It is Sunday morning and I just ate some soup for breakfast. Kind of weird, but it was a good way to start my day off with some nutrients. I made a soup with a bone broth base and added sauteed onion and garlic, carrots, celery, cauliflower, purple potatoes, and kale, and it was pretty … Continue reading A Brief Weekly Recap
First Week of 2020 Recap
Hello, all. It's a typical Chicago winter day--snow on the ground, chilly, and bleak. I just got back from grocery shopping and am about to work on my class portal for the spring semester, which starts tomorrow. This week, I've been thinking about some of my plans and goals for 2020, reflecting on my health … Continue reading First Week of 2020 Recap
Weird Week Between Christmas/New Year’s Recap
Hello, all. I left off around this time last week. This week has been pretty slow at work since a lot of people took off, and it was kind of slow at home, too. I guess it's sort of nice to slow down. I always seem to be moving at such a fast pace that … Continue reading Weird Week Between Christmas/New Year’s Recap
Veggie-packed Autumn Soup
One of my favorite ways to get veggies in is through soup, chili, and casserole, because you can throw a ton of things in there. When I was grocery shopping the other day, I came across some acorn squash and thought a fall soup would be nice on such a cold day. For this soup, … Continue reading Veggie-packed Autumn Soup
A Look Back at My Week
Hello! It's been a crazy week, and I haven't had much time to do anything. I seem to have developed a sinus infection last Sunday, so I was fighting it all week and had to take a small break from my workouts. The week didn't exactly go as planned in terms of my general fitness … Continue reading A Look Back at My Week
Southwest Corn Salad
I am sad that summer is starting to wind down even though fall is my favorite season. Tomorrow, the new semester of school starts, so I was busy all weekend preparing for the course, but I did have some time to throw this refreshing salad together to bring to my friend's barbecue. It's very easy … Continue reading Southwest Corn Salad
Homemade Potato Salad
When I make any dishes associated with picnics/barbecues/parties, I like to be adventurous and think outside the box, but this Fourth of July, my husband was sick and we didn't end up going to any parties, so I decided to make some more "traditional" dishes so we could still experience some of the fun. I … Continue reading Homemade Potato Salad
Hello, everyone. Today has been a somewhat dreary Sunday, mostly gray and rainy with a bit of sunshine making an appearance in sporadic bouts. I had a pretty busy week, and I'll take it back to Monday, when I got back from Washington. The day started off super-rainy, and I was kind of bummed because … Continue reading Weekly Recap
Low-Carb Fajita-Style Shrimp & Cauliflower Rice!
I have been moving non-stop today, and I finally took a moment to sit down and blog about the dinner I just made. The weather in Chicago was absolutely beautiful today. I got out of work at 5 and put my roller blades on and skated for 4 miles. Then, I walked Oliver for 1 … Continue reading Low-Carb Fajita-Style Shrimp & Cauliflower Rice!
Crispy Baked Tofu!
Happy Saturday, everyone! It's a beautiful, balmy 78 degrees here in Chicago, and I'm planning to head over to a local forest preserve after writing this post. Because tofu can be kind of difficult to work with, I think it gets a bad rap. It can be a little time-consuming to properly prepare it, but … Continue reading Crispy Baked Tofu!