Musings

Sweet Potato Jack-O’-Lanterns With Chocomole Frosting. Plus, Melissa’s Wedding Recap!

October 21, 2013
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I like to think of myself as a pretty decent cook, but I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses. Creative salads? Killer chia pudding recipes? Sweet and savory salad dressings? I’m your girl. But ask me to decorate anything intricate, and all bets are off. I’ve got a steady hand, but I didn’t […]

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New Inquiries into Eating Disorders and Obesity

September 15, 2013
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  Last week, there was some media coverage of a new study, published in Pediatrics (the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics), that highlights the concurrence between obesity/overweight and eating disorders. The study sheds light on the fact that a significant number of young people who seek clinical treatment for eating disorders come from a […]

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That’s a Wrap

May 1, 2013
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Two and a half years ago, I quit my job as a book editor and became a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical student–the first step in the very long road to becoming a doctor. I had already started taking science classes at community college at night while I was working, but in the winter of 2011, I began […]

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Green Recovery: “It’s Not Just Okay, But Human to be Imperfect.”

April 26, 2013
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Happy Friday! I hope everyone has some mini raw, vegan almond joy bars on the weekend agenda. I’m here today with a new Green Recovery post. I actually received this submission nearly two months ago, but didn’t want to post it until I’d had a chance to contemplate it a bit. It is one of […]

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GMO Labeling: A FoodPolicy.US Sponsored Panel at Georgetown

April 21, 2013
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Image courtesy of Rodale On Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fascinating debate right in my own backyard: the Georgetown University campus. The debate was organized by FoodPolicy.Us, a multimedia platform designed to foster a broad based dialogue about our food system. The organization’s public events cover a wide range of topics through […]

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Personal Evolution, and Responsible Blogging: A NEDA Week Post

February 28, 2013
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Two weeks ago, when I was in NYC blowing off some study steam, I had a chance to meet up with my friend Sayward (pictured with me, above!) who was in town for Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy training. Sayward began commenting on my blog years ago, and I was immediately struck by her […]

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Thanksgiving, 2012

November 22, 2012

REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/Eduardo Munoz A look at Manhattan’s skyline on Oct. 1 and in the early morning of Oct. 30. Via The Washington Post. The images above are now familiar; they are pictures of the New York City skyline before and after hurricane Sandy. When I arrived home yesterday, it was my first time in the […]

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