Quinoa Sushi + Vegan Artichoke Spinach Dip

September 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Heya all! I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth quite yet…just muddling through all my reading and frantically trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing (briefing?! outling?! hornbooks?! commercial summaries?!?!?!) It’s confusing to say the least. I mean we don’t have exams until December and I can’t really wait until then to figure out the best way to prepare for my exams. Basically running around with my head cut off! But in a good way πŸ™‚ I love what I’m learning and I love the people and feel SO lucky I get to do this!

okay enough of that…

So my favorite recent creation has been quinoa sushi. You heard that right. I prepared the quinoa how I would prepare rice I would use for sushi (cook normally, then add more water while still cooking as well as some rice wine vinegar. The extra water makes the rice sticky)


Then I spread the quinoa on a piece of nori and put some sliced raw zucchini, raw sliced carrot and tempeh in there and rolled it up. 


Protein packed sushi without the hefty price tag (or the white rice!!)


I’ve definitely made this a few times since then!!!

I also went to a potluck for my small section at school. I went back and forth over what I wanted to bring and finally decided on some kind of dip. Once I found Happy Herbivore’s spinach and artichoke dip recipe I was sold.


It came out really good! I did add about a quarter cup of garlic hummus at the end to make it even creamier and more garlicky (always a good idea when hanging out with new people right?!)


It was a huge hit! (Of course anything served with Stacy’s Pita Chips always are so I knew I’d be safe πŸ˜‰ ) And I’m sure no one would have guessed it was low fat and vegan. Thanks Happy Herbivore for another killer recipe!!

With lots of reading during my days, I keep things interesting by always changing location. I study at the school during the day then come home in the evenings and study in the apartment. I’ll start at the desk…move to the dining room table…then to the couch..sometimes the bed. Basically I’ve taken over. But on the weekends I need to get out of the house and I’ve found my spot.

There’s a little independent coffee shop near us with a nice Toby friendly patio and lots of shade.


I get to set up my office and have a nice, refreshing, fruity iced tea


Toby gets fixed up with a drink too πŸ˜‰ (please excuses the plastic bag attached to his leash)


Good times.


On my Honor, I will try, to update the blog more regularly and not get sucked into the great abyss that is first year law school….

I will have some product reviews to do soon so get ready for that!!

I think it’s time for a sweat session break then it’s trying to finish up some work before James gets home at 8! He has tomorrow off!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which unfortunately means we go look for apartments for the 32923989328 time. No fun. Moving sucks.

But yay for getting to spend all day with him tomorrow!!!! Okay time to get Toby and hit the pavement! My ipod is updated with the latest This American Life and I’m ready to go.


Have a good one!

Where is your favorite place to study??

I love coffee shops but if I need to do some serious studying, the library is the best place for me.

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