Author Archives: cheerfulfeast

Last First Day of School

I finished my LAST first day of school yesterday!  It felt a little surreal to be back at the School of Public Health after my four-month summer break.  Yep, we do the summer break thing big here at SPH—it’s the … Continue reading

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Stress Eating

Hi guys!  Happy September!  Pumpkin season is quickly approaching… source And the summer of Pretzel M&M’s is holding strong for a few more weeks! I love pretzel M&M’s as a chocolatey after-dinner treat, and I enjoyed a handful after dinner … Continue reading

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Dirt Cake Makes My Heart Sing

My family and friends lovingly refer to me as a foodie.  I love exotic nut butters and would rather eat a serving of quinoa than rice.  Pine nut hummus is my dip of choice and I reach for Greek yogurt … Continue reading

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Full Circle WIAW

Good morning!  I’m excited that I managed to photograph all my eats yesterday so I can participate in What I Ate Wednesday. 🙂 I love the concept of What I Ate Wednesday because it’s fun and helpful to complete a … Continue reading

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Grilled Romaine Salad

Salads bore me lately.  I’m just not feeling the overflowing bowls of greens and veggies like I used to—I think a whole summer’s worth of average salads for lunch are starting to catch up with me, and I’d rather leave … Continue reading

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A Better Bowl of Cereal

As a native of Cereal City USA, I’d like to think I know my breakfast flakes pretty well.  I grew up thinking everyone received a plethora of Rice Krispies treats and mini boxes of Frosted Flakes while trick-or-treating.  The sweet … Continue reading

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Romaine Lettuce Wraps

Hi!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I’m up north enjoying a few days of relaxation, and I’m also dogsitting my main man Mickey while my parents gallivant around with their friends.  Mickey is a very popular guy—one … Continue reading

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Why Hasn’t Anyone Invented Something Better Than an Oar?

Hi! How are you today? I’m back after my “staycation” week at home with my parents and sister.  I love that relaxation induced, post-vacation high!  We packed a lot into a week… I traded in my laptop for a lap cookie. And coveted … Continue reading

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Thursday Loves

Hi all!  Thursday is looking especially good this week because I’m only two days away from vacation.  I can’t wait to spend the week up north with my sister’s dog my sister and my parents.  Here are a few things … Continue reading

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Wide Open Spaces

If your driver’s side car window permanently falls down at the beginning of a four hour road trip to a wedding… 1.   Don’t cover the window with a tarp. This seemed like such a genius idea—I already had duct tape … Continue reading

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