Ridding Your Food Rut – Part 3 Color

yellow food

*+-Last week I talked about adding in some simple ways to add more vegetable variety to your meals. This week I’d like to share a useful way of thinking about the food you eat and creating more play in your day to day experiences with what and how you’re eating.  This would be by way … (read more…)

Top Disease Fighting Power Food and How To Eat More


*+-I was elated to see my long lost organic watercress at my neighborhood market recently! A growing body of evidence increasingly shows watercress standing above other “super-foods” for it’s anti-cancer abilities. Want to get 5 New Ways For Watercress? Ounce for ounce, watercress is a better source of vitamins C, B1, B6, K, E, Iron, … (read more…)

Health Effects of Alcohol


*+-How Much is Too Much? It’s almost Friday night! You know I am all about giving you the GOOD stuff! Especially when it comes to great food and great…… Ok, wine! We have known for a long time now that moderate alcohol use has been linked with a lower risk of heart disease. (Low to … (read more…)

The Incredible Power of Bone Broth

power of bone broth

*+-    Known for incredible healing benefits… Bone broths have been traditionally used for thousands of years.  Yes, thousands. Seemingly trendy, it’s a fabulous trend and it’s not going to leave any time soon! And it’s not just for fighting colds and flu either!  A study of amino acids that were produced when making chicken … (read more…)

Parsnip and Cereriac Puree

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*+-Parsnip & Celeriac Puree — powered by ehow The days and evenings are still warm, but soon enough we will be sliding the sweaters on and craving soups and fall vegetable. I am here to prepare you! There is much to be said for preparation. For one – it feels good and lowers your stress … (read more…)

10 Healthiest Foods To Have in Your Pantry (Part 2)

pine nuts and pumpkin seeds

*+-4. Unsalted, dry nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, pumpkin, flax, chia and sesame seeds.  Studies have shown that eating nuts and seeds improve heart health.(1)  This benefit may be attributed to their many nutrients—which include folic acid, vitamin E, magnesium, copper, dietary fiber, protein, and phyto-chemicals, as well as to their favorable fatty acid profile … (read more…)

The Hidden Powers of Sea Vegetables

Arame Salad with Snap Peas, Goji Berries and Scallions

*+-This simple salad is made from arame seaweed but you could easily substitute hijiki, another favorite of mine.  If you have never used seaweed before here’s what you should know…. Otherwise known as sea vegetables, these delicious marine algaes grow along seabeds and along the shore.  The most common sea vegetables are Nori, Kombu and … (read more…)

Delicious Fall Recipes – Kale with Pine Nuts and Cranberries

shot of sauteed kale with cranberries and pine nuts
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*+-Everyone needs to eat more greens. Just 1-1/2 cups of kale is an excellent source of anti-oxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, manganese and flavonoids including quercetin which is nature’s potent anti-inflammatory. … (read more…)

Cat Dillon

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