December 2014: The Food Issue

The 2014 Food Issue is here with recipes, people, wellness and workouts to end the year in style! Inside, you’ll find all you need to know about supplements, healthy eats in Austin, a carrot soup from Camille Styles and the Whole Kids Foundation Cooking Challenge!

 
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From The December 2014 Issue

December 1, 2014
This article is the first in a series that will evaluate the evidence regarding some of the most popular dietary supplements and ergogenic aids on the market, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), caffeine, carnitine,...
December 1, 2014
I have been watching the increase in popularity of meal kit delivery services with some enthusiasm, wondering if they’re worth it. For me, whether something’s “worth it” includes cost, but let’s be honest; sometimes getting...
December 1, 2014
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar, now in its 14th year, is a fixture of the Austin holiday shopping season. Open from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, the Bazaar...
December 1, 2014
It's 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, and I'm sitting at Magnolia Cafe about to slam down a couple of breakfast tacos and a short stack of chocolate chip pancakes. Dude! I ran 12 miles...
December 1, 2014
Organisms must adapt to environmental and physical demands to ensure their survival, and the athlete organism is no different. Adaptability and physiological variability ensures an athlete’s success in competition, in training, and in recovery....
December 1, 2014
It was a beautifully sunny fall day, and Blake Mycoskie, founder and owner of TOMS, was taking it easy at the store and café on South Congress. Patrons walked in and out without giving...
December 1, 2014
This month, Diane Vives is at Total Athlete ATX with Kathy Sharp, who is demonstrating the movements. This series of exercises is designed to prepare and build up to performing a proper kettlebell swing....
December 1, 2014
Who is Barbara Bergin? Orthopedic surgeon, horseback rider, author: the list goes on. But ask Bergin if she could’ve predicted the directions life has taken her, and she’ll say no—she’s been discovering possibilities all...
December 1, 2014
How can you not win when you combine great kids with wholesome, fun to prepare recipes? The Whole Kids Cooking Challenge—this year, with five winners, thanks to the addition of the new Whole Foods...
December 1, 2014
The saying “what goes in, comes out” perfectly describes how a good nutrition plan can influence triathlon training and racing. Just like for general training and workouts, it makes sense to apply periodization to...
December 1, 2014
Since holiday parties are usually brimming with not-so-good-for-you menu items, I love offering guests something that’s delicious and completely guilt-free, like this carrot soup with cumin and ginger. It’s a cozy weeknight dinner option...
December 1, 2014
To prepare dried beans:  Soak beans overnight in four times as much water as beans. Discard soaking water. Place beans in a pot and cover with two inches of water. Cook for one to...
December 1, 2014
New Year’s Eve celebrations often involve a party, and a party often includes alcohol. Unfortunately, Texas leads the nation in crashes and fatalities due to drunk driving. Make the holidays festive and safe by...
December 1, 2014
Almost a decade ago, Peggy Sharp found out she had breast cancer, just a few months after her sister, Jackie, was diagnosed with leukemia. She started volunteering with the Susan G. Komen organization and...
December 1, 2014
Who says Austin doesn’t get snow?  Dec. 21, 1929 – 5.5 inches  Nov. 22, 1937 – 9.7 inches  Jan. 30, 1949 – 6.5 inches  Feb. 23, 1966 – 6.0 inches  Feb. 14, 2004 –...
December 1, 2014
WaywardChocolat.com Looking for something with a decided “wow” factor to share this holiday season? Wayward Chocolat’s boxed Parisian-style chocolates impress on many levels. In the spirit of full disclosure, AFM received a box to...
December 1, 2014
In April 2014, a sea of red-shirted runners and walkers took to the streets for the Capitol 10K. This October, those same red shirts helped raise a record-setting amount of money for the American...
December 1, 2014
  I am scared to death that I will go to the gym and pick up the Ebola virus from the equipment. Is this even possible? A: Take a deep breath. Ebola, while scary,...
December 1, 2014
There’s a new 6-mile trail system available just west of Austin for walking, running, hiking, and mountain biking. Opened to the public in June 2013, the Greenway Primitive Trails at Bee Cave is an...
December 1, 2014
The holidays mean celebrations, guests, and food—lots of food. Often, that food is eaten out, either as part of an event or because you’re just too tired from all the activity to cook at...
December 1, 2014
  Age and the Effectiveness of Physical Activity  There’s an old saying: You’re never too old to start something new. And you would think the same theory would ring true for starting a new...
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