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My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

skillet latke

This fresh twist on the classic Chanukah latkes serves up one big latke instead of many smaller ones, making for an impressive presentation, as well as saving you from flipping latkes at the stove all evening. Potatoes get a bad reputation, but they’re actually packed with antioxidants, and a special resistant starch known to feed beneficial bacteria in your gut…

japan travel documentaries

Whether you’re looking for an escape without shelling out money for a plane ticket or you need some inspiration for planning your next adventure, travel documentaries are a great way to explore somewhere new without leaving your couch. Here are five of our favorites.    1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows the 85-year old sushi master…

Exercise in 2020 is looking a lot different from years past. While many of us may be missing our treadmill runs, the bland (or mirrored) interior walls of the local gym are far from the idyllic environment most runners desire. This is the perfect time to embrace the fresh air and beautiful scenery of outdoor running. And while we may…

epcot at disney world

International travel came grinding to a halt in 2020, crushing the vacation plans of people all over the world. Parents who’d been looking to experience new cultures with their kids were suddenly left marooned inside their own homes instead. With the inaccessibility of foreign soils, we’ve had to get creative with cultural immersion. The beauty of at-home travel is that…

autumnal stuffed acorn squash

This recipe celebrates the bounty of fall, utilizing acorn squash as the perfect vehicle for a hearty brown rice filling stacked with nutty, sweet and savory flavors that’ll have you coming back for seconds. Acorn squash is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, and its thin skin lets you skip peeling for a quicker prep time. Brown rice…

Shepherd's pie on plates with green salad

Common throughout the United Kingdom, shepherd’s pie was originally devised as a way to use up leftover meat. Now a delicious dish in its own right, I’ve re-worked this versatile recipe with a creamy and cheesy cauliflower topping to replace the traditional potato mash. Despite its humble appearance, cauliflower boasts an impressive nutritional profile. High in fiber to improve digestive…

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