Woke up in Chicago this morning at my favorite little doggie friendly hotel near Michigan avenue, The Monaco. After taking Willie out for a walk this morning (well... more of a carry, he is not a fan of Chicago) I got a workout in at the gorgeous
(March 9th; although this is posting on the 10th...just to be clear) Yes, Iowa was on our itinerary and we did stay in Davenport last night, but that is all we did. We slept in Davenport, had a free breakfast at the hotel (another grim hotel
Woke up this morning with an indescribable urge to workout. Good thing there was a fitness room across the hallway with some decent equipment. Excuses for not fitting a workout it when traveling are a thing of the past, so I threw on some sweatpants,
When you stumble upon the kind of food Mecca we did this morning, a victory lap is in order. The PeaceTree Cafe and Juice Bar in Moab, Utah was our road trip savior. After last nights disappointing dinner, and even more disappointing
There is no better way to start a day then A 90 minute hike through the puppy-friendly trails (trail, actually, only 1 is puppy friendly) of beautiful Zion National Park. Spectacular doesn't even begin to describe this southwestern slice of heaven.
Oh man. So much for our first day, we started out with a bang! Our morning began in the healthy of all healthy states California so we had an inkling to make the best of it, or at least I did. So... off we went, to be super nerdy about the trip we
It's March Madness in the Nutritious America world. Every March Karen and I step a bit further outside our comfort zone and do something wacky and wild. Last year it was a week in Dubai, consulting with a food corporation about how they can
I called my mom yesterday, she was mid prep for Sunday dinner. Me: "What's for dinner mom?" Mom: "Oh, just a simple dinner tonight; butternut squash salad w/ warm apple cider vinegar dressing and shaved parmesan, sole meuniere, roasted fennel and
Guess what is right around the corner my sweets?? Yup, V-day. Love it or hate it Valentines Day is the best excuse in the world to eat some chocolate, and really what is better than that? I promise you there is room for chocolate and dessert in a
Um... can we get a group YUM for this recipe? Granola is just that perfect snack, a pantry staple for sure. Sprinkle some on your organic Greek yogurt, throw some in a little baggie for a quick on the go snack, or just dig your little hand in and
And so it begins... I have developed an obsession for kale chips. I already have a very strong affinity for Kale, but the chip has brought me to a whole new level. It is obsession. I had my first kale chip years ago at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Seems like there is a hot, new "healthy sweetener" on the market every 10 minutes and as soon as you are convinced that this is the ONE, new reports come out saying, "NO, stay away!" Frustrating, I know. Let's look at the star "healthy sweetener"
Squash, squash, squash... I love squash. (Did you pick up on the Anchorman reference?) But really, I LOVE squash. As soon as there is a chill in the air there is a squash in my oven. Wait, that sounds weird. You get the gist of it, I love squash. I
I am on day 23 of a personal juicing challenge. Rules are as follows: Take the juicer out of the cabinet. Put the juicer on the counter top. Use the juicer. Whew, that's a lot to remember! I like to experiment with different foods and
Goat Cheese Creamed Dandelion Greens is a marvel you guys. Also, have you ever had dandelion greens? Yes, I'm talking about the weed dandelion. What if I told you that by eating this 'weed' as part of your daily diet you could; Encourage weight loss,