Dining Farm-to-table Gluten free New York City Organic Paleo Travel

Hu Kitchen

February 13, 2016

I owe my sister Caroline for this amazing find called Hu Kitchen near Union Square in New York City.  This is the first restaurant of its kind I have seen as far as its unique format and philosophy.  It is a marketplace offering several stations (a bar offering  smoothies, juices, coffee, and fresh baked goods, one serving warm bowls and sides, one serving more pre-made sides, and a section offering grab-and-go options).  There is seating at the bar, as well…

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Organic Recipes

Holiday Food Roundup 2015

January 11, 2016
new year's eve appetizer spread

Hope your holidays were merry & bright!  Here in the northeast it was unseasonably warm for most of December.  Christmas Eve was sunny with a high of 65, so I prepped Christmas brunch with the door open and took a few breaks to sun myself on the patio. As we live in a teeny tiny cottage, we did not host anything over the holidays and were invited to family and friends’ houses for most meals, so I only made a…

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D.C. Dining Farm-to-table Organic Reston Travel

Pitango Gelato

January 11, 2016

This place was a funny find, as I didn’t know how truly amazing it was until a few days after I visited.  During my Nutritional Therapy Association conference weekend, I hit up Sweet Green (a great organic salad spot) for lunch and told my friend Megan I had to have coffee afterward.  Well, we went to a coffee shop, where I proceeded not to get coffee (indecisive much?), and after we walked out, I changed my mind once again and…

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Pioneer Woman Cashew Chicken Recipe Makeover

November 10, 2015

I haven’t told you this yet, but I adore Pioneer Woman.  Watching her show is like eating a brownie ice cream sundae– so warm and comforting.  I love her demeanor, her beautiful kitchen, and some part of me feels like I’m reliving my childhood watching her cook with all that white flour and sugar. You may be wondering why I like the show so much since I don’t often eat the aforementioned ingredients (or most of the things she makes…

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Dining Farm-to-table Organic Pittsburgh

Amazing Cafe

November 6, 2015

Because I live in Pittsburgh, I am constantly on the hunt for the tastiest, healthiest spots in town.  Even though we are a small city compared to New York and Chicago, we have an impressive food scene that is constantly growing.  Our best asset is our geographic location; southwestern Pennsylvania has lush farmland, perfect for growing produce and raising grass-fed cattle, chickens, lamb, quail, guinea hen, goats, and bison, just to name a few.  We also have access to delicious…

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Dining Fairfax Farm-to-table Organic Travel

True Food Kitchen

November 4, 2015

For the past nine months, I have been studying to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I graduated just a couple of weeks ago and am so excited to have this certification, as I feel confident that I have the tools I need to keep my family healthy, advise friends, and hopefully you, either through my posts or working with you individually. The program requires that we attend three workshop weekends in Herndon, Virginia, which is a less than ideal suburb…

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Denver Dining Farm-to-table Travel

The Kitchen Denver

September 10, 2015

By the looks of this trout, do I need to convince you to try The Kitchen in Denver?  And this was lunch!  During our last two trips to Denver, we visited this neighborhood bistro for lunch and were equally impressed both times.  Not only is the food delicious, but the restaurant’s mission to promote community through food is evident, which really seals the deal for those of us looking for places that truly care about sourcing locally from quality purveyors.  …

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Farm-to-table Italy Travel

A Feast in the Forest

September 10, 2015
Gompm Alm dumplings

During our honeymoon travels to northern Italy, we stayed for a few days in Merano, a town in the South Tyrol mountains.  As an Italian citizen, my husband always looks forward to practicing his language skills (especially in front of me), and was unpleasantly surprised to be greeted at our hotel with a “Guten Tag!” However, the German in me loved infiltrating his country with wiener schnitzel. 😉 Originally an Austrian territory, South Tyrol became an independent Italian province after…

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Egg-less Sweet Potato #Hash

August 4, 2015

Sometimes I make a special attempt at food rotation.  If you haven’t heard of food rotation, it’s basically just what it sounds like– rotating your food choices on a regular basis and including lots of variety in your diet so that your body does not become intolerant or sensitive to certain foods.  There are numerous factors that can lead to food intolerances or sensitivities, which include stress, digestive dysfunction, and poor quality food and water, but a major contributor can…

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Denver Dining Farm-to-table Italy Recipes Travel

Food No Filter

July 24, 2015
egg-less sweet potato hash

When I tell you this you probably won’t believe me, but it wasn’t until last week (yes, last week!) that I discovered how to use the filter on the iPhone camera.  All those pictures I saw on Instagram hashtagged #nofilter meant little to me until I actually discovered them myself.  I can certainly see the appeal.  They can make any landscape look artsy and people look a lot less, well, harsh.  Filters take all the guesswork out of seeing the…

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