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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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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Holiday Happenings

Two whole weeks! Well, actually 15 days to be exact. That is how long it has been since I have connected with you blogging peeps. I am not sure why, maybe it was the busy nature of the holidays or all the other little life and work happenings that I, as usual, over-committed myself to, but […]

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Guest Post! Sadie Nagle, RD: Handling the Holidays with a Gluten Free Guest

Guest Post: Meet Sadie! She is on here today to talk about Celiac Disease, not only from a personal perspective, as her partner Ryan has a pretty serious diagnosis, but also as a registered dietitian who specializes in treatment for Celiac. I met Sadie and Ryan a few weeks after I met Alex and they […]

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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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Weekend Wind Down

Well, it’s not exactly the end of the weekend, but close enough. I don’t know how a five day break goes so quickly, but I do know that a break was much needed. And after an exciting drive back from Detroit yesterday, I pretty much melted into my bed when I got home. I had […]

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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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Travels to Charleston

I’m in the plane back from Charleston (for those of you living in Chicago, it’s such a quick flight – only an hour and half) and I am dying to see Henry. We were lucky enough to have one of my best friends stay with him all weekend, which really helped ease the anxiety I […]

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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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Prepping for the Peaks

All of a sudden, the vacation we booked two months ago is almost here and the hyper-organized side of me is out in full swing! I am SO excited to get out to the mountains, do some hiking/biking, see some friends, and relax. While we’re leaving record high 90 degree summer temps in Chicago for […]

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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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The (pup)arazzi got Henry, again!

I know, I treat Henry better than the majority of people in my life and that makes me a little bit of a crazy dog lady, but I am not the only one who shares a fascination for this perfect pup! I hope you are all imagining Busy Bee’s Mom in Best in Show, because […]

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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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