Celebrate Carbonara Day!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Passion for Pasta Advisory Council (Barilla). As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. It’s Carbonara Day! Pasta, the ultimate comfort food. What’s not to love? Today—April 6th—is #CarbonaraDay. To celebrate this classic dish, here’s a recipe from Barilla’s… Read More

Young Adult Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The following review of Caraval  (Flatiron Books, January 31, 2017) by Stephanie Garber is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Amber Lee. Here’s a description from Amazon: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now… Read More

An Interview with YA Author Jeff Giles

I first “met” Jeff Giles on Facebook. Then on Twitter. And again—but in real life, this time—at his New York City book signing at McNally Jackson for his debut YA novel, The Edge of Everything. (See photo below.) He’s hilarious and talented and I really enjoyed the book AND cannot… Read More

Young Adult Book Review: Camp So-And-So

The following review of Camp So-And-So (Carolrhoda Books, March 1, 2017) by Mary McCoy is by Food, Fitness and Fiction Contributing Editor Joshua Flores (pictured below). Here is a description of Camp So-And-So from Amazon: The letters went out in mid-February. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week… Read More

An Interview with YA Author Charlotte Huang

The following post is from Food, Fitness & Fiction Contributing Editor Josh Flores. During my day at the recent Pasadena Loves YA book festival, I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to Charlotte Huang, the young adult author of both For the Record and Going Geek (see photo of… Read More

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes and Ideas

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4 Tips to Bring Back Family Dinners

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Girl in Pieces: An Interview with Kathleen Glasgow

One of the great professional joys in my life is celebrating beautiful writing and wonderful, necessary books. That’s why I was so happy to find Girl in Pieces (Delacorte Press, August 2016) by Kathleen Glasgow. Already a New York Times bestseller, the book is so raw and lends an important… Read More

4 Ways to Stay Strong When Your Resolutions Falter

Whether you crave a favorite food you’ve given up, can’t go to the gym as often as planned, or feel sapped of energy because you’ve fallen off your “New Year, New You” diet and exercise plan, don’t despair. Rebecca Scritchfield, registered dietitian nutritionist, author of Body Kindness, shares her tips… Read More