Oct 29

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins!

Today I decided to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty in the kitchen! I made a batch of my favorite pumpkin muffins. You might ask: Well, aren’t you on a low carb diet, Jenny? Yes. Yes, I am! I should preface this post: I despise conventional muffins (ie Starbucks) because traditional muffin recipes call for ungodly amounts of flour and enough sugar to keep… read more
Jun 17

Drink, y'all!

In these busy summer months, it’s easy to lose track of how much water you’re putting into your body.  Dehydration is no joke.  We’ve all heard of someone landing in the E.R. due to this dangerous condition.  Aside from drinking more water, there are many ways to stay on top of hydration.  Read on: Certain foods can count towards 20%… read more
May 25

Greek Grub Obsession

While in Panama the other week, we had some of the best Greek food I’ve ever tasted. There’s something about Mediterranean food that makes me salivate…since we’ve been back in NYC, I’ve been obsessed.  Hummus, giant white beans bathed in dill & tomato sauce and zesty oven-baked fish aside, my favorite appetizer is tzatziki.  … read more
Apr 23

Seared Tuna w/ Pineapple Salsa!

Sushi and I haven’t made friends.  I went through a phase where I believed that if I ate enough of it, I’d acquire a taste and therefore, be cool like the rest of my sushi-addicted friends.  Until I got food poisoning from the stuff.  Now, I wanna gag every time I pass a sushi counter at Whole Foods, or anywhere I smell seaweed & horseradish.  … read more
Mar 23

Bellissimo! Pasta!

Running is my favorite way to stay in shape.  I sign up for a race every month in order to always have a training goal.  To that end, one of my favorite ‘carb-loading’ meals the night before a race is pasta.  I developed a semi-addiction after my honeymoon in Italy and fell in love with the simplest recipes. With Spring in the air (well, not today,… read more
Mar 06

Mmm-minestrone soup!

March is so capricious.  It’s that weird time of year when you never know what weather you’ll wake up to:   rain?  snow?  sleet?  65-degree sunshine?  minus 10 with wind chill?  Should I wear rain boots, moon boots or flip-flops? Along with the shift in weather comes seasonal allergies, colds, sinus pressure and the flu.  There’s… read more
Feb 23

Superfood: Kale

Sometimes I get bored of the same ol’ snacks week after week.  I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting healthy treats.  Some months ago, I discovered Kale Chips at a local grocer, bought them, ate the entire container in one train ride and had the worst stomach ache on earth.  To make matters worse, I had to log it and ‘fess up to my… read more
Feb 01

Superbowl Parties: The Healthy Way

After a very exciting season, many of my readers will be attending or hosting a superbowl party this Sunday.  Typical fare includes over-the-top nibbles like chicken wings, nachos, chili dogs and other fried calorie-bombs.  Additionally, margaritas, beer and mixed drinks are poured in copious amounts. If you’re attending a party, consider… read more
Jan 25

Pizza…the healthy way. YUM!

Eating clean doesn’t always mean you can’t enjoy healthier versions of your favorite foods from time to time…my favorite treat is pizza.  Most restaurants load on the cheese to the point that it drips in grease and I actually get sick.  I’ve stopped this whole ordering pizza thing years ago and instead, make my own.  I never… read more
Jan 15

The Beet.

Growing up, my mom kept a fantastic garden (though she’d say it was always full of weeds).  She’s the best cook that I know, and can conjure up a recipe for any random ingredient.  Rutabega souffle, pickled beets, rhubarb bars, boiled turnips, parsnip soup, just to name a few. I have to say that my least favorite was the beet–I would turn… read more