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Yearly Archive for 2009

Christina Cooks from the Heart, for Your Health

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(Photo courtesy of cbsnews.com) In the early 1980s, doctors said leukemia would kill her. Twenty six years, four books, two Web sites and a cooking show later, Christina Pirello is healthier than ever.                A culinary instructor at Drexel University who won an Emmy for her PBS series “Christina Cooks,” Pirello claims her macrobiotic/vegan diet helped cure her […] [Read More]

No-Fuss Fitness

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  If you’re like me, you’re more likely to get sick of your workout than sick from the germs that linger in the gym. If you don’t change your routine every four-to-six weeks, your muscles get used to the same elliptical and treadmill workouts; if you follow the exact cardio and strength training routines each […] [Read More]

A Drink that Takes the Cake

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Of all the drink names that bear absolutely no significance to the ingredients in them (e.g. Long Island Iced Tea, Sex on the Beach, Fuzzy Navel, and God help us, the Buttery Nipple), the one I had the other day wins the prize for being the most random and the most extraordinary.   So, while I’m sitting on […] [Read More]

Slow Cooker Soiree

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If economic crises have slighted you with ramen noodles, you need the Foodie Fairy Godmother to rescue you from meal mediocrity. I feel your pain. Now that I just got my first apartment about seven months ago, I, too, am strapped for cash. It’s hard enough to afford a shopping cart full of nutritious fare, let […] [Read More]

Why “Ruby Red Stilettos”?

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Glass slippers don’t fit the dreams of Cinderella; red stilettos do. —Ryan DeLaurentis You’re probably wondering who I am and why I started a blog called Ruby Red Stilettos. First let me tell you about myself. I’m an obsessive-compulsive, scatterbrained writer, foodie, certified personal trainer, makeup seller, gluten-free cook and last but not least, graduate […] [Read More]