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Showing posts from May, 2014

What on Earth is there for you to eat? A Recipe Roundup

As I mentioned in my last post, I've recently discovered I have more food allergies. So now in addition to being gluten free and dairy free, I am also egg free, fennel free, and coconut free (however coconut oil tested fine with no reaction whatsoever). I also had a reaction to powdered stevia; the liquid one was fine and I will be reworking all my baked goods recipes using just liquid stevia (a future blog post). The reaction I get when friends and family find out is, "What do you eat? It must be so terrible!" If I were in their shoes and had no personal experience with food allergies and sensitivities I might have the same reaction. However, I actually feel calmer and less stressed. Honestly there's so much good food I can eat safely.  I feel so relieved to know what has been making me feel sick and covered in itchy eczema lately. It's no fun dealing with digestive system issues, headaches, and feeling self conscious about your skin. So what exactly do I eat

A Perfect Day

About 2 weeks ago I received an offer from Goldstar for discounted tickets to ABT's season at Lincoln Center. I started having Wednesdays off (a change I am planning on keeping) and decided I should treat myself to a day at the ballet. I love the Metroploitan Opera House with all it's elegance and beauty; it's truly a captivating space. With all the stress I've been dealing with I was ready for a mental health day. All I can say is that Wednesday was the PERFECT day. I woke up early and made a green smoothie to start the day (see recipe below). Nothing gets me going better in the morning and it really makes me feel good. I quickly ran to the store to pick up a few items I needed for my allergy testing the next day (results coming in the next post) and came home to take a nice hot shower.  After packing my bag for the day with some essential snacks and a good book to read, I was off on the express bus to make my way to Lincoln Center to pick up my tickets. While

A New Beginning

It's been a long month since I last blogged. While many good things have happened I've been struggling a lot personally. I wasn't sure I wanted to write about this but after doing some soul searching and knowing I always have my readers support, I decided I needed to do this. Turning 30 is scary. On a subconscious level I think I never thought I would reach this age. I know it sounds silly but 30 always seemed so far away. I thought I would be in a different place, maybe a better one and I feel disappointed that I haven't taken off on my life's purpose completely yet. I think these feelings are pretty normal. However these ideas coupled with some upsets in my health and upcoming wedding have really sent me into a funk this past month. I feel frustrated I let myself sit on these worries and feelings of being not good enough for so long. I now feel guilty and disappointed that I'm behind on some life goals. I've let my demons get the best of me and I just