London Travel Tips & Helpful Apps

London is expensive. I mean, really expensive. The prices exceed that of New York City and San Francisco for living arrangements. The exchange rate makes it even more pricey for Americans. Even the competitively priced AirBnB (app) has rates at £120/night, which equals close to $200 in Zone 1. Plus, space is extremely limited in…

Sweet Savory Autumn Bread

It’s barely autumn, but I’m loving it already! I spent all afternoon in the kitchen making soup and bread with all the goodies of Autumn. This picture is of my first ever Savory Sweet Autumn Bread! I adapted this recipe from Eat-Live-Run’s Apple Braid, incorporating butternut squash and some savory spices as well. First I…

Elimination Diet: Day 15 (Phase 3)

Truly, I had meant to blog more in the past two weeks, but as usual, life happened. Overall, I’m not terribly pleased with the results of the Elimination Diet so far. I’ve followed it perfectly, what little information there is on it. That was one of the disappointments: buying The Whole Food Nutrition Cookbook for…

Elimination Diet: Day 3 + Warming Autumn Recipe!

Day 3 of the Elimination Diet started off a bit rocky. After doing so well at the end of my two day green smoothie fast yesterday, I had a bit of a dark patch that lasted through this morning. Certainly a few occurrences triggered it, but a few kind people, including my husband, also helped…

Elimination Diet: Days 1 & 2

About two months ago, I started really looking into my diet and seeing what I could do to minimize some chronic health issues. This all was soon before I was leaving for England for six weeks, so it was mostly experimentation with some new recipes and tracking GI activity, mood swings, and energy levels. Through…

Learning to Live + Yummy Recipe!

Over the past week, I’ve been reading about healthier diets pretty close to nonstop. I’ve been trying new recipes and creating some of my own, so I’d like to share those with my readers. The last few years have been extremely difficult. In summary, as I don’t want to bore you with my life story,…