Keep Trying, Even Through Chronic Illness

Keep Trying, Even Through Chronic Illness

We’ve all heard the advertisements: “May cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting,” or worse…“other cancers.” In other words…worst nightmares. These commercials show happy, healthy looking people taking this toxic drug to have a “normal life…” That could include constipation...
*Now Open* My Home Coffee Bar System

*Now Open* My Home Coffee Bar System

If you know me, you know how I feel about my coffee. A true Gilmore Girl at heart, I love everything about the coffee ritual; the aroma as it brews, the warmth of the cup, and the slight bump in energy I get after taking a few sips. I’ve been a drip coffee gal at...
I Still Do: When Wedding Vows Are Tested

I Still Do: When Wedding Vows Are Tested

I’m going to admit something that is actually really embarrassing for me. Here it comes….I’m being brave. I said the “D” word. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’ve said the “D” word at least a handful of times (if not more) during heated arguments throughout the course...
Lean Green Chilled Broccoli Pasta Salad

Lean Green Chilled Broccoli Pasta Salad

This recipe was an incredible surprise to us! I wanted to make something that was quick and easy, but also tasted great. It turned out amazing and took under 20 minutes to prepare! Make it during the day and then eat it for dinner! We let it sit in the fridge for a...
How Suja Juice Helped Me In My Time Of Need

How Suja Juice Helped Me In My Time Of Need

As a person living with Ulcerative Colitis, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my overall health. One of those ways, is by getting more vegetables into my diet. Over the last year after my second pregnancy, I’ve had many trials while enduring a flare of my...
Go Ahead! Be “Those” Parents!

Go Ahead! Be “Those” Parents!

Recently, I was paying a visit to our local downtown coffee house, Axum. We love Axum for many reasons, one of which is that they give back all profits to charity! I never feel bad about paying a little extra for a cup of Joe…which is usually a treat for me anyway. I...
Lean Green DAD’s Sweet Potato Chickpea Soft Tacos

Lean Green DAD’s Sweet Potato Chickpea Soft Tacos

One of our favorite spots to eat here in Orlando is Infusion Tea Room in College Park. They have an eclectic collection of teas along with a KILLER vegan/vegetarian menu. My fave dish, sweet potato soft tacos, are ALWAYS on my mind! Well today I was craving them, and...
I Only Workout Two Days A Week

I Only Workout Two Days A Week

When I first started thinking about getting back to work after my flare with ulcerative colitis, there were a lot of things to consider. You see, I am in an extremely active line of work. I play Dory in Finding Nemo: The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park....
Get Rid of Chasing Perfection

Get Rid of Chasing Perfection

Chasing perfection. I think it’s something I’ve done my whole life. But as I grow into my 30’s, I’m starting to realize that many times, this notion of “perfection,” is actually holding me back. I put that in quotations because,...
How To Serve Vegan Guests At A Party

How To Serve Vegan Guests At A Party

Contrary to what most folks think, feeding a vegan house guest isn’t extra work…just a little bit of extra thought. The question: “What do I feed you people when you come over for dinner?!” is a real one, and we are happy to help you answer...