What’s the Skinny on CLA?

What’s the Skinny on CLA?

What’s the Skinny on CLA? Is CLA a weight loss miracle pill?  Theories and postulations abound–fortunately, there’s some research too.  One theory says that it modulates fat metabolism, which helps your body use food for energy.  Another thought is that it causes fat and weight loss because it boosts the body’s metabolism by increasing your […]

Top Tips for Kale Chips

There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re going to talk kale […]

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

During the holidays, it’s perfectly fine to savor one of your favorite desserts or to have an extra glass of egg nog or two, but you shouldn’t use the whole season as an excuse to overindulge. Tens of thousands of Americans will resolve to lose weight and to get healthier in 2020. I have weight […]

(Un)Sinful cinnamon!

Oh, cinnamon. How recognizable is this spice, seriously? I would expect that every kitchen in North America has a tin of cinnamon in the cupboard. But how well do we really know it? Once upon a time, cinnamon was very, very valuable. In Roman times, you would have paid 15 times more for cinnamon than […]

It’s always time for winter squash!

Butternut squash, acorn squash, and buttercup squash grouped on a wooden surface.

Today’s focus is on: WINTER SQUASH There are two kinds of squash: winter squash and summer squash. The difference is that the winter varieties are normally better suited to survive the winter in storage (think hardy squashes like butternut squash and acorn squash), while summer squash tends to have edible seeds and peels, and a […]

Guilt-Free Winter Sips

Hot chocolate being poured into a white ceramic mug surrounded by a teal tea towel and little bits of chocoate

Winter is here, and baby, it’s cold outside! Everyone enjoys a cup of something warm but you know the drill–most of the time, these things are calorie bombs in a cup! So how do we navigate this desire for warm beverages vs. the stuff out there that will pack on the pounds and make your thighs […]

Beat Winter Dehydration

A pitcher filled with water and lemon slices next to half a lemon on top of a plaid dish cloth.

Is it just me or is it easier to remember to drink your water in the summer? Just because the temperatures have dropped, doesn’t mean your water intake can take a dip, too. Our hydration needs don’t change much in the winter months–our body functions still need water to make it function optimally. In warm […]

How to Eat to Beat the Blues

Woman with hand to head sadly over a mug

The holidays are bearing down on us, and while this is a wonderful time of year for a good segment of the population, there are a lot of folks who find it difficult to cope with the hustle and bustle. During the month of December, many people run around trying to do too much, spending […]

Cranberries for Thanksgiving

Cranberries on a wooden table next to a steel bowl full of cranberries

It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CRANBERRIES Tis the season for cranberries! Around the holidays you can find fresh cranberries just about anywhere, so there’s no excuse […]

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. […]