Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday!!
When I work up this morning I was stoked that we were officially halfway through the week. I can’t wait until the weekend, honestly I can’t wait until we’re done with school this semester! Anyways, I started the day off with a five fruit protein-packed breakfast cake. I topped it with peanut butter, maple syrup, and chia seeds.
I was super impressed with the way it turned out. I honestly may have it tomorrow too it was so good and hit the spot that perfectly. On my subsequent walk to school I rocked out to Adele and kept up a quick pace since it was 38 degrees out. I got to school just in time for class where we talked about what happens when the genetic counselor becomes the counselee and what it’s like to live with a child who has special needs.
After class I did research for my role play and then started on my presentation which I have to give on December 8th. I get to talk about osteogenesis imperfecta and I was excited about it until I realized that there are at least 7 distinct types that I need to address. Blah. It’s going to take forever.
While working I got hungry so I chowed down on the lunch I packed. I had reheated some the last of the leftover curried chicken & broccoli casserole and I had a fuji apple on the side.
Human genetics class rolled around at 2p and we had a guest lecturer who spoke about clinical genetics. He had a fun section at the end of the class period where he showed pictures and gave clinical findings and we had to diagnose the patient. It was a fun test of my knowledge and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I knew more than I thought. I accurately diagnosed quite a few! Content with myself I headed home while munching on a few brazil nuts.
Once at home I accidentally wasted an hour and a half. I have planned to work on my role play but I did nothing more than surf the internet for the whole time before heading over to the fitness center at 5:30. I hopped on the elliptical for 18 minutes where I read de-identified patient records and then the stationary bike for another 18 minutes while reading Mockingjay. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this series! I have addicted the following people so far: Jack, mom, and Morgan (a second year GC student). Who’s next??
I plodded home afterwards (I was seriously tired after the whole long day, week, and tonight’s workout) and started the oven preheating. At the fitness center I came across this lovely sign:
I got wrapped up in the smell and started craving a cheese pizza so that’s what I set out to make. I used my normal dough recipe and added some Italian seasoning, garlic, and Mongolian fire spice to the crust. I precooked it for 5 minutes then lathered it with garlic & basil tomato sauce. Next came the cheese and I used everything I had in my arsenal: mozzarella, goat, cheddar, and parmesan. Also, at the last minute, I really wanted onions so I chopped up about two tablespoons and added those to the pizza.
This baby was DELICIOUS and honestly just what I was craving. I love it when a dinner not only fills your stomach up but also your heart. It made me really happy and certainly helped me to tackle my role play prep afterwards. Seriously, I know wayyyy more about pancreatitis than I ever wanted to know. I was good without knowing, really, I promise I was.
Part of my internet surfing spree in the early afternoon landed me with a recipe idea for chocolate chip cookie bars. I had read something about chia gel so I decided to 1) make some and 2) devise a recipe to go use it in.
I made a cup of chia gel for myself before going to the fitness center so it was ready when I made my bars. I was really happy with the results and used a big hunk of bar as the base of my ice cream sundae.
I was going to post the recipe but I think I’m going to use it for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011. So come back in mid-December (on or after the 12th) for the details. I think you’ll love the bars!
Questions: Do you prefer cookies or bars?
Have you ever made or used chia gel?