I’m Two Weeks Into My Exercise Break, and It’s Going… Well…

May 10, 2018

…great!

Me, at one my favorite walkable places, a pedestrian footbridge over a freeway near my house.

After pushing myself really hard for a really long time, I decided to take a break from intense, rigorous exercise. But I couldn’t bear the thought of being completely inactive, so I established a rule: Read the rest of this entry »

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Introducing… Golden Nugget Squash!

March 28, 2018

Earlier this week I rebooted “What’s In The Crockpot?” – a blog post that I used to do regularly. Guess what? Time for another reboot!

I have a whole archive of posts called “The Produce Aisle”, and each one is about a new-to-me fruit or veggie, that I brought home, researched, and cooked. It’s a way to expand my horizons and try new things, while still eating healthily, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!

My produce experiment this time around is… Read the rest of this entry »


What’s in the Crockpot? Part 14

March 26, 2018

You know how popular, older TV shows are getting rebooted left and right nowadays? Will & Grace, Roseanne, Queer Eye… and there’s more to come. So I thought I’d reboot one of the classic features on my blog. A silly – I mean wonderful – little game called “What’s in the Crockpot?” that I used to play frequently with my readers.

The rules are simple. Just guess what’s in the crockpot! Are you ready? Read the rest of this entry »


Double Peach Chicken

January 10, 2018

My first recipe of 2018! It’s a good one, inspired by a recipe I found on the back of a bottle, and then forgot about for months!

Last September, I went hiking with friends, to a rocky coastline still littered with debris from a shipwreck that happened 50 years ago. (Read about it here!) We went to lunch afterwards, and I was intrigued by the recipe for Peachy Chicken that I found on the back of the bottle of Heinz malt vinegar on our table. So I snapped a photo of the recipe.

I forgot all about the photo until recently, when I was Read the rest of this entry »


Trying the Green Chef Meal Kit Service… By Making Three of Their Meals Simultaneously!

November 21, 2017

I’ve come to Colorado on my annual Thanksgiving trip, and my sister Sarah had a great idea for dinner the day I arrived. She’s a big fan of Green Chef, a meal kit delivery service that’s based in Boulder, not too far from her house, and wanted me to try it.

Sarah and her husband Justin had received their weekly Green Chef box a few days earlier. Inside was Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Foods: Healthy Snacks Edition

November 16, 2017

I love trying new things, and while in Chicago I was able to try five new varieties of healthy snacks, all found in the snack aisle. I’m gonna cut to the chase and say that (spoiler alert!) all of them are delicious. Read the rest of this entry »


Chicken Bacon Zucchini Twists

November 8, 2017

Look, I went grocery shopping!

I didn’t really buy three party-sized bags of Cheetos. I actually bought four!

Kidding, kidding. What I really bought were ingredients for a delicious and healthy dinner that my sister Laura and I made at her place in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »