Archives for January 2009

February 2009 Newsletter

With the beginning of yet another year, many people made resolutions to live healthier and happier in 2009 by making lasting changes. In my February 2009 newsletter, I am highlighting my personal resolutions and review recent developments on

Chopped on Tonight 10 on the Food Network

Octopus, duck, and animal crackers, oh my! And all in one dish? Food Network’s newest series, ‘Chopped’ airs tonight at 10 pm, where chefs sweat it out over weird food combos to please the palate.

Eat Healthy All Week –

Eating right just got easier! In the November 2008 issue of Self Magazine, I share delicious suggestions for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and dessert – for each day of the week! Simply buy what’s on the shopping list to make a week’s worth of tasty, low-calorie meals.

Is It Harder for Women to Ignore Hunger?

This morning, I read a study entitled ‘Women less able to suppress hunger than men’. Before I talk about ways to calm hunger, let’s take a look at the link between hunger and health.

Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Bad for You?

Last month, I saw a commercial where a mother was throwing a birthday party for her five-year old. She had a fruit drink that was sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and another mother scolded her for serving it. So, what is high-fructose corn syrup, and could it be harmful?

Will Americans put on "recession pounds"?

Americans may reduce the amount they spend on food in response to a sour economy but some experts fear they may pick up weight in the process.

Yoga Books

Yoga books can be a wonderful resource to learn about Indian philosophy, mysticism, and deepen your existing physical fitness practice. This is a collection of my favorites, that I reference on a regular basis. If you are interested in learning yoga ‘asanas’ or poses, try taking your first class with a certified instructor


When I was going through culinary school, mastering my knife skills was one of the most important things to me besides cooking delicious, beautiful food. But my classmate and partner for some of the team exercises, Reverend David Adamavich, took knife skills to a whole new level.