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.

Jump Start The Holidays

Part of the excitement of the holiday season is all the glitter and trimmings that go along with it. Getting into the holiday mood a little early isn’t only fun, but can be the remedy for stress that comes during the shopping rush. Stocking your pantries and even your closets like my granny used to do, makes for effortless entertaining and even gracefully saving the day when an unexpected guest arrives with a gift for you.

Ways to Detox After a Splurge

Celebrating holidays with close friends and fabulous food is key to a happy lifestyle. But if you’ve overdone it with drinks, rich dishes and desserts, help your liver rebuild its nutrient stores with these delicious foods.

Why is Green Tea Good for You?

Green tea, often associated with wise men and sages of the East, is highly revered in China and Japan for good reason. Black tea production uses fermentation to give a hearty flavor unlike green tea that is created by gently steaming and drying fresh tea leaves.

Perfect Protein

One of the biggest dieting myths out there claim that most people don’t get enough protein – yet in fact, the average American consumes about 50% more than the recommended daily amount.

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

Avoid Catching Summer Colds

Nobody wants to catch a cold or get the summer sniffles right before they’re ready to head out on that long awaited vacation. Air travel, planes with recycled air and confined spaces can be incubators for germs, but how can you strengthen immunity before you take that flight?

Healthy Solution for Indian Take-Out

Take-out Indian food is one of my favorite treats since traditional Indian sauces can be extremely time-consuming to make – with a long list of spices, herbs, and many chopped vegetables that go into each and every dish. Last week, I cooked cubed-up chicken and veggies, testing out a new jarred Tikki Marsala sauce … and I was truly amazed!

Cooking With Herbs

Herbs have been delighting cooks for centuries, but did you know that herbs are a dieter’s dream? They’re fat free, very low in calories, packed with flavor and also have other added health benefits.