So it turns out Talulah isn't the best name for our fish. Turns out its a guy! I noticed that the fish was making little "bubble nests" at the surface of the water, so I did some research and found out that only the males do this, as they're the ones that take care of the babies. When males do this, it means they're happy or in a good mood apparently. So we renamed it to Stewie, after our favourite Family Guy character. We're a little Family Guy obsessed. But the name suits the little guy very well. We're going to be buying a big tank very soon and decking it out to make a little paradise for our baby.
I did some cooking today. I had to use up leftover cauliflower from the curry I made earlier. So I made the fennel cauliflower bake from La Dolce Vegan. Whoo! De-lish! I don't usually like fennel, but this dish was delicately flavoured by it and there were so many other flavourings that it blended really well. It was easy to make, it just had to bake in the oven for half an hour. I served it over brown rice that I steamed yesterday. I really recommend this dish...its not as colourful as some, but its definitely tasty.
For dessert,mint chocolate chip ice cream cake! Also from La Dolce Vegan. The recipe originally called for vanilla ice cream, but the grocery store only had chocolate so that's what I got. Its a basic recipe though, so you can swap in whatever you need to. Besides, mint goes really well with chocolate. I used peppermint oreos as the crust to add to the mintiness. The ice cream is blended with maple syrup, mint extract and chocolate chips, then topped with more chips and frozen. This was a simple recipe to make...it was ready by 7:30 despite needing two hours in the freezer...I worked on it while dinner was cooking. What a yummy treat! I recommend you really let it solidify in the freezer once its assembled so its not all melty when you serve it. Billy really liked this cake too...so its a winner!
I had my first exam today. It went pretty well. I found out today I got 97.5% on my lab exam for the same class (Histology), which is great because its worth just about as much as the final for the class. I got the fourth highest mark out of the whole class! Woot! I still have 4 exams left though and today's was probably the easiest so I gotta keep studying.