4 Ways to Eat Less Fast Food

I’m all about helping you live a better life, and that most certainly includes eating better food.  Don’t get me wrong.  I eat junk, for sure.  But I try to limit the really bad junk so that I don’t feel like crap all the time.  My bod can’t handle loads and loads of pizza, beer and milkshakes like it used to, y’all.  So, here’s a piece I wrote that was originally published on Kind Kiddo.  I do all of these on a regular basis and just had to share with you guys.   Continue reading “4 Ways to Eat Less Fast Food”


Parents Getaway in Miami – Where to Stay & What to Eat

Fun, Exciting, Beautiful, Wild – these are all of the adjectives that popped into my head when I first considered a getaway with my husband, Ryan, to Miami.  I said, “We’re still young. Going to Miami now is a good idea.” That was my way of justifying the trip to him. To be quite frank, I hope I’m up for trips to Miami even when I’m not young anymore.  But, whatever.  I made my point. He agreed to go. We live close to our kids’ grandparents who are more than willing to watch them if we go somewhere.  It was happening.  I was ready to ‘party in the city where the heat is on’ as Will Smith had preached to me for the past 20 years.

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New Orleans, Table for Two

Thank god I love gumbo. I ate it 4 times in the 48 hour time period that my husband and I were in New Orleans celebrating our 13-year wedding anniversary. To say that gumbo is a pretty big deal in New Orleans would be an understatement. Actually, delicious food, in general, is a big deal in New Orleans… especially seafood. This is particularly good news for me, because I prefer seafood to mammal meat and poultry. I’ll have the fish.

If you read my recent blog post about our amazing hotel stay at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, you already know about the delicious bites we had there. And now I’m going to share with you the other culinary highlights from our first ever visit to The Big Easy. Continue reading “New Orleans, Table for Two”