How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in Under 10 Minutes

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know three things: 1. I am incapable of ditching the excited “muppet face”:             2. I’m obsessed with my parents’ giant fluff-ball, Duncan:             3. There’s a new ingredient in my breakfast:             Thanks to my friend Laura Hames Franklin and her “Superhuman Breakfast“, I’ve been swapping my sprouted toast for tiny cubes of sweet…Continue Reading

Sugar Cravings: Could Your Schedule Be to Blame?

At 3:11 PM on a Saturday in August 2009, I heard it. That dreadful sound…that’s simultaneously a scrape and a POP. Dreadful for two reasons: First, because it makes me sad that I’ve hit the bottom. Second, it makes me realize…   “Holy shit, I just ate an entire pint of ice cream.”   The negative thoughts start to bubble up — where the hell is my self-control? Talk about being a fraud. I should…Continue Reading

3 Healthy Things to Bring on a Trip

That jerky kid kicking the back of your seat on the plane, the corner street light glaring directly into your hotel room, air conditioning cranked so high you wish you brought your parka…to Florida. And the closest you can get to a vegetable? Is the iceberg lettuce on a turkey club sandwich. When you’re traveling — whether you’re flying off to Paris (can I come?), staying at Hampton Inn in Nowhere, Pennsylvania for a friend’s…Continue Reading

Cinco De Mayo Tortilla Soup Recipe

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo and I have a killer, top secret recipe for you today. Well, top secret until now. I had the absolute pleasure of cooking with my buddy and brilliant coach, Jeannine Yoder, for this week’s video. Jeannine swiped an addictive tortilla soup recipe from her favorite restaurant in California when she was in 7th grade, added her own twist, and has been winning tortilla soup cook-offs ever since… Yes, those exist….Continue Reading

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