LEGO hogwarts castle part 2 – Harry Potter inspired food!

So in case you weren’t aware, Edward and I are pretty big Harry Potter fans. Just check out my previous Harry Potter blog posts (harry potter monopoly and lego hogwarts castle) if you need some convincing 😉 We were even planning a Harry Potter themed wedding. I made everything by hand – wands, invites, potion favors….

LEGO Harry Potter hogwarts castle – part 1

So a few weekends ago Edward bought me the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle to put together. In case you didn’t know we are pretty big harry potter fans. Years ago I made Edward his very own harry potter monopoly game for Christmas (check it out here). And back when we were planning our wedding,…

It’s Gonna Be May photo-a-day challenge

Hi everyone! EXCITING NEWS! A few friends and I have teamed up on instagram to bring you guys a fun photo-a-day challenge for the month of May! We are fondly calling this challenge #ItsGonnaBeMay2015! Every day, we will have a challenge for you guys to participate in that are in the calendar above! We thought…

–Update–

Apologies for my absence from my blog! I wanted to give you guys a little update on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Last year I discovered my love for experimenting in the kitchen and developing my own recipes and so I have been dedicating more of my life to developing my…

My personal struggle living with ADD

I was diagnosed with ADD when I was a kid. I was a…troubled kid which led to lots of family counseling, the ultimate diagnosis of ADD, and lots of various medications. My childhood/teenage years are a bit of a blur at this point so I don’t remember much other than being put on various medications…

Personal trainers vs registered dietitians

Since coming into the field of dietetics, one thing that continually irks me is when I hear about someone receiving individualized nutritional advice from a personal trainer. I understand the appeal of wanting to give out meal plans and nutritional advice if you’re a personal trainer. It’s hard to help a client reach their health…

Coconut oil: yay or nay?

I have noticed a lot of health hype surrounding coconut oil over the last couple years. I’m still on the fence when it comes to using it because regardless of it’s “positive” health claims, it’s also still very high in Saturated fat. But before I get into that, here’s the 411 on coconut oil. Coconut…

Experimenting with avocado

I should really thank my dad for finally getting me to at least experiment with avocados. I’ve always been intrigued by them given their nutritional properties but there was just something about avocados that didn’t appeal to me. Well my parents came to visit and my dad always asks me if I like avocados and…

Eating healthy on the road

My mom and I recently traveled out of town to visit my grandma in honor of her 94th birthday! I knew I wouldn’t be able to cook/bake the types of foods I would want while visiting but I also knew I didn’t want to completely ruin my ‘lifestyle’ while out of town. I admit, one…

Happy national nut day

Today is national nut day so I encourage everyone to go nuts for nuts – not just today but on a weekly basis. Nuts are great sources of vitamin e, unsaturated fats, and protein. While they are a great snack choice, the dietitian in me must remind you to keep your snacking to only a…