Goodies From the Garden (Sweden: Part One)

September 25, 2017

My first visit to Iceland was actually a long layover… on my way to Sweden! Longtime readers will know I’ve been to Sweden before – this is actually my fourth trip there, and the third since I started this blog. (Hankering for more posts about Sweden? Here’s my archive.)

My friends Katherine and Peter live in that house in the distance, located Read the rest of this entry »

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Spice Up Your Dinner With This Simple Radish Salad!

September 6, 2017

I’ve been in a radish kind of mood lately. Radishes are delightful: crunchy and spicy and downright delicious.

And guess what? They’re good for you! Radishes are a good source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, folate, manganese, and potassium. And since a cup of sliced radishes only has 19 calories, go nuts!

Here’s a fun fact I just learned: Read the rest of this entry »


Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Pasta With Creamy Mustard Sauce

April 20, 2017

Here’s the key to a healthy pasta dish: Don’t focus on the pasta.

Make the star ingredients veggies or protein, and toss in a little pasta along the way, as opposed to the other way around. For this dish, my star ingredients are two vegetables, and you’ll be shocked at how little pasta is actually used. Read the rest of this entry »


Asparagus and Sugar Snap Salad with Molasses Vinaigrette

April 18, 2017

A few weeks ago, I shared my recipe for Cauliflower, Tomato and Avocado Salad – which I really enjoy, because it’s a delicious non-lettuce-based salad, and sometimes I get bored with lettuce. And here’s another non-lettuce-based salad recipe, that’s equally as delicious: Asparagus and Sugar Snap Salad with Molasses Vinaigrette!

You start by steaming the Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving 2016 Rewind

November 28, 2016

I’m back home from Colorado and had a great Thanksgiving with my family. And since I take my annual Thanksgiving Pledge seriously, I wanted to share how I did. Overall, I stuck to the four rules pretty well!

The day started with a 5K Turkey Trot. This was my fourth time running it, and my sister’s third, but this year my sister’s husband and kids joined in the fun too!

louisville-turkey-trot-group-selfie

Thousands of people of all ages participated, and Read the rest of this entry »


Last-Minute Radio Interview Tune-In Alert! PLUS, My Newest Veggie Roommate

November 22, 2016

Writing my last two posts were like getting punched in the nuts and the throat. I really need some good news and some levity. Thankfully, this post has both. 

First, the good news: I’LL BE ON THE RADIO TOMORROW! I was asked just a few hours ago, and of course I said yes. I’ll be a guest on the “The Burn: The Bowflex Radio Show,” and I’m going to be discussing Read the rest of this entry »


My Early Morning Swim in the Detroit River AND a Visit to the Largest Farmers Market I’ve Seen

July 31, 2016

I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?

dip-my-toes-in-the-water

In addition to Read the rest of this entry »