Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

We’ve had a few days in a row of 70-degree weather in New Jersey, and it’s been fabulous. All I can think about is grilling season (after all, May is National Barbecue Month), but since I’m not much of a grill master, I usually choose to use my Calphalon grill pan over the actual grill. I can’t rave enough about Calphalon—I’ve gone through plenty of … Continue reading Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

Caramelized Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini

I don’t want to speak too soon, but it feels like the weather might finally be getting nicer. And that means summer happy hours on the porch! My sister usually stops over after work, and she, along with my mom and I, all hang out on the porch until the sun goes down. I’ve already started thinking about what apps I can make for those … Continue reading Caramelized Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini

Cheese Lovers, Rejoice: Cheese Could Help You Live Longer

Ah, cheese. It’s the center of so many delicious meals; it spices up a salad and tastes amazing over noodles. Even slapping it between two slices of toasted bread somehow yields a mouthwatering meal. For years, though, people have been told that indulging in cheese would lead to weight gain, heart disease, and an all-around unhealthier body. However, recent studies have shown that cheese actually … Continue reading Cheese Lovers, Rejoice: Cheese Could Help You Live Longer

Spicy Asian Noodles

Chinese takeout is one of my guilty pleasures. But some days, I don’t feel like spending the money on takeout, or I only crave one thing that’s not worth placing an entire order. Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy to create your own take on your favorite takeout dish. I put a personal twist on my favorite Chinese food dish, sesame cold noodles. They’re chilled noodles in … Continue reading Spicy Asian Noodles

Running Has a True Connection to Depression and Anxiety Relief — Here’s Why

Running has benefits that go further than just improving physical shape. If you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, running can actually positively impact your brain in ways that are similar to therapy. Even if you’re just dealing with stress, going for a morning jog or heading out on a run after work can help stabilize your mood in ways you probably didn’t know. Exercise stabilizes … Continue reading Running Has a True Connection to Depression and Anxiety Relief — Here’s Why

Summer Peaches and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

I could be rushing peach season a bit, but I was too excited about this salad not to post it. There’s a pizza restaurant near me with the biggest menu I’ve ever seen; it takes me forever to decide what to order. But one night when we wanted dinner from there, I told myself I would order a salad (I still enjoyed some tasty apps, … Continue reading Summer Peaches and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

How to Tell If You’re Dealing With a Bad Headache or a Migraine

Headaches are frustrating, but migraines are debilitating. Although the two resemble each other, there are actually some key ways to tell them apart. What is a headache, and why do we get them? Your brain can’t feel pain. A headache actually occurs when pain signals come from the surrounding tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. The root of a headache depends on the type it is … Continue reading How to Tell If You’re Dealing With a Bad Headache or a Migraine