Winter CSA

It is hard to believe it is that time of year again, but fall is in full force and the local produce in my area is quickly dimensioning. Before we know it the loooong season of winter will be upon us. There are lots to do to the house and yard before the snow starts … Continue reading

Reflections on IINLive

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s™ live class event held in New York City. There is just something about being surrounded by hundreds of like-minded individuals that share the same passion as you – it is truly a humbling and inspiring experience. An experience that I can’t … Continue reading

Originally posted on trials in food:
It was my mom’s birthday a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I wasn’t around for it. I don’t have a good excuse. I was out of town. Terrible, I know. Fortunately, she didn’t seem too distraught over it since she was preoccupied with visiting relatives. To make up for it,…

Cheers to 3 years!

9/12/12 marked 3 years of marriage for Al and I. In some ways it feels like, “WOW! 3 years ago already?! Time flies!” And in other ways it feels like, “Oh, we’ve only been married 3 years?!” So much has happened and changed since the day we said our vows – we bought our first … Continue reading

Core Strength

The following post is by Kelly Roberts “Core Strength” is the hottest thing around and everyone wants it! Why wouldn’t you? If you have core strength, it means you have strong abdominal and lower back muscles. And usually you have a flat, defined tummy and great posture. So…what’s the best way to gain core strength??? … Continue reading

Creamy Corn Chowder

This may be my favorite recipe that I have created so far! Although, to be fair, it is probably because I made it in my awesome new Vitamix… Using only a few, in-season ingredients, this recipe is packed with flavor and is incredibly satisfying. It also stores well, so you can take it to lunch … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend

Is it just me, or is Summer the shortest of the seasons?! I know they are all equal in time, but in my neck of the woods, Summer is really only the months of July and August. The end of Summer always comes so quickly and is always so sad to me. I’m already missing … Continue reading

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Late Summer produce is quickly ripening, and I love seeing fresh peppers, corn, eggplant, and melons in my weekly CSA pickup. Corn and melons happen to be two of my favorite pieces of produce, but I also have a love for peppers. Peppers are a versatile vegetable that go great in chili, pasta sauces, salads, … Continue reading

How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler which can only mean one thing – Fall is just around the corner. For seasonal allergy sufferers, it is the end of a two month hiatus of being allergy free. Most people I know suffer from seasonal allergies in some form or another; some … Continue reading

Originally posted on Farm, Foodie & Fitness:
There has been a misconception for a long time that being skinny means being healthy. It seems like such a long time ago when we (especially women) were curvy and vivacious. Women were considered beautiful being full-figured. Today, there are so many terms, diets, and food restrictions for being…