Random Healthy Living Info

Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

So this obviously not a recipe-related post, but if your winter has gone anything like mine, chances are you might find it useful! I have been sick way too often this winter, and I've been looking for every possible way to fight back against this trend. I'd always heard the advice about gargling with salt… Continue reading Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

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Nutrition Advice

Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Coffee is probably my favorite substance on earth.  It makes me feel amazing, helps me wake up on a morning when I haven't had enough sleep, and even takes away some of my pain. For a long time I felt a little bit guilty about drinking it because there is so much written about the… Continue reading Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Salads, Side Dishes

Strawberry & Feta Salad

So simple, and yet so delicious! I've actually been meaning to post this recipe for a while.  It was the perfect summer salad to make on a swelteringly hot day in back in Massachusetts in August. Of course I feel a little silly saying this now, as I write from foggy, 60 degree San Francisco… Continue reading Strawberry & Feta Salad

Meal Planning, Uncategorized

Great tips on meal-planning from The Kitchn

One of my ultimate food-goals is to become amazing at meal planning. However, I still have a ways to go, so here are some really helpful tips from The Kitchn!  It's a great site for all things cooking-related-- I definitely recommend checking it out. Some key points from this article that I found really useful:… Continue reading Great tips on meal-planning from The Kitchn

Inspiration, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Great advice on starting a food blog (and IBS!).

I recently discovered this really helpful post from Colleen Francioli of FODMap Life (fodmaplife.com). I really admire her site, because she talks about all the IBS-related topics I have yet to have the courage to write about in detail on my own blog! She makes the point that although there are tens of thousands of… Continue reading Great advice on starting a food blog (and IBS!).

Smoothies

Blueberry, Yogurt & Coconut Milk Smoothie

I'm not gonna lie, "learn to make smoothies" has been on my to-do list for a while.  And when my roommate got a Nutri-Bullet for Christmas, it pretty much eliminated the last of my excuses. So I decided 2016 would be the year I finally get into making smoothies. As someone with a sensitive digestive… Continue reading Blueberry, Yogurt & Coconut Milk Smoothie

Side Dishes, Veggies

Insanely Good Veggies with Cumin, Butter and Honey

This is a side dish that Romina (my roommate) made to go along with her prosciutto-wrapped pesto chicken. She took raw carrots and Brussels sprouts, and coated them with salt, cumin, and honey.  (You can improvise with the amounts and just do them to taste.  This recipe would also probably be good with just about… Continue reading Insanely Good Veggies with Cumin, Butter and Honey