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Kara Goucher + Why Syracuse?

Good afternoon bloggy boos!! How are you?

I am happy because my belly is full (of orange-extracted Bancake) and my muscles are wobbly woo. Gotta love running.

Thank you so much for all of your support on my announcement about my first Half Marathon!! I hope to see all of you Rochestarians out there with billboards and t-shirts:)

Just kidding. But not really.

So, in my obsession with running, I have subscribed to Runner’s World (with KARA on the cover – how she had a baby seven months ago and is still hot, I have no idea):

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And bought her book.

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And read most of it. NBD.

When I haven’t run yet, I’m dreaming of the workout I want to do. Like actually, it’s like having a new boyfriend and wanting to spend every second of the world with them. I absolutely love running, I am head-over-heels crazy in love and right now my sneakers are calling my name but I have to wait until this Bancake is digested.

How come I can’t just eat all the time and be able to eat more and more without ever getting a tummy ache?

So after my long run on Sunday, I took Monday off (long walks with the pooch) and yesterday was spent on a 5-miler. I basically got my ass handed to me. It was fun, and I was proud of myself for being able to do 5 in 45!

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Five miles in 44 minutes, 45 seconds. Average pace of 8:56! And that is WITH all of the stoplights. I gave myself a pat on the back for that one. Then I stretched and worked my abs, which I am so proud of. They are becoming more sculpted every day:)

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A few of you requested a post on why I chose Syracuse University. To be honest, there isn’t any earth-shattering answer to that question, but I will do my best to explain the reasoning inside my little head:)

Why I chose Syracuse University:

  1. I’m a very outgoing person. Kind of crazy, to be honest. So when I went to visit Syracuse the first time (back in November) I really didn’t think it was the right place for me because of the campus. However, when I met many of the students,  I realized that they are as cray cray as I am, so instead of me feeling like I’m in their faces all the time we kind of bounce our craziness of of each other:)
  2. Syracuse has the programs I want. I plan to double major in Nutrition Sciences and Public Health, and no other school (that I know of) has strong programs in both.
  3. Syracuse was not my first choice. I had my heart set on going to school in D.C. or at the University of Rochester, but I realized that neither of these places were right for me. They are great schools, but when I felt the environment and relationships among students, it was not where I wanted to be. I have kind of a screwed up mind…when it comes to thinking with my brain, I go with my heart. Those schools were good “thinking brain” schools…great academics, reputation, connections, etc. BUT when it came down to it, I would not be happy at either of those places because I felt like I had to act differently around those people. I am not perfect, and I do NOT have perfect self-image. So when it comes to being myself, it’s really hard unless I am around other people that accept my craziness. Otherwise I just feel like a nutball.
  4. Location. Syracuse is not too far from home, so I can come home for a long weekend and get free food/free laundry:)
  5. Size. Syracuse is not too big, and not too small. At first I was all about the smaller schools, but Syracuse is perfect because it is not a CITY, but I can meet new people all the time yet still keep relationships with the people I have met and care about. Plus, the college I am in and the majors I am in have smaller, tight-knit communities, so I get the best of both worlds.
  6. School spirit. It is no secret that Syracuse has a killer basketball team. If you have ever heard of Syracuse, you know that the students and faculty are all about GO ORANGE! and so are most of the people in the state of New York. I am a huge rah-rah school spirit, cheer-on-the-team kind of girl, so it is a perfect place for me to show some enthusiasm:)
  7. 50/50. As I said before, my brain thinks in strange ways. To me, Syracuse feels to be passionate in every realm of the students’ lives. The students are passionate and care to no end about their passions/academics, but they care equally about forming strong, important relationships with other people. THAT is the kind of community I will thrive in. The other schools seemed to be about 80 academic / 20 social. That’s a bit too much time in the books, if you ask me. (and that is coming from an overachiever too – hello five AP exams this year!)

That’s all for today loves! See you tomorrow:)

Anything exciting happening today?!

Imeannnn if running and studying for AP’s is exciting:)

What did you have for breakfast today?

An orange-kissed Bancake!

What is your Wednesday workout?

400 meter sprints at the track, and then weights and abs. Killller

xoxox,

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Power Protein Pan-CAKES

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?!

I am having such a dandy morning sitting in my new college sweatshirt and sweatpants – next to my college lanyard and reusable BPA-free juice slurping container.

If you missed it yesterday, I stopped being such a tease and revealed my new home for next year – COLLEGE. But which one?

