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.

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.

Pick a Peppadew

I’m addicted to chili, earthy, sweet, smoked, and burning hot. I love them all. A reader recently asked me what a peppadew is: If you haven’t tasted this sweet little hottie – you are in for a treat!

Is Coconut Oil Bad For You?

Long a cornerstone to ayurvedic medicine and revered by tropical civilizations, coconut oil has a surprisingly long history in food and medicine throughout the world. However, in various health circles, the oil has been somewhat controversial when it comes to recent health and medical studies.

Inoculate Against Heartbreak & Stress

I’ve been knee-deep in kale over the past two weeks, but I do like to browse the web for new and interesting reading material. I came across a new informative read, The Hormone Cure, by Dr. Sara Gottfried.

Decadent 100 Calorie Snacks

Healthy snacks under 100 calories have been the topic of morning TV segments, in blogs and in magazines, but I find that some of those snacks mentioned don’t satisfy me when I’m really hungry before meal time. So here are some ideas for snacking on real foods that are under 100 calories each!

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!