What I ate Wednesday #81 – I blame it on the weatherman

Happy Wednesday lovelies! With the upcoming Easter holidays we only have today and tomorrow left for work and the we get a blissful four days off! Heaven! I need to work on my thesis of course but working from home in PJs is so much better than leaving the apartment in the dawn of morning. Especially when you wake up to something like this…

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WHAT??? WE HAVE SPRING ALREADY! Where’s the sun? Where are the flowers and all the green? I am miffed! Okay not really who can seriously be miffed when you have 4 days off lying in front of you ;-)

So far so good! Let’s talk about food!

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Catching up Monday #18 – Whirlwind days

I am back to almost normal. What a week! It’s high time to catch up a little on the past two whirlwind weeks. I have neglected my friends and this little blog of mine as well as my own needs over the past two weeks and besides everything what’s going on lately this is going to end now!

So what’s been happening over here to send me a bit over the edge? I’ll tell you. This is going to be not really structured as I am not really structured at the moment and so just let the words gush…

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Thinking Out Loud #57 – Quiztime, Music and other Fun

Today I woke up totally convinced it was Friday already! Bummer! But Thursdays have their advantages, too. Morning Crossfit classes and TOP posts just to name two! Thanks to lovely Amanda for hosting our ramblings every week!

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Crossfit

Speaking of Crossfit I can announce that I am somehow back in the saddle. Or better I feel like kicked out of the saddle a few times. After 4 days of working out in a row I am totally bushed. This morning I even had to roll out of my bed as I couldn’t bring my legs to swing over the edge.

And then today burpees again! But I do not complain even the slightest. I am full of endorphins and if I could I would totally jump around singing. But I can neither sing nor can anything make me jump at the moment!

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What I ate Wednesday #80 – In a rush

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I am so happy that it’s already the middle of the week. That means I have only 5 of these days left before I can escape to 4 days off over the Easter holidays. After that things won’t exactly calm down but I won’t be interviewing all day every day anymore. At the moment I work like a lunatic and don’t get to do anything besides. I have a long list of people I owe replies (apologies you all!) and my apartment needs some care as well. And since I have a very important presentation regarding my thesis in the middle of April I had to start working from home on the weekends. But after all there’s a light in the end of the tunnel….

So far so good! Let’s talk about food!

Breakfast

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I started the day with the Coconut Chocolate Frappuccino I was craving ever since I rediscovered the recipe on pinterest. Best about it was definitely the sun brightening my breakfast!

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Soft Italian Flavored Bread

Sometimes I need bread! And then I need the not so healthy, not so grainy, not whole-wheat version of it. And then I think of yeasty bread!

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Growing up I was the baker in our family. My mother has always been a fabulous cook but baking never was one of her strong traits nor was she particularly interested in baking. We both share a strong urge to ignore recipes and I guess she was one too many times disappointed when her baked goods didn’t turn out as desired. So I was appointed the baker and baked my way through all the cookies, breads, stollen and flatbread and of course all the birthday cakes. Except mine. I bluntly refused to bake my own cake and so she provided me with my favorite cake every year.

Anyways this also means I grew up without fearing but appreciating yeast as my friend when it comes to making a soft and smooth dough as pizza dough, for foccaccia and soft breads like this goodie:

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Thinking Out Loud #56 – Pinterest, Nail Polish and Basement Gems

It’s Thursday, the sun is shining and I am ready for s little random fun. Thanks to lovely Amanda for hosting our ramblings every week!

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Pinterest

I’ve never given much thought about Pinterest. Until lately! I am so obsessed with it now. I pin like a boss and I’ve already found so many recipes I once tried but never made again as there are always so many new I want to try. Now I try to pin them neatly and whenever I feel the need of a new dinner inspiration I consult my Pinterest boards. As yesterday: Chili Cheese Sweetpotoato Fries <3

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What I ate Wednesday #79 – St. Patrick’s Day Green Food

Happy St Patrick’s Day lovelies! Okay I might be a bit late but nonetheless we’ll paint the town green today! In honor of St Patrick’s Day I made a decent effort to eat as much green stuff as possible. Of course I only count the natural green ones and not the nasty stuff made by chemistry. Though I admit it’s fun to drown a green colored beer. But pssst don’t tell my fellow Bavarians as this is basically treason here!

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I started the day with some green-ish melon. I can’t say how happy I am that the time of apples only is over. Don’t get me wrong, I do love apples but after month of fruit deprivation I crave and embrace variety.

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