First Day of Fall Beer Reads

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   5:15 AM ON SAT SEP 22 2018
Not only is this the first day of fall, but it is also the beginning of Oktoberfest. To celebrate, enjoy the following beer…

The 21st of September

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   11:19 PM ON FRI SEP 21 2018
Columbia, MD September 21, 2018
We celebrated the last day of summer with friends at the local pub — The Second Chance S…

Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:48 AM ON FRI SEP 21 2018
This Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate the late summer figs and the beginning of fall! It’s the …

Curry Laksa

• MY SOUP FOR YOU   7:15 PM ON THU SEP 20 2018
Original Post: January 18, 2105 Note: While The Counter is still serving at Whole Foods, they no longer serve this soup. So…

Ten Pounds Down

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   11:27 AM ON WED SEP 19 2018
Columbia, MD September 19, 2018
Yay, I’m down 10 pounds from September 1;  the Beer Diet seems to be working! As yo…

Crispy Mushroom Kale Salad with Parmesan Garli…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:42 AM ON WED SEP 19 2018
This Crispy Mushroom Kale Salad with Parmesan Garlic Dressing is a hearty, delicious, plant based salad with tons of textur…

Cocoa + Coffee = BETTER

• BALANCE SALAD   8:25 AM ON TUE SEP 18 2018
In a double blind study, researchers gave subjects either 1) coffee alone, 2) cocoa alone, 3) a combination of coffee and c…

Dijon Mustard Chicken Bowl

• THE UNMANLY CHEF   12:14 AM ON TUE SEP 18 2018
Everybody loves a good chicken bowl, it’s practically guilt free, it tastes great, and it’s easy to assemble. I…

Latest “True Beauty” Column in Vegworld Ma…

• EAT WELL, STAY WELL | SHARON MCRAE | P…   7:17 PM ON MON SEP 17 2018
What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it. Here are my recommendations for some safe, ethically-…

BLOW YOUR MIND Banana Snack Cake

• BALANCE SALAD   8:21 AM ON MON SEP 17 2018
Lately I’ve been making banana cheesecake as my evening snack. Because I eat only 2 full meals per day, I want my snack bef…

Beer Battered Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle …

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:43 AM ON MON SEP 17 2018
These Beer Battered Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema are my favorite simple fish tacos, and the batter is SO cris…

The Beer Diet

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   11:09 PM ON SUN SEP 16 2018
Columbia, MD September 15, 2018
The Beer Diet is elegant in its simplicity. If you lose a pound in a week, you can drink b…

Prepare for Stressful Times

• BALANCE SALAD   10:47 AM ON SUN SEP 16 2018
While shopping today at Aldi, I noticed something interesting.Background info: I’ve been extremely good for the past 5 mont…

Saturday Beer Reads

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   8:38 AM ON SAT SEP 15 2018
Hurricane Florence missed Columbia, MD. That’s a relief but Flo still might drop more rain on this soggy county, prob…

Sapwort Ginger Homebrew

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   12:52 PM ON FRI SEP 14 2018
Columbia, MD September 13, 2018
A couple weeks ago, Sapwood Cellars gave away batches of wort. Wort, BTW, is unfermented be…

Blueberry Chia Jam Stuffed Oatmeal Banana Brea…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:44 AM ON FRI SEP 14 2018
This Blueberry Chia Jam Stuffed Oatmeal Banana Bread is completely flourless and made with just oats! It’s sweetened …

Mully’s Comes to Frisco

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   4:42 PM ON THU SEP 13 2018
Columbia, MD September 12, 2018
Five of the Wednesday group made it to Mully’s Pint Night at Frisco Tap House, each …

Yoga Fusion

• BALANCE SALAD   9:10 AM ON THU SEP 13 2018
This fall, I’m offering a brand new 45-minute class on Mondays at 4:45pm starting on September 17, 2018. Yoga Fusion combin…

Bloody Marys with Bourbon Maple Candied Bacon

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:44 AM ON WED SEP 12 2018
This take on a classic Bloody Mary is made even better with insanely delicious bourbon maple candied bacon, and a super fla…

Bonchon Chicken Opens in Columbia

• HOWARD COUNTY FOOD & RESTAURANTS   8:25 PM ON TUE SEP 11 2018
https://patch.com/maryland/columbia/bonchon-chicken-opens-columbia https://i.redd.it/owf2mvyybpl11.jpg submitt…

On the Rocks: A Coven Cafe Mystery

• BALANCE SALAD   5:24 PM ON TUE SEP 11 2018
Finally! I submitted On the Rocks, the third novel in my Coven Cafe mystery series. If you haven’t started reading the seri…

Tasting Leinenkugel’s Shandy 12-Pack

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   2:59 PM ON MON SEP 10 2018
Last Saturday, we celebrated a birthday with crabs, poppers, and beer. Forgoing the usual Natty Boh with crabs, I picked up…

Another Apple Cake

• BALANCE SALAD   1:48 PM ON MON SEP 10 2018
Happy New Year! Yes, it’s Rosh Hashanah! Wishing you all a sweet new year filled with joy and blessings.I ran into a small …

Balsamic Thyme Grilled Peppers

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:51 AM ON MON SEP 10 2018
These Balsamic Thyme Grilled Peppers are super easy to make, only 6 ingredients, and over-the-top delicious. They make the …

Harvest Fried Chicken – Woodbine, MD

• THE UNMANLY CHEF   12:59 AM ON MON SEP 10 2018
Growing up fried chicken was my everything, my North Star if you will. If I saw it out somewhere, I always wanted it. Somet…

Weight Update

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   8:27 PM ON SUN SEP 9 2018
Yay! I’m still drinking beer this week. 
Last week, I made the commitment to lose a pound a week or stop drinking be…

Get More Veggies!

• BALANCE SALAD   8:56 AM ON SUN SEP 9 2018
If you are trying to lose weight, the first thing you might attempt to do is cut calories. This could mean eating less at e…

Can I Eat Spaghetti?

• BALANCE SALAD   10:18 AM ON SAT SEP 8 2018
Yesterday, I made another batch of pesto. And while I enjoy pesto on roast chicken, sandwiches, and salads, I sometimes mis…

Saturday Craft Beer Reads

• WARREN’S BEER ADVENTURES   6:27 AM ON SAT SEP 8 2018
It looks like the oppressive heat wave is over, ending with our usual summer downpours and flash flood warnings. I’m …

Fiber is CRUCIAL!

• BALANCE SALAD   3:18 PM ON FRI SEP 7 2018
You know the first thing that happens if you skimp on the fiber in your diet: you get backed up. This happens to me if I ea…