When I told Chris I was making chili he made one request: to not make a watery chili. I totally got it, sometimes chili is just too broth-y. I wanted to make something super thick. A chili that would stick to your ribs, that you could almost eat with a fork.Read More
I have such a love/hate relationship with fall. The weather is beautiful, all the produce is AMAZING, and it’s nice to cook without it making the apartment 400 degrees. The downside is that fall means that winter is right around the corner. UGH.Read More
I’m currently training to complete my first 100 mile ultramarathon. This isn’t my first time attempting it, although this time I’m definitely going to finish. I’ve gone through some of the things that went wrong so I don’t do them again. The silver lining of a bad race is learning from it and not repeating the same mistakes. Ya live and you learn. So today I’m sharing what went wrong to help anyone else who is training for their first ultra.Read More
I woke up this morning at 4am wide awake with a tight chest, my anxiety on full blast. I’ve been dealing with anxiety a lot the past few weeks but this morning it was back one hundred percent.
I’ve always dealt with anxiety, and usually I can handle it pretty well.Read More
I hope everyone is keeping cool this summer. It is hot as all get up (is that a real phrase or am i making that up?) in Brooklyn right now. I’ve been making smoothies just about every morning because it is waaaay too hot to even think about turning on the oven lately. I also don’t want to think about how much our electricity bill is gonna be………Read More
What was life before Trader Joe’s? I honestly can’t remember. Most of my groceries are from TJ’s because their products are inexpensive af, healthy (for the most part), and things that you can’t get anywhere else (There can only be one EBTB seasoning). I’m lucky that I live so close to a Trader Joe’s (actually there are two by me!) that I end up going here every other day.Read More
You know I’m a big fan of meal prepping. It saves you money, ensures you eat right, and I just feel good knowing that I have some delicious food eating for me when I get home. It doesn’t have to be super hard or complicated. It’s definitely one of those things the more you do it, the easier it is.Read More
I don’t feel like it’s right to call this a guide to Nashville. We were only there for a few days and I feel like I needed like two weeks to do everything I wanted to do.
I was pleasantly surprised with the vegan offerings in Nashville. Out of all the places we went to, there wasn’t a dud among them.Read More
The other day I grabbed a pre made smoothie from a company that I really like. The flavor was Cake Batter and I was soooo excited. I love cake batter: I have the best memories of my mom baking cakes and letting me and my sister lick the spoon and clean the bowl.Read More
I love banana bread. It’s one of my favorite gluten free breads to make because the banana keeps the bread nice and moist and fluffy. It is also a super easy bread to make since you don’t have to let the bread rise or proof the yeast or any of that funny business.Read More
You may of noticed I have a thing for blueberries. I put them in EVERYTHING. I probably need to experiment with some other berries but for now, blueberries it is. Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruits and vegetables. And, according to this blog post, they may help you recover quicker after a hard workout. Perfection.Read More
I love love love adding extras to my coffee. It’s the second thing I drink in the morning (first thing is either room temperature water and lemon or wheatgrass juice) so why not start my day off right? Enter in: the Mocha Chaga Cold Brew. So delicious and the caffeine and chaga get you ready to take on the day. This is perfect to drink before a run or workout.Read More
I’ll be honest, this has been a hard post to write. It was such a special and, I know it sounds cheesy to say, life changing event that it’s hard to put into words the full experience.Read More
So these months have been super busy between work and training for the Speed Project, not to mention trying to be a good partner to Chris and keeping up with friends and family….time is stretched pretty, pretty thin.Read More
One of my favorite take aways from my vegan Whole30 experiment was trying out sweet potato toast. It’s definitely a breakfast game changer, Chris won’t even drink smoothies now, he just wants toast. I’ve created a toast monsteRead More
I DID IT!
I finished my vegan Whole30 experiment. There were a few hiccups (seriously it’s insane that sugar is added into SALSA) but for the most part things went really well.Read More
Week three of my vegan Whole30 is done and dusted. And to be honest, I’m getting pretty bored of it. Maybe it’s natural to hit a lull or get bored when you’ve been doing something for 21 days. I miss peanut butter. And bread. Specifically, I miss vegan grilled cheese sandwiches on these cold days. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with some recipes and trying out some new ones which has been fun.Read More
Week two of the Whole30 is in the books. Still feeling good. I wish I could say that I don’t miss vegan junk food but I have been craving a burger from Rip’s Malt shop. Chris and I have also been plotting about what to eat during the Super Bowl. We don’t care about football in the slightest but love the food.Read More
So I’ve finished my first week of my vegan Whole30. I’m really into it, to be honest. It’s been fun to get back into the kitchen and cooking more. I’ve actually cooked every meal this week except for two times I picked up Sweetgreen for dinner. (I was sick over the weekend and after working I just didn't feel like cooking.) That’s really big for me because Christian and I have gotten a little to reliant on Seamless.Read More
Hi! Hello! First Monday of 2019!
So I was all set to go on my long run and realized that my Garmin was dead. *FACEPALM* UGHHHH. Such a rookie mistake, amirite? Since Garmin (or at least mine) take forever to charge, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my running goals for 2019.Read More