Nutrition Superfoods by Countries

Nutrition superfoods by countries

I plan for this to be an ongoing series about superfoods found within numerous cultures. Extensions will be added as I visit new countries. A superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. As a Registered Dietitian, I counsel clients and patients from various ethnic backgrounds. It is near impossible to be familiar with EVERY food know to a country.

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Explore Rome in 4 days: All the highlights for your first time visit to Rome

explore Rome in 4 days

To be homesick for a country that is not your own is a liberating realization. For you no longer belong to just one place. Italy is my country-no not by birth or blood-but by heart, passion, inspiration, and simplicity.

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Travel broadens the mind

travel broadens the mind

Travel broadens the mind

I’ve been “home” for about a month and by home, I mean my home town of Mobile, AL. You may recall that Michael and I moved in with my Dad in August to save more money for our big move! I have come to a lot of realizations. I’ve been transported to an alternate universe, there is no other explanation!

I'm in an environment in which I don’t fit in anymore. I often feel out of place when I wear clothes...

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Madrid in 3 days: A Vibrant Capital full of street art

Madrid in 3 days

Madrid in 3 days: A Vibrant Capital full of street art

We took the morning train from Barcelona to Madrid. We arrived 2.5 hours later at 10:00 am. The tickets cost 223 euros for the 2 of us. We arrived as the city was waking up and breakfast was being served. After dropping our bags, we made our way down hilly streets to explore this bustling yet quaint capital.

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3 Days in Barcelona Spain: How to see the highlights!

3 days in Barcelona Spain

3 Days in Barcelona Spain: The Highlights

I have always wanted to go to Spain. There is something about the vibrancy of the culture that pulls me in. The language is intoxicating. I took my first foreign language course when I was 16 years old, it was Spanish 101. I fell in love with the way words rolled off my tongue. I felt like I was learning an ancient language of romance and pizzazz.

I soon learned that I had an affinity for...

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Reuse old buildings: Finding New Purpose in Unique Spaces

reuse old buildings

Reuse old buildings: Finding New Purpose in Unique Spaces

We live in a time where if something is broken, we toss it. We are no longer a culture of “fixers” but a community of “wasters”.  Have you ever tried to reuse old buildings? I haven't. How long does it take for you to buy the newest iPhone even though your old one probably still works just...

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Cruise Ship Blunders: Lessons Learned

Cruise Ship Blunders

Cruise Ship Blunders: Lessons Learned

Millions of people hop aboard cruise ships each year. They get their manicures and pedicures, buy cute, lacy swimwear covers, and stunt in their stunner shades. Off they go to, all-you-can-eat buffets, sunburns the shade of lobsters, and numerous planned excursions. Oh, the life they live! Or is it?

When I was 18, my family and I...

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