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Jennifer swallows the last bite of a gooey chocolate chip cookie. She sighs and slumps her shoulders. Tomorrow she’s starting a no-carb diet. At first, the adreneline rush will carry her along. She’ll lose a bit of weight and gain some energy. But after a week, the rush wears off and it becomes a slog. […]Read more
Was your Valentine’s Day dreamy and romantic? Or was it just another day — sprinkled with extra candy and sweets. We had planned to dine in a new cool restaurant, but when my son came down with fever those plans changed. Luckily, I had a stash of sparkling wine in the fridge. And I had […]Read more
It’s dinner time and you have no idea what to prepare. This happened to me on Tuesday, and as I’d been thinking about rich cream sauces, I devised this alfredo. It’s absolutely delicious, healthy and vegan. Sounds too good to be true, right? Before we get started, a couple notes. I used a high-power blender […]Read more
You’re a healthy eater. You can cook a mean stir-fry. You’ve mastered home-made hummus. And you even cook the beans from scratch.But there’s this embarrassing little glitch in your healthy eating repertoire. You can’t cook edible tofu. You used to think tofu was only for hippies. But now it’s all over the place in restaurants. […]Read more
Why is it so tough? Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Are you among the sixty percent who give up on their resolutions after one week? I suck at New Years Resolutions and giving things up. Because I instantly rebel when I can’t have something. But this year I want to reign in toxic habits overindulging on […]Read more
It’s disheartening. You spend many hours a day at a desk. You know you should move more, and fit in exercise and yoga. You might be fooled into thinking that yoga is only a physical activity. But the biggest benefits come from yoga’s subtle benefits on our mind and nervous system. Read the rest of this post […]Read more
Do you try every new diet that surfs the covers of monthly magazines? You are not alone. Let’s be honest. It’s rough. Weight loss can seem impossible in this world of fast, cheap, unhealthy convenience food. I used to try a new diet monthly and then feel like an utter failure: “More money wasted. More […]Read more
It’s crazy isn’t it? You have the best intentions to cut out sugar. Then you are walking along, and you smell something delicious. You spy a new bakery, right next to your favorite bookstore. And what’s that in the window? Cheesecake. With fresh strawberries on top. You suddenly feel like you aren’t in control of […]Read more
Have you noticed the growing epidemic? It’s spreading and intensifying, and creeping into your life to cause mayhem. The busy epidemic. You can be honest. You’ve felt it–that frenetic feeling when one to-do piles on top of another, and you realize you have no hope of reaching the end. And your plans to check out […]Read more
Have you heard of a Farm Sanctuary? It’s not a place where farm animals go for spa treatment. Not exactly. You’ll have to listen to my interview with Gene Baur to unveil the truth. Gene has dedicated his life to raising awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our current food system. He was hailed as […]Read more