The Advantage of Being a Food Snob

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | December 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: easy recipes, food, food ethics, healthy food, healthy habits, healthy recipes, healthy-eating, holiday, holiday dinner, holiday season, holiday stress, holiday weight gain, holidays, organic foods, recipe, recipes, slow-food

This time of year, people tend to go in one of two directions, eating-wise: Either they double down on their dedication to a healthy diet and forego every sugar cookie, candied pecan, and cheese plate they encounter—or they say some version of “screw it” and dive head first into the buttered mashed potatoes (or cookie platter).

Week 2: Learn to Love Food

Tanja Djelevic by Tanja Djelevic | February 27th, 2012 | 12 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: 10-week program, bikini body, confidence, diet, eating, energy, energy levels, food, food diary, food journal, food journaling, fork method, health, healthy, healthy-eating, learn to love food, metabolism, motivation, nutrition, personal trainer, processed food, self confidence, slow-food, spring training, week 2, week two, weeks, well-being, wellness, Whole Foods

Happy woman with fruits and veggiesDiet. I shiver just hearing the word. Don’t you? How many have you tried? Most importantly, how many have failed you?

Food is always a part of our life experience. In my home country of Sweden, we socialize a lot around food. In the world of fitness, proper nutrition is vital for making progress and increasing energy levels. As a child, food is a necessity for growth and development, and as we get older, we become more aware of our diet’s impact on our longevity. So why then do we get lost in the middle?

Tulip Time in the Skagit Valley

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | April 6th, 2010 | 8 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living, Healthy Eating | tags: agritourism, buy local, Eco Travel, eco-tourism, farmers market, flowers, local foods, local produce, locavore, Skagit Valley, slow-food, tulips

Photo by Wendy Worrall Redal

Is there anything that says “spring” more effusively than a tulip? As soon as colorful bunches start popping up in the grocery store in February, I quit thinking about wet snow, gray skies and winter’s lingering grip. However pretty a bright bouquet of cut blooms is, there’s nothing like surveying row upon rainbow-striped row of these spring floral icons in full, growing glory.

Slow Travel, Slow Food, Enjoy!

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | August 7th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Eco Travel | tags: Slow Travel, slow-food

Most people look to a vacation as an opportunity to relax, a respite from the speed, demands and familiarity of our daily lives.  Yet often, especially if we’re traveling to big cities or a broad destination such as Europe or Alaska, we end up driving too many miles, cramming our days too full, and ticking off a too-long checklist of “must sees.”  We come home needing a vacation from our vacation, struggling with a disconcerting feeling that we only glossed the surface of what we hoped to discover during our time away.

Savoring the Slow Life in Italy

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | July 3rd, 2008 | 4 Comments
topic: Eco Travel | tags: italy, slow-food, umbria

I’m writing from Pergolaccio, a 300-year-old stone farmhouse near the Umbrian hill town of Todi. Here in the center of Italy, it’s unusually verdant after a cold, wet spring. Today, though, the sun is out: warming the breeze, drying the dew, backlighting the rose petals on the arbor, dissolving the blanket of mist that fills the valley below. To the south, ruined castles and occasional villas perch on ridges, beige limestone blocks with red tile roofs, simple windows cut deeply into thick plaster walls.