Archives for Food
I hope you’ve excused my absence, sweet readers. I’ve spent the last week trying to organize a move, which has taken most of my time. As anyone who’s moved can imagine, a lot of things get put on the backburner when a move takes place!
The National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week kicked off on Sunday, February 22, 2015. This year's NEDA theme, "I Had No Idea...": [...] aims to promote public and media attention to the seriousness of eating disorders and improve education about the biological underpinnings, environmental triggers, warning signs and how to help those struggling. In honor of that, I thought I'd join the movement and share with you some facts about eating disorders you might not have known, and I encourage you to click on the source links to learn even more about eating disorders.
Happy Friday, ladies! If you get out and about today, you might see a sea of red -- and it's not just that everyone decided to make a bold fashion choice! Nope, today is the annual National Wear Red Day 2015, hosted by the American Heart Association (AMA) Go Red for Women campaign. According to the AMA: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! Fortunately, there are many ways we can combat heart disease -- starting TODAY -- even if you're new to the game!
So, I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last two weeks. Don’t congratulate me; I wasn’t trying. You see, I’ve been a freelance writer and editor for the past decade and, as such, I juggle several clients and a variety of projects during any given day. Having been at it as long as I have, I’ve learned how to effectively manage my time. I know how to handle responsibility—whether it’s responsibility to my work or my overall well-being (i.e. any activities that enrich my mental, emotional, and physical life unrelated to my work). However, I’ve taken on a new project and although I LOVE IT, I’ve let it consume most of my waking hours. I’ve become so obsessed with doing this project and doing it well that I’ve... ...forgotten to eat.
Happy Fall, y'all! It's that time of year again! We're not quite bundled up just yet but we're definitely enjoying some crisper air, gorgeous leaves (especially if you live in certain parts of the east coast), and... ...delicious fall-inspired foods! I've already made two pumpkin rolls this fall -- how naughty of me ;)
First of all, I love sweet potatoes. My God, do I love sweet potatoes. Second of all, sweet potatoes are packed with carotenoids which, in addition to giving them their orange color, also act as antioxidants that protect cells from damage and help form Vitamin A -- the vitamin important for sprouting new neurons and helping those neurons find each other and form new connections. So, naturally I had to try this Vegetarian Times recipe for sweet potato latkes (which are sort of like pancakes). You can see the entire write up over at Vegetarian Times: Sweet Potato Latkes, but below is my summary (and review).
Looking for a sweet little morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up without the guilt of a ton of sugar or calories and some serious brain boosting? I highly recommend this chocolate banana milkshake!
AH! Valentine's Day is just a few days away! For those of you into Valentine's Day with no idea what to do, I know that strikes panic in your hearts (pun intended). (Not mine, though; the beau and I already ROCKED OUT to Kings of Leon last weekend. Seriously, who wants roses when you can dance around to "Sex On Fire"? Not this chick.) Don't worry, though, I've come up with 10 healthy and active Valentine's Day ideas perfect for all you couples, almost-couples, and we're-just-friends-right-now-leave-us-alone folks.
Do you do your best work at a clean desk? Or, do you prefer a little mess? What about those of you who work from home, or frequently have lunch in your office? Does a clean or messy work environment influence what you choose for lunch?
For some of us, it's hard to get out of bed on these cold, dreary winter days... ...much less get out of the house! Still, we have to take time to nourish our bodies and minds, weather (pun intended -- I'm here all night!) the sun's shining, the clouds are bursting, or -- in most of the east coast's case lately -- snow is swirling all around us. Because so many of us are used to nourishing our minds and bodies outdoors (walking our dogs, heading to the yoga studio, meditation walks in the park), taking care of our minds and bodies indoors might seem challenging.