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As with Food as with Life: A Chef’s Artistry

| July 19, 2012 | 3 Comments
As with Food as with Life: A Chef’s Artistry

Welcome to our guest writers from Once You Go Vegan. I met this lovely family on Saturday morning at the Durham Farmer’s Market selling the most amazing donuts – and they were vegan! It turned out they had extensive culinary experience at some of my favorite DC restaurants. But how the move from southern soul […]

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The Healing Power of Tea: Sweet Beat

| July 3, 2012 | 4 Comments
The Healing Power of Tea: Sweet Beat

BakingBar has had a very busy month so we haven’t had time to put together a recipe for Zomppa this month. However, we have got something for you which we are just as passionate about. As you all know, we love baking, but we also love tea, and there is nothing better than a cup […]

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Easy Electrolytes

| June 14, 2012 | 3 Comments
Easy Electrolytes

Disclosure: I am not an athlete. I lack hand-eye coordination. Despite my love for the wonderful trails in North Carolina, running is an activity that belongs in the ninth circle of hell. But I have no problem with Bikram Yoga. Every 90-minute class consists of the same 26 poses in a heated, humid room, whether […]

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Healthy Pre-Workout Snack Bites: Sweet Beat

| June 5, 2012 | 7 Comments
Healthy Pre-Workout Snack Bites: Sweet Beat

With the price of gym or workout related snacks increasing and our wallets tightening, BakingBar has joined forces again with expert fitness trainer, Peter Wilson, to bring you a nutritious, energy-packed snack to devour before your workout. The idea of a pre-workout meal or snack is to stabilize your blood sugar levels during exercise, therefore […]

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Fruit and Nut Bar: Sweet Beat

| February 7, 2012 | 10 Comments
Fruit and Nut Bar: Sweet Beat

We are well in to 2012 already, can you believe it? Doesn’t time fly? We know that a lot of people plan to start going to the gym as one of their New Year’s resolutions. So we thought we would collaborate with our friend, Peter Wilson, who is a fitness trainer in Belfast, and provide […]

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Scratch vs. Shortcut: Just Like Mom Used to Make

| January 24, 2012 | 4 Comments
Scratch vs. Shortcut: Just Like Mom Used to Make

Did you grow up in a home where the scent of yeast or melting butter hung in the air? Maybe some fresh tomatoes mixed with herbs and garlic gurgled happily on the stove? Opening the refrigerator meant a feast of tempting and multi-colored stews, soups or casseroles to greet the eye? No? Well, me either. […]

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My Mom Wants to Die Without Her Legs

| January 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
My Mom Wants to Die Without Her Legs

Sounds pretty morbid, doesn’t it? Let me explain. It’s January, and my own health isn’t feeling so tip-top. During my journey on the Camino de Santiago, I walked 20 miles a day, ate whatever I wanted, and felt fantastic. The problem is I’ve kept eating that amount, and added a boatload of cookies, cakes, and […]

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The 5% Diet: A Variation on a Dal Recipe

| December 19, 2011 | 7 Comments
The 5% Diet:  A Variation on a Dal Recipe

Recently, my husband and I watched the documentary, Forks over Knives, a film that details the claims and groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Colin Campbell in his book, The China Study.  According to Dr. Campbell (nutritional scientist at Cornell University) and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force […]

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An Admitted Francophile’s Defense of “Le Ketchup” Ban

| November 3, 2011 | 4 Comments
An Admitted Francophile’s Defense of “Le Ketchup” Ban

A month ago, I took a one-way ticket from North Carolina to Paris to teach English for two years. My final assigned destination was the small medieval Burgundian village of Semur-en-Auxois where I assist in two public primary schools. My general job there (as well as that of thousands of other Spanish, German, Chinese, Mandarin […]

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When There’s Little Difference Between a Christmas Tree and a Sweet Potato

| September 29, 2011 | 6 Comments
When There’s Little Difference Between a Christmas Tree and a Sweet Potato

My family’s former dairy farm in western North Carolina has experienced several changes over the past fifteen years:  cattle have come and gone, fences have been torn down and rebuilt, and former milking parlors are now storage for various non-dairy related farm equipment.  The most drastic of these changes though is visible in the pastures; […]

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