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Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash is my favorite because its:    creamy sweet rich a nutrient powerhouse easy to cut and seed quick to cook thin-skinned If you often avoid winter squashes like Butternut and Acorn because of their tough, thick skin and seeds that are hard to scoop out, try Delicata squash. Its super easy to prepare […]

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The Perfect Lunch

The perfect lunch would be served to me on a patio of a beach resort on Santorini. Sunny skies, ocean breeze, fabulous food and plenty of time to relax and enjoy it. That’s not happening for me today, and possibly not for you either. What to have for lunch when you have to make it […]

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The Perfect Breakfast

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect breakfast. Eating a good breakfast makes it much easier to keep making good choices throughout the day. If I eat an unhealthy breakfast I start the day already behind. We only have so much willpower each day, and use it up as the day progresses. If a […]

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NFLD – The Common Disease No One is Talking About

Research shows 20-30% of American adults have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NFLD).  Yes, you read that correctly. One in four (maybe even 1 in 3) American adults has NFLD. When 5% or more of your liver is full of fat you have NFLD.  Eating too much saturated fat (the kind that comes from animal products […]

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New Snacks Taste Test, Part 1

School and football season have started, and that means snacks! Snacks are so appealing – they are tasty, fun, and take no work to prepare. I am always on the lookout for a snack that gives me all that without the excess fat, sugar and salt.  A snack should make me feel better, not worse. […]

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On Breakfast and Fasting

There was an interesting article in the New York Times on Tuesday (August 22, 2017) titled The Case for a Breakfast Feast by Roni Caryn Rabin. Its a good article, but like most nutrition articles it can be misleading if you just skim it. Articles like this are why so many people get frustrated with changing […]

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Which new oils are best

You have some new choices in the oil aisle of the grocery store, and some of them are definitely better and healthier than others. The good news is that there are some delicious oils now available (forget that old vegetable oil!) and they are healthy too. Here’s the scoop: Avocado Oil This is the new […]

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How to Hit the Reset Button

The last two weeks have been like a vacation, although not a vacation. My 5 and 7 year old nephews (and their parents) have been visiting. If you want to remember what true exhaustion feels like take two super-smart kids to the California Science Center and the Natural History Museum on the same day. So […]

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Crispy tofu stir fry

Tofu: Crispy and Delicious

I’m learning how to cook tofu.   The first time I tried tofu was at a restaurant and I thought soft tofu would be a good place to start. It was not.  The tofu was squishy and slimy and completely gross.  We laugh about it now, and “soft tofu” is still our our code word […]

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Cancer, Part 2: the barnyard is happy

Sugar    We’ve talked about sugar and cancer, and while it seems nearly impossible to eliminate all glucose from our blood stream to “starve” the cancer, we don’t want to give it any extra fuel either. That doesn’t mean we should eliminate all carbohydrates from our diet. We should avoid refined grains and added sugars […]

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