Clarity

Two months since I graduated from college. Now that it’s been a while, it’s finally starting to hit me. College is supposed to be the time of your life when you find who you are. When you do things for the hell of it. When you make mistakes and learn from them. When you take […]

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#FlashBackFriday – Graduation 2015

Not to be cliche,  but today marks the end of a big chapter in my life. I am (finally!) graduating from NC State University. It’s been a hard four years, but I can honestly say that I’ve grown up from the person I was when I first set foot on this campus. I’ve been through […]

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Celiac Awareness Month: Celiac and the Brain

“All disease begins in the gut” ~Hippocrates   For the past year, I’ve been doing my senior capstone on the gut-brain axis, and how celiac disease is linked to depression. It was absolutely fascinating to put the pieces of the puzzle together and learn how the two seemingly unrelated conditions could be related. I originally […]

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Celiac Awareness Month

Happy May! Since this month is Celiac Awareness Month, I wanted to dedicate a few posts to this disease to help YOU become more aware. Many people are aware of the “gluten-free” trend that has been sweeping through grocery stores for the past several years, but many people don’t realize that being gluten-free is medically […]

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Hazelnut Fudge Pie

Merry Christmas!!! Christmas festivities have been going strong here at the Shannon household. All three (count ’em, THREE) trees are decorated, the living room is filled with nutcrackers and we have just about finished the Christmas cookies/desserts/heaven. After a failed attempt at thin mints, I decided to make something new for dessert this year. Martha Anne has […]

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#ThrowbackThursday

Happy Thursday! In honor of #throwbackthursday, and the fact that I just registered for my last semester of college AND applied for graduation (what?!), I wanted to take this opportunity to once again post a sappy, meaningful blog entry about my life. Warning: this post does not contain a recipe. Today, I want to “throw back” […]

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Cranberry Pistachio Turkey Burgers

Happy Fall Break! I’m so glad that we finally have a break from class and that I was able to come home for a couple of days. It was so great to see my family and my old marching band. Nothing says welcome home like a sushi date with my mom, a trip to Whole […]

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Cranberry, Tuna and Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Happy (Belated) National Kale Day!!! Did you know that yesterday was such an important day? I had no idea until my friend texted me the important news. Obviously, I had no choice but to have kale for dinner. Such a sacrifice, right? So why does this food deserve its own day of recognition? The reasons […]

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#TransformationTuesday

Now I’m a warrior I’ve got thicker skin I’m a warrior I’m stronger than I’ve ever been And my armor, is made of steel, you can’t get in I’m a warrior And you can never hurt me again –Demi Lovato   It’s amazing how much can change in one year. Looking back on the past […]

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