Hi, friends. Another week has breezed by and I’m glad it’s Wednesday again. I have Friday off from work and I’m looking forward to playing catch-up with my school work and some writing assignments. Other goals for this next week include getting back into a regular gym routine, making more homemade bone broth, and going through some of the cookbooks I’ve checked out from the local library and prepping some actual meals.

Speaking of meals, here are some of the things I’ve been eating/drinking lately.

Breakfast has been bulletproof coffee.

I sip on it as I study NTP stuff each morning. Don’t mind my messy desk. I have several notebooks and some flashcards full of info all about digestion, blood sugar regulation, fatty acid balance, and more. I’m loving the course so far and I’m really glad I signed up. I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating: If you’re thinking about a nutrition or health certification program, I would highly recommend the Nutritional Therapy course over Integrative Nutrition all day every day. It’s 9 months vs. 1 year. And you will learn way more with the NTA even in the first month alone. So worth it if you’re like me and want to be your own boss with this stuff. Speaking of being your own boss…I’m still kind of clueless about business basics. Another goal of mine for the upcoming week is to utilize Amie‘s business courses. I’ve been following her on Instagram recently. Check her out if you’re interested.

Lunches have been big ass salads lately.

I picked up a giant bag of fresh, local mixed greens as the Boise Farmer’s Market on Saturday. The fresh, local stuff always tastes better. And it lasts longer too. Which is good because I have a lot of it and can’t eat it all up in just a few days.

The other night Patrick and I decided to make breakfast for dinner.

The Boise Co-Op finally started carrying Birch Benders, so he bought a bag of the paleo mix. We also made some pork sausage patties and a duck egg, both from Mahleur River Meats at the farmer’s market as well. Everything on my plate got smothered with 4th & Heart’s vanilla bean ghee.

I am going to complain about my computer for just a minute. It’s so slow. And so old. It’s a MacBook Pro but I’ve had it for 6 years. I think it’s time to upgrade. Are you a Mac or PC fan? I’ve been using Macs since I started college back in 2001. But I’m open to using whatever works well. I’ll probably get another Mac unless you guys have another suggestion. I turn 35 soon (ick!) so I was thinking of buying myself a new computer for my birthday/Christmas. Yay or nay?


Happy Wednesday again. I feel like this week went by really fast. Maybe that’s because I’ve been super busy lately. I spent most of my weekend studying but got to take a little break to go to my friend Stacey’s wedding on Sunday.

Work has been keeping me busy too. And it’s virtually stress-free, which is a huge plus.

Anyway, you’re here for the food so let’s get to it.

I made myself a cheddar omelet on Sunday morning with a piece of flax bread with butter on the side.

I used two eggs and the first one I cracked open had a double yolk.

It’s been years since I’ve had one of these. I buy local, farm fresh eggs from Tolman Ranch in eastern Oregon.

I made a taco salad with Siete Foods chips on the side for lunch.

These chips are my new obsession. They were on sale at Whole Foods all last week too. So I may or may not have bought three bags.

I sipped on this Kevita kombucha as I was studying.

Dinner was beef broth with broccoli, mushrooms and chicken.

I also indulged in some of this chocolate too.

I’m actually trying to take a break from chocolate but Patrick was scared of what would happen if I didn’t have any on hand. So he bought me a bar. Sweet guy, huh? I’m not sure I would trust me without easy access to chocolate either. Which is probably a good reason to ween myself off of it and quit for a while.

Happy Wednesday, friends. Can we all come to an agreement that overdone statement sleeves are a no? Also, can we all agree that Autumn is the perfect time to eat soup? I’ve been eating a lot of it lately. Speaking of eating, that’s kind of why you’re here.

So here are some things I ate this past week.

Breakfast was bulletproof coffee.

Chilly mornings require warm beverages. I was up early studying digestion before work.

Lunch was leftover ‘cream’ of chicken soup with mushrooms and kale.

So good! And so comforting. This is also the first recipe I added to my new site. Don’t expect frequent recipe posting. I’m no recipe developer. Some people are gifted in that area but I prefer simple foods and easy kitchen cleanup. Recipe development doesn’t usually work in favor of either of those things.

I snacked on some chocolate chips and mac nuts during recess.

Dinner was shredded chicken, greens with kraut, roasted broccoli, and flaxbread with butter.

I followed this up with tea and more studying. I feel like it never ends. But it will actually end in June and then I’ll officially be a nutritionist. So excited for that. I’m looking for a few people who wouldn’t mind being case studies. It’s basically free nutrition advice if you’re interested.