Irish Stew

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The Healthiest Herbs and Spices

I am all about the herbs and spices! Most people don’t realize how many health benefits those simple little jars in our pantries contain inside. As I mentioned in the article I published a while back, we are eating nutritionally deficient foods, so we might as well boost our intake of vitamins and nutrients however […]

Grab Some Beauty In A Bottle

Grab some beauty in a bottle

Grab some beauty in a bottle. BeautySupport (if you don’t already know) is one of my favorite, all-time great supplements, and is clinically proven to advance your body’s own ability to create collagen!  This is crucial–without the collagen you’re toast and you look like it too! Your skin is dry, thin, and definitely not plump […]

Shopping Cart Envy

Shopping cart in front of cold cases

What you’re about to read is based on a true story… About 2004 or 2005, I was shopping at my neighborhood grocery store (the new Harris Teeter in Wesley Chapel, NC) for the week. List in hand (well duh–I’m the Dinner Diva!), I had conquered the store and my cart was filled with all I […]

CRUSH Your Carb Cravings!

CRUSH your carb cravings!

YES, you CAN crush your carb cravings! Cravings are complex things–heavily loaded, connected to emotions, physiology, and habit, they’re not easy to get under control using just one strategy.  As a recovering carb addict myself, I can speak to this truth on every level–cravings can lead us down a path of absolute devastation and are […]

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

Man in winter coat walking down a snow-covered, tree-lined road

We are completely entrenched in the Christmas season and for so many, also completely entrenched in holiday depression. Having gone through holiday bouts of depression myself, I will never discount anyone’s depression. I will tell you however, there are things you can do to fight the oppression of depression. Even if you don’t “feel” like […]

14 Healthy Options for Christmas Parties and Potluck!

Cookies, cocktails, cheese and hors d’oeuvres. There’s temptation at every turn during the holidays, but even though it’s tough to stay on track, it’s certainly not impossible. As far as I’m concerned, the toughest part of the holidays when you’re trying to stay healthy and trim is all those potlucks and Christmas parties. I find […]

Dinner Diva: Fun with Fall Fruit

Can you feel the crispness in the fall air? The leaves are changing. The nights are colder. It’s sweater weather. It’s harvest time. I love this time of year. It’s finally cool enough to do some serious cooking without worrying about heating up your kitchen and the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables has never […]

Delicious Thanksgiving – Paleo Style!

Thankgiving turkey and sides on platters on a white table

Oh, how I adore Thanksgiving. Family and feasting and giving thanks-what could be better than that? Here in the US, our Thanksgiving marks the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, too, so it really is an exciting time. Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, and you may be thinking about what is on the menu. […]