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Spiralized Summer Squash Spaghetti and Garden-Fresh Salsa

  Now that’s a bowl of fresh spaghetti!  I present here today a healthier alternative to your standard white pasta, which is a highly processed food that (in my humble opinion) should be consumed in moderation, if at all.  Pasta … Continue reading

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What Message Is Your Weight Trying to Tell You? (Plus a Spring Garden Update)

Just yesterday I was inspired by a post I read by Marc from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating called A New Way to Lose Weight:  Listen to It.  I find the concept quite interesting and wanted to share … Continue reading

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Basic Quinoa & Lentils, Diabetes & Diet Soda

  Cooking up quinoa to accompany vegetables has become a no-brainer in our household.  Sometimes I make an additional protein source and sometimes not.  Recently I was in the mood for some extra protein and was planning on making a … Continue reading

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Virtual Grocery Store Tour Part One: Produce and Bulk

Are you confused about what to buy when you go grocery shopping?  Most people are.  I’m here to boost your confidence in you being able to decide for yourself which items to choose and which to avoid. The general consensus … Continue reading

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Countdown to the New Year: Day 4 of 6

Good morning! Hopefully you got some fruit yesterday.  So far we have the possibility of creating 3 new healthy habits for the new year:  Food journaling, switching to whole grains and enjoying fresh fruit.  If you’re feeling motivated, continue with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash

I can’t believe how many people haven’t heard of the wonderful spaghetti squash.  It’s in your grocery store and probably at your local farmers market next to the butternut squash, acorn squash, hubbard squash and other hearty varieties.

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Weird Meal Wednesday: Butternut Coconut Ginger Soup and Asparagus with Creamy Ranch Dressing

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Weird Meal Wednesday.  I’ve been eating plenty of weird meals but sometimes they seem, well, a little boring. I tend to eat a lot of the same things over and over.  … Continue reading

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Phytochemicals, Breast Cancer and Furious Journal Rants

I just came across this article from the Chicago Tribune titled: An antioxidant-rich diet offers the most benefits to breast cancer survivors, expert says …of course that’s no groundbreaking newsflash to most of us, but the sad thing is that … Continue reading

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Healthy Chinese Food

Have a craving?  Don’t worry, there is a guilt-free, healthy way to satisfy it.  It may not be quite as effortless as picking up the phone and dialing your local take-out place, but if you want something done right, sometimes … Continue reading

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Weird Meal Wednesday: A Plateful of Veggies with a Side of Chocolate

  No, that is not Velveeta.  It’s Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Sauce with some nutritional yeast blended in for a protein and a cheezy boost.  Welcome to episode 4 of Weird Meal Wednesdays.  This is where I show you examples … Continue reading

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