I would encourage anyone, if they have the opportunity to hear her speak to do it! It was one of the most amazing programs and speakers I’ve heard! – Sharon, NY Food Services

  1. 14Aug

    A Tiny Book Changed My Life

    (Photo Credit: Quelcy Kogel) It was an unusually warm day in January of 2012. After spending most of the morning obsessively looking out the window of my second-floor apartment at any noise I heard, the UPS truck finally arrived to drop off a box containing my very first book. For months, I spent working with a writing coach, procrastinating with a writing coach, researching self-publishing,...
  2. 26Apr

    Gluten and Yeast Free Pizza Crust

    The other night, my husband, Derek, and I bought all these amazing ingredients to make a veggie-filled homemade pizza. Usually we use the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust or the Simple Mills Pizza Crust to save time and because Derek is gluten-free, so I usually always have them on hand. At the grocery store I said, “We have a pizza crust mix at home,...
  3. 10Apr

    The Future of Food Mood Girl

    What am I most scared about? Being seen for all that I am. This line came to me recently when journaling, and it hit me hard. Me? Afraid of being seen? But… I’ve been on TV, I’ve spoken in rooms of thousands of people. I did a TEDx talk for goodness sake. What am I scared of? The truth is: I’m afraid of out-growing something that changed...
  4. 26Nov

    The Food Mood Girl’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Stumped on what to get your foodie or wellness friend? I shared some of my Food Mood Girl holiday favorites for the foodie friend or wellness family member on Pittsburgh Today Live! Check out the segment below: For the Foodie: Olive & Marlowe Olive Oil and Vinegar sets: These 4-pack sets are perfect to give as a hostess gift or for the office gift exchange....
  5. 12Nov

    Flexbrew + No Jitters Java Recipe

    This summer, I decided my office needed a huge overhaul. I wanted to wake up and work in a space that felt creative, clean, and fresh. So I painted it millennium pink and navy, got new furniture, added some plants, and created a space that feels more like me.   My recent add-on this month has been the Hamilton Flexbrew coffee maker so that friends...
  6. 31May

    Create an At-Home Self-Care Day

    One of my favorite things to do is to create an at-home self-care day every month! It’s a day of mental health re-set. Sometimes I do absolutely nothing because that’s what my body needs. Other times, I go all-out. I shared some of my favorite ways to create a self-care day on Daytime Columbus. Here are some of my favorites: Gratitude to Bliss Journal &...
  7. 30Mar

    Do you still get anxiety?

    I’ve been on my book tour for almost three months now! I’ve done dozens of events across the country, and the question I seem to get asked most at every stop (aside from where I got my fruit and veggie jumper!) is if I still struggle with anxiety today. As the Food Mood Girl, I usually share my story of struggling with anxiety and depression...
  8. 13Sep

    From the Orchard Dinner

    My friends Quelcy at With The Grains and Ashley from My Heart Beets hosted an amazing apple-themed food blogger potluck. Everyone had to get creative in the kitchen and include apples in their recipes. I was worried it might be complete apple overload, however, to my surprise – it wasn’t! Plus, getting a bunch of food bloggers together can always guarentee one thing: the food...
  9. 13Sep

    Gluten-Free Apple & Cheddar Scones

    Fall is absolutely my favorite season. As soon as the crisp air hits, I finally feel energized and like myself again. In celebration of fall beginning, I whipped up these Apple & Cheddar Scones for the occasion. They are gluten-free, easy to make, and satisfy both a sweet and savory craving. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups gluten-free flour 1 Tbsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. sea salt...
  10. 20Aug

    National Lemonade Day

    When I was a kid, I was obsessed with lemonade. I remember having my first lemonade stand at age 7 and feeling so excited to sell my favorite summer drink to my neighbors. However, I later realized that my love of lemonade was really just a cover-up for my love of sugar. I was an adult when I finally had my first  real glass of...