Archive for August, 2010

August 31st, 2010 - 8:38 am § in Uncategorized

Tasty Tuesday 8/31

Last grilling day of the season edition It’s Labor Day Weekend, which means grilling season is almost over. So to make sure you get the most out of it, check out the non-red meat options to serve. Ratatouille Shrimp and Corn Salad (throw the shrimp and the corn on the grill to add extra mmmmm) [&h[...]

August 29th, 2010 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Socialize Your Diet

A few weeks ago, my friend Alan guest posted about using foursquare for exercise motivation.  What else in the world of social media can help us lose weight and be healthy? For years, people have been saying writing down what you eat will help you lose weight. But what if you broadcast it to the [&[...]

August 26th, 2010 - 4:29 pm § in obesity

Reinventing Your Food

Last week on Top Chef: DC the contestants were brought to the CIA and asked to disguise their dishes. While, I am still not sure how you could create a “cover” for French onion soup, it got me thinking. How can you reinvent your favorite foods so that they are healthier? So I took some […[...]

August 24th, 2010 - 8:30 am § in Uncategorized

Tasty Tuesday 8/24

Spicing up your lunch edition Egg-cellent Asparagus Salad Grilled Portobello Sandwich with Mozz and Red Pepper Fiesta Bowl Salad Combine 1/4 cup each canned black beans (rinsed and drained), chopped avocado, canned corn (drained), and chopped cherry tomatoes with the juice of 1/2 fresh lime and salt[...]

August 22nd, 2010 - 8:30 am § in Exercise, Running Through My Mind

Parallel Bars: Running vs. Online Communities

One of the things I love most about running is the camaraderie that so often emerges when people run together. Whether as strangers lining up for a race, as running buddies pushing through miles together, or as rivals, there’s an understanding between runners. As a runner, one often finds times wh[...]

August 17th, 2010 - 8:46 am § in Uncategorized

Tasty Tuesday (8/17)

Trying to stay on a budget and keeping your meals healthy and exciting can be pretty difficult. So in an effort to help, here are three tasty recipes and one of my own. Baby Spinach and Raspberry Salad Smothered Tempeh Sandwich Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas Edamame Corn Salad (Makes[...]

August 14th, 2010 - 11:33 am § in Exercise

A Nice Change From the Park

One of my favorite things about August in New York is when the city closes down Park Avenue. Summer Streets as they are so aptly named go from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd street. Along the route are free bike rentals, roller skates, work out classes from Crunch and other gyms and best of all….car [...]

August 13th, 2010 - 11:28 am § in Exercise

Using Foursquare for Exercising

Recently a good friend of mine decided to get healthy. Below is a little taste of a trick Alan Danzis is using to stay on track.  Thanks for contributing Alan! Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been on a health kick the last three to four months: lots of salads for lunch and dinner, going […][...]

August 8th, 2010 - 8:30 am § in Uncategorized

Squeeze in that Healthy Meal

I work a lot of long hours. This seriously cuts into not only my exercise time but my ability to put together healthy meals. What I end up eating is sometimes what crosses my path as I sprint from work to home. So to do better, I decided to follow a few guidelines. Watching What […][...]