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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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Video: How to Eat and Apply Your Way to Healthier Hair

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I was so thrilled to sit down with my friend Alexis Wolfer to talk natural ways you can eat and apply your way to better hair. Alexis is the founder of The Beauty Bean and her new book Recipe For Radiance is full of amazing recipes for everything from razor burn to puffy eyes–all using ingredients you may already have in your fridge and pantry. (Including this recipe for better nails). Tune into the video to find out why towel drying is your hair’s worst nightmare and what this sour cream scalp mask is all about.… Continue Reading

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The Best Biodynamic and Organic Wines For Under $30


As I admitted a few weeks ago, one of the results of my month-long sobriety is that I’ve become a bit of a fancy pants when it comes to wine. Since I got back on the sauce, I’ve not only been trying to drink better wines, but also cleaner wines that are responsibly made.

Organic wines have been cropping up more and more these days. These wines are made using organic farming and harvesting practices – no pesticides and such. You’ll notice that wine stores have started putting green tags or labels on some of these bottles. If they don’t, you can simply ask the wine buyer at a store.… Continue Reading

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