#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 1): Food Trucks and Multiculturalism

#FoodinFilm Blogathon (Day 1): Food Trucks and Multiculturalism

When I heard about the Food in Film Blogathon, the first movie that popped into my mind was Chef, starring Jon Favreau. My husband and I have always loved food trucks; our first date was a visit to the Kogi BBQ truck, and it meant so much to us that we had them cater our wedding. [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #6 (Handling Celebrations)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #6 (Handling Celebrations)

Food is an inseparable part of many social events, from birthday parties to bridal showers to Super Bowl Sunday. For many, Halloween marks the beginning of a season of celebratory treats. In my house, the celebration starts a little earlier, with my husband's October birthday and, as we enter this particular holiday season, I've been [...]

Mid-week Update: Meal Planning Motivation

On Monday, I posted my no-cooking, no-dishes meal plan. So far, it has been a TREMENDOUS success. Today, I'm sharing the two biggest benefits that I've enjoyed as a result of that meal plan. I hope that they motivate you to plan ahead for healthy eating! Benefit #1: More consistent energy levels and moods It's [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #5 (My No-Cooking, No-Dishes Meal Plan)

I couldn't do it anymore. I was going to go NUTS if I kept eating in restaurants for every meal, so yesterday, I hit up Whole Foods (Whole Paycheck? We'll get to that.) to buy some food that: doesn't require cooking (microwave excluded) doesn't require me to wash dishes (I don't know where I put [...]

Cozy Fall Soup Recipe Roundup

Cozy Fall Soup Recipe Roundup

In Southern California, our weather is pretty great year-round, but I definitely get tired of the heat. The highest temperature predicted this week is 86 degrees, so we are getting close to soup-and-scarf weather, and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to dive spoon-first into a steaming bowl of soup! Today, I'm sharing [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #4 (The Measure of Success)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #4 (The Measure of Success)

When I stepped on the scale yesterday morning, my heart skipped a beat, and not in a good way. It said I had gained SEVEN pounds since last week. I stayed calm. I entered this "new" weight (the highest EVER) in my FitBit app. I started thinking of possible explanations...too much salt? Not enough water? [...]

#NationalTacoDay Recipe Roundup

#NationalTacoDay Recipe Roundup

Uh, guys...why is National Taco Day on a Wednesday and not a TUESDAY? I love a good excuse to eat tacos. Generally, "Taco Tuesday" is enough of an excuse, but I suppose I can make "Taco Wednesday" work...if I have to. Today, I'm sharing a couple of taco-related products that I love plus three tried-and-true [...]