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I love Fall! One of my favorite reasons is pumpkin spice lattes. One of the things I don’t like is all the sugar that normally accompanies a pumpkin spice latte. So what can I do except make it fresh at home? I like to start with two tablespoons fresh pumpkin puree that I’ve…(Read More)

It’s not just younger kids living at home that need healthy snacks when school starts. College students going back to school also need to think about nutrition and healthy food habits. It’s August and kids on the west coast have returned to school and kids on the east coast are preparing to go…(Read More)

It’s that time of year again when our kiddos go back to school. It’s also the time when we as parents get to think about how we can help them be successful in the classroom. One of those ways is to make sure our kids have a nourishing breakfast before they head off…(Read More)

My recipe this week is basically an “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” conglomerate. The one thing that makes it different is instead of using tofu (which is made out of soy), I used hempfu (a tofu-type product made out of hemp). I stopped eating soy when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and…(Read More)

Today is Earth Day. It’s also Monday. It brought new meaning to #meatlessmondays. On our nutrition segments this month, we chose to focus on sustainable food. Sustainably growing your food and eating in a way that is a win-win proposition for healthy humans and a healthy earth. So it was the perfect day…(Read More)

So, this is, for certain, my latest food obsession. I saw this recipe on a tv show where they travel around the country looking for the most greasy, artery clogging food they can find. Stuff I usually refer to as a “heart attack on a plate”. But this time they actually went to a healthy…(Read More)

I love salads all year round. And I love the more bitter and pungent tasting greens. So this kale salad is a winner. I load my salads up with a variety of vegetables to keep it interesting. This salad has some of my favorites in it, like chickpeas (garbanzo beans), artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, pumpkin…(Read More)

What is a cleanse and why should or should you not do one? And, are they necessary? And if you are going to do one, how can you do it safely? Mention to someone you are doing a cleanse and it can likely elicit very different responses. In the ancient Indian culture, the best time…(Read More)

Faux gras

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There are so many variations of this appetizer, which is basically a plant-based version of liver paté. In my version I used lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts to achieve the perfect texture and flavor combination that will wipe your memory clean of the organ meat variety and will keep you coming back for more! When…(Read More)

Okay, when I was little I was a mac n’cheese aficionado! I loved all things mac n’cheese. My mom or grandma would make the elbow or twisty (technical term) noodles and then sprinkle feta cheese on top. When it melted it became creamy and a little salty. For this reason, I preferred French…(Read More)