About: Michelle


I’m an attorney, soon-to-be wife, and mother of two adorable cats who has a lifelong passion for food. From eating out in our nation’s capitol to traveling the world to try new cuisines to testing out healthy recipes in our city kitchen, I’m always on the hunt for delicious eats that make my eyes roll back in my head. I have a background in journalism from my college days at Virginia Tech, and I love being able to combine my appetite for food with my passion for writing. While at Tech, I worked as the Associate Sports Editor for our college paper. My previous athletic experience consisted of cheerleading, dance and gymnastics, but that work opened me up to a whole new world of sporting events. I covered Hokie football games, did a series of interviews with a NASCAR driver, and met with Tech's new basketball coach. Despite all those experiences, my favorite thing about sports remains the food. Stadium pretzels, tailgate brisket, homemade chili for Super Bowl parties. Other people might go watch a baseball game to actually watch the game (or look at the cute players), but I go for the nachos. Since Tech, I went to law school, worked for the government, and lived in Paris. My food and my sports horizons have continued to expand, and, as I've gotten old, I've become more focused on health and fitness. My new mission is to take the food I love - whether its stadium nachos or Parisian crepes - and give it a healthy twist that will make my taste buds and waistline happy! Follow me on twitter @HRXblog.

Recent Posts by Michelle

Super Bowl Sunday: Touchdown with Healthy Appetizers

By: Michelle Hershman @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy Whether you’re rooting for the Ravens, the 49ers or just watching for the commercials, one thing we can all agree on is that no Super Bowl is complete without the snacks. Dips, chips, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried anything – Super Bowl parties are a cornucopia

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Drafting Table Soccer Brunch

By: Michelle Hershman @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy We all know there’s nothing better than a good brunch – in my opinion at least. But, in D.C., a good brunch is a dime a dozen. So, how’s a new bar supposed to make any waves? It needs more than just crazy good food or bottomless drinks. The bar needs

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