Hello again

I’ve actually never let my blog go unattended for so long before, and I’m sorry! I really do miss writing and hearing from readers. In addition to the couple dozen started-but-never-published posts stored in my drafts folder, here’s what I’ve been up to since my last post, in no particular order. Started running every day. […]

Recent Posts

Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection and Me

I never met a microphone I didn’t like, and the microphone, stage, and crowd last Saturday at the Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection fashion show did not disappoint. I got to wear a designed-for-me gown by Thom Navarro, get made beautiful by Lili Salon Spa hair and makeup artists, and be adorned with gems by Realia by […]

The Vegan Experiment: Beth’s Pineapple Fried Rice

During the month of January, my brother Mike’s family decided to try eating vegan and I asked if I could share some about their experiment and their favorite recipes. It was so fun to share the perspective of their kids — Oliver, 10, Natalie, 8, Jenna, 7, and Lauren, 4 — but we didn’t want to leave […]

Get Up: Sitting All Day is Bad for Your Heart

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart Month (and beyond) to make a difference for yourself and others. This series will provide more information and resources on each of them. Today’s post: Get up. I would never start smoking, so why would I start sitting? This post is republished from […]

Women and Heart Disease

Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection and Me

I never met a microphone I didn't like, and the microphone, stage, and … [Read More...]

Get Connected: Find Heart Disease Information and Support

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart … [Read More...]

Get Checked: Women’s Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Earlier this month I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American … [Read More...]

Everyone Goes Red for Wear Red Day 2015!

Wear Red Day gets bigger and better every year! Thank you to everyone … [Read More...]

My post on Huffington Post: We all fit the profile

This year I am serving as a national spokeswoman for Go Red for Women, … [Read More...]

National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6

This Friday is National Wear Red Day! Will you wear red with me? It's … [Read More...]

How to Go Red in 2015

This is my advice for making the most of American Heart Month. I hope … [Read More...]

Anything you can do I can do better . . .

When I was a kid I loved the playground taunt "anything boys can do … [Read More...]

Eating Heart Healthy

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This is my sister Anna's recipeMakes 8 bowls of soup (how many that … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Fondue

The original recipe calls for brie, but I substituted light cream … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Corn Bread

I really love cornbread so these were a must-try. We all liked them, … [Read More...]

Start Today

Did you know today is National Start Eating Healthy Day? I didn't … [Read More...]

Spicy Sausage and Polenta

Cooking Light photo. See original recipe here. This makes huge … [Read More...]

EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 3: Skip the salt

This week's EmpowerMEnt Challenge is a little bit harder that last … [Read More...]

Turkey Meatball Marinara

This is from Ellie Krieger's book "The Food You Crave," and also found … [Read More...]

Roasted Tomato Spaghetti

Serves 4 hearty eaters, with a bit left for you for lunch the next … [Read More...]