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Waffle grilled cheese — the cure for exhaustion

The J-pillow. The four extra pillows on my King-sized hotel room bed Tuesday night in Staunton (“Welcome, you’ve been chosen as our guest of the day. Here’s a Vitamin Water and keys to your upgraded King suite.”) Coffee. These little joys of the past week have gotten me through — but just barely.  I’m tired. Again. Third … Continue reading

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Green Festival DC — discounted tickets!

There will be a Tesla, free yoga, performances by Step Afrika and access to (and samples of) some of the best green products on the market (read: a purse full of Lara and Clif bars). The Green Festival is returning to D.C. for its 10th year on May 31 and June 1! The festival will fill a wing of … Continue reading

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Ramps + Morels + Asparagus = Spring Risotto

I was beginning to have farmers market withdrawal. We had three super busy weekends, two of them out of town, keeping me away from the Saturday markets that are now my best option. And I knew that some of my spring favorites were beginning to appear en masse. I needed to replenish some herbs that … Continue reading

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A celebrity dietician’s take on D.C.’s food scene

Ashley Koff is about as famous as a dietician gets. She coined the now widely used phrase “qualitarian” to describe a diet focused on the best of what’s available rather than strict adherence to a set of food rules (although she adheres to a somewhat pescetarian regimen herself). She publishes on her website a popular AKA … Continue reading

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Attending a Passover Seder

As a journalism student at the University of Oklahoma, I was once assigned as homework what would become one of my favorite pastimes later in life: go participate in a cultural or religious ceremony that is outside your realm of experience. For the assignment, I attended my suite mate’s African American Southern Baptist church. It felt … Continue reading

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Fish, food rules & pregnancy

Last week, I had the pleasure of hanging out at this super innovative fish farm and research facility for a half-day. Well, it would have been more of a pleasure had it not smelled like fish… and had I not been four months pregnant. But I’ve gotten really good at not breathing through my nose these days, so … Continue reading

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Food Innovator Awards

It’s been a crazy week, the sort of week that makes a pregnant woman need to sleep for a week to recover. But I wouldn’t trade one minute of it (OK, I would totally trade the minutes spent scrubbing the bathtub in the house we moved out of, but I digress). We moved from the … Continue reading

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Sipping chocolate & chocolate chili ~ Cocoa Bella

Last night we actually watched the Oscars. The whole thing. Until midnight. That was mostly because my husband knew he had a snow day in the bag for today, and I needed something for my eyeballs to do while I packed up the house. (Yes, we are moving this coming weekend to a different house … Continue reading

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Why Food Has Been Gross for 3 Months

It’s been a rough three months. Or should I say 12 weeks? First there was the this-isn’t-so-bad stage. Then there was the I-can’t-get-out-of-bed stage. Quickly followed by the chocolate-milk-and-cereal stage (though not together). Then there were salt and vinegar chips (I’m still in that one) and the enduring chicken-is-gross period. (Unless it’s chicken salad or … Continue reading

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Olympic Pot Roast — because this winter may never end

The winter Olympics are in full swing, which means there is no time to cook. No point in trying, really. We’ve got the whole shebang — figure skating, cross-country skiing (my new favorite), snowboarding, you name it — filling up our DVR, waiting for us every night. Although I can fast forward through commercials, I tend … Continue reading

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