Cranberry Vinaigrette with Turkey and Goat Cheese Salad

Leftover turkey is one of the many joys of Thanksgiving. Although a second, and even third round of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy is hard to resist, there are healthier ways to use your remaining turkey. Warm stews and casseroles are a seasonal and delicious way to reinvent a Thanksgiving turkey, but salad can be…

Leftover Pie

This might just be the best thing about Thanksgiving: I tried out a new recipe for Maple Pecan Cranberry Pie yesterday- amazing! Look for the recipe soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone is excited for an amazing meal! This morning we woke up to this: Yesterday afternoon and last night we got a foot of fresh new snow! What a perfect kick-off for the holidays, and of course the ski season! Yesterday I came down with some sort of stomach bug- perhaps my…

Celebrating a Marathon in France

Few things feel better than crossing the finish line after running 26.2, but recharging with delicious Lyonnaise cuisine might be one of them. Running through the Beaujolais region was spectacular. We passed several Chateaux, and even ran through a few. I knew ahead of time that there would be wine tastings along the course, but…

Goodbye Leipzig

After several chaotic days spent packing up my apartment, getting ready to leave work, and saying goodbye to friends, I am finally en route to Lyon. The last two weeks have felt incredibly rushed (who agrees to give a talk two days before moving continents??), and the fact that I’m leaving didn’t really sink in…

Thanksgiving Ideas, and my BEST EVER pie crust!

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! Planning my Thanksgiving spread is one of my favorite pass-times this time of year. For the last several years I have spent Thanksgiving away from home, often abroad. That hasn’t stopped me from cooking some truly delicious feasts, and amassing a list of favorite…

Soft Fried Eggs with Avocado Coated Zucchini

Perfectly cooked eggs atop fresh sauteed zucchini and grape tomatoes coated in an avocado lemon sauce…this is the perfect dish for a healthy brunch. Brunch is often my favorite meal of the week. My husband and I try to go out for brunch or prepare our own at least one day each weekend, and I…

The Traveling Taper

Most marathon training plans and advice articles emphasize the importance of the taper. During the three weeks following your longest run, you typically decrease mileage and focus on rest and recovery. In many ways, the taper is the hardest part of training, because without weekly REALLY LONG RUNS, you forget how strong and fit you…

Chocolate in Budapest

I have been in Budapest on a mini vacation for the last few days, and am blown away by the dining scene. We have had some truly amazing meals (and thankfully have been running and walking around enough to really enjoy them), fantastic coffee, and this morning discovered the most amazing chocolate shop near our…