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A Summer Update (and a cupcake, too!)

As of this posting I have officially applied to 6 schools, been rejected by one, and withdrew from two. I have three more secondary requests in my inbox that I’m going to finish up today…and then I’m just waiting on three more to get back to me. Whew! It’s definitely a long process. I can’t … Continue reading

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies!

Well, I promised! So here they are, delicious and freakishly easy, gluten-free peanut butter cookies: I’ve been avoiding gluten rather unintentionally lately, for the last month or so, I’ve just been generally staying away from carbohydrates. I’ve found that I have more energy, am basically happier, and all of my unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms that have … Continue reading

Taking a Deep Breath

I think I overreacted a bit today, but ultimately putting my accounts on private and locking my twitter was probably a good thing. I’ll probably link them back up again after the admissions season; I really don’t want anything I do or say online to have a negative impact during this process. I thought I … Continue reading

Moon Bagels and Total Lunar Eclipse

Last week there was a total lunar eclipse that looked like this: In honor of the moon, we had an epic baking session and made…MOON BAGELS (which are just regular bagels with an awesome name!) Ingredients: 1 tbsp yeast 1 cup warm water 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp sugar 3 cups flour First combine the … Continue reading

Stir Fry Djougou Style

So most Peace Corps Volunteers don’t have the kind of wonderful access to fresh fruits and vegetables that I have being in a bigger city. I’ve been thinking for a while that I needed to take advantage of my relative luck and make something colorful and healthy.     I went to the marketplace and … Continue reading

Pentecost Tofu Burgers

I spent the weekend without internet access and due to the holiday around here, was sans internet for four days. In order to occupy myself and prevent the “omg, has my application been verified yet” crazies, I decided to go on a quest for vegetarian friendly burgers here in the middle of nowhere, West Africa. … Continue reading

Cucumber Egg Salad

First thing’s first: ALL MY TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY AMCAS! I can now actually get verified! Woo hoo! And now, on to more delicious matters… Today I was feeling healthy and ambitious so I decided to go for a salad. I fished around in my little fridge and found a cucumber that I had … Continue reading

Tofu Meatball Sub

The other day I discovered a magical combination. Soy cheese (what they call tofu here) on a sandwich. I know it sounds simple, but with tomato sauce, onions, tomatoes, and other random African greenery it tasted like a delicious vegetarian meatball sub sandwich. This was super easy to make even here in my little ghetto … Continue reading

Mango pie

So this weekend we made mango pie up at the workstation. Mangoes are everywhere these days, although the season is coming to a close. I’ve been picking mangoes from my tree out front, peeling them, and eating them right there on my porch while Zaari explores and hunts lizards in the brush. I love mangoes … Continue reading