Piano, Pageants & Politics


Tofu: the tasteless, slimy block of bean curd that according to omnivorous stereotypes, accounts for 90% of every vegetarian's diet.

The second biggest stereotype surrounding the vegetarian lifestyle? The myth that maintaining a plant-based diet is ridiculously expensive.

While the potential health concerns associated with consuming too much soy prevent me from incorporating it into every meal, tofu is pretty cool because it's...


To the disappointment of my Italian heritage and professional chef BFF,  I struggle when it comes to cooking. I like the idea of being a wiz in the kitchen, but lack the skills and patience necessary for time-consuming recipes, complex ingredients and washing piles of dishes. Being constantly on the go, I'm on a quest to find and create the quickest, tastiest and healthiest meals---pretty enough for Instagram and simple enough...


If you follow me on Instagram, or know me personally, you know that I LOVE donuts. In honor of November 5th, aka National Doughnut Day, (yes, I am aware there are two), I have compiled this collection of some of my favorite doughnut destinations from the past year. While Boston boasts 1 doughnut shop for every 2,400 people, the most per capita in the world (lucky me!), my travels have introduced me to doughs in different area...

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