Say Goodbye To These 2014 Diet Trends

I understand, I really do.  Sometimes we just want the magic bullet, the one diet that will finally save us, allowing us to effortlessly lose weight and feel great....more

5 Ways To Avoid Holiday Regret

You've been doing so well this fall. Summer was behind us and it was time to turn your priorities back to you: exercise, less wine, more healthy food, more time for you. And now, ugh, the holidays are coming up and you are afraid all your good intentions are going to come undone. Here are 5 simple ways to have a peaceful season with no holiday regret. ...more
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Healthy Holiday Recipe: Maple Infused Shredded Brussel Sprouts

It is a blustery, rainy cold day here in the Northeast. We are having what we New Englanders know as a Nor'Easter or, in other words, a really bad storm.  Luckily where I live we are getting buckets of rain instead of shovels of snow, but that leads to its own host of problems, like my newly groomed dog begging to go outside and romp in what looks like small ponds in my yard....more

How To Eat In Between Holidays

Ugh, the dreadful month of December....more

Five Healthier Choices You Can Make This Thanksgiving

Wait! Don't put those marshmallows in your grocery cart.  I know it's a family tradition, but trust me, you will wake up on Friday morning with a lot of thanks....more
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Know Your "Why"

I have been contemplating this statement for years because knowing your why helps set your intention and gives you purpose.  It's like a calling and I believe that we need a "why" when we are beginning a journey to change our health for the better, lose weight, gain energy or overall feel peaceful and content with who you are in your life....more

Jazz Up Your Fall: Farro Chickpea Salad

My husband broke my #1 cardinal rule of grocery shopping: thou shall not enter the store without a list.Since my back surgery,  I cannot lift, so lucky (or unlucky depending on how you choose to look at it) for me, my husband is in charge of buying food.  He means well, and he has been amazingly supportive of his temporary role as keeper of the house, but I have a system down that I am very much looking forward to getting  back into....more

I Am Having Back Surgery, Here's How I Plan To Nourish Myself

I am having back surgery.Even writing that seems a bit unreal. Just the words "back surgery" have a larger than life feeling about them, something other people do, older people. A year ago I could not have come to face the fact that surgery was going to be in my future but another year of pain wore me down. I have run out of treatment choices. The verdict? Live with the pain or take the chance on surgery....more

Five Nourishing Recipes To Get You Excited About Fall

Okay, I give in. Fall is here (in the Northeast of the US) and it's not going away.  Cloudy, rainy, misty. We made our first fire in the fireplace last night.  Time to let go of the tomatoes, the last of the corn and summer squash and turn our attention to warming, heartier meals.  The cold weather naturally calls for it and so do we.  In the farmer's markets now are an abundance of pumpkins, winter squash, and Brussel sprouts all waiting for you to take them under your wing....more

Mashed Potato Redo: Cauliflower Millet Mash

Yes, yes, you love mashed potatoes. And you wouldn't substitute anything for them in this world.  I love mashed potatoes too, but after years of drowning those poor tubers in too much butter and milk, I went looking for something else that could be a suitable substitute for that creamy dish that is so reminiscent of fall....more