moving. Just to a different (and better) unit in our building, so not terrible but still a pain. I want to buy a house.

drinking a glass of warm lemon water each morning. Read more about this Aruvedyic practice on my learnist board.

pre-ordering Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book, It’s All Good – can’t wait for this one.

visiting our family and friends in Wisconsin and Minnesota. We met 4 babies, saw 3 little ones, and a whole lot of friends. It was non-stop!

spending my thirtieth birthday with a wellness shot (lemon, ginger, oil of oregano, garlic extract and cayenne), green juice and a bowl of pho. (We both caught colds on our trip.)

running. And dare I say kind of enjoying it?! Getting ready for 8 miles this weekend!

picking up a bad shellac manicure habit. But it’s so nice to not have to paint my nails all the time…

celebrating my birthday for real at AOC with Richie and then at the horse track with my cousins – so fun! (AOC had a focaccia topped with¬†young broccoli, cipollinis, burrata and bagna cauda that was RIDICULOUS. I can’t stop thinking about it.)

really needing some yoga in my life. Please motivate me.

What’s going on with you?¬†


20 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    Happy Belated 30th! Hope you enjoyed you chilly visit back to MN/WI.


  2. Emily
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Thank you Mellissa! It was a really nice visit – even with the cold weather!


  3. Mary Speidel
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    Lately…I’ve been running too and loving it as well. Training for the Minneapolis half and have an 8 miler this weekend as well. Bet your running route is prettier than mine but I must say the Chain of Lakes are inspiring this time of year. what’s your running motivation, are you training for something as well?


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:19 am

      I actually really miss running around the lakes and the river! One of these days I’m going to do my longer run at the beach, but I’ve been running through Beverly Hills, which is also really pleasant. :) I’m doing a half-marathon next month! We must be on the same schedule.


  4. Kelly Jo
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday!!
    I’m in MN :)

    Would you be able to share your pho soup? I’ve been wanting to find a decent recipe to try.


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:25 am

      Thank you Kelly Jo!
      I picked the pho up from a restaurant but I have made it once, link to the recipe is in this post:
      I will say that for the time and money I spent making it, I could have gotten it from a restaurant and it would have tasted better for a fraction of the price…something to think about! If you don’t have a restaurant available, it was kind of fun to make. I’ve also seen pho broth at Whole Foods in the soup section which would make the process a whole lot easier but I’m not sure how it tastes!


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    First of all, that focaccia pizza looks insane. Looks like a great birthday dinner, and HAPPY BELATED BDAY, btw! :) Also, I have been pushing oil of oregano on my friends for years. They think I’m crazy but I swear that stuff works on everything! (remember the dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding and his Windex? Yeah, that’s me with oregano oil.)


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

      How do you usually use it? This was my first time…


      • Megan (Braise The Roof)
        Apr 04, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

        I’m gross and just put three drops in a little shot of water and shoot it (gross because that stuff is STRONG straight up). But honestly, I take it when I feel the beginning of a cold at least once every hour or so and I rarely get a full-blown cold!


        • Emily
          Apr 04, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

          Well, I will say that I did feel much better the next day so I might have to try it next time I get sick…you should have tasted it mixed with lemon, garlic, cayenne, etc. …. real bad. :)


  6. Anna Johnson
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Love your family picture! Your recent activities sound very fun! Didn’t you love the horse track?! I hope to get to Canterbury more this summer. Thank you for the reminder about lemon water too. I’m not going to be running any marthon soon but I do look forward to it reaching 50 degrees and taking long walks again! Is it too soon to ask when you are coming back to Mpls!? Mark it down, I will be in CA in 2014 though!


  7. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    It was so great to see you when you made your trek to the midwest! I was so interested to read the reasons behind the lemon water each morning and I have to say that most of it sounds like great benefits! I had to laugh at the dental section because I don’t know who came up with that part! It could not be further from the truth! Oh the things you can find on the internet…..


  8. Sarah
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    You always post pictures of the most delicious looking food!


  9. She Rocks Fitness
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    Yeah to running and enjoying it! I’m planning on 9 for Saturday morning. And yes get your booty into yoga ASAP. It will be so beneficial for your running + all the other amazing benefits. Let me know when you sign up. That pizza looks redunkulous and happy birthday! XOXO


  10. Kristin
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    Emily, I didn’t know it was the big 3-0! You’re looking great! It was great to see you while you we’re back. That pizza looks delicious!


  11. luv what you do
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    So good to hear from you! Happy Birthday!!!
    Do you have Gwenth’s first book? I was thinking of buying it but don’t know which one I want!


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

      I don’t have her first book, it is Italian food, right? I’ve read mixed reviews but everyone loves to hate on Gwen. :)


  12. Yaron
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 3:41 am

    First of all happy birthday!!!
    Secondly, I have to try this hot lemon water in the morning – I keep hearing about it lately all the time…


  13. Rachel
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Ugh moving is the worst! We are starting to think about moving into a house and I am already dreading the packing and moving situation! Happy belated birthday!!


  14. Innovative office
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 2:58 am

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