Hollandaise Asparagus by Recess at Krog Street Market

Roasted Asparagus and Cashew Hollandaise by Recess at Krog Street Market

Chef Victoria Shore helms the kitchen at health-focused Krog Street Market eatery, Recess. The culinarian grew up cooking with her family in Alpharetta. Here, she shares a recipe ideal for asparagus season. Roasted for more depth of flavor, this vegetable is paired with a guilt-free, cashew-based hollandaise sauce and crunchy toasted rye breadcrumbs.

For the asparagus:
• 1 bunch asparagus, medium to small size
• Olive oil, to coat
• Salt and pepper

For the hollandaise:
• 1⁄2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about
half a lemon)
• 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
• 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric (for color)
• 1⁄2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 1⁄4 cup olive oil
• 1 teaspoon salt

For the breadcrumbs:
• 2 slices day-old rye bread (or other crusty dense loaf)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil, more as needed
• 1 garlic clove
• 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Trim any dry or woody ends from the asparagus,
toss with oil, salt and pepper and roast in oven for
12 to 15 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, combine all of the
hollandaise ingredients and blend until smooth and
creamy, adding up to 1⁄4 cup of water as needed.

Tear the bread into small pieces, about
pea-size. Zest the lemon (you can use the juice for
the hollandaise) and grate the garlic on the zester.
If you do not have a zester, peel the lemon with a
vegetable peeler and chop lemon peel and garlic
very fine.
Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottom skillet. Add the
breadcrumbs and toast, stirring frequently, over
medium heat until the bread is crispy and golden
brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the garlic
and lemon zest.
To serve, arrange the asparagus on a platter, drizzle
with hollandaise and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Details: 99 Krog St. NE., V, Atlanta; RecessAtl.com

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Whether it’s a hectic work schedule or constant travel, getting proper rest can be difficult during certain stages of life but it’s not impossible. Jeff Rodgers, DMD, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA of Sleep Better Georgia, shares four tips for staying well-rested during stressful times.

Dr. Rodgers1. Prioritize sleep. When the days are busy and you’re working long hours, the solution to staying well-rested is simple: make sleep a priority. It may be tempting, or even feel necessary, to stay up late to answer a few more emails or get the kid’s lunches ready for the next day, but sticking to your normal sleep/wake schedule is especially important during busy seasons. If you don’t keep a regular sleep/wake schedule, you will disrupt your circadian rhythms and hormones, which can upset sleep patterns further and make you groggy throughout the day, inhibiting the skills you need during busy seasons, such as focus and the ability to make sound, rational decisions.

2. When traveling, bring something you’re used to sleeping with, and create the optimal bedroom environment. If you’re traveling a lot during a particularly busy season, you’ll likely be sleeping in a bed you’re unfamiliar with. Studies show that half of our brains may remain alert when sleeping in a new location, negatively impacting sleep. You can help yourself get better rest by bringing things that you’re used to sleeping with back home with you, whether it’s a pillow, blanket, a pair of fuzzy socks, or even a stuffed animal! And, as much, as you have control over, create a bedroom environment that encourages good sleep. The room needs to be dark and cool—even the light from an alarm clock can hurt sleep quality. Bring an eye mask with you to block light, and use a white noise machine to drown out sounds. The Apple White Noise app is a great, portable option.

3. Stay consistent with your normal bedtimes when traveling to a different time zone. Try to fall asleep and wake up at whatever your normal bedtime is back home, meaning that if the new time zone you’re in is an hour ahead, stay up an hour later. This becomes more difficult when traveling to a different country, but try to stick to your regular sleep schedule as much as possible.
4. Exercise and eat right. During busy seasons and irregular schedules, it can be easy to skimp out on healthy meals to pick up fast food, or skip exercise. But eating a balanced diet and getting exercise will give you the energy you need to get through the day. Exercise during the day also tires you out a bit when bedtime rolls around. Releasing energy during the day = better sleep at night. Even a walk around the block to clear your mind can help you fall asleep faster. And during busy seasons, you certainly need all the sleep you can get!

Details: 1719 Mt. Vernon Rd., Ste. A, Dunwoody; SleepBetterGA.com

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Dr. Licenberg

Dr. Lincenberg

by Sheldon Lincenberg, MD

We all know an attractive belly when we see one. It has the appearance of youth. The features suggest the fitness and trimness of a body that has not suffered the agonies of age, weight gain, pregnancy or surgery. When those do occur, a tummy tuck can make the belly attractive again by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin which results in a tighter abdominal wall and a smaller waistline. In the case of weight gain, Tummy Tuck is not an alternative to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Instead, the Tummy Tuck takes away the excess skin that remains once the patient has lost the extra pounds they gained, just as in pregnancy.

When is the right time for a Tummy Tuck?
The best time for a Tummy Tuck is after a woman has finished having a family and/or is at a stable weight. Since the goal of a Tummy Tuck is to create smooth contours and young skin, it is best for the patient to be at a stable weight and within 15 pounds of their ideal weight. If more than 15 pounds are lost after surgery, there may be some loose skin again.

