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Greek White Bean Soup

Fasolada, Greek White Bean Soup Crete Style

“If you want to live a long life, eat like a Cretan” – says everyone I ask about the diet of Crete.   The island of Crete is the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet, and where we first discovered its health benefits back in the 1960s. Their cuisine today is similar to what people have […]

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Vegetarian Bowl Meal

How to Build a Great Bowl

Bowl meals are trendy here now, and for good reason. People have been making meals out of a bowl full of separate ingredients for thousands of years for good reason. Bowls are quick, easy to personalize and very satisfying.  The best bowls combine vegetables (raw or cooked or both!) with beans or tofu (if you […]

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Woman holding bowl of delicious chili

Skillet Chili is Quick, Easy and Delicious

When the days turn cold chili is a comforting meal, like a warm hug in a bowl. Unfortunately my desire for a bowl of chili doesn’t always come with the ability to start cooking hours before dinner. Sometimes I want chili and I want it quick.   This recipe takes 30 minutes from the time […]

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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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roast chicken

Chicken Fat

About 30 years ago research linked eating red meat to heart disease. So, we all started eating a lot more chicken. In 1960 the average adult ate 28 pounds of chicken a year; in 2015 that number had climbed to 90 pounds. Yes, the average American adult eats 90 pounds of chicken a year. That’s […]

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Picture of a beautiful broccoli salad.

A Perfect Summer Salad

Whenever I go to a potluck or picnic, it is expected that I bring a healthy salad.  I almost dread walking in with my dish, because some people are skeptical that anything healthy can taste good. They and are wondering how much they have to take to be polite, and they can be pretty vocal about it. […]

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