Alright, here’s the deal y’all. I have a few recipes saved up from the last few months that I never posted and I want to get them out there before I give this whole paleo thing a try. Once I have finished all the ice cream, yogurt, cheese, and ¬†BELGIAN WAFFLES in my fridge and freezer, I am going to give full paleo a go for a few weeks. It would seem wrong to post cheesy, bready things during a period where I am not eating cheesy, bready things. That is not to say that paleo excludes delicious meals and treats, but it does exclude grains, legumes, and dairy.
In other news, I finished my senior year of college! I walk on Sunday, but will have to take one summer school session to technically graduate. Everyone says that college flies by, and while I do agree with that to an extent, in some ways it feels like decades have passed. I have grown down, grown up, and everything in between. I actually spoke about my college experiences and had to give advice to my entire sorority a few days ago. During spring quarter, DG seniors take turns doing “Words of Wisdom” at meetings. My turn was last week and I was so nervous I could hardly keep my head up. I decided that if I wanted to make any sort of real impact on any, some, even one of the girls, I needed to be real and raw. No sugar-coating and no “just have fun and partyyyy!” bullshit. People can’t relate to the images that we portray as our true selves. Connections are made when you find that someone has the same inner feelings, desires, struggles or passions as yourself. So, I gave it to them straight. I talked about college and depression, exercise, eating, drinking, studying and boys. When I was done, I had a moment of fear that I had just really exposed myself for no reason, or worse, to be harshly judged. Instead what I found, was that in the couple days following meeting, I was inundated with texts, facebook messages, and house visits thanking me for being honest. Many of the girls are struggling with one or some of the various issues I touched on and several wanted to meet up and talk. ¬†Obviously I am no professional, but being able to be there and actually make a tiny difference has put a perpetual smile on my face. Now if only I can find a career where I feel like that all the time…
Mkay, enough sap.
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Lemon Poppyseed Chicken Salad
Recipe: Serves 1
- 4-5 oz cooked chicken, shredded
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp poppy seed
- ¬†2 tbsp raisins
- 2 tbsp onion, diced
- 2 tsp mustard
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- sliced tomato + lettuce
Directions – Combine the chicken, mayo, lemon, poppy seeds, raisins, mustard, and onion in a bowl and mix. Toast the bread and top each slice with tomato slices, chicken salad, and a leaf of lettuce.
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