December 14, 2018

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January 14, 2019

Growing up in a with parents of Italian heritage, and four kids, we ate a lot of meals that would be called “peasant food”.  Meals that are nutritious and hearty made with inexpensive ingredients. Peasant dishes are among my favorites. They are rich in nutrients and fl...

December 14, 2018

My Inspired Thoughts

Occasionally,  I notice a central theme taking shape in my work. Women’s empowerment seems to be front and center, these days. And, I am of the belief, when something is coming up so strongly, it is time to take the insights to a larger audience....

June 1, 2018

Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Ketogenic, Paleo, Atkins, The Zone, South Beach, Raw Foods, South Beach Diet

Any of these sound familiar? If so, how successful was your plan? What were the pitfalls of your choices?

I sometimes hear people identify with their eating plans...

March 7, 2018

 I have been getting a lot of requests to publish my secret to great tasting grains.  Whether you are cooking rice, millet, quinoa (actually a seed that prepared like a grain) or amaranth the key to aromatic, flavorful dishes is - soaking and dry roasting.

Because this...

February 14, 2018

I found this recipe' when I was searching for a healthier version of chocolate cake.  This is so delicious. I have made this several times and, as a cook who is not a great baker, it has never failed me. Today I made it in oversized muffin cups instead of a baking pan....

February 11, 2018

This delicious dish was on the menu at my last retreat. I have served it to company, as well.  Quinoa is such a great super food. 

Here are a few reasons I love quinoa:

-It has more protein than rice or other grains because it is actually a seed 

-It is full of...

January 23, 2018

This “recipe’ for a better life is one that I consistently use with clients. And they are consistently experiencing amazing results.

You have read PART 1- The Listening Exercize.  You have spent the last week noticing the constant, negative chatter in your head. The tes...

January 15, 2018

This is an abbreviated excerpt from my upcoming book. 

If I could imagine a vessel that contained all the unused New Year’s resolutions, I imagine something akin to a city water tower. So, why is it that we don’t stick to our resolutions? A recent survey disclosed...

November 27, 2017

So what is ghee?  Ghee is simply clarified butter that has been used, for centuries, in Indian cooking.   And I am of the opinion that it is best when you make is yourself with organic, grass-fed, unsalted butter.  If you cannot get grass-fed, make the commitment to or...

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