Upcoming Spring Events (& A Plea For Help!)

Upcoming Nom Nom Paleo Spring Events (& A Plea for Help!) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Whoops! I just realized that I’ve been announcing my upcoming book signings and appearances only in my weekly email newsletter, and not here on my blog. Sorry! (If you want stay in the loop, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter here.) I actually have a few events coming up in the (very) near future, so let me catch you up in a hurry!
Upcoming Nom Nom Paleo Spring Events (& A Plea for Help!) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Curious about the food writing biz? Or just want to come meet me
and a bunch of my awesomest (yes, that is a word) food writer pals? On Wednesday evening, April 22
(just a couple of days away!), I’ll be on a panel with some of my favorite local
cookbook authors discussing today’s evolving food media landscape. My
co-panelists are my good friends Emma Christensen and Cheryl Sternman Rule, and our
moderator is the wonderful Dianne Jacob. Topics
include how to write for an increasingly global (and often mobile-based)
audience, how to expand one’s reach, and how to marry the tactile pleasures of
food with evolving platforms. Food and drinks will be served, and there’ll be ample
amounts of mixing and mingling involved! For more deets and to register, peek
over here.

I’ll be back in the heart of Texas for this year’s Paleo f(x) conference, which
runs from April 24th to 26th, this Friday through Sunday! My pal Chef Gregory Gourdet (of Top Chef Boston fame)
and I will be co-presenting on “Umami: Applying the Art and Science of the
Fifth Taste.” Did you know that we’ll be handing out umami-boosting samples from Red Boat Fish Sauce after our talk? On Sunday, I’ll be doing a book signing and then a cooking demo with my friend Diana Rodgers. Register
here to attend. Even if you can’t attend, you can watch our presentation for free(!) by signing up here.
Upcoming Nom Nom Paleo Spring Events (& A Plea for Help!) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

On Tuesday, May 5, at 12:30 pm, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig will be
stopping by Book Passage in the San Francisco Ferry Building to promote their
brand new tome, The Whole30—and I’ll be joining them to moderate a Q&A. I’ll
sign books, too! Head over here

I’ve got a few more local appearances in the pipeline, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated once the details are firmed up. I’m looking forward to meeting you at these events!

Lastly, I have a small request: Can you vote for our iPad app in the 2015 Webby Awards? We’re currently trailing waaaay behind in 4th
place, and voting ends this Friday! It’ll be hard to overcome the PR
power of the other contenders up for the honor, but I’m not throwing in
the towel just yet! Support our mom and pop business and vote by
clicking here! Thank you!


SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://nomnompaleo.com/post/116976033873

Weekend Adventures + Eden Kickstarter

georgetown dc spring flowers

Hi friends, and happy Marathon Monday – I’m cheering on everyone running 26.2 up in Boston today! Here are a couple Boston Marathon-related articles I enjoyed and thought you all my like, too:

    As for the weekend, it was another lovely one, so I tried to spend most of it outside!

    One of the big highlights was a farm fest of sorts that I went to on Saturday! Does this photo make anyone else want to sing the “Red Solo Cup” country song?

    wiffletree farm

    Last week, From the Farmer emailed their customer base that one of the farms they source from, Wiffletree Farm, was having a spring party involving beer, bbq, and live music. Tickets were only $6 (food/drinks were extra) and the weather was looking amazing. Um, sign me up! I emailed a bunch of our friends and ended up getting a crew of about 15 people on board to join me and Matt for the adventure.

    wiffletree farm spring squaker

    The lines for food were super long and they ran out of some stuff by the time we got up there (I think they majorly underestimated how many people would show up!), but it was still a blast with good friends. The weather could not have been more perfect outdoor chillin’!

    wiffletree farm turkey leg

    Other weekend food highlights included dinner out on Friday to a new spot in Tysons Corner called Barrel and Bushel with some high school friends (my high school BFF Jenny is here visiting – yay). We all loved the restaurant – beautiful open air concept, great service, and really good food, too. I had a delicious salmon salad as my entrée, but the real highlights were the appetizers – an insanely epic cheesy biscuit and blackened old bay deviled eggs (I know – amazing).

    barrel and bushel tysons biscuits

    barrel and bushel tysons deviled eggs

    Another highlight – Matt and I met friends for brunch yesterday at Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon. I’ve gone there for dinner a ton, but never tried their brunch! Matt and I shared a salad to start and then I split two frittatas with our friend Lauren. We shared the Greek frittata (pictured below) and a crab and sausage frittata – delicious!

    boulevard woodgrill clarendon salad

    boulevard woodgrill clarendon brunch

    In addition to enjoying lots of good food, I also enjoyed some fitness fun, of course! On Saturday morning, I hit up Urban Athletic Club via ClassPass with my friends Karen and Kathleen. Great and fun workout, as always! I’m getting pretty good at monkey bars, too. ;)


    And yesterday, Matt and I got in a 6 miler before brunch. We’re looking forward to the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler next weekend!


    Eden Kickstarter (sponsored)

    I wanted to end this post with a shout out for a company that has a kickstarter going right now – Eden! They’re a new environmentally friendly company that makes fresh, cold-pressed juices from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables. I thought this was an interesting idea – not only important from a food waste standpoint, but also from an overall image standpoint, too! Eden’s core belief is that diversity and imperfections are not flaws to be corrected but traits to be celebrated. And they use their line of juices to fight aspects of our culture that threaten diversity, conservation, and overall health – things like a superficial mindset (aka the Photoshop culture, creating unrealistic/unattainable beauty standards), food waste (in the U.S., we throw away close to 40% of the food we grow, and in many cases, not because it has gone bad but because it doesn’t meet cosmetic standards).

    I’m a huge cold-pressed juice fan, as you guys know – especially green juices. Considering fewer than 35% of Americans are eating the recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies, we can use all the help we can get!

    eden juice

    With Eden’s line of fresh, cold-pressed juices, they hope to help limit the amount of food wasted in the U.S. by using produce that consumers and retailers usually throw away for cosmetic reasons. They’ll also aim to make nutrient-rich food more accessible to those who struggle to get nutritious foods and those who want a simple way to improve their diets.

    Join me in funding Eden’s Kickstarter campaign by going to drinkeden.com. And check out the awesome Rafflecopter giveaway from them below, too – you’ll have a chance to win one of three $150 VISA gift cards. (U.S. and Canadian residents only, please – and your email will not be shared or sold in any way, just used for Eden company updates.)

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    And now, it’s back to work for me – while keeping a close eye on the marathon coverage! Have a good one, my friends!

    Weekend Adventures + Eden Kickstarter originally appeared on fANNEtastic food | Washington D.C. area Registered Dietitian | Recipes + Healthy Living + Fitness on April 20, 2015.

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