Posts Written OnApril 2016

Can You Drink Camel Milk?

  Back in 2010, I was perusing the Twitterverse (in between real conversations with fellow Tweeps — remember those days?) and stumbled across a link to an article touting the next variety of mammal milk that’s being grossly underused, yet would be amazingly beneficial health-wise. Human milk, you’re thinking? Nope. That’s SOOOO 2008’s news buzz. Remember when the PETA folks tried to get Ben & Jerry’s to use human milk in their ice cream? (It was kind of a joke meant to prove their point about the absurdity of believing it’s okay to drink and use another mammal’s milk, while being squeamish about consuming human milk—though…

  I can tell you the exact day I received and activated my first Fitbit® — Sunday, December 25, 2011 — because it basically changed my life. Up until that point I had no clue what my level of activity was throughout the day. I assumed I was Wonder Woman. I was so incredibly wrong. Fitbit taught me that. Fitbit also taught me that I probably should’ve taken up a career that didn’t involve spending 10 to 12 hours a day sitting in front of a computer. Because sitting in front of a computer brings no Fitbit wearer joy. Only despair. I’ve had…

4 Riveting True Crime Podcasts You Can't Miss!!!

  There’s something about the darker side of life that really fascinates me. Be it a creepy historical tale, a discussion about serial killers, cold case investigations or unsolved mysteries, I’m hooked — I find the stories riveting. It’s true. I’m a closet true crime podcast junkie. And while I’ve mostly harbored these interests to myself, I’ve recently discovered a whole slew of people who also find themselves fascinated by an eerier side of life. If you’re one of the those folks (it’s okay; you’re not alone!), I’ve got a fun round-up of true crime podcasts you’ll want to dig into… 4 Riveting True…

  When it comes to being traditionally organized, I have to admit, I am an epic failure. But, it’s not for lack of effort. I try. Like real talk. I have a lot on my plate, I crave streamlining in my life. I download apps and I buy calendars. I buy bins and stackable crates. I’ve even invested in time with a professional to guide me towards the path of organized righteousness. All in vain as I remain perpetually discombobulated, consistently disorderly, and dramatically unorganized. In the traditional sense. Because, when you break it on down, there’s a method to…

Cheesecake: the one and only creamy and delicious recipe you'll need!

  I still pine for the old days of Food Network when there were more tutorial-style cooking shows than reality TV and competitions, even in their prime-time lineup. Cooking Channel has filled that void to a degree, but even it has turned the tide somewhat from chef-led, first person cooking shows to competitive programming. In the old days of Food Network, Tyler Florence was one of my favorites. I loved Tyler’s Ultimate (2003-2010) and — going waaaayyyy back — Food 911 (2001-2006). He’s really likable, and his simple way of cooking good food makes you want to try all his recipes. And,…