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BlogHer 2014 Conference San Jose

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I’m so excited to be attending the BlogHer 2014 conference in San Jose! As a newbie having only ever been to a few work-related conferences in my life, I have to admit that I didn’t anticipate the amount of prep and pre-conference excitement that would be surrounding this awesome event! From Twitter meet-ups to Skype groups to an awesome mentor program for newbies like myself to partner with veterans and learn the ropes, the last three days of this week

Your Ultimate Guide to Which Cooking Oils to Use and When

which cooking oil

Choosing which cooking oil to use for what task in the kitchen is an important component of food preparation. Certainly the flavor an oil imparts on the dish plays a role in which oil you choose, but it’s about a lot more than that. Today’s kitchen hack is about flavor, safety, nutrition, and active disease prevention. Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking Oil A super important factor when choosing which cooking oils to use and how to use them is the smoke

Ghee: What is it and Why Should You Make it Yourself?

grassfed ghee

Making your own ghee is simple. All it takes is a little bit of time and attention, a mesh strainer, and a few paper towels to get it right. Before we go there though, I’ll tell you what ghee is, why it’s a great ingredient to have in your kitchen, and why you should make it yourself. You’ve probably noticed that I use it in some of my recipes, but I haven’t actually taken the time to explain why I

Reconnecting with Nature: Finding Fulfillment


This time of year, it can feel like torture to stay inside all day while the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. (Right now I’m fantasizing about the trip up to Tuolomne Meadows that will commence the moment I leave work today!) While I try to spend at least a little bit of time outside during the work day, sometimes it doesn’t feel like enough, leaving me with a disjointed feeling and finding it hard to fall asleep