Protein Bars

I wanted to make healthy treats to deliver to some of my favorite brand contacts in town, so I found this awesome “Five-Ingredient Protein Bars” recipe from Chew Out Loud. Amy from COL says… These 5-ingredient Protein Bars are super easy, packed with good nutrition, and perfect for breakfast or snack on the run. Plus,…

Parts Unknown

I’m finally writing this. I hate that tragedy hit first. I dedicate this article to the late Anthony Bourdain, a man who inspired so many to seek and savor… I joined my husband watching a random TV show on a Saturday morning. Hey, is that Anthony Bourdain? Hey, is that Charleston? What is this? I…

First Week

Like many people, I took advantage of a lot of opportunities to indulge over the holidays. Nearly every event was centered around food. The wine, beer and cocktails runneth over. My rambunctious brother was visiting and stayed at our house for a week. So yeah. I think we all “give ourselves a break” during the…

Low-Fat Foods Making You Fatter

What? Fat is not the Devil? Sugar is the leading cause of weight gain? Check out this video from the host of TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, as posted by CollegeHumor. Very insightful and entertaining presentation about a huge myth – that eating fat makes you fat. Instead, hear how bad science and the sugar industry…

Panzanella

You gotta love the Real Simple Meals Made Easy cookbook, especially the No-Cook Meals section… This week, I made my very first panzanella. Panzanella is a Tuscan chopped salad of bread and tomatoes that is popular in the summer. (It’s April, but it’s warm in South Carolina. So, what the heck?) I made this for…

Eating a Pomegranate

I don’t like admitting this… I had never eaten a pomegranate. You know, the buy whole fruit at the store and do it yourself eating. I have had plenty of dishes with dried pomegranate seeds or pomegranate flavoring. Yet, that bulbous thing on it’s own was intimidating. During this week’s grocery store trip, beautiful ruby…

Athletic Cows

Athletic cows. Let that sink in for a minute. I heard the term the other day while watching The Dr. Oz Show. It was an episode devoted to investigating beef in America, particularly looking into the category of grass-fed beef. Per this exploration, beef produced from conventional industry is managed to meet a huge American…

Give Us Our Daily Water

“According to most of the literature, a safe general recommendation for daily fluid intake is about 3 liters of fluid (or 12 cups) each day. Since 1 liter (4 cups) comes from our food, this means that 2 liters (8 cups) comes from purposeful fluid intake (in other words, drinking).” This is Precision Nutrition on…