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What is Your Snack Personality?

I just got off my cellphone from a phone interview for an internship. I think it went well, but does anyone else notice that they start to repeat words when they get nervous? It would be impossible to count how many times I said “so,” “or” and “in the end” during those 30 minutes. What I can share though is the advice to never schedule an interview at 7:30 in the morning. Your voice will crack and the interviewer will apologize for getting you up early (it was all said in good spirit though. I didn’t yawn or fall asleep during the interview!).

But now that is over and done with. Next Monday I have an in-person interview about 2 hours away so I’m currently figuring out how I am going to manage my last class of the day. It will all work out… in the end. Ugh. I seriously used that phrase more times in the interview than I have in my entire life. Stab me with a rod and stick my marshmallow brain over the fire, I don’t think it’s burnt enough.

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Speaking of marshmallows, do you like yours golden or black? I personally am a fan of catching mine on fire and waiting until the outside turns a deep charcoal. Yum. Over the weekend though I went to a friend’s cookout and I realized that everyone has a lot of different opinions on how marshmallows should be cooked. Very similar in all aspects of food really.

Since today is Thinking Out Loud Thursday with Amanda at Running with Spoons, I want to talk about the various food categories that people are passionate about. Perhaps passionate is the wrong word, but I think you know what I mean – everyone has that one type of food that is their favorite, that they LOVE to talk about. I believe that a person’s favorite kind of food can tell a lot about them.

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So, what I’ve devised for today is to break down these food categories and share my personality specialist opinion on what they really mean. And then, because this week I have been promoting an awesome cookbook kit (affiliate links), I am going to match your food personality up with which cookbook I think you would be most interested in. Obviously I’m going to try and sell you the kit because I think you’ll love it (and I’ll make a little money ūüėČ ), but even if you don’t buy the kit, consider purchasing one of the cookbooks individually. The whole package is a much much better deal and either way supports fellow bloggers just like you AND provides some delicious recipes in return!

First up, the categories… Muffins, Smoothies, Nut Butter, Granola, Chocolate, Crackers. Notice I didn’t include main meals. The main reason is that everyone has different opinions on what to eat for dinner. Meat, vegetarian, vegan, etc.? I just picked the options I see most frequently on blogs as snacks.

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Now, pick which category above is your favorite snack and read on to find out your snack personality!

Muffins

You want everything to be happy. If things go awry and people get upset, you are the first to jump in and try to provide comfort. You reach for muffins because they are sweet and well-rounded. In your day to day activities you don’t like having negative thoughts and try to be positive no matter the circumstance.

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Suggested Cookbook: Top 10 Muffins of 2013 by Fast Paleo Contributors

Recipes that sound amazing: Pecan Molasses Mini Muffins, Lemon Blueberry Nut Muffins, and Banana Vanilla Spice Muffins

Smoothies

You appreciate simplicity. Whether you are on the go or just wanting to take a minute to relax, you pick up a smoothie because you can get all of your nutrients in one sitting. Much like in life, you don’t like a lot of fluff and try to only commit to things where you are able to give 100%.

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Suggested Cookbook: Top 10 Smoothies of 2012 by Fast Paleo Contributors

Recipes that sound amazing: Green Frozen Lemonade, Chocolate Avocado No-Milk Shake, and Creamy Coconut Macadamia Coffee Smoothie

Chocolate

You like to indulge. Not only in the creamy blissfulness of nut butter, but you cannot go a day without your favorite activity. It doesn’t matter if it is running, baking, reading or watching your favorite show, your day is not complete without it. You believe that no matter what is going on in your life, it is important to make time to put yourself first and do what you love.

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Suggested Cookbook: 30 Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes by Louise Hendon

Recipes that sound amazing: Chocolate Coconut Fudge Cups, Chocolate Coffee Pot de Creme, and Chocolate Truffles

Granola

You like staying busy. While some people fail when life gets stressful, you thrive. Granola is perfect for batch-making and helps you to plan ahead for what you know will be a full schedule. To feel accomplished you want to be able to check everything off of your to-do list and get things done.

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Suggested Cookbook: Paleogasm by Camille Macres

Recipes that sound amazing: Banana Blueberry Breakfast Bars (like granola bars) and Pumpkin Flax Granola

Nut Butter

You enjoy down-time. Just like everyone else you like to be involved and finish your work, but you truly appreciate taking time out of your schedule to just relax and relish in a peaceful hour or two. Nut butter is the perfect snack for you because it is simple to scoop out and enjoy while taking your mind off work.

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Suggested Cookbook: Caveman Feast by George Bryant and Abel James

Recipes that sound amazing: Pumpkin Pie Espresso Hazelnut Butter, Cocoa Espresso Almond Butter, and Almond Coconut Chocolate Drops (with almond butter)

Crackers

You are a multi-tasker. Crackers are the best choice for you because you take on a lot of responsibility both at home and at work/school. You don’t always have enough time for everything you would like to do during the day, but when you do get the chance, you know what you love. In the meantime, staying involved is enough to satisfy you.

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Suggested Cookbook: The Paleo Snack Recipe Book by Suzanne Crawt

Recipes that sound amazing: Coconut Chips, Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips, and Sweet Potato Crisps with Rosemary Salt

If any of these recipes or cookbooks sound like something you would be interested, check out the Primal Life Kit page to find out more. There are more than 49 products included at a value of over $1500. But the cost to you is only $39. That’s a 95% discount. So far over 2,000 kits have been sold! There is no limit; however, the sale is only running until April 28th (Monday) so you need to jump on this deal now ūüėČ Yesterday for WIAW I posted a few recipe reviews for what have tried out so far from my personal purchase of the kit and the cookbooks inside. Pancakes and Sweet Potato Chili. Definitely worth it.

