Entyvio Dose 9 & Running Update

Entyvio Dose 9 & Running Update A few weeks ago, I had my 9th dose of Entyvio. I’ve made a point of going on Tuesdays because …. I’m a creature of habit, I have my favorite nurse and it’s quiet. And I get all of the good snacks. Wednesdays in this office are not unlike Wednesdays […]

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Happy World IBD Day! Vol. 2

Happy World IBD Day! Well a day late, but better late than never, right? This international awareness day holds a special place in my heart for the obvious reason of bringing awareness to IBD and autoimmune diseases in general, but also because a year ago I finally got the courage to share my story! On […]

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GF Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

And back to work we go … In honor of our current president, I spent yesterday’s holiday being lazy, spending too much time looking up nonsense, investing in dramatic TV shows and eating things I shouldn’t. 😏Just kidding, of course! But as for dramatic tv shows, does anyone else watch The Affair? It is this train […]

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6 month celebration!

Today is shockingly the last day of January! I have been meaning to get back on here to say thanks for listening the past 6 months. I am thrilled I’ve been able to cover so much with you and always astonished by the support. Finally, things have started to pan out in the way that […]

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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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Day 1: Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week Is Here!

What makes today special? It is Friday! It’s the first of the month (wake up, wake up, wake up), which also happens to be one of my favorite months! Cue Christmas themed everything.  Today is the official start of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week! It is off to a great start, with athletes like New Orleans Saints Linebacker […]

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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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Weekend Wind Down

Well, this one is kind of a week & weekend wind down. See, I usually have my calendar properly filled with dates I plan to do certain things with the blog, but like almost everything else in my life lately, I have decided to ignore it …. Right now, I am focusing on having some […]

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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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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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Entyvio: Dose 4

Entyvio 4 I have been anticipating my infusion the last few weeks as I felt the Entyvio wear off, my urgency increase and some irritability ensue. I called my infusion center hoping for an earlier appointment and luckily, I was able to get in the morning before. I put it all together that something was […]

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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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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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Solar Eclipse of the Heart

A day off down the road less traveled to chase the solar eclipse

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Purple Rain Smoothie

Purple Rain, Purple Rain… this song has been stuck in my head since last Friday (when I found myself dancing to it at 1:30am) Cue smoothie inspiration! Sidenote: Does anyone actually know the other words in that song? Happy Food Post, Friday! I always start Friday with the highest hopes of productivity. While that often tends […]

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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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