Essential tools for your guilt free Holiday eating!

Next week is Thanksgiving already! The other day, I was thinking about how some of my recipes have changed over the years. I have always loved pumpkin pie, but for several years I have been cow dairy free, and more recently, gluten free as well. I still get to eat my pumpkin pie, and I…

No Stress Holiday Eating!!!! Yes, It’s Possible.

‘Tis the season for eating tons of treats that don’t show up at any other time of year! We all have a tendency to fall out of the healthy eating habits that we are mindful of during the rest of the year. Bring on the eggnog, holiday cookies by the hundreds, pies, mini cheesecakes, oh,…

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About…

Hope all who celebrate this holiday had a lovely Thanksgiving, I did! My turkey came out perfectly, shared with my son and his girlfriend; we enjoyed a lovely afternoon. Thankfully, the snow storm held off until after the weekend! I had been sitting in front of the fire, drinking a cup of tea, and deleting…

National Self Care Month – AND Popcorn Poppin’ Month!?

You know, these online sites that tell us what the observances of the month are have gotten a bit ridiculous. I used to check them each month and there were a handful of meaningful dates and events like Breast Cancer Awareness month listed. Now, you get things like: National Pickled Peppers Month National Pizza Month…

Simple Tips To Nurture Yourself During The Busy Holidays!

I’ve been chatting with people and asking questions during the last few weeks about how one views the end of the year. I found that the majority of people look at December as a month of parties, shopping, children’s holiday programs, and in the north, snow and cold. Most people I spoke with were not…

Enjoy Festive Food And Drink Without The Guilt!

The holidays are here! Are you ready for Italian cookies, fruit cake, egg nog, latkes, candied yams, or one of my favorite holiday traditions, my sister’s, pecan tassies? Wow, that’s a whole lot of extra calories! I don’t deny myself, and it’s not necessary for you to, either; just use a bit of restraint. Instead…

Try Peaches For Healthy Summer Grilling!

Nothing beats a 4th of July grill fest!  Someone always brings a pie or cake decorated as a flag… BUT, my favorite is grilled peaches. So sweet, juicy and delicious! Try them and you’ll be hooked too! Grilled Peaches – Yummmmmmm! Ingredients: 4 ripe peaches, cut in half with the pit removed 2 TBSP Butter…

Eat Fat To Get Thin!

I am happy to announce my friend and colleague Dr. Mark Hyman’s new book, Eat Fat to Get Thin. Yes, you heard that right. Mark is talking about the “good fat,” however, not twinkies and triple layer chocolate cake! In addition to rising rates of obesity, cancer, and diabetes, millions of Americans are suffering from what…