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, Lifestyle, Mental Health

GI Update

A couple weeks ago now, I had my colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedure, and I have received the results from the biopsies and all that was done that day. With mixed emotions, I report that everything has one back as normal from that procedure. Much like the last time I had tests done, I didn’t really want to have any of the illnesses I was being tested for. But I was really hoping for some sort of answers or diagnosis so I could have a starting point to start getting better. At the moment, I’m happy that I don’t have a chronic issue to treat, but I’m back at square one again, and I’m just tired. Continue reading “GI Update”

Diet, Food, Lifestyle

CSA

I got my first CSA share this week! I am super excited about having this all summer and fall!! This week, in my share, I got: 1 head of butter lettuce, 1 head of bok choi, 1 head of tatsoi, a bunch of kale, a bunch of rainbow Swiss chard, scallions, oregano, and garlic scapes. Holy smokes. Guys. It’s so much food, and it’s so delicious! Continue reading “CSA”

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, Exercise, Fitness, Food, Lifestyle, Running, Skin

Whole30 – Week 3

While reading the Whole30 book today, I found that my favorite part is the “what you’ll probably experience over the 30 days.”  I noticed that I have followed the pattern (a little) that is laid out in the book.  In it, it says probably around days 12-15, you will dream about food.

YUP.  I dreamt about food on about day 15.  and not even food I have all that often!  I dreamt about ice cream.  You know, when you get a brand new container, and the first scoop is always so satisfying to take?  Yeah, THAT was what I dreamt about.  Thankfully, that was only one night.  Otherwise, no dreaming of food. Continue reading “Whole30 – Week 3”

Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Food, Running

Whole30 – Week 1

As I said in my previous post about New Year’s goals, one of my goals is to SOLVE my digestive issues.  I have some idea of what is wrong, but I’m still not quite sure.  Cue Whole30.  I’ve seen some posts about Whole30 on Pinterest and Instagram, but I didn’t really know what it was.  So I looked into a bit, and thought it might be a good option for me to try, as it might be able to help me figure out what foods cause issues. Continue reading “Whole30 – Week 1”