Thankful + Changing the Site to Andie Mitchell

Almost six years ago, to the day, I was working in a high rise in Philadelphia, on a movie set with Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd, and Reese Witherspoon. The job was coming to an end, as film projects always do, and I was happy. Even though...more

Better Blog Retreat 2015

Half a dozen years ago, when I started blogging, I didn’t anticipate that one of the best parts of it would be making friends with...more

Weekly Coffee Date

Friends! What’s new? This week I live-streamed with Huffington Post and YouNow for 40 uninterrupted...more

Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothie + Breaking Vegan!

So many of us want better health. We want to lose weight so we change what we eat; we add a fitness routine; we start paying attention to every ingredient in our food. But what happens when we go too far? ...more

Cranberry Orange Relish + 6 Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

This post is sponsored by Ocean Spray® Decades ago, before I was born, my mom decided that Ocean Spray® canned, jellied cranberry sauce was the only cranberry sauce the world ever needed. And that was it–case closed on cranberry sauce! For the next fifteen or so years, my family was committed and completely content, slicing our cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving ....more

30 Minute Healthy Vegetable Soup (169 Calories!)

This post is sponsored by College Inn I was decidedly anti-soup for about 25 years, and pretty suspicious of anyone who said they were in the mood for soup. My moods led me to cake, so. ...more

How to Make a Cheese Plate

When I arrive at...more

Working Big to Small

Today I was pouring myself a glass of water, and this memory of me in high school came whooshing back–a flash of me on one of my health kicks, and not the one where I had two shakes and a sensible dinner or even the one where I attempted to run a mile and promptly threw up upon its finish — no, this was going to be gradual, manageable. Like every other living being, I had been told all about the health benefits of drinking eight glasses of water a day. It seemed easy enough to tackle, so I got to it...more

One-Pan Chicken with Potatoes, Wine + Olives

Laura Vitale is why I love watching YouTube. In fact, she kinda got me into it. And it started innocently enough, like all YouTube gateway videos hook you, with me searching for “bruschetta,” and finding her in the kitchen, making it like your...more

Baby Kale Salad with Orange, Pomegranate and Maple Tahini Dressing

A month ago I traveled to Charlotte, NC to explore the Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI), where they do all kinds of intensive testing on fruits and veggies, and produce studies that go on to help us understand the power of the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals within them. You know the first thing I was struck by? David Murdoch, the CEO and owner of Dole, is 92 years old, still very active in Dole, and friends, the man moves with greater...more