How To Be a Better Food Blogger When You Attend the 2017 Food Wine Conference

Disclaimer: I received a discounted ticket to the conference in exchange for promoting the 2017 Food Wine Conference.  All my opinions are my own. Do you have any plans on May 19-21, 2017?  If not, then join me and countless other food bloggers in attending the 2017 Food Wine Conference taking place in sunny Orlando, FL.  The conference will be at the beautiful and luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek hotel.  It will be a weekend full of learning, making new friends, and of course lots of food and wine! This year marks the 5th anniversary of the conference and my third […Read More]

How To Save Your Life With These Tips

Michael Greger, M.D. is a physician and the author of the New York Times bestselling book How Not To Die. In this book Dr. Greger goes over the 15 common and preventable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer and how they can be prevented through changes in our diet. I had the chance to attend his lecture and book signing at Choices Café in Coconut Grove, FL. During his lecture he showed many studies that prove how eating a whole-food plant-based diet can prevent many diseases that lead to premature death. According to Dr. Greger, it is up to each one of us to make our own decisions as to what to eat and how to live. We […Read More]

A Plant Strong Evening With Rip Esselstyn, the Creator of The Engine 2 Diet

On February 10, 2016 I attended a meet and greet with Rip Esselstyn at the Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables, FL. If you don’t know who Esselstyn is he is a former professional triathlete and a retired firefighter who created the Engine 2 Diet and the author of the book with the same name. He also appeared in the documentary Forks Over Knives. The Engine 2 Diet stemmed from Esselstyn helping some of his firefighting brothers combat their dangerously high cholesterol levels by eating only plant-based foods that were nutrient dense, high in fiber and low in calories for 28 days. Not only did these firefighters lose weight but they dramatically lowered their cholesterol, increased their energy and reduced their risk […Read More]

This Is What BlogHer 15 Is Like

When it comes to blogger conferences, especially food blogger conferences I’m pretty much a newbie. I only discovered that these types of conferences existed at the beginning of this year. Not only are they great to go to since you learn lots of valuable information on how to improve your blog but you also get to meet other food bloggers, eat delicious food and see new products sponsoring brands are coming out with. On November 6-7, 2015, I along with food bloggers from all over the country gathered to attend BlogHer Food 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. This was my first time attending a BlogHer Food conference and […Read More]