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Iron Hill Brewery

This weekend I hit up a new spot in Chestnut Hill with Charles, my brother and his girlfriend. We went to Iron Hill Brewery for the first time and had a lovely lunch.

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I have never been to Iron Hill before, but I have heard such good things about both the food and the drink selection!

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Iron Hill is home to 5 House Beers and a very wide variety of seasonal selections as well. They do their brewing on site.

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The restaurant itself is absolutely gorgeous. High ceilings, large windows, beautiful decor.

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They also have 3 size selections – I went with the smallest to start out with, which is 10 oz. I wanted to be able to sample more than one to see what Iron Hill was all about!

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I started out with their seasonal Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout on tap – it was very smooth and tasted like a chocolate milkshake. Delish!

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Charles enjoyed the Irish Red. We were both super impressed with the beers.

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After we had our beers in hand, it was time to pick what we wanted to eat!

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The group wanted to start out with the Thai Popcorn Chicken.

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It came with a pea shoot and bean sprout salad, roasted peanuts, sweet & spicy sauce and cilantro. It had a bit of a kick to it and was very tasty!

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For lunch I enjoyed the Fajita Spiced Chicken Salad.

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Shredded romaine & iceberg, avocado, jalapeño, Monterey jack, crispy tortilla strips and chipotle ranch dressing (on the side). It was the perfect meal for lunch – and the dressing packed a major punch!

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Thanks for an awesome lunch Iron Hill Brewery! Your beers were delicious, your food was tasty – we will be back for more!

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#greenmonster challenge

Happy Day 2 of the #greenmonster challenge!

I started off my day with a lovely 90 minute Bikram yoga class at 6am.

I immediately followed class with a big ‘ol glass of freshly juiced juice. The Bikram studio I practice at has green juice during the week and I was more than happy to purchase a Liter of the green stuff after 90 minutes in 105*.

Cucumber. Apple. Ginger.

Sounds pretty much like pure perfection to me after a super sweaty Bikram experience.

I must admit that I doubled up on my green drinks today. I made my classic green monster creation last night and froze it to take with me today to work. It was lovely, light and refreshing to have my green smoothie with me post a grueling yoga class.

I will continue to post on the blog how my green monster days are coming along throughout the next two weeks. I would also love to feature any of your recipes on the blog as well. I know of number of readers posted on Facebook, twitter & commuted that you were interested in participating in the challenge. Please email me (andherlittledogtoo @ gmail.com) what your favorite green monster creation is, along with any pictures and I will feature it to all the other green drink lovers out there!

Happy Green Juice Drinking!

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Back to Basics

After my wonderful calcium realization, I have decided to re-commit myself to my green monsters. I think they are just the thing I am missing from my diet – greens, almond milk, banana, amazing grass & ice, oh my!

My green monster is sure to solve my need for more calcium & more protein, not to mention it’s tasty too. 

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I am going to attempt a Green Monster a day for the next two weeks.

Who would like to join me on this challenge?

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Calcium. It Does A Body Good.

Allow me to introduce you to my new best friend.

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Calcium Chews.

During my time on the 40 Days Program I came to realize that milk is something that does not serve my body. I was off milk, and most dairy, during the entire 40 days program. 50+ days or so after the cleanse, I introduced milk back into my diet and it was a major shock to my body. I came to realize that milk does not work for me, it was a sad realization, but something that truly made sense.

Since taking milk out of my diet, I have been on the hunt to find new and creative ways to keep my calcium intake up. I stumbled across these tasty chocolate calcium chews during my recent trip to TJs and was instantly excited.

How do you make sure your body is getting enough calcium?

I would love to hear any tips or tricks you have to share!

The winner of the Mikarose Giveaway is Vanessa from The Project Zen!

Jackson says Congratulations! Email me to get your $50 gift certificate!

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