The other day I promised you a protein pancake recipe. Not so fast though, first I have to warn you:

Lisa and I tried this stuff. It was nasty. Don’t waste your money on this unless you plan I spitting it all over your significant other’s face. (hahaha)

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Just don’t do it.

Anywho.

There was the GREATEST salad I’ve ever tasted:

Kale, spinach, Vegan Cheezy salad booster, hemp seeds, balsamic vinegar, and the most delicious olive oil on the planet. Props to Lisa for finding this delicious goodness.

And then there were pancakes.

Protein pancakes actually…

That tasted like cake.

In a few words, we couldn’t stop eating these.

Power Protein Pan-CAKES

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3 scoops vanilla sun warrior, or 2 servings protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup NuStevia baking blend (or sweetener of choice)
  • 4 tsp. chia seeds (I would recommend 1-2 flax or chia eggs, all we had were teaspoons)
  • water (add until a batter-y consistency is formed)

Directions:

  1. Heat a pancake pan on medium heat and add oil (we used MacaNut oil, but I recommend either that or coconut oil).
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add water and combine until a batter-like consistency is formed, about 1.5 to 2 cups.
  4. Cook your pancakes in your pan, and serve warm with Pom Acai Chia Jam!

Delicious?

Devoured.

Make these..today. We had them for dinner and you should too. Whoever invented breakfast for dinner has a special place in my heart.

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That’s all for today chickadees!! See you tomorrow:)

Favorite pancake recipe – GO!

This one ❤

Nastiest “new” food/drink you have tried lately?

That nasty beet drink pictured above.

What is your Monday workout?

SPINNING with Lisa and our awesome teacher Nancy – going to kick. my. butt.

xoxox,

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Such a Tease.

Good after(noon) bloggy boos!! How are ya?!

Sorry about being MIA yesterday, my Friday (at COLLEGE) involved very little sleep. But needless to say, I had a bangin’ time. It is almost time to tell you where I am going to school next year :))

I know I know, I am SUCH a tease. Okay enough of that. Are you ready?

Dun dun dun..

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

I have never been so ready to graduate from high school in my entire life. Imagine going to your future school, meeting your future best friends, and then going home the next day to return to halls filled with freshmen and, well, children.

I am sure we’ve all been there, so help a sista out and join with me in the countdown until graduation on June 23rd, 2011.

The countdown starts now.

73 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes, 24 seconds.

To simplify that, let’s just call it 73 days.

…That’s a lot of days. Le sigh.

So let’s get to the pictures from my day at ‘Cuse, shall we?

It began with meeting my roomie and sprinting to each other. This girl is my sister from another mister, we might actually be separated at birth. But more on that later.

The presentation began with the drumming band (for all of the huge ‘Cuse games) coming in and bangin it out for a good ten minutes. It was awesome. I got chills!

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After that, they showed us a movie made by Newhouse students all about students getting their acceptance letters and going around the world to students packing up to leave for home, and why Cuse is such a great school. I almost cried. So I think it’s easy to say that they did a REALLY good job!

I had a hard time trying to figure out how anyone would be able to say no after all of that biznazz. Seriously, if I had to pick any college to date, it would be Cuse. They wooed me, not going to lie.

Then, we were split up into our respective colleges until lunch.

Lunch was had in the Carrier Dome, and they put our names up on the scoreboard (WHAT WHAT).

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But, the food semi-sucked. Think iceberg salad, veggie burgers, pulled chicken, and white buns. I got an iceberg salad (blugh) and the black bean and corn salad.

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^^ DOME.

Let’s just say the hot pepper was the best part of my meal.

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Please ignore how tired I look. That pepper was SPICY, it cleared out my system like no otha.

The dome again:

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You can imagine how college boys would make tons of jokes out of my consistent use of the word “dome”…

Anywho, a picture with some of the girls!

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Me, Jenna, Nicole, Sarah?, and Brittany (roomie!).

The rest of the day was spent looking at res halls, eating, shopping for ‘cuse gear (I bought out the store, prepare to be amazed), and taking pictures with my roomie!

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Isn’t she gorg?! Ignore my awful hair that is what happens when it is windy and cold.

That’s all for now loves, it’s time for me to hit the pavement with the Padre! See you tomorrow:)

Tell me your alma mater!

College stories. GO!

Any college advice for CK?

xoxox,

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A World Record + Peeing Zevia

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?!

I am twitching in my seat I am so darn tooting excited to go to my COLLEGE today, aka meeting my new roomie aka my new best friend. We are the same person basically, everyone say hiiii:)

So, back to the real world.

Yesterday, Lisa and I set a few world records.

Read on, folks, and prepare to be impressed.

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The CK Book of World Records

  1. Most Zevias consumed in one day: Nine. Not each, combined. Dr. Zevia (Dee Peps), Cola, and Ginger Ale. Gett @ m3, can I just say I could drink this for the rest of my life. I think I got a Zevia buzz from this hahaha I am not kidding. Oops I did not just say that on the internet..

    It’s love. I think I drank so much that you can basically say I am 75% Zevia and 0.5% water. I will probs be peeing it out all day today. Sorry if you can’t deal with my obnoxiousness then too bad. Something to embrace:)

  2. Most times listened to “What the Hell” cover by Michael Henry and Justin Robinett: five whole hours. Not kidding. And you thought we were cray cray…

  3. Best salad eaten, ever. Kale, spinach, the most delicious EVOO on the planet, Vegan Cheezy salad booster, a bit of balsamic, and hemp seeds. Holy macaroni. No picture yet, Lisa will have them posted verrr soon:)
  4. Best pancakes ever eaten in the whole entire world. Pictures and recipe to come, keep your socks on soldiers:)
  5. Most excited a girl has ever been to visit college and her future roomie. Check! Guess guess guess where I am going:) Check back tomorrow to see if you’re right!

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I’m off to drive to my new home (not until the fall obvs), see you on the other side chickadees:)

Have a fabulous Indulgence Friday!

Bee tee dubs a giant love-filled thank you to Lisa loo who gave me a hand me down pair of GORGEOUS jeans🙂 They fit so so well and it just confirms that we are twinnies ❤ Expect them to see in a lot of pictures tomorrow!

Have you set any world records?

Um yes. See above. Dominationnnn

Friday plans?

COLLEGE EXPLORING. You know that that means.

Are you addicted to Zevia too?!

Can we please add this to my list of addictions please, along with raisins, hummus, and balsamic:)

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Pigging out with my new best friend. Cha-ching!

xoxox,

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My Tummy + News Alert (x2)!

Okay people, it’s about to get grumbly…in my tumbly.

If you’ve ever met me in person, you would know that I am always. eating. Like, I am pretty sure it’s not normal but what can I say, I like my food! The problem (or lack thereof) is that some days I just am insatiably hungry. Like eating-a-whole-CK-size-container-of-hummus (and still hungry) kind of hungry.

Recently, Hollie posted about this and well I thought, what a better time to talk about my raging appetite! We can all band together and make a day of the year where all we do is eat all day. And then go on a run right after. Plus a sleepover filled with Never Have I Ever (and juice spritzers) Smile Sound good?

Kay good.

I’m not going to go into HUGE detail, but it usually involves a cookie dough bowl, ten larabars, a container of hummus (w/ raisins and balsamic obvs), and some more raisins for dessert. And then I get hungry again later. It never stopsssss

….I love being an athlete:) What better excuse to eat your own body weight in Quinoa-Hummus-Raisin-Balsamic bowls?

Strangely though, this usually only happens on days I DON’T work out. Which is totally fine because then I can just eat all day:)

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NEWS ALERT #1:

Chef Katelyn now has a Facebook page! Click here to "like" it:) If you love me as much as I love you, you should share the loveee:)

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NEWS ALERT #2:

Honeybunches, I have chosen a college!! I am not going to reveal it until it is offich offich, but I am SO SO excited and last night was spent on Facebook, being randomly friended by people to find that they were going too!

Long story short, I met a girl who is my TWINNIE (vegetarian, distance runner, loves veggies) and we’re meeting next Friday! Our plansky is to be roommates and take the world by storm as blonde nutrition experts🙂 We are going to be The Next Big Thing, just you wait.

So, what’s to come with College CK in the fall? First of all, we’re going to party harder. Second of all, we’re going to get a LOT more creative with food. Uh hello, dorm sitch!

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That’s all for today, bloggy boos! See you tomorrow:)

Tell me your first-year college stories!

I love story time:)

Freshman roommate? Tell me: how did you meet, were they awesome, we’re they nutsballs and you switched roomies?

Tell me errthanggg

Do you ever get crazy raging hunger that never ends?

Yes, it’s a love/hate relationship.

Have you liked Chef Katelyn on Facebook yet?

If not, do so now.

xoxox,

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banana bread blondie…cake!

Good morning bloggy boos! How are you?

I am quite the snuffalupagus this morning, I am pretty sure I have sneezed up a tornado. I think it may be appropriate to bring my own box of tissues to class. Whaddup, nasal decongestant!

I loved hearing all of your weird food stories and advice about college! In case you missed yesterday’s post, you can read it here. Long story short, I won an indoor triathlon and am choosing between two AMAZING colleges, and one that I am wait-listed to.

Finally it is sinking in that this is a decision that will determine my life path for the next four years. And possibly my life course for the rest of my life. Not going to lie, it’s a bit heavy but I am ready for it. No matter where I go, I know I will have a fun four years, at one more so than the others:) Sorority, here I come!

So what’s a girl to do with such a heavy decision on her shoulders? Um, eat.

Specifically, Banana Bread Cake.

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That’s what happens when you’d rather have banana bread that looks like a slice of cake than a slice of bread. Chickayeahhhh 🙂

As a child, banana bread was my favorite thing that the Madre would make. It has a soft spot in my heart, and obviously I had to replace the sugar, eggs, and gluten with high-protein alternatives. You could basically eat this for dinner.

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What, you don’t eat cake every day?

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Because that’s just wrong. Make this, and have cake every day for the rest of your life.

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Or should I say, ten times a day for the rest of your life.

Not that I would know or anything.

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Banana Bread Blondie Cake

Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free

Adapted from my Orange-Cranberry and Raspberry Amaretto Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 + 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/3 + 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 cup NuStevia Baking Blend
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1.5 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened So Delicious Coconut)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cake pan with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mash both of your bananas until almost liquidy, and then add the extractives and 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk.
  4. Add wet to dry, and mix thoroughly. Add more non-dairy milk as needed to make a dough that is stirrable, not tough or stiff. You want your dough to be wet enough to spread itself into a cake shape.
  5. Pour dough into your cake pan, and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean. Cook it more if you want a less dense center.
  7. Try not to burn your tongue eating a slice of this straight out of the oven.

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Dense like a blondie, banana-y like banana bread, and sliced like a cake. What more could a girl want?!

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I enjoyed a (few) large slices with apple spread frosting, coconut butter, and chopped banana. It doesn’t get any better:)

No picture of that though because it just looked narsty.

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^^ See my oven mitt thumb print? Aweeee presh, my cake has a beauty mark!

That’s all for today loves! Tomorrow you will have a delicious macaroon/ball recipe and some sweet protein socca! See you on the flip, chickadees:)

Tell me some of your college stories/advice!!

Please and shank you:)

How do you handle big life decisions? Are you a worrier or a planner?

I am a huge planner. Although things can worry me a little bit, my viewpoint is that there is a plan, and you will end up where you are supposed to be.

Favorite childhood food?

Banana bread and oat cakes:) Recipe for those son of guns coming soon!

xoxox,

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triple-athaloner + a winner!

Good afternoon chickadees! How are you?

I have a surprise for you.

Bloggy boos, meet Stubby Stu!

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Wuv my carrots:)

I am sorry for being a bit MIA the last few days! Let’s just say schoolwork, senioritis, and the Biggest Loser have semi taken over my life. No big.

First and foremost, we have a winner! The winner of the Love Grown Foods Granola giveaway is comment #194, Kaitlyn Nelson! Congratulations, Kaitlyn! E-mail me your address and Love Grown will have that granola sent out to you asap:)

Second of all, I am now a triple-athaloner. Or a triathaloner. Whatever you want to call it, the Padre, myself, and the Baby Sister made up a kick-toosh team and DOMINATED. We won. Holla @ me! I biked eight miles in 15 minutes flat and the Padre ran 2.34 miles. What. a. beast.

Our team tat:

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First place!

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Rewarded myself with a giant waffle. Prepare to see the ugliest waffle on the face of the Earth. Do not be fooled kiddos, this was scrumiddlyumptious:)

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Smiley face!

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Cookie Dough Bowl, waffle-style. I forgot the baking soda so sadly this is what happens:( BUT it tasted fantab so I am not complaining. Topped with apple spread and a chopped banana🙂

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Fugly food is always the most delicious, remember? 🙂

That’s all for this afternoon loves! I’m off to a kettlebells class with Lisa, aka we are getting our butts whooped..again. But we love it, so we keep going back. It’s a love-love relationship with them kettlebells:)

Longer post tomorrow. There are many recipes coming in the next few days so get your eating pants on!

Latest weird looking food you’ve seen/eaten?

That carrot and these waffles. Delicious.

Favorite breakfast food. GO!

Cookie Dough Bowlllll

Tips from college bloggies/veterans?

Currently I am between two amazing schools, and one of my top choices to which I am currently wait-listed. Tell me about your experiences!!

xoxox,

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