This is the red wine of choice for the longest living people in the world

March 06, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC When it comes to wine, there’s still a lot of confusion about whether it’s actually good for you or not. Longevity expert Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Kitchen, gives at least one red wine his stamp of approval (in moderation of course). Buettner has traveled the … Continue reading This is the red wine of choice for the longest living people in the world

Not Drinking? This “Pinot” Juice Recipe Mimics A Gusty Red Wine

December 30, 2019 at 10:21PM The biggest challenge if you’re a wine lover is to find a drink that will be a decent substitute for red wine—something that has some body and structure to it but is not too sweet. This is the nearest I’ve gotten to it. Beetroot is not everyone’s cup of tea, … Continue reading Not Drinking? This “Pinot” Juice Recipe Mimics A Gusty Red Wine

What Are Kindred Spirits? Here Are 7 Signs You Might’ve Found One

March 22, 2020 at 01:09AM You might’ve heard someone call another person in their life—perhaps even you—a “kindred spirit.” It’s a sweet term to convey affection for somebody, but what does it actually mean? What are kindred spirits? “Kindred spirits are like-minded and like-souled people with whom an instant connection of love and understanding is … Continue reading What Are Kindred Spirits? Here Are 7 Signs You Might’ve Found One

Your guide to buying and drinking truly sustainable wine

March 06, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Thanks to climate change, people are more willing than ever to go “green” with their eating habits, from going plant-based (at least some of the time) to cutting back on their food waste. So it should be no surprise that many people are interested in making their beverages … Continue reading Your guide to buying and drinking truly sustainable wine

Want A Glowing Complexion? These 9 Antioxidants Have You Covered

February 28, 2020 at 01:15PM In the ever-advancing world of skin care, there is one ingredient category whose benefits will never fall out of favor: antioxidants. There’s a reason doctors, derms, and registered dietitians all tell you to use them (be it topically or via your diet and supplementation). Research continually proves just how powerful … Continue reading Want A Glowing Complexion? These 9 Antioxidants Have You Covered

You only need 3 ingredients to make the best, healthiest stir-fry sauce ever

February 12, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Want to transform your cauliflower rice from basic to unforgettable? Watch Chef Dale Talde get it done.  When the work week draws to a close and the contents of your fridge can best be described as “this and that,” an easy stir-fry can transform that rando bell pepper, … Continue reading You only need 3 ingredients to make the best, healthiest stir-fry sauce ever

Reduce Cognitive Decline With This Nutrient-Rich, Hybrid Mediterranean Diet

January 31, 2020 at 11:37AM You may have heard of the recently popular MIND diet, developed as an intervention to help reduce cognitive decline and fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia. Despite having benefits for our aging mind (Note the play on words here: It technically stands for the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, but the … Continue reading Reduce Cognitive Decline With This Nutrient-Rich, Hybrid Mediterranean Diet

This Greek super ingredient is your next go-to to help with nausea and other stomach problems

December 16, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC For the last 10 years, it seems the term “superfood” was on everyone’s tongue (and in everyone’s smoothie). But those superfoods? Fruit with deep blue or vibrant red hues, greens with a hearty, leafy texture, or seeds only found deep in some remote village in Peru. Yet there’s … Continue reading This Greek super ingredient is your next go-to to help with nausea and other stomach problems

Traveling to Boston? Check out these 8 incredible farm-to-table restaurants ASAP

October 10, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC We totally get if you’ve had your fill of the term “farm-to-table” (I can’t help but think of the Portlandia scene). But this is a great thing! As news about the environmental consequences of the food system pours in, more restaurants are doing their eco-conscious part. It’s beyond … Continue reading Traveling to Boston? Check out these 8 incredible farm-to-table restaurants ASAP

Not sure how to navigate the world of plant-rich skin care? Start with these 5 ingredients

October 03, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Cleaning up your beauty routine can quickly become centered on all the things you’re supposed to avoid (good bye, phthalates parabens, triclosan, etc, etc). But what about the good stuff? What are the ingredients you’re actually supposed to look for? In an effort to give the process a … Continue reading Not sure how to navigate the world of plant-rich skin care? Start with these 5 ingredients

