Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Very often when I'm planning a meal, I'll spend a lot of time and effort creating the main dish, leaving the appetizers and side dishes as an afterthought. In fact during this season, I often find myself running to our local market for frozen or ready-prepared appetizers/side dishes simply due to time constraints.
In an effort to create healthier appetizers and sid... Read More »
Published on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
For the past few weeks I've been traveling, which means I've been incredibly lax about my fitness routine and healthy eating plan. Traveling, as glamorous and exciting as it seems, can be stressful and at times, lonely. I am the type of person that needs community and engagement, particularly when it comes to sticking to my wellness goals.
Online communities li... Read More »
Published on Friday, July 27, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
For weeks months YEARS I've been using the "baby weight" excuse as a free pass to eat, drink, and do as I please. I've always swayed towards the healthy side of the pendulum, but sweets are my weakness. Before children, I prioritized and enjoyed exercise, particularly the treadmill, because it was an easy way to keep my body active and my heart healthy. Unlike man... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 28, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Over the holiday weekend, I spent some time baking and cooking up my favorite foods. I love long weekends because I actually have the time to experiment and create new recipes without the pressure of our weekly routine. With summer approaching, I'm looking for quick, easy meals that are healthy and flavorful. I try not to use our oven in the summer because our c... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 23, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Travel has this way of opening up your eyes to see the world from a broader perspective. Some of my greatest memories were created while traveling with friends, family, and my husband.
It was the summer of 2006 and my husband and I were in the midst of an 8 week long backpacking adventure through Europe. We did things we never imagined we'd do, like sleeping in... Read More »
Published on Friday, August 12, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners SusanLanai and Jammie!
Last year, Bumble Bee Foods, Chef Scott Leibfried, and the Bee Squad hosted an event in New York City, complete with gourmet foods created by the Hell's Kitchen chef himself. This year, the brand opted for a more intimate dinner with the team and despite the fact that we didn't host a party... Read More »
Published on Sunday, July 24, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
It's almost here! The largest conference for women in social media will take place in sunny San Diego this year and I'm thankful to be attending, once again, with Bumble Bee Foods. As always, there is so much to do and see in just a short amount of time. Thankfully, BlogHer will be held in a city that is almost like a second home to us. At just an hour away, we... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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Unlike many parents I know, we don't serve our children "special" kid-friendly foods. And at restaurants, we only order off the kid's menu less than half of the time. When our children began solid foods, we decided to try as much as possible to avo... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 30, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Approximately one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in the United States. According to BreastCancer.org, it's the most common cancer affecting women apart from skin cancer. While I've been blessed not to have family or friends affected, awareness and prevention are still vitally important in decreasing the incidence among women in this country.
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Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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I'm always a bit baffled when parents asks me how I successfully manage to get my children to eat seafood. I'm not talking about fish sticks...my children eat salmon, halibut, and a variety of other types of seafood. Seafood offers numerous health b... Read More »
Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I've never thought about using tuna in an Italian recipe, so I thought I'd share Chef Scott's take on Sundried Tomato and Basil Pasta.
No compensation was received for this post. As a member of the Bee Squad, I receive information and samples periodically.
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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
With summer in full swing, many of you may be hosting barbecues, picnics, and parties. This week, Chef Scott Leibfried shows us a twist on a traditional favorite...Tuna Potato Salad. This dish is a good source of Omega3's and Protein, and low in calories and fat. I really like that spices, herbs, mustard and vinegar take the place of mayonnaise.
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Published on Friday, July 23, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
In less than two weeks, I'll be on a plane to New York City for my third BlogHer convention. It's hard to believe that three years ago, I didn't even know what BlogHer was.
I want to start by thanking Bumble Bee Foods, for their generous sponsorship. On Thursday, Bumble Bee Foods is hosting a reception at the Viking Demo Kitchen in New York City. Chef Scott... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Summer is here and I'm not quite ready for swimsuit season. I had a baby 6 months ago and I'm slowly (but much too slowly) losing the weight. I need a bit of inspiration...and some support. So I decided that being a member of Bee Well for Life wasn't enough. I need accountability...and motivation...
Join Rockin' Mamas, the team I created for the BeeWell for... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
In the coming weeks, I have at least 3 parties to plan..and I am aiming to do some of the food preparation myself. Since our summers are extremely warm, I try to serve "cold" foods when entertaining. I like to transform ordinary salads into meals. And that's just what Chef Scott Leibfried does with his two tuna-themed recipes: Salmon and Cucumber Salad and Italian... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Have you ever had an opportunity to try Melba Toast? I know it's hard to believe, but up until a week or so ago, I had never tried this crunchy little snack (and they've been around for 80 years!). They're great for snacking but I actually like the idea of using them as substitutes for higher calorie breads in recipes. They're available in eight flavors, four of... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Do you ever look at a recipe in a cookbook and think to yourself...how would I ever go about recreating that? I know I do...but I'm not the savviest when it comes to anything culinary. Bumble Bee Foods recently launched a series of webisodes featuring Chef Scott Leibfried. He has an impressive bio, including being featured on Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmare... Read More »
Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I've been keeping a little secret. I'm going to BlogHer in New York City! Ok...that's not the secret. The big secret that I have been waiting until just the right moment to tell you about is that I'm going to BlogHer as a member of the Bee Squad! I have really enjoyed working with the Bee Squad over the past several months and am honored to be attending with t... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
When it comes to meals that I have to cook, simple is preferable. I'm never been particularly savvy in the kitchen and juggling two small children just complicates things. I strive to offer home-cooked meals made from natural ingredients. Because we don't eat any red meat or pork, I'm always looking for innovative ways to prepare meals that are wholesome, palata... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Last month I shared with you a bit about Bumble Bee's BeeWell For Life program (formerly titled BeeWell Miles). To recap, BeeWell For Life offers resources and tools to motivate and help you achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.
If you decide to sign up for the site (which is free and provides a wealth of information), be sure to log the miles you walk, run or bik... Read More »