Category Archives: Lifestyle

Indiana Farmer’s Market : Plymouth and Valparaiso #NWIndiana

As an avid #EatLocal advocate, I love attending a summertime farmer’s market to support local growers and artisans. For me, it’s quite exciting to see how the products and food items change availability as the season moves along. One minute you are fighting for asparagus and the next you are comparing heirloom tomato prices. Personally,…

Meet Your #Foodiechats Ambassadors!

What Is #Foodiechats? #Foodiechats is a worldwide online and live social foodie community. “Where The Foodie Community Chats Together.” The #Foodiechats Community consists of Foodies, Social Media Influencers, Chefs, Home Cooks, Bloggers, Brands, Restaurants, and Social Foodies! #Foodiechats is the perfect community for all food fans to connect with each other. The highlight of #Foodiechats…

Help Stamp Out Hunger in 2014 #2014FoodDrive

This Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers will be holding it’s 22nd Stamp Out Hunger food drive. In 2013, nationally, the food drives collected 74.4 million pounds of food, directly helping their local communities. “Too many people in this country are still going hungry every day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “As…

Mango For Tomorrow

4 February 2008 I’m not much of a journaler, but on our vacations I always make it a point to rise early, before everyone else, sit on the balcony and write about the past day. These quiet moments of listening to the ocean waves, calmly rolling onto the rough sandy shores, are amongst my favorite times…

Fanatic About Food Swaps

Have you ever heard of food swapping? Yes, bartering for food goes back gazillions of years to when the dinosaurs traded berries for eggs. However, in recent years, food swap events have popped up all over the nation and world. Basically, they are gatherings where people bring food and trade for food made by others….

Food Travelist Featured Member: ME!

Food Travelist is a media and social network that connects food travelers around the world and introduces them to awesome brands and destinations. Their mission is to bring people of different cultures together using food as the common language. Members share stories, recipes, photos and tips while marketers advertise and add content to their online network…

Remember When We Were Poor?

While you are probably here expecting some wonderful recipe for Christmas cookies or mouth watering photos of holiday feasts…today, I have a different story to tell. A story we re-live each and every year…a story that always begins with, “Remember when we were poor?” and ends with, “Look how far we’ve come.” A story that annually…

This One Time, We Drove 3 Hours to a Food Swap. #IndyFoodSwap

True story, dude. We did. We drove THREE FREAKIN’ HOURS to swap food…and it was totally worth it. Take a look at this venue. It’s City Market in downtown Indianapolis. Wouldn’t YOU drive three hours to swap gourmet home made food with 40 other strangers? Don’t you shake your head; it’s a fabulous time! In…

Bienvenido a Miami: Taste of Pritikin Recipe Challenge

Remember that little post I did about quinoa? Well my friends, that recipe, along with votes from you, just won me a trip (for two) to the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa’s “Taste of Pritikin” in Miami later this month! WAH-HOOEY!! While I’m there, I’ll be participating in a cook-off against Holly, from My Plant…

Takin’ It To The Road…Or Air: Seattle Style #Foodiechats

Yo, yo, yo…exciting news!! Food (Just Sayin’) is hitting the road…I mean the air…straight to Seattle, Washington! From the 21st (tomorrow) to Friday, the 23rd, I’ll be live sharing all of the foodie fun hotspots I encounter, West Coast style. Most importantly, I’ll be live covering the FIRST EVER Thursday night #Foodiechats on Twitter! On the…