It was like a knife twisting in my upper stomach last Tuesday morning. Maybe it was that bowl of lentil soup followed by half a Monster drink I had for lunch the day before. Maybe this was the result of brutal anxiety. Waves of nausea came crashing in while gnawing pain relentlessly sliced my insides to shreds. It felt like a death grip on my intestines. I knew I’d have to call out from work — and for a split second I was excited, but then I remembered the agony! Writhing around in bed while my husband got ready for work, I knew a horrible day lay ahead. Read more »
As someone who isn’t a sports fan, my only concern at a Super Bowl party is the food. This smooth, delicious White Bean Dip is a great alternative to the usual hummus made with garbanzo beans. It’s super easy to make and it’s a healthy option that won’t break your New Year’s resolution.
Makes 6 appetizer servings
- 4 pita breads
- 2 tablespoons & 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove Read more »
A commemorative statue of PT Barnum, Bethel's most famous resident.
Sometimes a friendship or an experience is healing to the soul, and sometimes healing comes from a place. For me, that place was Bethel, Connecticut. At 30 years old, I found myself breaking off a bad relationship and imagining that I would live out the rest of my days as a spinster throwing cats at people. I needed a place of my own and saw an ad for a studio on Grassy Plain Street in Bethel. It was here that I reconnected with myself while discovering the picturesque neighborhood surrounding me. The charming New England town of Bethel, which means “house of God”, is about 60 miles from New York City and has over 18,000 residents. I’ve compiled a list of some fun things that make Bethel the greatest town on earth! Read more »