Recipe: 15 Minute Pesto Zoodles

I’m off to work! I can’t complain, I had a great few days off, although the cold had me seriously deterred from doing much. Another reason I am happy to have Henry; I would’ve stayed in all weekend if he wasn’t so rowdy. Not shockingly, he had just as great of a time at the […]

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The Basic Buddha Bowl

Current feelings: a little sad to wake up to see that the snow came and went so quickly! Christmas is only 13 days away at this point and while the cold weather has hit, without some snow I haven’t been able to fully get in the holiday spirit quite yet. It was nice having a […]

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Last Minute Lentil Soup

Greetings! I am currently writing on this gloomy Tuesday from my bed, where Henry is more than content using me as a pillow. Yesterday I had high hopes of getting not only some writing done for a client, but also trying a new dessert recipe, cleaning and reading a little bit, but I ended up spending […]

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Chocolate Protein Balls

It’s Friday! TGIF! anyone remember that? We are heading into yet another busy weekend and I am looking forward to catching up with friends and getting ready for the holiday next week and am reallyyyy hoping my body and immune system comply. As I have tried to cross everything off my infamous to do list […]

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Thai-Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I know I’ve said I’m in a cooking mood lately and can ya blame me?! It’s just that time of year! It feels like there is about an hour of sunlight a day right now and after getting back from Charleston, we were thrown into windy, 40 degree weather, making […]

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Mom’s Wild Rice, Chicken & Spinach Soup

And we are off to Charleston for the weekend! Henry, we will miss you! While I am enjoying the first full week of fall weather here in Chicago, I’m excited for 70 something degrees in South Carolina, the opportunity to sleep in, and catch up with my hilarious family. But before I could get too […]

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Tortilla Soup

This week I haven’t been in the mood to write much, but I have been in the mood to cook! So, I am just going with my gut. Recently, I’ve been trying to break out of my workout dry spell, and while I haven’t been as consistent and disciplined as I was before, I did […]

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No Coffee, No Problem!

Happy Friday! I am sure you are just as ready for a few days away from the office as I am. This week has been a rough one health-wise for me due to some abdominal pains I am still sorting through. A couple weeks ago I decided that I needed to quit my love affair […]

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Spaghetti Squash & Spicy Sausage

Well, the weekend went wayyy too fast as usual! I took a much needed break from my phone most of the weekend and tried to just enjoy my time with a good friend who was visiting from CA. With the combination of weekend activities and last week’s weather being so erratic, I am shocked I […]

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Fallin’ Fast Salad – Ode to the Avocado

Update on Colorado: Getting a break from the city is always nice, even when I don’t realize how much I’ve needed it. My stomach has kept up for the most part, through both acclimation (cannot believe how fast my heart was racing when we got here, does everyone struggle with that!?) and a (surprisingly snow […]

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Guest Post! Alexa aka Girl In Healing’s Recipe for Paleo Sausage & Veggie Bowls

Meet Alexa Federico! She is the informative voice behind Girl in Healing, a fellow Crohn’s Disease warrior, soon-to-be certified AIP coach, and inspiration to many. Alexa’s blog provides healthy recipes and lifestyle tips with a particular focus on the autoimmune disease community. I recently connected with Alexa and she has been nothing short of helpful, kind, […]

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But First, [No More Coffee]

But First, Coffee Good morning, beautiful people! I hope you are reading this as you enjoy your morning cup of coffee – I’m writing this while drinking the cold brew iced latte I posted about Saturday! That thing is delish. But, by next Monday, I won’t be starting my morning with the regular cup of […]

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Cold Brew Iced Latte

Happy Saturday! Get up and get after it, okay?! Cold Brew Iced Latte 1 cup of course ground coffee (I used Dark Matter – a Love Supreme) 4 cups of filtered water 1 tbsp. half & half (Trader Joe’s Organic) 4- 6 oz. Almond milk (365 Organic – Unsweetened) 1 -2 tbsp. Simple Syrup How […]

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Oatmeal (Cray)sin Protein Balls

Ah! It is finally a much anticipated longggg weekend! Who is traveling over the next few days? My gang is! Road trips are quite frequent in our lives lately, the hardest part of which is … what do we eat? Sitting that still while staying awake is already hard enough for me, but when I […]

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Summer Strawberry Salad

As some of you know, eating with me isn’t always the easiest thing. It’s not that I’m ‘picky’, but certain foods make me feel pretty lethargic quite frankly. Not only do they make me bloated which is painful, they can cause increased urgency, my throat produces more excess mucus (gross, I know), my skin changes, […]

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Coffee Protein Smoothie

Attention All Coffee Lovers: you are going to like this! Dad, this one is for you. He loves the Millennium Perk at Protein Bar and I am determined to make a smoothie that measures up, and I just may have! 1 banana 2 medium size scoops of peanut butter 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk […]

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