Food, Culture, & Youth: Culicurious Blogger Shares Her Story

Hi everyone, I’m Addie K Martin of Culicurious. I live in New Orleans, and I’m originally from a very small town called Golden Meadow, in the heart of Cajun Country in South Louisiana. Food is a big part of the culture and daily life in my hometown. And also here in New Orleans. When we’re eatingContinue reading “Food, Culture, & Youth: Culicurious Blogger Shares Her Story”

Love of food runs in the family

The other day I came across this photo uploaded to the Facebook page for my hometown in Louisiana, but one of my mom’s cousins. As the note says, it’s from the LSU Cooperative Extension, and pictures my grandfather with his brothers and fellow farmers, selling their bounty in 1950. I immediately asked my mom ifContinue reading “Love of food runs in the family”

My 30 day commitment…to myself

When my trainer Grant first asked me to join a 30 day transformation challenge on the Whole 30/Paleo diet, I was skeptical at first. Despite having done some background reading when I first began training with Grant a year ago, and testing the waters a little here and there, I wasn’t sure I could diveContinue reading “My 30 day commitment…to myself”

Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons

Yesterday I had the chance to attend the DC Metropolitan Cooking Show with my friend Julia. She loves being in the kitchen and cooking beloved family Italian recipes as much as I love my Cajun food. As we sat and listened to Giada De Laurentiis and then Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio, we noticed thatContinue reading “Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons”

It’s not a diet…it’s a lifestyle.

In 26 years, I’ve never done a diet, until the last two weeks. I never tried Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, Atkins, fasting, you name it. Although at times I’ve wanted to lose a few pounds or tone up to fit some pants more comfortably, dieting hasn’t just been my style — I prefer eating moreContinue reading “It’s not a diet…it’s a lifestyle.”