Art of Disguise: Sneaking Vegetables Into a Carb-Lover’s Diet

I might as well be watching Game of Thrones, blasting EDM and owning a cat I so hardly recognize myself: for the last several months, I’ve eaten ZERO vegetables. (Fine, zero may be an overstatement, but it’s been capped at, like, six total bites.) Once a staple of my diet – I’ve literally been knownContinue reading “Art of Disguise: Sneaking Vegetables Into a Carb-Lover’s Diet”

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The Incredible, Edible Egg Substitute

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but the older I get, the more affinity I find with Disney villains. Like Scar, I have less patience for idiots. Like Shan-Yu, I’ve conquered Mongolia. Like Cruella, I like to be covered in dog fur. But the bad guy whose characteristics I’ve most embodied isn’t Hook (though I alsoContinue reading “The Incredible, Edible Egg Substitute”

Chicken Broth, Part Deux

Congratulations! You’ve now made your own chicken stock! (That is, assuming you treat my blog like a life coach and did exactly what I suggested in last week’s post. And if you DO do everything I recommend in my blog, you should probably rethink your life choices… and return that golden doodle you stole.) ButContinue reading “Chicken Broth, Part Deux”

Taking Stock (Well, Making Stock)

Anyone can make something from something. It’s making something from nothing that really impresses me. That, and octopuses that can unscrew themselves from the inside of jars. You gotta admit that’s impressive, even with the eight-leg advantage. When I say making something from nothing, I’m not talking about Kardashian careers or some dubious reporting onContinue reading “Taking Stock (Well, Making Stock)”

Ho-Ho-How to Avoid Santa’s Belly

Growing up, I never thought I had a sweet tooth. Sure, I liked Klondike bars with the rest of the 80s kids (and I guess I’ve already revealed my propensity for cereal) but set me free in a candy shop and I’d usually gravitate not toward the jelly beans but to the single bag of saltContinue reading “Ho-Ho-How to Avoid Santa’s Belly”

Spaghetti Squash: The Final Frontier

My sister has taught me a lot of useful things in life: how to paper mache, where to hide Girl Scout cookies bought on the sly, which flavors of Lip Smackers taste good enough to eat (spoiler alert: all of them.) Two and a half years my senior, she went before me in all walksContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash: The Final Frontier”

Recipe for Success?

When it comes to cooking, I’m what one might call resourceful. Resourceful, or forged in the Depression era. You pick. Raised in a family in which the only thing worse than wasting food was running out to the store to purchase a single item, I internalized young the idea that you cook with what youContinue reading “Recipe for Success?”

Guest Post: RiledUpRunner + InspiredByMollie = Skinny Success

Note from the real RiledUpRunner: Below is a guest post from my college friend, Tara, whose simultaneous appreciation for delicious food and healthy ingredients makes for some awesome recipes that are impossible to pass up. Tara is just two months away from her big wedding date (what up, Mike? Let’s meet someday, fo’ real.) andContinue reading “Guest Post: RiledUpRunner + InspiredByMollie = Skinny Success”

Meat Free… Tuesdays.

Remember when I suggested everyone slowly up their protein intake with the calculated addition of more eggs, Greek yogurt, legumes and canned tuna into their daily diets? Turns out, there’s a faster way to reach your targeted protein threshold: order a Double ShackBurger. In addition to sporting a proprietary blend of premium beef and scientificallyContinue reading “Meat Free… Tuesdays.”