Monday, May 25, 2015

Veggie Pesto Pasta

Hi guys!
I've been struggling with what to do with this blog for a while and because of that, it's been kind of neglected. But I've decided to make it a lot more food based, and I have an amazing recipe for you today! I made this pesto pasta one day when I had literally NOTHING in my fridge, and it was so delicious! It was also super speedy to make, and tasted great the next day too! 

What You'll Need:
Pasta of your choice (I chose Rotini)
Leafy Green (I used a Baby Kale mix)
Other Veggies (I used Cherry Tomatoes and Shredded Carrots)
Pesto (Mines is from Costco, but if you make your own more power to ya!)
Chicken (I used shredded Rotisserie Chicken from Costco!)

How To:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Salt the water and try to shoot for al dente pasta because it'll cook a tiny bit more once it's in the sauce! Also, reserve around 1/3 cup of pasta water!
  2. Take a deep pan or a small pot and add the 1/3 cup of pasta water with a splash of olive oil. Add your vegetables and cook until your veggies are tender and your greens are wilted. 
  3. After your veggies are cooked, add in your chicken until it's warmed through.
  4. Add your pasta back in and toss. By now, most of the water should be evaporated, and if there's a tiny bit left, you're perfect! Add in your pesto! I did A LOT because I'm obsessed with pesto, but you can add as much or as little as you want! Toss to coat.
  5. If you want, you can top it off with a bit of cheese! If not, eat it while it's hot!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! If you try it out, tweet me a picture (@a_modern_girl) and let me know what you think of it in the comments! Also, follow this blog on bloglovin to be updated when new posts go live!

Other Modern Girl

Friday, May 22, 2015

IDGAF If You Think I'm a Bitch

Hi guys!
So it's been quite a while since I've posted on this blog (sorry!), but I've been so busy with the #StylishSummer Challenge that I've been running on my other blog. Today's post is going to be one of those opinion pieces I do once in a while. Keep in mind whilst reading this that it is 100% my own opinion and that you can totally agree with me or disagree with me, I don't really care. 


It's supposed to be a sin, something we should purge and cleanse ourselves from. If a girl is selfish and only thinks of herself she's a bitch. If a guy puts himself first he's decisive or driven. There is such a stigma about girls focusing on themselves that I don't think should exist at all. 

No one in this world is going to look out for you 100% of the time. This is a fact. You are the only one capable of protecting yourself, expressing yourself, and focusing on your needs before anything else. 

If someone is going through something difficult and hurts you by accident are you selfish or a bitch for letting yourself feel that pain? I don't think so. I think that in this life, no one is more important than yourself. This is such an egocentric thing to say, but it's true. If you don't let yourself be selfish, if you don't put yourself before others, if you don't let yourself live to your fullest potential what are you doing? You're sure as hell not living life to it's fullest potential. You numb yourself until you are nothing and float away with the breeze. 

You can call me a bitch for always putting my needs and problems at the top of my list. You can call me a bitch for choosing to feel all the lows life brings even though society tells me to repress them. You can say that I'm a bitch, but I'm happy and that's all that matters. 

Other Modern Girl

Saturday, May 9, 2015

AP Week

Hi guys!
So if you follow me on twitter (which if you don't, you should) you know that this past week was AP week for me! Technically AP tests are this week and next week, but I only had AP Physics and AP Euro this year, so they were all this week. I thought I'd do a very brief post sort of recapping my APs because the highs were very high, and the lows were, well, very low. 

AP Physics 1:
I had this test on Wednesday afternoon and it wasn't that bad. I felt a little bit iffy going into it because electrostatics and angular kinematics are not my strong suit and both were on the test. But after, I felt pretty decent. Nothing was too interesting with this test and to be honest, I think it was the test I did best on this week. 

AP Physics 2:
This test was on Thursday afternoon. Once again I was a bit nervous because of the content, but I had taken the AP Physics 1 test the day before, so I felt confident with the layout (and I knew what to expect). This test was rough! I felt pretty bad with the multiple choice, but the short answer was okay. 

AP Euro:
I had this test earlier today, and all hell broke loose. I honestly felt like I was the most prepared for this test because in the class I had a longer review period and I felt just overall more confident with the material. I guess not. The test was literally everything I didn't know well. Seriously, entire decades that are super important in European history were left off of the test... It was literally so bad that everyone in my testing section just started laughing when we saw that first question...

Overall, I'm not feeling too good! I only need a 3 or higher for the Physics tests to get credit, but I need a 4 in Euro to get credit. I feel like I probably got at least a 3 on the physics, but I don't know what to think about Euro anymore! The AP scores come out in July, and I'll let you know what I got when I find out! 

If you've taken an AP test this past week, let me know which one and what you thought of it! And if you're taking an AP next week (like all you bio and statistics peeps) good luck!