It’s been a few months since I published a Friday Shares post, but I have lots to tell you about today, so let’s get right to it.

1. I wrote an eBook! It’s a mini cookbook called Fresh and Flavorful: Sauces, and I had great fun putting it together. You can find out more about the book and buy it here.

2. I had my first print article published! It’s an editorial called Changing Perspectives and it appears in the Fall issue of Edible Hudson Valley Magazine. You can read it here.

3. I am training for my first powerlifting meet! I have been strength training for exactly 2 years and while competing is not something I ever thought would happen, I signed myself up for a meet that will take place two weeks from tomorrow. Wish me luck :)

Photo by Kelli Nielson

4. I am enrolled in a professional sports and exercise nutrition certification program. As some of you know, I have a degree in naturopathic medicine, but I have not worked with private clients in some time. When I am finished with this certification, I plan to start working with clients again as a nutrition coach: I am really excited about this. I may also get certified as a strength coach in the not-too-distant future :)

Ok, that’s enough about me and what I am up to. Here are some links to other “stuff” I think you should know about:


Learning to Love Criticm (The New York Time)

Are Anti-Vaccinators Stupid or Disingenuous? (Gawker)

Why I Hope to Die at 75 (The Atlantic)

Why I Stayed, Why I Left (Smith Bites)

Here Are 4 Problems that GMO Labeling Won’t Solve (Grist)

The Problem with Home-Cooked Meals (Vox)

Recipes I want to make:

Cauliflower Kale Chickpea Curry Pot (The First Mess)

Masala Chai (A Brown Table)

Apple, Rosemary, and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin (Adventures in Cooking)

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Skillet Brownie (Country Cleaver)

Of note for those who are gluten free:

The Gluten-Free Girl Flour Blends Campaign on Kickstarter

Let Us All Eat Cake: Gluten-Free Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Cakes (I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher and it’s beautiful!)

Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed (This is a cookbook by my friend Silvana Nardone which I’ll be posting about soon.)

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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    Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) — October 4, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    Winnie you are such an inspiration – congrats on the book, the article, the powerlifting (am sure you will do great!) and the new certification program. You go, girl!

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    Nik@ABrownTable — October 5, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    Thanks for the link love, Winnie! Congratulations on all the wonderful achievements, you deserve all the success coming your way :)