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Crofter’s Superfruit Spread - This Ain’t Your Mama’s Jam!


I stopped buying most jams and jellies years ago because of their overwhelming sweetness. Unless you seek out ones that contain less sugar, your sweet tooth is in for an ache. I found some solace in preserves and homemade jam though, which tend to be less sweet.
But, some days I still want something a little […]

Fighting Anxiety Through Your Diet


Anxiety rules my life.  I hate to admit it, but it does.  One of my goals in the next few months is to work through some of the things that cause my generalized anxiety disorder with cognitive-behavioral therapy.  However, I’d also like to fight the physical effects, such as panic attacks and high blood sugar, […]

Arnold’s Sandwich Thins


A few months ago my future in-laws turned us on to Arnold’s Sandwich Thins. The rolls are baked up thin and sliced open for sandwiches, which results in a low calorie bread. They are also high in fiber, which is more diet-friendly than a lot of other breads we relish.
At first, I was skeptical. I […]

What Makes Colorado Fit


Recently, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their list of the “fittest” and “fattest states”.  Once again, Colorado topped the list as “fittest”.  As someone who has become rather fit during her years as a Colorado resident, I thought about why we keep leading the pack.

Multi-use trail systems.   […]

Don’t Blow Your Diet on the 4th of July


The 4th of July brings wonderful barbecues with families and friends. It’s a time to laugh, celebrate and enjoy the Independence that our country declared more than 200 years ago.
But with those barbecues comes a plethora of food, some healthy and some very much not. So, how can you navigate the party without blowing your […]

Cilantro Lime Sorbet


This is the first summer in 6 years that my fiancé, Dan, has had air conditioning. I was lucky enough to have an air-conditioned apartment while I lived in Baltimore. Our first apartment in D.C. was not air-conditioned and we spent last summer sweltering in the muggy Washington heat. I’ll admit that, […]

Army of Women: The Power of Breast Cancer Research


At first, I thought my friend was just signing up for another breast cancer fundraising site when I got her e-mail regarding Army of Women.  As I sat and read through the website, however, I realized how important it is to be a part of this site.
Army of Women, a joint venture of the Avon […]

Review: R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Essence


It was almost 10 years ago when I first sipped cucumber water and fell in love. I was living at the Biosphere 2 facility in Arizona as part of a college research program and my neighbor (we lived in two-unit dwellings quaintly called Arroyos) had made a pitcher - just water, ice, and cucumber slices. […]

Herbes de Provence - An Alternative to Salt


A couple of months ago, we were dining in a local French restaurant and I ordered the steak frites.  To my amazement and delight, the frites were tossed in herbes de provence. I had bought a bag of the spice mixture a few weeks before, at Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, Colorado.   However, I […]

Basil - A Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking


As part of our ongoing commitment to become better people, my fiancé and I have joined the Urban Gardening movement. In our relatively small D.C. apartment living room, we have tomatoes, jalapeños, habaneras, and a variety of herbs. One of our favorite herbs to grow is basil, because it comes in so many […]