No matter which way you slice it, "Healthy Cookie" is an oxymoron. Sorry Girl Scouts. As part of the 2013 cookie season, the Girl Scouts have unveiled an new "healthy" cookie called the Mango Creme. What is it about this cookie that makes it "healthy"? Is it the mango? Nope. In fact the only … Continue reading Healthy Cookie?
If you watched the news this week then you know the flu is a hot topic. In Boston Mayor Menino has declared a public health emergency. Yesterday morning on the Today show, all 4 hosts received flu shots on the air. And this weekend in Boston, there will be 21 free flu shot clinics in … Continue reading Getting Your Flu Vaccine?
This deal popped up in my inbox this morning...and it made me think of you. You know of my love for all things coconut, especially coconut oil. From cooking to skin care it is an oil that can almost do it all. Why I Love Coconut and So Should You: Part 1 Why I Love … Continue reading Get It While It’s Hot!
During our first meeting I ask each of my clients to establish goals - where would they like to be, or where do they see themselves 1, 3, and 6 months from now. In almost every single case, weight loss - as in a decrease in pounds on a scale - shows up on the … Continue reading Playing the Numbers Game
When I was a kid my staple weekend winter morning breakfast was a big bowl of cream of wheat. Since taking grains out of my diet, nothing I’ve made has been a true substitute for the rich warm heartiness of a bowl of hot cereal. So, I decided to compromise. I wouldn’t go back to … Continue reading Quinoa Porridge
Welcome to my most favorite week of the year. For reasons I can not quite articulate, this week of the year, filled with so many traditions, so much warmth, and so much love, is in my mind, simply the best. And, speaking of traditions... I am a sucker for pumpkin pie. It has always been … Continue reading Pumpkin Custard
It seems everyone I talk to recently wants to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. The problem is, no one I talk to is really sure the best way to go about it. For years we’ve been told if you want to weigh less, you need to eat less - as if our … Continue reading More is Less
Soon Trick or Treaters will be knocking on your doors...and while the jumbo bowl of candy may be ready to go, how much of it will really make it into the hands of of those cute little costumed kiddos? Whether its the kids' trick or treating bounty, or the left over candy bowl, most of … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
This is a tomato-less chili. Yup - absolutely tomato free. To be honest, I didn’t think it could be done. I mean, chili without tomatoes? Blasphemy! But, the ingredient list in this original recipe intrigued me so I just had to give it a try. Confession: When it comes to trying a new soup/stew/chili recipe … Continue reading Pork and White Bean Chili
Ingredients 2 - 2 1/2 lbs butternut squash, cubed (frozen works very well for this recipe) 2 lbs baby carrots 1 32oz can of pure pureed pumpkin 1 can coconut milk 1/2 onion 2 T butter 3 32oz boxes of chicken broth 1 tsp thyme Salt Pepper Instructions Melt butter in the bottom of a … Continue reading Winter Squash & Carrot Soup