Thursday, March 15th

11:00AM Molecular Biology Lecture
Leftover baked chicken broccoli and ziti from yesterday, plus the green beans (270 calories). The ziti tasted alright, though a little bland (it was also bland yesterday, but I somehow managed to overlook that). Unfortunately, eating the green beans was like eating thick rope. I guess microwaving them somehow makes them really tough. Yeah that was pretty gross.

4:30PM Whitehead Chili Contest
1 cup of various chili recipes (250 calories), 2 tbsp sour cream (50 calories), 1 oz. shredded cheddar (80 calories). Mmm! I got to try 7 different homemade chilis, as well as the one made by Whitehead's cafeteria. Some of them were really good! I think there was only one chili that I really disliked, because it tasted mushroomy and medicine-y. I voted for entry #6, I think I'll know tomorrow if he won or not. I really like chili in general. It's hearty, savory, and has a little kick. I especially like to eat it topped with cheese and slightly cooked onions. Very filling too. My favorite chili that I've ever tried is the turkey chili that Baker makes. It's a bit sweeter than regular chili, and I generally like my foods to be a little bit sweet. I think this stems from the Shanghainese cuisine I grew up with, which is known for its unique use of sugar to balance salt. Sometimes when I cook with other people, they are baffled by the fact that I add sugar to the dishes. It's a little secret of Shanghainese cooking that many people don't understand :)

8:00PM Baker Dorm Dining
1 baked scrod filet (250 calories), 1 cup mixed vegetables (50 calories), 1.5 cups confetti rice (300 calories). Baker usually makes their rice too dry and chewy. Today was no exception, unfortunately. But the fish was very good, moist and soft, contrasting nicely with the crunchy crumb topping. I think it was tilapia, but I can't be sure.

8:45PM Dorm Room
The last 1/4 of my chocolate mousse torte leftovers haha (~ 100 calories).

2:45AM Dorm Room, Studying MCATs
1 pear (100 calories) + 1 Viactiv vitamin. Something to help me stay awake while I study late at night.

Total for today is 1450 calories. Numberwise it's good, but I think I need to space out the food a little more evenly. Didn't have a whole lot of stuff to eat after dinner at 8, so I was feeling kind of hungry during the night, yet I didn't want to eat too much because I already consumed enough earlier in the day. Anyway, tomorrow is free lunch at Whitehead again! Hope they have something tasty :)


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