Just a chicago girl that likes to blog about day to day insanity (real life is truly stranger than fiction), working out (TurboFire & p90x are my passions but i'm starting to run), and transitioning to eating better and more cruelty free. i love beachbody. i love feeling healthy. i HATE waking up early to work out, but i love how good i feel when i do. i love eating delicious healthy food. i also love eating gooey cheesy chocolately stick-to-your-ribs food (note: i'm vegan soooo that's daiya that's sticking to my ribs these days)
FitLife is about more than eating healthy and working out though- it's about making your to-do list EVERY DAY and writing down your goals and having a positive "i can" instead of "i'll try" attitude, and I want to encompass all that here.
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Delicious dinner with an awesome friend! I asked the server if the garlic sauce for the edamame was vegan… he didn’t have to double check or ask what that meant. It wasn’t but he then rattled off which sauces were vegan and what he could do to spice up the edamame. For the entree there were some vegan selections on the menu but I asked for a recommendation and he mixed and matched things for me so I got some sort of noodles with #basil and garlic and grilled tofu and Chinese broccoli and all sorts of veggies. I wish this place was closer or that our server would work closer to me because that was amazing service! #vegan #whatveganseat #service #woknfire (at Wok n’ Fire)
Things I cooked this weekend (not pictured: lightlife gravy). #ohsheglows #vegan #cheeze #pancakes #biscuits #veganstreet
3 weeks ago
this weekend my bestie from StL came to visit with one of our other friends that lives there and holy fun weekend!! but that meant tons of drinking and gluttonous eating. Started the weekend with chambulls, a couple of bottles of wine with dinner (hummus and pizza) and then cocktails when bar hopping. saturday woke up and kicked off the morning with brunch mimosas, biscuits & gravy, pancakes (blueberry & chocolate chip), and carrot muffins. then off to dinner at the chicago diner (poutine, shamrock shake, & reuben) followed by more drinks (chambull & cocktails) and taco pizza. then sunday funday kicked off with more mimosas (we love our bubbles) and more cocktails and brunchy food (portobello sammich and fries) and karaoke. needless to say today wasn’t very productive. lots of movies, pizza, and napping. i will say we did walk a little during our crazy weekend of insanity and all of the food was vegan so a little less bad? and friday night back at my place we were doing pull ups and bicep curls. soooo not a completely debaucherous weekend? that’s a lie. it was crazy. and awesome. it’s definitely not something i could do every weekend but for special occasions (and i mean what’s a better special occasion than a visit from a friend you only see a few times a year?!) i’ll take it!
Homemade #glutenfree #vegan crackers for putting my cheese on! So good- will def be making them again. Way better than triscuits in more ways than one. Filled with brown rice and almond flour, rosemary, thyme, and flax there are so many possibilities to vary them! #whatveganseat
#vegan #lowfat pancakes with whole wheat pastry flour, pb2, and chocolate chips. #vegansofig
3 months ago
so i was chopping carrots to make glam chowder and while i was chopping i got to thinking about baby carrots. where do they come from? are they regular carrots that are plucked before they’re ripe? or are they a different “breed” of carrot? so i started to do some research and apparently this is a controversial topic! i mean there’s even a snopes article about it. Bottom line? They’re just a different type of carrot that’s peeled and cut differently than full size carrots. I don’t eat a ton of carrots but i always felt like baby carrots were snack food so not as good for you as regular carrots. turns out i was wrong- which practically never happens.
in any case, eat your baby carrots and your regular carrots and you’ll get all sorts of nutritional goodness! and might i recommend the glam chowder recipe from the ppk? so. effing. good.