Diet, Food

Homemade Almond Milk (and what to do with the pulp)

One of the first foods I changed when I started on this journey was replacing my milk with almond milk. Slowly but surely, I switched to the unsweetened almond milk, and now, I’m fully granola and make my own nut milk each week. A friend of mine asked me about it and said she had no idea how to do it! It’s super easy and trust me, it tastes probably 163x (give or take a couple times) better than what you get in the grocery store, plus! you know all the ingredients in it!

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Diet, Food

Spinach and Squash Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free & Whole30)

It’s my goal every year to get something green past my roommate’s lips. We joke about how picky an eater she is, and so I’ve made it my mission to get some healthy stuff in her every once in awhile.  A couple years ago, I hooked her with avocados and pistachios, and last year, I even got her to try brussel sprouts!  As this year is getting closer and closer to over, I was searching for a creative way to get her to eat something green. Thanks to my CSA share, I had a huge bag of spinach and some squash. After some Pinterest searching, I found the perfect way to get her to eat something green without having to chew it. Of course, I can’t take complete credit for the recipe, as it’s yet another one I’ve adapted from one I’ve found online. Thanks to Karina at cafedelites.com for the base recipe.

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Diet, Food

Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant (Gluten Free)

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 (Gluten Free)”

Diet, Food

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!)”

Diet, Food, Meditation

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”

Diet, Food, Lifestyle

Turkey, Kale and Sweet Potato Bowl

As promised from my Instagram account (@journeytoloving.me), here is the post of the BEST one pan meals I picked up while doing Whole30.  This is easily one of my favorite go-to dishes, and it comes together in under half an hour!  This is another one that is super easy and customizable.  I have been making this for awhile, and the recipe below is how I’ve enjoyed making it lately, but of course, feel free to customize it as you choose!

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Diet, Food

Overnight Oats

So it’s been like two weeks.  All I can say is: busy busy busy.  Seriously.  Transitioning into a new job takes awhile.  I’m slowly getting the hang of it, but there are days when I think it’s a miracle I got anything done at home.

Anyways.

I was recently asked to talk more about breakfasts, but specifically breakfasts that you can grab and go. Continue reading “Overnight Oats”

Diet, Food

Chicken and Rice Soup

Occasionally, I will be sharing some food posts here.  After all, food is probably my favorite thing.  With my recent dietary change to gluten-free, I sometimes have a hard time finding things I like to eat that are healthy and easy.  I know there are a lot of websites and information out there, and I’ve seen my fair share of them.  However, I can’t count the number of times they have something special and unique that I can’t find anywhere.  Talk about frustrating.  My plan is to include easy things to make, for one person, without using something too “exotic,” for lack of a better word.  If it’s something out of the ordinary, I’ll be sure to give a heads up.  Anyway, on with the show! Continue reading “Chicken and Rice Soup”