Sorry for my delayed absence! It’s been a crazy week and I am now just finally returning to the kitchen and foodie world.
Life is back in full-swing now. I am done with instruction and syllabus week, and tests and papers are beginning. I love learning, but I really don’t like the pressure of papers and tests.
In high school and my early college years, I was obsessed with the letter grade. I needed all A’s or else I felt like a failure. Last year, and especially this year, I realize that is in fact not the case. The difference between the A and the B is not that huge. I will still graduate and get a good job. So now, instead, I study so that I feel personally satisfied that I have done my best and try not to get too stressed along the way. Has anyone else realized this conclusion during their educational career?
That’s not to say that I don’t care about my schoolwork or that it still doesn’t take me hours, because it still does. Sometimes, I don’t feel personally satisfied with what I have learned until I have studied and reviewed for a good three or four hours. It just greatly depends on the subject. Political science takes up the most time followed by journalism and core classes.
But enough school talk. Starting this week, my Sundays will also now be reserved for one of the true loves of my life – the Green Bay Packers.
With the first game right around the corner, AKA SUNDAY, I thought what better time to make a dip recipe. After all, who doesn’t love a good dip when they are cheering on the Pack (or whatever your team of choice may be)?
So here is this week’s game day food: Vegan Texas Cavier
1 can of drained black beans
1 can of drained corn
2 roma tomatoes
1 medium avocado
1/2 red onion
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1. Drain black beans and corn. Mix together in bowl.
2. Peel avocado and dice until small chunks.
3. Dice tomatoes and red onions and mince garlic until fine. Then, add to black beans and corn.
4. Add in spices and season to taste.
5. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The flavors will become more pronounced if you it sit for a few hours before serving!
Not a dip person? Try my scramble (party mix) recipe. It’s the perfect gluten-free game day treat.
Stayed tuned for lots more game day recipes because they are my favorite!
For the month of September I am also going to be taking part in Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco’s Smile of the Day Challenge. In each post, I will write about something sweet someone has done for me or I witnessed that day. I think it’s important that we recognize the nice things that people do in this world because we just don’t do that enough.
Join the fun
For today- Coming home to a house full of really awesome roommates. I live with some pretty great girls. I don’t recognize them enough or thank them enough for being thoughtful and great people to live with.