Sheet Pan Dinners Make Weeknight Meals a Snap

When you are at a loss about what to make for your weeknight meal, throwing a few ingredients on a cookie sheet takes the stress away. With so many possible combinations, you are guaranteed a healthy, flavorful meal. Recently I made a roasted chicken sheet pan dinner with spicy cauliflower florets that went over really…

LCHF Snickerdoodles for the Win

So I’m not gonna lie–sticking to my ketogenic diet has been no small exercise in willpower. I have a pretty intense sweet tooth and a love of all baked goods, so not eating bread, pastries, and cookies has been the biggest challenge.  That being said, this weekend the sugar cravings hit me so hard that…

Stuffed Cabbage: Low Carb High Fat and 2017

I haven’t been writing a whole lot for myself lately, but in 2017 that is going to change. I’ve resolved to not only eat healthier, move more, but to also chronicle the whole process through photos and recipes.  To kick off the year, here is my recipe for a very low carb, high fat version…

Writing About Working Out

One of the more fantastic aspects of my job as the writer and editor of the DOGPOUND blog is that I have the opportunity to learn and write about fitness techniques and trends. I get to use my experience as a researcher to mine the internet, scholarly journals, and assorted literature for information about the…

Importance of BMR for Weight Management

My latest post for the Dogpound Blog was all about BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate. I wanted to address some of the ways BMR affects our overall metabolism and what we can do to increase that number. Read the orginal article below (or go straight to the Dogpound Blog to read it there): HERE AT THE…

Try Some of These Recipes for Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Having a barbecue this Memorial Day? At a loss for what to cook for your friends and family? Don’t worry, because this unforgettable list for eHow.com has got you covered with some fantastic dishes that will not only taste delicious, but will have everyone you know clamoring for the recipe.

Fitness Goes Beyond Weightloss

As the lead content writer for the Dogpound, an amazing up-and-coming gym in New York City, I have found myself in the unique position of studying and researching subjects about which I previously had only a superficial knowledge. Fitness, health, and nutrition are so important. I can honestly say that I’ve learned an incredible amount, not only…

Chocolate Chia Pudding–for Breakfast!

A new post just hit the Dogpound blog! Chocolate chia pudding. Vegan, packed full of nutrients and healthy goodies and, of course, CHOCOLATE. The perfect quick and easy breakfast treat. Make the night before and let set in the fridge. Perfect before a workout to provide a boost of energy, or even just because we…

Vegetarian Mujadara with a Fried Egg

Who wouldn’t want to fill up on a warm, comforting bowl of rice and lentils? Nothing hits the spot on a cold day like cozy and somewhat spicy food. This recipe was adapted from several I have seen, although my favorite was posted on The Kitchn (perhaps my favorite website dedicated to all things cooking)….

Focused on Fitness

“Don’t Let Snow Days Become Slow Days” fitness article published with Downtown Magazine NYC

Wild Mushroom and Champagne Tart

This recipe makes a great holiday appetizer, or vegetarian main course. Just substitute vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You can use either fresh or dried mushrooms, homemade or store bought puff pastry, goat cheese or your favorite strong flavored cheese, champagne or white wine–the recipe is very adaptable. Recipe: Assorted mushrooms (I used a…