1. Anytime I write a post, I ensure it’s posted on the hour, on the half hour, or if all else fails a time ending in a 5. Minor OCD moments. I also like my radio/TV volume to be on an even number. OK I’m going to stop now.
2. After randomly discovering that my most popular recipe was made by a “famous Youtuber” I felt inspired to bake some muffins.
3. I was happy with the results of my muffins on the first attempt at this recipe which almost never happens. The flavor is mild making it more versatile.
1.5 cups buckwheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 ripe mashed bananas
half a pinch of stevia
1/4 vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Combine all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. In a separate large bowl mix together the bananas and milk. Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet until well combined. Bake at 350F in a greased muffin pan for 16 minutes, after 16 minutes I turned off my oven but left the muffins in the oven for 3 more minutes. Makes 9 muffins.
Note: the mildness of these muffins means they aren’t overly sweet, which makes them the perfect transport vehicle to top with nut butters/jams/coconut oil/pudding/you name it. To make these sweeter simply add some sugar.
4. I’m jazzed to start riding my bike more with nicer weather, but finally realize why when I bought it they suggested I get fenders. I was all like “ppppppffftt fenders schmenders.” Until riding in the rain and getting soggy bottoms and mud everywhere.
5. I tried BBQ jackfruit for the first time – stopppppp. So much yes.
6. Sometimes I unintentionally match my friends.
7. Along with making sure my posts go up on “happy times” I also like my paragraphs to end by filling up the entire line. I don’t like when a new line is created for a couple words. Like this paragraph would have looked without this last sentence.
8. I love Starbucks because they treat me so damn good. As if paying for my college education wasn’t enough, they sent me a pin and a bag of coffee as a congratulations gift. Oh and I have a dank 401K, benefits, stock options…yeah.
9. I alluded to my ASU adventure last March, and it took me nearly another year to finally bite the bullet. What gave me the final push? I abandoned everything medical/nutrition/science based and went for something else. Feels great.
10. Two words: homemade waffles.
I’m just gonna leave that last photo right there for ya.
Q: What’s your confession?
98 thoughts on “Early Morning Confessions”
Once was driving behind this truck and on his read window was a sticker that was not quite in the center, it was off about an inch. I bothered me so much I had to pass him and get way ahead so he wouldn’t at some point pass me and expose me to it again. I’ve gone as far as to adjust peoples shirt collars at work without thinking, and then having to so Oh Sorry I just ummmmm…. so embarrassing…
I though about taking some online courses at ASU
Omg hahaha your OCD confession is awesome! We all have our quirks. So far I’m enjoying the online aspect of ASU, they have an amazing online program/community.
You know what bugs me about Starbucks? The fact that they are mostly environmentally aware and health aware but don’t offer Stevia it really sucks when I forget to bring mine
I’d have to argue that I don’t think they’re very health aware, or rather health conscious. I wouldn’t touch 90% of the products offered haha. Thankfully I enjoy my coffee black, but I DO wish they offered stevia! Leave a comment! They listen to the people if enough speak up! 👍🏻
Oh the instant eggs lol
read = rear
I count words on my fingers when people talk to me and have been known to extend the conversation or cut it short of it doesn’t end on the 10th digit
😂😂😂 oh this is great.
Do yourself a favour, don’t start doing it you can’t stop once you do!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
Oh my FU**! Drunk kitchen made your recipe?! THAT IS FU**IN’ kick ass. And um, why do I have to find out on your blog?! You didn’t text me this! Insert angry face… LOL
Bitch please I sent you the screen shot of Hannah Harts IG page when she made it! 😂
GiGi Eats Celebrities
#TWINNING – we both have bad memories! LMFAO
Congratulations on the university success. I too am a Starbucks fan. I refer to them as St.Arbucks.
Ohh I like that, I’ll have to share with my coworkers. 😄
St. Arbucks – patron saint of jittery people.
