Sunday Morning Special: Long-Lasting Produce + Hard Home Workouts

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Good morning, sunshines! How have you been? Besides jamming to my new go-to playlist, I had another week full of busy work days, doctor check-ups and new-to-me adventures, including a baseball game, a restaurant week outing and a super-fun wine and cheese party. I've found that keeping my social calendar booked has been key to keep my mind off my injuries and the fact that I can't be as active as I would like. Plus, it's good for the ...continue reading

Sunday Morning Special: Summer Produce Edition

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As you might have been able to tell from my last two recipes, I'm on a bit of a produce kick. When it's so fresh and flavorful (not to mention right in my backyard each Saturday), how could I not? So today, I rounded up 6 dishes to add to a summer fruit and vegetable recipe bucket list. I must try these before the ingredients go out of season! Join me? Just genius. Serve your favorite berries in an ice cream cone for an edible ...continue reading

My New Backyard: Garden-Free But Packed With Fresh Produce

There are plenty of awesome things about my new apartment. The tall ceilings that make the place feel spacious, the fact that it’s within walking distance of the office, how close it is to scenic open spaces for outdoor workouts…and the Saturday Farmers Market that is about one block away! (Sidenote: As of the most recent grammar rules, there’s no need for an apostrophe anywhere in Farmers Market. Good to know!) True, I ...continue reading

News to Nosh On

Since Good for you news has been bumped from the rotation the last few weeks due to my schedule, I decided to make this weekend’s post a mash-up of eats and news. Ready for a few bites of edible intelligence? Away we go! Ray vs. O’Neal In a match-up of two juggernauts from their respective fields, Rachel Ray and Shaquille O’Neal faced off this week on the show “Shaq vs.” to see who could make the most ...continue reading

Season’s Best

No, we’re not celebrating the holidays in April…The spring, and even summer-like, weather has me ready to explore the best offerings at farmers markets and other local produce vendors! Many environmentalists tout the values of shopping local and opting for seasonal fruits and vegetables. But what does that mean?  I’ve dug around on the Internet to find the greatest seasonal produce resources for you. And I would love ...continue reading

Thumbs Up: Coupons, Thumbs Down: Commercials

Blame It On the A-a-a-ads OK, let’s get the bad news out of the way first…commercials can increase obesity rates in youth. Interestingly, the total amount of TV children watched had little effect. But the more advertising the small fries see during that TV time, the more likely they are to be overweight, UCLA researchers found. Children generally squirm and wiggle around while watching the tube, so they can rack up a bit of ...continue reading