Fake Fall

Last night, I was on my own for dinner! Jason was home, but is living of chicken noodle soup and Gatorade. Feel better!


I love these nights when I’m home at a decent hour and can make whatever I feel like!

I found a recipe in REAL SIMPLE magazine that I wanted to try out: Quinoa with Mushrooms, Kale, and sweet potatoes.


I followed the recipe for the most part, but used veggie broth instead of wine because I didn’t have any. I also only made enough for one, so I quartered the recipe!


It was quite tasty, and reminded me of fall! Fall is no where to be found in Florida, so I have to pretend, by setting up pretty flowers…


Dessert was also whatever I felt like! Normally, that would be brownies and fro-yo because that’s pretty much all Jason will eat.

I have been DYING to try Angela’s Vegan PB Jam Glo-Bites and I finally had the perfect opportunity to do so!


I’m pretty sure they didn’t come out as beautiful as the originals, but they were very tasty! Next time, I want to try adding chocolate chips instead of jam. Maybe even make a pumpkin flavored one?



I finally got to bed around 11:15 pm, and didn’t wake up intil 8:15 am!! YIKES! I slept through prime running hour and that means it was HOT!!!!

I made it through… but I cut it short. I intended to run 6.0 but stopped after 5.0 miles. I ran out of water, was sweating like a crazy person, and I decided not to torture myself.

I finished the 5.0 miles in 47:20 and then headed home to take car of my flu-stricken boyfriend.

Once I got back from my run, I had an extreme craving for a bagel! Not just any bagel, an EVERYTHING bagel with cream cheese! Sometimes I get the strangest cravings, but I think it’s my body telling me something, so I try to listen to it.


NOM-NOM! It was perfect.

I’m thinking of making some hot chocolate! It’s 88 degrees outside, but its COLD in the apartment! Jason has the air cranked wwaaaaay down!

I guess you could say we are trying to fake fall around here!


I want it to get cooler SO BADLY!!!

❤ MegaNerd

27 Responses

  1. 😦 That sucks Jas has the flu! Hope he gets better 🙂 Like I’ve been saying, ITS FREEZING UP HERE! I am currently in a hoodie and sweat pants with socks pulled up to my knees lol. It is definitely feeling like fall here 🙂 Have a good day! Take care of that man of yours!!

  2. Get well soon Jason!! I am stick to, so I know how much it sucks, especially because fall weather has SO arrived her in NY and all I want to do is run in the wind and play with leaves, but alas, I am stuck on my couch watching the kids in the school across from my apartment play. Sadness. 😦 Glad to see that even though it doesn’t feel like fall yet down in FL, that you are making the best of the season!!

  3. cranking the AC down is so bad for the environemnt. Guess the melting polar ice caps dont mean much to you/your bf?

    • LOL. That’s hilarious… he is extremely sick right now, I don’t think he cares about anything else at the moment other than feeling better.

      Normally our air is at 78* and its current at 74*… its not that bad.

    • and by the way… I hope you are a vegan, hippie, Prius-driving, tree-hugging, idol of perfection or else you’re a huge hypocrite!

      • Not that being a vegan (wtf?) or a hippe have anything to do with being environmentally friendly, but fyi I don’t own a car, use a bicylce and public transport every day, my parents own a hybrid green car, and I lived in Vietnam (average daily temp. of 91.4 degrees, with humidity) and did not own an AC. I’m by no means perfect, but it seems quite luxurious and irresponsible to turn down your AC to “COLD”!

        Just sayin’

        • Liam-

          Well good for you!

          Maybe you should get a life and stop worrying about my AC. I already explained that my BF is VERY sick and that having cooler air makes him feel better. Normally we have our air at 78 which is NOT cold at all, in fact if you move around you sweat, because it is much cheaper to keep it running at a higher temp. I don’t mind sacrificing one square inch of a polar ice cap or whatever you said to have Jason get well. I’m sorry I just don’t care.

          And, since when did I ever preach about being environmentally friendly? That’s not what this blog is about.

  4. I’m envious of your 88* fall weather. It’s 55* here right now and I’m trying to get the courage up to venture out for my 17 mile run. Brrrrr
    Have a beautiful day, I hope your BF feels better soon!

  5. I love everything bagels!! Hope Jason feels better soon!

  6. I want a real fall too. 😦 I keep tell Ross that although I like Gainesville, I wouldn’t be opposed to moving again..as long as it’s somewhere with seasons.

  7. P.S. Feel better Jason!!!

  8. I hear ya! I didn’t get out for my run until 7:30 and it was already hot. Ugh.

    I hope Jason feels better soon!

  9. I wish it would get WARMER 🙂 I live up in MN where it snowed yesterday. Yikes!

    As much as I love my boyfriend, I secretly like the nights he isn’t home sometimes too.. For one reason and one reason only- I can make recipes he would never want to eat!

  10. I hope your boy feels better soon!

  11. Grr been meaning to make those Glo bites foreverrrr!! They look so tasty 🙂

    I have a freaking 10 lb bag of quinoa to use, so I think I’m bookmarking that recipe!

  12. No you don’t! I want it to get -warmer- so badly. Here in England, it’s friggin freezing… and they tell me it gets worse! 😛 EEEH!

  13. Yeah, Megan the polar ice caps are melting. Where are your priorities? GOSH.


    I have the heat cranking today. It’s in the 60s up in MA and I’m freezing!!

  14. Yum – your dinner looks like a great blend of fall flavor! And those Glo bites sound SO good!

    I’m in GA and it’s pretty hot here today as well. It’s October 11th! I shouldn’t be able to wear flip flops and shorts!

  15. so jealous of your warm weather! it is currently 31 degrees outside!!

  16. the quinoa and sweet potato look great together! i must try this.

  17. I totally agree about listening to your body. When you crave something I think you usually are missing some kind of mineral or vitamin… maybe? Haha.

  18. oh man does that dinner ever sound fabulous!! love sweet potatoes and kale 🙂

  19. Are you kidding? Anything with pumpkin is good.. the GloBites are probably included in that!

  20. amen megan! that comment was ridiculous. a human’s health is more important than a stinkin’ ice cap.

  21. hope jason feels better! those desserts look fab!

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  23. LOL I am just catching up on your blog after a while — anonymous/unusual comments are always hilarious, but “Liam’s” is especially ridiculous!

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