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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Buddy’s Natural Chicken Sausage

We eat a lot of protein in our house. A LOT of protein. And as much as I love to play in the kitchen, sometimes we just need to eat. In those emergency situations – e.g., breakfast was four hours ago and we just got home from a movie theater where we tried to ignore the smell of popcorn for two hours – there has to be minimal time and effort between “hungry” and... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Ras el Hanout

Ras el Hanout Ras el Hanout is a spice blend from the Middle East and North Africa. Spice market vendors all claim their version to be the best, and some people consider the seductive blend of spices to be an aphrodisiac. At the very least, any food in which you include Ras el Hanout will inspire diners to kiss the cook, so you’ve got that goin’ for you. Ingredients: 2 (level) teaspoons... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Coconut Oil

I am sometimes a knucklehead. All over the dino-chow-sphere, my fellow foodies have included coconut oil in their recipes. For no particular reason except the aforementioned knuckleheadedness, I’ve usually replaced coconut oil with olive oil in my recipes. A week or so ago, Moxy-Boss recommended I try it, just to change things up a bit and to add more saturated fat to my diet. I bought this:My life... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Tall Socks

Even though I have some of the shortest legs on the planet, (OK, wait. I know that’s an exaggeration. But my gams really are quite short. My inseam is 29″ … and since that’s currently my waist measurement, too, does that make me a cube?!) Anyway… let’s try it again. Ahem. Even though I have some of the shortest legs on the planet, I love love love tall socks. I think... read more

I’m a Guest Blogger on PopCandy!

Y’all know I’m a PopCandy junkie. It’s fun, it’s sometimes snarky (but in a sweet way), and it’s 100% paleo-approved. The too-fabulous-for-words Whitney Matheson is on vacation this week and invited her readers to fill in while she’s away. If you’d been here a week ago, you might have heard me whoop I learned I was going to be one of her guest bloggers. And now my... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Muscles and Leopard Print

Smithsonian magazine has a fun article about Charles Atlas, the original 97-pound-weakling turned muscle man. You’ve surely seen the old-fashioned ads in the back of comic books and magazines.Atlas started out as the ridiculed skinny boy in the comics. The man who made history marketing his muscles was an unlikely hero. Born in Acri, a tiny town in southern Italy, he arrived with his parents at Ellis... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: A Really Good Knife

I’m working hard to continue to evolve my thinking about food. It’s tricky business. On one hand, I enjoy delicious food and don’t have any desire to be a person who eats “because they have to.” In my family, food is art and expression and comfort and enjoyment – and now, healthy and life-sustaining. On the other hand, I think it’s bad news for me to romanticize food... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: iTunes Magic

Imagine the scenario: I’m sitting in my glass corporate jail (which is less jail-like now that I’ve snagged a window seat. Can I hear a what-what for natural light?! Everybody say, Hell, yeah… “Hell, yeah!”) Anyway… like I said, I’m sitting here in the glass corporate jail, typing like a monkey on a banana-induced sugar high, halfway daydreaming about the weekend,... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Black Boots

Dear Sartorialist:Why must you be so cold-hearted in your fabulousness? Why do you torture me with daily reminders that right now there are people in Paris? And they’re wearing the the world’s most perfect shoes? When clearly… I. Am. Not. From the Sartorialist. I used to have perfect shoes from Paris… In 1984, when I was 15, I was a member of the American Music Abroad Choir. We wore... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Once Over Coffee Bar

Now that I’ve seen the light (CrossFit! The Zone!), I’ve eradicated many indulgent things from my life (see: Nacho Cheese Doritos, Friday Happy Hours, pepperoni pizza in bed, sleeping in on Saturdays). But a girl still needs a treat once in a while, right? Now, an Americano, a cafe au lait, a latte, even a humble decaf with Splenda and 2% milk has become a little extravagance that doesn’t... read more

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