Dr. Perricone on Wine

December 12, 2009 by

Yay!!!! News on the health benefits of drinking red wine just keeps coming. Check out this video from the TV Wine Library  where Dr. Perricone, one of my most favorite food/skin/health gurus talks with Gary Vaynerchuk, the irreverent wine dude I’ve come to love, about the latest developments on the benefits of red wine. They also address organic/biodynamic wines…


Girls who give

December 10, 2009 by

Great meeting on Friday night! I am excited and inspired by our decision to focus on giving for this term’s BeWell project. I am going to post the links for Care that I was talking about. Check out all the ways you can give if this speaks to you.

I love this video- so simple and powerful…



makes it really easy. I chose to send a girl to school for one year, but there are many other options including Microloans which have been super successful.

I’m looking forward to hearing about our experiences in giving!

Friday Eve

December 1, 2009 by

Okay ladies,

Shall we meet at Barre 3 in SE at 6 on Friday? I will make a reservation at Portobello for 7. Sound good?

You can get the Barre 3 address on their website, which is linked on the blogroll.


A Friday Night Outing

November 16, 2009 by

how is Friday, December 4th for everyone? We could hit Barre 3’s new SE location for their open house and then go for dinner at Portobello. A perfect outing for the BeWellers. Let me know if you can make it and I will make a reservation at Portobello.



Portobello postponed

November 11, 2009 by

Lets through out a few dates post-Thanksgiving that work for us. We can’t meet without Jolie!

December 2nd?


November 10, 2009 by

Hi Ladies,

Hoping the group is up for a night out in the coming weeks? I think BeWellers need to reunite and talk about our next book. How is next Wednesday for dinner at Portobello?





News, big and not so big

November 1, 2009 by

Hey Ladies,

Wanted to update the BeWellers that our dear girl Krissy is on the mend after suffering from appendicitis. After nearly a week in the hospital she is back home and hopefully recovering quickly. Think good thoughts that she is back with her glass in hand soon!

On another note, after running into Lindsay tonight, I felt compelled to post. Upon completion of the cleanse I ran off to Florida and Dallas where I managed to take the CLEAN method and throw it out the window. I had  no real intention of keeping up that sort of strict plan, but I was planning on slowly bringing different food groups back into my diet as a way to hopefully identify some sinus issue triggers. That did not happen. I think I consumed wheat, dairy, sugar, wine and coffee within hours of each other on more than one occasion-nice. About  half way through the trip I started to feel the effects. My face developed a red rash around my nose and mouth and by the end of this week it had spread to my eyelids (???) and between my eyebrows. I am KICKING myself for not being  more diligent on the back-end of this program. I saw Carmen the holistic doctor during my clean period and she charted how I was supposed to reintegrate food into my diet. It was just too hard to do while traveling! We were staying with friends and I didn’t want to be “that person” who couldn’t eat half the dinner.

After 2 days of being home and basically being back on an elimination diet my rash/hive (?) situation has gotten under control, but needless to say, I am still baffled as to what is going on with my system. I see Carmen next week and I am anxious to hear what she has to say. I might be back on CLEAN just when I was getting used to drinking wine again!

Anyway, I just wanted to forewarn any of you who are thinking about “cleaning” to really take note of what happens after you start adding foods back into your diet. There is a lot of value in assessing how you feel and react afterwards. Learn from my mistake!

Chantrelle Galore

October 20, 2009 by

Hervé picked a ton this weekend. If you like mushrooms, these are fantastic! Let me know if you want any. So good in risotto or salads.

CLEAN for 4 days

October 16, 2009 by

Alright, I’ve been clean for 4 days so far and it hasn’t been that hard, thanks to the Blossoming Lotus and Whole Foods for lunch.  Preparing food the night before for lunch is just not my thing . . . heck, I rarely prepare food for dinner, so if I’m going to make salmon, I’m eating it right then.  I’ve been sick for the majority of this week, so it’s been hard to tell if there’s a difference in how I feel.  Being sick through this has  pros and cons.  On one hand, I haven’t been tempted to go out at all, wine hasn’t sounded good and I’ve felt like drinking tea, over coffee.  On the other hand, I want to make myself feel better and it’s been all I can do to stay away from the chips and salsa.

For those of you nearing the end of your cleanse, have you started to see the benefits?  Have you been able to stick with it?  I’m getting sick of juice and I’m tempted to do this for just one week, but if you all look and feel 10 years younger, maybe I’ll be motivated to keep going!

Vegan Baking Classes

October 14, 2009 by

PCC rocks. You can take a class on virtually ANYTHING! I see there are several baking classes offered at Sweetpea Bakery, which makes killer vegan desserts.

I’m taking a few of the wine courses, if you have any interest in these, definitely let me know.

Check out the offerings in the PCC catalog.

Also, I am going to plan a bake-off for mid-november, start thinking about what you’ll want to bring so we don’t duplicate efforts. Yummy!