Highlight of [Yester]Day #1: Sardines
If you’re still on the fence about trying sardines, give this sandwich a whirl. I toasted two slices of whole wheat sourdough bread, topped it with a smear of guacamole (mash: 1/4 avocado, tomato chunks, salt & pepper, garlic powder) and topped it off with a can of sardines. The secret to warming yourself up to these friendly little fish is to start off by taking the bones out. They’re chock full of calcium *but*—I admit—a little on the squirmy side. Just cut them in half, take out the bones, heat up for 20 seconds, and plop onto the sandwich.
The guac gives such a lovely flavor and the bread is super crusty (crusty bread is a must with sardines!) and doughy all at the same time. This creates a tasty fish sandwich. Trust me.
Highlight of [Yester]Day #2: Walking away from my last final
It was a bittersweet moment as I walked pass all the familiar settings on campus. Once I transferred, college life became part of me really quickly. As a freshman at a different school, I never felt like I really belonged. It didn’t feel right to me. But then I came here and found myself deeply absorbed in science. Health. Food. It was my perfect fit—the place where I could truly be myself. The place where it was okay to be excited about vitamin D and eicosanoids because other people were just as excited about these things too (nerd alert!)
I found myself walking by all of my favorite spots.
I stopped for a few moments in front of this building, remembering that time when I first walked in to take my very first nutrition class. It was Basic Nutrition, taken with one of my favorite professors. I learned so much from her!
Favorite socializing spot! This is where my friends and I would always gather before or after an exam to unwind and chat.
That would be the library in the background—too tall to be captured in one picture. Crazy, crazy, crazy. I spent countless hours there.
Highlight #3 of [Yester]Day: Iced Coffee
Dad gave me some extra money and told me to pick up a coffee after finishing my exam. What a special treat! I hit up my favorite cafe (another place where I spent countless hours throughout college ) and ordered my favorite: an iced soy au lait.
Thanks Dad! This was the cherry on the icecream after a day of memories.
Highlight #4 of [Yester]Day: Savory Oats
I owe Holly a shout-out for this bowl of savory oats. I tried making a bowl of savory oats one time before this and was so-not-impressed. But after seeing Holly’s bowl of deliciousness, I knew I needed to try it again. And so I did.
- 1/2 c. milk + 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. oatmeal
- sea salt
- few sprinkles of wheat bran (at end of cooking time, just to thicken it up a bit)
- chopped cilantro
As the oatmeal was cooking, I fried up one whole egg + one egg white on the side, and finished it by letting a slice of jarslberg cheese slowly melt in. Once the oats were completely cooked, I stirred in two scoopfuls of salsa for a kick.
The verdict? I’m a converted fan of savory oats. It’s all about the proportions and mix-ins.
Highlight #5 of [Yester]Day: No Homework
Not quite knowing what to do with myself, I cozied up with a cup of tea and found myself deeply absorbed in the book Lunch in Paris. How luxurious!
Question: What was your higlight of [Yester]Day?