Reading Time: 5 minutes A couple of years ago I had brunch with a friend on Newbury Street. I’m a big proponent of trying new things when dining out because the hope is that the chef knows the perfect preparation and that it’s something I can try to recreate on my own. I tried Shakshuka, also spelled shakshouka at […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve talked before about the purpose of organic – it’s about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn’t mean that bacteria is non-existent.
Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A friend of mine is doing Whole 30 because she has some concerns digestively. I have nothing against an elimination diet when used appropriately. There are other diets like FODMAP that eliminate a kind of food and have an introductory period to help the individual determine what foods may or may not be leading to […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Last December, I had been experimenting with soup because that’s comfort in winters in New England. I mean, really, soup is just comfort anyway. I had played with Broccoli Cheddar soup that had been inspired by Panera, except I was really trying to not give myself a stomach ache. The recipe was a hit and […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Last weekend we bought a bag of avocados and while I am all for eating half an avocado with a meal, I’ve also wanted to find some new recipes. I found a number that looked intriguing, but many were salads. I’m not anti-salad, I freaking love salad, but I also really love sandwiches and this […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes I feel like many people who utilize Pinterest and other platforms to get inspiration for recipes there will never truly be enough days to have time to make them all. As someone who also appreciates fitness and living a healthy lifestyle, it can also be hard to find a way to balance the competing ideas. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As warmer weather is approaching, we’re shifting how often we use the oven. It doesn’t matter if you have air conditioning, the oven turned on in the late spring and summer makes for a really warm kitchen. We cook a lot of things stove top, use our George Foreman or go outside and grill. For […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Yesterday marked the last day of my third week reversing my diet since the Cutler Classic. To say this week was easy would be a lie, but to say it was hard would be a stretch too. At the beginning of the week I was traveling for work. Just like prep, I researched what was […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sweet potatoes, pumpkins and squash are essentially relatives, so why not treat them similarly? I understand that many squashes have distinct flavors such as acorn squash being a little more nutty, but butternut squash I believe has a lot of diversity. I’m going out on a limb to say that I think there are two […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Update: While I was in the weight loss phase of my journey and into competition prep, I eliminated grains that didn’t keep me full. Part of this was because they didn’t keep me full and the other part was to moderate my carbohydrate intake. During this time, I focused on increasing vegetables as a source […]