Chilly = Chili

As the days grow short, some faces grow long.  But not mine.  Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy.  It’s time to start making soup again.  ~Leslie Newman When I arrived home from NY Saturday night I was expecting warm-ish DC weather, but the city had other … Continue reading


Nutrilicious (adj) – 1.  Something that is both delicious and nutritious This Thanksgiving I decided to whip up a couple of healthy sides for our holiday dinner! On the menu, Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Quinoa and a revamped version of Pumpkin Cornbread. I started with the Pumpkin Corn Bread, which Danielle and I had made at … Continue reading

Healthy Thanksgiving Eats

Thanksgiving is easily one of my favorite times of the year. I love heading home, seeing old friends and family, relaxing, and of course eating holiday food! To me holidays are about spending time with family and enjoying food in a healthy way.  Follow these simple tips for a delicious and fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner.  Eat Normally Throughout the … Continue reading

Allie in CT

You don’t have to live forever. You just have to live- Tuck Everlasting This week marked the first annual Allison in Connecticut Adventure! My friend Katie’s mom is a biology teacher at Connecticut College, and asked me to guest speak for her Freshman Seminar class. I jumped at the opportunity and spent the last few days … Continue reading

Gone Hiking

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink… ~Epicurus My ideal Sundays are those when I wake up and bake, with my favorite Pandora tunes playing in the background. Yesterday was the perfect day for this, so I picked a recipe from my favorite, fANNEtastic … Continue reading


“The perfect meal is the meal you need right now.” – Anthony Bourdain What a fun, crazy and memorable week I just had! This weekend was the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) held by the American Dietetic Association. This year 10,000 dietitians made their way to the fabulous city of Boston for … Continue reading


Greetings from Boston! This weekend I’m in this great city for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, a dietetic conference held every year. It’s going to be a weekend full of speakers, lectures, and fun and I’m very excited to be attending. More on this when the weekend is through. In one of my … Continue reading

Halloween DC

HaPpY HaLLoWeEn! 🙂 Halloween week in DC = non-stop fun But first, let us appreciate the amazingness that is fall… I love this weather! The fun-filled week started out with the Dupont High Heel Drag Queen Race! My friend Marisa and I, along with thousands of others, watched as decked out queens strutted their stuff. … Continue reading