Butterfly pea flower is Thailand’s buzzy blue ingredient that’s full of antioxidants

September 30, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC I went to Thailand recently with next to no travel cred, if you know what I mean—my companions had heavily-stamped passports, while my favorite island is Staten. The one exception where I was worldly, though, came in the form of ultra indigo butterfly pea flower tea. While my … Continue reading Butterfly pea flower is Thailand’s buzzy blue ingredient that’s full of antioxidants

The 4-ingredient, protein-packed soup recipe I begged an Italian chef in Tuscany to share with me

September 04, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC After returning back stateside from the picturesque hills of Tuscany, people usually rave about the pasta, pizza, gelato and other well-known Italian-cuisine staples they enjoyed. Not me. The high-protein dish—bowl, to be more precise—that stole my heart the second I took a whiff of it simply doesn’t fit … Continue reading The 4-ingredient, protein-packed soup recipe I begged an Italian chef in Tuscany to share with me

The plant-powered food that fuels a dance cardio instructor every day

September 03, 2019 at 05:30PM by CWC When it comes to healthy eating, DanceBody trainer Sam Ostwald doesn’t count calories. She doesn’t log her macros or mentally calculate her carbs. In fact, she doesn’t track anything. “I eat when I’m hungry and definitely treat myself when I’m craving it,” she says, the embodiment of an … Continue reading The plant-powered food that fuels a dance cardio instructor every day

Finally getting off shared streaming accounts post-breakup is the ultimate form of modern closure

August 18, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC It finally happened. I logged into “my” Hulu account, (it’s technically my ex’s account, but I had a profile of my own on it), only to find that the name on my profile had been changed to “Lee2.” My issues with the finding are two-fold: 1. Lack of … Continue reading Finally getting off shared streaming accounts post-breakup is the ultimate form of modern closure

A healthy(ish) weekend in Napa and Sonoma, the twin valleys of wine and wellness

July 12, 2019 at 09:55AM by CWC Located just an hour north of San Francisco and home to more than 100 premium wineries and award-winning olive producers, it’s no wonder Sonoma Valley sees millions of visitors every year. Same goes for its sister region, Napa Valley, where more than 400 wineries await. Together, the two … Continue reading A healthy(ish) weekend in Napa and Sonoma, the twin valleys of wine and wellness

All the raisins—er, reasons—grapes are good for you, according to a registered dietitian

June 08, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Grapes are blessedly one of the most accessible fruits there is. Even if your local supermarket doesn’t stock some of the more exotic summer fruits like papaya, kiwi, or mango, they probably still have beautiful bunches of green or red grapes no matter the season. But given that … Continue reading All the raisins—er, reasons—grapes are good for you, according to a registered dietitian

8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

May 25, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Memorial Day weekend is here to kick off three months of glorious outdoor cookouts, picnics, and weekend getaways—which also means you’ll likely be imbibing more than you do the rest of the year. While beer on the beach is great and all, sometimes a girl would just rather … Continue reading 8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

This registered dietitian crowns peanut butter as the best nut butter of them all

April 03, 2019 at 09:35AM by CWC We love a good nut butter. And while almond and cashew butter have taken center stage (even sunflower seeds have joined the game) it’s sometimes nice to get back to our roots: peanut butter. Since making appearances in our childhood PB&Js, the protein-packed spread has become a healthy-eating … Continue reading This registered dietitian crowns peanut butter as the best nut butter of them all

Move over vitamin C: Juniper is another sickness-busting ingredient you need to know about

March 29, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC It’s a truth universally known (and raved about) that wine can have some pretty impressive health perks. But there’s an ingredient hiding in your grandma’s gin bottle of all places that has some surprising health potential: juniper. “Juniper comes from the berries of the common juniper tree, which … Continue reading Move over vitamin C: Juniper is another sickness-busting ingredient you need to know about

The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

March 21, 2019 at 11:19AM by CWC I hate to admit it now, but it wasn’t until I was well out of college that I started to rethink my salad dressing choices. It took me years to realize just how much sugar was lurking in the bottle. I’m blame this on my Midwest upbringing, which … Continue reading The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing