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Meeting a Famous Chef + Advice!

Good afternoon bloggy boos, and happy Indulgence Friday!! How are you?

I’ve got a quick one for you today because I have been busy as a little bee. But if you read any part of this post, make sure you read the end – I really need your advice!

Thank you for all of your comments on my reasoning for choosing Syracuse! I loved hearing your feedback and the reasons you chose your alma maters:)

And it’s good to know I’m not the only one who would trade lives with Kara Goucher🙂

Firstly, yesterday I had a five-mile training run with the Padre that absolutely kicked my booty. Have you ever been in wind where you felt like you were running into a brick wall? Story of my Thursday. Afterwards though, it wasn’t too shabby because I met Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook!

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Please ignore the fact that my bangs don’t know how to stay in one place.

They had some great samples, some that were made with Gardein products (which I didn’t try).

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Then I read more of Kara Goucher’s book, studied, and went to sleep. Can we please talk about how much sleep students need?! Honestly I don’t know what I am going to do in college if I don’t have time to nap every few hours. Any sneakster tips for getting in sleep during college are greatly appreciated:)

Oh and my dinner last night? This son of a gunster. Recipe to come:)

Now for the most important part of this post.

I need advice from all of YOU.

I currently am working with DreamHost to move Chef Katelyn over to www.chefkatelyn.com. BUT it is kind of hard. If any of you veterans have any advice on how to move from a free wordpress-hosted blog to a self-hosted one, PLEASE please please e-mail me or leave a comment!!

Thanks a million chickadees, I will see you tomorrow!

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Painting pottery and going out to din:)

Any advice for little ol’ me? (see above)

Please and shank ya:)

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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Sun Warrior Protein Socca + Carrot-Almond Macaroons!

Gooooood morning bloggy boos! How are you?

I am sleepy weepy. Thank GOODNESS third quarter is over, I can now offich say I am a fourth quarter senior! It is allll smooth sailing from here:)

Thank you for all of your college stories and tips on going to college and roomies! You guys are so insightful, and it’s making me even more excited to go off to school in the fall!! (and meet my roommate on FridaySmile)

Yesterday was spent in an awesome workout at the gym where I ran into a couple of friends and Lisa (haha as per the Friday uge). We talked for about an hour and a half on the bikes. Time flies when you’re having fun:)

….like this guy:

Free ticket to the gun show? Oh hey new spinning teacher.

Anywhos, since yesterday was Indulgence Friday, I indulged in a little of sitting on my batooty. Aka, I came home, ate, watched Biggest Loser and House (any fans out there? Holllaaa at me!), then went to sleep.

This morning will be spent on a gorgeous canal run, crossing my fingers that it does not rain/snow/hail/cats and dogs! Gotta love Upstate New York. <— Do you sense my sarcasm?

So as you read this, I will be hitting the pavement with my new baby (who is still yet to be named). Any suggestions?? The first new baby has been affectionately named Darren. Ob. sessed.

But since you all are most likely tumbly grumbling for a new recipe, here are TWO. One is super simple, and the other requires some fun ingredients.

Last week, Lisa and I got together for a food date before our kick-toosh spin class (we have agreed that if we were guys, we would completely have a crush on our spin teacher. weird? don’t answer that).

First we made jooooose…

Yes, that is a whole Vita-Mix full of juice. And yes, it is completely poss to drink all of that (except we didn’t…they should make juice-drinking competitions for health champs like usSmile).

Served in wine glasses, as uge.

Do you see the wabbit?

It’s like looking for animals in the clouds, except juice tastes way better than air. Just saying:)

‘Twas a kitchen sink juice with carrots, cilantro, lemons, celery, kale stalks, dandelion greens, ginger, red pepper, and lawd knows what else. It was delish and hit the spotsky Smile

Then we made Sun Warrior Protein Socca with sprouted LENTIL flour. Socca without garbanzo beans?! Say whaaaa?

You heard me right, and chickadees it was so good. Topped with Sunflower Seed Butter (my obsession) and leftover Acai Pomegranate Chia Seed Jam.

Oh and coconut, coconut butter, and cacao nibs because it was completely necessary.

Ob. sessed.

Sun Warrior Protein Socca

Makes 2 small servings, or one large portion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sprouted lentil flour, or other bean flour (a la vitamix)
  • 2 scoops vanilla Sun Warrior
  • 20 drops vanilla stevia
  • 1 cup water (not sure on this measurement–best to go by texture and add gradually)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl or Vita-Mix.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add a tablespoon or so of extra-virgin coconut oil. Add batter in small amounts at a time.
  3. Cook like pancakes until cooked through.
  4. Top with your toppin’s and enjoy!

I think we downed this whole batch in two minutes flat and then ate some ‘roons later.

Roons say whaaaa? Get at me kiddos because this is the simplest, healthiest thing in the world. You’re going to wonder why you didn’t think of this biznazz.

I present to you,

ALMOND Carrot Balls!

Or if you want to sound fancy you can call them ‘roons. Whatever floats you boat:)

Carrot-Almond Macaroons

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of carrot pulp (or squeezed, blended/shredded/processed carrots)
  • 2 cups ground raw almonds
  • stevia or other sweetener to taste (if desired)

Directions:

  1. Make your carrot pulp, and grind your almonds.
  2. Combine the two in a large bowl and pack down. Add sweetener to taste(such as stevia, yacon, lucama, agave, maple syrup, or blackstrap molasses).
  3. Shape into balls or macaroons (with a melon baller). Eat straight up, or dehydrate for a few hours and enjoy as macaroons.
  4. Enjoy!

First, you take some carrot pulp (from your juicer), or simply put carrots in the blender and then squeeze out the moisture with a cheesecloth.

Then you grind up a ton of almonds, and combine the two! Shape them into balls and eat them that way (absolutely delicious) or dehydrate for a few hours and eat them as macaroons.

Our next project is to dip them in dark chocolate and melted coconut butter!:)

That’s all for today loves! Enjoy your Sattyday:)

How did you celebrate Indulgence Friday?

Sitting on my bootay and tons of Quinoa-Hummus-Raisin-Balsamic bowls:)

Favorite super-simple recipe. GO!

These balls. <— Minds out of the gutter people.

Tell me about your favorite protein powder!

Currently mine is Vega Vanilla Sport Protein, but I am convincing the ‘rents to get me some Sun Warrior:)

xoxox,

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Indulgence Friday Update

Good morning bloggy boos! Happy Indulgence Friday🙂 How are you?

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We could use some sunshine around here. On Wednesday it was GORGEOUSLY sunny and warm, but I had to go to a dentist’s appointment and of course by the time it was over, so was the warmth and the sunshine. Ughhh, really, Mother Nature?!

Even so, it turned out alright because I took a nap and that just made everything better:) Do you get crazy hungry after naps too? I make a beeline straight for the kitchen!

Since we could all use a little more sunshine in our lives, here are a couple of shots of (a tree) and (a sign) during my rest day walk last weekend. It was sooo gorgeously sunny! A tad chilly but the sun compensates for all chilliness, don’t you think? Smile

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Don’t litter, people!

Motha Nature will thank you.

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In other news, last Indulgence Friday, I indulged in some restaurant food. Restaurant food is a big deal because well, it’s kind of expensive. Just saying.

We went to a local Mediterranean restaurant, and I got some pretty ugly food. But then again, fugly food is the most delicious:)

I got the Spinach Salad (the Greek dressing was BEYOND what my taste buds could handle. recreating asap, so so so good), Vegetarian Lenchili, tea, and an unpictured plate of hummus that was shared.

Tea:

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Salad (halfway done):

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Sooooooup!

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Okay I lied, ugliest bowl of soup in the world. It semi- looks like puke but I promise you in real life it looked semi-appetizing. It was delicious though:)

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

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Baking:)

Favorite soup?

Butternut Squash Soup! This soup was deeelish though:)

Have you liked Chef Katelyn on Facebook yet?!

Well you better get on that!

xoxox,

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Indulgence Friday Fathoms!

Good morning chickadees, and happy Indulgence Friday! How are you?

Today I am starting a new tradition on the bloggity blog, Friday Fathoms. It is the day where I will wonder about all of the things (okay some of the things) that I fathom/wonder about.

Because honestly I ask a lot of questions in my head that never get answered. Feel free to continue the tradition on your blog or leave some fathoms in the comments:)

(p.s. If you haven’t entered in my giveaway yet…do it now before it is too late!Smile)

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Friday Fathoms:

I went to bed at nine last night..who am I?

I am all nose-stuffy and eye-itchy, ughhhh allergies, why do you do this to me?

Will you be my friend on DailyMile? (now we can be workout buddies!)

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Why was Mama Hall the most amazingly brilliant Lit teacher, and gave us a Hamlet Test with quotes that actually matter? (thank you Mama Hall, I think I kicked bootay)

<– Hahaha

Why is it that Mother Nature has decided to bring back ice, cold, and snow?

(Source)

Why is it that as soon as I get my new baby, the weather decides it’s time for PMS?

Why is Kenneth Branaugh the best Hamlet I have ever seen, and really hot in a weird way?

What is the true whole number thingy of Pi? (don’t you dare tell me to Google it..I want to see how smart you guys areSmile)

<—Pieee

Why are cookie dough bowls so delicious and satisfyingly perfect first thing in the morning? Or any time of the day for that matter?

Which book should I read next? (Hamlet has been tackled. Success)

Why is Chels always right? Slash why am I such a lazy-loo and don’t clean my water bottle enough? (bee tee dubs it is currently in zee dishwasher)

Have you entered in my giveaway yet? You should. The entries are  just rollllling in!

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How will I be celebrating Indulgence Friday? It may have to do with the oven, two very ripe bananas, and flour all over my face. Oh and I’ll be going out to din din. Any guess at what kind of food?:)

More importantly, how will you be celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Tell me some fathoms of yours!

That’s all for today loves:) See you tomorrow with a tasty recipe!

xoxox,

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Because who doesn’t like a warm batch of cookies.

Good morning chickadoodees! How are you on this fine Indulgence Friday morning?

I am dandylicious, mainly because I baked up a storm in my kitchen last night.

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You see, my AP Bio teacher has been an amazing teacher all year, and someone who I’ve enjoyed talking to about the Padre, running, healthy food, almond butter, and nutrition.

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To say the least, he basically rocks my socks. And through all of these hard times the past few months, he has taken tons of time to meet with me during my free periods and go over things from class that I didn’t understand, since many times it was not exactly easy to stay focused. (If you would like to know more about my last few months, you can read about them here.)

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So, what better way to thank someone than to bake them some yummy deliciousness?

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Um, I don’t really think there is.

Cookies are always the way to go.

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Obviously I had to concoct something brand-spankin’-new. Which meant thinking of one of the most delicious combinations known to man, and creating it in moist, chewy cookie form.

I would call this one a “great success” (name that movie!).

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These are moist, flavorful, and most of all, nutrition- and protein- packed. And as usual, they are gluten-free, vegan, and completely sugar-free. So basically dessert is okay any time of the day.

And I’m okay with that.

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This one’s for you, Doc!

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Chocolate-Covered Banana Cookies

Adapted from my Orange-Cranberry and Raspberry Amaretto Cookies

Makes 12 Large Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup almond flour (almond meal)
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 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
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. chocolate extract
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened So Delicious Coconut)
  • 1 block of chocolate, roughly chopped (I used Baker’s unsweetened)
  • cacao nibs, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mash one of your bananas until it is 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 cookie dough that is stirrable, not tough or stiff. You want your dough to be wet enough to spread itself into a cookie shape, but firm enough to hold its shape once plopped down.
  5. Fold in your chopped chocolate. Peel your second banana and chop into small pieces. Fold into the cookie dough.
  6. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto your cookie sheet and sprinkle with cacao nibs.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
  8. Try not to burn your tongue eating one of these straight out of the oven.

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Okay I ate approx. two of these straight out of the oven. Sorry DSmith, had to taste test Winking smile

But lezzbehonest, these were the most moist, delicious cookies I have ever tasted. The combo of the sweet, baked banana and the shockingly bitter chocolate makes for a killer combo!

It is basically like banana bread in cookie form, but better. And there’s chocolate. And we all know everything is better with chocolate:)

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Since they were such a hit with (my tummy) and the fam, I am making another batch later this afternoon. So Hollie, be sure to demand one of these cookies tomorrow!

I love Indulgence Friday🙂

See you tomorrow bloggy boos!! Indulge big today:)

Something to Think:

Today in the locker room at my gym, I heard a woman with her daughter and remarked how blissful it is to be a child. She responded with, “Yeah, well I’m a slave!”. For a moment I thought she was joking, but she looked honestly upset. Are some parents actually resentful of their children? I know this is not something I have ever come across. Do any of you have some thoughts on this?

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Tell me about your yumssss!:)

What is your favorite cookie flavor?

Currently, this one. Banana bread in cookie form, plus chocolate. It does not get much better than that my friends.

How do you usually thank people?

I love baking because you get to lick the bowl and “taste test” Winking smile

xoxox,

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p.p.s. I just realized I sounded WAY more serious than usual today. Maybe it is because I am getting ready for college decisions to come my way? Lots of big life decisions are coming up in the next two weeks, and I am both excited and completely freaked out. Wish me luck love doves:)

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I love British accents.

Whaddup gangstas! How’s your Indulgence Friday been?

Mine has been AWESOME, it is sunny beautiful here in my neck of the woods again and I am in lurve with the smell of spring. It makes me think of flip flops, skirts, puddles, and drawing with chalk on the sidewalk (yes I know am I way too old to still be doing that:)).

But because it was so sunshiney beautiful, I could not resist going on a run outside with the Padre. It was sunshiney but incredibly windy, aka we went super slow but it is totally fine it rocked and my calves are screaming. my Dad whooped my butt, did I mention he is a marathoner? If you would like to hear about my idol, aka the best Dad in the world, check out this post. But grab the kleenex first.

Running Outfit #1:

Then Padre told me how ch-ch-ch-chilly it was, so I put on my Under Armour and the Padre’s Spibelt. This thing rocks, I put my Droid in it so we could use the My Tracks app (which is SO cool by the way, it is like a free Garmin:)), but I forgot to hit “record” so we had no idea how long we ran!

Groooarrr all I know is that is was a killer 67 minutes and it was awesome:) Enjoy these pictures, feel free to giggle and point at me showing off my Spibelt but just know that you are jealous you do not have a professional runner’s fanny pack too:)

Whaddup fanny pack!

Oh and a MySpace-y picture, as per usual.

Haaaaaay Under Armour:)

Oh and then I chugged a hugh jass Brendan Brazier Thrive diet smoothie. I love him, he is a god.

Slash since you are all dying for the chocolate cake recipe, I thought I should tell you…

The Indulgence Friday recipe will be up tomorrow, I was recruited for an emergency babysitting job (I am a saint I know), so unforch I cannot eat/finish the chocolatey deliciousness that is currently chilling in my fridge, but you will have a delicious fudgy chocolate recipe tomorrow just you wait:)

So I am currently sitting on the giant gorgeous white couch con a million afghan blankets, the lappytop, and a remote that gives me access to any and every channel that exists. And watching Two and a Half Men. Anyone know a good show on Friday nights? I have every channel in the world and I do not know what to do with myself!

Wait that is a lie, now I am watching Wizards of Waverly Place, I am a sucker for all things Disney, it’s fine I’m a child inside. Maybe that’s why I am such a good babysitter?

I love babysitting:)

Did I mention the people I am babysitting for are British? Listening to them speak is like liquid gold flowing through your ears, it lulls my pretty little self to sleep like a lullaby (in a good way). I could literally listen to them talk all day, if ears could eat, British accents would be chocolate🙂

And they are my next door neighbors, which means that our houses are almost identically laid out. it is freaky deaky, it is like walking into my own house. The entire upstairs is the exact same format as mine, so it is tempting to walk into my “room” on the way to the bathroom but I resist:)

Don’t forget to send in your Mission: I Feel Pretty pictures! And if you missed my last post, I am going to be in the D.C. area Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and I would love to have a bloggy meetup with anyone in the area!:)

Have a good evening bloggy boos! See you tomorrow:)

Is it sunny where you are? How have you been enjoying the sunshine?

YES, and running and skipping in puddles:)

What is your favorite show to watch?

Lie to Me, Glee, anything on Disney, Grey’s, Desperate Housewives, Greek, Jersey Shore duh.

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE:)

xoxox,

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