Easy Electrolytes

| June 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

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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A Healthy Start

| March 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

A few months ago my husband and I found out that we are expecting a little boy or girl in June – something that we’ve been talking about for such a long time. As we are down to the last 3 months of the pregnancy, the reality of it all is hitting home. As someone […]

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Guest/Three Cheers for Chicha

| September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

A welcome to our guest contributor, Carolyng. Unknown as the “Undercover Latina” (after all, if she was known, she really wouldn’t be undercover), Carolyng expresses her multicultural heritage through foremost and most importantly food. When she isn’t making Venezuelan arepas, Portuguese bolinhas de bacalhau or good old homemade oatmeal-banana-carrot dog treats for her pup Napoleon, […]

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Limonana, Not Your Average Lemonade

| August 29, 2011 | 11 Comments

When you spend a lot of time in the scorching summers in the Middle East, you really appreciate those things that cool you down. There are some oxymorons: hot tea on a blazing day; heavy clothing in the middle of the desert; and scantily dressed belly dancers. Head to Palestine, and the contradictions are more […]

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Eat the Freaking Cake: Melissa@Market

| August 16, 2011 | 10 Comments

By now, you are aware I love my fruits and vegetables. (Oh gosh, I love kale and chard more than any vegetables have a right to be loved.)  However, as my fried zucchini, rhubarb muffin and dessert recipes indicate, I’m not sanctimonious about a sugar-free, fat-free, or really *anything*-free eating plan. As long as the […]

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Incredible Spices of India

| August 8, 2011 | 6 Comments

Please welcome back our guest contributor, the amazing Purabi of Cosmopolitan Currymania. If you haven’t checked out her website, we recommend that you do! Born and raised in India, Purabi current lives in Hong Kong with her son, daughter, and husband. She is passionate about food, and delights in sharing the flavors of India. Welcome […]

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Dispatch from Australia: Wine Seasons

| July 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

‘Tis the season for port, muscat, fortifieds, late harvest wines, and sherries!  I’m curled up by the fire with a beautiful 20 year-old Liqueur Shiraz Tawny from family-owned Langmeil Winery in the Barossa Valley.  The kitten is in my lap, dog on the floor at my feet; we’re a Norman Rockwell painting of wintery bliss.  […]

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Shine On, Strawberry: Melissa@Market

| June 7, 2011 | 19 Comments

When I was around 5 or 6 years old, Strawberry Shortcake™ ruled my world. (Along with Star Wars, but that’s a different story.) The Berry Bake Shop™ dominated my collection and stood surrounded by Strawberry’s friends: Blueberry Muffin™, Apple Dumpling™, Raspberry Tart™, the Purple Pieman™, Orange Blossom™ (not really a baked good, but whatever!), Lemon […]

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Guest/The Allure of Lavender

| April 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

Welcome to our guest contributor, Susan Curtis, who works with Lila Avery-Fuson of Central Coast Lavender! Susan is the company’s Social Marketing Director and founder of All Social. She can be contacted at: susan (at) allsocial.biz. Thank you for sharing your farm and for the beautiful recipes! When you think of lavender, do you immediately […]

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The IRONIC: ‘A Prescription’ for Health, Beet & Green Apple Smoothie

| March 30, 2011 | 15 Comments

Is it odd that before I was ever diagnosed with serious illness, I knew two people who had beaten cancer using quite unconventional means? And by unconventional I mean fruits and vegetables, though to be sure there is a universe of treatments—some evidence-based and some rather outlandish—all crowded together under the umbrella of unconventionality. At […]

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