Winter skin care

This winter weather has not done wonders for our skin, hair or fingernails. Cold, dry air outside and radiators cranking inside do not help the situation. You may notice your nails feel brittle, your lips are chronically chapped, and the ends of your hair are splitting. Diet really helps your […]

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Green is good!

That was not to be confused with the famous Michael Douglas line, “Greed is good!” But I did love the movie “Wall Street”. There are so many great brands of hummus available in grocery stores, but it’s also super simple to make and so fun to try new add-ins, and […]

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Bars for Breakfast?

People often ask my opinion about protein bars for breakfast. I get it, some mornings are just too hard to pull out the blender or motivate in the kitchen—this is where Overnight Oats are a lifesaver, but I digress… (see recipe below!) When choosing a bar look for a short […]

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Getting Kids into the Kitchen

Nothing makes me happier than receiving photos and videos from the parents of my students “recreating” some of the recipes we make together in our sessions. Getting our kids into the kitchen and having them involved in the preparation and selection of their meals and snacks is hands down the […]

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Rice Cakes: the Ultimate “blank slate”

When some people travel, they bring their favorite pillow from home or their scented eye mask to sleep on the plane…we bring rice cakes. I think of rice cakes as the perfect Tabula Rasa–the blank slate of the snack world. They are gluten free, require no refrigeration, last for weeks, […]

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The Fab Five

While I am not a fan of juicing or liquid fasts, and feel that our bodies are intended to “chew” our nutrients, I do see the health benefits of substituting one “solid” meal a day for a healthy smoothie.  The purpose of drinking a meal is to give your organs […]

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The “Perfect” Blueberry Muffin

My daughters and I have finally perfected the blueberry muffin…they are so simple to make, not a “sugar bomb” which leaves you headache-y and hungry again in an hour, and the oil doesn’t soak through the paper bag and stain your pants like most deli baked goods! My immediate “go-to” […]

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Put away the takeout menu…

When the craving for Chinese food hits, we often head straight to the takeout menu drawer and place an order for all our favorites. Unfortunately, like with any takeout, you cannot control the ingredients being used (is that chicken organic?), how much the food has been seasoned, what type of […]

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