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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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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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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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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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Italian eggplant from my garden

Rise of the Eggplant (not the emoji kind)

I am usually grateful one of my husband’s favorite hobbies is growing new and interesting foods in our garden, like heirloom tomatoes and peppers. We found these great Italian eggplant seeds a few years ago, and the eggplants that grew were so cute, flavorful and delicious we couldn’t believe it. Last year we didn’t grow enough, […]

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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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picture of butternut and swiss chard gratin

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 ripe strawberries

How to Get Fewer Colds this Winter

If you are wondering how to get fewer colds this winter, or even no colds at all, this is for you. Just by eating two foods rich in Vitamin C each day, you can cut your chance of catching a cold in half. Vitamin C pills don’t have the same effect, it is the synergy […]

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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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Healthy Pasta Fast!

Here’s my favorite technique for making a fast, healthy pasta dish that will also give you plenty of leftovers. Yes, I said healthy pasta! Pasta is actually in the middle on the Glycemic Load; adding lots of vegetables keeps the calorie count reasonable and prevents a spike in blood sugar. The magic is in the […]

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