Collagen Whey Chocolate Truffles.

My Friends at Vital Proteins sent me some Collagen Peptides, & their Cocoa/Coconut Water Collagen Whey. Collagen is taking the health world by storm, and frankly it should be. Collagen is the highest percentage of protein within our bodies. It’s in our hair, nails, bones, skin cells, everywhere. Collagen is full of amino acids which are essential…

PRE Grass Fed Picadillo Poblanos.

Not all beef is created equal. My friends at PRE sent me a box of their Grass Fed Beef to sample, and I have to say, I am really impressed. I love the vacuum sealed packaging, the meat is staying fresher longer, and it made for a “mess-free” situation, pan to clean up. This beef is 100%…

The B-Word.

Nah, I’m not here to call anyone names. I want to talk about Balance. Balance. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, I find myself often comparing my life to others via social media. Shocking, I know. Somedays I can’t imagine life without social media & what a positive impact it has had on my life, and…

Panzanella Salad

I’m not going to be that food blogger today. You know, that one that tells you 17 paragraphs about her crazy day and forces you to scroll through pages and pages of feelings to find the recipe you were hunting for. All I’m going to say is, I love tomatoes, & I love bread. Make…

Beef, Bone Broth, & Superfood Chili.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always in the mood for Chili. No matter the season, I always think a bowl of piping hot, meaty chili sounds a-ok! As you know, I’ve been on a Bone Broth kick, why not, bring on the collagen. I wanted to incorporate my favorite Erie Bone Broth into the mix…

Worth the Wait.

I guess you could say I’m not a very patient person. My mother’s favorite thing to say to me is, “Patience is a virtue, but it’s not your virtue, Aubrey”. TRUE, MOM, TRUE. Waiting in line for a rollercoaster? Please, no. 45 minute wait at a restaurant? Bye, Felicia, I can make my own dinner…

The Easy Way Out.

After countless rounds of Atkins, Weight Watchers, Physicians Formula, Slimgenics, SlimFast, Jenny Craig, Suzanne Sommer’s, South Beach, and every other diet in the book, I was still gaining weight at a rapid rate. My junior year of high school I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and put on a cycle of Metformin and Insulin. But nothing seemed to scare me. I would sneak food and snacks, and then the day of my weekly weigh-ins, I wouldn’t eat or drink until it was over.

Bone Broth, it’s good for the soul.

Have you heard of Bone Broth? It’s all over social media as a magical elixir and to be honest, it really is that good. Think of your grandmas homemade stock, slow simmering on the stove for hours, but multiplied by a thousand. Lucky me, I’ve been collaborating with the owner and founder of  Erie Bone…

Almond milk.

Basically, I wanted to see if it was cheaper & tastier to make my own almond milk. I bought 3lbs each of raw organic almonds, and raw organic cashews to make batches of nut milk. I’ll be documenting how much milk was made total from both batches of nuts, and will then divide the total…

Juicin’ is a habit.

One of my favorite partnerships is with Garden of Flavor-Cold Pressed Juice, based right here in Cleveland, OH. I found GOF at a benefit cocktail party for The Hunger Network. I was intrigued by their line of cold pressed juices with probiotics, but also their Energy Juice line. I woke up the next morning with…

Pickle Party.

I love living in Cleveland. Have I mentioned that? We’ve got a lot of cool things going on, and one of them happens to be Randy’s Pickles!   Yesterday I got the chance to meet the owner and founder of Randy’s Pickles, Andrew. He’s got impressive facial hair and a real sweet personality! He also…

Recovery & Food.

As most of you know, I’ve been recovering from an extended abdominalplasty & brachioplasty now for a few weeks! I’m feeling amazing, healing quickly, and my doctors kept attributing my quick success to my nutrition! I’m not sure about you, but as a former obese person, to hear you’re succeeding in nutrition feels like SUCH…