Monthly Archives: July 2009

Restaurant Week in DC

It’s that time again.  Restaurant week will be August 24-30th.  A long list of participating restaurants is provided after the jump. Advertisements

What if Organic Food Isn’t Healthier

CNN just published an article stating that a British study found organic food to be no healthier than conventional food. Organic food is no healthier or more nutritious than regular food. But it is more expensive. That’s according to a study commissioned by the British government and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. […]

National Cheesecake Day

Free Cupcakes at Red Velvet

When: Friday, July 31st from noon until closing Where: Red Velvet Cupcakery at their DuPont Location (2029 P Street) What: free mini red velvet cupcakes (YUM) I hope the minis are as tasty as the regulars.  Let me know what you think of them.

Oatmeal On The Go

When it gets warm outside, I start making oatmeal muffins.  They’re portable, healthy, and delicious.  A great way to have breakfast on the go AND oatmeal when it’s too hot to sit in front of a steaming bowl.


While living in California, I totally fell in love with carnitas.  What is carnitas you ask??? Well it’s well seasoned and chopped (or shredded) pork used to make tacos.  I’d head to Taqueria San Jose, order a plate of carnitas tacos and a horchata.  Top it all off with a spicy mango lollipop.  Since being […]

Green Smoothie

Milk: “Tastes like grass clippings.” I tried the green smoothie this morning. Lettuce, parsley, cilantro, water, lemon, apple, and pear The texture was fine, the taste was not. I added a peach and half a banana. My mouth still says no. So now I’ve added 1 cup of apple juice.  I’ll try to sip on […]

Pico de Gallo

I made my pico de gallo through trial and error so please, use this recipe loosely to find a combination that you love.

Green Smoothie

Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder discussed cleanses and detoxes on GMA in mid-July.  She poo-poohed the Master Cleanse (hot lemonade) as well as some other popular cleansing diets. Instead, she recommends replacement of one daily meal the with a green smoothie.  The smoothie is a blend of fruits, veggies, and herbs, whose alkalinity will detox the body […]

Free Mocha Mondays

Free hot or iced mocha at McDonald’s from 7AM to 7PM, every Monday until August 3rd.