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Kara L.

Boston, Massachusetts
I am passionate about food, health, and wellness. I believe that 'we are what we eat,' therefore we need to nourish our bodies with wholesome, healthy foods to become healthy, wholesome beings! With a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Boston University in May 2009, I have the basic... Full Bio
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Welch’s 100% Fruit Juice Giveaway! by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In the summer, summer, summertime, I especially enjoy breaking out of my plain ol’ water for hydration rut and shaking things up a bit (sometimes quite literally in fac ... Read on »
Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you ever had one of those recipes that makes you stop dead in your tracks and ask yourself “how have I been missing out on this my whole life?” I had one of those mo ... Read on »
Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This week, I found myself at the farmer’s market, not once, but twice! Like, in the matter of two days. I seriously can’t help myself though. If you’ve ever been to a f ... Read on »
Thai Farm Cooking School and Recipe for Papaya Salad by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking While in Chiang Mai (northern Thailand), I had the pleasure of taking a Thai cooking class at Thai Farm Cooking School . Definitely one of the highlights of the trip! T ... Read on »
Truffle Mushroom Eggs Benedict {Recipe Redux} by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking {Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was no ... Read on »
Thailand Eats by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This picture pretty much sums up my excitement about the food in Thailand. It’s been a while since my trip to Thailand but I’m reminded of the smells ( ... Read on »
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Smoothie by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m all about healthy foods with dessert names. Apple Pie Oatmeal , Chocolate Cherry Frosty , Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Smoothie. It makes healthy sound sexy. And let’ ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Masala Chai Tea Scones with Vanilla Glaze by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hi, I’m Kara, and I’m a tea-aholic. The majority of people I know have their morning ritual that involves brewing a fresh cup of coffee or espresso, or heading to t ... Read on »
Spring Recipe: Peppery Pasta with Asparagus & Fava (cacio e pepe) by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cacio e pepe. Kara, you know I don’t speak Italian. English, please. Those were my words exactly when I first saw cacio e pepe on a menu at a cute little Italia ... Read on »
Garlic & Herb Parmesan Fish Sticks with Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Disclosure: I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. ... Read on »
Arugula & Caramelized Fennel Salad with Toasted Breadcrumbs by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Disclosure: I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By ... Read on »
What I Ate on Wednesday – Registered Dietitian Edition by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was tagged by the lovely dietitian, Kate Scarlata , to participate in a fun post about what I ate last Wednesday. Kate is an expert in digestive health, IBS and FODMAPS ... Read on »
Healthy Cooking 101 with Stop & Shop Recipe and Giveaway! {Sponsored Post} by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Stop and Shop. I was not compensated by Stop and Shop for this post but I did receive a swag bag and a $25 gift card to the su ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This month, the Recipe Redux challenged us to reflect on a piece of treasured cookware, passed down to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives. Considering my ha ... Read on »
Tropical Green Smoothie by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You can call me fashionably late to the green smoothie party that started a couple year’s back. I’ll take it. It’s one of those parties that you can join as late as you ... Read on »
Spring Eating: Toasted Barley Salad With Fava & Fennel by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With spring officially upon us (and finally in the air), I think about the term “spring cleaning” in reference to our diets – purging our cabinets of processed foods and r ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Buffalo Chickpea Quinoa Burgers with “Blue Cheese” Dressing by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking St. Patty’s Day comes and goes quickly, but the Recipe Redux is celebrating the “patty” all month long. This month’s challenge was to create a healthy burger or patty of ... Read on »
Irish Lentil Guinness Stew by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The luck o’ the Irish will surely be with you this St. Patrick’s Day as you put a healthy twist on the classic beef stew by substituting lentils for beef. This stew is ... Read on »
Cambodia Cuisine by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If I could only eat one thing for the rest of eternity, it might as well be crack peanuts. Let me rewind for second. When I was in Siem Reap, Cambodia, we toured th ... Read on »
Celebrating Four Years of Blogging by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m always amazed at how fast time seems to move. I had this assumption that time would magically slow down once I left my full-time job. Boy, I was I sorely mis ... Read on »