New year, new you—you’ll hear it everywhere for at least the next three months. When January rolls around, everyone flocks to the produce aisle, crowds the gym, and cuts back on junk food in order to finally meet that health-minded New Year’s resolution they’ve been telling themselves about for years. While it’s never a bad thing to develop a healthier lifestyle, it definitely isn’t easy. … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy in the New Year (Without Sacrificing Foods You Love)
I’ve been growing fresh vegetables for a few months now, and I noticed yesterday that I had a perfectly ripe eggplant sitting in my garden. I wasn’t really in the mood for eggplant parm (although I do love it), so I decided to browse Pinterest for some other eggplant ideas. I came across a recipe for quinoa-stuffed eggplant and thought, “I could definitely make a … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Eggplant
Summertime often brings huge, unpredictable thunderstorms in the Northeast. So when the power went out today, I was immediately in search of a tasty, summery meal that I didn’t have to cook. Thankfully, I bought some pre-cooked shrimp a while back, so all I had to do was defrost them in room temperature water, and they were good to go. While I tried not to … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad in Avocado Bowls
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
I once received a Snapchat from one of my friends. It was a picture of a bag of fruit snacks that read “organic” in big letters on the front. Her caption was, “Times have changed since I was young.” Today, organic products aren’t just found in Whole Foods. Companies have sought to publicize their use of organic ingredients, and supermarkets have dedicated entire aisles to … Continue reading Are Organic Foods Worth the Hype?
Last week, I went to Bahama Breeze with a friend because I found out they had piña coladas for $5 and half priced apps at happy hour—which, according to experts, is a great way to spend a weeknight. Need I say more? It reminded me of a trip I took a few months ago to Turks and Caicos. (Alright, a restaurant with a view of … Continue reading baked coconut chicken with mango salsa
New Jersey has this bad habit of getting excessively warm and then cooling down again. It’s like Mother Nature can’t decide whether or not she wants the AC on. For the past few weeks, temperatures have been anywhere from a warm 80 to a cool 55 (today happens to be 90, but don’t worry, it will be in the 60s again by the weekend). Anyway, … Continue reading caprese sandwich with homemade basil-walnut pesto