Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Birthday Blender!!!

This post is a little over due but I thought I'd share anyways.

For my birthday this year my family bought me a new Breville Die-Cast Hemisphere Blender and I LOVE IT!

I was debating between this blender and the Vitamix Pro 200 Blender (or possibly another Vitamix).
I've heard so many great things about both but ultimately decided to ask for the Breville because of the use I was (am) going to get out of it.  I'm huge smoothie, almond milk, and homemade soup fan (tomato, squash, kabocha, etc.) and these were the primary reasons for upgrading my old (but still functional) GE blender.  I'll probably also use the blender to make almond, oatmeal and other flours but I foresee only doing this on occasion.  In all, as you can read, my list of use was very small and I didn't feel investing in a $450+ blender was necessary at this time.  Perhaps in the future, but not at this time.

So, Breville wins!

First Delicious Smoothie!
Having used the blender a handful of times to make smoothies, homemade tomato soup, oatmeal flour for crab cakes, and more smoothies, I highly suggest investing in this.  You will not be disappointed. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February is.....

American Heart Month

Heart disease is a major problem and is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
The term heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions.  The most common type in the U.S is coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease.  CHD can cause heart attacks, angina, heart failure and arrhythmia's.

On the brighter side, heart disease is preventable and controllable.  You can help prevent HD by making healthy choices.

Eat a healthy diet
Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.  Not just this month but always!
Eating foods low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol.  Also, strive to limit salt or sodium in your diet - this can lower your blood pressure.

A few healthy foods to include in meals are oatmeal, salmon, broccoli, olive oil, avocado and tomato.

Maintain a healthy weight
Maintaining a healthy weight should be no issue if you're eating a healthy diet.  Being overweight or obese does not only increase your risk for heart disease but also puts you at higher risk of developing other diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, stroke and cancer.  Other conditions are possible as well, such as increased cholesterol, gallstones and sleep loss.

Exercise regularly

The health benefits of physical activity are hard to ignore.  To no surprise, exercise combats health conditions and diseases.

You don't need to set aside hours to reap the rewards (aim for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week).  If you can't do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park further away from the office or store so you're getting more walking in, or dance while you're doing household chores.

Bonus: Exercise also boosts energy, improves your mood and promotes better sleep.

In addition, these two should be avoided/limited as much as possible:

The point of this post is to help increase public awareness of how to prevent cardiovascular illnesses.  Being a personal trainer and holistic health coach, I believe heart health should always be a priority and I strive to educate as many as possible in understanding and believing the same.

If you have any questions, comments, etc. regarding health and wellness please feel free to contact me.

Happy American Heart Month!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 31 is here (well, was)

Going 31 days without eating meat - success.  Going 31 days without drinking alcohol - 97% success.

Did we fail because we didn't go the entire 31 days without having a drink? ....nope.  If you've been following my blog for the last month you know that we give up drinking every January and have done so for the last few years, the last 3 to be exact.  We do this simply because we feel we need a break, nothing more - nothing less.  so, should we feel bad that we had drink or two during particular events? No - not at all.  

Many people may disagree with this and that's your opinion.  Here's how I see it.  It's ok if things don't always go according to plan.  We need to learn to relax and not hold ourselves to such high standards all of the time.  Events such as birthday dinners, football games, wedding engagement brunches, etc. come up all of the time.  We live in a very busy city and are very busy people and sometimes   So in all, these two particular events (P going to Germany and I visiting my folks) were acceptable and legitimate reasons to enjoy wine (me) and most likely beer for P.  

Anyways, on a happier note, I think I'm going to continue with not eating meat.  I may include chicken in meals every so often but to be honest I don't miss it at all.  I don't crave it, I bypass that section on menus, I am just completely fine without it in my diet.  On the other hand, I believe P will incorporate it back into his - which I am fine with him doing.  

My goal this month is to experience with new vegetables such as eggplants, cabbage, fennel, artichokes, etc.  So be on the lookout for posts with new recipes.

As far as how we feel, we feel great.  The only issue I experienced was the lack of energy on random days due to not consuming enough protein and that I easily fixed.  In addition we both have more energy and P feels more 'flowy' (I apologize if that's TMI).  Either one of us has had a checkup in a few months so we're not sure about our cholesterol levels but if anything they have to be lower.

