“We all eat & it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” – Anna Thomas
— Welcome to Eat Drink Savor Repeat! —
Hi! I’m Annie, a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner student. I love the idea of eating to savor and not eating to eat. This idea was embedded in me after a summer in Munich, Germany, where I had my first true solo experience navigating the kitchen; it was both terrifying and exhilarating. I enjoyed the German supermarket mentality — most items were fresh, little was processed and stores were more the size of markets rather than warehouses.
After doing a graduate program at Cornell, Ithaca’s farm-to-table, locally grown foodie culture and farmer’s market fully drew me in; I was hooked on all things fresh, whole, healthy and clean eating. Now, as a nurse practitioner student in Boston, I think the right food opens so many doors for good health and overall well-being. I wholeheartedly believe that eating more fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean protein, while eating less of sugary, processed foods makes you feel good inside and out.
Food should be fun and something to thoroughly enjoy — even savor! It shouldn’t be a chore nor should it be about sacrificing taste and flavor to count calories. I try to incorporate as many whole foods as possible with little added sugar and processed ingredients. Through my blog, I’ll share recipes I’ve found, modified or invented myself, as I try vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals (because why not try new things?), and as I cook and create just healthier dishes.
When not in the kitchen, at the hospital or in the classroom, you can find me at a spin class, knitting, running along the Charles River, enjoying a good book or with friends searching for the next best brunch spot in Boston (because everyone needs a day off from doing dishes). Follow me on Instagram to join this savor philosophy with and/or to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas — I’d love to hear from you!
So stop, look around, and get ready to eat, drink, savor & repeat!
Education & Background.
Received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from MGH Institute of Health Professions and completed clinical hours at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & North Shore Medical Center.
Passed the National Council Licensure Examination to receive Registered Nurse (RN) credentials.
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Completed Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Program in Health Studies.
Received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the College of the Holy Cross in German Language & Literature whilst in the Health Professions Program.