Hi friends! I’m alive! And back to blogging! I had to take break from Primal Bites for a hot second while I was bogged down with work and planning an event.
I’ve been testing recipes in the Primal Bites test kitchen while I was “gone” but really haven’t perfected anything to the point of sharing yet, so I figured I’d give you all a life update (a.k.a. why I’ve been so busy lately) and tack on an easy recipe that I make pretty regularly.
So to start, for those of you who don’t know, I study Sustainable Development and Geography (That’s it, those are my only two classes. It rocks.) The past 2 weeks I’ve had an essay deadline and a GIScience lab report due, which doesn’t sound too awful, but couple that with a crazy amount of meetings and responsibilities as Head of Front of House for a Halloween Charity Gala and you’ve got a hell week. Well, not you, but me. I had quite a few mandatory meetings and interviews for the new members of the charity and social club that I’m a part of (woop woop Lumsden represent!) and then all day (and I mean allllll daaayyy) Wednesday and Thursday I spent at the venue for the Gala setting up decorations. When I wasn’t doing those things, I was probably eating. Let’s be honest, I was probably stuffing my face with Halloween candy. #stresseating. So naturally, the blog had to take a back seat.
On the bright side, the Gala was awesome and everyone I talked to loved the decorations, American candy and the food truck I got for the night. And I have to admit, my costume was pretty legit. I was a space cadet/galactic girl/maybe throw Katy Perry or Nicki Minaj in there too for good measure. I really don’t know, but no one recognized me and it was hilarious.
And now that my two assignments are turned in, I have a little breathing room, and I’M GOING TO DUBLIN TOMORROWWWWW! It’s gonna be so nice to get away from St. Andrews for a long weekend. This town is just so dang small. I love it but it feels claustrophobic sometimes. My friend and I chose Dublin because we’re going to see a Volcano Choir concert (Bon Iver fans, you should check em out), but we’re going to be there for like 3 days so we’ll have plenty of time to tour the Guinness factory, explore the Leprechaun Museum (lol) and see some beautiful castles. Maybe get a hike in there too.
Also, s’mores night with my flatmates tonight. Be jealous. Note Shelby’s flaming marshmallow in the background. Goober.
So I think that’s about all that’s going on with my life now! Here’s a quick recipe! I love mochas but they’re full of sugar when you get them from coffee shops. It’s nice to make them at home because it’s super easy, super cheap, and you can control exactly what’s going into it!
1 cup coffee, brewed strong
2/3 cup almond milk
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp honey, or sweetener of choice to taste
1. Pour the coffee into a mug and sweeten to taste.
2. Put the almond milk in a glass jar and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until just beginning to simmer.
3. Add the cocoa powder and pinch of salt to the jar, and put the top on the jar. Shake the jar vigorously until the cocoa powder has fully dissolved and the milk is frothy.
4. Pour this warm cocoa almond milk into the mug of coffee.