post – gig & pre – college day.

i’ve never had a post -gig & pre -college day before.

i’ve had quite a lot post – gig days, yes, but it happens i’ve never had a pre -college day before.

this is, because i’ve never been to a college until tomorrow.

yes, i attended a few courses at the university last year, but tomorrow is different. tomorrow i’m gonna be a freshman student at the FH, which is gonna be my real college for at least the next 3 years.

am i excited?

hell, YES!!

i also had a gig with “Oh, I Taste The Queen” last night, which means, it was waaaay cool, but today i’m really groggy.

my metabolism is quite fast, which means i naturally burn a lot of calories.

therefore i need some extra-energy when being exhausted- and of course, i expect it to be delicious!

 

though i want to eat healthy, mostly unprocessed & of course vegan food!

i’m simply concerned that my body can use this kind of food the best way possible.

 

 

more, i’m pretty nervous about tomorrow, which normally means i eat less. stress & unhappiness always lead to not feeling hungry & losing weight, wich i cannot afford.

taking that into account, i need my food extra-extra yummy on such an important day!

 

here is what i recommend:

HOMEMADE GRANOLA

sweet, crunchy, healthy. what more could a girl want?

need caffein?

why not get really naughty & combine the granola with a chai-coffee shake?

oh, and don’t forget the extra-energy.

i chose nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews) & mixed them into the granola.

yes please.

i told ya, energy! 🙂

did you know i’m always craving fruit after a long night?

it’s as if the vitamins were calling my name.

i can’t escape!

speaking of vitamins: lots of veggies are perfect for a stressed out day.

for me, they just work, by not being heavy & saving me from having an empty stomach.

i figured i’m gonna need a lot of packed lunch when i’m in college.

so you tell me: what’s easier than bringing sandwiches?

therefore, i created my own SPREAD RECIPE today.


i’m sure you all know “hummus“.

see, even Zohan knows & loves it!

my boyfriends loves this movie! 😉

BUT, he had no idea what hummus was, until i explained it to him:

hummus, or “humus”, is a spread or dip made of mainly chickpeas. it’s savory & there are a number of different kinds of hummus. it’s very healthy, for it’s rich in protein, and tastes fantastically!

me, i had no chickpeas at hand, but what i did have, was LENTILS.

i really like the saying “everything in moderation“, cuz it’s true in most situations. as in my lentil-spread recipe!

it’s really easy & there’s a lot of room for taste – experiments.

and here it is:

“EVERYTHING IN MODERATION – SPREAD”

you need:

– 1 1/2 c. cooked lentils, drained & rinsed

soy sauce

salt, pepper

spices: chili, oregano, basil, curcuma, majoram, garlic-powder, caraway-seeds; (omit what you don’t like & add what you like)

– a little water

1.) take the lentils & mash them with a hand-held blender

2.) add a little water & 2-3 T soy-sauce.

then start to add the salt, pepper & the spices you wanna use.

i used a whole lot of different ones. as long as you stick to “everything in moderation“, you can’t go wrong!

3.) that’s it! almost too easy to be called a “recipe”, huh? 🙂

no, i’m serious. just trust your tastebuds & try whatever you like!

this spread can be used as a regular spread on toast, bread or whatever, as a dip for veggies or tortilla chips or eaten by the spoonful!

i tried it on top of a cherry-tomato..

the tomato & me, we kinda liked it’s spread-hat! 🙂

oh, & because it’s the day inbetween 2 special days today, i thought i’d give you some extra-goodie.

maybe anyone is interested in my stage make-up?

it varies a little from gig to gig, but this is how i did it yesterday:

i always feel like a circus-clown before i enter the stage when being painted like this! 😉

tell me what’cha think about it!

so, wish me a good first day at college tomorrow!

your freshgirl,

s.

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“tempus fugit” motif…

tempus fugit? what the heck is that?

well, this is a motive i found in a poem by Marvell. it means “time flies”, or better: there is too little time we spend doing some unimportant stuff while time flies by at high speed.

i bumped into that motive when studying for the final exam at university. i attended the “approaching literatures in english”- lectures this term and the written exam takes part on june 30th.

which means i should really be studying right now.

but, according to the tempus fugit motif i decided to focus on some more important things for a while, like, for example, composing a new post on my blog!:)

i am certain that the lectures would totally understand!

once again i’m pretty busy right now. yes, the CAE is over(for now, let’s see if i passed), but there’s a whole lot of things coming up this time.

f.e., on june 14th my incredibly brilliant boyfriend took me out on a “anniversary-date” to celebrate the two of us being a couple for one year now. pretty long time for me, but it was the best year i ever had! 🙂

so, my bf wanted to surprise me and didn’t tell me where we were heading to. i just had to sit in the car and keep guessing where he would take me.

eventually we stopped in vienna, near the UNI, and there we were: at the most wonderful vegetarian restaurant one could possibly imagine!

i need to mention that my bf is NOT a vegetarian, but he looked up the best restaurants in vienna on the internet and picked the first one that was offering vegetarian food.

believe me: i was STUNNED and soooo happy! such a sweet and thoughtful thing of him to to! ❤

the restaurant was very upper-classish, but the staff was all kind and made us feel as if we were royals.

the rest. offered only one meal containing meat, about 4 meals with fish and about 15 meals that were vegan or at least vegetarian! i felt as if i had found heaven, or, as if my boy found heaven for me!

as you can imagine the food was more than delicious, and, another nice aspect: it was really affordable. of course, we paid more than we could pay every day for food, BUT to celebrate a special occasion, the prizes were absolutely okay, especially when thinking of the great food and the excellent service!

i also loved how the rest. was decorated: it looked both noble and comfortable, with a lot of pretty plants & flowers and the decoration was mostly green(my fav. colour!!:))

i’m sorry there are no photos, but i didn’t dare to take out my phone and take some pics, cuz this would have seemed pretty strange, i think;)

(if anyone wants to know the name of the rest., write me a message!)

so, i’d say this was a pretty much perfect anniversary!

what else happened?

well, last friday i kinda rocked the stage!

yes, “Oh, I Taste The Queen” did their first live-concert.

aaaaaand who’s the singer of the band?

Right. ME! 😉

my guys were awesome, we had a lot of fun and the audience seemed to really enjoy our performance.

we played for about an hour and i wore some super-cute dress i just bought recently at “Forever 21”, especially for that show!

my drummer-girl told me i looked like a dark ballerina 🙂

i also bought a whole lot of jewellery (rings, necklaces,..) in order to really look like THE SINGER of my amazing band!:)

i think we did a great job and i’m happy to have got some really nice and positive feedback after the show.

our next concert is only 2 days ahead!   awwww i’m nervous and EXCITED!!

ah, and, just for the record, today i made some more of my granola.

but i couldn’t find any dried fruit, so i just added some frozen berries, which turned out not so well, because the whole thing ended up being way to liquidish and sticky. i mean, it was kinda good, but i still prefer the dried fruit.

okey, i can hear Shakespeare calling my name ..i think i need to go on studying.

who can ignore it when some old poets call them?

so, read me soon,

S.