Live and Love to Eat

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About The Author

Hi!  I’m a dietitian and newlywed from Pittsburgh, PA.  I love to eat and experiment with new foods, recipes, and restaurants.

Don’t know what a dietitian (RD) is?  Check out my explanation (via guest post on a friend’s blog).

I’m new to the blog world but used to write several AOL magazines back in ’90s and really love the online writing community.  The blogs on my favorites list are all inspirational and I love to get inspiration from them.

My blog will mostly focus on food instead of my personal life.  I might mention personal events or friends/family, but that really isn’t what this blog is here for.  I want to share my knowledge, ideas, and experiences that involve food, excercise, and living well.

I am a registered dietitian but by no means am I the food police.  I love to indulge in chocolate, frozen yogurt, and other forms of “junk” food on a regular basis.

Everything in moderation!

To read other RD’s blogs, click below:

Nutrition Blog Directory

41 responses to “About The Author

  1. Jenny March 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Just came across your blog and can’t wait to start following 🙂

  2. Tara April 5, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I just found your blog. Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  3. Kate @ the pseudovegan April 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Hi! I was just thinking today how I always find awesome blogs, but the blogger lives so far away.. Well, I just moved from Pittsburgh back home to Philly. So I guess I am getting closer haha I will be following! 🙂

    • clairetherd April 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you! I was totally stoked to find out that Jess (www.howsweeteats) and Jess ( live close to me! Blogger meet up in the future! 😉

  4. coffeeandthepaper April 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Claire I’m so glad you found my blog as it’s led me to yours! Diggin’ the Pittsburgh love and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

  5. AntosDoesLife April 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Love it fellow Pittsburgh-er! We are truly unique!

  6. The Red Velvet Wife April 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Hi there! I just came across your blog after reading your comment on Health Tina’s article! Glad I found you, I love your philosophy on being healthy and allowing room for enjoyment! Happy wedding planning, what an exciting time! 🙂

  7. beyondbananas April 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Love your blog.. it is so cute! You are beautiful. I look forward to learning more about you. .and your upcoming wedding!

  8. carlee April 16, 2011 at 4:21 am

    You really really really pretty!! 🙂

  9. Amy April 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I’m from pittsburgh and live in FL now. Glad I found ur site

  10. char April 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This is awesome!! I’m just going back to school again, to become a dietitian, so I look forward to reading your blog!!!

  11. Angel @ | 77inspire | April 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    stumbled here. i like your blog and the food info you give. 🙂

  12. indecisiveathlete April 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    jsut found your blog 🙂 looking forward to reading more!

  13. Emily April 27, 2011 at 12:40 am

    I love RD blogs and just discovered yours! I’m also a Pittsburgher about to start my RD internship, and am certainly looking forward to your restaurant reviews 🙂

  14. LizAshlee May 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm


    Just found your blog! I am always so interested to see what RD’s diets are like & I love to hear that you still love to indulge and enjoy delicious food.

    I recently started my career as an occupational therapist and work in the acute care setting. I am curious to know which setting you work in as I know RDs have various options of places to work?

    Looking forward to following you more often!

    I blog at and would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think!

    Have a great day!


  15. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food June 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hi! Just checked out your blog! I’m about an hour away from Pittsburgh! SO fun to find another Pittsburgher! 🙂

  16. Lauren June 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    So… this is so weird/random, but I definitely read your “‘zine” way back in the day! I saw your comment on Snackface, clicked to your blog and recognized your face but wasn’t sure why… read the “about me” and it all clicked!

  17. Amy @ ahealthyandhappyheart August 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Just came across your blog! I moved out to Pittsburgh about 2 years ago! YAY!

  18. K.E.P.T. You Fit August 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Just came across your blog and I’m from Pittsburgh too! Love your theme as well 🙂 Follow me!

  19. sara @ the foodie diaries August 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Just discovered your blog and I’m glad that I found a PIttsburgh girl! My family is from there and we’re born and raised Steelers fans 🙂

  20. Sweet Cheeks August 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    New reader here! I am so glad I found your blog. I am in my first year of college, studying for a dietetics degree. I am so excited to start this journey and it always helps to find people who have been down the path already!

  21. Kathryn @ Flopoodle August 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Just found your blog – nice to “meet” you! Looking forward to reading about food from an RD’s perspective!

  22. Alaina @ Let's Be Real September 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    love the header here and I like your blog a lot! you are so pretty girl and a great blog to read!

  23. Victoria November 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Claire! I just discovered your blog to through Lisa at I’m an Okie. I was laughing because our header pic looks really similar! Looking forward to reading your blog and seeing some delicious recieps! 🙂

  24. earthygurl November 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I LOVE food blogs, I’m excited to read more:) Glad to have found this little blog claire.

  25. blogitness December 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I just realized you are from Pittsburgh! It’s nice to find a local blogger!

  26. K.E.P.T. You Fit December 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Love that you’re from Pittsburgh! Your recipes sound amazing and I can’t wait to try some!

  27. Kathleen December 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Claire! I just discover your blog and I noticed that we share similar interests 🙂 I’m also a RD and a newlywed. I like to cook, to run/do spinning class ! I’m from Canada, but I’ll be moving to Pittsburgh in January for a couple of months with my husband and I would really like to meet new people. Unfortunately, I don’t have a blog yet. You can reach me via Twitter (k_cloutier), or Facebook (Kathleen Cloutier, hometown Québec) or email (

  28. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life January 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I am glad I found your blog, I like it a lot! Looking forward to reading more!

  29. Bailee Morris January 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I just found your blog and already love it! I currently live in Morgantown, WV, but hope to take the plunge and move to (or at least near) the Pittsburgh area in the next five years, so it’s great to find people in the area who are health enthusiasts as well!

  30. Chef Chuck January 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Fun blog- nice pics… I wish I had gone to dinner!

    Chef Chuck

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