• pharmacist in training • wisconsin • real food enthusiast • wellness advocate • diet ditcher •
A dinner of salmon, cilantro pesto, roasted zucchini, and CARBY potato gnocchi just to mix up your feed because I know it’s full of fitness influencers telling you keto diets will turn you into a god. Have a blessed night 🌝
Here is me eating a matcha-crusted churro in Times Square because it’s Monday and I’m sunburned and I need that kind of positivity. Here’s to a new week! ✨
Got wild for breakfast this morning with a nourishing, flavorful burger salad 🥗 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — breakfast does not have to look like breakfast!! Our idea that breakfast must be cereal, bread, oatmeal, or the like has done an injustice to blood sugar regulation. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with those foods, but most people feel more energetic and satiated incorporating fat and protein into their first meal. Do what works for you, but give this a try! • // grass fed burger • @laclarefamilycreamery raw cheddar • local kraut • spring mix • kale sprouts • @organicvalley grass milk yogurt mixed with a little water for dressing //
Got my hands on this flavor for the first time! New favorite. Well done @gtskombucha 👏🏻 Anyone else?! What’s your favorite kombucha?
Cheers to our last night on the East Coast. 🍻
s/o to Omi’s — the provider of today’s 2nd coffee and the cutest little shop I’ve ever seen. Homemade syrups, parsley green smoothies, and hella aesthetic pleasure in a little blue townhouse. Okay, but what’s up Maine with @gtskombucha being 21+ only?! I know there’s a little bit of alcohol but I’ve never seen it! 🤷🏼♀️ I guess kombucha is the least of Wisconsin’s drinking concerns hahaha imagine that!
No longer in NYC but the memory of this thick slice from @chalaitnyc (yes, again) still lingers 🤤 • Main takeaways from my visit: 1. America is awesome. So many people being successful in the city in thousands of different ways. 2. People need to cut back on plastic use. 3. Hipster crowds are good for food quality and coffee shop access (admit it). I could spend years eating my way through NYC and all the real food stops. 4. BUT I wouldn’t want to because DAMN do I like some peace and quiet! • Spent last night in Cape Cod and now we’re on the way north to spend a few days in Maine. Craving lots of oysters and lobster. Will report back.
First stop this morning: @chalaitnyc for a matcha with house-made almond cashew milk 🍵 • Second stop: @marketcratesny for lox, cucumber, and cream cheese on pumpernickel.🐟🥒🍞 • Next stop: Ellis Island 🗽
I had a revelation recently. • I decided i'm done picking and choosing the parts of myself that I do and don't like. I'm generally a pretty confident person. I know that I'm intelligent and I have good intentions and sometimes I'm funny. I also know that I can be a cynic, a critic, perhaps even the dreaded word, pessimistic? • Particularly in spaces that are all about personal development (which I’m very into) we're encouraged to just make the best of everything. Choose to see everything as perfect and, so it will become, they say. But I've never been a butterflies and rainbows type of person. I beat myself up about that over the last couple years. Why do I like to argue so much? Why must I question everything? Why am I so unwavering in the idea that people need to be held accountable? • The entirety of these thoughts dumped on me in a coffee shop last week and I felt compelled to start writing to see where my mind would take me. What I discovered is I actually really like that part of myself. I've only been told it's wrong by the butterflies and rainbows people. My inclination to be argumentative makes me great at debating and challenging people's beliefs. My realistic mindset keeps me grounded. My cynisim makes me a smart consumer and a very mindful learner. • So I'm letting my bitterness toward that part of me go. I no longer ascribe to the idea that if I'm not giving everything my stamp of approval and a thumbs-up I’m not happy. In fact, despite my being the friend that always shits on trends and fake attitudes, I'm an incredibly happy person! I literally cry happy tears on a weekly basis because I love my life so much. • All this to say, challenge what other people tell you is wrong about you. If a perspective, belief, or aspect of your personality has stuck with you throughout your years, embrace it and it will start serving you. Take it from a cynic like me.
