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The Power Of Getting Day One Done

I’m just going to spill a truth: the universe likes to trip up plans. And it’s been a trippy couple of weeks for me, and my waters have certainly been tested. Just when things are going along nice and steady…bam! Something gets in front of your tracks and makes you slam on the breaks. This […]

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Grow This, Cook That Part 2

My garden, the honey flow – it’s all booming right now and I love it. My bees knocked it out of the park this summer and produced the most delicious honey I have had to date. I have so much kale, squash and carrots that we decided to set up a market and it was […]

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Grow This, Cook That

As is my tradition, I am overrun with zucchini and yellow squash in my garden.A lot goes to the grill – along with this local corn and onion I picked up at the farmer’s market. With my family’s crazy schedule, simply having a lot of components for “bowls” on hand (grilled veggies, brown rice, some […]

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A Surprising Missing Ingredient In Your Health

I’m in a bit of overwhelm. I’m a week away from officially calling my two oldest kids seniors in high school (yes, twins). Throw in a brand new sophomore to boot. My “children” are not exactly kids anymore. My two boys hover over me by almost a foot and my daughter is as mature as […]

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Five Ways To Chill Out Without Having To Meditate

It seems that mediating is all the rage these days. Everyone’s doing it: Oprah, Paul McCartney, Jerry Seinfeld, even Howard Stern (according to this list). They seem to have cornered the market on this mysterious combination of uber success and chilling out. While there is something incredibly worthwhile in sitting down and centering yourself, it’s […]

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Don’t Box Me In To Your Fad Diet Please

I posted this recipe a couple of weeks ago, for Sweet Potato Noodles with Pesto, and someone quickly asked me if that was a Paleo recipe. “Do you follow the Paleo diet?”, she asked. “No”, I smiled and said, “I just eat real food.” She looked at me, half confused, half miffed. She then explained […]

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Cook These 5 Easy Things On Sunday, Thank Yourself All Week

If you asked me the one thing that I would be totally lost without during my week, I would unequivocally tell you that meal planning is #1 on my list. I have been sitting down on a Sunday for years now, figuring out what I am going to feed my family of five, and when […]

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The Spiralizer Craze Is Here!

Do you own a spiralizer yet? If not, run to the store and grab one. The word came up as a misspelled word as I wrote this post, with no suggestions to change it, it’s that new. Well, I take that back. A number of years ago my husband bought me the kitchen gadget that […]

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Trying The New Cooking Sites

I love to cook and be in my kitchen, but that doesn’t mean everyone else does.  Granted, I went to cooking school and grew up with some very influential home chefs. I also have a crew at home – three hungry teenagers and a husband – so cooking for the five of us makes a […]

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Tis The Season For (Dangerous) Fad Diets

Have you heard of Freelee the Banana Girl? I admit, this one’s got me really perplexed. Freelee The Banana Girl, as she calls herself, proudly eats up to 50 bananas (yes, 50!) a day on this almost all raw fruit, vegan diet. She used to be anorexic and then bulimic, and now she can eat […]

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