Back To School Tag (Original)


As stated in my¬†last post, I’m starting classes in a couple days and moved into college yesterday! I’m sure many of you are headed back to school as well!

I’m curious, what is school like at your grade level in your country? Comment below ūüôā

I thought I’d pump myself up and you too hopefully by making a back to school tag.

Here are the questions:

  1. A new school year leads to new beginnings, what new book do you want to start this school year?
  2. If you’re going to a new school, it can be a scary change. What book are you going to slip into your bag to give you a boost?
  3. You make a new friend and the first thing they ask you is “what’s your favorite book?” How do you respond?
  4. Uh oh, it’s time to pack your suitcase for college and it’s too full! What book are you going to sacrifice to make some room?
  5. You’re almost late to class, but you sprint back to your room to quickly grab your current read. What is it?
  6. Create a school related acronym using book titles!


There we go! I’ll post my answers next weekend; I tag YOU ūüôā

Thanks friends and good luck in your new school year!


Kiss 4


The Mediterranean Table


Author: Unknown

Publisher: Sonoma Press

Release Date: 8/10/2015


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In the age of green smoothie detoxes and elimination diets, it’s easy to forget that you can actually enjoy flavorful, satisfying food and live a more healthful life. The cuisine of the Mediterranean is some of most nourishing and delicious in the world, and The Mediterranean Table includes more than 150 recipes that promise to make keeping the Mediterranean diet a natural, simple lifestyle change.

While other Mediterranean cookbooks have a strict culinary focus or a strict diet focus,¬†The Mediterranean Table¬†marries the two‚ÄĒand proves that you don‚Äôt have to have a Sicilian grandmother to fill your kitchen with the flavors and traditions of this classic way of eating. With cooking tips, easy-to-prepare recipes, detailed nutritional information, an at-a-glance meal plan, and regional spotlights for every recipe,¬†The Mediterranean Table¬†will take readers on a culinary journey through Southern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, all while sharing a time-tested tradition of healthy eating.


I have to say, the synopsis is spot on! I love cooking, which shouldn’t be a surprise considering I love food ¬†but it is. I honestly thought that I’d hate the time, money and effort involved, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I’m heading back to college in a couple weeks and have a kitchen in my new dorm!¬†So I went out to the bookstore and bought a cookbook (which *side-note* can can we talk about how expensive they are?).

I’ve been on a self-imposed, calorie-restrictive diet so I knew I wanted a¬†healthy¬†one which also provided me with a¬†calorie count AND had food I liked in it. So I searched and right before I was going to give up, I found this¬†gem and began using it to practice before I got to school.

This book is full of recipes,¬†some are easier than others,¬†and a WHOLE section detailing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It provides a list of places to find hard-to-locate ingredients. Overall my two favorite recipes I’ve made are spinach and feta stuffed chicken breasts and vegetarian kofte. I would¬†HIGHLY recommend¬†this and let me know if there are any cookbooks I should try next. Apparently Nevel from¬†ICarly¬†released one, which like¬†obviously¬†I want.

Have a Great Weekend,

Kiss 4