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Summer Peaches – Ginger, Cinnamon, & Vanilla Infused Peach Puree

Summer is unofficially here and I am so excited to see summer fruits and vegetables back at the farmer’s market. Seeing peaches again reminds me of how last year I often found myself going a little overboard at the farmer’s market --  buying too many peaches.  When...

5 Steps to Stop Your Sugar Addiction

‘Addiction’ is such a strong word. I know. I could have said ‘cravings’. But let’s get real for a minute. We are all probably in denial about our sugar ‘addiction’. According to Merriam-webster.com an addiction is an unusually great interest in something or a need to...

Best Soup for the Flu: A Simple Bone Broth

  A South American proverb says “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” An exaggeration perhaps ...but only just.  With flu season here, a good broth is exactly what you need to get you going again. Bone broths contain minerals (especially electrolyte minerals) to...

5 Health Benefits of Winter Squash

Winter squash.  I love it.  I'm not sure exactly when my obsession began but I think it was a Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Brown Butter and Sage Sauce at a little Italian restaurant in Chicago somewhere near Halsted and Diversey in the mid- to late- 90’s. I don’t...

3 Quinoa Salad Bowl Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

We are getting slammed here in the Bay Area with a heat wave.  Are you feeling the heat too?  Our thermometer read 102 in the shade on Sunday!   And the dial has been in the mid-90s the last 4 days.  Thankfully we don’t have the humidity but that is HOT in my book. In...

How to make this Thanksgiving healthy and easy

Well, it’s officially unofficially started. It’s after Halloween and the holiday season is here.  I know the official start is Thanksgiving but to me it feels more like the holidays start at Halloween and don’t end until January 1st …when we can finally take a brief...

Why did I eat SO much? Here’s a little remedy…

I hope you had an abundant Thanksgiving with family and friends. SO much good food, pie and wine...and with leftovers - it never ends! But are you feeling the Thanksgiving hang-over now? Feeling the bloat, heartburn or constipation? Here's a little trick to help...