Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Swing

I want to say that I'm getting back into the swing of things, but I'm just not.  Honestly I could really use a Spring Break.  Don't you miss those days, when everyone got a week off when the weather got nice, and just got to relax?  Oh wait...I get one of those.  And its this week.  THANK GOD.  

I don't think its going to be a very exciting week.  I had plans of seeing friends and whatnot, until I realized that all of my friends are working.  As it is, I have a lot of stuff to my taxes and planning for the week we get back.  Other than that, I'm going to do a lot of yoga and try to stabilize my diet.  

Speaking of food, this week started with veggies.       

Veggies are good and all, but what makes this is the nutritional yeast sauce.  Its nice and cheesy and really really simple:  1 cup nutritional yeast, 2 cups soymilk, 1/4 cup spelt flour, 2 tbsp tamari, and as much cayenne as you like.  You start by toasted the flour and nutritional yeast over low heat, then slowly add the soymilk, stirring until smooth and creamy.

I had it on top of some squash, and some sun dried tomatoes on top of that.  Simple, fast, just the kind of thing I needed.  

Serves 4
Nutritional Information:  198.7 Calories;  4.1g Total Fat;  0.9g Saturated Fat;  0.0mg Cholesterol;  23.2g Carbohydrates;  10.7g Fiber;  22.6g Protein  

Anyway, yes, I'm alive.  In fact, my birthday was on Monday, so I'm another year alive (25, if you were wondering).  Thanks to those of you who have checked up on me.  
A picture of me and Zoe as proof:

I apologize for being away for so long, and for my last post being so personal.  I know none of you minded, but I still don't really want this blog to go in that direction, so I deleted that post.  At the same time though, I really want to thank so many of you for the comments and words of encouragement, I really appreciated it.

I have been at my second placement for a little over a week now, and its going okay.  I do love the kids already, but I'm not a fan of the material or the teacher I am working with.  She's alright but we just don't click.  It makes things a little boring.  

Also, I should apologize for not even keeping up with your blogs.  I feel badly about it, but to be honest, I haven't really been doing much of anything that I like lately.  When I took the pot out to cook last night I couldn't even remember the last time I had used a pot (sad, right?).  Hopefully this week will set things back on the right track.    


  1. Aww, that is such a cute picture of you and Zoe!!!

  2. gina!! your nooch sauce looks out of this world. i eat so much damn nutritional yeast and my pee is bright yellow from it.

    happy belated birthday, my friend!! i didn't realize you were so old haha jk

    i wish you could've cut my hair because i had my little sister's friend do it and she totally butchered it. she cut a lot more off than i wanted, but at least it was free haha i'm so cheap!!

    i think you'll like breaking dawn. i enjoyed it, but it kind of took over my life. the suspense in the last 5 chapters of the book literally sent me over the edge. i can't wait til new moon comes out in november!!! that has been my favorite book so far.

    i was thinking about getting a shirt with edward's face on it and just wearing it under all of my clothes. that way, i'd be the only one who knows how creepy i am!! haha and you, of course :)

  3. I hope things keep getting better. Nice you have a week off!

  4. Thanks for your sweet comments. I'm going to be with them in a paid internship, I'm so excited!!

    You'll see things are going to get better and better for you, it's really nice to read that you are reasuming your blogging.
    Take care

  5. Good to see a new post from ya gorgeous! Hope ya had a good buuuuurthyday!

    Love love that pic of ya! You're so pretty!

    Yea the love affair with Nutella...sigh...parhaps someday..hey I never thought I'd give up meat and I did! lol

    Anyway have a good weekend dear and rest ALOT!


  6. Gina,
    Welcome back. I've missed you, AND your birthday! So Happy Belated!

    Gosh I miss spring break...and Christmas break...AND summer break. Wish I could just go to school full time and spend my days learning. That being said, I definitely DON'T miss homework on the weekends! :)

    I'm glad you're liking your new kids but sorry you're not loving the teacher or the material. Hopefully, the relationships you build with your students will make up for the negatives.

    Your veggies look so yummy. I love eating squash in place of pasta.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and go love on Mr. Pot...he's missed you too I'm sure. :)

  7. Love your simple dinner of veggies. Sometimes that's really what my body craves!

    Taxes seriously stress me out. I hate doing them! Good luck with yours!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!!
    I hope you can have a very relaxing, wonderful spring break!!!

  9. aw, Gina, sorry to hear you had to go back to your parents' for a while. much as I love mine, we have a knack for driving each other crazy in five seconds flat.
    you sound down and that makes me want to give you a big, big bear hug, sweetie.
    happy belated birthday to you, and take good care of yourself.

  10. oh my god, "cheese" sauce is my favorite! actually, anything with nutritional yeast. i find it really hard to convince non-veggies that nutritional yeast is worth their time, but once they try it, they are hooked! like me!!

    best of luck getting back to cooking. i hate when i have no time or energy to's depressing :(

  11. Happy belated birthday! I love that picture of you and Zoe!

    Sorry you're not clicking with the new teacher, I hope things get better.

    Don't feel badly about not keeping up with your blog reading, sometimes everything gets to be too much!

    Enjoy your spring break! Kitty sends you a purr and a headbutt! :)

  12. thanks for stopping by my blog!

    the sweetpotatoblackbean combo is for sure one of my favorites. so delish.

    lovin the kit. pet pet pet.

  13. Keep rockin' the raw. I have such a hard time doing raw days. Any good tips to make it through...other than salivating over others' food porn :)

  14. Thank you for the belated birthday wishes everyone! I hope I get to be around a little more often these next few weeks, but I imagine its only going to get busier!!

  15. Belated happy birthday! :) wishing you all the best.
    Veggies are great to stay on the healthy track, the sauce should be something new, thanks!