#2 – I watched MDK with Hannah and thought man what she’s making looks really good and nutritious and I went and stalked you. She’s how I found all your wonderful deliciousnesses 😀
Ahhh this comment made my day!! ❤️❤️❤️
Lindsay @ A Runnaroundd Life
How freaking cool that your recipe was featured on her channel! I also just put in an order for fenders because omg a wet butt = not a good time.
Right?! You’re more of a biker than I am, but I’m willing to bet there is more rain/wet roads where I am. 😝
I just watched the youtube video for your coffee energy bites from “My Drunk Kitchen” and it was HILARIOUS. Thanks for linking it up! SO COOL that she made your recipe.
These muffins and your waffles look DEEELISH. What waffle recipe did you use?
Also, I’m the same way about blog posts having to be posted on the half-hour or hour. OCD girls unite! xx
HA! I love it. The waffle recipe is another one I randomly made up and loved, still need to post it!
Ooh let me know when you post it! I’ve been looking for a vegan waffle recipe, and those waffles look marvelous.
I had no idea what those muffins were at first, but they look delish and seem super healthy!
They were too good with sunflower seed butter and I ate them all in like two days…😳
Hahah that’s how you know a recipe is good!
Great post, although if you had JUST posted the waffle picture on its own, I would still be laughing 🙂 Whopper food porn right there. I had the same experience with mud guards making my bike look untidy…
My butt was so wet Bahaha. I was real attractive, thankfully waffles don’t judge.❤️
soggy bottoms..ha. I don’t have a fender either so the mud and dirt just whips right up there. Mud butt.
My only problem with any of this is Britt if your volume must be even you can never turn it up to Eleven.
I feel like there is something here I’m missing…what is the significance of 11? HA.
Oh Britt….Don’t tell me you have never seen Spinal Tap! We’ve got some work to do my dear.
Oh my, a few years before my time. If it’s claiming to be “the funniest rock movie of all time” I must check it out.
Please do. After that we can move on to Waiting for Guffman.
Rach @ This Italian Family
That’s so cool that My Drunk Kitchen made your recipe!! Way to be awesome! 🙂
So I’m not concerned with the time my blog posts are posted at, but I am so with you on #7! The worst is when I have a smiley face at the end of a paragraph to make the point that I’m teasing, but it’s the ONLY THING on the next line. So I either take out a word from the paragraph so it’ll sit at the end of the line or I add a few more words to even out that last line. 😉
YES! I totally get it, but at the same time…I always forget everyone has different sized screens. When I see my blog from my moms computer I see mismatched lines for dayssss.
haha! I remember getting all wet and dirty when it used to rain back in London because of course, no fenders. I still don’t own any, if you’re wondering. And also two words: WAFFLE HEAVEN!
I still don’t either, and now that spring is close by I probably still won’t buy any. HA.
what is BBQ jackfruit? and the one about the sentence…on my reader there is only one word on the last line, not to add to your OCD or anything 🙂 my confession for today…i wont wear more than one finger on each hand. even one more and i think its gaudy and silly…strange i know 😀
You know….as I wrote that sentence ending part I was like “this is going to be different on all computers.” More than one finger? Or ring? Hahaah. Jackfruit is a fruit that has a bizarre meaty texture and it was doused in bbq sauce. So good.
Lol whoops more than one ring on one hand. End of the day and my brain left me lol
Although I have major OCD/control freak issues in almost all of life, what time my blog posts go up surprisingly isn’t one of them! (Just don’t ask about sharing on social media… That’s when the blog-related OCD kicks in.) I’m trying to get better about it, but I feel like a tortoise on that front. Oh well!
Hahaha! Sometimes the OCD pays off…
And what’s your current adventure at ASU? I must have missed the memo…
I’m getting a BS in communications! You didn’t miss the memo, I just haven’t talked about it much. I haven’t posted which degree I chose anywhere so you’re ahead of everyone now. 😉
That makes me feel special. 🙂 and I can understand that it’s not something you feel you have to broadcast to the world.
