Episode 20: Double Date: “Weird Foods” and Apiaries with Judy and Ken Barbe


What do beekeeping, cappuccino and eating well all have in common? Well they’re just a smidgen of the interests our latest guests, fellow dietitian Judy Barbe and her husband Ken, like to dabble in. For this double date, we discuss Judy’s kitchen experiments (both successful and disastrous), Ken’s awe-inspiring range of hobbies, and how each of them would clear out the other’s wardrobe.



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Judy is a registered dietitian, foodie, blogger and longtime newspaper columnist. She knows that the average person will gravitate to a practical diet with readily available ingredients rather than a super-specialized one, so she creates dishes that are easy to make, flavorful, yet still nutritious. Her husband Ken is a modern renaissance man: he sings, plays guitar, writes his own music, and is a corporate attorney to boot, called a “super lawyer” by some. The two live in Wyoming.


  • Judy and Ken’s personal journey together from high school band through marriage.
  • How Judy helped Ken overcome his apprehension toward “weird food.”
  • How Judy went about transforming her love of food into a career.
  • Ken discusses the trials and tribulations of food photography as well as his favorite recipes of Judy’s.
  • Mandy’s experiment with “Blackened Cajun pizza.”
  • “What’s our torture tomorrow?”; Judy and Ken’s top workout video recommendations.
  • Cappuccino tips, tricks and which machine you should go with.
  • Some of Ken and Judy’s favorite vacation spots (and what they ate there).
  • How Ken and Judy would clear out each other’s closets if they could.
  • Planet of the Apiary: how Ken’s beekeeping hobby has been a boon to him.
  • Judy breaks down her book The 6-Week Guide to LiveBest (see the special offer above!)

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Contact Info for Judy Barbe:


Instagram: @JudyBarbe


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Judy’s Books & Resources:

Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest, Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well-Being  

LiveBest Seasonally, A Fresh Approach to Living with Vitality

6-Week Webinar: You Must be Present to Win

Freebie: High Five Five Day Fiber Challenge


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Links/References discussed on show:

Ken’s Old Fashioned

Berry Cardamom Baked Oatmeal

Pasta Puttanesca

Fast, Flavorful Red Sauce

Steph Yoga

Sharon Mann Yoga/Pilates DVD


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Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fitness instructor. She is the creator of the blog, Nutrition Nuptials, where she has been helping couples learn how to merge their lifestyles together and served as the inspiration for this podcast. Mandy is dedicated to helping teach people how to fit the foods they love into their lifestyle with an “all foods fit” philosophy. She is joined every episode by her co-host and husband, Taco. Taco and Mandy are active beach bums who live at the Jersey Shore and are always exploring restaurants, breweries, wineries, and perfect sunsets. You can check out their finds on Instagram by following #AdventuresOfTacoAndMandy.

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Nutrition Nuptials is all about helping couples learn how to go from a “ME” to a “WE” when it comes to their household habits, particularly when it comes to nutrition, fitness, and overall well-being. The backbone of the story is the STORIES you will hear, because every couple has their trials and triumphs. Know that you’re not alone! Hear Taco & Mandy discuss stories they have experienced personally in their time together. And join them for their Double Date episodes when other couples join the show to share their experiences.  There’s laughs and learnings for all!

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