Fitness

Why I love (and hate) Bikram Yoga

Less than a year ago, I joined a yoga studio to augment my exercise workouts to get in shape for my wedding. Plus, I'm a pretty high-strung person, so I felt that practicing some yoga would be useful for my general well being. I started by trying Bikram yoga because I thought the hot studios… Continue reading Why I love (and hate) Bikram Yoga

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

The Only Kitchen Appliance I’ll Need

This Christmas, my husband got me a Magic Bullet because he noticed I was drinking many¬†smoothies and thought I should just be making them at home. I didn't realize how versatile a blender could be. In just the last few days, this appliance¬†has become my new favorite, and I can foresee it replacing my four… Continue reading The Only Kitchen Appliance I’ll Need

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Spaghetti squash perfect for date night

I had heard about spaghetti squash before, and especially given my new love for low-carb noodles made with vegetables (okay fine, technically fruit), I finally decided to try it. The first thing I noticed: this is one tough fruit to cut. It's almost like cutting and carving a pumpkin. I cut the squash in half,… Continue reading Spaghetti squash perfect for date night

Travel

Charleston: Top Picks for a Weekend Getaway to the Walled City

Planning a trip to Charleston and wondering what it has to offer? Our trip was focused on downtown Charleston, so here's what we picked as the most interesting. Caveat: Our recommendations are based on our experiences, so keep in mind that I'm a vegetarian and my husband doesn't care for steak or seafood. If you… Continue reading Charleston: Top Picks for a Weekend Getaway to the Walled City

Travel

Charleston: Full of surprises

(Photos by Jis K. Joseph) It was a crisp 58 degrees with sunny skies as I drove East from Atlanta on I-20 for a weekend getaway with my husband to Charleston, South Carolina. We had been looking for a short, driveable vacation to a place neither of us had been to for the Thanksgiving break,… Continue reading Charleston: Full of surprises