Month: April 2014

Oatless Oatmeal

Since cutting oats from my diet, I’ve searched for a healthier alternative to the classic breakfast mash. Yesterday, I finally found a delicious recipe that does just the trick! You can find the original recipe on Fitting it All In.Untitled

7 TSBP Egg whites

1-2 TBSP flaxseed

Heavy dash of cinnamon!

Splash of vanilla

¼ cup of almond milk (unsweetened)

1 mashed up banana


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for 4-6 minutes (or until the mixture thicken). Enjoy hot or cold!


Written by Contributing Author Kenzie Bosmeny


Last weekend I ventured up North to visit my friend Claire in Denmark. Despite the cool weather, Copenhagen was absolutely delightful. From the moment I stepped off the plane, everyone I spoke with was welcoming and friendly.



Warm blankets for those willing to endure outside seating


In general, the Danes had a very quaint yet progressive way of life. From their subway systems to their recycling programs, the Danish community felt unified and efficient. Coming from a big city like London, it was refreshing to feel such a strong sense of community organization.



Community wall for people to create messages using flip panels


Claire did some research and found a huge designer forum going on downtown. We showed up and hundreds of designers had set up booths to sell their work. It was such a cool way to see Danish fashion and culture in action. Plus I scored a gorgeous leather jacket for a few bucks.

Designer Forum

On Sunday morning we took a quick train ride to Malmo, Sweden. Despite being so close, Malmo had much different atmosphere than Copenhagen. Though most things were closed (dang Sundays), we had a splendid afternoon walking through the city’s iconic Kungsparkengarden, cemeteries and Malmöhus Castle.


My wonderful hosts

The castle was one of the creepiest places I’d ever been to. Given it’s almost 500 year old age, the castle’s purpose has changed over the years from a residence to a prison to museum today. We read about past inmate’s stories and even stumbled upon a room of dolls. I knew Scandinavians loved their murder mystery stories but it wasn’t until the creepy exhibit of serial killers that I got the picture.


The Turning Torso


Despite the spooky afternoon, I left Denmark/Sweden hooked on the series “The Bron”. All in all, it was a wonderful change of scenery!



Coffee Shops

2I just love coffee shops. When I moved to college, it was clear I’d have to get creative in order to get some alone time. Thus started my love with coffee shop scouting!

There’s just something so soothing about sitting in a cafe with calm music that instantly relaxes me. But my #1 rule has always been to not bind myself to a single cafe but have a few for different purposes.

The Study Shop: Look for great wifi, late hours, outlets (so important) and some seriously good caffeine. What else is going to write that final paper? Ideally this shop isn’t as popular, so you can rock those sweats and not have to worry about seeing anyone.

The Date, Hangout Shop: Look for board games, good food, and good, mellow music. This shop is filled with young people, but is very relaxing in nature. Bonus: they have great pastries.

Going out Coffee Shop: Try to find a chic, modern shop for this category. It’s the kind of place that trades its baristas for bartenders at night. The energy is always contagious. Bonus: they serve good dinner and lunch.

Happy Coffee hunting!

Written by Contributing Author Kenzie Bosmeny