baked egg in avo

baked egg in avo || Journey for Jessi

You have all seen it.  You have all drooled over it.  Well, today is the day you should actually make it.  What am I talking about?  It is none other than the famous baked egg in the avocado found all over Pinterest, of course.  Do not be intimidated!  I have had my fair share of Pinterest fails to be sure, but not this time!  This breakfast looks gourmet, yet it is so easy to make–and yummy! Continue reading

two steps back for four forward

two steps back for four forward || Journey for JessiSometimes when you are busy making heaps of progress, you forget to look back to reflect on how far you’ve come.  When striving for a goal, of course you want to head in the forward direction, but sometimes you have to go backwards to jumpstart yourself.  This concept holds true for all aspects of life: fitness, nutrition, health, heart, happiness, etc.  That is where I am at this current moment.  Without realizing, nor exactly volunteering, I took a few steps backward recently and this is what I discovered…  Continue reading

miso soup & sushi

miso soup & sushi || Journey for Jessi

I am super behind on posts, but I plan on catching up this week!  I have been so connected via Instagram and now snapchat, that sometimes I forgo the longer posts.  I received a lot of request for my miso soup recipe that I made this weekend, so I figure I will start with that!  Miso soup is my go-to soup when I need something quick and tasty or when my digestive system is out of whack.  
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dear jessi

dear Jessi || Journey for JessiDear Jessi,

I don’t think I have ever been this genuinely and consistently happy as I have this year–and my happiness keeps escalating with  every day.  I have grown tremendously this year.  I’ve learned to let go of things out of my control.  I have learned to dismiss toxic people in my life, and to seek out and pursue only those that can lift me up and enhance my ongoing happiness and harmony.  This summer has been one for the books with so much growth, discovery, detoxification, adventure, love, confidence, and inner peace and contentment that I have not felt in a very long time.  
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don’t buy your tomato sauce

don't buy your tomato sauce || Journey for JessiDon’t buy your tomato sauce.  Just don’t.  Not convinced?  How about next time you go to the grocery store you check to see the added sugar, salt and preservatives listed on the ingredients list?  If you are shocked by what your eyes read, don’t worry.  It is so simple to make your own tomato sauce.  Just keep on reading!  If you aren’t shocked, nor care, continue on your westernized-grocery store shopping spree and skip this post. Continue reading

skinny mini pumpkin muffins

skinny mini pumpkin muffins || Journey for JessiI have recently moved and although packing has never been a favorite of mine, this move was much easier than expected.  The packing, the transporting, the carrying, the unpacking, all were not quite as gruesome as I recall.  Maybe it is because I am use to moving every year and I have learned to make things easier (maybe I’ll do a moving tips post later).  I am not quite settled in yet…well, that’s an understatement.  If I am gauging this off of the level of groceries in my pantry and refrigerator, then I am dogging it.  One of the things I have learned from moving is this: it is a pain to transport food (in my opinion)–having to keep it all cold/frozen, worrying about spills and glass breaking etc.  That is why this time, I hadn’t been grocery shopping the two weeks prior to moving–and confession…I still have yet to go.  Needless to say, my food intake has been all over the place and it’s killing me and my workouts, but it has given me plenty of opportunities to use what I have and get creative.  Exhibit A: Skinny Mini Pumpkin Muffins.   Continue reading

dear scale

dear scale || Journey for Jessi

Dear Scale,

You decieve.  You trick.  You are bad with ratios.  You make others feel bad.  It’s not me, it’s 100% you.  I’m breaking up with you. 

sincerely, 

Emily Continue reading