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While the Polar Vortex has given my immune system a serious run for its money, I usually find my seasonal colds hit me just as the weather starts to turn – right when you least expect it. To keep my body on its toes this March, I’ve been eating a lot of cold-fighting foods.
Most key immune system boosters – garlic, ginger, turmeric – are things I usually add to my cooking. In addition to being incredibly good for you, these dishes are packed with flavor. And it’s always important when eating healthy to make sure your food leaves you feeling satisfied, so that the good stuff doesn’t also have to fight off the junk food that might follow.… Continue Reading
As I mentioned last week when I introduced the concept of my new Google Hangout series, #WellnessWednesday, I am pretty terrible at making room in my life for “official” exercise. Sure, I’m not the laziest person on earth like Hannah Horvath (though sometimes I too use my chest as a tray). But getting my tukus to the gym is something I’ve struggle with since leaving my day job, when my days had more structure and the boredom necessitated some serious stair master action to maintain sanity.
This week my hangout is going to be focused on everyday fitness and nutrition. I have the latter down, but I know others’ are still looking for convenient ways to get necessary vitamins.… Continue Reading
I’m heading to Mexico today for a retreat with a group of inspiring fellow creative entrepreneurs. I’ve been looking forward to this all year. But one unanticipated consequence: I’m going to miss the Oscars!
As you may remember from last year, Oscars Night is one of my favorite holidays. Stuffing your face with pirate’s booty popcorn and other pun-y dishes while watching starlettes parade (and fall) in their size 2 gowns is one of my favorite masochistic delights. This year the Best Picture category gave me a lot of regional things to work with for my hypothetical Oscar party food.… Continue Reading
A few months ago, I wrote this piece on why I love to cook. I realize now that it was one of the first times on the site that I talked about having an autoimmune disease. This is strange, because I’m usually an open book, as much so here as anywhere. So I don’t know why I felt it was TMI to clue you in on this part of my culinary journey, which is the reason why I’m gluten-free in the first place.
So here’s a little background…
I was diagnosed with a gluten-allergy almost three years ago, precisely one week before my cookbook came out.… Continue Reading
I’m generally not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. But since it comes along so close to the New Year, I think it can be a nice to time to check-in and set intentions for your relationship. For those of you who add some sort of healthy eating resolution to your list every year, this might be the time to make a pact together on how you’re actually going to make good on those promises.
New York has been so snowy lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been holed up in a little ski chalet working from home. Next weekend I’ll be off for real to a big lodge in Vermont. The same crew that organized my Labor Day adventures is bringing back Camp No Counselors for a winter session. I’ll be helping out with the Sunday night dinner and also in the judging of our chili cook-off. To get in the spirit of the slopes, I thought I’d put together some cozy après ski recipes for all you bunnies out there who prefer to hang around the lodge and cook.… Continue Reading