What is a Designer Tummy Tuck?
As a plastic surgeon, I specialize in designing the right operation for each tummy. A traditional tummy tuck modifies all the layers of tissue – the skin, the fat and the muscle. But with techniques such as liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and endoscopy, I can take a truly customized approach to abdominal contouring. Some women (such as women in good physical condition who have had children) don’t need a full Tummy Tuck. Smaller procedures can be done to optimize the appearance for these patients.

This Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Lincenberg’s is a mother of 3 boys.

This Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Lincenberg’s is a mother of three boys.

Can a Tummy Tuck be combined with other procedures?
Yes. A tummy tuck is often combined with breast procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or breast lift and augmentation. Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Some patients will opt to have liposuction performed and use that fat to augment other areas of the body or face.

Sheldon Lincenberg, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. He has 27 years of experience helping patients achieve their facial and body plastic surgery goals using techniques that are proven to give the safest and longest-lasting results attainable. 

Details: Georgia Plastic Surgery, One Glenlake Pkwy., Ste. 950., Sandy Springs; 770.730.8222. GAPlasticSurg.com

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Glute Q&AQ: How can I build my glutes while also reducing cellulite?

A: You must attack your glutes every three to six days with weight training. Perform exercises that are going to isolate and break down the muscle so that it will rebuild firmer.
—Pamela Molinari, owner of Atlanta Fitness Diva Details: 855 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE., Ste. 200, Sandy Springs; AtlantaFitnessDiva.com

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Ashley Lorenzo leads a class.

Ashley Lorenzo leads a class.

By Halen Adair

Name of fitness facility


Name and length of class

Foundational Flow All Levels- 75 minutes

Name of instructor

Ashley Lorenzo

What do attendees need to know before class starts?

Plan to arrive to class five minutes early to set up your mat. Be sure to wear comfy stretchy clothes (leggings are great!). The room gets warm so I would be sure to have a water bottle on hand. No shoes are needed for this class, just wear a smile instead! :)

How would you describe this workout? How does it compare to similar classes you’ve taken?

This class was the perfect class to end my #30DaysOfFitness experience. I am relatively new to yoga and this class was the perfect way for me to do old poses and try new ones while breaking a sweat! I also was able to stretch out my body, really focus on my breathing, reflect, and live in the moment.

What muscle groups did this class work the most? Was it a great workout for your abs, butt, arms, etc.?

IMG_3314This class is a full body strength builder. You will be in different poses throughout the class that challenge different parts of your body. My core, glutes, and legs were challenged and there were times I wanted to stop so I would definitely say I could feel the burn! This class also really challenged my flexibility and helped me breathe into my stretches and really get the most out of each stretch we did.

Did the instructor do anything to make the class extra special?

Ashley is an amazing instructor. There wasn’t any point in time where I felt bored or like I wasn’t getting a workout. I really enjoyed her class and loved how she would always come by and make sure I was doing each pose and stretch correctly and efficiently. She really cares about her students and the practice as a whole and it shows in her teaching.

What was the most enjoyable part of the workout?

The Yogaworks Family talk with Sherri Adair about their studios.

The Yogaworks Family talk with Sherri Adair about their studios.

I loved so many things about this class but truly the best part was watching and learning from Ashley’s practice. The way she teaches is so calming and motivating. I really felt like I could do that class every day with her and feel like a million bucks. The class is so good for you mentally and physically and that’s because of the way Ashley guides her students through their poses.

Watch our Facebook Live with Ashley Lorenzo above!

Any other feedback you’d like to give about this workout?

If you love yoga or are a beginner and want to give it a shot, I highly recommend trying out Yogaworks. They offer a variety of classes that are all tailored to different levels and different styles. If you are ever in the Brookhaven area, you gotta go see Ashley and manager, Dustin. They will help you make progress in your practice and make you feel like part of the Yogaworks family!

Details: 1376 Dresden Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319; Yogaworks.com


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By Halen Adair

(L to R) Dona Halliday, Karen Wells, Sherri Adair, Halen Adair

(L to R) Dona Halliday, Karen Wells, Sherri Adair, Halen Adair

Name of fitness facility

Karen Wellsness

Name and length of class

Rejuvenate Yourself – 45 minutes

Name of instructor

Karen Wells

What do attendees need to know before class starts?

For this class, you will need a yoga mat, comfortable pants, and no shoes are necessary. Karen will provide you with the other things you will need for this class.

How would you describe this workout? How does it compare to similar classes you’ve taken?

This class focuses on the rejuvenation of the body specifically one’s fascia. Your fascia is fluid in our bodies that support the bones, muscles, nerves, and organs. During class, we used tennis balls to treat our fascia in our hands, legs, feet, shoulders, and more! It was crazy to see how one area you treat on your body will impact another with just the use of a tennis ball. This class isn’t like anything I’ve done before. I would say it resembles yoga mostly, but with an emphasis on stretching and stimulating your joints.

Stretching it out!

Stretching it out!

What muscle groups did this class work the most? Was it a great workout for your abs, butt, arms, etc.?

This class targeted our fascia/connective tissue that in turn benefits the muscles. The movements we learned in class were allowing our nervous system to take over and control the movements rather than putting that strain on our bodies like we typically do during many workouts.

