In exactly 30 days from today, I will be walking down the isle to marry this man. And while it’s easy to get caught up in the planning, details and little stressors leading up to the big day, at the heart of it all is Joey, who is not only my best friend but an amazing man all around. Thank you, Joey, for making me the happiest I’ve ever been and for loving me unconditionally.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Larabar giveaway. The winner is Roxy who said: E-mail me at email@example.com and I will get your Larabars in the mail! On Tuesday I had the pleasure of visiting the dentist and having four fillings done. It was, as you can imagine, about as fun as it sounds. Two new cavities and two old repairs makes for one awfully sore mouth and some pretty numb lips. I really should do a better job … Read More
The two questions I get asked most frequently about food revolve around my favorite nutrition bars and protein powders. I’ll save protein powder for another day because it deserves its own post. For now, let’s hit the bars. I should start off by saying that protein and nutrition bars are a highly personal thing and that what is right for me might not be what suits your needs and dietary restrictions. I’ve done my best to highlight a variety of … Read More
I loved being in Austin over the past four days, but there is nothing quite like coming home and getting back into the groove of a schedule and routine. Don’t get me wrong, the food in Austin was amazing, but at the end of the day I would rather just eat at home. The process of cooking my own food and preparing meals with ingredients from my kitchen is such a safe, soothing and relaxing process. I think that has … Read More
With day two of IACP under my belt, I think it’s safe to say it was a success. The morning was filled with classes, including a chat with super-talented photographer Penny De Los Santos and New York Times food journalist Kim Severson. And although I could go on for hours about the amazing things I learned and digested from the classes, let’s cut to the really good stuff, shall we? Meet my friend Dorie Greenspan. I suppose calling us ‘friends’ … Read More
This week marks my first-ever trip to Austin, Texas, and my first time attending the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference. I only have a day under my belt, but already this experience has been rewarding, challenging and incredibly educational. Although most who meet me wouldn’t guess it, I am incredibly shy at times. I think it must have something to do with the fact that I grew up for much of my life as an only … Read More
I got lots of great feedback on my protein post a few weeks ago and found that many of you were surprised to find out how much protein can come from non-meat sources. I think it’s important, vegetarian or not, to know where protein can be found in order to incorporate it into snacks and meals and keep hunger at bay. Although I eat ‘meat replacement’ type foods, such a veggie sausage and veggie burgers, on occasion, today’s meals are … Read More
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