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Foodie Favorites: Dressing Up the Humble Chicken Wing

Bon Appetit's turmeric and lemongrass chicken wings

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When I was playing softball in high school, my teammates and I would often crawl dirty and bedraggled to a particular local pizzeria after games. They’d sit laughing over their greasy cheese slices, while my taste buds, mature even then, would inevitably draw me toward the more gourmet pies, usually something with fresh mozzarella and basil, or maybe a whole wheat crust. Uncharacteristically, however, I’d more often than not supplement my slice with a small basket of this establishment’s signature chicken wings—something I never ordered at other restaurants. They weren’t good, not even by cheap chicken wing standards—they were often dry and rarely crispy. Yet something about them just perfectly fed that unique hunger I’d only get when I was sore and tired from a game, and my lunch break had been somewhere in the neighborhood of 10:50 am.

Now, despite my wheat and dairy allergies and my general obsession with healthy eating, I still find myself craving those awful chicken wings when my adult slow-pitch softball games end. The only course of action is to figure out how to make ‘em right!

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How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

Yes, I miss you

Long distance relationships have probably been a point of contention ever since the human species evolved to have feelings. Anyone who’s experienced one knows they’re no fun at all, and anyone who’s watched a romantic movie or television show knows they’re fraught with drama. I’ve both dealt with a long-term long distance relationship myself, and watched a number of friends and acquaintances go through them—or at least attempt to. I’m not a psychologist or any type of relationship expert, but based on my experience I think I’ve found the secret to dealing with long distance relationships: don’t try too hard.

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Still Stressed? Try Network Spinal Analysis

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Back in April I shared some tried and true techniques for de-stressing in tense moments. I still love those techniques and find them extremely valuable. The trouble is, I’d been having A LOT of tense moments—I’m sure many of you can relate—and quick fixes only go so far in combating constant piled-up stress. So, if sitting cross-legged on the floor hoping enlightenment will wander by isn’t for you, how do you reduce the overall level of stress in your life? Recently I was introduced to Network Spinal Analysis, and it was a pleasant and very welcome surprise.

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(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday

 

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Foodie Favorites: Have an Ice Pop

It’s hot. Unless you live in the Southern hemisphere, I doubt I had to tell you that. I’ve been craving ice cream pretty much every day for the past two weeks, but I’m not supposed to eat it. This was leaving me not only hot, but cranky too. And it got me thinking about ice pops.

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