*News Flash - We went to brunch yesterday and I decided to order chicken with veggies and rice.  Delicious meal although I got sick afterwards.  I believe my body was rejecting the meat.  Guess who's definitely staying away from chicken for awhile!?

Hope everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl!

- Theresa

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day 30!

Wow, just one more day left in January and one more day until P comes home!!!  Whew, this month went fast.  But then again don't most months?

Let's see, yesterday....clients in the early a.m, then errands and other biz work.

Kashi bar - which I did not like.  Way too sugary.  (on way to clients)
Oatmeal with the goods (cinnamon, walnuts, banana and almond milk)

Left over veggie chili and spaghetti squash
Piece of fruit

Shrimp salad with tons of veggies

Made by me: olive oil, sea salt and kernels
Shake do not stir =)
And popcorn (homemade) while I watched The Help.
My opinion, great movie and I know there's others that won't argue.

I am super pumped for this weekend - especially for Sunday.  First, for the 4 mile Gridiron Classic I'm running in that morning.  There's also a 'longest football throw' that I'm thinking of partaking in.  I doubt that I'll throw the football the furthest but I bet I can put up a fight against some of those guys. watch, or well...stay tuned.  And of course second, for the Superbowl #GO49ers!

Nothing beats getting a good workout in before enjoying some fun food, drinks and spending time with good friends while watching football.

- Theresa

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 29...

Short but sweet post today. 

I used my new mini egg frying pan.   Turned out great! I highly suggest investing in one.  

This obviously was breakfast.  I added a mix of veggies as a side.

Veggies and hummus

I made homemade veggie chili!! This delicious chili included black and white beans, tri-colored peppers, onions and mushrooms.  Forgot to add the fresh garlic.  
For 'noodles' I baked spaghetti squash

This as well, turned out amazing.  I made enough for leftovers which I had today for lunch.

Catch ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 28

Day 28 

The final stretch.....3 more days left in giving up meat for a month.

Think we can't wait to inhale a juicy piece of marinated chicken or medium-rare filet?

Think again!

P and I had a discussion about what to do going forward before he left for Germany.  We decided that we're primarily going to stick to a Pescetarian Diet but add chicken in every so often, such as weekly.  He may possibly also enjoy a filet for those special occasions. Although, I'm thinking this is still up for debate.  I may continue without any meat.  Surprised?

Hard boiled eggs
Brussels Sprouts

Green smoothie

Tuna fish salad

I'm looking forward to dinner tonight - Veggie Chili! Mmmm mmmm.

Have a nice day.  Take use of this unusually warmer weather and get outside!

- Theresa

Monday, January 28, 2013

Day 23 - 27 as a Pescetarian

It's snowwiiinnnnggg!! 

Well, it was while I was on my way to and from the market.  Looks like that's all we're going to get here in NY, for today.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I went home to visit my family and had an absolute blast.  We got to catch up on things, cooked amazing food, played old school games, made 49ers T's for the Super Bowl this weekend, watched movies, had some good laughs (we always do) and drank plenty of wine.  

Yep, this past weekend was an exception to the rule - simply because my boyfriend is in Germany.  We decided we both could have a few drinks while he is away.  Being in Germany and not have a beer or two is just plain silly.  It might not be as good as Belgium beer but again, being there, you can't pass it up.  As for the rest of the month, there will be no presence of alcohol until Super Bowl Sunday! I guarantee it.

So I can't exactly remember what I ate Wednesday, Jan. 23rd but here's days 24 - 27.
*By now most of it seems redundant anyways =) 

Kind bar
Yogurt banana oatmeal mix

Was something quick - can't recall

Brown rice
Cauliflower and carrots 

Eggs with veggies

Left over salmon veggies

Homemade pizza 

Ship wrecked eggs
Home fries with leftover veggies

I didn't really eat Lunch.  Kind of snacked throughout the day while making my shirt.
Carrots and pickled cauliflower

Big salad with tons of veggies and tuna fish

Popcorn and a few pieces of a brownie. 

So my mom and sister found this FIT popcorn at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  How funny and creative were they in adding a 't', making it my own brand of popcorn.  I thought this was a very thoughtful of them.  

Oatmeal with banana and walnuts!

