Author Archives for Cate O'Malley

Strawberries for Blemish-Free Skin?


If you listen to an aesthetician at Splash Spa in New York City, strawberries are the way to go.  In a recent issue of Family Circle magazine, Christine Bibbo Herr, Senior Fashion Editor, shared this tip that she got from the NYC aesthetician:
“(She) told me the easiest skin treatment ever.  Slice a fresh strawberry in […]

Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic


Do you think a broccoli recipe can be considered OMG-worthy?  At first, I’d say no.  I mean, broccoli?  Really?  But after this recipe, I just may have to rethink that answer.  I love roasted broccoli.  I love broccoli cranberry salad.  I love broccoli with maple syrup.  But now I have a new way to love […]

How to Live a Longer Life


Fifty years ago, the life expectancy for men and women was drastically different than it is today.  We know more, we do more, quite simply.  Women born in 1900 were expected to only live to approximately 48 years old.  Men?  46.  These days, our life expectancy numbers are much more positive, with women living until […]

In Season: Radishes


Radishes are starting to come into season now.  Since they are so rich in folic acid and potassium, these little bites of peppery goodness are good to start sneaking into your diet.  Besides the folic acid and potassium, they are also great sources of fiber, magnesium and Vitamin C.
When picking out radishes from your local […]

A Banana a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?


Well, that just may be the case.  Or at the very least, keeps the high blood pressure away.  A recent study showed that individuals who had the least amount of potassium in their system were the most likely to have high blood pressure. And we all know that bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
It […]

Losing Weight with Rocco DiSpirito


Having you noticed that celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, 42, looks a bit thinner these days?  A semi-regular fixture on both NBC’s Biggest Loser and Bravo’s Top Chef, he recently shed 25 pounds and is cooking much lighter and leaner these days.
On a recent (March 3rd) episode of Biggest Loser, he showed the contestants how to eat right, and […]

Katie Lee Joel’s Homemade Granola


When it comes to granola, even though it sounds good for you, beware.  Store bought granola can be fattening sometimes.  As with anything else, you need to read the label and know what you’re eating.  Someone who knows this all too well is Katie Lee Joel.  Although you may know her as pop singer Billy […]

2008 Food Blog Awards: Nomination Period Open


Now is the time to nominate your favorite food or drink blog for the 2008 Food Blog Awards. All the details can be found on our main site.

Holiday Break


Thank you so much for making our site a part of your regular routine.  Without you, we wouldn’t be here.  We will be taking a short break to celebrate the holidays with our family and friends, and will resume regular postings on Monday, January 5th (the official kick-off of the annual Food Blog Awards!).
Happy holidays!

Review: Weight Watchers English Muffin Sandwich


Recently I had the chance to try Weight Watchers English Muffin Sandwich. This one clocks in at 4 Weight Watchers points and 210 calories, but what about the taste?  
The GOOD: The egg whites were not watery, but firm like they should be. The bread remained fairly soft, which is sometimes a challenge when heating up […]