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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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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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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

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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Denver Dining Farm-to-table Italy Recipes Travel

Food No Filter

July 24, 2015

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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