Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant

One of the best things about getting the CSA is that you get to be creative with the veggies you get.  Last week, I got three small eggplants and I had no idea what to do with them.  One week, when I only got one, I made a Chinese dish, 地三鲜, which is delicious, but I didn’t feel like making a whole Chinese meal again.  So I did some Internet searching, and came across a recipe for quinoa stuffed eggplant.  SOLD. Continue reading “Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant”

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Apple Cake (Grain and Gluten Free!)

It’s finally my favorite time of the year!!  Well, almost.  The weather is cooling down (a little) and fall fruits and veggies are ripening.  To celebrate fall coming, I went apple picking last weekend!  I had only been apple picking once before, in college, and when I went before, I came home with probably 20 pounds of apples.  I was making apple bread, apple crisp, and just eating them straight for a couple weeks. Continue reading “Apple Cake (Grain and Gluten Free!)”

Traveling Europe!

For those who don’t follow me on Instagram (you totally should, btw @journeytoloving.me), last week, I got back from a 2 week adventure through Scotland! As a military brat, I lived there when I was really young (we left when I was 3 years old), and this year there was a reunion for people who were stationed there, so my mom said “let’s do it!”  We stayed in a cute little fishing town on the east coast of Scotland, not far from where we had lived before, and took day trips to see the sights we had done 20+ years ago.  And the best part?  We ate.  A LOT.   Continue reading “Traveling Europe!”

Restrictive Eating

Recently, I’ve had a couple people ask me about / ask for advice on a couple of diets that are popular at the moment. Having tried a couple of these diets myself, I’m always happy to talk about them and relate my experience with them.

(To save you all from boredom, I’m splitting this story up into multiple posts.) Continue reading “Restrictive Eating”

Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Oh, spaghetti squash!  I only recently have realized how awesome you really are.  A little history: for some silly reason, when I saw one of my roommates in college cook spaghetti squash and put pasta sauce on it, I thought it was so weird. (Sorry Meredith, I realize now I was being stupid.) Couldn’t tell you why I thought that, maybe it was my college-athlete, carb-filled brain just wanting the “real thing” I guess.  How silly I was. Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Sauce”

Well… poop.

So I think I’ve come to a breaking point.

After the test results from the doctor said I was totally normal, while I was upset that I didn’t have an answer, I was relieved that everything is “normal” when it comes to hormones. While there might be nothing wrong with my hormones, there is definitely something wrong. Without too many gross details, I pretty much dread every time I have to go to the bathroom, because who knows how long I’ll be stuck there, waiting to go. Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, my stomach could just turn and I’ll end up running for the bathroom, without any idea of why my stomach is so upset.  This usually happens to me after a long run, and it’s horribly uncomfortable.  Imagine being 3 miles into a 5 mile run, and suddenly, you have an urge to go.  Yeah, it’s pretty much the WORST feeling.

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