If you need a weekend to recover from your weekend, we don’t blame you — it was a big one for fitness in Philly! From Kevin Hart’s pop-up run at the Art Museum Steps to the Philly 10K to the Philly Naked Bike Ride, there was tons of sweaty fun happening around town. Below, our 15 favorite photos from Instagram to sum up this weekend’s events. Read more »
• If you, like me, blame your totally unsustainable sushi-delivery addiction on a busy schedule, take note: These 15 Trader Joe’s items — from pre-cooked brown rice to individually wrapped, salad-perfect goat cheese medallions to ready-to-eat, protein-packed lentils — make preparing yourself real (good!) food on a time-crunched schedule totally manageable. (Your bank account can thank us later.) [POPSUGAR Food] Read more »
My neighbor just handed me three giant summer squashes and a handful of heirloom tomatoes over our backyard fence. She didn’t want them, and I guess I give off please-give-me-your-unwanted-veggie vibes. (Fine with me!) This made me both excited and sad, because right after thinking about all the drool-worthy ways I could whip up the Greensgrow-fresh goods just gifted to me, I realized: Not too long from now, heirloom tomatoes will be nowhere in sight, zucchini and eggplant will be replaced with fall squash and summer will be gone. Depressing, right?
So in an effort to get the most out of summer while we still can, this week, we’ve found five recipes stuffed with our favorite summer produce — eggplant, peaches, tomatoes, and more — that you need to make before the season comes to a close. Happy cooking! Read more »
This week’s adoptable running dog Einstein comes by way of Street Tails Animal Rescue. He’s a great runner with lots of energy who just so happens to be deaf. Learn more about this sweet guy below. Read more »
The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley
Can you BELIEVE the Philly 10K is already here?! Neither can we. But it is! So, to help you make it through the race (and, more importantly, to your free beer and custard) nice and strong, we got one of our favorite Philly runners, Rebecca Barber of the Rocky 50K, to put together an awesome playlist for you. Barber has made many a long running playlist — she does run 50Ks for fun, after all — so you are in good hands. Good luck, folks! (And pssst: If you’re running this weekend, make sure to come by our tent at the finish line festival for some yoga for runners and massages after the race!) Read more »
• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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To say I enjoyed the 12 minutes I spent trying 10-20-30 training on Sunday morning like I would enjoy, say, a mimosa followed by a fat stack of pancakes would definitely be an overstatement. But it was over in time to squeeze both a workout and brunch into a packed morning, and that counts for something in my book.
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• If your go-to salad is a bowl packed with nutrient-loaded greens like kale along with tofu, legumes and the like, this probably doesn’t apply to you. But for everyone else, picture your favorite salad without the lettuce. Now, does it still look nutritious? Oftentimes, the answer is no. And that’s just one piece of the pie in this food writer’s argument for skipping salads. [Washington Post]
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Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow | Photo by Susan Nam
Last night was our very last Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow session of the season (insert all the teary-eyed emojis here), and we are oh-so-sad to say goodbye to Tuesday nights of outdoor yoga with our friends from DIG Yoga — but at least we have these wonderful photos to tide us over until next summer!
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About an hour ago, a coworker and I were about to duck into HipCityVeg for a quick grab-and-go lunch (clearly I’ve lapsed back into my old, embarrassing ways) when we saw that Nicole Marquis’s new sit-down Rittenhouse eatery, Bar Bombón, located just a few feet away from HipCityVeg, was officially open. And of course, in the name of work, I had to try it. Spoiler alert: This new place might just cure me of my HipCityVeg addiction once and for all. Read more »