eating chocolate while drinking chocolate soymilk so meta \m/
Did I just put down a deposit for a one bedroom apartment?
Life is about to get a whole lot better.
Today something horrible happened in a city that I love dearly, that I grew up visiting, and have always planned on returning to someday. I don’t really know how to process it. There are people I know who live in that city or who were watching that race, or whose commutes coincided with parts of the course. I’ve never personally watched the Boston Marathon, but knowing how important it is to so many people, and that someone knew they could affect so many lives by targeting this one race in this one city, is so sickening and tragic.
When I knew my family members were fine, and my friends and acquaintances were (mostly) accounted for, all I could do was run. I ran so I would stop watching the same footage clips over and over, so I would stop refreshing the Buzzfeed live updates, and log out of facebook, instead of waiting for those last few friends to let us all know that yes, they’re okay and they’re coming home tonight. I ran because I am so, so luck that I’m alive and that those I care about are safe. I ran fast and I ran hard because I was so angry that there are people who do these things, that for some reason feel the need and the call to hurt people.
It’s so weird how life continues on. Lots of people don’t even know what happened in Boston today. Lots of people aren’t affected the same way, and lots more are impacted so deeply, were right there when it all happened that their lives are changed forever. To everyone who was in Boston today, I hope your loved ones are safe, and that you are, too. I hope you helped in any way you could, and if you did, you are amazing. And if you couldn’t help, you are still amazing. Boston is an amazing place, and life will continue on and even return to normal, even if it’s a new normal. And now, we get to hear the inspiring stories of all the resilient people who pitched in to help out during the darkest hour of so many people’s lives.
For me, I’m still scared. I’m still angry as hell. I still don’t really know how to feel. But I know that I am lucky neither my loved ones nor I had to suffer today. I don’t know how, but I will find a way to do something to help out from 1,000 miles away. Because that’s what you do when you love something, and I love Boston and the people that make it what it is. And until I can figure out what I”m going to do, I’m going to just keep running.
The only tofu recipe you will ever need ever again
You need: extra firm tofu, Bragg’s liquid aminos (soy sauce works too), nutritional yeast, and red pepper flakes if you are feeling spicy.
Press and slice tofu into your favorite shape. Soak briefly in soy sauce/aminos (5-10 min), dredge in nutritional yeast and pepper flakes. Fry in coconut oil until crispy and golden. I like to serve it with kale chips and roasted broccoli, it’s like heavely, healthy junk food.
Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding
I made some chia pudding to try before my run today, and I have a whole new level of appreciation for those weird little seeds. Even though I haven’t run in weeks (and I’ve been celebrating the end of finals/St.Pat’s all weekend) I had tons of energy! It’s so simple and really tasty, sort of like a really smooth oatmeal or really thick yogurt.
1/2 ripe banana, mashed very well
1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup of almond milk (or milk/milk substitute of preference)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Stevia or other sweetener to taste
The mixture begins to set up in about five minutes, but I left it in the fridge overnight so it was pretty firm. I’m excited to try this with other fruits and flavor combinations. It’s vegan, gluten and sugar free, depending what you make it with, and digests really quickly—I ate it about 20 minutes before heading out on my run. It’s definitely not a meal substitute, but it could also be a yummy snack or part of a post workout treat.
constantly torn between restricting until I weigh next to nothing, eating everything in sight, and wanting to be a sexy healthy chick oops.
If you feel you are fat or could be fat and it’s a terrifying prospect that’s out of your control, most likely the source of your feelings are in a place you’re not looking. It’s a deceptive issue that it veils itself in something we don’t consider a vice: food. But in a way because of that it’s much worse.
This omelette was a great start to the weekend. Stuffed full of chopped onions, red peppers, broccoli, and baby spinach, and topped with salsa and sriracha. I also had a grapefruit and piece of Rudi’s multigrain GF toast with coconut oil on the side. Now I’m enjoying an almond milk Yerba Mate latte before I disable tumblr for the weekend so I can get a head start on my finals!