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How to Date on a Restricted Diet: Part 1

When I was diagnosed with two chronic illnesses I was as single as can be! Starting an extremely restricted diet terrified me, as I was 24 and a huge part of my social life revolved around food and bars. I wish at the time I had someone to tell me that I would be fine,…


Diagnosis Day

Striving for normalcy is something I have never done throughout my entire life. I chose to stand out throughout elementary school talent shows middle school student government elections, high school percussion and dance, and college entrepreneurial endeavors. It only makes sense that my health would follow the same route that I chose early on in…


Filo wrapped Chicken Pot Pie

I love chicken pot pie, and this recipe definitely filled my chicken pot pie cravings! This is a perfect dinner for a cold winters night and will definitely fill you up! The crust is filo dough which gives it a beautiful flakiness that makes this pie a delicious choice for any occasion! I hope you…


Winter Veggie Stew!

One of my favorite parts of October is going to the local veggie stand and picking out fresh vegetables/squash for delicious comfort dinners. I was recently at my grandma’s house when she sent me home with a plethora of tomatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, and even some yummy green beans! When I got home I realized…


What is this blog about?

What the heck is “Joie De Vivre”? Life can get hectic, frustrating and overwhelming. As a sophomore in college hassling a double degree, Job, and company of my own it’s easy to get swallowed in the everyday stresses. In my first year of college I learned to really appreciate the ability to go home and…