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Breakfast for a Week in Just Five Minutes

I love having oatmeal for breakfast, but I don’t love making oatmeal in the morning. Too much time on the stove, too much cleanup from the inevitable boil-over in the microwave. For the past several years I’ve been making oatmeal in the slow cooker overnight, but lately even that seemed like it took a lot […]

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Cauliflower Rice with Basil

Cauliflower “Rice” Taste Test

Bags of fresh and frozen cauliflower “rice,” cauliflower cut into rice-sized nuggets, are flying off the shelves at Trader Joe’s across the country. Some stores have a 2-bag per customer limit. For a vegetable! Be still my heart. Cauliflower comes in at about 25 calories per serving, versus white rice at 150. A big savings, […]

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rustic bean salad

New Habits and Game Changing Beans

Hello and Happy New Year! We are halfway through January and many of us have already left our New Year’s Resolutions behind. I help people make positive, healthy changes that last.  One thing I’ve learned over the years is that keeping resolutions is hard, but creating new habits can be easy. The trick is to […]

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Italian eggplant from my garden

Rise of the Eggplant (not the emoji kind)

I am usually grateful one of my husband’s favorite hobbies is growing new and interesting foods in our garden, like heirloom tomatoes and peppers. We found these great Italian eggplant seeds a few years ago, and the eggplants that grew were so cute, flavorful and delicious we couldn’t believe it. Last year we didn’t grow enough, […]

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The #1 Thing

“So, what is the one thing someone like me, in their early 40s and getting high cholesterol, should do to change their diet and be healthier?” That was the question from a young father at a dinner party the other night. Its always the question when people find out that I am a nutritionist and […]

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Girls Greek dancing

Dance With Me

I spent the last weekend at a Greek Dance competition. Yes, that is actually a thing. The same Greek dancing you see in the movies and at Greek Food Festivals. We get together to celebrate our faith, culture and heritage.  Kids and adults perform dances passed down from generation to generation in Greek villages, wearing […]

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bowl of ratatouille

Bigger Brains and the Mediterranean Diet

A new study was published last week showing that older adults who ate a Mediterranean Diet had bigger brains, more grey matter, and less dementia than the adults who ate a more American-style diet. Their brains were functioning as if they were five years younger. All from eating one of the most delicious diets in the […]

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huge avocados and mango in a bowl

Avocados that don’t turn brown and other Farmer’s Market finds

Did you know there are avocados that do not turn brown when you cut them? They are also as big as a baby’s head and full of buttery deliciousness. They are called Reed avocados and I’ve never seen them before. That is a salad serving bowl, and three avocados and a mango are overflowing the […]

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brain maze

The new MIND diet

There is a new diet in town, the MIND diet, and it promises to keep our brains sharp and healthy throughout our old age. Surprisingly it may actually deliver on that promise. Despite what commercials and headlines scream at us every day, there are only three diets that have been proven time and again, in […]

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Picture of a beautiful broccoli salad.

Summer Go-To Recipes

When summer starts I want a few easy dishes that make everyone happy and keep me healthy; a set of go-to recipes that are quick, easy and most important of all, impressive. They have to look and taste so good no one realizes they came from the nutritionist’s kitchen.   A go-to summer recipe superstar has […]

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