Pumpkin Walnut Oatmeal Muffins


To me, one the best things about September through November is that it’s generally acceptable both culinarily and socially to live a pumpkin-spiced version of your regular life. Last night, I realized that it was officially December, and I had not posted a single pumpkin-inspired recipe. So to make up for for not representing my most authentic self, I am sharing one of my new favorite recipes for all of you who secretly make pumpkin things year-round but reserve public enthusiasm outside of the designated season.

Weighing In: Thoughts on Diet Culture


The topic of this post was inspired by a Washington Post article written by a dietitian that I read this morning, sent to my inbox by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

The title of this post, however, was inspired by a 3-line conversation I had as an undergrad with a coworker while working our afternoon shift at the fitness centers.  And while I’m fairly positive he would not even remember having this conversation, it has stuck with me enough to mention it in a blog post 6 years later.

Here’s how it went: