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beautiful salad with beets

Quick and Fabulous Holiday Food

Best Holiday Salad and a Lazy Lasagna  The key to a festive, enticing holiday salad is adding something with a bold, bright color like beets, winter squash, or orange segments. The jewel colors are enticing and make the salad feel special. If salad feels like a treat it is a double win for everyone.  Next, […]

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Added Sugars: 37% Come from Soda

Avoiding added sugars is the fastest way to reduce inflammation, pain, and keep our body the size we want it to be. Its simple, but its not always easy. Sugar tastes good! Because sugar is a flavor everyone likes, its added to most processed foods. The consequence is we now are used to eating really […]

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avocados and oil

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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Cauliflower soup with spinach

Cauliflower Soup!

I saw the original recipe for this soup on America’s Test Kitchen, tried it, and it was fabulous. Rich, nutty, creamy and fresh all at the same time. Except for the entire stick of butter required – yes, an entire stick of butter for six bowls of soup – it was a perfect recipe. So […]

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picture of delicious bean soup

The Joy of Soup

During the hustle and bustle and stress of the holiday season, soup can really spread some joy.  Soup makes the house smell great, and when its cold and dark outside nothing is more comforting than a hot bowl of yummy goodness. You can start it in the morning in the slow cooker, make it at […]

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Butternut Squash and Greens Gratin Made Easy

You can still have fabulous dishes like butternut squash and greens gratin while keeping your blood sugar under control. This fabulous dish and many, many others are part of the Control Your Blood Sugar Naturally program starting up this Friday. Yes, this Friday! I can’t wait to get everyone started. Please join us, it will be even […]

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picture of vegetable kabobs on the grill

Controlling Your Blood Sugar

Lowering blood sugar can seem hard and impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. You’ve just been given some information that is less than helpful. I want to change that. For the last several years, I have been learning as much as I can about what really works, in real life, for real people, to […]

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The Protein Myth

This idea that we all need more protein is a myth. We are not running around protein-deficient, despite what all the ads promoting protein drinks and bars would have you believe.  Only about 3% of adults in the United States don’t get enough protein*. The rest of us get almost twice what we need. Every […]

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Clean Mondays Lentil Soup

Great Lent has started, which for us Greek Orthodox means we basically eat a vegan diet from now until Easter Sunday. Its one of the reasons the people of Greece live so long. The first day of Lent is called Clean Monday, and the traditional dish served for the evening meal is lentil soup. Believe […]

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bowl of Greek chicken and lemon soup

Super Chicken Soups

When the weather turns chilly and noses start running, nothing beats chicken soup to make us feel better. Just about every culture has a version of chicken soup made richer and heartier by adding eggs. It was an inexpensive and tasty way to stretch that Sunday chicken for another meal, and now with good quality […]

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