Soda Stream…Water Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

I love my Soda Stream machine! I enjoy a really great drink that I make with a machine called Soda Stream. It’s called water. That may sound like a wise-crack, but hear me out.  Water is wonderful, and we all need to drink lots of it.  It’s good for us. Sometimes we wish we could spiff it up a bit; make it a little fancier…a little more fun. In our western food culture, we often think of soda as a … Continue reading

Did you know February 12th is National Plum Pudding Day?

Did you know February 12th is National Plum Pudding Day? By the way, National Plum Pudding Day has absolutely nothing to do with healthy eating…just sharing a fond memory of a sweet dessert I used to love… In my family, for Thanksgiving and Christmas, our holiday dessert was always plum pudding.  My mom would steam it in a double boiler to heat it up, and she made the most amazing “hard sauce”.  It wasn’t hard, so I never quite understood … Continue reading

Are You Confused? How to Read Sugar Labels

How to Read Sugar Labels Let’s talk about how to read sugar labels.  Why is the DV% for sugar always blank on a food label? I always teach people to look for the truth about what’s in their food by reading the label on the back of the package.  Think of the front as a billboard.  That’s all advertising, and frankly, the manufacturer doesn’t have to necessarily tell the truth.  They can exaggerate or call out the buzz word of … Continue reading

What is the Skinny on Fat? Here are 10 Facts about Fat…

10 Facts about Fat Confused about fat?  Who isn’t?? Don’t eat fat; do eat fat; don’t eat this fat, but that fat is good for you…I have a blog post to share (below) from one of the best functional medicine doctors with 10 facts about fat that will help you begin to understand. I’m sorry to say I bought into the low fat/fat free craze of years ago and am trying to make up for it now by eating good, … Continue reading

Apple Cider Vinegar…I Love It! See How It Can Help You Feel Healthier!

Apple Cider Vinegar These days you hear a lot about the benefits of using apple cider vinegar whether it’s as a diluted drink or used in salad dressing. A friend sent me an interesting article I thought you would enjoy.  I can’t say the author’s experience jives with mine as I am a big fan of apple cider vinegar! In the article she wrote, ”Maybe I drank it too fast, but after each glass of ACV-infused water, I felt like … Continue reading

Cuisinart Work Bowl…my new kitchen toy is a great little machine!

Cuisinart Work Bowl I have to share my favorite new kitchen toy with you (my Cuisinart Work Bowl…)  Actually, it’s a great piece of kitchen equipment, but it’s also fun to use, so that’s where the “toy” part kicks in.  I do love my gadgets! I saw this one on Hubert Keller’s cooking show on Create a few weeks ago.   You know when something catches your attention, you’re suddenly aware of it and see it everywhere?  That’s what happened with … Continue reading

Plain Vanilla is Boring…or is it? Read on to find out what vanilla can do for you!

Vanilla is Boring… Is vanilla just vanilla…  Vanilla is boring and plain…or is there more to it than we think? Vanilla has a lot of benefits you may not be aware of, and like so many foods, it’s not always easy to find it in its best form.  Here are a few bits of information you may find surprising! The vanilla bean is the fruit of the vanilla plant, which is actually a climbing orchid and was discovered about 400 … Continue reading

Broccoli – Easy and Tasty…It can be an amazing side dish!

Broccoli – Easy and Tasty I love broccoli; it’s good for you, so we eat it frequently.  Always fresh, and always organic… My tastes are simple.  I come from a family that ate a very bland English-style diet.  Meat, chicken or fish, a very well cooked (or often overcooked) vegetable and potato or rice.  No sauces, no spices. My husband Rob’s family ate a very Mediterranean diet.  Lots of flavors, sauces and spices.  Living and cooking with Rob has been … Continue reading

GMOs and labeling – one company is heading in the right direction…

GMOs and labeling I admit it…I can be a little intense at times.  I know there are those of you out there who are saying “at times?”  When it comes to the topic of healthy eating, GMOs and labeling, all bets are off! One of the greatest compliments I ever received was from a former manager, still a friend, who said that I “don’t suffer fools”.  I value that, and I hope it defines me now and for my life … Continue reading

The Role of Supplements on an Alkaline Diet

The Role of Supplements and an Alkaline Diet Supplements are one of the common components of an alkaline diet. In addition to reducing or eliminating your consumption of acid-producing foods like sugar, meat, and dairy, you may want to think about taking a few supplements. Let’s take a look at the most commonly recommended alkaline diet supplements. We’ll explore why they’re recommended and what they do. Minerals Minerals are the most commonly recommended supplements for an alkaline diet. This is … Continue reading