Each Friday we will bring you a post on our favorite thing, food!
A little bit of backstory to set the stage. Ellie and I were tipped off to a powerful budgeting tool called YNAB (You Need a Budget) by our friend Justin back in 2014. To simplify how it works, it is basically like using the envelop budgeting system, where every dollar earned is put into an [...]
As I was shopping for Whole30 compliant food at our local grocery store, which basically means buying an entire shopping cart of vegetables that I don't really want to eat, my mind drifted toward earlier in the day when I was presented with free sushi and wraps. When offered by one of my co-workers, I [...]
In our quest to eat more healthily, I've decided to try making—and sustaining—sourdough starter. Again. This time, hopefully successfully. We've found that Jon's stomach seems to be able to handle some homemade glutenous goodies, such as his tomato-basil bread. So we thought sourdough might also work because it's fermented, and that's supposed to be good [...]
Exciting news! We jumped on the bandwagon and did the Whole30! Aaaand we didn't hate it . . . at least not the entire time. What started as a way for Jon and I to fit better into a kilt and a bridesmaid dress, respectively, turned into a pretty habit-changing experience.
I borrowed the Whole30 book [...]
We went grocery shopping last week with the intention of making zoodles at some point. We have yet to make said zoodles, and the zucchini we got is heading toward inedible but not there yet! Because of this, we decided to make zucchini muffins at midnight!
Knowing that we run a blog focused on healthy living, I looked [...]
Since we've been together, Jon and I have been at least somewhat conscious of our overall impact on the planet. We try to do our part when it comes to recycling—in fact, Tonawanda just upgraded our little recycling bins to big, brand-spanking-new totes last week, and we are pretty excited to cram ours full each [...]
I like ice cream, as most people I assume do. It doesn't like me, or at least not the lactose in its delicious, creamy molecules. I've gotten better at saying no, or find alternatives. And no, sorbet is not an alternative.
Ellie and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary (woo!) with a lovely Italian dinner [...]
This recipe is adapted from Womanista Wellness (formerly SkinnyMom), which can be found here.
Jon and I have been menu planning for a few weeks now, and it's been helping us stay on track like nobody's business. We've packed lunches very consistently, eaten out less, and spent more time together in the kitchen. And we're learning all the [...]
On February 1st, I set a goal to eat clean for 28 days. With a list of banned foods courtesy of my buddies at work, and a lesson in public fat shaming from our trainer Carley, I was sufficiently armed with more motivation than I have had in an awfully long time.
And the good news? [...]
As many of you have probably seen, my trainer raised the ante on Wednesday by making me write my weight on the wall. He then proceeded to tag me in a facebook post asking my friends and families to throw me under the bus any time they see me eating pizza, beer, and any other [...]