Tuna Casserole Comfort

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Wow, I cannot believe that 3 years went by this quickly and that I now have a J.D. (Congrats to everyone who got one this year!!!) It definitely is a milestone that I am super proud of – that I did it, that I was sort of happy doing it, that I didn’t have a bad time, that it was easier than losing weight, and that I actually thought it was easier than undergrad. Maybe because I am crazy and take on a work and school load way out of proportion in relation to other people. During undergrad, I was an econ major, along with 2 minors: law and society and communications. On top of that I was working as a barista 30 hours a week and even more so, engaged in tons of social activities. And then in law school, my second year, I was working 2 jobs and taking 5 classes. I’m just crazy. I mean I don’t have straight As obviously, but what I learned from all that, besides that I am crazy and want to learn as much stuff as possible so it preps me for conversations in the world, is that I could handle a load like that and with happiness! Of course, that cut down my reading hours to none and instead, used my spare time to watch endless Netflix and marathons of shows. I for some reason felt like I had more time in law school – maybe because of the lack of midterms and only one test that determines your grade. I guess I left law school unscathed and to that, I am truly thankful. But now, with the bar exam in July looming, I am quite nervous of whether I have the work ethic to get through it. Will update this blog periodically I hope of my sanity/mental health. I really hope the “losing weight is much harder than law school” carries over to bar studying, where I can say “losing weight was harder than the bar”. Ah, I hope, I hope. Here are some pics from my graduation and with the fam!

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Here is some comforting tuna casserole for me to indulge in, and for you to feel sorry for me haha. The sundried tomatoes added makes the dish a little tangy and more scrumptious than normal. You can always mix and match the stuff you put into tuna casseroles because it is forgiving in that way. Things don’t really overpower the overwhelming tuna, but instead, act like compliments. I really liked the peas and sundried tomatoes- hope you do too!

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Seared Ahi Tuna!

New look for the website!!! I switched to WordPress for a cleaner look and hopefully someday I will host my own website when I get all big and professional!!! Look for lots of new things on the site in the coming months! I have tons of new posts on the way and can’t wait to share them with you! Your reading and excitement keeps my blog alive and me motivated. Hope you like the new look!

The gourmet seared ahi tuna! I made this awhile ago but never shared the recipe. Everyone was so shocked about this because you know it’s expensive at restaurants so people think it’s super hard to make. Well guess what? It’s not!!! Please try it!!!! At home, you can have as much as your heart desires as opposed the 4 pieces you get on top of a salad at restaurants! Buy a fresh chunk of ahi tuna and sear away!!! It is super easy and perfect for summer!!!

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Ultimate Open Faced Tuna Melt!

Hallelujah! We have been blessed with a few days of hot hot weather!!! I guess I used to be really sun obsessed, but lately I haven’t had much desire to lay out and brown my skin! I don’t know what it is! Maybe the talk about too much sun exposure and its consequences have finally gotten to me? Or maybe I realize how easily I tan (basically when I stand outside) and I don’t want to be too brown these days? Or maybe because I lived in SF over the summer and my body doesn’t like blazing hot sun directly on it? Seems pretty far off from the days where I thought 110 degree days were normal growing up hahah. Anyway, I finally brought myself and a friend over the weekend to lay out on the beach in the late afternoon and it was nice and breezy. It felt nice as opposed to baking in the sun. My body loves warmer weather and quickly deteriorates when its semi ‘cold(er)’- it really has a knack for getting sick when the weather changes :(. Since it was cold and rainy the past few weeks, I have been sick for the past few weeks. I am totally back on the grind with this warm weather- and I have been craving fish. Tuna fish. Strange I know. I don’t even like canned tuna that much. But I was craving a tuna fish sandwich all week so I decided to make one. Mmmm was it goooooood. A lot of you liked it on Instagram too. It is so easy to like spice up a boring tuna fish sandwich! See below!

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Skinny Tuna/Egg Salad!

For you protein addicts out there like me, here is a very skinny version of 2 favorite classics: Tuna Salad and Egg Salad. Instead of disgusting mayo (ya’ll know I hate it), I used greek-yogurt as a replacement. This takes out the unnecessary bad fat, and replaces it with good fat and even more protein. But the caveat is to make a single serving and eat it right away because it will get watery. This greek yogurt tip can be used in potato salads as well, or anything that uses mayo in cold side dishes. 🙂 Happy bulking!

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