Community, Blue Zones, & How to Live a Healthy, Joyful Life.

This post on Community, Blue Zones, and  How to Live a Healthy, Joyful Life was inspired by my recent trip to Vermont to attend Blog Brulee. Although my travel was sponsored and I was compensated to speak at Blog Brulee, I was not compensated to write this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. I am, by nature, a wanna' do it all-er. An entrepreneur, jack-of-all-trades type, wanna be Martha Stewart, who doesn't always ask for help when I need it. And believe me, I really do need it. … [Read more...]

Tea for Two…and a Giveaway!

Note:  The Giveaway is now closed, but hope you'll read on about the health benefits on tea, and to share your favorite teas with me.  Cheerio! Grab your mug, and join me for a cup of tea! No mug? No problem. I'm giving away 1 mug from one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. So, you have no excuse not to join me! You see, it all started last Friday when I ran in to Anthropologie to pick up a candle for the dinner party I was having this past weekend.   I do love any excuse to buy a new candle... Don't … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Perfectly Imperfect Dietitian Mom

This morning I was at a PTA meeting at my children's school.  One of the moms had brought in some delicious looking {and delicious tasting from what I hear} chocolate chip bars.  The mom, knowing I'm a dietitian, mentioned to me, jokingly {I think!}, that she wouldn't have served chocolate chip bars for breakfast if she had known I was going to be there.  Well... Here's the thing... Had they been gluten-free, I DEFINITELY would have eaten one, and I would have enjoyed it, guilt free, because MOST mornings I eat pretty healthy foods for … [Read more...]

Kitchen Inspiration

Yesterday, I was doing a little eavesdropping on Chowhound. The topic du jour was, "What are your top 5 favorite kitchen tools?" Lots of comments were pouring in with things like: My knife set...My Le Creuset Dutch oven {On my personal wish/covet list!}...My coffee maker...My granite counter tops... You get the picture. The comments were all about "functional" items that make cooking easier. Now, I will definitely agree that these "functional" items are of key importance in the kitchen if you want to prepare healthy, delicious meals, but … [Read more...]

My dirty little secret…

OK everyone.  I have a dirty little secret to confess. And I need your help.  Desperately. This was my sink yesterday morning.  FULL of dirty dishes.  And, I don't have a picture of it to show you, but my counter top was covered with dirty dishes as well, because there was NO room left in the sink for them. Clearly I have a DIRTY little problem. Or, maybe its a dirty BIG problem, because when I wake up in the morning with a messy kitchen and a sink overflowing with dishes, it really sets the tone for how the rest of my day is going … [Read more...]

Just in time for the holidays. My top ten stress relievers.

Healthy eating and exercise are great for keeping stress under control, but sometimes a little extra help is in order to get us in to that zen state.  And, with the holiday season quickly upon us, I thought now would be a good time to share my top 10 stress relievers. Here they are (in no particular order)... Take some deep breaths.  Nothing fancy here-just take several long, deep breaths in through your nose, and slowly exhale through your mouth. Turn on the tunes.  I love most all types of music-rock, alternative, pop, jazz, big … [Read more...]

Saturday Morning Eggstravaganza

Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a fantastic day!  My family and I just finished a lovely breakfast. I have personally been waiting for this breakfast for over 2 months now.  You see, in late August, my son started playing flag football.  Each and every Saturday morning these past two months has been devoted to watching his team (comprised of 5, 6, and 7 year olds) play flag football.  {FYI-For a game called "Flag Football" there was an awful lot of tackling going on!}  But, football officially ended last Saturday. I can not … [Read more...]