Eating Whole30: The Aftermath

Utterly sober Saturdays and consecutive nights of relying on canned tuna for sustenance seem like a far and distant memory… almost like Whole30 never even happened. Except that my stomach and complexion continue to violently rebel after I eat certain things, kindly reminding me that it absolutely did. Roughly two weeks have passed since my support group and I have […]

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Fit Foodie: What should I drink after a workout?

You’ve probably noticed, but there’s a new trend in exercise hydration. Coconut water, maple water, aloe water, and even almond water line grocery store shelves these days—many claim to be the “ideal post-workout drink” by providing electrolytes essential for recovery such as potassium and sodium. With so many options and assertions out there, making a smart choice can be difficult. […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 15-19

If you’ve got school-aged kiddos, you have been in a school routine for a few weeks now or are freshly setting in. That means soccer practice, piano lessons, and after-school festivities are littering your calendar and demanding a lot of your time. We’ll try to take the stress off your dinner choices this week with fast, healthy menus for each […]

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A Hibiscus That’s Heart-Healthy?

What if I told you this beautiful plant in our garden could lower your blood pressure, make a tasty hot tea, be the base of a great curry, add zing to fresh salads, and stir up a pretty stellar cocktail? Skeptical? Sure. But take just one of those benefits from the many uses of Roselle, Hibiscus sabdariffa, and it still […]

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Five on Friday: Breakfast for Dinner

September is National Breakfast Month, which means I’ll be chowing down on chilaquiles and frying up some challah French toast. And while I love sitting down to these staples in the morning, I often want breakfast at dinnertime, too. As it turns out, I’m not alone in my cravings. According to a recent survey conducted by Krusteaz, 91 percent of Americans eat breakfast […]

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CFB Week 3: Rumble in the SEC East Jungle

If this were a perfect world, Dippin’ Dots would be readily available on every street corner (is it not the future yet?), Kimye would be a word unrecognizable by humanity, and Bobby Boucher, Jr., would be plying his trade on NFL Thursday night football for our viewing pleasure. Alas, this crazy world is far from perfect, so for now we’ll just have to […]

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Giving Gluten-Free a Go

By nature, I am a baker. I dream in sugar, butter, and flour. A pacifying rhythm comes with combining these basics into limitless varieties of things that make you go “mmm.” There’s a rhyme and reason to it. As in, if I add this amount of X to this amount of Y, I know Z is going to happen. I […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try This–Spooky Spider Cupcake Toppers

Halloween is a holiday for pulling out all the stops, for having fun with all kinds of ghoulish decorations. Here’s a scary-good way to go big and give kids and grown-ups a thrill—3-D chocolate spiders that perch on top of cupcakes and definitely give you the creepy-crawlies. Dare you reach for a sweet treat, lest these spiders crawl onto your […]

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First Blush of Apricot

Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask Apricot kernel oil works along with avocado overnight to help replenish moisture and prevent future signs of aging. $17 Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Coriander and apricot oils lend silicone-free shine and moisture to hair without weighing it down. $40 Josie Maran Vanilla Apricot Hand Cream Argan oil (which provides nourishing vitamin E) is whipped […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 8-12

Fall is in the air. OK, not really. It’s pretty sweltering down South, but Fall is on my mind, how about that. One thing is a sure bet: We’re all busy this time of year. Here’s a plan for next week using some of my favorite 5-ingredient Cooking Light recipes. You read that right. A short ingredient list means a short […]

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