Good evening, lovely readers I’ve decided to change the title of this post to “5 New Things…” instead of “5 New Things I Learned” because I’ve realized with the new format that one thing I truly miss is being able to “journal” – not necessarily in the food sense, but in the sense of sharing interesting things that happen in my life from day to day. Of course, I’m not sure whether you all want to hear about my life, but I’m going to share anyway in hopes that you do 😉 It’s a good way to put the day in perspective, right?
First of all, I’m coming down to the end of my summer internship. I have just three days left – eek! It’s been a really great ride, and I’m really proud of some of the work that I have done. As a broadcast journalism major, spending the summer at a PR firm was something new and exciting, and it has definitely opened up the playing field for career possibilities…
Secondly, the end of the internship also means that I get to go home and see my family! Honestly, even though they came to visit me this summer, my life has felt like there is a huge void and I am looking forward to spending an entire month – YES! There are some benefits to the quarter system at the end of the summer, it just stinks when everyone else gets out of school in May and I get out in June – before I have to head back to school! I can’t wait…
The third thing is actually something I did learn today while reading Self magazine at the gym. Did you know that “feeling fat” could be as bad for your health as actually being physically overweight? According to the magazine, a recent study from Columbia University in NYC says that “stressing about your size may increase levels of brain chemicals linked to diabetes and high blood pressure.” The bottom line: it’s much better to focus on eating healthy to feel healthy rather than to lose weight…
But this wouldn’t be a food blog if I didn’t have something food-related to share In fact, I’ve got two! The first is that I finally got around to trying the orange-mango Vivanno today after the last time I saw it over at Our Kitchen Adventures. After raving about the banana–chocolate for so long, I have to tell you – I’ve got a new favorite!
This flavor definitely has less of that gritty, protein powder taste, and a much more pronounced fruity flavor! I still like the banana–chocolate, but the orange-mango is definitely the winner.
And finally, I found a new, albeit lazy way to eat omelettes: open-faced!!
Yes, that is an omelette on a white plate. It makes it a little hard to see, I know 😉 But seriously, I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. It makes it even bigger – like an omelette pie! I made this one for dinner tonight with spinach, red pepper, sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese.
I know I’m not technically blogging meals anymore, but if I ever do something new, you can be sure I will tell you about it! That’s why I created “5 New Things…” in the first place Oh, and by the way, see that barbecue sauce? Not only does it make a fabulous new omelette topping…it’s also a key player in this week’s edition of The Lazy Chef. Find out more – tomorrow!