10 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Ideas for Adults

Working an 8-5 desk jobs has its pros and cons. I’ve been happy to transition into weekday only work as I used to work as a waitress and didn’t have my weekends to enjoy with friends and family. One of the main downsides though is being at a desk for 8 hours and not having many options to eating healthy. Preparation is key for anyone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle....more

For Him And For Her

I am in Germany right now at the cusp of a very important race. This time last week, I was at home preparing a bento to be hand delivered to Boyfriend for his birthday. As far as travel planning goes, this was not my brightest move. Over the course of a week, I went from Toronto—>Virginia—>Toronto—>Virginia—>Brussels—>Copenhagen—>Damp, Germany. Sometimes, a bit of legwork is necessary to be with someone I care about, to do something that means a lot to me....more

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

I remember back when I was in university, screaming girls would line up to have Jamie Oliver, "The Naked Chef" autograph his latest cookbook. These days I would be one of the first in line to promote his cause. His current mission is to fight the obesity epidemic by inspiring families to cook, educating kids about food and improving how they eat at school. Last weekend I watched his passionate talk at TED, and wanted to share it here because I agree with his food philosophy....more

The Down and Dangerous Side of Practicality

I knew it was going to be one of "those days" after I smiled and said "no thanks" to the barista who offered my an extra Americano that another patron left behind, but little did I know that the apparent short circuit in my brain was more than an attempt in moderation.  Typos and misunderstandings plagued my work all morning, urging me to venture off for more caffeine.  Finally back under the sweet song of the starbucks' siren, I purchase an i...more

What's Cookin??

 I love to cook and always have! I cook at least twice everyday from scratch I tell you!! I am a Taste of Home magazine Field Editor and love it!! Taste of Home is a great magazine for home cooks. The pictures you see here are not by professionals because I am not a professional anything. My husband Sean takes all of my pictures. Without him you would have a pictureless blog. I love to cook and that is the reason for this blog....more


nina corbett nina@putsup.com www.putsup.comJanuary 5, 2010...more

Those pickles do look tasty! And pretty too, I will give those a ...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

My Plastics Dilemma

This is one of my downfalls. No matter how hard I try, the number of plastic bags only seem to grow in my home. I usually have my groceries delivered and the store boxes them rather than bagging them. Nevertheless, if I pop in to the store to pick something up I inevitably realize that I don’t have a bag with me....more