Black Bean Pasta A Great New Find

July 2, 2014

Check out this cool new pasta my mom found for me at Costco.  It has two ingredients – black beans and water. We tried it the other night and I thought it was pretty good.  The texture is different than wheat pasta, but all in all for a nutritious and gluten free alternative I give [...]

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3 Simple Steps for Successfully Eating Out

June 4, 2014

For me it is a lot harder eating out than cooking at home because of one small thing…temptation! How hard is it resisting the bread on the table or not ordering a big bowl of pasta when you’re starving and someone else is cooking? I’m going to go with extremely hard and I know I’m not alone! [...]

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How (and Why) I Kicked My Addiction to Nut Butters

May 21, 2014

Yes, even I can have a food addiction. I’ve had different ones over the years, like Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Almonds, but recently it’s been almond butter.  Actually, all nut butters…I’m not picky…almond, cashew, peanut. I found that they were my go to comfort and quick food.  If I was hungry and crunched for time [...]

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My Weight Loss Formula + Favorite App

May 6, 2014

Okay are you ready for my super top secret weight loss formula? EAT LESS, MOVE MORE Yep, that’s it.  If you eat less and move more I promise the weight will come off.  Sounds easy…right! Well, it’s not super easy, but it is possible for every single person in the world with these four simple steps. [...]

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Magical Mung Beans…A Great Protein

April 24, 2014

I found these fun little beans at Wegman’s the other day and just had to try them.  I’m glad I did for they remind me of lentils and they’re not only quick and easy to cook, but they are also tasty.  I’m always on the look out for low calorie, plant protein sources so I [...]

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Frozen Fish Dinner = Brain & Inflammatory Health

April 10, 2014

I am definitely a frozen meat to the table kind of person.  Raw meat, especially poultry…grosses me out. I buy meat portions that are individually, quick frozen so I can take them out of the freezer and immediately cook them. Typically I use the oven, but I decided to try the stove top the other [...]

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My Recipe for a Flat Belly…Fat…Yes, Fat!

April 1, 2014

It’s such a shame that for so many years the medical community has told us to watch our fat consumption for health reasons.  Remember the NO FAT craze of the 90′s?  Wow, was that wrong!  Maybe the box of cookies was fat free, but the amount of sugar was way out of control.  The health [...]

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My Go To (Brain Boosting) Smoothie

March 20, 2014

Smoothies have been a great addition to my daily menu.  They are fast, nutritious and portable. Mine contain large amounts of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, folate and isoflavones, which are many of the ingredients for high energy. They have no added sugar and they are high in good plant fat and protein.  These three secrets [...]

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Paleo Pumpkin Almond Breakfast Bread…Yum!

March 11, 2014

Whoever decided that eating a high sugar, grain and milk laden breakfast was a good idea, should be shot. Does anyone really feel well after eating such? The sugar spikes your blood sugar, the “grain” has few health benefits because it is so processed, and the milk is gas producing.  So basically you walk around [...]

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Are you on acid? + new Yoga classes

March 7, 2014

No, I don’t know anything about acid, the mind altering drug, but I do know how your body becomes acidic.  It’s from processed, high carb foods, sugar, sugar and more sugar! Why is this important you ask?  Because diseases thrive in an acidic environment.  Yes, they love to multiply and become very aggressive the more [...]

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