Recipes

Tips for Working Out with Asthma

I've had asthma my entire life and for as long as I can remember, I used it as an excuse to either put forward minimal effort or avoid physical activity altogether. Apologies* to my P.E. coach because not all of those wheezes were real. Now that I've become a...

How to make it: Ceviche

How to make it: Ceviche

Ever since I learned how easy it is to make, summertime means ceviche for me! I posted a while ago about a Thai-flavored ceviche with hints of coconut and ginger, but this one is my absolute favorite. Tangy, salty, and a hint of spice—this is the Peruvian treat we...

How to Make POPSICLES for Breakfast

How to Make POPSICLES for Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day for a variety of reasons, but the sheer open-mindedness people have regarding breakfast just makes my optimist heart sing. We seem to have strong opinions on what makes a proper dinner, but anything goes for breakfast. Sure, we...

In Defense of Cabbage

In Defense of Cabbage

I eat a lot of cabbage these days. It's just so easy to roast and delicious as a vegetable base for a lot of dishes that I like to make a big batch in the oven to use throughout the week whenever I need some extra veggies. But I didn't always feel this way. The first...

How to Eat Donuts and Still Lose Weight

How to Eat Donuts and Still Lose Weight

Happy National Donut Day!!! I LOVE doughnuts! Even when I travel, I make a point to find THE donut spot in that city and get a few to try. My usual favorite is chocolate glazed, but I was late to the game and got the last five doughnuts from the Astro Doughnuts food...

How to Make It: Thai Iced Coffee Protein Shake

How to Make It: Thai Iced Coffee Protein Shake

Most mornings you can find me up at 5 a.m., putting espresso to cook on the stove. Being half Puerto Rican and Portuguese means coffee is in my soul. I often joke my blood type is Cafe Bustelo. I’ve experimented with everything—dark, light, stovetop, drip, Keurig,...

Why you should see “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Why you should see “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

I get really sick of people making assumptions about how the criminal justice system works, essentially based on their knowledge of Law & Order. “If I were really innocent, I would make my attorney go to trial.” Really? Well, how are you getting that attorney? In...

How to get a simple, sleek look

How to get a simple, sleek look

I call this look “I need to go to the doctor before work and don’t have time for eye makeup.” Red lipstick and statement earrings always make an outfit look nicer than it is. This is my favorite lip pencil from Nars, velvet matte in Cruella. The earrings are my...

Taco Tuesday! Thai Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Taco Tuesday! Thai Shrimp Tacos Recipe

I realize this is my second taco recipe within a week, but something about that late-spring vibe has be jonesing for tacos. I'm also eating more tacos this week for lunch, but you'll have to wait a while on those recipes because as much as I love them, this ain't a...

Feelin’ Fancy: Smoked Salmon BLT Recipe

Feelin’ Fancy: Smoked Salmon BLT Recipe

When you start clean eating, it doesn't take long for you to start feeling a little deprived. Thankfully, I've always loved food, hoarded cookbooks, and been an adventurous cook. Over the years, I've learned the ropes and figured out tips and tricks from a few sources...

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