Mind Games

  A few weeks ago on Monday morning, I woke up feeling “gross.” You know those mornings. For me, it was the Monday after a string of indulgences. Father’s Day/my dad’s birthday (ice cream). First time at a new-ish restaurant in the city (one of everything, please). A doctor’s appointment on Long Island, which meant dinner […]

Put Down the Diet

I propose a challenge. It’s 2015. A new year. One of the most popular resolutions – if not THE most popular – is to lose weight. According to Time.com, this is also one of the most commonly broken resolutions. It’s not so hard to understand why, because losing weight requires a lifestyle change, which takes […]

Good Carb, Healthy Fat Pancakes

So this morning when I woke up, I was craving a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat which would require about 2 minutes of my time and enable me to do my work quickly. Instead, though, Conrad expressed a desire for pancakes and French toast, and I suddenly wanted nothing but pancakes. […]

Chapter 8: Milestones

I used to fantasize about swimming through a pool of cookie dough ice cream. Neither frozen nor liquid, but melted enough so that I could chomp my way through it, like Ms. PacMan. This image doesn’t get me going like it used to. I no longer pine for access to as much ice cream as I want. […]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin French Toast with Pumpkin Spice Syrup

French toast and fall. Two things I have always loved. When I realized how easy it is to make homemade French toast recently, I was determined to put my two beloveds together. If it was easy for me in my studio apartment kitchen that is the size of my future walk-in closet (finger’s crossed), then […]

Whole Wheat Avocado Cookie Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

I consider my sweet tooth an actual part of my personality. I own it, embrace it, and identify with it. I can’t live without sweets and eat them pretty regularly. In sum, you could say that I love sweets. I also love fiber. I love anything whole wheat. In a perfect world, New York City […]

Chapter 7: Why is this Year Different from All Other Years?

They say that the most successful artists are the most troubled individuals. I’m not saying I’m the Van Gogh of blogging, but I feel like I’ve had less to say over the last … god, more than a month and a half?! I last checked in on June 30th, when I stopped recording in my […]

Chapter 5: Cheater Cheater Junk Food Eater

Hello – I’m back! Finals ended two weeks ago, and I’ve been catching up on life and itching to write. So here I am. Writing, whilst I get a pedicure. As part of my story, I’ve wanted to share all parts that have contributed, based on this timeline: I think it’s time to describe how […]

A Week in Eating

We could all use some inspiration when it comes to healthy food ideas, right? I want to share some of my favorite meals and snacks from the past week to hopefully provide some of that inspiration. Below you’ll see nutritious, satisfying, and balanced combinations. Not only that, they’re all pretty quick and easy to make, […]