Searching for a slice of gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real deal? Look no further. Our gluten-free panel of taste-testers tried pies from across the region. Here, the three that had everyone begging for seconds.
Did you know August is National Peach Month? Us, either. But with our friends in New Jersey cranking out some insanely delicious peaches this time of year, this is one month-long holiday we can definitely get behind.
Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate and enjoy some peachy goodness. These 12 peach-centric recipes—for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert—should be plenty to get you started.
Despite a clever name that resembles a certain Disney princess, Mudderella is no fairy tale: The women-created, women-run obstacle course will test your endurance and strength, and leave you completely coated in mud (Mudderella, get it?). Thousands of participants showed up to the inaugural race in the Poconos last September, so it’s no surprise that this year they’re expanding to more cities, including our own. Lucky us!
City Fit Girls is bringing back its City Fit Girls FitRetreat for a second year, teaming up with Ryan Crown’s Juice Club to host the women’s wellness weekend. Co-founders Kiera Smalls (a Be Well Health Hero semifinalist) and Takia McClendon are cooking up a slew of fun events to keep you sweating.
Quick survey: How many of you love the weekend? I’m going to take a guess and say, oh, all of you. Even if your weekend schedule is packed with activities, it’s still your chance to sleep in a little later, sit and enjoy your morning coffee, and relax. One reason I love the weekend is because I can actually take the time to make and enjoy my breakfast, instead of simply rushing out the door. Whether it’s French toast or waffles, an omelet or quiche, I can kick back and enjoy a meal reserved especially for lazy mornings.
The problem is this: Buttermilk pancakes with syrup isn’t exactly the healthiest way to start my day. The good news is, there are plenty of recipes that can help you lighten up your favorite brunch indulgences. While they wont replace a breakfast of steel-cut cut oats and berries, these “skinny” versions of the original recipes have cut down on the fat and sugar and amped up the protein and veggies. This means you get more of the good stuff while still getting to indulge. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.
For all you Main Liners looking to get into running, Bryn Mawr Running Company is launching a running group geared toward beginners this fall. The seven-week training program, led by BMRC manager Kim Walsh, will include two group runs a week along the Radnor Trail. At the end of the seven weeks, you’ll be able to show off your hard work and progress by running the Amazing Race 5K on October 25th.
Looking to make your Shore vacay even better? Head to Ocean City on Saturday, August 9th, for Yoga and Fashion Fusion, a collaborative effort between Frey Boutique, which just opened an OC location, and Lululemon Wayne. At 9 a.m., there will be a complimentary morning yoga class inside Frey, taught by instructor Cailin Callahan. After an hour of relaxing yoga, you can enjoy refreshments and shop to your heart’s content; both Frey’s collections and featured Lululemon pieces will be on hand.
It may be near 80 degrees today, but believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about the fall and winter. Local community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs are opening up registration lists for autumn and winter produce shares, and spots usually fill up fast. So if you want in, it’s time to get on the horn.
For CSA novices, like myself, here’s how it works: You buy a “share” in a farm’s seasonal harvest, and in return you get weekly (or biweekly) deliveries of fresh produce straight from the farm itself. With these local CSAs, you can eat healthy, delicious produce long after those summer tomatoes and blueberries have gone out of season.
As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. The beauty of websites like Kickstarter is that things are invented (and funded) by people, for people. And trust me, these ingenious ideas are taking health and fitness to a whole new level. Plus, all of these Kickstarters are still funding, so if you see one you really like, you can contribute to the cause.