Seven summer snack ideas for kids (of all ages!)

By Claudia Zapata | June 10th, 2015 | 0 Comments
It's only the start of the summer, and parents everywhere are getting earfuls from their kids who are whining about being either bored or hungry - i.e., "I want a snack!" While I'm not a proponent of endless snacking and am all for teachin Read More...

Mortar and pestle pumpkin seed pesto

By Claudia Zapata | June 3rd, 2015 | 3 Comments
My love affair for pesto and wine both began during my the fall semester of my junior year in college, while living in a beautiful villa owned by Georgetown University outside of Florence. I was a very blessed 19 year-old, studyin Read More...

Color me happy and stress-free

By Claudia Zapata | May 26th, 2015 | 1 Comments
My husband called me on his way home after a recent late afternoon round of golf. "What are you doing?" "Coloring." "Coloring?" "Yes, Sarah and Stefanie are here, and we're drinking wine and playing with adult coloring books Read More...

Not your grandmother’s fruit cake

By Claudia Zapata | May 25th, 2015 | 0 Comments
When you think fruit cake, you probably think Christmas. And, maybe even re-gifting. But unlike the dreaded fruit cake of the holiday season, a fresh fruit cake is a welcome and refreshing treat for any of your summer pool parties Read More...

I love cooking for my family. On Mondays.

By Claudia Zapata | May 21st, 2015 | 2 Comments
I've discovered a predictable pattern in how I feel about cooking for my family. On Mondays, it's all rainbows and unicorns and real food. I'll try out a new recipe, and lovingly assemble ingredients into the crock pot while lis Read More...

“Summer is coming!” express workout

By Tom Trevino | May 13th, 2015 | 1 Comments
To steal a line from Game of Thrones: Summer is coming! So chances are you’ve been a little more mindful of your diet lately and may have even added an extra spin class or two to your busy schedule. Sure, we all want to look our best when we’ Read More...

Easy Asian slaw with creamy ginger dressing

By Elizabeth Hopson | April 26th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Claudia’s recent veggie fried farro post is the inspiration for my sharing one of our own family favorites  - a delicious Asian slaw. There is something so satisfying about the freshness and crunch of this slaw, and i Read More...

Push-up #likeagirl

By Claudia Zapata | April 25th, 2015 | 1 Comments
I've been loving the latest addition to my workout routine: Tabata Thursdays. Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training that involves eight 20-second all-out bursts, with 10-second recoveries in between for a total of 4 minutes. You can ap Read More...

Veggie fried farro

By Claudia Zapata | April 19th, 2015 | 2 Comments
Welcome to the new generation of comfort food. A mix of hearty grains with lots of veggies and a healthy dose of garlic and ginger, this veggie fried farro is a family favorite, and I can't believe I've taken this long to post the easy, one-pot rec Read More...

Planking our way to summer 2015: the side plank

By Claudia Zapata | April 14th, 2015 | 2 Comments
Remember the "planking our way to summer" challenge back in 2013?  We were all about holding the traditional forearm plank, and eventually (and it was a long eventually), I worked my way to a personal record of 7 minutes, 3 Read More...

Tuesday video tip: prepping kale 101

By Claudia Zapata | April 7th, 2015 | 4 Comments
Welcome to my first video tip: a quick instructional on prepping lacinato kale for a salad. From how to tear the leaves off the stem to softening the leaves and ideas on what foods go well in a kale salad, I'll show you how to mix up h Read More...