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The Science Behind Superfoods: Blueberries

During Episode 2.10 of the Online Warriors podcast, we briefly discussed our feelings about some of the most popular superfoods like blueberries and kale. That conversation led me to do a bit of research on why such foods are considered “super.” I dug into some of the benefits behind blueberries specifically, and I’d like to share my findings on this blog… but first, beware. I’ve … Continue reading The Science Behind Superfoods: Blueberries

Recipe Review: HelloFresh Buttered-Up Steak

What’s up nerds! It’s been a while, but I’m back! This time around, with all of the side projects that I have going on (like the fantastic podcast Online Warriors), I’m not going to make any schedules or set myself up to fail. However, I’m hoping I can get a variety of articles and content up whenever I have some free time. Recently, in my … Continue reading Recipe Review: HelloFresh Buttered-Up Steak

The Importance of Hydration

A very good friend of mine recently went to the emergency room due to severe dehydration. His weekend was chock-full of activity – intense gym workouts, social drinks with friends, and lots of coffee (a diuretic) – but he wasn’t keeping up his water intake. This led to a few syncope (fainting) episodes that resembled mini-seizures followed by a morning of tests and IV fluids … Continue reading The Importance of Hydration

Confession of a Failed Vegan

Last Christmas, a friend of mine who knew I was on a journey to improve my health gifted me a copy of “How Not to Die.” The book is a widely renowned study into nutrition and – not to oversimplify the nature of the work – presents numerous studies and evidence that a vegan lifestyle can help to ward off disease. I fully embraced the … Continue reading Confession of a Failed Vegan

Sweet Spiced Pork Kebabs

One of the troubling things that I have been dealing with lately is digestive issues. While we’re attempting to figure out what’s causing my problems, I’ve been doing some research on natural solutions that could help rightsize my gut. I stumbled across the Low FODMAP diet. FODMAPS are carbohydrates that the small intestine has trouble digesting and, apparently, restricting their consumption can help improve digestive … Continue reading Sweet Spiced Pork Kebabs

Meal Talk Monday: Ashley’s Black Bean Brownies

I’m a huge sucker for desserts, especially those of the chocolatey variety. Brownies are actually one of my favorite desserts and it’s been a killer trying to cut them out of my diet in my attempts to improve my eating habits. Luckily, one of my friends sent me this amazing brownie recipe that is both vegan and a little bit healthier! Ashley has taste tested … Continue reading Meal Talk Monday: Ashley’s Black Bean Brownies

Eating Healthy at the Fair

One of my favorite parts about the summer is going to my local fair. As someone somewhat far removed from the rural areas of America, I find it pretty neat to see farm animals face-to-face and learn about local agriculture. But let’s face it – that’s not all there is to see. I always drop some money playing carnival games, maybe check out a few rides, and indulge … Continue reading Eating Healthy at the Fair

Meal-Talk Monday: Fast Food Fixin’s

One of the major themes of my Meal-Talk Monday posts has been keeping my meals light, quick, and easy. Now, don’t get me wrong. Some of the best and healthiest meals take a lot of prep work – and they’re well worth the effort. But especially during the summer, I’m busier than ever and I simply don’t have the time to invest in cooking. Sometimes, I … Continue reading Meal-Talk Monday: Fast Food Fixin’s

Meal-Talk Monday: Sweet and Savory Kale Salad

I love salad. Salad is filling, quick to throw together, super healthy, and delicious. In the wake of the latest romaine recall, though, I had to shake up my salad status quo. I experimented with a few different variants of salads, and my self-named Sweet and Savory Kale Salad was one of my favorites. Even though romaine lettuce is now safe to eat again, this … Continue reading Meal-Talk Monday: Sweet and Savory Kale Salad

Meal-Talk Monday: Peanut Pad Thai

I am a huge fan of quick and easy dinners.  I also like to eat vegan when possible – I’m not a full vegan, but after reading a lot of different studies (which I’ll undoubtedly touch on at some point in this blog’s lifetime) I’ve been trying to cut back on some of my meat and animal-product intake. This recipe checks all of my boxes.  … Continue reading Meal-Talk Monday: Peanut Pad Thai