A place to share a little about my crazy life filled with food, friends, faith and freedom.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wrappin' Up the First Year

Hey y'all, 
Today marks the last Monday of my first year of college. Can I just take a moment to say WOW. I know it is beyond cliche to say this, but these two semesters have literally flown by. It seems like just last week I was moving into my very first dorm room and meeting my roommate for the first time. And today she moved out.

 I now sit in a half empty room, remembering all of the awesome times that have passed in our little corner of the world. I am feeling such a weird combination of trying to hold onto everything that has happened in these past months, while also looking forward to the joys that will come this summer. I am such a people person, and it really hurts to have to let go of my closest friends, even if it is just for a little while. My roomie and I have had some truly great memories this year, and I am so thankful for her. I am really thankful for everything that has happened this year. I have been challenged more this year than at any other period of my life, and I have experienced joys that I didn't think possible. 

College is a wonder. It is challenging, freeing, eyeopening, complicated, exciting...unlike anything I have ever experienced before. Back in High School I always noticed how much people that went to college had changed when they returned, but I never thought that would happen to me. I thought I knew who I was in High School, but if I have learned anything in the past months it is that I don't know who I am at all. And I have learned that it is okay. It is actually good. I don't need to know everything right now. 

In just a few days I will be finishing up my finals and heading off to camp, where I will spend the next 8 weeks living in a tent and discipling teenagers. It is going to be awesome. 

Let the Summer Adventures begin. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

Why, oh why am I just now discovering the beauty of frozen banana yumminess? Just the other day I was checking out some vegan recipes and ran into Emily's Blog This Rawsome Vegan Life. On it she had posted healthy vegan ice cream, and of course I had to check it out. 

*Let me sum it up real quick for all of you (like me!) who have been missing out: Freeze bananas. Blend bananas. Top bananas (nuts, chocolate syrup, other fruit etc.). Guiltlessly Indulge.* 

That is it, seriously! And it ROCKS. Ahhhhh. 

Soooo, grab a couple of bananas and try it out- you will not be disappointed :) 

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes/freeze over night/5 more minutes 

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla  
  • Any toppings/alterations you wish! 
  • I topped mine with these Maple Cinnamon Almonds  and added 1.5 tsp Maple Syrup in the processor 
  • Slice bananas and place on a baking sheet
  • Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight
  • Remove from freezer, place in a food processor, add vanilla, and process until soft serve consistency
  • Add whatever your heart desires!