And cool degree! From the BS part, I guess it has less to do with debate, journalism etc. and more to do with technology?
Well, it’s a BS because of all the science I took before embarking on this path. HAHA. That and it’s more the science behind communication as a whole for humans, and not directed towards journalism and such like you said. More of a psychology based communication. Basically I chose something super versatile that I could use ANYWHERE in life and called it a day. 🙂 BS in Human Communication to be more specific.
That’s awesome! Blogging is part of the fieldwork, in a way, then.
Ok I have SO MANY QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW.
1.) How long do you have to work at Starbucks to take advantage of free schooling?
2.) What requirements do you need to meet at the company?
3.) What are you going to study now?
4.) Does every Starbucks do this?
5.) What does jackfruit taste like?! I have yet to try this because they don’t sell it anywhere in Ithaca!
6.) If you would email me that would be great! firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok I am done now =P
Boom. Email sent. 😘
The vegan 8
So cool they made your bites! I’ve not seen them before, so it’s cool to discover you tubers!
It was fun for sure! 😝
I have ocd too .. similar to yours but different. I would say with the lines in a paragraph differs per screen. I found that out when I used my 10 in laptop for traveling. I freaked out because everything was perfect on my 15 in. and have worked to be okay with it. Good job on the YouTube … that’s pretty cool!
Hahaha you’re so right, everyone’s line looks different. 🙈
I am sooo OCD about blog post times haha. I usually schedule mine to go up at 6:00 or 6:30 am for some reason.
That last picture makes me want to get ALL the ingredients to make that waffle deliciousness!!
I want another waffffllleeee!
Bwahahaha! I love that you matched the dog! Too cute. That is so so so cool that your recipe was made by such a famous You Tuber. So cool!
Haha it was a fun surprise for sure.
Diary free muffins… I know you made that recipe up for me 😉 I’m totally OCD about the volume number, too. Drives my husband crazy. Even my friends know better than to keep it at an odd number. I love that Starbucks treats you so well… you deserve it!
I’m glad I’m not alone with the volume thing haha.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Lolol! I’m the same way when it comes to my lines being filled up. Drives me in.sane when there are only 1 or 2 words on a new line. And that’s so freaking awesome that My Drunk Kitchen whipped up your bites! Can I have your autograph? 😉
Staaapppp, it’s your autograph I want.
An Unrefined Vegan
You are unstoppable! Despite your OCDness. So excited for you and all of the amazing adventures that are in store for you.
Thank you friend! ❤️
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Okay, thanks for the huge waffle craving! Now, is that a craving for huge waffles, or a strong waffle craving? Both?!
Can so relate to the OCD time thing. I have little things like that and am so superstitious that something will happen if I don’t follow them…weird. Whatever. Also, I want those waffles.
Haha I love it. Get a waffle in your life ASAP!
Omg the foooooood in your posts….I mean come on…I do want to make those muffins, though. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
Homemade waffles are the best. I’m obsessed with waffles
Agreed, a little too much.
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Your bike is so rad. Hope the fenders have helped keep your booty dry (drier?).
Those waffles look delish. That’s awesome that your recipe was featured on that vloggers’ video! Go you.
I still don’t have the fenders…haha I just now know why I may want them in the future. 😝
Mashed bananas in things is so so good! Annnnd I love your confessions. I ate a healthy dinner last night in order to not order anything at the bar during Trivia and ended up getting tots…and I loved it.
You go girl, potatoes for life!
I’ve been wondering about the bbq jackfruit, but was scared that it hasn’t been long enough since I had real bbq for me to think it was good. Maybe I’ll have to try it now.
As for my confession: I have to admit that the minute I decided to go vegan recently one of the very first things I did was stalk your Instagram/blog to see what the heck you eat so I could copy it.