I made a huge bowl of guac for the family.  Pretty much snacked on this throughout the day.

Shrimp by Dad - he is famous for his amazing shrimp.
Side salad

Besides having a few glasses of wine, my eating was in check.  I also may have had a few too many chips with guac but can you blame me? Guac is absolutely delicious! I bought more avocados today, lol.

Have a great Monday!

- Theresa

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 22

#18390 reason why I love NY ---> Vegetable and Fruit stands!

On the way home from my client in the early a.m I had breakfast on the brain.  I decided that when I got home I was going to make oatmeal, and I wanted fruit to add to it.  Well what do you know, there was a street vendor on my way to the subway.  Awesome right?! Well, I thought so.  So, I picked up a container of blueberries and strawberries.

Although, I definitely didn't eat enough of it.  I needed to add a side to the oatmeal By dinner I could have eaten for 2 people.  Note to self: eat a bigger breakfast

Oatmeal with walnuts berries! 

Tofu wrap

Ahi Tuna veggie stir fry with brown rice

Peanut butter treats

On my way out to run errands.  Looks like another frigid day.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 21 as a Pescetarian

Day 21 

Yes, it is this cold outside.

I highly suggest bundling up like you've never bundled up before.

On a positive note, at least the sun is out.

Think we'll be getting snow on Friday? I'm hoping for a few inches but nothing that will keep us in for more than a day.

Anyone want to guess who this is in the photo? and what movie it's from?

Kind Bar
Cottage Cheese and Veggies

During the afternoon we ran errands and hit the movies to see Zero Dark Thirty.
Great movie.  I recommend it.

Lunch at Zaro Bakery
We both had vegetable soup.  Mmm mmm goood.

I had tofu, a sweet potato and side salad filled with veggies
P made Tempeh burgers and a side salad

Enjoy your Tuesday!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 18, 19 and 20 as a Pescetarian

Woooooooh. . . .  49'ers are goin' to the Super Bowl!! 

Not a bad weekend, not a bad weekend at all.

Friday we kept it in and watched The Bourne Legacy.  Saturday we ended up doing the same (having said we'd be out all day on Sunday and it being freezing outside) - ordered food and watched The Dark Knight Rises.  Sunday afternoon we headed to the East Village to watch the Niners take the 'W'.  It was an on the edge of your seat kind of game.

mean green smoothie

Hard-boiled eggs and veggies

Homemade shrimp salad and guacamole. P had the salad on rolls, I put on top of brown rice.

Oatmeal with banana, cinnamon, protein powder

Vegetable wrap

Ordered Indian Food - quite good

Oatmeal with apple, cinnamon and honey

Salmon burger with a side salad
P had a veggie burger with tots
Seltzers with lime

Pizza - with the victory of the 49ers game we ordered Pizza.  Thin crust with spinach and mushrooms and it was delicious.  
I also sauteed some brussels sprouts for some extra veggies.  

Hope everyone had a nice MLK Day as well as enjoyed the Presidential Inauguration.

GO Niners!!!

- Theresa

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 17 as a Pescetarian

More than half way through the month!

Are you thinking we've had enough with not eating meat...think again.  We're doing fine.  Haven't craved turkey or chicken and definitely haven't craved beef (just made a yuk face as I typed that) .  HA - do you remember these stickers growing up? I distinctively remember my parents having these on items they kept under the kitchen sink, on rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide.  Oh, memories....

This morning I came across a healthy cookie recipe.  I have errands to run today so while I'm out I'll pick up the ingredients I don't already have.  These are a must make!  It's a good day to stay in and cook up something delicious anyways.  It's freezing out there.

3 bananas
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon (opt.)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mash bananas in large bowl, then stir in remaining ingredients.  Let batter stand for ~20 minutes then drop by teaspoons full onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with cinnamon if so desired.

Servings: ~30

Yesterday's meals:
Oatmeal with cherries, cinnamon and almond milk
a few extra cherries - just soo yummy

Eggs with veggie mix
P had fresh Sushi

Snacked on a Kind Bar before heading to clients

Met friends at Maria Bonita for dinner.  Nice place and delicious fresh made guacamole.
I had the Vegetarian Fajitas.  There was so much I have leftovers for today.  The best!
P had the Enchiladas Vegetarianas, I believe.

