Category Archives: Lifestyle

Video: How to Stop Being Crazy Around Food

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I think there are very few women who could claim they’ve had a perfect and uncomplicated relationship with food. I know that I certainly haven’t. And the times when I’ve been at my “healthiest” haven’t always been the healthiest emotionally. If you’re obsessing over what you’re eating all the time, no amount of kale salad can make you healthy. This week, to kick off the Fall season of my Wellness Wednesday series, I sat down with Isabel Foxen Duke, founder of Stop Fighting Food. We talked about emotional eating, the diet-binge cycle, and what it takes to finally stop eating an entire jar of nutella at 1am.… Continue Reading

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Wellness Wednesday is Back This Fall!


In case you thought I’d gotten sick of this whole wellness business, I’m letting you know that my Google hangout series is officially back as of today at noon!

With all my summer travel and the world being away from their desks, I thought it was best to take a little break over the last couple months and recalibrate. Luckily though, this gave me plenty of time to plan out an amazing line-up of experts for the fall.

To jog your memory, in case your head got as fried as mine did at the beach this summer, I started this series in March to start talking about all sorts of balanced lifestyle choices beyond food.… Continue Reading

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The 7 Best Healthy Meat and Potato Recipes for Father’s Day

The Best Healthy Meat and Potato Recipes for Father's Day

I feel some daughterly Jewish guilt about being out of town for Father’s Day this year. And now that guilt is compounded by the fact that I’m celebrating the holiday virtually with an array of meats that my dad no longer eats. Next year, I’ll be sure to put together a fish and potatoes menu for the modern pescaterian’s Father’s Day. But in the meantime, I’m going to satisfy the cravings of all the stereotypical dads out there who think kale salads are for sissies.… Continue Reading

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The 6 Best Organic Gluten Free Pasta Brands and Recipes to Match

The Best Gluten Free Pasta Brands and Recipes to Match

Before I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy 3 years ago, I pretty much subsisted solely on pasta. This might have explained why every time I tried to go for a run, my stomach would start spasming within half a block (spoiler alert: the culprit was a meatball sized brick of gluten lodged in my intestines, thanks to all those spaghetti dinners).

So when I had to revamp my diet, in addition to my beloved thin crust pizza, chicken fingers, and chocolate chip cookies, one of the things I was most terrified to give up was pasta. But it’s turned out to be one of the easiest things to substitute at home.… Continue Reading

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#Snapshots: Behind the Scenes with the Fatty Crew, Elevate Gen Y and 3WCircle

It’s been a while since I did a snapshot post, probably because I worry that those of you who follow me on instagram are already sick and tired of me bragging about my adventures in pilaf and pork fat. But I attended a particularly awesome event last week that was all about amazing women, the power of connection, and the ability of great food to fuel both under one roof.

The dinner was thrown by ElevateGenY and 3WCircle—two new women’s organizations that are trying to motivate and inspire 20 and 30-somethings to pursue their passions. I’m a sucker for women.… Continue Reading

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7 Better-For-You Memorial Day BBQ Recipes


Now that the Polar Vortex is a distant nightmare and the Farmer’s Market has begun to show many signs of life, I’m finally ready to dust off my salad bowl and start preparing for summer. And now that Memorial Day is officially upon us, that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get grilling.

Since many of us hibernated in a much more hardcore way than usual this year, it’s probably a good idea to ease into the summer season with a few BBQ recipes that won’t add to the pounds that have accumulated underneath our knitwear. These healthier Memorial Day food ideas are a departure from the man burgers we’re used to seeing on the grill.… Continue Reading

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