Don’t Forget the Umami

In elementary school we learned about the four tastes: sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But did you know there’s a fifth? The Fifth Taste Umami is a Japanese word meaning ̶...

Just Beet It

Meatless Mondays Recipe of the Week We know about the many health benefits of beets, but if you’re like me, you’re clueless about how to make beets taste good. After a ...

Sausage Cauliflower Pesto Pizza

I’m a big fan of pizzas with unconventional vegetable toppings.  Long ago when I worked at Sir Pizza, a local hole-in-the-wall pizza place in Tennessee, we used to serve a veggie p...

Eco Fashion Advice

Having too much of everything has become a common first-world problem.  Mass-produced apparel from stores at the mall (Chinese imports, usually) falls apart after one wash and is t...

Ghosts of Parties Past

Nashville Fashion Secrets That amazing dress you wore several years ago has somehow lost its sparkle.  You’re tired of buying home decor from Target, only to find your girlfr...

Benefits of All Natural Makeup

Do you eat lipstick? You may think ‘no,’ but you’d be wrong. It is estimated the average woman could consume up to six pounds of the waxy stuff over a lifetime. T...

Urban Grub

Chef Edgar Pendley’s passion for meat is evident by his forearms – and onsight curing rooms.  Pendley loves his meat, and so do his customers, who now flock to Urban Grub, on...

Locally Sourced Coffee and Fare

Have you ever had the experience of walking into a typical artisanal coffee shop.  The baristas peer down at you over the rims of their designer glasses.  They judge if you are wor...

Is Your Sunscreen Toxic?

Natural Sunscreen Without Oxybenzone Sunscreen causing cancer gets the hottest health topic award this summer. It’s a confounding problem that doesn’t seem to have any solution (ot...

Safe Cycling in Nashville

Last week the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization tweeted an article in Wired Magazine that described the evolution of a Dutch strategy to create protected bicycle lanes t...

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