Belly in Bliss (from Tumblr-4)

Last one from Tumblr. Pretty loaded, however not with my own stuff… Hope you enjoy nonetheless!

This morning has been a cooking marathon. Lets see… I woke up and had toast with bleu cheese, sliced pear and avocado—DELICIOUS. Such a wonderful combination I found here. Then, I began baking and only stopped for this (and then college essays…)

First up, was red velvet cookieupcakes with cream cheese frosting fromhere—I am also about to order this cookbook because she seems just really cool and is praised on all the food blogs I follow (which is saying something because my bookmarks bar doesn’t even hold them all). She is also a fellow young person with a love for cooking and I am incredibly impressed that she already has a book out and am super excited to get it and start cooking her recipes! So, those were for a friend’s birthday (actually 2—they are twins!) and they turned out quite well 🙂


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Bon apetit!



Today was quite something! The beautiful, crispy autumn that I love finally seemed to arrive in earnest, and with it a run and the first of, hopefully many, hikes through the Outing Club I have started just this year at my school! Only two kids signed up, but it was the perfect size group for a hike—not too big, nor too small—and we all enjoyed the day, which  was the point, so it was perfect!

The ending was pretty great too—a pizza inspired loosely by this that turned out splendidly! I have found that my taste buds get bored very easily, therefore this pizza has a very different ‘crust’ than center, so I got almost two different pizzas in one!

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With snow on the forecast for later this week and chilly temperatures descending already, warmth has been on my mind. This morning, after a leisurely start to the day, I sketched the idea pictured above and soon after found myself knee-deep in the smells of butternut and warm, starchy rice. (I would have loved to use wild rice for this, however I couldn’t find ours until just after I poured the white rice into the boiling water… of course)

These bowls offer wonderful ways to combine all sorts of flavors in one dish (which you know I love) and they provide elements of the major food groups: protein (hard-boiled egg), vegetables (butternut squash + onion + carrots + spinach), grain (rice) and fats (nuts).

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