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Adventures in Ethiopian Food

Last night, I went out for Ethiopian food with my friend Jackie! I can actually only remember having Ethiopian once before — at a restaurant in D.C. with a bunch of my high school friends. That was years ago, so it was fun to try it again! Jackie is my “nutrition buddy” in my program here at UNC — we’re each assigned a buddy in the Continue Reading …

A Food & Exercise Tour of Chapel Hill, NC

What a fun weekend! Is it seriously Monday already?! This weekend absolutely FLEW by. As you guys know, my best friend Turner from college was here visiting — I had a blast showing her around Chapel Hill, UNC’s campus, and more! We started with campus on Saturday afternoon: We spent Saturday night having dinner and drinks with a bunch Continue Reading …

Turkey, Veggie, & Barley Chili

Guess what? I got a snow morning! Morning classes at UNC were cancelled today due to snow and ice. Sweeeeeet :) Seriously, though. Is it spring yet?! Anyway! As ya’ll know (yes, ya’ll, now that I’m back in the south), yesterday was the first day of my second semester of grad school at UNC! It was actually awesome — I really liked the Continue Reading …

Vicenza, Italy in Photos

Sadly, friends, my European vacation adventure has come to a close. Today was my last day of playing in Italy and I fly back to Washington D.C. in the morning! I’ll spend Saturday night in D.C. with my mom, and then drive back to North Carolina on Sunday. My second semester of grad school starts Monday! Gah. Nothing like cramming in every Continue Reading …

Last Day in Germany: Linderhof Palace & Ettal Abbey!

In honor of our last day of family vacation in Germany, we decided some more sightseeing was in order :) First stop: Linderhof Palace! Remember crazy King Ludwig II from my Neuschwanstein Castle post? Well, this palace was his, too! He spent most of his time here, in fact. It’s the smallest of his three castles, but the only one that he Continue Reading …

Garmisch, Germany Ski Slopes: The Rematch

Another fabulous day of vacation with the family (and Matt!) here in Garmisch, Germany! This morning’s adventure: a rematch with the mountain that dominated me on our first day of skiing. ;) Check out how crazy foggy and snowy it was! But, despite the foggy/snowy/super cold weather — today was a success! We started at the same slope that Continue Reading …

Yoga, The Leftover Special, and a Surprise Visitor

Good afternoon! We are all packed up and about to head off to the airport to fly to Germany for our family vacation! Our plane leaves around 5 p.m., which is great because we had time for a full day before heading out. First up — a delicious breakfast! My favorite — Kashi Heart to Heart mixed with Kashi Honey Sunshine, topped with fresh Continue Reading …

My New Favorite Sandwich

Hellooooooooooooooooo! First things first — you HAVE to watch this video. It pretty much made my life. So funny! (Thanks to my girl Tina for posting it yesterday!) And now — on to the food! I have a new 5 minute packable lunch for you all today :) The star? This amazing turkey, sliced apple, gouda, avocado, and mustard sandwich: Epic. Continue Reading …