Refreshed Entree Salad

Are you searching for the perfect meal to serve to your guests or family? The Refreshed Entree Salad is a sumptuous display of vibrant vegetables and is a consistent crowd pleaser. The Refreshed Entree Salad evolved from The Steak Supper Salad found in one of my best-loved cookbooks, The Junior League Centennial Cookbook. It is […]

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Life Beyond Cheese

“Cheese is one of the most significant contributors of saturated fat in the Standard American diet.”

Change is possible. Retrain your brain.

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Beginning A Whole Food Plant Based Life

I made the change to a plant based diet after reading books that introduced me to this way of eating such as Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy on a Plant Based Diet, Whole, and The China Study. I also watched Forks over Knives. I continued by enrolling in the […]

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Microgreen Window Garden

Have you noticed the beautiful little microgreens garnishing your restaurant meals? Microgreens are nutrient rich when they have grown only two leaves. So tiny and beautiful, yet powerful. This small addition adds concentrated vitamins and carotenoids to your meal. See USDA research here. Microgreens are expensive to buy in the market but inexpensive to grow […]

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Pure Clean Food

The recipes that flood the media are deliciously tempting. Overwhelmingly desserts, but also high fat snack foods, and overly processed everything! Even the vegetables that initially had the possibility of providing nutrition are saturated with high-fat cheeses or oil, completely offsetting any positive function they held. I have learned to keep it simple. I scroll […]

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Food Choices After Fifty

I began to change my way of eating about seven years ago. My long term goal was to avoid prescribed statins, developing high blood pressure and needing a prescription, and to prevent type two diabetes from developing, also requiring a prescription. These issues plague people in our age group. How can we avoid these issues? […]

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Change What You Crave

I watched as talk show host interviewed a beautifully thin, well known woman. The topic was weight.  The host asked “What do you eat?”,  The woman said “Whatever I want” Host “Really? You’re so thin. You would eat a cheeseburger?” Woman “If I wanted a cheeseburger, I would eat a cheeseburger.” Host “Amazing. I don’t […]

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Dessert or Nutrition?

To simplify my mental organization of food, I have learned to categorize food in my mind as dessert or nutrition. Cake or not cake. Cakes, cookies, ice cream are, of course, dessert. But, chips, crackers, prepared, processed food, white bread, fried food, soda, and so on are also desserts to me. I know that I […]

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Know Why You Are Eating

I need to be self-aware, especially when eating. Why am I eating? Am I actually hungry? As I reach for the refrigerator door or the cabinet door, I ask myself that question. Am I hungry? Or, Am I anxious, am I bored, am I sad, am I tired, am I eating as an activity while […]

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Quality Calories

Calories in, Calories out, right? But, what is the quality of your calories? I have tried several “diet plans.” I’ve ordered food, followed menus and checked off points. It all comes down to calories in vs. calories burned. Why do I need someone else to think for me? Food choices are all within my control. […]

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I Gained Ten Pounds Each Year For Years

I can easily track the years I gained weight and why. It all centered around poor food choices that I didn’t realize were poor food choices at the time. I was just living life. I gained ten pounds the year my husband and I switched from snacking on veggies to snacking on fried torilla chips […]

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