I have been cooking like crazy these past few days. CRAZY. Why didn’t I start doing this a long time ago? It’s actually a really creative process. Well, in my case it is because I’m all over the place in the kitchen. I tend to make recipes up as I go a lot. Good or bad? 🙂

I do follow SOME recipes…

Yesterday I made fANNEtastic food‘s black bean and pumpkin veggie burgers. I really like her recipes because they are quick and easy.

In the making…

Finished! Black bean/pumpkin burger, blueberry crisp, and cinnamon roasted carrots and sweet potato fries! I literally just took the veggies out of the freezer, greased a pan, sprinkled the veggies with cinnamon, and popped them in the oven for 20 minutes. Not bad! The blueberry crisp is made with blueberries, rolled oats, cinnamon and Stevia.

Yesterday was another weight lifting day! I haven’t been this sore in a LONG time.

8-10 reps each

4 sets barbell incline press

3 sets dumbbell flat press

3 sets dumbbell incline fly

4 sets reverse lat pulldown

3 sets one-arm dumbbell row

3 sets dumbbell pullover

3 sets cable weighted crunch

3 sets leg raises

and some light cardio! Yowza. Glad that workout is in the past. 🙂

I wasn’t able to make a smoothie for breakfast Friday so I made…

Spinach and basil egg whites.

But this morning I whipped up something special…

Ohhhh yeah. Pumpkin protein pancake.

1 scoop protein powder


pumpkin pie spice

1/4 cup egg whites

1/2 banana

1/4 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup milk

sprinkle of oats

Holy yum. Now that’s how you start a Saturday.

I did an interval run earlier and it was PAINFUL. A pulled glute is one of the less enjoyable things in life.

I read some Fifty Shades DARKER. These books are interesting. To be honest, I couldn’t stop after the first book because it had such a bummer ending, so I had to continue. Not fair.

Today I went to the farmer’s market in Brooklyn with my friend. So much awesome-ness.

I got spicy corn relish. I plan to put it on veggie burgers and eggs, but I’m sure I will find something much weirder to top it with while cooking.

Prospect Park is really pretty.

These trees remind me of the Hunger Games. Ha ha. Seriously. Doesn’t it look like a fun tree to climb and just chill up there?

Life’s good.

My latest idea: skydiving. My brother went today and I’m inspired…

Happy Weekend!