It’s Going Down For Real

Like many of you, for me the week after Labor Day is like the first week of January. Time to get your shit together. Time to stop drinking during the week, eating ice cream sundaes just because and making better choices for your body all around. It’s not a weight thing anymore for me. It’s […]

Why the Washington Post says ‘Meat is Horrible’

“Meat is horrible.” That was the headline I saw all weekend on my iPhone News shortcuts screen. It was dated July 3rd but yet it remained well past that date for a couple of days. I found this odd since the headlines traditionally change hourly. Did Apple really want me to read this article? So, […]

10 Things I Didn’t Know About Being a Mom

Every week I’m blown away by my son. He is not a prodigy, though he is large, but the daily developments are incredible to watch first hand. Just this morning, I marveled at his ability to get almost his entire foot in his mouth on the changing table. Such a talented yogi already demonstrating “Happy […]

New Healthy Place to Eat: Juice Press in Chestnut Hill

After weeks of having to turn down work events, I finally said yes, “F’ it. I’m bringing my baby.” Of course with the OK from the agency… Still trying to figure out if I want to hire help or do this on my own, I’ve had to say no to more work events than I’d […]

Seasonal Produce Guide – Early Spring in New England

Earth day is coming up April 22nd. I’ve honored the green “holiday” by going vegan, riding a bike instead of driving and planting my own little garden. This year, I encourage you to pledge to eat not only a vegetarian diet for the day but also more local produce by eating what is in season. […]

Simple Vegan Recipe: Baked Falafel

I have another guest post for you guys today from my friend Lauren Hefez. Lauren is a fellow group exercise instructor here in Boston and also has a fabulous YouTube channel. We have shot a few videos together that you may have watched. She is sharing one of her favorite recipes featuring falafel.  If you […]

Vegan Avocado Pumpkin Spice Smoothie | Banana + Protein Powder Free

Some of you may find this truth hard to swallow but not every one likes bananas or protein powder in their smoothies. I know! CRAZY. Today, I have one of my favorite smoothie recipes that is made without either one. Given Thanksgiving is later week, this smoothie mimics one of my favorite desserts without the added […]

Central/Eastern Europe Vacation: Prague

To say I’ve got the travel bug is an understatement. Since visiting Paris last April, I’ve been a little obsessed with Europe. Roomie and I timed a vacation this year at the end of my marathon training. He backpacked through most of Europe in college so we decided to choose 3 cities had not previously […]

Vegan Cauliflower “Mac & Cheese”

I used to hate the saying, “comfort food.” It is an overused term on a local TV show in Boston, given to just about any dish that appears to be high in fat and calories. Why not just call it food made by a person who could care less what you put in your mouth […]

Fresh Take on Meatless Meals: 15 Vegetarian Recipes

I love eating vegetarian a few times a week. As Michael Pollan famously said, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Eating vegetarian is also cheaper than buying meat for most meals. I love buying packs of veggie burgers as a way to make sure that I’m getting enough protein since I’m terrible at cooking […]