Hello from Stockholm! I’m sitting here in my dorm room finishing some breakfast (it’s 9am here). So far everything has gone really well, but I’ll get more into that later.
I have a few more things from home (Chicago) to share!
On my way home from the secretary of State office (new 21+ ID!), I stopped for a quick lunch at Protein Bar. They have lots of healthy, high protein meals, made with real food!
Green juice and quinoa chili bowl for me.
More snuggle-puppy time!
I miss this already.
I am now the proud owner of this baby!
It really is fantastic for travel. I did not take a single real book with me, and it saved me so much space and trouble.
Brunch with high school friends, at Toast. Unfortunately I had just come back from a 5.5 mile run and ate a big breakfast right after, so I wasn’t super hungry for brunch.
But the baby spinach & beet salad I got was delicious! They had really good coffee, too – I definitely overdid the caffeine that day.
One of my friends got their signature stuffed french toast! One strawberry, one mascarpone, one chocolate. The mascarpone was the best.
It snowed in chicago!
This is nothing compared to what we usually get. Sad winter.
Cooking with Mom! Definitely going to miss that.
On the menu – kale and pumpkin seed risotto, roasted fennel and squash. the squash was frozen to start, and I definitely didn’t cook it enough. Sad day. But the rest was fantastic!
Snow at night.
Then, for my last night at home, we had some family over for a lovely dinner. Mom and I cooked, again.
Nice big salad, with whole foods fennel and artichoke salad mixed in.
Toppings for the main meal…
Mexican hot chocolate snicker doodles for dessert. And…
And for dinner – red wine and chocolate-chip black bean chili (veg)! We used this recipe, one of many that my mom had in her collection of chili recipes. It was delicious! Seriously, the chocolate adds a really great flavor element.
Topped with greek yogurt (and a little cheese) for me. Greek yogurt = healthier, tastier alternative to sour cream.
Now, I’m off to run around Stockholm city to register for my classes!
Do cook with your parents at home?
Favorite chili recipe?