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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

Trouble in Oz: Study Supporting Oz-Promoted Diet Pills Formally Retracted

28 October 2014, 5:25 am

Dr. Oz is making headlines again for products he’s promoted not passing “scientific muster.” Four months ago, the well-known doctor was skewered in a Senate hearing on false claims made in advertising for weight loss products; in part due to a lack of scientific evidence supporting those claims. Now, a study supporting diet pills containing [...]


What Do Americans Eat? Kale, Gluten-Free, and Organics Top 2014 Food Trends

22 October 2014, 5:15 pm

Food trends come and food trends go. One year we’re all raving about Sriracha, the next we’re falling for the cronut. For the last 30 years, Parade has surveyed those trends and other American eating habits. This year, foods like snack bars and frozen sandwiches have risen in popularity. As more people eat on the [...]


The 9 Best Gilmore Girls Food Indulgences, or the Gastronomic Nightmare That is the Gilmore Girls’ Diet

16 October 2014, 11:00 am

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last 10 days or so in a Gilmore Girls-induced haze. Ever since the entire series was added to Netflix on October 1, I confess that I’ve been binge watching almost every night. Several things have stuck out to me while re-watching the series. I’ve marveled at the [...]


Jennifer Lawrence Bashes Gwyneth’s Gluten-Free Eating Disorder; Ed Sheeran’s Vodka Diet

14 October 2014, 11:00 am

When Celebrity Diets are No More Than an Eating Disorder Leave it to Jennifer Lawrence to keep it almost too real. This time, the Hunger Games and X-Men actress is making headlines for sharing her not-so-flattering opinion of Gwyneth Paltrow’s gluten-free diet. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence called the Gwyneth’s diet choice “the [...]


Exercise is Driving Us to Drink! Do You Imbibe after a Workout?

2 October 2014, 3:24 pm

We know exercise can make you thirsty, but a new study is suggesting physical activity is making people reach for something quite a bit stronger than water. In the study, published in Health Psychology, researchers asked participants to track their alcohol consumption and when they exercised over three stretches of 21 days. Strangely, the records [...]


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