About Erika Gruszewski

Erika Gruszewski

Erika Gruszewski

Erika is a Syracuse native who lives in Rochester with her husband and daughter. She loves craft breweries, wooded parks and soft shirts. Erika is a health research analyst with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Posts by Erika Gruszewski

Cloud Eggs

Why try? Cloud eggs are a protein-packed breakfast that can add some fun to your average morning or some “wow” to your Sunday brunch. Print Recipe Cloud Eggs Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Servings people Ingredients 4 large eggs1/4 cup Parmesan cheese1 dash salt and pepper Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time…Read More »

Hidden Gems: Washington Grove

What’s the secret? A “forest in the city,” Washington Grove is a unique, oak-hickory forest. It’s located on the eastern edge of Cobbs Hill Reservoir in Rochester, New York. The park is a grove of giant old trees that transports visitors into a quiet, secluded woodland. Here, it’s easy to forget how close you are…Read More »

Healthy Quinoa Summer Salad

There are a lot of great things about the return of warm weather: more sunshine, more time outside, and of course, more fresh veggies. This quinoa salad makes the perfect addition to any backyard barbeque or porch picnic. Filled with a bright colorful mix of spring and summer veggies, you’ll enjoy how easy this healthy…Read More »

Personal Spotlight on Nicole Kazimer of Hikyoga

Nicole Kazimer is the founder of Hikyoga, a hiking-infused yoga class in Rochester. Born and raised in Webster, NY, Nicole is a certified yoga instructor whose Hikyoga journey began when she started to teach her friends yoga at a Rochester park. Upstate New York has so many amazing hiking trails, making it the perfect place…Read More »

PB Date Bites

These energy bites make the perfect snack or healthier dessert. Packed with protein, fiber and flavor, these will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth.

Energizing PB Date Bites

These energy bites make the perfect snack or healthier dessert. Packed with protein, fiber and flavor, these will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. I like making them on Sundays and enjoying them all week long. —Erika Gruszewski

Turmeric makes dishes healthier and taste better

Hidden Gems: Turmeric

It all started with this stew. Scanning the ingredient list, I saw a spice I’d never cooked with before: turmeric. I was hesitant at first but decided to try it. I picked up the bright yellow-orange spice from the grocery store and got cooking on a cold, winter day. While the stew simmered, wonderful smells…Read More »

CoreLife Eater Review

Hidden Gems: CoreLife Eatery Review

What’s the secret? I was intrigued by the idea of a fast food place that served healthier food. That’s why I found myself on a recent Saturday with my sister at CoreLife Eatery at 100 Marketplace Drive, Suite #520, in Henrietta, Monroe County. I wasn’t disappointed. They actually served a variety of fresh ingredients that…Read More »