Kale & Avocado Salad from Mason Jar Salads by Julia Mirabella - Plus a Giveaway!

Last week the folks over at Ulysses Press hooked me up with a copy of Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go . At first glance, I thought the concept was a little silly. I mean, do we really need to put EVERYTHING in mason jars? ...more

Join Me For the Fit Foodie 5k!

I've been invited to participate in the Fit Foodie 5k Race Weekend this September here in Austin. Of course, for me it will be a bit more like the Slightly Chubby Foodie 5k Walk. While I did my best to keep fit during my pregnancy with loads of walking and swimming, it's been well over a year since the last time I attempted to jog ....more

More More More: Dairy vs. Gluten, New Recipe Books, and a Vegan Ice Cream Showdown

During the past few weeks of being on a gluten and dairy free diet I've been asked several times which is harder to give up. Considering that I can't eat a proper pizza either way, I have a hard time answering with any enthusiasm. When pressed, I'll admit that I do have a preference ....more

Sweet & Savory Kale Salad

Who has the best kale salad in Austin? This is a debate that I never would have expected myself to weigh in on had you asked me last year. Kale is one of those vegetables that people love to love - maybe too much ....more

Everything's Peaches n' Cream

Well, peaches sans cream, really. I'm on my second week being gluten and dairy free, and while it's really not so bad, I do miss a few things. For example, I could sure go for some peach cobbler topped with a fat scoop of vanilla ice cream ....more

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

I've got some good news for you, and some bad. The good news is that I'm sharing a formula today for the greatest banana flavored ice cream on God's green earth. The bad news is that this recipe involves a process that takes about three days to complete ....more

What if Buying a Pizza Was Like Buying a Car?

My own personal version of Hell might just look like a car dealership. Buying a car is the only situation that I can think of where you start at one price, only to be haggled UP by the person selling to you. Somehow, the salesman always makes you feel like you are at their mercy - like you are so woefully undeserving of the car that you are trying to purchase, and they are just doing you a favor by trying to take your money. When else would we allow ourselves to be treated this way? How would it be if restaurants operated like this?...more

Two Beings, One Body

A Letter to Kid Me: Everyone is Their Own Kind of Weirdo

A friend of a friend has started a web site meant to help inspire the next generation of women toward self empowerment. Take It From Us collects letters from women to their younger selves, letters filled with advice, insight, and perspective from life beyond youth....more