I love this confession. I hope you found some good things, I admit my taste buds are somewhat boring and bland at times! The jackfruit was waayy more flavor that I typically use, which is why it was such a treat! 🙂
So yes, yes, yes to the homemade waffle. That thing looks amazing. It could also be the berries, the nut butter and syrup (honey) on top calling my name.
That’s fantastic that The Drunk Kitchen made your coffee bites. I watched the video and it was great exposure. Hooray!!
Also I don’t know what bike fenders are or jackfruit. Oops.
Honey ooooozing off the top. My favorite look. Bike fenders: the contraptions that sit above the back wheels to prevent mud splatter from going EVERYWHERE. Like a hug for your tire.
haha oh girl, you are so adorable. love the “matching friends” pic, and the “no orphans” rule for your writing — i admit i’ve made changes there as well, especially in creative pieces or resume (totally different spectrum, i know). i guess i don’t think about it quite as much on my blog. but your reference to the line it was currently in –>priceless. ❤
It’s funny because I realize that not everyone computer is the same, and my view is not the same as your view, or my moms view and so on. SOOO, my OCD backfires still. HA.
Um pretty amazing that she made your recipe on My Drunk Kitchen! She’s so funny, and her puns kill me. And personally I love exfoliating my mouth :’D. Every now and then though I’m like we share a name, and she’s famous, and I’m not, so that’s lame. I imagine everyone feels this way about name twins, right? It’s totally normal haha
Her puns are brilliant. I never watched many of her MDK episodes, or really any of her videos, but one of my previous coworkers was obsessed with her which is they only way I knew about her. I just stumbled across her page a few weeks ago when she had posted this! It was fate.
Crazy that your recipe was made on MDK! Great for you! I’ve been soooo into BBQ jackfruit lately!! I hope you’re getting fenders soon haha! Please come over and make waffles.
I used to be a librarian, so all of my books, CDs and DVDs are in alphabetical order :-S
If you don’t want to go to the hassle of fitting mud-guards to your bike, maybe buy an ‘ass-saver’ (http://ass-savers.com/) 🙂
Omg this is amazing, thank you. 🙈
How exciting about school and how well Starbucks treats you! That’s awesome! A guy at my church was literally just telling me he needs to get fenders for his bike because he’s been splashing mud all over himself lately!
demeter | beaming baker
Fenderless bike = hot mess, in the back of course. I rode my bike in college through rainstorms and muddy landslides (okay, I exaggerate), and it was so not pretty. Love this confessions post! and congrats on the famous youtuber exposure. 😉
Your rides sound wayyy more hardcore than mine. 😝
demeter | beaming baker
Gurlll, it was completely unintentional! One second it was all sunshine and rainbows, the next, it was a torrential storm! Previously pristine (ish) pants were gone like it was nobody’s business. 😜
I’m a prime number volume kind of guy with the car radio 🙂 Looking forward to better weather too for more bike riding.
HA, that’s awesome. Put those mathematical numbers to use somewhere! I think I’m going to attempt my first commute to work today!! WHOOO.
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
Oh my gosh I want that waffle right now!! Mmm. And yay for bike riding! My hubby got me a new mountain bike for Christmas, and I finally had a chance to go for a ride last week… Such a challenging, adrenaline pumping workout!
LOVE! I feel like I have all the freedom in the world on my bike. It’s bizarre, but wonderful.
Have you tried making waffles with protein powder ? I’m looking for a good recipe.. if you have one, please share 🙂
I’m not surprised your recipe was featured on youtube, because it’s damn good !
PS: I love your shoes !!! *__*
I have, BUT I have not found one I was overly happy with. Perhaps because I’ve always just experimented and tried making my own haha.
haha ! for me it turns out very dry each time 😦
omg… #1 is me to a T! Car radio, TV, thermostat, anything… must be an even number or something that ends in 5. Can’t have it any other way… and don’t mess with me on that either! haha
😂 I’m so glad you understand.