Healthy Eating Tips & Insights

This section of the site highlights insights, strategies and tips to eat better - covering eating habits, healthy shopping, eating out, and making smarter choices. If you're not cooking for yourself yet, this is your section!

Home Cooking on Valentine’s Day

Looking to spoil your lover or loved one this V-day? Home cooking is the best way! Not only is it a lot healthier, but it tastes so much better because you make it fresh. Plus no reservations required, just a quick trip to your local gourmet market!

Superfood Smoothie Guide

Smoothies are excellent low-cal meal replacement that you can whip up in 5 minutes — a quick fix to “reset” your body after a holiday splurge. Be sure you build them the correct way…

15 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

Everyone loves the prospect of a brandnew year with exciting possibilities. But how many times have you set a New Year’s resolution for yourself only to find that come March, you’re back to your old habits wondering how you got off track?

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!

Christmas Eve Mexican Feast

If you’re looking for something new this Christmas holiday, plan a feisty Mexican feast to spoil your loved ones with something tasty and spicy. Homemade Mexican food is not only satisfying but it uses some of the healthiest ingredients around like pomegranate, hot chilies, nuts and seeds.

Gift-Giving Season

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the hustle and bustle of the next holiday season has arrived in its place. However, this year is still a tough one for some of us. With the ongoing economic turmoil, the continuing trend is to cut back on frivolous spending and bring the holidays back to their roots, giving simple gestures of love, straight from the heart. That’s why homemade food is an especially good gift this year – it’s inexpensive, personal, unique and naturally delicious because it isn’t loaded with preservatives. What better way to wish family and friends a happy and healthy holiday season than with homemade goodies made with love?

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.