Finding Joy in January

I’ve caught myself several times over the last few weeks wishing January away. The coziness of a fire at night is nice, but the unwelcome chill that greets us each morning as we trudge toward the bus stop makes me want to dive back under the covers as soon as my feet will carry me…

Friday

Have you ever been the chunky girl trying to create a business in the health and wellness industry? The only one happily spreading butter thick on a warm baguette while your team spritzes lemon wedges over their quinoa and beet superfood salads? The one who just wants to drink a fruity glass of red and…

Healthy (ish) Recipes and Meal Planning

Does anyone else get excited to plan a dinner menu for the week? No, just me? Alright then. It has been a month. Stratas and barbecue and burgers, oh thighs. It is time. Healthy eating time, that is. If I lose ten pounds a week from now until June I can still hit my goal….

Blue Apron

I’m extra basic when it comes to cooking. I have a few super-simple go-to recipes and I fill in with a shake, a big salad, and prepackaged food like veggie burgers or vegetable fried rice. You might say I’ve fallen into a predictable rut. I’m okay with that, but it can be a little boring….

A Weighty Dilemma

I feel like a drug dealer. I work in a restaurant known for it’s 1,000+ calorie desserts. Most menu choices are over the daily recommended calorie intake..for one meal or one piece of cake! Gravy, cream sauce, extra cheese..you want it, we got it. As I learn more about the obvious link between nutrition and…

You Are What You Eat

I always thought this was kind of a stupid saying. Something naturally thin people (ones who actually prefer lettuce to chocolate) said to make you feel bad about actually enjoying a magical place with Golden Arches.  I had a credit for an audio book with Audible (they sucked me in again with a free two-month…

Em-Burrusing

Buttermilk fried chicken. Truffle fries. Calamari. Fried Green Tomatoes. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Crepes. Coconut Cream Pie. Loaded Nachos. Steak Caesar sandwich. Three restaurants in two days. I can explain! Saturday Ash Cap and I went to Homemades By Suzanne to get a delicious, down-home lunch one last time before she moves to Africa. Saturday night my…

New York Girl’s Trip

The Ashleys and I did New York this past weekend. Actually, we left Wednesday night and got to Long Island around 1 a.m. The trip up was a boisterous combination of Justin Bieber and Five-Hour Energy. The miles flew by, even though AshCap’s GPS looped us in more circles than NASCAR. Thursday The Ashleys headed…

Simplicity

Reading a nutrition label can be depressing. Calories and fat aside, most of this stuff is crap!  Even so-called “health” food is over-processed and full of unpronounceable ingredients. It is not surprising how many people, while “well-nourished”, develop debilitating diseases such as cancer and fibromyalgia. We are eating fake food and our bodies don’t know…