Whole30: A love story? (and the one thing that surprised me the most)

I did it. I finished 30 entire days without alcohol, added sugars, bread, beans, and dairy. I ate healthy fats, animal-based protein and vegetables. While US News & World Report named Whole30 #37 on a list of 39 diets, it (mostly) worked for me. I figured the easiest way to share my experience is to answer …

Dunkin’ Donuts brings back Black-Eyed Susan donuts for Preakness

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the return of the Black-Eyed Susan donut, which will be available through May 17, at participating Baltimore-area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. The limited-time Black-Eyed Susan donut recognizes Maryland’s official flower. The donut is a yeast shell, frosted with yellow icing and topped with chocolate sprinkles and a dollop of chocolate buttercreme. Dunkin’ Donuts will …

I finally got on the Mason jar salad bandwagon

You've probably seen Mason jar salads floating around Pinterest for, you know, years, but I finally got around to making one. And my life hasn't been the same. These are amazing! Everything stays so fresh, including avocados. I left one in the fridge for two days and the avocados? STILL GREEN. No air gets in there. …

#for30more giveaway #11: Meal or grocery tour from Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen

I still remember the first nutrition lesson that Rachel taught me. In college, she needed volunteers for a study on calorie perception. I measured different sizes of cereal (i.e. 1 cup) and what I would normally pour for a normal breakfast. I sadly learned that I was WAY off in my measurements, and that lesson …