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30 Pantry Staples to Keep on Hand

30 Pantry Essentials To Keep On Hand

By Alissa Rumsey | September 21, 2015

The easiest way to make cooking at home simple is to have a well-stocked pantry so that making breakfasts, lunches and dinners is a no-brainer. Here are 30 items to consider stocking in your pantry. Grains & Legumes Nuts, Seeds & Fruits Canned & Jarred Foods Flavorings Oils, Vinegar & Condiments You don’t need to go…


Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail: Planning Your Hiking Trip

By Alissa Rumsey | September 11, 2015

Machu Picchu had long been on my bucket list, but when I began planning my trip earlier this year I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. My trip ended up being more incredible than I could ever have imagined and left me with life-long memories. After digging through dozens of blogs and articles…

20 Minute Bodyweight Exercises

20-Minute Bodyweight Workout

By Alissa Rumsey | August 7, 2015

While I love my gym, it is the last place I want to be on a beautiful summer day. With the amazing weather we’ve been having here in NYC (barely any humidity!!) I’ve been taking my workouts outdoors. This circuit hits all the major muscle groups, and can be done in 20 minutes. Keep moving…


Why Do We Get Hangry? The Science Behind The Emotion.

By Alissa Rumsey | June 22, 2015

Have you ever been overdue for a meal, and felt anger, restlessness, or anxiety? Then you’ve experienced hanger: hunger + anger. This is such a common occurrence that the term “hangry” was coined. While it is a catchy expression, I was curious: is there actually any science behind this phenomenon? Or is it just an…

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