food diary.

i started the year off with my usual list of resolutions i.e. impossibly high standards. from there i decided to take a step back and figure out what the eff my deal was, because every year i start out with a similar list and every year i feel like a failure. i’ve spent the first four months of the year in a strange place, one where i’ve been way less concerned with the what than with the why behind it. i’ve seen myself bounce from one extreme the other, and i realize this is sort of typical for me. what’s different is that i’ve gotten a lot more honest with myself by actually looking at that stuff instead of pretending like it didn’t happen and/or beating myself up over it. food is a big part of this, because i spend a lot of time in my head punishing myself for what i think are poor food choices. on and off this year i’ve kept track of what i eat, and it’s always surprising to see it written out. i am not a person who eats regular meals, i tend to snack more, and i’ve decided to just accept that instead of telling myself i should be different. i spent the last week trying to get inspired about what i really like eating, which meant cooking more, but i also did some eating (and drinking) out. and so, without further ado, here it is:

monday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water (because if cosmo says it it’s true). rx mint bar. handful raw almonds. a pear. kale cooked in coconut oil with roasted brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, chickpeas and kale pesto. sun dried tomato almond flour crackers.

tuesday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide.2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water. cinnamon almond milk latte from starbucks (sugar high!) & grainless granola right out ‘da bag. mint rx bar. roasted garbonzo beans with paprika & sea salt, sauteed spinach & raw sauerkraut. grapes.

wednesday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide.2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water. handful roasted unsalted almonds & lavender kombucha. rx mint bar. handful of grainless granola. arugula with cherry tomatoes, lemon hummus, raw sauerkraut & quinoa burgers. a banana with 2 teaspoons peanut butter.

thursday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide.2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water. rx mint bar. lavender kombucha. arugula with tuna mixed with vegan mayo, lime juice, avocado, green & red onion & cherry tomatoes. grapes.

friday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide.2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water. grain free pancakes with pure maple syrup. rx mint bar. gala apple. cold brew coffee with coconut milk. grilled garbonzo beans, bell peppers, green & red onion, purple & sweet potatoes. sun dried tomato grain free crackers.

saturday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide.2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water. vanilla rose chia pudding. almond milk latte. dates & almond butter. chickpeas and lavender kombucha. chips & salsa, veggie plate (quinoa, mushrooms, squash, cherry tomatoes, stuffed pepper & chard), with 3 glasses of cava.

sunday: coffee with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon & sun potion anandamide.2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water. 2 poached eggs with potatoes, carrots & onions with 2 mimosas. rosemary grain free crackers. cashews. a pear.

the end.

a week of outfits.

april showers can’t keep me down!

vanilla rose chia pudding.

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so chia pudding is sort of a love it or hate it thing. my bff thinks it’s like swallowing spoonfulls of snot, but i on the other hand think it’s delicious. i’m a total and complete sucker for anything rose flavored, so i thought i’d give rose water chia pudding a shot. it turned out as amazing as i dreamed it would. the almond milk smoothes out any bitterness from the rose flavor perfectly.  it’s my new fave rave.

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ingredients:

  1. 8 tablespoons chia seeds
  2. 2 cups almond milk
  3. 1 tablespoon rose water
  4. 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

directions:

  1. mix the almond milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and rose water together
  2. pour liquid mixture over the chia seeds and stir till seeds are evenly mixed in
  3. stir again five minutes later, and five minutes after that
  4. let sit for at least an hour, or in the fridge overnight

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diary.

shopping cart.

shopping cart.
well it’s raining! again! still! raining! it’s been a rough stretch, a real rough patch and this weather isn’t helping matters. i’m sick of it. sick. of. it. also the cosmic shit storm that has been going down has really been doing a number on me. i’m going to pretend like i don’t kinda hate everything that i own and also don’t really care about anything in the world, because it’s spring man, and i know that somewhere underneath my crusty shell i do. so here are the spring things that i suspect my soft little inner self might love.
  1. for starters this floral corset is highly cute.
  2. natasha zinko is so brilliant, and i am so into this little khaki skirt.
  3. i heart vintage gardening gloves.
  4. this little spring straw tote is also highly cute.
  5. i am not happy to report to you that my obsession with maryam nassir zadeh’s olympia wedges has not gone away but has in fact heightened over time.
  6. mara hoffman is really killing it right now, just look at this rainbow stripe dress which would look amazing over pants.
  7. what could be more essential to one’s wardrobe than a navy double breasted ysl blazer? what, i ask you??
  8. i don’t know how i feel about the mass marketing of jean-michel basquiat, but i have to admit that i feel pretty stoked about this beat bop clutch.
  9. these little moon & stars socks are totes adorbs.
  10. i’m kind of crazy about press-on nails right now, which, like most things can be blamed on demna gvasalia.
  11. this little 1940’s style top knot headband makes me feel really happy.
  12. really appreciating dries van noten & these lilac sunglasses more and more every day.
  13. also appreciating christophe lemaire and how about this pretty little top?
  14. feeling like i can’t get enough mustard in my life and these pants are super cool indeed.
  15. these vintage cream mesh heels are like if phoebe philo & maryam nassir zadeh jointly had an egg that time traveled back to the 90’s to hatch into a beautiful shoe baby.

the end.