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

Diet Identity Crisis…Is your identity tied up with dieting?

The Diet Identity Crisis Did you know you can tie your identity up in dieting and not even realize that’s what you’ve done? You can create a diet identity crisis.  Every time you announce to your friends and family you’re starting a new diet, you identify yourself a little more with dieting. Your life revolves around the diet announcement. The seeking of approval that you’re going to lose weight, strive for that perfect number. What you don’t realize is that … Continue reading

Are you always on a diet?? How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life

Does What You Eat Affect Your Appearance

Societal Pressure Is Running Your Life, or How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life! When everyone around you is doing the same thing, it can be hard to stand apart from the crowd. It’s more normal to be on a diet these days than it isn’t. You want to be accepted; that’s normal.  The dilemma is how to stop diets from running your life! Being the person who isn’t on a diet these day actually threatens that acceptance, so … 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

Omega-3 fatty acids – why are they so important?

Omega-3 fatty acids All this information about healthy fats and omega this and omega that can be so confusing! Research indicates omega-3 fatty acids may improve depression, and that they improve cognitive brain function.  Your brain is largely made of fat, so making healthy fat a regular part of your diet is critical to your long term health, both mental and physical. How do you get your omega-3 fatty acids and why are they so important to your health in our … Continue reading

Sadness or Depression

Sadness or Depression Many of us who struggle with depression wonder if we are truly dealing with sadness or depression. There is a difference.  With depression, many aspects of our lives can be affected.  They included sleep patterns, inability to sleep, changes in eating patterns and habits, disinterest in things that you used to enjoy and so on. Sadness can be a normal part of life, and people who are not depressed are sad from time to time.  We are … Continue reading

Processed food…don’t let them make the big bucks off your health

Processed food… It’s so inspiring when people who were resistant to eliminating processed food and to changing how they eat suddenly begin to get it. Maybe it’s a family member they trust or a TV documentary they watch, or both, but whatever starts the ball rolling for someone… I just love it! I have a friend who was probably the biggest “harrumpher” I know for the food and health information I share.   I just keep sharing and gently suggesting, hoping … Continue reading