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Elizabeth  Simmons

Elizabeth Simmons

Staff Writer

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Liz Simmons is a fun-loving, stubbornly positive person who will try just about anything once. She's not much of a gym person (though she'll go if you ask nicely) and would rather be swimming or practicing yoga. She also has a competitive spirit and will never say no to a game of sand volleyball.

Fairly new to living on her own, she considers her kitchen to be a bit of an unexplored frontier. Currently, her best dishes are tacos and...tacos.

When not embarking on culinary adventures, Liz loves reading the many books on her shelves. She feels that her love of reading led to her love of writing which led to recently earning her B.A. in Communication from Wichita State University. As a new college graduate, Liz is looking forward to whatever her life may bring next!

Fun Facts About Liz

  • I Never Leave Home Without checking my Facebook, Twitter and email
  • Where I'd Rather Be in the mountains outside of Boulder, CO
  • My Bragging Rights My cookie baking and decorating skills
  • Personal Fun Fact I play the alto sax
  • Refrigerator Staple Yogurt and Applesauce
  • My Favorite Healthy Food Dried fruit, especially pineapple
  • My Guiltiest Pleasure Nutella straight out of the jar
  • Song That Gets Me Going in the Gym "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyonce
  • Favorite Gym Activity Swimming Laps
  • Movie Seen Too Many Times to Count Beauty and the Beast
  • The Book I'd Read Again Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • First Paid Gig Working in the concession stand at a waterpark Accomplishment Most Proud of Graduating college!

Recent Posts

More Moms Worried About Their Own Weight, but Focus on Family Health First, Says New Survey

20 August 2014, 1:06 pm

Families are an important support system, especially when it comes to health and nutrition. When the entire family is focused on health, it’s easier to keep concerns like childhood obesity at bay. In fact, in a new survey of more than 1000 women by WomensForum.com, more than one-third of moms revealed that they are regularly [...]


Peanut and Nut Butter Recall Due to Salmonella Risk Announced by FDA

20 August 2014, 12:58 pm

If you’ve purchase peanut or other nut butters from Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods recently, you may want to toss it before you eat any of it. Nut butter producer nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. announced on August 19 they are voluntarily recalling many of their products. The recall came about after routine testing [...]


Cheerleading is a Sport and Just as Much a Workout as Football

14 August 2014, 1:11 pm

The impending autumn means one thing and one thing only for many people – the kickoff of football season. Millions will sit on bleachers and couches to watch the football players play their sport, cheering on their athleticism and strength. But what about the dedicated athletes on the sidelines? Few people recognize it, and it’s [...]


Gluten-Free Foods are Officially Gluten Free; FDA Enforces Labeling Standards

6 August 2014, 1:39 pm

It seems everywhere you turn these days, there is a new addition to the gluten-free gang. Celebrities, the lady down the street, maybe your own cousin — they’ve all happily hopped onto the gluten-free bandwagon, without or without an actual intolerance. However, there’s a new member of the group that may surprise you. The latest [...]


Most Americans Clean Their Plates. Most Americans are Obese. There is a Connection.

31 July 2014, 2:00 pm

The encouragement to eat everything on your dinner (or breakfast or lunch) plate comes in many forms. “Don’t be wasteful.” “Make a happy plate!” “Finish your food or you’ll get no dessert.” Or, my personal least favorite, “There’s starving children in _____ that would love to have that food.” No matter how you phrase it, [...]


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