Email from a Reader: Running vs Walking and Feeling Constantly Hungry

“Andie, First off, I want to thank you for such a beautiful blog you have created.  It truly is one of the most inspiring, honest, thoughtful pieces for work I have ever read.  Thank you for taking the time to put so much thought and meaning behind each and every post.  It shows every time.  …

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 8


Read parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7… Cheese Favorites are always of the strong, pungent variety: Extra sharp Vermont cheddar- especially on meatloaf, crumbles of blue with anything and everything Buffalo Chicken, goat, parmesan, and gorgonzola. I do not often add cheese to foods where I fear the flavor will get lost- in…

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An email from a reader: Part 3

read part 1, read part 2 “Andie, …[tremendous kindness and day-brightening]… …I am striving to lose as close to 10 pounds as I can (in the healthiest way possible) before I  study abroad in Italy next semester (Florence to be exact). I was wondering if you would be able to give me some guidance on…

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How to Make a Delicious 400 Calorie Salad


So, salad. I eat it everyday. And honest to goodness, honest to my pug’s delicate, delicatelady ears, I adore it always. I’m often asked, by kindly strangers who notice me with a party-sized bowl of salad at lunchtime, how I find new ways to make it day in and day out. ‘How do you keep…

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The Best 300 Calorie Oatmeal You’ll Ever Have


Trust me when I say that as a food writer, as someone who recently signed a contract to pen two books with Clarkson Potter, and someone who’ll have her cake, eat it, and then eat yours, a post about whipped and buttery rolled oats was the last thing I thought this blog would see. But….

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An email from a reader: Part 2

“Hi Andie! First and foremost I must tell you congratulations on your journey! I discovered your blog tonight and I have read every page of it. You are such an amazingly well rounded person and I plan on continuing to follow you! I just recently started trying to live a healthier lifestyle and would just…

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Delicious Holiday Desserts to Give as Gifts


Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies c-h-e-w-y. Browned butter meets caramel. Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies My mother has made this rich recipe for at least 26 years so you’ll likely understand that I am 3/4 Irish and 1/4 fudge. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake with Milk Chocolate Sauce Cheesecake came to mind. And then a roasted peanut…

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