Christmas Break!

Salvete! (yes, that would be Latin for hello)

3 quick items of note:

1) Mid terms are over!!! I took my last one yesterday morning and am now officially on Christmas break! Wahoo!!!

2) Check out my guest post at Fit Chocoholic

3) Anyone have any good time passing car activities? I”m going to be spending lots of time in the car tomorrow and my family is not  exactly the road trip type. Suggestions of what we can do to make the trip go by faster?

I hope everyone is having a marvelous Christmas season! 8 days until Christmas, oh my!

How do y’all fill about riding in the car for extended periods of time? Loathe it? Enjoy it?

I love traveling, but  don’t enjoy the actual transportation part of it. For anything more than a few hours I definitely prefer flying.

~Ann Claire

Fudge and Finals

Hey There.

Sorry for the absence, school and sleep have been priorities recently. I absolutely cannot wait for Christmas break. Thursday at 9:45 A.M. I will be a very happy and relieved foodie. Of course before break starts, I have 5 midterms looming in front of me. At my school there’s not getting exempt until senior year, regardless of how high your grades are. Of course, to be a bit more optimistic, the stress of finals make Christmas even sweeter. I have been working on doing other things besides just typical studying in order to perform optimally on my exams. Some things I have been working on:

1) getting plenty of sleep

2) eating good healthy, filling food at all meals.

Such as this lovely salad I took for lunch yesterday, featuring plenty of leafy greens, carrots, avocado and pecans.

3) focusing on being efficient while studying and not being distracted (Which includes things such as signing off Facebook)

4) being organized

5) studying in different ways; aloud, notecards, draw pictures, whatever I can possible do to remember a lot of information

6) taking study breaks that include making yummy Christmas-y desserts :)

Such as almost vegan fudge, based on this recipe

1 cup extra dark chocolate chips*

1/3 cup plus a splash of coconut milk (full fat)

a shy 1/4 cup peanut butter (about 1/6th a cup)

1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue to to microwave and stir for 15-30 second intervals until everything if fully melted. Pour in a small foil lined pan. Put in the fridge to harden for about an hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!

*because of the chocolate I used my fudge was not completely dairy free, however use different chocolate and it could be totally dairy free and vegan. Also, the ingredients could easily be doubled and it would probably fit nicely into an 8×8 pan.

Rich, Chocolately, and Delectable

Any other study tips?

Enjoy your Saturday!

~Ann Claire