heels for almond peanut cashew butter...) and decided to make carrot cake over(hours) oats for dinner. Cinnamon, APCB, date and carrots (duh) mixed in, apple on the side.

 What is the best thing you’ve made/ate this week? Sweet potato protein frosting say whattttttt?! Yeah, so basically I wanted to use up some sweet potato puree I had on hand so I thought, why not make a dip/frosting out of it? It’s so simple, you just mix 1/2 a cup sweet potato puree (from a can) with a scoop of vanilla protein powder and a tablespoon of nut butter of your choice (I used almond peanut cashew butter, aka APCB, the new love of my life). Stir it up and you’ve got yourself a nice “frosting” for pita bread, apples or whatever. Plus it’s got like 4 grams of protein per spoonful!

Sweet potato protein frosting (see recipe above)! You can substitute pumpkin for the sweet potato, use whatever kind of vanilla protein powder you prefer and any nut butter. The combinations are (almost) endless.

 What are you most looking forward to in the next two months? Ummmmm Christmas and Thanksgiving fo sho. And New Year’s, I love the holiday season. There’s still like 5 1/2 weeks til Thanksgiving break, but I get 9 days off, including weekends! I’ll be cooking up a storm, definitely. And Christmas is a month-long break 😀 Gosh I love being in college.

My outfit on Saturday, aka randomly cold and extremely windy day. Brown zip-up hoodie (Hollister), orange babydoll tank (Hollister), brown striped leggings (American Eagle), brown Bearpaw boots. Yep, I totally did the whole leggings-boots college girl thing, but with my own twist.

 What is your favorite protein-type bar? Gosh, I absolutely love Clif Mojo bars, especially the mountain mix (I love all the random nuts, seeds, raisins, pretzel pieces and chocolate chips of course). I also really love Pure bars, the chocolate brownie has my heart, and in my opinion, SO much better than Lara bars. I’ve also started to love Halo bars, in s’mores and nutty marshmallow. True story, I used to be obsessed with mini Clifs but then they changed the formula and now they taste totally nast. So I pretty much only buy Clif C and Mojo bars, but when the seasonal ones come my way, you better believe I’m buying them all up!

Have YOU ever been run over? What is your favorite protein bar/Starbucks drink/thing you’ve made or ate this week?

23 thoughts on “WIAW: Coffee Burns & Giant Veggies

  1. First of all, I have to say that I’ve never, ever heard of half the food that’s in this blog post. Like sriracha and almond peanut cashew butter…definitely things that I’ve never heard of before.
    I can’t believe that you got run over by a bike! At least it sounds like you were more controlled than I would have been. I can honestly say I probably would have cussed them out if it was me haha. But I haven’t been ‘run over’ per se, I’ve had my foot run over by a car and I’ve been hit by a car when I was riding on my bike, but none of it was overly dramatic. It was kind of just like “Wow, that hurts.” And then I walked away haha.
    I’ve never had a protein bar or Starbucks drink before but the best thing that I’ve had this week is probably chicken breast over rice with red peppers. Best thing I have ever had for a long time! :]

  2. Oh my gosh I can’t believe you got hit!! That’s crazy. You could tell some pretty funny stories about those scrapes if you stretch the truth.

    Gelato is definitely the best dessert out there!! That sweet potato frosting sounds awesome too. My favorite bar is probably a clif or luna bar, but I really like the dark chocolate sea salt pretzel nugo bar.

  3. Sweet potato tots?!? I need those in my life asap! Best of luck with the midterms girl!!
    That’s creepy you’ve been run over, I can honestly say I haven’t haha and my favorite protein bar is one called a Pure Fit bar, they taste so freaking good!
    Happy WIAW my dear! 😀

    • You don’t want to be run over but it makes for a good story 😛 And I totally recommend the tater tots, they’re made by Alexia and I’m pretty sure you can get them at Target!

  4. Love your outfit on Saturday,it looks super cute! 🙂
    I don’t drink coffee from Starbuck’s anymore because I have a multi-coffee-tea-or-cocoa-machine in my kitchen! 😀 It prepares Latte Macchiato and Chai Tea that’s AT LEAST as delicious as the ultra-expensive beverage from Starbuck’s!
    By the way,that protein-dip sounds awesome! I’ll definitely try this when I’ve finally bought a new pumpkin!

    • Ooh I’d love to invest in a machine like that, I can imagine it would save a lot of money and it just sounds cool!

      Definitely try it with pumpkin, I’m sure that would be just as delicious!

  5. buttonss - Cherie says:

    Its so cute that you plan your outfits! I only do the night before. I couldnt do the whole week because I never really know what the weather is going to do.
    Hahah I cant imaging you being hit by a bike!!
    Hmm.. i dunno what the best thing ive eaten is, but the worst is certainly the pumpkin I roasted this afternoon. It didnt cook properly, tasted like fish and was seriously DISGUSTING! made me so sad :((((

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