Recluse Week

Hey everyone,

Just wanted you to know I'm still here and breathing. I'm taking a recluse week and saying no to most social invitations to concentrate on getting caught up on school, taking some me time, and figuring out my life.

I DO want to get back to blogging, in fact I want to catch you all up on the past few days where I took most of the photos of my food. Just give me a day or so to get some homework done and have an hour to myself. ❤

Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts. I'm figuring out more and more about me everyday.

– Robyn


ABC Food

Feb 2010 009

Ophie and I were browsing the net this morning and saw this cute little post over at Bye By Fat Pants. Ophie begged me to fill it out so she could sit on my lap here goes!

A is for Apple, what’s your favorite variety?
Granny Smith – I love the tart!

B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?
Breakfast Blast from Great Harvest!

C: is for Cereal what is your favorite kind currently (just one!)
Kashi Golean Crunch ~.^ I think they changed the recipe recently! It no longer causes me any stomach pain.

D: is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?
Uh..I don’t really like doughnuts (too sweet!) but if I had to choose I’d say Old Fashioned doughnuts. When I was a little girl, my dad would always bring a box hunting with us so my sister and I would wake up with the rising of the sun, in the back of a trooper, alone on the plains, and eat some doughnuts. ❤

E: is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?
Sunny-side up. I love them running so I can dip toast in them.

F: is for Fat Free, what is your favorite fat free product?
Fage 0% Greek Yogurt

G: is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?
Rosauer’s and The Good Food Store

H: is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?
I sway between a short nonfat cappuccino and a short nonfat latte

I: is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Spumoni! Topping would totally be any type of nuts.

J: is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavor?
Just a little, flavor depends on my mood!

K: is for Kashi, name your favorite Kashi product?
See C! Golean Crunch Cereal!

L: is for Lunch, what was yours today?

Well I haven’t had lunch today…but I think I’m going to finish off my left over pizza with a nice big spinach salad.

M: is for microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
I try not to cook with the microwave ever since I blew up the last one. =(

N: is for nutrients, do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?
proteins/fats such as nuts!

O: is for oil, what kind do you like to use?
Olive oil

P: is for protein, how do you get yours?
Nuts, meat-less substitutes, oatmeal

Q: is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?
Fluffy with fruit mixed in, topped with peanut butter and some sort of dried fruit for texture.

R: is for roasting, what is your favorite thing to roast?
Vegetables! All of them. Once my eggplants grow I’ll even try them roasted! (Eggplant = only veggie I dislike)

S: is for sandwich, what’s your favorite kind?
I really don’t like sandwiches…grilled cheese?

T: is for travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?
Bring some of my own healthy snacks. But I also let myself indulge and enjoy the new foods in moderation.

U: is for unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?
Cottage cheese and apple sauce. Doesn’t anyone else eat this!? It’s amazing!

V: is for vitamins, what kind do you take?
None. I believe in getting all my vitamins from food.

W: is for wasabi, yay or nay?

X: is for XRAY. if we xrayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
Would that actually show up on an x-ray? Greek yogurt, berries, trail mix, banana, Quaker Oat Squares! Breakfast was good. ^_^

Y: is for youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?
Crackers and cheese, bananas and peanut butter.

Z: is for zucchini, how do you prepare it?
Roasted or sautéed. Zucchini bread is also yum!

Pick a letter and tell me what YOU like! Or let me know if you fill this out on your own blog. I love reading about what other people eat.

ABC’s of Me

Me! (Robyn)

Since I just started this blog, I thought it would be worthwhile to share a little bit about myself!

A. Age: 23 in 2 months!

B. Bed size: Queen sized, but sharing it with my boyfriend and three kittens makes it seem much much smaller.

C. Chore you dislike: Doing the dishes! It’s fine if I do them every night but if I get behind it’s like the most epic task ever!