Did the instructor do anything to make the class extra special?

Karen is extremely passionate about this rejuvenation methodology. She strongly believes learning to take care of our bodies and having the discipline to do so, is a workout itself. Karen taught us a whole different way of viewing the body and showed us by just doing this once how much our bodies reap the benefits. The changes you begin to feel just after a few moments with Karen are actually incredible. She may just be a miracle worker!

What was the most enjoyable part of the workout?

I really enjoyed watching and feeling my body change and relieve so much pressure in so little time. Instantly, my arms were longer, by back was less stiff, my mind was cleared. I was amazed to see what little time it took to really care for my body’s fascia and am really eager to do these workouts at home, and frequently, thanks to Karen.

Karen Wells leads a back bending session.

Karen Wells leads a back bending session.

Any other feedback you’d like to give about this workout?

You must go see Karen if you are having any discomfort or looking for new ways to listen to your body. She will gladly give you the tools you need in order to feel your body and help it change. You will feel lighter, longer, and leaner after just one session with Karen. Go see here at Jeanne’s Body Tech on Miami Circle every Monday in February at 4:30pm to see her work her magic!

Details: MeltMethod.com/Profile/Karen-Wells

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Schwinn® Classic Cruiser™The Schwinn® Classic Cruiser is adding retro style to at-home exercise. Reminiscent of a ride from the ’50s, the bike is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Its state-of-the-art electromagnetic flywheel delivers a smooth and silent spin while an accompanying app for your phone or tablet tracks your time, calories, distance and more as you make your way through a midcentury town delivering newspapers. The chic cycle equipment can be found at Play It Again Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more.
Details: SchwinnFitness.com/Classic-Cruiser

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By Laura Janelle Downey

Barnsley Resort Spa 1I just wanted to relax for my 41st birthday. No bells and whistles—just a quick weekend away with my super awesome friend, Ericka. So she flew in from New York City and then we drove about an hour north to Barnsley Resort. We had arranged to have treatments on Saturday morning and after looking at the online spa menu, I just knew I wanted to have the 80-minute Sticks & Stones Massage. So we walked on over from the Inn at Barnsley Resort to the 5,500-square-foot spa. It was a quick five-minute stroll and then we arrived in a calming sanctuary. The resort’s signature scent, lavender mint, filled the air and I was so ready to check in and put on my cozy robe.

As soon as I put on my robe, my therapist, Joanna Earley, walked into the locker area, called my name and let me know she was ready for me. After we got to the treatment room, she explained what she would be doing for my Barnsley Resort Spa 2Sticks & Stones Massage ($210 Relaxing/$265 Deep Tissue) and then I asked her to turn up the temperature on the massage bed. After she upped the temp, she stepped outside of the room so I could get undressed. I got comfortable under the sheets and waited for her to come back into the room.

When Joanna knocked on the door and walked into the room, I was more than ready for a relaxing rubdown. She applied the resort’s signature lavender mint oil to parts of my body before rubbing it in. Body part by body part, from the front of my arms and legs to the back of my thighs and calves, Joanna lathered me in oil and then placed the hot stones in corresponding areas. I hadn’t felt this relaxed in a really long time. After she moved the hot stones up and down my arm, she would then take the heated bamboo sticks and rub them over my arm. Can you say, “Heaven!?” This delicate movement happened for every body part. When the treatment was over, I didn’t want to get off the massage table. I was in a Zen-like state.

Afterward, I went to the lounge to chat with Ericka. When I saw her, she was reading a magazine while resting on a chaise. I snagged some yummy cinnamon yogurt-covered pretzels and Ericka enjoyed a fruity cup of Barnsley Resort Spa 3Chamomile Citron Tea from Tea Forté. After enjoying the lounge, we then perused products near the spa’s entryway. Everything from Éminence Organic Skin Care to Jane Iredale makeup lined the shelves. On my next visit, I’ll have to pencil in more time to use the steam room and sauna amenities.

Now that I am back in Atlanta, I’m thinking about when my next massage will be. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before I can experience 80 minutes of bliss again.

Barnsley Resort | BarnsleyResort.com | 770.773.2465 | 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd. NW. Adairsville, GA 30103

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Laying claim as “The largest celebration of African-American History Month in America,” the Black History Month Parade begins at Hurt Park and proudly traverses Peachtree Center Avenue to Centennial Olympic Park. The exuberant affair features local marching bands, dancers, entertainers on stilts and more. Don’t miss this colorful cultural commemoration on Feb. 23.

Details: 25 Courtland St. SE., Atlanta; BlackHistoryMonthParade.com

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Langston Whitlock

Langston Whitlock

At just 16 years old, Langston Whitlock, the chief information officer at Atlanta startup SAFETRIP, is the youngest ever Forbes 30 Under 30 inductee selected by four Forbes Enterprise Technology judges. Whitlock earned his spot in the prestigious 2019 class through his technological and data sourcing work that helps the SAFETRIP app provide effective nonemergency medical and emergency medical transport to those in need in Georgia.

Details: SAFETRIP.co

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