Enjoy your Friday! and if you make these cookies let me know how they turned out.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 16 and a Minor Ankle Sprain

Central Park Entrance at 5th Ave & 59th St.

Well, that nice long run on Sunday to Central Park and back on left me with an irritated ankle.  Annoyed, I am.  Thankfully it's nothing serious - just minor aggravation.  It's very difficult for me to 'take it easy' but in all seriousness I plan to RICE the area over the next few days (Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate).  I am hoping it'll be better by at least the end of the weekend* so I can get back in the swing of things.  I signed up for a race on February 3rd and need to put some mileage in before then.

*Wishful thinking here.  I'd rather have it heal completely than to push it and make it worse.

Meals yesterday:

kind bar before clients
cottage cheese with zucchini, onions and mushroom

Jerk Tofu (rubbed and topped with a special jerk sauce and seasoning
Collard greens

Veggie wrap
Turnip and hummus
P made a spinach salad with grapefruit and walnuts and had bread and hummus as a side

The Sun is out...WHA WHAATT and tomorrow is Friday!

- Theresa

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 15 as a Pesca/Pescetarian

Day 15 -YEAH! Half way through the month.

Though.....I am highly considering to keep going with eating no meat.  As for a drink, that's not the case.  I'm looking forward to a glass of wine on February 1st.

Has anyone noticed that I've been spelling Pescetarian either with an "a" or "e"?  Just wanted to point that out.  It can be spelled either way.

And where is the sun hiding?  Enough of this somber weather.  Bring me some sol!

Oatmeal with walnuts and cherries

Left over ahi tuna and kabocha soup, brussels sprouts
Pear with drizzled honey and cocoa - Yummayyy!

Tuna fish salad with tomatoes, avocado and a few tortilla chips for me
Sandwich for P

Hope everyone is having a nice day.

- Theresa

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 14 as a Pescetarian

Monday, Day 14

Not too much to report here - just a regular Monday of training clients, running errands, training more clients, etc.

One errand in particular was to stock up on the healthy goods, that being fruit, veggies and grains.  Our local market has got to the best that I've ever been to hands down.  Well, maybe not the best in the city but I'm sure it comes pretty close.  It's always stocked with tons of fresh fruits, potatoes, onions, veggies, eggs and more.  I was successful in finding a huge bag of brussels sprouts for only $1.  Oh yeah! Guess what I had for lunch?

For dinner I made soup out of Kabocha, commonly called Japanese pumpkin.  I added butter and milk to P's and almond milk and cinnamon to mine.  Nom Nom!

scrambled eggs with veggies

Last piece of Lasagna
Roasted brussels sprouts

Spinach, grapefruit and walnut salad
Homemade Kabocha Soup
Quinoa and green beans

- Theresa

Monday, January 14, 2013

Days 11, 12 & 13 as a Pescetarian

Happy Sunday Funday!!

Whether it was taking it easy, running errands, relaxin' on the couch watching football, playing with the kids, sweating out your hangover I hope you enjoyed it.

Like most weekends, this one went way toooo fast.  Don't you think so?

Here's a re-cap: After a long week, we decided to stay in Friday night.  We cooked dinner (I made a homemade Vegetable Lasagna) and watched The 5-Year Engagement and then Silver Linings Playbook (yeah, we were in a movie mood).  Saturday evening went out to watch the 49ers' beat up on the Packers and last night stayed in to watch the football playoffs, a snippet of the golden globes, Men in Black 3 and made ahi tuna fajitas for dinner.

So....I came to the conclusion that I'm lacking protein in my diet.  I've been feeling more tired lately - more than usual, have experienced some crankiness at one time or another and have had the feeling that I could very easily take a nap in the late afternoon.  While researching my symptoms I came across this article, Protein Deficiency Symptoms - it lists exactly what I have been experiencing.  So to increase my daily intake of protein I'm supplementing a protein powder in with my snacks and or meals.  Disclaimer: If you are experiencing these similar symptoms make an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible, as the article states.  I know myself and my body and believe incorporating this supplement will eliminate my symptoms.  If it doesn't, I'll consider other options.

P on the other hand is doing just fine.