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Questions for you:

So, how did I do? Is your “snack personality” anything like your real personality?¬†

Do you think what someone eats says anything about them as a person?

What is one recipe that you would like to try from this list?

Take a look at the Primal Life Kit and tell me which product you’d be interested in! (I need some help on deciding what to read/try next ūüôā ).

Breakfast Take 1, 2, 3 (WIAW)

Do you ever get that feeling in your eyes, when you are tired and they feel like they are burning? Exhaustion maybe. But I actually got 8 1/2 hours of sleep last night, so it could also just be my eyes are tired of staring at computer screens all day for class. Seriously, out of all three of my classes today I was on the computer for every single one of them. I guess I should expect that with our increasing dependence on technology, but that still surprises me. Although, tomorrow I am only on the computer for one of my three classes so maybe I just took the wrong day to examine.

Either way, I’m finding it hard to concentrate so if I make some big goof like misspelling every single word, or having a slip of the tongue and calling eggs – chicken or pancakes – waffles, forgive me just this once*

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*Well, maybe more than once since I cannot see into the future. My gut tells me that this will happen again when exams roll around. Or next week. Who really knows?

So spell check just told me that I misspelled “misspelling.” Since when have there been two Ss? Like I said, spelling errors galore. You would have never guessed that I was in the county spelling bee for three years in middle school. Better believe it though with my shiny gold participation trophies displayed proudly on my bookshelves at home.

Tomorrow morning I have an early advising appointment where I get to discuss my future (aka classes for next fall). I already had one with my honors advisor on Monday so I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll be taking. I’m looking forward to it though because I would like to discuss my specialization options and what will work best with my schedule.

You know your life is boring when planning your classes is the highlight of your week.

Among other exciting things, I am going to turn in my notarized lease tomorrow for my apartment, start my accounting simulation for the semester, and apply to more internships (*fingers crossed* but not too hopeful).

THESE EYES ARE ON FIRRRRREEEEEE

Sing that to the tune of Alicia Key’s song and you will be in my brain right now.

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Now my mind is telling me it is seriously time to get on with today’s post. FINE.

Another WIAW! Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting once again. Check out the link-up today for tons of other great bloggers and their food pictures.

I entitled this WIAW “Breakfast Take 1, 2, 3” because I have mostly breakfast photos to share with you. In reality only one was made for breakfast as I have no qualms about making (and my family has no qualms about eating) breakfast foods for other meals of the day.

Breakfast Take #1

This glorious stack of pancakes below was split by my mom and dad. They are just my basic paleo pancakes that I posted a few months ago. Topped with grass-fed butter, and honey.

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Breakfast Take #2

Waffles! These are not just any waffles however, but SAVORY waffles from The Big Man’s World. In case you don’t know what savory is, you are not alone.¬†My dad went to put honey on his and I said, “No Dad, they’re SAVORY.” And he responded, “What’s ‘savory’?” *sigh* He has so much to learn.

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Breakfast Take #3

Of course, what is a WIAW without a disclaimer of ugly food ahead? So forewarning, the next picture really is delicious. All three of my family members ate it. When my parents eat something you know it’s acceptable. When they get seconds you know it’s good. When my brother ventures to take a bowl you know it’s a SUCCESS. This is an attempt at a recreation of Meghan’s Breakfast Salad. I just sauteed some potatoes, onions and spinach in my cast iron with butter. Then I cracked in a bunch of eggs (extra because I accidentally dropped the carton in the process and had to use the rest up. Whoops), and then seasoned the scramble with sea salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.

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Snack

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, on Sunday I made a homemade version of the Shamrock Shake. I used avocado, coconut milk, a frozen banana, vanilla extract, and some peppermint stevia. I really wanted to use plain mint extract and some honey for sweetener but there was no mint extract to be found. My dad said these tasted kind of “chemically” which is most likely from the huge amount of stevia I had to dump in to make them taste minty. Lesson learned for sure.

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Dessert

While the shakes were not a win, these brownies most certainly were. My mom even asked if I had written down the recipe just to be sure that I hadn’t forgotten it. She knows me so well. I’ll be posting these hopefully next week after I get a chance to make them again (next time perhaps with frosting as my dad requested that addition… he’s getting to be quite the dessert connoisseur).

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What I Ate

So obviously all of those things above are not foods that I am able to eat (although I did try some of the shake, much to the chagrin of my stomach). I tried again to introduce some other foods without success, and since I last updated you on my health issues I have visited two doctors. There isn’t anything to report except frustrations. I will try to share what happened with my last doctor in the future though because it was unbelievable. For now, all you need to know is that I have it in my plans to go to every Doctor rating website there is and give him a negative ten zillion stars. Yes, although zillion is not a real number I am going to give him a negative of it. That’s how horrible that appointment was. I do not use fake quantities lightly.

Oh right, so the food that I ate over my break includes this very boring bowl of boiled zucchini noodles below topped with shrimp (although this is not a good picture I still couldn’t bother waiting to eat half the shrimp before taking the picture). I also sprinkled on some sea salt and olive oil.

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And the cucumber juice was back this week at school. Except this time I didn’t manage to freeze it separately into ice cubes so now I have a huge block of juice in my freezer. While before it looked like some wicked witch potion, this now reminds me of Superman’s kryptonite. I call dibs on Lois Lane. No take-backs.

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And there you have it. I hope you found my rambling humorous rather than annoying, and my food pictures if not appealing, at least non-repulsive. How you could ever hate on a picture of pancakes though is beyond me.

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Questions for you:

Are you tired? Are your eyes on fire?

Do you ramble like I do when you are sleepy or become a silent mouse?

If you were to say “savory” to your parents/friends, would they know what you meant?

If you could be any superhero’s significant other, who would you be?