Ghiradelli's

Back to back goooood nights <3

Alyssa’s bdayyyy :) went to dinner at Yummy Sushi in Coronado. Super delishh! Then off to Ghiradelli’s in downtown… (Ashley driving a stick shift for one of the first times= scariest moment of my life) My ohh myyy what a night filled with good laughs and fooooood!

Well I am Back

The Field Museum was awesome as always. The Genghis Khan exhibit was very informative, although it did gloss over a lot of the gorier history. We did see a tension trebutchet in the Khan exhibit along with a corpse which was really cool because it was partially mummified. It was so short though! She would maybe come up to my breasts if she was standing upright. So tiny. Visited my baby Tiktaalak, and the dinosaurs. I always visit Evolving Planet when I go to the Field.

We had lunch at Bennigans, an Irish Pub, and then meandered over towards Water Tower. We saw the Blue Angels as we did so; Air and Water Show was this weekend. So we got to see low flying F-18’s doing wild tricks in the air. It was so cool. My heart thrummed so much. 

We got ice cream at Ghiradelli’s and sat outside watching the planes fly; they were done by the time we finish our ice cream, so my parents and I walked back to the train station and came home.

It was a good day.

Candy opinions:

  • Hershey’s Cookies & Mint was perfection itself and the fact that they got rid of it is a crime against humanity
  • Nestle bars, when you can find them, make Hershey bars taste like garbage
  • Hershey chocolate is kind of garbage in general, but there are a few things they do well
  • Twix is the best candy bar still on the market
  • Wonka Bars never got the shine they deserved
  • Zero Bars are fuckin weird and I never see them anywhere, and when I do I rarely buy them, but they’re also delicious
  • Payday is kind of a wack candy bar in general but when your energy is low, the fact that it’s basically just sugar and protein makes it a great choice
  • Snickers > Milky Way
  • Fuck Almond Joy and Mounds
  • Ghiradelli and Lindt and Dove are all fake-fancy and I know that but I still fucks with them heavy
  • Reese’s Cups are okay. Most overrated candy ever though. And I wonder how Reese would feel about you mispronouncing his name when discussing his cups.
  • M&Ms ranked: Plain, Pretzel/Crispy (tied), Mint, Peanut Butter, Peanut/Almond, not eating M&Ms at all, bullshit promo flavors like raspberry or cake
  • Skittles are garbage
  • Jolly Ranchers are garbage
  • Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids are A+
  • In the mid-1990s, my cousin convinced me to pick up grapefruit Sour Power Straws in spite of the fact that I hated grapefruits and their juice, and it was the most delicious thing. I haven’t seen them since, and can’t find any record online of their existence.
  • Fun Dip is such an accurate name for a candy
  • Ferrero Rocher is so goddamn good. It’s a fucking hazelnut covered in Nutella stuffed inside a hollow wafer ball dipped in chocolate and hazelnut bits, and whoever came up with that was a smart person
  • Kit-Kats and 100 Grand are both underrated
  • Starburst ranked: Orange, red, yellow, tropical and other variant flavor packs, pink
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Recipe time!

So I found a recipe for protein donuts (mine obviously turned into cookies haha) and decided to try it today! They were absolutely delicious and a perfect healthy treat :)

Recipe for cookie:

1 scoop whey protein (I used Quest vanilla flavor)

2 tbs almond milk (I used almond breeze unsweetened vanilla)

2 tbs coconut flour

1 tbs peanut/almond butter

2 tbs pumpkin puree (I didn’t have this ingredient so substituted greek yogurt–still turned out delicious!)

1 tbs egg whites

½ tsp baking powder

10 g chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli dark chocolate)

Recipe for frosting:

2 tbs greek yogurt

½ scoop whey protein

1 tbs water

Directions:

1. Mix cookie ingredients together 2. Form into three clumps 3. Bake in oven at 350 F for 6-8 minutes 4. Add frosting and enjoy :)

Today was my last day at Flight Centre. I am truly humbled by every single client that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. An incredible client of mine sent me this - and she’s right Ghiradelli chocolates is legit best chocolate ever!!! I have had many clients and I am proud to say that I had some extraordinary friendships come from that. #lastday #Ghiradelli #chocolates #friends #timetomoveon #humbled #chasingdreams #flightcentrecanada

Self care is not a bath bomb
Nor is it a face mask
Nor a sweet-smelling lotion
Nor a cup of herbal tea
Self care is bathing because you lost count of how many days it’s been since you were clean

Self care is catching up on three days of work because you don’t know where your brain went from Wednesday through Friday

Self care is doing laundry when you can’t remember what’s clean and what’s dirty from the massive pile on the floor

Self care is exercising because it’s the only anti-depressant you have

Self care is letting yourself cry for the first time in months when you’ve wanted to almost every day

Self care is making yourself dinner when you’ve gone all day without eating

Self care is taking a deep breath and sorting through what you need to do

It doesn’t come from bath and body works or Lush or Ghiradelli

It isn’t cutesy or fun
It’s relief
It’s responsibility