Friday - Oatmeal with banana, cinnamon, walnuts and honey
Saturday - Half of an egg sandwich and a big bowl of veggies
Sunday - Oatmeal with macintosh apple, walnuts, cinnamon and honey mix

Friday - Half of egg sandwich, veggies, pear
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Leftovers

Friday - I made homemade Vegetable Lasagna - Ahhmaazziinnnggg =)

Saturday - Dinner at Scallywags.  Veggie burger and side salad for me, Crab burger for P

Sunday - Fajita night.
Gluten free tortilla, hummus, spinach, tri-colored peppers, ahi tuna pieces, tomatoes, cheese and hot sauce.

P made a rice bowl with the ingredients above.

Enjoy your Monday!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 10 as a Pescetarian

Happy Friday Everyone!!! 

I just couldn't resist posting this picture.  You can't tell me you're not laughing right now or at least gave a little chuckle.

Had a lot of running around yesterday so meals were quick and simple.  I was so busy I couldn't even tell you what I did, Ha.  With it being the end of the week, I think I'm also just really tired - and this gloomy weather isn't helping.  I think I made the right decision to take a "rest day" from working out and instead clean the apartment.

Oatmeal with walnuts, banana and almond milk! Yum.  Love this stuff.

Bowl of hard-boiled eggs with zucchini, beans, avocado, mushrooms and onions.

Boiled a few of these bad boys so we could have them on hand.  Perfect for those mornings when we're in a hustle.

Vegetable wrap (which I didn't like - some of the vegetables were soggy which in turn made the bread soggy).  Yuuuk
Side salad with carrots, cucumbers and radishes

P created his on concoction which looked really good (to right).
Bowl 1, salad
Bowl 2, Thai noodles with hard-boiled eggs
Small Bowl 3, black beans, avocado and hot sauce mix.  I had a bite, it was really good.

Pear with dark chocolate and almond pieces drizzled with honey for desert.  P had a few chocolates. I wish I took a picture of this because it was d to the e to the l.i.c.i.o.u.s. Delicious. =)

Have a 'knock your socks off' kind of Friday!

- Theresa

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 9 as a Pescatarian

Day 9 : Wednesday, January 9th. 

Scrambled eggs with spinach, onions and tomatoes.

Rice Tortilla with hummus spread, beans, spinach, sliced avocado,
(had to finish the spinach, some of it was starting to go bad)

For dinner, the Illinois/Minnesota game was playing at 9pm so we headed to Southern Hospitality to eat and watch the game. Unfortunately Minnesota took the 'W' but we still enjoyed our time out.

Can you believe this is our 2nd (or maybe 3rd) time in a bar without having had a sip of alcohol?  Yep, it's true.  Having the draft beer options right in front of your face (literally) while staring that the tube you'd think would cause the slight bit of temptation - but it didn't.  Actually, none of it looked appealing at all.  I guess that's because as I started to picture drinking a nice cold glass of Budweiser (kidding, I don't drink that stuff.  But can anyone pick up the reference?) I visualized my stomach becoming bigger, unhappier and uncomfortable with bloat.  So, I stuck to my water and orange.

P ordered the Hush Puppies.  I ordered the Grilled Portobello Sandwich with salad.  Once that was delivered he realized he was hungrier than he thought and quickly put in an order for the sandwich.  Delicious!

During the game I asked P if he's noticed anything different about his energy levels, appetite, weight loss/gain, etc.  He stated he has noticed an increase in energy even though he's been working long days and his appetite is a-ok but nothing on weight.  Which, is not a bad thing - it's only been a little more than a week.  As for myself, I haven't experienced any increase in energy.  Though, there have been a few times that I have noticed some tiredness.  Like right now - but I think that's because it's going on 1pm and I need to eat lunch.  My appetite has been fine and as for my weight, unfortunately haven't noticed any positive change (losing a few inches).  Yet again, it's only Day 9.  We'll discuss again on Day 16.

Ok, time for lunch time!!!

- Theresa

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 8 as a Pescatarian

Day 8.

So the argument on how long it takes to form a habit is up for debate.  Some say 21 days, some say 28 days and others, which I believe, say 66 days. Although, the duration is likely to differ depending on who you are and you are trying to do.  What do you say?

In this particular situation, I truly believe we could beat that number.  It's day 8 and still no craving for a piece of chicken, turkey or beef.  The same goes for least that's what he's telling me =)

So, will we choose to continue down the road as a Pescatarian?

