Essential Living

You Can Have Milk, Guys

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There’s a lot of dairy-bashing out there these days. Here are the things clients lecture ME on (as if THEY are the experts….moo.) “Milk…

Best In Class: Silent Snacks

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As someone who was perpetually a student (at least, it felt like it) and who now serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, it compels me to tell you that I was/am a MASTER at eating in class.

Miami’s Dream Team

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Ain’t nobody got time to cook every night. I pride myself on cultivating relationships (Read: harassing) owners of local wholesome eateries to provide a) food for my hungry self and b) food for my clients’ varying palates. The following is a compiled list of my cherished Miami haunts for good, clean eats. If you see something I missed, please let me know, and please deliver me their food ASAP for “research” purposes.

Tales from the Grocery Store

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The supermarket can be a daunting experience. If you’ve survived a parking experience at Whole Foods, the battle is already 50% won. Here’s the official Essence Supermarket Survival Guide to keep you from wanting to run yourself (or someone else) over with your cart.

Banish the Bloat / Food Baby

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Feeling bloated can range from uncomfortable to excruciating. Gas, a natural byproduct of digestion, can sometimes go hog wild and produce these sensations. Getting to the root cause of it with the help of your doctor/gastroenterologist is the best idea, but in the meantime, foods/drinks can certainly harm or help.