D. Dogs: I have no dogs but in the future I’d like to get a miniature husky or malamute.

E. Essential start to your day:  Breakfast! I have to eat it right away!

F. Favorite color:  Silver. If I had to choose an actual color color I’d go with lavender.

G. Gold or silver:  Er…Silver! It just looks better on me. ^_^

H. Height:  5 foot, 4 inches. Tallest in my family thank you very much!

I. Instruments you play(ed):  In elementary school I tried out the violin but I was pretty much the worst in the class so I quickly gave that up. I was a choir girl for the rest of my public education.

J. Job title:  Student. ^_^

K. Kids: No thank you. I’m just one of those people who doesn’t want them. I instead intend to fill that maternal void with the dog I mentioned in D!

L. Live:  Currently in Missoula, MT (where I was raised) but hopefully moving to Seattle, WA at the start of next year to be able to major in the subject I want, nutrition!

M. Mom’s name:  Sandy…won’t be talking much about her here. ^^

N. Nicknames:  For the longest time I didn’t have a nickname. But one day in middle school my sister started calling me “Byn” from “Robyn”. That’s stuck ever since.

O. Overnight hospital stays:  When I was 9 months old I was hospitalized with bacterial meningitis for a month and almost didn’t make it. Also in middle school I was hospitalized for a week due to, lets call them, “teenage issues”.

P. Pet peeves:  Leaving dirty dishes sitting around and not throwing trash in the garbage can!

Q. Quote from a movie: “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” – Jaws. This was the first movie I was ever scared to death of. I still won’t go in the ocean!

R. Righty or lefty:  Righty

S. Siblings:  Just one, my older (by 4 years) sister, Whitney aka Win.

Win & Byn

T. Time you wake up: Whenever my baby girl, Ophelia, wants breakfast! She and her brother, Vincent, team up to see who can get me out of bed the fastest. Vincent has gotten really good at crushing my windpipe so I wake up choking. -_-

Ophelia and Vincent (my babies!)

U. Underwear:  Yes please! I am a Victoria’s Secret underwear buying addict. Honestly, I could not wash one pair of underwear for over a month and still have clean ones. >.> Yes, I’m aware I have a problem!

V. Vegetables you don’t like:  Eggplants. I just haven’t had them prepared in a way I like.  This summer I would love to give them another go.

W. What makes you run late:  My boyfriend. Otherwise I am never late! I am punctual to a fault. I actually have to work on not arriving too early.

X. X-rays you’ve had:  Probably just one when I fell down movie theater steps and badly sprained my ankle.

Y. Yummy food you make: Vegetables! I love roasting vegetables. Besides that, I just follow others recipes, not one for making my own.

Z. Zoo animal favorites:  Red pandas! They remind me so much of my babies I just want to cuddle them!

Red panda at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo

And adding a little bit more random information:

Boyfriend: Chase! We’ve been together for 4 years on September 5th and he makes me sincerely happy.

Chase on the night I returned from Japan! He got me an ice cream cake!!

Best Friend: Ashton, we met in high school and have been close friends (off and on =P) ever since. She’s currently expecting a baby girl (Neea) at the beginning of August! I’m so proud of her.

Ashton (Beautiful!)

Favorite Movies: Dan in Real Life (I’m a big Steve Carrell fan!), Pride and Prejudice, He’s Just Not That into You, Aliens saga, Rocky saga.

Favorite Book: The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde, Queen of the Damned – Anne Rice (I read a lot so am always looking for suggestions!)

Reoccurring Nightmare: That I’m still stuck in Japan. =( I really wish I hadn’t had this scarring experience and am looking forward to the day that I do actually go back there so I can replace those memories with happy ones.

Alright so that’s enough about me! Questions, comments, discussions encouraged! Thanks for reading. =)

Hello world!

I have finally worked up the courage to start my own blog! I intend to use this space to document all the recipes I intend to try when I get back to home! I am going to learn to cook and I am going to learn to cook well!

Sadly I won’t return to the States until the beginning of September. Please eat some real food for me! Japan lacks it. Until then I am going to document some of the foods I eat here. Feel free to post comments and ask any questions.

Again this blog is strictly for food! I do do other things here but I like to talk about food best. ~.^