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Fire Up Your Grill, Get Dinner Ready Fast

When the weather starts to heat up I turn to the grill to make a super-fast, healthy dinner that doesn’t heat up my whole kitchen. No dirty pots, pans or stove to clean either. You can make a whole meal on the grill in under 30 minutes., leaving you plenty of time to enjoy a […]

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How to Use Salt for Maximum Flavor and Minimum Sodium

Here’s what you need to know so you can salt your food without getting too much sodium. The most important thing to remember about salt is that it attracts water. That’s how salt increases our blood pressure. Over time, when we eat too much salt or sodium, it accumulates in our bloodstream. Water than enters […]

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turnips from the Farmer's Market

Turnips are Sexy

I don’t think I’d ever had turnips until a few weeks ago, when inspired by Vivian Howard’s fabulous cookbook Deep Run Roots I picked up some baby turnips at the farmer’s market. They were unbelievably delicious and really easy to cook. Every week since I’ve picked up bunches of the little gems and they are […]

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Checklist for Vitamin C rich foods

How to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter – a Checklist!

 You can cut your chance of catching a cold in half this winter just by eating two Vitamin C rich foods each day. It doesn’t seem to be just the Vitamin C, but the synergy of all the nutrients in these foods working together that supercharges our immune systems. Vitamin C rich foods also seem […]

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The First New Habit of 2018 – Fruit!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic start to your 2018.   One of the best strategies to make resolutions actually happen is to break them into manageable pieces, and work on those one at a time. Once one is done, move on to the next. By the […]

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delicate winter squash

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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