Spiced hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper

#becauseitsnotstudying: Spiced hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper

For many, a cup of hot chocolate conjures childhood memories of warming up during a snow day. Even now, when I was trapped in my apartment last week because of the snow and forced to *gasp* study for an upcoming exam, hot chocolate brought the same sort of comfort. However, as much as I loved Swiss Miss and mini-marshmallows, my palate has matured a bit – I wanted something a little more grown up.

Spiced hot chocolate

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Salmon burgers on avocado flatbread toast with a kale salad

#becauseitsnotstudying: Salmon Burgers

Salmon burgers on avocado toast with a kale salad
Salmon burgers on avocado flatbread toast with a kale salad

A dilemma that I’m sure has plagued many a college student: It’s the last week of break and you barely have anything in the fridge. You also don’t want to buy any groceries because you’ll be home soon and it won’t be worth it. What is a poor soul like you going to do? What you’re going to do is put down the menu of that pizza place and keep driving past Chipotle because today you’re going to learn how to adult.

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#becauseitsnotstudying: Sausage, Kale, and Lentil Stew with Roasted Carrots

With autumn in full swing and the temperature dropping (except for this past week), it’s the perfect time to make what I consider a staple for a chilly fall day – a hearty bowl of stew.

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