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I like to eat, eat, eat apples & bananas…

Posted Dec 22 2009 12:00am

…with my oats.

Apple Banana Oats

with a drizzle of almond butter, of course. For breakfast this morning, I had a bowl of oats cooked in vanilla soy milk, and then I mixed in the fruit. I prefer my fruit fresh with my oatmeal, as opposed to being cooked in. I love the crunch of an apple and the creaminess of a banana. (Take that as you will… be mature!)

Fantastic.

Lunch was equally so:

Spinach, Romaine, Radicchio, Corn, Carrots, Beets, Pinto Beans, Cucumber, Balsamic Vinegar, Hummus, & a Wasa Cracker and avocado ’smear’.

The core of an avocado is beautiful once you peel away its surface.

Avocado

Zoe enjoys my being home all day. (Sarcasm)

Zoe

I really do enjoy my time off from school, but I do get a little bored without a car. To render myself productive, I’ve created a recipe binder:

Recipe Binder

and I’ve also made use of some near empty jelly & pasta sauce jars:

Recycle. Reuse.

Recycle. Reuse. Plus, it looks cute, too.

Mmmm… Granola :)

Given the time of the year, I was thinking about gifts today. It didn’t require much time until I concluded what the best kinds of  are… at least to me. The best gifts can disappear.

They’re either experienced or consumed. You can only live each experience once, eat each meal once, and they are entirely unique and inimitable, no matter how hard you try to recreate them. The laughter and ambiance experienced from these gifts definitely trumps material. I find no greater joy than living with those I love, whether it be through a trip to the symphony or a special sit down supper. Ultimately, I’d rather give and be given the gift of experience than something tangible. Hey, that’s just me.

Has someone special to you given you the gift of experience? If so, share :)

The greatest gift I’ve ever been given was a trip to Paris for my 16th birthday. I asked my dad if he’d take me to the city of love, as he’s the one man in my life who will never break my heart. We went in October of 2008, during Paris Fashion Week. I stood outside the tent of the Hermes fashion show, where I saw the masters of the fashion world. Carine Roitfeld, Hamish Bowles, Virginia Smith… I gawked at everything in the D’Orsay. I walked through incredible neighborhood markets. Twas the perfect gift.

My Grandmother is also the greatest of gift givers, for she has taken me to several continents, exposing me to the wonders of the world. I am eternally grateful for her.

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