November 2021: The Mood + Food Issue

In Austin, good food holds a special place in our hearts — and rightfully so. Celebrate that love of food and the giving season with this month’s Food + Mood issue! Inside you’ll read about food trends, local chefs, recipes and ideas for your own food celebration this Thanksgiving and beyond. Bon appétit!

 
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From The November 2021 Issue

December 1, 2021
Wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of a person’s age, which is why men and women spend millions of dollars every year to reduce the appearance of their wrinkles and look younger....
November 17, 2021
Jared, tell us about Walker – you had your first season last year in the middle of COVID and it was a roaring success and now you are back for a second season. It...
November 9, 2021
Athletes all around the world are constantly on the hunt for the right tools to increase their athletic performance.  It is obvious that the best athletes can no longer dominate their sports with simple...
November 1, 2021
Whether it be glazed, jelly-filled or cakey, donuts are an iconic breakfast item. Naturally, donut shops are of no shortage here in Texas, with a local shop almost always around the corner. It’s a...
November 1, 2021
Contrast therapy has many benefits for recovery and the body in general. But did you know that it has been scientifically proven to boost your mood and decrease the symptoms of depression? I’m going...
November 1, 2021
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and full of flavor. Ingredients: 1.5lbs baby potato medley Fresh rosemary Fresh sage Salt Pepper Avocado oil spray Directions: Wash and dry...
November 1, 2021
Nutrition: It can seem simple, yet complicated, no matter your age. Throw in a hungry baby, picky toddler or growing teenager and things can seem even trickier for parents. But finding that balance for...
November 1, 2021
We need to eat to survive, right? However, most of us use food for many reasons beyond sustenance. Food may be a source of distraction for us or an anxiety-reducer.  Food may be a...
November 1, 2021
Algae has been consumed by humans for centuries both as food and medicine. However, popularity for this nutritious ingredient has increased in the past few years, trending alongside a growing use of herbal supplements...
November 1, 2021
Five years ago, I began suggesting to my colleagues that, within the next several years, conversations around the topic of mental wellness would begin to be as “socially acceptable” as the ones about physical...
November 1, 2021
Chilled Avocado Soup with Chipotle Seared Corn and Shrimp Yield: 8 servings INGREDIENTS Soup: 3 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups diced peeled avocado (about 2) 1 medium tomatillo – boiled to...
November 1, 2021
On our Zoom call, Vanush Von Love advised that I should lay down and get a pillow to rest my head on and a pillow to place right below my knees. Getting comfortable is...
November 1, 2021
Although in recent years the gluten-free diet has become a sort of fad for weight loss and healthy eating, for many people, gluten can be extremely dangerous for the body. Celiac disease is the...
November 1, 2021
For Lawrence Eguakun, it all started with potluck dinners at the high-tech company he worked for, where he would bring West African rice, vegetables and other dishes for his co-workers to enjoy. Out of...
November 1, 2021
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin and part of the B complex family. B6 plays an active role in metabolizing protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as the creation of neurotransmitters and red blood...
November 1, 2021
Greetings AFM! We are putting the spotlight on another local gem to share in our quest to capture the many offerings Austin holds for you to get your sweat on. This month’s tour brought...
November 1, 2021
I’m sure many of you could agree that diets always seem to overpromise and under-deliver. Plus, all the rules that accompany these diet plans can cause a lot of stress and frustration. If you’ve...
November 1, 2021
It’s been over 10 years since I was first invited to work alongside Austin Fit Magazine with the “Kick Mo’s Butt” feature, which ran for a three-year-straight adventure. A little fun fact is my...
November 1, 2021
Burnout levels have been high for many lately. During the pandemic, work has been part of this cause, whether it’s the monotony of working from home, a lack of in-person social engagement with team...
November 1, 2021
The fall and winter holidays mark a time of changing weather, sparkling decorations, family time and feasts. However, people struggling with self-image and a positive relationship with food may find the family gatherings a...
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