The coconut has long been praised by health enthusiasts, alternative medicine practitioners, and some nutrition practitioners as a good source of healthy fats. This aura of health has lead to people laying aside their vegetable oil, canola oil, and even olive oil in favor of this fragrant, nutty-tasting, shortening-like coconut oil, believing it to be […]
Have you ever felt like you’d take any excuse to get out of your workout? So have I! I love going to the gym and getting a good, hard workout, but there are times when I just don’t feel like exercising. Sometimes, it’s because it’s too hot outside, other times it’s because I’m bored with […]
The other day, while I was at the gym, I heard someone mention that he tries to eat healthy, but since healthy food is so expensive, he basically lives off of ground turkey and energy bars. Later, while talking with a friend, the subject of food came up and we started talking about how hard […]
I love gardening. Every year, I experiment with new types of plants and new (to me, at least) techniques to make my garden as productive as possible. Now, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying I’m actually good at gardening. In fact, I rarely have much success with anything other than the most hardy herbs. Things that are […]
The first time I ever had bison was four years ago when I was in Indiana for a summer research program. Soon after meeting my fellow researchers, the conversation turned to food, as it often does, and one of my new friends told me that the local restaurants served bison burgers. I’d heard about bison before and was intrigued.
Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day. Who know, right? Yes, there really is a day set aside for everything. In honor of this special day, I’m gathering my favorite veggielicious recipes and sharing them with you. 1. Brussels Sprout Salad This salad sounds a bit strange, but it is ridiculously delicious. It does take […]
This week, I’ve been battling this year’s nasty spring cold. It’s particularly annoying this year, keeping me up at night with congestion and coughing, and making it nearly impossible to be productive during the day with headaches and no motivation whatsoever to move once I’ve plopped myself onto the couch. What could possibly help in […]
It’s getting to be the time of year when we come out of our winter hibernation and start to spend more time outdoors. With that, however, comes the need for portable, easy to deal with snacks. For most people, that means it’s officially Granola Bar Season. I don’t know about you, but I find granola […]