when chickpeas and chocolate chips collide

My quest to find a guilt-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.

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evil: thy name is monsanto

In between hours of watching embarrassingly bad TV – you know, the show where someone’s torch gets snuffed out and the one where some douchebag hands out roses to a bevy of fame-seeking whores lovely ladies – I also manage to squeeze in some quality programing [including pretty much everything HBO] and, on occasion, an insightful…

monthly challenges recap: february edition

Welcome to the second installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: Barre fitness classes The first challenge I took on in February was 5 sessions at Pure Barre Fitness. I had heard much about this fitness craze, based on the principles of ballet training, and how these 55 minute classes could truly transform your body. I…

giving props to the pro in protein

We’ve talked about Fats and Carboydrates in the last two posts, so now let’s focus on Protein. Protein tends to be the most beloved of the bunch, and perhaps with good reason. Protein is a nutrient that your body needs for growth and the overall maintenance of your health. Next to water, protein is the most abundant type of molecule in the…

the skinny on fat

Following on yesterday’s post about sharing more of the overall health and wellness information I learned from my week-long stay at The Biggest Loser Resort, Fitness Ridge, today I’ll be kicking off a 3-part series on nutrition. Counting calories, or even just being aware of the caloric value of the food we eat is important,…

love your car, love yourself

This morning started like every morning this week: dark, grey, raining. The perfect type of day to hunker down, throw the covers up higher and tighter, and just sleep in. I’ve resisted that urge every day. Today was a little tougher though, as I felt, before I had even opened my eyes, that I was…

I’ll have what she’s having…

…or will I? The other day a friend of mine, who had recently discovered my blog, reached out to me to recommend I watch a documentary, which he described as having “rocked his world”. The doc is titled, Forks Over Knives. I watched it last night and, living up to its billing, it rocked my world too. The…