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Merh.

I don’t know about you, but I am struggling to get through this week. Each day seems to drag on and I have been having more trouble concentrating than usual. Typically, I make a to-do list each morning and tackle almost everything on it by the day’s end. Each item crossed off relieves a bit of stress, and thus there is a cycle of positive re-enforcement. Do my sh¬†stuff, feel better, do more of my stuff, relax and enjoy. Now, I am just kind of physically stammering, not really doing anything. I need to get down to business though, because my calculus final is on Friday, and then the first summer session will be over! Immediately following that, Chelsea, Kristi, and I are moving into our new house this weekend, and then on Monday, summer session two begins. Blech. I am taking Bio Sci 101, which is Genes and Genetics. Since it is supposed to be a fairly difficult course, I am going to take that and nothing else. Hopefully it will be a fair workload and I will be able to enjoy my weeks as much, or more, as I have been these last 5 or so weeks.

Since this week has been full of studying, procrastinating, my internship, and class, the sad truth is that the highlight of my day yesterday was lunch. But it isn’t quite so sad when you consider how awesome it was…

Feta salmon sliders with a yogurt mint sauce

Recipe: Serves 1

3 tbsp greek yogurt

1 tbsp chopped mint

1 tbsp feta, crumbled

1 whole wheat mini bagel

1 salmon burger (you can make your own with my recipe or just buy frozen patties!)

tomato slices

onion slices

Directions – Prepare the salmon burger as directed. Then, toast a whole wheat mini bagel. While it is toasting, prepare the sauce by combining the greek yogurt, mint, and feta in a dish and mashing it all together. Cut the salmon burger into two circular patties and place each one on top of a bagel half. Top with the yogurt sauce, extra feta, slivers of onion, a tomato slice, and a dash of salt. Serve with a side of zucchini feta salad. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Salmon * Salmon has one of the highest concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids! Studies show that eating omega 3 rich fish just twice a week can lower blood triglycerides. Salmon is also rich in tryptophan, vitamin D, protein, B vitamins, and selenium!

Tomato * Contains the antioxidant lycopene, which has been found to protect against breast, colorectal, lung, endometrial, prostate, and pancreatic cancer!

Onion * Lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and also have antioxidants.

Questions: How is your week going? And recommendations for getting my focus back? 

Quick post

This is just a quick post featuring a few things I have enjoyed lately and a simple recipe!

Local Mint Mojito ( ;) Gracie!)

Made with mint fresh from the garden, agave nectar, rum, soda and lime.

Grilled Veggie & Prosciutto Panini

Grilled onions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, prosciutto, and herbed mayo (dill, basil, lemon, salt, pepper).

Mom’s Blueberry Buckle

Butter, sugar, butter, flour, butter, butter, blueberries, sugar.

Whole Wheat Waffle with Almond Butter

That swirl is awesome.

PS! Its hug a fruit month!

This is me dangling a rambutan, the most delicious fruit on the planet. The photo was taken in Thailand, where rambutans are native (among other countries in SE Asia). Once you peel away the rubbery outer layer, a squishy ball of fruit is revealed. I can’t really describe the flavor, but its sweet and delicious.