Introduction to Half-Marathon Training

Last November, I surprised myself. The corporate health program sponsors registration fees for races throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis. I received the email, with spots available for a 5K, half-marathon, full-marathon, and a relay. Instead of signing… Continue Reading

Chocolate avocado shake for avocado haters

chocolate avocado shake

I hate avocados. They suck.  They taste like grassy…nothing?  And if you cut into them too early they aren’t smooth, but if you cut too late they’re mushy and brown, ugh.  Guacamole is weird and chunky.  And people just slice… Continue Reading

Greek fisherman stew on a snow day

Greek fisherman stew

Snow days as an adult are glorious. Waking up like a kid on Christmas, peeking through the blinds at the measly 3 inches of snow, and eagerly checking my work website for the notice: Campus is closed… Then right back… Continue Reading

Lemon-garlic tilapia with warm lentils and mozzarella


Geez, what a title.  Though, I guess having a wordy, descriptive title makes me more legit…now I can hang with the other food bloggers.  Until they see my photos and kick me off the internet.  Crappy-camera-phone-in-my-poorly-lit-kitchen-pictures FTW. Anyways. It seems… Continue Reading

Meatless Monday that doesn’t suck//chipotle-lime black beans and rice

chipotle lime black beans and rice

I’m starting to think my house runs on black beans and rice. Every grocery run I pick up more beans, and I don’t know who buys brown rice but it’s always in my pantry…like some vegan elves are enticing me… Continue Reading

Drink recipe! Healthy cherry blossom frappe

healthy & homemade cherry blossom frappuccino

I was excited to learn about Starbucks’ new limited-edition drink, the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino…until hearing what’s in it. This drink: is loaded with sugar has virtually no nutritional value costs several of your hard-earned dollars and, worst of all, is… Continue Reading