Author: Karina Mroczko

Whole30: Week 1 Review

It has been ONE week since I decided to commit to this Whole30 program. I am going to be super honest that there are times I have regretted it – like when N got notice of his promotion and I popped open a bottle of champagne but didn’t have any (okay, just ONE tiny little sip), or when we spent the entire day together on Saturday (it was our 6 year anniversary!) and we went to (more…)

Dairy-Free Turmeric Latte

Following the Whole30 program (it’s Day 6!), I have been missing my morning coffee with vanilla soy creamer! (soy is a no-no on Whole30, as is any added sugar). I made bulletproof coffee but could not get more than a sip down, I must have made it wrong because so many people say it tastes good!? Well I didn’t have the brain octane oil, so used coconut oil instead – that might of affected it! I just got all these ingredients so I shall try again 🙂

While I await the arrival of the brain octane oil, I have been replacing my morning coffee with (more…)

Friday’s Five: Uber for your dog , Whole30 meatless recipes and more!

Happy Friday and if you’re a practicing Catholic, Happy First Friday of Lent aka no meat day! I’d like to start sharing my Friday meals during Lent —  if you follow along with this blog and on my Insta (@youbetyourpierogi), you’ll know that I am doing the Whole30 program which makes eating quite tricky – not to mention we have social dinner events Saturday and Sunday!! #fml

I have practiced being vegan before and because I had this Isa Does it cookbook, I was able to make really good meals all the time, but with Whole30 (it’s only Day 3!!), I am struggling a bit .. I never realized how much I eat grains until I had to eliminate them or sugar — I can’t even talk about it! I crave ice-cream and sweets after every single meal! #struggling Needless to say, this is much harder than a vegan diet — I can go without meat or dairy, but to not be able to have oatmeal with honey for breakfast or make a tofu scramble is NOT EASY!  I’m going to stick with it though – there are just so many positive reviews about this program and I really want to find out what foods may be causing issues for me. I talked about that here. Once, I hit (more…)

Whole30 program for 40days begins today #Lent

Friday’s Five: Almond Water & Wall Maps

Happy Friday! I have been the WORST at posting consistently and I am sorry! I have tried to make myself a schedule but I am not discipline enough to follow it. It’s something I am constantly working at – I get distracted with 1000 other things #adhdlevels but will continue to push myself to stick to it and be more consistent with my posts.

This week has been so nice weather-wise here in Boston! Although (more…)

10 lessons my dog has taught me

Owning a dog has taught me so many wonderful life lessons. Here are the top 10 things Freddy has taught me in just two years 🙂

1. How to forgive and forget.

Whatever the crime, one look into those puppy-dog eyes and all is forgiven. I don’t like flip-flops anyways – he must have known that!?