You'll just have to keep reading these posts to find out, <wink-wink>.


Left over egg salad
sauteed spinach and tomatoes


P had a taco bowl - tomatoes, lettuce, beans, rice, hot sauce, guac and fish (on the left)

His looked so good I had to create something of the like for myself;  A bean burrito with colored peppers and a dollop of cottage cheese it was (on the right).


Baked Salmon
Mixed Veggies

Sorry, missed taking a picture of this.  I have to say, it was mighty delicious!

Pear and peanut butter cereal treat (creatively created by myself)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 7 as a Pescatarian

Today (or as I type, yesterday) marks the first week as being a Pescatarian!  We both feel great and to be honest, aren't really missing meat.  Although, this is just the first week so things could change.  But I really don't think they will.

We should be (and are) really proud of ourselves.  Having an abundance of vegetables, fruits, fish, eggs, grains, etc. in the house has encouraged us to make healthy choices with each meal.  I wasn't very happy with the decision I made yesterday while eating out at one particular restaurant but I'm over it.  =)  You can't control everything all the time so you just have to make a decision and accept responsibility.  In this case, it was soggy french fries.


Half of Grapefruit
Oatmeal with a few blackberries, walnut pieces, cinnamon and almond milk


Vegetable Soup with Rice
Cottage cheese and tomatoes


Homemade Eggs Salad (wrapped in lettuce for me)
Homemade guacamole

- Theresa

Monday, January 7, 2013

Day 4, 5 and 6 as a Pescetarian

The First Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the New Year!


I was an early riser on Friday - had to get to a 6am client so I grabbed a Kind Bar and ran out the door.
When I got home I decided to go with cottage cheese, veggies and a banana.

Kind Bar before client
Cottage cheese
Veggie mix - zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes

While eating breakfast I came across an article about Pescetarianism from the Huff Post.  If you're looking to learn more check out, 5 Reasons to Become a Pescetarian.  It's a decent article.

Left over homemade soup with quinoa
Cucumbers and Hummus

We celebrated a friends birthday dinner this evening @Vegetarian's Paradise 2 located in the West Village.

Our meals were delicious.
For an app we had Sugar Cane Drumsticks (splurged here)
For dinner, I had Sauteed Vegetarian Chicken with Zucchini, Cauliflower, Celery, Broccoli, Carrots, Snow Peas and Brown Rice.  P enjoyed A Soy Burger with Fries.  He said it tasted very similar to a burger.  Not exactly, but not that far off.
We also enjoyed fresh-made juices (He had a fruit juice that consisted of three different fruits and I had a fruit and veggie juice)


Kind bar

I had to run to a client again so I grabbed another Kind Bar, simple and delicious.

For Brunch I met a friend at Pete's Tavern on 129th East 18th Street.  My meal was really good. I decided to go with the Eggs Scrambled with Smoked Salmon.  It came with Caramelized Onions and Home Fries.

On my way home I passed the Trader Joe's on 14th street so I stopped in to pick up a few things; fish, tortillas and beans to make fajitas this week, green tea, almonds, walnuts, etc.  FYI do not shop here on Saturday's at 1pm.  IT IS hella-crowded.

Veggies and Hummus
Cucumbers, carrots, red and green peppers

Pizza and Pop Party
We decided to celebrate the end of the week with Pizza (gluten free for me, regular for him) and Pop (apple cider and seltzer).
I thought I'd give Domino's gluten free pizza a try.  It was ok...just ok.  I don't think I'll be ordering it again though.


Yesterday I had a bridal luncheon to attend.  It was a lot of fun.  P and I met a really nice couple our first year playing football for Zog Sports and have kept in touch since.  We're looking forward to their wedding in a few months.

I had a smidgen of one of the smaller homemade pastries (cinnamon bread)

The mini poached quince, as the starter, was really quite good.  Very tasty.

For my entree I chose the baked eggs, tomatoes, roasted pepper and capers stew, melted 3 cheese gratin.

In addition to the warm breakfast cinnamon sugar doughnuts they had carrot and chocolate cake.  I had to try the chocolate cake, I just could resist.

After the gift opening and some more chit chat it was time to go.  The Redskin/Seattle game started at 4:30 so I said my thank-you's and goodbye's and headed home.  I quickly changed into my Skins gear and high-tailed it to the bar to meet up with my boyfriend and his friend.  We watched the game (yes, I'm hugely disappointed) while drinking water and seltzer.

For dinner I had broccoli and french fries (what a full and healthy meal, right).  They teased me with having butternut squash soup on the menu when in fact it was chicken noodle soup.  Nothing else on the menu looked appealing so unfortunately I chose the fries.  P went with fish and chips.  Dinner = not so healthy decisions.

Obviously, my dinner did not fill me up so I made homemade popcorn while we watched The Amazing-Spiderman.  I thought it going to be quite lame but to my surprise I actually enjoyed it.

- Theresa

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 3 as a Pescetarian

Yesterday we were a little tired.  Not because of our decision to give up animal meat but because we both kicked our own asses with our workouts.  I think we both felt like we needed to since we haven't truly worked out in a few days.  Other than that, things are going great.  It's cold as heck here in Manhattan but least the sun is shining!

For breakfast, I had eggs, again.  While on my way home from my client I was planning on having oatmeal with fruit, nuts and almond milk but for some reason when I walked through my door I had a sudden urge for eggs...and they tasted delicious!

  • Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onions and zucchini
  • Coffee
  • Piece of fruit


  • Left over quinoa with tomatoes, red, green, yellow and orange peppers
  • Water
  • Mango

  • Homemade soup with carrots, onions, celery and spinach on top of pad thai noodles
  • Garlic Bread (him)
  • Teas' Tea

Originally, I was going to make myself brown rice noodles but opted after realizing the pad thai noodles were also gluten free. 

The soup turned out really good.  So good, we put down two bowls each.  We sure were hungry ones.

  • Cottage Cheese (him)
  • Glass of Almond Milk and a spoonful of peanut butter (me)

Have a great Friday!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 2 as a Pescetarian

Day 2 as a Pescetarian and feeling great!

Below is what we had on Wednesday.


  • Scrambled eggs with spinach, onions and tomatoes and half of a grapefruit.


  • Quinoa with mushrooms, zucchini, red onions and sunflower seeds and an apple (me)
  • Egg and potato salad with veggie soup (for him)


  • Shrimp salad sandwich (for him)
  • Shrimp salad lettuce wraps (for me)
  • Tomato soup
  • Side salad
  • Turnips on the side


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Non-Alcohol and Pescetarian Month!

Happy New Years!!!

Every January my boyfriend and I give up drinking.  As you know, I'm a little bit of a health nut and by the 1st of the new year we both feel we need a detox.  Now don't get me wrong, we enjoy having a few cocktails here and there; on a Friday night, while out to dinner with friends or during our favorite football games (GO SKINS!).

It's not easy at first, especially after the holidays but we get through and feel completely refreshed by February 1st - just in time for the super bowl.  So what do we drink besides water, tea and coffee you ask? Just to name a few:

  • Pomegranate apple cider
  • Fresh juiced orange and grapefruit with seltzer 
  • Blackberries, raspberries and strawberries added to seltzer or ginger ale.

Here's the kicker. . . In addition to not drinking this month we're also giving up meat - not Vegetarian but Pescetarian, also known as Fishatarian.  Like Vegetarians, we'll be giving up land animals while continuing to include vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, and beans but unlike Vegetarian's we will be consuming fish, dairy and eggs.

Yesterday marked Day 1, and I'll be blogging about the next 30.  I want to share everything from our recipes,  how what we're eating affects our mood and energy levels, any differences or fluctuation in weight, etc.

This is what we ate yesterday for breakfast:

Scrambled eggs with onions, mushrooms and spinach.
Cottage cheese and tomatoes
Toast (For him)

I definitely went back and finished the small tomato and a few more radishes.


Tuna fish sandwich (for him)
Tuna fish lettuce wraps (for me)

I also made homemade salsa to go along with.


Red, yellow and orange peppers with onions
Refried beans

I cut up tons of peppers and onions, sauteed these in our skillet and put over rice and added a dollop of the beans.  It was delicious.

For dessert we had blackberries and a few pieces of chocolate.  In moderation right? Thankfully, there's no more holiday treats in the house.

Keep an eye out for Day #2.