December 2011

Spicy Oats

by Jillian on December 31, 2011 · 7 comments

I’m too busy thinking about all of the new and good things in 2012 to reflect on 2011. How about that? I’m not saying that nothing good came out of 2011. Heck, I started this blog, I started studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I bought supplies to study to become a personal trainer. […]


Sniffling in the New Year

by Jillian on December 30, 2011 · 5 comments

The sickness continues. I woke up still congested with a headache and burning sinuses. Sniffles, coughs, and sneezes galore. Ugh! I haven’t had coffee all week, which means I must really be sick. I did have a form of coffee though! Last week, I came home to a surprise package on my doorstep. The awesome […]


Escarole, Fennel, & White Bean Soup

by Jillian on December 29, 2011 · 3 comments

I woke up feeling under the weather today. I attribute it to my eating and (non) workout habits lately. The more I read and listen to the IIN lectures, I realize how these things can affect me. I have not been getting all of the nutrients that I am used to. I’ve been eating lots […]


Christmas 2011

by Jillian on December 29, 2011 · 5 comments

Well, Christmas Eve started out the right way with adult cocktails. Rum Chata is so good. Silk nog is good too, but Joe claims it still bothered his stomach, so Lactaid nog it was. Joe and I spent the Eve at his parents sans camera. We exchanged our gifts afterwards. I was a little last […]


Guess what? Like it or not, it’s cookie time again. I don’t remember the first time I had a cookie from Levain Bakery in New York City, but I do remember being in awe of how thick, gooey, and large¬†the cookies were. The last time I had them was back in June. I decided to […]


Poinsettia Cookies

by Jillian on December 27, 2011 · 5 comments

Well, this could go two ways. Either you are sad that Christmas is over and don’t mind hearing more about it, or you are completely sick of seeing cookies and presents. Either way, you are in for cookies and presents. I have a few recaps including Christmas day with my family, presents, and cookie recipes. […]