Living the WELL Life
The days are heating up…summer is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o here. And we love every steamy moment of it.
We do love summer, right?
There are ways to eat the help us manage the heat and humidity that is the signature of what seems like one long outdoor party. Choosing your foods wisely at this time of year will help you to stay calm, cool and collected. There’s no reason at all to wilt and wither. Read more
What Women Want (Guys…you won’t want to miss this one!)
September 14 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
An age-old question, what…do…women…want? Well, I can only help in the kitchen with this one. One day we want sweet; the next salty; the next coffee; the next bread…and always, always, we want chocolate! What’s it all about? Read more
KFC Is At It Again
We hear it every day. Our kids are at risk; we are at risk; the planet is at risk. Much of this ‘risk’ can be put down to the food we choose to consume. Experts parade across our television screens telling us to eat real food and skip the junk. Documentaries flood movie screens telling us of the dangers of processed foods.
And then KFC hits us between the eyes. Read more
Who Has Time for That?
Watching a cooking show the other day, I saw an ad for Marie Callendar pot pies talking about how the crust is made from scratch and the ingredients simmered with love and care. And then the ad said “who has time for that? Marie Callendar, that’s who.” Seriously? Are we going to fall for this yet again? Read more
Roundup Rip Off
Whenever the episode on GMO’s runs on public television, my office phone rings off the hook and my website blows up with irate people telling me that I don’t know what I am talking about…that glyphosate is an herbicide, not a pesticide; that it won’t harm our guts like it harms the bugs and I should get my facts straight. Read more
Why We Cook
Why do we cook?
Anthropologists tell us that cooking is what ultimately makes us human, differentiating us from other species in that cooking created community. We gathered around the fire…cooking and eating together.
They also tell us that cooking helped us to pre-digest food, fueling our brains more efficiently, allowing us to evolve into having larger brains with a capacity for creativity and smaller guts since we could spend less time (actual hours) chewing. Once our brains evolved, we became the community of humans we are today, for better or for worse. Read more
Workout Your Heart
I know what you're thinking. This is the one where she gives us that tired old advice of exercising daily.
And while that is essential to heart health (really essential...), I am thinking about working out your heart in another way... Read more
Why Does the Food Industry Want to Block GMO Label Laws?
An article appeared in Bloomberg Business Week on February 6 that should have us nervous about the future of our food…and asking a lot of questions.
The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food includes twenty-nine members representing companies like PepsiCo, the world’s largest manufacturer of snack food and Monsanto, as well as the National Corn Growers Association, the National Restaurant Association and the American Beverage Association. Read more
Chocolate Is Good for Our Hearts?
Oh, happy day! Research done by the Cleveland Clinic tells a pretty cool story (and a very happy one for chocolate lovers everywhere). Plant nutrients known as flavonoids, help protect plants and help repair cell damage. When we eat foods rich in these nutrients (fruits and veggies, specifically), we benefit from this ‘antioxidant’ power just like the plants. Read more
The Beat Goes On…
It’s National Heart Health month! Throw the confetti; start the parade! This is the month where we place the focus on our hearts, keeping them healthy, strong and vital. Wooo-hooooooo! Let’s get this party started!
Oh…wait…isn’t heart disease the leading killer of both men and women? Hasn’t it been so since the 1970’s? Read more