Eat Romania: 7 Reasons to Visit Bucharest When I told my friends I was going to Bucharest, Romania for a week they looked at me with blank stares and asked, “why?” No one knows about Romania and that is the best part. If you are looking for your next adventure I would recommend exploring Bucharest. It […]

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I have great memories from high school in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico involving my girlfriends, birthdays and carrot cake. I started baking Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for one of my best friends birthday’s and then it turned into a regular thing.  I love to bake and I have finally healthified the recipe to the Savvy & […]

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Here is the link to the segment on CBS Virginia This Morning. The thing I like about these live TV segments is the learning experience. Plan for things to not go perfectly 🙂 Basically, don’t do what I did and plop all the cornmeal into cold water. Slowly whisk it into boiling water. And the […]

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  Eat Trieste: Top 4 Gelato Shops Since living here in Trieste it has been a personal goal to eat gelato everyday. A small cup with two flavors is how I roll. Depending on the shop a small can run you from 1.30 to 2.20 euros (2014). You can taste the care and quality in the […]

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I have been busy with final exams here in Italy so I haven’t posted in a while. They are really crazy oral exams and if you don’t know the answer to a question you are asked you fail so I have been studying and mentally preparing myself. So anyway, I took a nutrition course from […]

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Why Strength Training? It takes a consistent mix of eating healthy and the right exercise to get a toned body. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of strength training. Cardio alone is just not effective for fat loss. When you have more muscle, you have a higher metabolism and this is crucial for weight-loss. It […]

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There is a vegan version with quinoa and mushrooms as well as a meat version with chicken breast. This is a super versatile recipe so feel free to make it your own! This is one of my go to recipes when I am looking for a meatless option for like a #meatlessmonday meal. I marinate the […]

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1. Change the way you shop. Seek out stores that allow you to buy in bulk. What I mean is where you can buy only what you need. I like to go to Kroger, Ellwood Thompson’s and Whole Foods for their bulk section where I buy my seeds, grains, nuts, dried fruit, spices, loose tea, […]

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I found out that catnip is 10 times stronger than DEET a chemical bug repellent whose chemical name is, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. Chemicals can cause harm at low levels and I would rather not put that on my skin. The one you buy in the store is usually 100% DEET which is a bad idea. Lower doses are […]

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This tahini balsamic dressing will make those who say they don’t like salad ask for seconds. I love it since I don’t add oil to it since the tahini provides the mouth coating richness. I have made this recipe without tahini with success. I used about 1/3 cup of toasted sesame seeds and buzzed them […]

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