Focus on Food: Pumpkin

It's that time of year. Farm stands and grocery stores are downsizing their piles of pumpkins to make way for cranberry and turkey displays. Perhaps you bought a pumpkin or two to deck your place out for fall. Maybe you even carved something spooky into it for Halloween. Once you're done decorating with them, don't … Continue reading Focus on Food: Pumpkin

Cooking as a Self-Care Practice

I was not the kid my mom would have pegged as the one who'd enjoy cooking. I hated touching raw meat. I had zero patience for the exactitude or step-by-step process required by most recipes and all baking. I even infamously nearly burned the house down trying to boil hot dogs once. (PSA: burner covers … Continue reading Cooking as a Self-Care Practice

Focus on Food: Purslane

Opting in to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), has had a huge impact on the way we eat in a number of ways. One of those ways is encouraging us to try new foods or familiar foods in new ways.  Kicking off our food posts on this blog, we're starting with a new-to-us vegetable that showed … Continue reading Focus on Food: Purslane

Why are habits hard to break?

Generally, around this time in January, I have a pretty clear idea of which of my new year's goals I'm likely to pull off and which I'm going to have to table.  In reflecting on that list this past week and thinking about the lists I've made in past years, I noticed a pattern: I'm … Continue reading Why are habits hard to break?

Advice on Eating for Training or Weight-loss

I'll start this post out with a disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist or even a really good role model when it comes to food. In fact, I probably have no business presuming to write about it. But as with running and cycling, I've done a good bit of eating (and eating while training) and I've … Continue reading Advice on Eating for Training or Weight-loss