I haven’t done one of these “Monday in Meals” posts in awhile, and now that I’m eating more of a vegetarian diet (it’s actually kind of vegan with the occasional meat and fish mixed in), I wanted to share a vegetarian macro meal plan (aka a sample day from my own personal tracking). This particular day is actually fairly close to a vegan meal plan – minus the marine collagen in my iced coffee and cheddar…

As the title explains: Remicade stopped working for me. Whomp whomp. Within days of giving you guys a happy UC update, things started to fall apart. (Gah, I totally jinxed myself.) I thought maybe I was having a bit too much fun around the holidays (i.e. treats, booze, staying up late), but after a few weeks of progressively worse symptoms and additional drugs that just weren’t doing the trick, I went to the hospital for…

Hey, hey! I have a wonderful pasta recipe for you guys. I’ve actually made it three times now in the past three weeks because I love it that much. It’s so darn good. The combination of flavors is definitely my favorite part about this recipe– marinated artichoke hearts, Parmesan, garlic, spinach, almonds, and extra virgin olive oil. Mmm! The roasted chickpeas give the dish some added protein, fiber, and texture. And, of course, pasta is just plain delicious,…

You guys know I am all about the quick, easy, and healthy meals, right? Well, this recipe for vegetarian stir fry is definitely a winner. It took me just 5 minutes to make. For real! I actually timed myself. Well, technically, I timed Quinn’s nap and he slept for 6 minutes (this kid does not sleep during the day), and I finished cooking the whole meal in that amount of time. Anyway, here is a delicious,…

Let the experiment begin! Tomorrow morning, I am going to take my very first New Harvest capsule as part of my 6-week “body experiment” to see whether the omega-3 levels in my body increase. In addition to heart health, New Harvest claims to improve your mood and support emotional well-being, so why not give it a whirl? I have no problem with being happy! 😉 Tonight, I took the first of two diagnostics (blood) tests…

Last night, the New Harvest folks treated us to dinner at James, an upscale restaurant that serves modern American cuisine in Philadelphia’s Bella Vista neighborhood. The menu at James focuses on local, seasonal produce, humanely raised meats, wild seafood, and artisan cheeses. Because James selects only fresh locally-grown ingredients, the menu changes with the seasons. I love places like this. Plus, the food always tastes better! The decor inside the restaurant was stunning– modern, intimate,…

Today was a busy one! But, it was all FUN stuff! After the New Harvest presentations, the group traveled to the Reading Terminal for a vegetarian Italian cooking class at La Cucina. The owner of La Cucina, Anna Maria Florio, is a Philadelphia native and the daughter of Italian-born parents from Italy. She was the instructor for our cooking class this afternoon. Anna Marie introduced herself and explained how to prepare the various courses of our…

Good morning! 😎 I just got back from a glorious 3-mile run in the hotel gym. You might think I’m weird when I say this, but I love exercising when I am on vacation. There’s just something about a new place/new city/new surroundings that motivates and inspires me to get moving– even a hotel gym. 😉 So, I bet you’re wondering what my secret trip to Philly is all about. Well, I was invited by…

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