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Rio de Janeiro: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play

By Alissa Rumsey | June 6, 2016

And to think I almost skipped Rio. When planning a trip with nine other people, compromises have to be made. For my friend and I, it meant that we were going to backtrack through Brazil and short Buenos Aires by a day, in order to go be in Rio for New Years Eve. At the time,…

Take Your Workout Outdoors This Summer

Take Your Workout Outdoors in NYC this Summer

By Alissa Rumsey | May 31, 2016

Summer is here, bringing warmer weather and longer days. It’s time to rethink your winter workout and take things outdoors. If the beautiful weather leaves you feeling unmotivated to make it to the gym, opting for an outdoor happy hour instead, try changing up your routine. Grab a friend and head to one of the…

Pumpkin baked oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Streusel Topping

By Alissa Rumsey | May 23, 2016

Mornings can be rushed, so I’m all for make-ahead recipes I can cook once and then eat for days. This pumpkin baked oatmeal fits the bill. You can eat it warm right out of the oven, or stick it in the fridge and eat it cold in the morning. The pumpkin puree helps keep the…

How to Choose a Meal Delivery Service

How to Choose a Meal Delivery Service

By Alissa Rumsey | April 25, 2016

Meal delivery services are huge these days – it seems like every week I read of a new one starting up. There are pros and cons to each, and the prices can vary considerably. Some deliver ingredients and recipes that you cook yourself; others prepare the meal for you. What do these services have in…

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How to Pack Smart and Travel Light

By Alissa Rumsey | March 4, 2016

A few weeks ago I traveled to Peru for a food and nutrition conference. Catching up with my colleagues, I heard the same refrain over and over as they caught sight of my suitcase: “How did you manage to pack so light?!”. Of the 50+ attendees, I was the only one who had brought a…

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Where to Eat in Paris Part II: Three Must-Try Parisian Restaurants

By Alissa Rumsey | February 20, 2016

Paris is a food lover’s dream. It’s the reason I went to Paris: to eat. In my previous post I shared the 10 foods you must eat while in Paris. While my days consisted of croissants, baguettes, butter, and cheese, my nights were spent exploring some of the incredible Parisian restaurants. Here, in no particular…


30 Healthy Soup Recipes for Fall and Winter

By Alissa Rumsey | December 15, 2015

There is something about fall that makes me crave hearty meals. As soon as the weather starts to cool, you’ll find me in my kitchen whipping up my favorite soup and stew recipes. Soups are a simple way to get in a whole bunch of vegetables and fiber, whether you use them as an appetizer or a…


Where to Eat in Paris Part I: 10 Foods You MUST Eat

By Alissa Rumsey | December 3, 2015

Bonjour! I traveled to Paris in October and spent five lovely days wandering around the city. I had been there once prior, but at that time I was 16 years old and was only interested in two things: boys, and legally being able to drink wine 😉 This time around I had a different agenda,…


Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Cusco Peru

By Alissa Rumsey | November 27, 2015

Anyone hiking in the Andes ends up spending at least two or three days hanging out in Cusco in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Cusco itself is at a not-so-comfortable elevation of 11,152 feet, and boasts a number of restaurants, bars and attractions. Getting There and Getting Around From New York City, we flew…

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