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ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING If you’re sick and tired of carrying around those extra pounds, I want you to really pay attention to this: if you detox first and then go on a weight loss plan, you will be more successful getting the weight off. Why? Because you’ve cleared some of the toxic clutter from your body. I’ve learned this from …

TTR – Strawberries

Sweet delicious strawberries are one of spring’s better crops; especially when they’re locally grown, freshly picked and the air is filled with smell of ripe strawberries, yum! Bursting in vitamin C and fiber, who doesn’t love strawberries? Their heart shape should tell you that this is a fruit that will help promote healthy hearts. Besides the fiber and vitamin C, …

Is it your Thyroid?

There is nothing more frustrating than eating a healthy diet, exercising and not losing weight. Doctors look at you suspiciously when you air your complaint (as if you have a 2 pound bag of M & M’s hiding in your purse) and your girlfriends think you’re living in denial. What’s really going on? Could be an underactive thyroid. This is …

Embrace the Present

I love emails like this—I had to share it with you for two reasons. One is what she said in the email itself and two, is because of the Sarah Ban Breathnach quote that accompanies Tiffany’s email. Both have two wonderful lessons in them. Here’s the email in response to a Food for Thought I wrote last week about why …

Dinner Diva – Frozen Foods

If it’s March, it must be National Frozen Food month, queue the merry music! That means that we should all be running out and celebrating by buying up frozen food left, right and center. Or should we?  The deal is, it all depends on what you plan to place in your cart. Yes, there’s always a catch. Just when you …

Cooking is the Answer

There’s nothing like a trip to the mountains to get my appetite going. I don’t know what it is, but being up in higher elevations makes me want to eat, cook, bake and never leave the kitchen. I’m convinced this kind of living arrangement could be toxic. LOL But it beckons the whole question and the whole problem if you …

Dinner Diva – Sodium

You will notice in a lot of my recipes, I say “salt and pepper to taste” There is a reason for this–not because I’m trying to frustrate you! Salt should be added slowly and, depending on the recipes, in steps. That’s how the pros do it and it makes sense–this is how to get the best taste and to make …