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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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Delicious Swiss Chard in 10 Minutes

Your family will be begging for more of this Swiss Chard You can make this addictively delicious Swiss Chard side dish in 10 minutes, start to finish. Swiss chard cooks up quickly and has none of that bitterness that makes some greens a tough sell. And the color is so gorgeous on your plate, like […]

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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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Why GMO Foods Matter

We are all eating GMO foods every day and don’t even know it.  GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, which means a living thing (usually a plant) that has had its genes modified by a human, by adding a gene that is from another species to the organism’s DNA. It sounds like science fiction but […]

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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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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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Take All You Want, Eat All You Take

Take all you want, but eat all you take, or How to live to be 94 My grandfather was convinced he would die at 60. All the men in his family died young, and in fact the women seemed to die young too. We just celebrated his 94th birthday, so for the past 34 years […]

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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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How to Stop a Cold

Want to stop a cold in its tracks? Next to washing your hands, eating two servings of foods rich in Vitamin C each day is the most effective thing you can do to prevent getting sick with a cold this season. You will actually cut your chances of getting a cold in half – just […]

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