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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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Arsenic in Rice

For several years now the FDA has known that levels of arsenic in rice are much higher than is healthy. They just don’t know what to do about it. Arsenic is a Class 1 Carcinogen, meaning it is a cancer promoter. Its on the same level as cigarette smoking, asbestos, and formaldehyde.  Arsenic also contributes […]

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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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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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Avocado Toast, the New Cupcake

Tea is the new coffee, toast is the new cupcake. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but tea shops are cropping up everywhere, and soon there will be a tea shop on every corner not already taken by a Starbucks. Tea and toast are replacing coffee and cake for hipsters everywhere. And you know I’m […]

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Farro Salad

Loving Farro Salad

Farro Salad, the new love of my kitchen I want to share with you Never heard of it before? It’s a little like a panzanella bread salad, but swapping out the white bread and replacing it with farro, a whole grain that is high in protein and fiber and deliciousness. Really, this is so good and […]

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