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August 2008 Newsletter: Healthy Eats for End of Summer

Find out more about the new look of, how eating the right foods can help your skin recoup after a sun burn, and read about the intensive 200-hour yoga teacher’s training program I recently completed at Dharma Mittra.


A healthy body can produce and sustain a healthy mind. That is the mission statement of Play 4 Life, a non-for-profit organization that I work with on a monthly basis. Why do I volunteer? Living healthy is more to me than just nutritious cooking or writing about health trends, it’s also about sharing the wealth with others.

Chilies, Can They Help You to Control Your Weight?

I am a huge fan of spicy hot chili peppers. When it comes to adding a little heat and whole lot of flavor to food with zero fat, no processed sugars, and hardly any calories at all – chilies are a one of my best friends!

Edamame Salad

Edamame or fresh soybeans are packed with low-fat protein and vitamins. This salad is especially good during warm weather or served alongside a flaky piece of white fish. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer isle in organic and health food stores.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasting is one of the best ways to prepare Brussels sprouts. Maintaining texture, crunch, and vitamins, this technique always wins out over boiling in tons of water. My neighbor Susan introduced me to this practical preparation when she hosted us for one of her delightful dinners. I added sage and hazelnuts as a variation. I love to save the leftovers to fold into my Sunday morning omelet sprinkled with a little grated, soft white cheese like Munster or Havarti.

Super Beauty Foods

Toss the wrinkle creams, cancel your cosmetic surgery appointment because your mother was right – you are what you eat. In this segment, which aired on NBC’s Today Show, Self magazine’s Jennifer Iserloh shows Campbell Brown fruits and spices that will make you brighter and healthier.