Slices of Life: Adventures and Eats while Backpacking through Europe

Eleven days. Four countries. One backpack. One happy-go-lucky travel companion. I remember looking at my sister while waiting in line with our passports to board our plane to Iceland, we’re really doing this, aren’t we? Since both my sister and I graduated in the spring (her from undergrad and me from grad school), we decided this summer was the … Continue reading Slices of Life: Adventures and Eats while Backpacking through Europe

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Tasty Tips: 24 Foods that Prove Healthy Eating Can Be Affordable

One of the biggest barriers to eating healthy that I hear about is the belief that “healthy foods are expensive.” This myth needs to be debunked right now. While a box of organic quinoa may cost more than a loaf of Wonder bread, this is not always the case. In fact, some of the most versatile foods, … Continue reading Tasty Tips: 24 Foods that Prove Healthy Eating Can Be Affordable

Slices of Life: Lessons Learned While Eating My Way through Italy

Back when I was an undergrad, I took a course called Mediterranean Food and Culture. The course turned out to be one of my favorite courses at Syracuse University. We read about the research linking the Mediterranean Diet to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. We also learned about the food … Continue reading Slices of Life: Lessons Learned While Eating My Way through Italy

Recipe Roundup: 10 Hearty Winter Soups to Make in Less than an Hour

Snow. Wind. Frigid temperatures. Winters like these usually leave me craving a warm bowl of soup. It’s one of those comfort foods that never really gets old. The problem I have, though, is choosing what soup to eat.  Canned soup is always easy. Just crack open the can, pour it into a bowl, zap in … Continue reading Recipe Roundup: 10 Hearty Winter Soups to Make in Less than an Hour