The hardest part about eating healthy for me isn’t the cooking,..it’s the grocery shopping. Hence, I have made a dinner with 2 ingredients with lengthy shelf-lives. My pantry is stocked with canned, unsalted garbanzo beans, and my fridge is frequently filled with brussels sprouts. Once I learn how to conquer time-saving grocery shopping, I’ll post about it ;-).
Gosh, I can’t remember the last meal in San Francisco I’ve had without my boyfriend, Ben. Honestly, we’ll go months eating dinner together everyday. It’s pretty wonderful now that I think about it–except in the moment it feels like…”ugh who’s going to decide what’s for dinner because I don’t care.”
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Does anyone still need a recipe for this?? I’m sure everyone and their mother knows how to eat these baby cabbages already.) Well briefly, these’s de-stemmed brussels sprouts tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper, that were roasted for 30 mins at 350 F.
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and dried
Canola oil enough to coat bottom of skillet
1 teaspoon each of paprika, red pepper, sugar, black pepper, and salt
Directions: Heat skillet on medium, then add oil. Gently, to avoid hurting yourself, place the chickpeas into the sizzling skillet. Panfry for 5 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to soak up extra oil. Toss in a bowl with the remaining spices.
Sometimes, you just need a no-fuss, no-frills dinner to place in your belly. Now for those vegan chocolate chip cookies the boyfriend made…
Seem like yesterday, I was a baby on the street I took a holiday, I was steppin’ to the beat I had to pay my rent, on the lower East side I threw my tag around, let b-boys take me for a ride I started writing songs, I kinda got into the groove They tried to criticize my every single move But then I realized I had nothing left to lose It took me by surprise when I became my muse
I was fearless like a renegade I had a feeling that I can’t explain I didn’t listen to what people said I came, I saw, I conquered
I was constant as the northern star I had a fire burning in my heart I never gave up fighting in the dark I came, I saw, I conquered
That awesome moment when.. My boyfriend normally sets my weight when doing leg curls, but today I did it. I set it to 50lbs because I wasn’t sure what I normally do.. It was tough and it felt pretty good!
When he walked around to do his set he goes, “did you do ten reps?” I did..
It was awesome seeing how proud and impressed he was that I pushed myself because I normally don’t go that heavy! :D I conquered three whole sets at 50 after that!
A month in.. And I’m starting to get the hang of this!
Not for nothin but I am such a strong young woman, I’ve dealt w so much shit in my life, and maybe I don’t get the validation I’d like from people cus no one really knos about it (my own fault) but I know and I need to always remind myself that, I always conquer