Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth the ZooFit Way

I’ve been on the fence about how to present this seemingly delicate subject matter, and the most comfortable platform is obviously writing on my blog where only a small limited number of people will actually see it to dispute or argue with me. For some reason, the topic of sugar versus honey is very touchy. Continue reading Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth the ZooFit Way

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 95: Why Poach Eggs, Not Rhinos?

To answer the main question Why “Poach Eggs Not Rhinos”?, I have started writing what I hope will be my introduction to my conservation cookbook. Here is one draft. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 95: Why Poach Eggs, Not Rhinos?

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 94: What If We Poached Eggs Instead of Rhinos?

I’m reading a great and helpful book to get me revved up to write my cookbook.  It’s called “The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook” by Kimberly Yorio, who has been Jamie Oliver’s, Julia Child’s, and Emeril Lagasse’s publicist.  She has seen thousands of cookbook proposals, and her book has helped me hone my craft a little, while taking some of the incredibly valuable lessons I learned in my Social Media workshop with Tom Trimbath.  In a nutshell, I want to ask a poignant question to cooks, readers, food enthusiasts, and people who like to eat-  “What if we poached eggs instead of rhinos?” Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 94: What If We Poached Eggs Instead of Rhinos?

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 86: Tales From the Taproom

Within 24 hours, I have visited the Beer Bar in Bayview Corner called the Taproom twice already and have had a wonderful experience both times.  However, both times had nothing to do with the food or drinks consumed.  It was the atmosphere and feelings afterward that made the Taproom so memorable.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 86: Tales From the Taproom

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 77: Something Fishy About Dinner

I continuously brag about my good fortune of living in the Pacific Northwest where great food is always at my fingertips.  The seafood choices are no exception, especially the beautiful “steak of the sea”, salmon!   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 77: Something Fishy About Dinner

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 71: Meatless Monday Goes Vegan

I am a strong supporter of healthy food challenges with alliteration-style names, so obviously, I am a big fan of Meatless Monday.  In fact, Meatless Monday had started a bit of a craze for me.  If I could, I would try to pair each day of the week with a different Eating Green challenge. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 71: Meatless Monday Goes Vegan

EarthFit Special Rant: Trophy Hunting- Bad for Animals, Bad for Conservation

I’ve come across a couple news articles that have ignited a debate amongst hunters, conservationists, and animal rights.  The articles in question all bring light to the issue of trophy hunters, particularly of endangered species in foreign countries, namely in Africa. Continue reading EarthFit Special Rant: Trophy Hunting- Bad for Animals, Bad for Conservation

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43: Happy Pi Day

Sine Cosine! Cosine Sine! 3.14159!  March 14th isn’t a national holiday, but how fun would it be if it were?!  I love nerdy celebratory days, like Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th).  I am particularly fond of Pi Day, as it is a great opportunity to inspire interest in math and can even inspire creativity in the culinary arts. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43: Happy Pi Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 29: Preparing for Success

One of the good things about not having any commitments on Mondays is it allows me to plan ahead and prepare some of the more time consuming recipes. This is all part of my fitness routine.  You know what they say – “Fail to plan, then plan to fail.”  When I do my week’s food prep, I am preparing for success. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 29: Preparing for Success

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

Most couples celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day and surprise each other with chocolates, flowers, and expensive dinners.  While I understand this particular “holiday” is to celebrate love, I tend to call it Happy Heart Day, and do things that feel good for the heart, mind, and soul. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day