Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…

The Busy Girl’s Entertaining Guide

This simple, chic, yet easy guide to entertaining is not only fit for the holidays but can be referenced any time you want to “put on the dog” yet don’t have much time to cook.

Lean Cut Of Beef

‘I want steak’, I screamed loudly, banging my knife and fork on the table. I was only three and we were seated at an upscale seafood restaurant when my Dad told me that there was no steak on the menu. It’s one of my his favorite stories to tell – and he tells it every year!

Ways to Calm Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, also known as ‘Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease’ or (GERD), is an inflammation of the esophogus. The condition is caused by acid from the stomach, backing up into the esophogus… As an ocassional sufferer, here are the Do’s and Dont’s for eating that have worked wonders for me.

Sweet Potatoes and Apples for Thanksgiving

Sweet and soothing, tart and rich, apples and sweet potatoes make a fall duet that is irresistable when sprinkled with spice and honeyed walnuts. I made these lovely layers with the help of a Japanese mandoline that will give you uniform slices in seconds. But there are plenty of other tools to make the prep time for your favorite Thanksgiving dishes go a lot faster without investing too much cash.

Healing Herbs for the Holidays

The holidays should be a time for relaxation as well as reconnecting with friends and family. Make your holiday more cheerful by instituting some healing rituals into your schedule that both sooth and celebrate the season. Take five minutes, or more, a day to treat yourself and your family to these self care activities to lessen stress and more.

Cooking With Jalapeño

Jalapeños, also known as the ‘fat chili’ (or chili gordo), hails from the Mexican town Jalapa. Jalapeños can range from mild to hot, making them a good ‘starter chili’ for those who want add more liveliness to their dishes, but are newbies to fiery capsaicin. So find out what to look out for, and select Skinny Chef recipes with Jalapeños.

Trick or Sweet?

No question about it, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays growing up! I created these ‘hazy ginger moons’ with that in mind, part cookie, part candy, that are not overly sweet. They’re ideal for impromptu trick-or-treaters because these no-bake treats come together quickly.