Falling Back with Coffee + Home Cooking

Hello Monday. Even with the bonus hour of sleep (which I took FULL advantage of), Monday came as abruptly as ever.      And with the lowest temperatures of the fall, which is really only going to contribute to my discontent. I’m definitely a coffee-only morning person, and will consider food a few hours later…

Morning Fuel + Clean Eat Options

If there’s one thing that I cherish in the morning, it’s coffee.  Hot freakin’ coffee, usually with creamer and a sugar in the raw.  Well, per the 28 day Challenge rules, creamer (along with all dairy) is out.  It took me about two fully pained days to really evolve my despair into a solution: americano…

Day 1 of Real Food Freedom

Captain’s log: Day 1. The 28 day challenge began for us on Monday.  Cutting out the few ‘food’ ingredients that were off plan wasn’t the challenge (well, not really), it was the loss of half and half in my coffee and any potential thought of a glass of wine that nearly brought me down in…

5 Reasons to Own a Vitamix (or just a really rockin’ blender)

There are a few kitchen appliances and utensils that had gone completely undervalued early on in my life, and the blender was one of them.  Maybe it’s because I didn’t have a huge need for blending things, or maybe it’s because I didn’t know what a VitaMix was until my mid-twenties, but let me assure…