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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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Super Bowl Sriracha Popcorn by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Super Bowl weekend is officially upon us. That means it’s time to snack up. You know, stock up on snacks…snack up? Anyone?! Well, if you’re in a pinch for a quick a ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Brussels Sprout and Walnut Pizza with Whole Wheat Flax Crust by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking ‘Tis the season. For a pizza party. The countdown for Super Bowl Sunday has begun and surely we all need some delicious and nutritious pizza recipes on hand ... Read on »
Top Ten Things I Learned in Thailand (& Cambodia) by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking How do I even begin to summarize 2.5 weeks in Thailand and Cambodia? Even if I could, it would surely surpass the appropriate word count for a blog post by miles. Hence ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Wild Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Granita {Sponsored Post} by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated ... Read on »
Thailand-Inspired New Years Themes by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 2013 has been nothing short of surprising. Recently, I lost my job. And for a historically type-A-control-freak-planner-extrordinnaire, this normally would have caused ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Holiday Cranberry Orange Granola by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m not usually one to prematurely get into the holiday spirit. I’m the gal shaking her head in disbelief when stores are eager to hang holiday decorations the morning ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: No Cook Banana Split Cake by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I can’t believe we’re already well into September! I’ve been saying my final goodbyes to peaches and tomatoes and am anxiously awaiting my formal introduction to apples an ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Mason Jar Blueberry Peach and Basil Crisp by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Mason jars are everywhere and my theory is that everything tastes better out of a mason jar. They’re just so nifty and thrifty! I’ve been known to throw flowers in them ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Pudding by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This month we’re getting crunchy. That’s right – for the month of June, us Recipe Reduxers loaded up on seeds to bump up the flavor and nutrition of a v ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Mini smoked salmon frittatas by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking April Showers bring May….showers.  Not talking that wet weather we all so desperately wish away during the month of April but talking about the kind of showers that ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Ratatouille by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, this month’s recipe redux theme is “Oscars in the Kitchen.” We were asked to re-create a recipe from our favorite food scene or ... Read on »
Chocolate Chip Snowed In Cookies by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If your backyard ever looks something like this…and your car is one of the three buried oh-way-back-there… What can you do? The answer…not a whole lot. But, ... Read on »
Shots with my new DSLR by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Gotta give Santa a shout out for my new DSLR camera and the food shots that follow. I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. When I first got the camera, I only shot a ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Mushroom Farro Risotto by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With a new year comes new food trend predictions. This month’s recipe redux challenged us to take our favorite 2013 food trend and add it to a pot. What better time tha ... Read on »
A Trip Across the Pond by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Even if it was a couple months ago, it feels like just yesterday I was strolling along the cobblestone in foggy London town. There for only a few sh ... Read on »
Recipe ReDux: Immersion blender & White bean, rosemary and kale soup by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With just four days until Christmas, this Recipe ReDux we’re talking kitchen gadgets for some gift-giving inspiration. One of my favorite kitchen gadgets, especially th ... Read on »
Recipe Redux: Vintage Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This month’s Recipe Redux theme couldn’t be any more timely given that Thanksgiving is…tomorrow! We were challenged to share the story of our favorite v ... Read on »
Aussie Eats by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saving my best Australia post for last. The FOOD post! I definitely ate my way through Sydney and Melbourne and spent a good chunk of each day on Urbanspoon to map out ... Read on »
Taronga Zoo, Sydney by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Even though my trip to Sydney now feels like it was forever and a day ago, I’m still reminiscing.  One of the highlights of my trip to Sydney was the Taronga Zoo . ... Read on »
Sights of Sydney by Kara L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking First, let me preface by giving my sincere apologies for not posting in a month. But if ever there was a good excuse NOT to blog, I believe I have one. A little over a wee ... Read on »