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?


16 thoughts on “[Yester]Day

  1. congrats on finishing!!!!!! yay for you 🙂 and even though i say i hate sardines-i think i may like the sandwich.

  2. hey i was wondering if u were gonna answer the ole calorie question? no worries jw! once again ur food looks phenominal! congrats on finishing school!

  3. Congrats on being done with school – I remember feeling overjoyed when I took my last exam! 🙂

    And I looove me some sardine sandwiches! Adding my favorite ingredient (avocados) to it never occurred to me … I’ll have to try it!

  4. I LOVE savory oats! Glad you found a combo that suits you! I bet it was so good with the runny egg, I’ve never had it like that before.

    Congrats on finishing school!

  5. Your campus is so beautiful!!
    And the oats look delicious. I tried savory oats once and was woefully disappointed – but this concoction looks much, much better!!
    y highlight of yesterday was definitely finishing all of my exams. Summerrr, here I come 🙂

  6. Congratulations on finishing, going to a place after your experience is done there is the strangest thing – it’s like you’ve already taken that emotional half step back, isn’t it?

    Your school looks beautiful! It must have been amazing to study there. =)

  7. Your campus is beautiful!
    Graduating must be sad but also exciting at the same time 🙂
    I need to being savory oats back into my life!

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