a belly full of…aches

a belly full of...aches--Journey for JessiAs I sit here, a feel my aching stomach contemplating the week of indulgences I have succumbed to.  Asking myself, “what happened?  Where did my will power go?”  I am writing this, not only for myself, but for all of you that are dealing with the all too familiar aftermath of Thanksgiving. Continue reading

pumpkin protein pie

pumpkin protein pie--Journey for Jessi

I know that everyone is busy getting ready for Turkey Day, even pescatarians like me!  The holiday can bring lots of stress instead of enjoyment, so why not alleviate some of that thanksgiving food prep panic and make some items ahead of time–like my Pumpkin Protein Pie for instance. Continue reading

refresh

refresh--Journey for JessiWhat have I been up to?  Well, other than the new fresh-faced blog appearance (let me know what you think in the comments), I have been bounding all over the place in my studies, life, and even changes in my environment.  I feel like I am already trying to get a fresh start on the New Year fast approaching.  For now, I will focus more on getting things caught up before I reveal my New Year’s resolutions in the making, which, should be revealed not a day sooner than New Year’s Day.  Instead, here is a refresher of the new things occurring in my life.
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crossfit mashup

crossfit mashup--Journey for JessiGood morning everyone!  Happy Sunday!  Let me tell you–I am sore, sore, sore.  Thanks to my crossfit session yesterday morning. It was about my third to fourth time doing crossfit and yesterday a lot of things were introduced to me haha.  I absolutely love it though and the feeling of being sore the next day (today).  I am already planning my workout for today–maybe a run before it starts snowing here this week or some yoga… Continue reading

orange miso thai

orange miso thai--Journey for JessiWhat is more satisfying than a colorful, flavorful, vegan Thai dish?  Not much… well desserts, but that is a given.  I made this dish several times during my vegan challenge month.  I had it for dinner, then stored the left-overs in the fridge to pack for lunches and have for dinner again later on during the week.  It is a great dish for meal preparation.  (The dish was inspired by Angela Liddon.) Continue reading

behind

behind--journeyforjessiLet me just apologize for being a bad blogger lately.  My October has been filled with all sorts of (vegan) food, festivities, fall, and lots of studying.  I know it is no excuse because blogging does not take that long, especially if I just pop a few recipes online (I have so many to post from Vegan Month). For now, I will do a recap/summary of my October, then I will begin posting recipes again.  I wish I had more workouts to post lately, but unfortunately, I have to admit I have fallen behind on my health and fitness since the summer.  I do not see this as a failure, though, just another opportunity to overcome a challenge. Continue reading

gluten-free vegan cinnamon rolls

gluten-free vegan cinnamon rolls--Journey for JessiWho says vegans have nothing delicious to eat?  Certainly not me.  Not with these Vegan and Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls.  Today I am going on day five of my Vegan Challenge, and I must say, aside from a few accidental blunders on day two, things are going very well.  It is difficult to say the impact it has made on my body yet (it has not even been a week), but I am sure that after I get finished with my hectic week ahead, I can focus on fine-tuning my body and health.  Last week was a bit stressful on me, so that is why I decided to treat myself to a yummy Sunday breakfast. Continue reading

eggplant “parm”

eggplant "parm"--Journey for JessiDay two of my vegan challenge!  I must admit… I may have had a few bites of some Biscoff Oatmeal Cookie and thinking about it now, it probably was made with eggs.  This inspired me though, so for this weekend I will attempt to “veganize” the recipe!  For dinner however, it was 100% vegan!  I made my mom’s Eggplant Parmesan and made it gluten-free and vegan. Continue reading