Archives for February 2009

Pineapple Salsa

Sweet, salty, and spicy, this pineapple salsa is a great way to dress up any plain jane dish. If you prefer more heat in your salsa, you can add one chopped jalapeño.

Ahimsa, The Practice of Non-Harming

It might sound like a lofty, philosophic ideal, but I think Ahimsa is particularly pertinent right now, with our hurting economy, obesity and diabetes rates at an all time high, and a general sense of fear that I sense when I walk down the street. If we take a minute to practice Ahimsa, I can’t help but think the world would be a better more positive place.

Wine is Fine

Whenever my friend Bernadette and I spend time together, we always latch on to some obscure topic that usually ends up in a friendly dispute. This time, the topic turned to wine – read more about appreciating wine and if drinking wine is as good for your heart as they say.

The Truth About Diet Pills & Fad Diets

Everyone is talking about the downside to ‘Fad Diets’ in the media and why they can be so hard to follow. I’m so happy to see a real ‘anti-diet’ spirit growing and a shift to living life through healthy eating and moderation. But let’s take a closer look at fad diets to really understand why they are so problematic.

How to Boil an Egg

Want to learn the right way to cook an egg? Frustrated by fennel? ‘How to Boil an Egg’ is a tasty mix of food know-how and how-to written by personal chef and food writer Danielle Turner. Danielle shares her knowledge as a chef and cooking instructor to teach basic cooking techniques along with tips on entertaining with ease and simple and delicious recipes.

Sweet Talk

Mystery surrounds the famous Saint Valentine who restored sight and hearing to the daughter of his jailer while imprisoned. His great act of spiritual love is commemorated with a modern celebration of romantic love, on Valentine’s Day next week.

Mini Cashew Cookies

Nut butters are great for making baked goods and sauces. I love the sweet mellow taste of cashews, but if cashew butter is not in your budget, replace it with peanut butter instead.

Citrus Smoothie

Smoothies can be a no-mess way to get in vital nutrients that you may be lacking in your everyday diet, like vitamin C and calcium. They are superfast to whip up and the creamy texture can help fight cravings for sweets and frozen treats.