Being Prepared

It’s time. It’s time to realize our country, heck, our world, is not going back to normal. Not anytime soon, anyway. So, what’s a girl to do? Get your house in order. What do I mean by that? Turn off Netflix for a minute and pay attention. Get your house in order. The list below…

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…