Saturday, July 12, 2014

Life Update #1 + Pizza Bagels

Hi there! Before I get to the pizza bagels, (or you can skip and go right ahead to the food part haha) I want to give you a quick update on what I've been up to. Nothing too major, but it sure has been busy, hence the lack of blog posts. I'm currently back in school for the summer, trying to stay on track before I graduate college next year. Yeee, time is flying by so fast - feels like I was only a freshman yesterday, but that's a story for another time haha. Anyway, the classes offered in the summer are extremely intense as the professors have to fit an academic quarter (80 days) worth of materials into just 5 weeks, 8 weeks, or 10 weeks. The accelerated sessions are no joke. Aside from the class, I'm also a research assistant in a psychology lab and working at my regular school year job on-campus. With 8 hours of class, plus 12 hours of lab, and 10+ hours of work per week, I had no idea how much I took on until after the first week. But in all honesty, I've been really enjoying everything that I'm doing. Though it makes me a little sad to see the days go by so fast. I think that because I like being constantly on the go, it makes me want to soak up all the R&R that I can get on those lazy days. 

Speaking of lazy days, this DIY pizza bagel is perfect because it takes little effort to make while satisfying your tummy! I don't even call this a proper recipe because there's not much measuring and technicalities involved. You can basically add any toppings, pick any kind of bagels, pizza sauce, cheese, etc you like. The choices are endless. I'm probably going to crush many pizza lovers' hearts by saying this, but I'm not a huge fan of pizza. They're always covered in way too much oil when I order them and it's just unappetizing, which is why I prefer making the bagel version at home. It's a bit healthier and I like that I get to control what and how much I put on them. 

For the yummy pizza bagels I have there in the picture, I used pizza sauce (marinara works as well), topped with shredded mozzarella + cheddar cheese, olives, and pepperoni slices on whole wheat bagel slices. I popped them in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. and voila, DIY pizza bagels! It's incredibly easy to make and it's something fun to do with the kids! 

What do you like on your pizza? Are you a classic pepperoni fan or do you go wild with the toppings?


  1. good luck with college!!!!
    and pizza bagels is the best idea ever! i'm a meat lover so i like all things meat and perhaps a bit of spice like jalapenos or something!!! yum.

    1. thanks sheena!!
      hmmm sausage + mushroom pizza with some red pepper flakes sounds really good right about now