Updates and Changes

Hello everyone!

It’s been almost a full year since my last post, so I thought that it might be about time to post again! 😉 This past year has been a whirlwind for me. One of my favourite quotes is from John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments you cannot begin to imagine yet.”

This may as well be my life’s motto. My great moments for the year have include such heights as receiving prestigious awards, fun events, great friends, and living alone for the first time. My terrible moments have amounted to decreased academic performance, poor mental health and a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Now the last thing I want is for this to become a fibro blog. I am so much more than my fibro, and I refuse to let my fibro take over my life. All the same, it is a part of me, and I would love to give support to and receive support from others with fibro! I’m turning 21 this month, and I’m hoping that this next year will bring a continued improvement in my health, an increase in interest in academics and a lot of doing the things that I enjoy!

For the summer, I’m taking two online courses, working part-time, and making my new rental house my home. I’ve started a small garden, and am eager to start cooking for myself. I’m hoping to be posting pictures of my garden, different DIY projects I have on-the-go, and recipes and mel plans that I’ve been working on.

In the mean time, I hope that you’re well, and please say ‘Hi!’ in the comments! 🙂

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I made souffle!

I am beyond proud of this accomplishment.

So, the story.

I’m home from university for the summer, and for several reasons, I don’t have a job for the summer which means I have time coming out my ears. Not really though. Hate me a bit less, please.

Having an over-abundance of time on my hands has simply translated to spending even more time on Pinterest. And, as usual, I found a recipe that I really wanted to try.

Greek Yogourt Souffle by Jules Food

Isn’t it pretty? I was attracted to it not only for its looks, but also its relative healthiness (80 calories a souffle!) and the small amount of flour needed. Baking gluten-free, I’ve found that the easiest recipes to adapt are the ones that need little flour to being with.

So blessed with an abundance of time and a birthday to celebrate, I decided to start out towards the mission of becoming Souffle Girl!

If you don’t get this reference, you need to brush up on Doctor Who!

This meant a trip to the grocery store for greek yogourt and cream of tartar. It wasa a bit of a search to find cream of tartar in my small-town grocery store but after recruiting a cashier I knew from Grade 10 science class (and who didn’t recognize me) I was able to find it.

I’m just going to acknowledge now that the souffles aren’t necessarily the most authentic souffles to ever souffle. Not that I’m an authority on souffle or anything. What I mean is that they were fairly easy and quick to make, which I’ve heard is not a characteristic of true souffles.

Having said that, as a girl who normally sticks to cookies and banana bread, they were plenty tricky for me! There was a lot of “Do these look like firm but soft peaks to you” while beating the egg whites and there were a few mis-reads of the recipe, but, in the end, I think we had success!

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The fact that I’m proud equals success, right? Not to mention the fact that my team of rigorous taste testers (family) wanted more!

So, what’s next? I’m thinking these Cheesecake Cupcakes from Cooking Classy!

Aren’t they adorable??

But first! I need to find a recipe for GF graham cracker crumbs!!