Dang, y’all. Foobooz is ON IT lately. Not only are we digging their soup guide, our friends at Foobooz also just debuted a new calorie calculator specifically designed for beer. I know—brilliant, right?
Remember a few weeks back when I told you about how our friends at Foobooz were launching a massive crowd-sourcing effort to find the best soups in Philly. Well, it looks like they’ve tabulated the votes to come up with a pretty awesome guide to the 17 best places to get soup in Philly, breaking it down by Asian soup joints and, well, everywhere else. Preeeeetty awesome.
Have at it, Be Wellers. And if your favorite soup spot isn’t on the list, be sure to make suggestions in the comments.
It’s almost time, Philly Marathoners! I hope you’re getting excited. Our friends at Sip-N-Glo are whipping up smoothies with runners in mind and will offer $1 off the 16-ouncers to anyone who shows their marathon bib on Saturday or Sunday.
The drink includes banana, pineapple, spinach, maca, hemp and spirulina, as well as lemon,lime and cucumber juice. Check out how each of these ingredients help runners over on the Sip-N-Glo blog.
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Our friend and yogi Brittany Wallrath is at it again. A few months back, she came up with the brilliant idea to organize a virtual running club called the Rise and Run Club (especially useful for people like me who suck at getting up and working out as planned). Now she’s got another fun idea on the works: a healthy homemade soup challenge.
Here’s how it works: Sign up for Brittany’s free program, and on November 13th, she’ll send you a bunch of recipes and a shopping list. Then on November 18th, you’ll join Brittany (virtually, of course) in a five-day homemade-soup-for-lunch challenge. Some of the soups on tap include kale and white bean, tomato basil, spicy black bean and spicy pumpkin. Mmmmm.
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Last week, someone I follow on Instagram raved about a new foolproof technique she’d discovered for hard-boiling eggs. Instead of boiling them in water on the stove, she tried baking them in the oven. Thirty minutes later, she had a batch of perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs; the shells, she said, slid off in almost one piece. Interesting.
Now, I know hard-boiling eggs on the stovetop isn’t particularly difficult. And I know using older eggs, instead of fresh ones, makes the shells come off more easily. And I know boiling them in water takes way less time than this baking method.
But. Have you ever needed to hard boil, say, a dozen eggs at once, perhaps for a recipe or a week’s worth of lunches? And you found that boiling all 12 eggs at once resulted in a lot of shells that cracked mid-boil? It’s definitely happened to me, which is why I think this baking method, whereby each egg is separated individually in a muffin tin (no risk of collision-induced cracking!), is so brilliant.
I took an informal poll at our staff meeting this morning and discovered that no one had heard of this hard-boiling technique, so I figured at least some of you haven’t either. Check it out, then stow it somewhere in your mind for safe keeping. I guarantee this will come in handy eventually.
Got protein? If you workout and want to build muscle, you should get familiar with protein, one of the most essential nutrients for the human body and what should be a staple in any diet. Proteins are chains of amino acids that act as the building blocks of tissue and muscle and provide an important source of fuel for the body. They’re getting more attention lately because of the popularity in high-protein diets for weight loss. All the exercise in the world won’t build muscle if you’re not getting enough protein.
High protein diets tend to work for three main reasons. First, protein is dense so it keeps the body feeling fuller for longer periods of time after eating. Protein also keeps blood sugar stable to stave off the crashes associated with cravings and hunger pangs. And here’s something you might really like: The body works harder to digest protein so it burns more calories.
Apple pie is hands down my favorite holiday food item. I’ll pass on the buttery mashed potatoes and the pumpkin bread – just allow me my big fat piece of homemade apple pie a la mode. It’s a shamelessly beautiful end to my Thanksgiving dinner.
I’m no dummy; I know that even though it’s full of fruit, my slice will run me upwards of 500 calories (natch, before the ice cream). But since I have the utmost respect for apple pie, I’d never dare to reduce calories by losing the double crust or (horror of all horrors) subbing an artificial sweetener. Still, there has to be a way to get all the flavor with fewer calories, right? Right.