To avoid holiday weight gain, people often make the mistake of under-eating during the day to make up for the feasting of the evening. This is bad because a) you will likely be extremely hungry and mow down on rich holiday fare b) the food you will be eating more of is probably less healthy … More Combating holiday feast weight gain
Hello from the Texas hill country! It is blue bonnet season, and they are absolutely stunning. I think one of the coolest things that a First Lady has done is how Lady Bird Johnson planted millions wild flowers all along the highways in Texas. Now, every Spring, the sides of the roads are blanketed in … More one of the unexpected benefits of lifting + a recipe
Finally, I am back in action! Since getting home late Sunday night, I have been cooking up a storm, but simply haven’t had time to blog about it. To get back into the groove of things, I started by making a recipe or two from magazines. When creativity is lacking, there is no harm in … More Poker face
Happy 4th of July from Lake Tahoe! This weekend has truly been a blessing. Carlyn and I drove to Tahoe early Friday morning to her parent’s new home on North Shore. It is the longest period of time I have been able to spend with her throughout our entire friendship. She is the busiest girl … More Happy 4th of July!
I know it is pretty late for a post, but I wanted to write about something a bit more personal while it is still June 5th. Today, 13 years ago, my dad passed away from lymphoma. I was only 8 years old, so at the time I didn’t comprehend the finality of death. It took … More Something different
Today is the first day of Spring quarter. It is the first quarter in almost two years that I don’t have 8am class every single day. The course load looks like this: Requirements for Human Nutrition Nutritional Assessment Intro to Nutrition and Metabolism Biochemistry Lab (SIX units – Ahhh! But I am waitlisted…) Bioenergetics of … More Spring has sprung!
I am so glad today is Friday. I need this weekend to study and catch up on my life. It seems to be flying by lately… I added a furry new addition to our house on Wednesday and she is quite the time suck! But I am saving that for a future post ;)! I … More Masala spiced lentil and sweet potato hash browns – BAM!
My 21st birthday was last last friday, January 28th. I woke up for my 8am class and was greeted by cute little signs in the hallway… its probably a good thing you cant read all of the 3rd one thats not my name…… 🙂 and at the end of the trail I found all of … More My 21st birthday – best birthday yet.
After 12 days in lovely New Zealand, I am home! Getting back was a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. After a three hour flight from the South island to the North island and a 12 hour flight to the US of A, I arrived at LAX. I figured I could just take Amtrak … More New Zealand wrap up
I am not sure if the title of this post means anything, but I feel that it is worth noting. Day 3: Madre and I woke up and had breakfast at the hotel and then set out for what is said to be the prettiest section of the Queen Charlotte trek. Unfortunately for us, it … More Bird poop in New Zealand is clear, but in the States it is white….