How to Stop Overeating

I used to be a chronic overeater, and it was tough to put the fork down when faced with home-cooked food. But my secret tips don’t tell you to stop eating – in fact, I prescribe enjoying food more!

Black Bean Quesadilla with Chicken

Ivy, my friend’s teenage daughter, is smart, witty, and outspoken. She’s also a vegetarian. I wrote this recipe for her, and packed it with three non-meat forms of protein, tofu, beans, and cheese to be sure she’ll get what a growing girl needs!

Apples, The Unsung Superfood!

I consider apples to be the “unsung” heroes of the superfood world, especially when it comes to heart health. Apples contain a variety of phytochemicals, including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin, and chlorogenic acid, all of which are potent antioxidants. But most of the positive research states that the health benefits of apples lie in their skin.

Wacky Winter Smoothies

Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.

Baking Soda vs Baking Powder

I enjoyed baking in culinary school but I really learned the basics of baking from my Granny. Now that I create recipes for a living, I spend more time researching the science behind baking, and how different leaveners impact the texture of your favorite cakes and cookies.

Ways to Control Emotional Eating

I’m no psychiatrist, but I am a self-rehabilitated emotional eater. Emotional eating is a complex topic — experts like Dr. David Kessler say that people can literally become addicted to certain foods, that their brains are being hijacked by fast food because of its high-fat, high-salt and high-fat content, things that we are biologically programmed to crave.

LifestyleMom Radio Cafe

A few weeks ago, I was host Dana Hilmer’s guest on ‘LifestyleMom Radio Café’, an Internet radio show aired through LA Talk Radio. In my 35-minute segment, we chatted about ‘Cooking for Bikini Season’ and other tips how to make delicious foods while slimming down your waistline.

Healthy Eating Tips: Freezer Refresh

Revamping what’s in your freezer can result in huge health benefits – in my latest video on AOL, I share smart staple swaps to keep your family well-fed and feeling fantastic.