breaking news: my oats are back

breaking news: my oats are back | Journey for Jessi

My oats are back and I couldn’t be happier!  Exaggeration?  Yeah, right.  Well, first off, I was very indecisive this morning, so I took my dilemma to snapchat {@emvalerioti}, “Oats or Eggs for my b-fast?”  The polls came rolling in and you all said oats!  I probably would have made oats anyway.  Does anyone else do this?  You think you are indecisive on something, then ask around or flip a coin and you are unhappy with the result and go the other direction?  I do this constantly.  Eh, that’s okay because it brings me to a decision doesn’t it?  Anyway… this morning I made an old staple: Apples & Cinnamon Oats. Continue reading

coconut chia pudding

 coconut chia pudding | Journey for JessiThis has been my midmorning snack for the past few days.  It has helped me  overcome my cravings for more harmful sugars.  Coconut Chia Pudding fits the paleo requirements of being dairy-free, grain-free, and legume-free.  It is so simple to make, versatile, and oh-so-delicious.

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defining diet

defining diet || Journey for JessiYup.  That is chicken.  Take away my label as a “pescatarian” or a “vegetarian that eats fish” or a “vegan who eats fish/eggs/honey” or whatever you once classified me as.  The truth is, I was always bothered by those labels anyway because one word cannot define my diet—and my definition of the word diet, the way it should be used.  Be aware, this post will have some food and recipe ideas, but it is also filled with my thoughts and feelings toward the modern use of the word “diet.”   Continue reading

wear, eat and share your greens

wear eat and share your greens|| Journey for JessiHappy St. Patrick’s Day–yesterday!  You all know me by now, I love, love, love holidays, and St. Paddy’s Day is one of my favorites (my favorite is next!).  I know I owe you all a “catch up” post, since I have so many new recipes to post, workouts to blog about and life revelations to journal about, but holiday posts take precedence.  So gear yourself up for a Pot o’ Gold BreakfastSkinny Shamrock ShakeVeggie Roast and Vegan Grasshopper Parfait.    Continue reading

p.r. for pizza

pr for pizza || Journey for JessiCall me crazy, but I have never been a huge fan of pizza.  In fact, I use to despise it as a kid.  I recall going to friends’ birthday parties on several occasions where their parents would kindly order something different for me–the weird kid that hated pizza and loved broccoli.   As I grew up, I developed more of a taste for pizza (must be my Italian roots).  I have to really be in the mood for it though, and it has to be pretty darn good for me to eat it.  This weekend was one of those times.  For some reason, I was craving pizza–a very rare occurrence indeed.  Instead of running to Beau Jeau’s and ordering their gluten-free, lactose-free pie, I made my own Lactose-Free Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza. Continue reading

blueberry muffin protein smoothie

blueberry muffin protein smoothie || Journey for JessiThis smoothie was spot on!  I made it a few weeks ago and have made it a couple times since then.  It really does satisfy that fix for a huge, crumbly blueberry muffin bursting with blueberries (and loads of sugar).  This smoothie, however, does not have all that processed, added sugar.  What it does have, though, is filling protein.

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spinach mushroom quinoa

spinach mushroom quinoa || Journey for JessiThis is such a simple, yet filling clean meal to cook.  I have been making A LOT of quinoa dishes lately, mostly because quinoa is a great vegan protein source and fills me up!  It is also so easy to make on my meal prep Sundays and store for the week.  Sometimes (a majority of the times), it is difficult for me to get a good “after” picture of my recipes.  This is attributed to my tendency to take tastes (eat the entire thing) before I snap a pic.  That just means it’s that good right?

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