Archive for December, 2013

New Year’s Resolution vs. Lifestyle Change…What is the difference?

New Year’s Resolution vs. Lifestyle Change…What is the difference? Here are the short definitions: Resolution – A firm decision to do or not to do something. Lifestyle – An individual’s typical way of life. This is the time of year when several of us start to think about resolutions: eat better, exercise more, spend less,

Good Luck in the New Year

Good Luck in the New Year Whether you avoid black cats, or boldly walk under a ladder, you can probably agree that taking the opportunity to receive good luck is not a bad thing.  One way to start off the New Year is to eat some black-eyed peas.  For hundreds of years people in the

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili 2 ½ cups water                                          1 tsp lemon pepper 1 tsp Cumin Seed                                       1

Lemons

Lemons – Part of the Rutaceae family.  This fruit contains mainly sugars and fruit acids (mainly citric acids).  Lemon peel consists of two layers: the outermost layer – “Zest”, which contains essentials oils.  The inner layer instead contains a variety of bitter flavone glycosides and coumarin derivatives.  Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C

Leeks

Leeks – Related to onions and garlic.  Unlike onions and garlic, the edible portion is the leaves and stems rather than the long, narrow bulb.   Leeks have a long white cylindrical stalk of superimposed layers that flow into green, tightly wrapped, flat leaves.  Leeks are a good source of vitamins B6 and C and folic

Fighting Back – take control

Fighting Back – Be Ready to Start the New Year Feeling Wonderful We are bombarded with ways to eat more than we should or want – larger portions at restaurants, preservatives in convenience foods that enhance our hunger, larger utensils, and more.  There is a company whose only job is to determine the bliss point

Roasted Cauliflower Steak

     Roasted Cauliflower Steak 1 large head of cauliflower, trimmed, but with base still on 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Freshly Grated Ginger 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley Preheat over to 400 degrees F. With a long knife, slice into ¾ inch

Healthy Pear Crisp

Healthy Pear Crisp Serves 6 6 bosc pears (or pears of your choice)     1/3 cup raisins or craisins (optional) 1/8 cup sucanet (or brown or white sugar, cane or beet sugar) 1 tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cut up the pears into bite-sized pieces. Mix with

Chewing

Chewing When it comes to increased health, it’s not just what we eat but how we eat. Digestion actually begins in the mouth, where contact with our teeth and digestive enzymes in our saliva break down food. But these days most of us rush through the whole eating experience, barely acknowledging what we’re putting in

Pears

Pears – generally have a characteristically large, round bottom that tapers toward the top. They have paper thin skin that can be yellow, green, brown, red, or a combination of these colors. There are thousands of varieties of pears, each differing in size, shape, color, taste, and storage qualities. Anjoui, Bartlett, Bosc, and Comice are

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