I’ve Caught A Bug And I’m Burnt Out

Posted on April 17, 2010. Filed under: Daily Update, Product Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you haven’t yet got to read my post on food combining and the comments, it’s well worth it! There are good opinions weighed in by experts, and if anything I know I’ve mentioned I’m no expert. What’s there is what I’ve noticed and what works(or doesn’t) for me, but if you have a different experience, please share!

This week, I caught 2 bugs. There was the bug that made me so sick, I couldn’t so much as move out of my chair for 2 hours. That’s not gone, but it’s a lot better now, and I’m sure I’ll feel great again in a few days. When I went home, though, I caught a second bug: The Summer Bug. Since then, all I’ve been able to think about is time not at school. I can’t wait for the opportunity to make real recipes from scratch like when I made white bean and kale soup, or do Summertime activities like pick blackberries and raspberries(with better quality pictures, this year). It’s definitely burnt me out of school with just 1 month to go. I’m trying to stayed focus; I even did homework first thing when waking up this morning. But this bug could be too strong. Have you caught this bug yet? What’s the remedy? Or, let’s just embrace the bug. What are you looking forward to most about Summer?

Local White Chocolate Cranberry Gelato

Local White Chocolate Cranberry Gelato

As proof I’ve caught the bug: A shamefully large portion of my night was spent trying to find ice cream shops around Boston and Massachusetts that don’t use artificial ingredients. I’ve got the name of a store with organic gelato in my pocket. Meanwhile, this gelato tasted heavenly. I’m not even a huge fan on cranberries generally but put them(or anything) with white chocolate and you’ve got me. Since I only had a serving of yogurt at breakfast, this clocked me in right around my 3 daily servings of dairy.

Oatmeal With Vanilla Peanut Butter

Oatmeal With Vanilla Peanut Butter

Another new obsession on the warm front this time is mixing 365 peanut butter with Madhava vanilla agave: ah-mazing. I’ve found adding a little peanut oil makes it a bit runnier, too, but not super thin, so this bowl was perfect. The joy of the night was falling asleep to the sound of rain; I hate being out in the rain but I love listening to it, and the same with thunderstorms.

Tazo Thrive

Tazo Focus

Like I mentioned, this morning I woke up with a goal: to focus. Fittingly, I gave Tazo’s new Focus tea a try. The cocoa peal and orange essence made this smell like orange dark chocolate–yum! The flavor was a lot more subdued, much like any black tea. I think the real therapy came in the aroma, but the flavor was nice with a hint of zest. I probably won’t be drinking it much just because I avoid caffeine generally but this was fun for a change of pace.

Oatmeal With Chocolate Almond Butter And Coconut Milk

Oatmeal With Chocolate Almond Butter And Coconut Milk

Raspberry Greek Yogurt

Raspberry Greek Yogurt

Hopefully the Summer will include finding a place that sells Justin’s chocolate butters because I’m almost out of the almond, too 😦 Meanwhile, have you jumped on the coconut milk train with me? I could drink the stuff if anything would fit after that. To turn some plain greek yogurt into something fruity, I added Crofter’s Organic raspberry conserve and Madhava raspberry agave; this agave I wasn’t so much a fan of as the vanilla. Do you see my multi-vitamins at breakfast? They’re hiding.

After much delay, I’ve finally given oatmeal a recipe page! I should seeing as how I eat it year round πŸ˜‰ Check out my way on how to make oatmeal and enjoy the weekend! It’s all rain and gloom here. Perhaps that’s good to quash the Summer bug.

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13 Responses to “I’ve Caught A Bug And I’m Burnt Out”

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I was just thinking that you eat a ton of oatmeal! Definitely worthy of it’s own recipe page πŸ˜‰

I saw Justin’s nut butters yesterday at the grocery. I immediately thought of you! I didn’t get any, but I know where to find it now when I need some!

I also can’t remember if you made a post about your maple tofu. I told one of my friends I wanted to make something similar to that on Monday’s movie night. Could you tell me if you use a recipe or where I could find that post? Thanks!

oh man, i feeeeel ya on the summer bug. i only have a week and a half left and it’s going to be the longest week and a half of my life.

You have a Days of Our Lives coffee mug?? Crack me up!

Yep! I’ve caught the Summer Bug too…3 weeks left of school and I don’t want to study at all anymore. I’m ready for summer!

I remember the stretch between spring break and summer vacation being the looongest time when I was growing up! Summer will be here before you know it my friend!

Hey Evan,

I missed your food combining post while on a college visit, bt here is a fun site for looking up a particular food and other foods (and wines, even!) that pair well with it: http://www.foodpairing.be

The Tazo Focus tea looks really intriguing, though I get disappointed when I find that something smells better than it tastes. Oh well!

That was an interesting post on food combining, I’m with you on that one πŸ˜‰

I have the summer bug too!!! I can’t wait for long nights, grilling, warm runs…and THE BEACH!!! Yay!

there is no cure for the summer bug. except maybe cold weather haha. if you find the remedy let me know because i’m sure my gpa will be thankful πŸ™‚

I am visiting the US and loving the summer weather here! I am going to be in for a surprise when I head back to the rain in Vancouver. That tea sounds awesome – orange and chocolate go so well together.

The summer bug has gotten me too! Only a few more weeks though πŸ˜‰

I almost chewed my arm off I so wanted to go out in the sun today… Have you heard of the area in Scandinavia where they get spring winds which are linked to manic behaviours in the people there?! I can’t believe you have a month of uni left- I have 2.5 months left, and over 28hrs of exams (not exaggerating!) to go. Its good to keep your eyes on the prize though: summer! I loved the summer I spent in Boston/Cape Cod, you guys have such nice weather… whale watching- yes, and Friendly’s (I’m allowed to like Friendlys because I am a poor, deprived Brit)

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