Pop Culture and Politics

My Issue with Tess Holliday and the Obesity Movement

I was on Instagram yesterday and I came across Tess Holliday's page. I really hate to add fuel to this fire and this new movement that tries to push the narrative that being obese and unhealthy is okay, because it is not. I do not like giving it attention but I felt that this one time is absolutely necessary.… Continue reading My Issue with Tess Holliday and the Obesity Movement

Food Review

Big Grove Brewery Review, Solon, Iowa

This weekend I had the privilege of going to visit my roommate from my freshman year of college at the University of Iowa. We had so much fun together, leaving high school and getting an apartment instead of staying in the dorms. It is really hard to believe that was almost 10 years ago. We… Continue reading Big Grove Brewery Review, Solon, Iowa


Chrissy Teigen’s SnapChat Breakfast Burrito

So yesterday Chrissy Teigen posted on Snap Chat some videos her and John eating breakfast burritos that were sent to them as a gift. My dream life: people sending me random gifts, like breakfast burritos. When I want something, I have to have it, and I don't live in California or a really cool city,… Continue reading Chrissy Teigen’s SnapChat Breakfast Burrito


Beef Bourguigon on a Budget

I have always been fascinated with Beef Bourguignon, ever since I saw a video of Julia Child making it. It looked and sounded delicious because it seemed like a drawn out and full force pot roast, so much better.  My thing with pot roast is that I find it very dry. It is never what it's… Continue reading Beef Bourguigon on a Budget