I always see these little honey patties at the counter of @community.pharmacy at checkout and finally grabbed one yesterday. Verdict: probably gonna get one on every visit. 🍯This one only has 2 ingredients — 100% chocolate and honey! There’s also espresso and peanut butter flavors and I just found them online so I’ll be ordering a stash soon. There website is simply heavenlyorganics.com if you’re interested 🤗
The first morning in our new place called for a cozy cup of matcha 🍵 Some days I get crazy with it (mushroom powders, collagen, butter, etc) but I kept it simple today with hot water and cinnamon. • If you haven’t tried matcha yet I highly recommend it! I’ll always be a coffee junkie but if I’m being perfectly honest with myself it can make me feel uneasy if I have it several days in a row. That’s always a perfect time to switch over to green caffeine for a more steady, calm boost of energy. 💚
Life motto ☕️
Tay and I spent our last open night living downtown enjoying our very favorite thing about it — @red.madison sushi 🍣 I always get one roll that’s basic and one that’s a little (read: a lot) extra 💃🏼 Sushi is honestly the best meal to treat myself with because I have no shot in hell at making it myself 🤷🏼♀️
I finally tried the whole chia seed jam trick yesterday in lieu of jam (didn’t have any) and it worked well enough for the rare craving I had! I used @ohsheglows measurements minus the maple syrup and did a half batch with wild blueberries. So good. Using it this morning in a PB&J-type yogurt bowl with dry roasted trail mix and some green apple slices. Yum! • Trail mix has potential to be a healthy snack but many have cereals or soy + sugar loaded chocolate, and MOST are made from nuts, seeds, and fruits roasted in rancid canola or sunflower seed oil. These oils are low quality, unstable polyunsaturated fats that oxidize under the heat and pressure of processing and cooking. Oxidized fats produce free radicals in the body that wreak havoc and promote aging, inflammatory processes, and DNA mutations. So watch out for those, and maybe opt to make your own with dry roasted nuts, seeds, and throw in some cacao nibs or goji berries! • Be well!
@chameleoncoldbrew + @califiafarms toasted coconut milk over everything ☕️ • • Off to my first day at my internship. I’m caffeinated, got a workout in, and washed my hair (for the first time in like 5 days) so I’m feeling pretty good. Happy Tuesday!
Sharing a rough recipe for one of my favorite things to make: sweet potato gnocchi. 🍠 This is easily my favorite way to consume carbs, but DAMN does it take some time. If you feel like you need a lesson in patience and the payoff, take a whack at this. 👨🏻🍳 It’s worth it! 1. Bake 1 medium-large sweet potato at 350 until soft all the way through 2. Remove the potato skin and mash the potato or blend in a food processor until its smooth 3. In a mixing bowl add sweet potato, 1 pastured egg and mix to combine 4. Gradually add 2.5 cups flour of choice (sprouted wheat, almond, and tapioca have all worked well for me). Add 1/2 cup at a time until it’s dry enough to roll in your hands 5. Grab a baseball-size chunk of dough and roll it into a “snake” like piece (work in flour as needed) 6. Cut into 1/2 - 1” pieces 7. Add pieces to boiling water and let them cook until they float for 3 minutes 8. Strain, rinse, and serve after sautéing in some oil or ghee.
Feeling a little extra today and carb-y which is not like me but I’m rolling with it. 🍞Pretty sure that was the right choice since the result was sweet and savory toast that hit the spot. One piece with basil pesto, feta, and red pepper flakes, the other with sweet potato mash, almond butter, a dollop of @siggisdairy triple cream chocolate yogurt and cinnamon 🤤 And both first slathered with @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter of course! Happy Friday 😊
Whipped up a VERY filling dinner tonight after getting pretty tired post-whole-afternoon-outside-in-the-sun plus a workout. 😴 Knocked me out but felt so good! • Both conventional and alternative health fields can agree that Americans do not eat enough high quality seafood. I would guess that a big reason is the price. Here’s a tip — buy it frozen! People seem to think “fresh” at the deli is better but in reality, it’s just had more time to go bad in being transported. But the reputation of its freshness jacks the price up compared to its fresh-frozen counterpart. For example, I got 2 pounds of this wild-caught frozen sockeye for $25 and I’m pretty sure the “fresh” farm raised and color added variety at the counter is about the same price based on my most recent visit at Whole Foods. Try adding in a crowd pleaser like salmon or cod a few times a week! Salmon has tons of omega-3 fatty acids and B-vitamins. And it’s delicious 😋