pumped up pizza.

I have long resisted using protein powder regularly because it always conjured up images of hulking bodybuilders, with bulging biceps and tree trunk thighs, in muscle tees and spandex, possibly wearing a terry sweatband.  I’m a child of the 80’s, what can I say? Today’s protein powders are a bit more refined and high quality than […]

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turning up the heat.

How often do you work up a sweat? Did you say “every damn day”?  Well then – you’re ahead of the game.  If your answer was more like “I’m not sure”, then read on. One of the lines of the Lululemon mantra includes sweating daily.  In theory, this sounds amazing – exercising and sweating also helps […]

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game day eats: hot “wings”

Ever get a hankering for bar food?  Oh man, I do.  When I was single and living in the middle of San Francisco, one of my favorite bars had the best bar menu, from tater tot nachos to fried chicken and waffles.  My friends and I used to meet up here for happy hour or post-dinner […]

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for your listening pleasure.

Last summer, my 2001 Toyota RAV4 took a hit when I was driving home on a stretch of the 101 that often slows down or comes to a complete standstill with traffic.  I stopped, the truck behind me did not, and he barreled into the back of my car. Luckily, I wasn’t badly hurt, but my car […]

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life changing crackers {gluten-free, paleo}

The amazing woman who owns the Pilates studio where I teach is a nutritionist and expert in cooking for people with numerous dietary restrictions.  I’ve been fortunate enough to get some of her advice for baking gluten-free and paleo, like which almond flour to buy and where to look for a crowd-pleasing paleo chocolate chip […]

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winding down 2016.

  December flew by in the wink of an eye, and it’s the last day of what’s been an emotionally and mentally exhausting year for many people, myself included.  I still have a stack of books waiting to be read, corners to be dusted, groceries to be bought, and three deadlines to face on Monday […]

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review: davids toothpaste

My friend and I attended the Green Festival in San Francisco in November and met the founder of Davids toothpaste, Eric David Buss.  I am a sucker for packaging, and the clean, mint-colored boxes of toothpaste already caught my eye.  After speaking with him about his product, he also gave me a sample to try […]

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six favorite skin products for fall/winter

Whenever the weather changes (particularly from summer to fall), I have to switch up my skincare routine from my usual “cleanse, tone, moisturize” to a few more steps.  Cold weather tends to strip all the moisture out of my face (particularly around my mouth) – and it’s not even that cold here in Northern California!   […]

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