A Shout Out to Sprouts!

A Shout Out to Sprouts!

A Shout-Out to Sprouts! Is there anything more nutritionally dense than a sprout? I don’t think so…and that’s why I want you to have this primer to learn how to make them yourself at home.  When you take seeds and soak them in water, they will start to germinate, grow a plant, and that first […]

Corona-no-no Virus for Me

Are you scared yet? According to hysterical media reports, the coronavirus has been one of the biggest health threats in history, even though it has only been in the news for a few weeks.  The international markets are collapsing under the threat, governments around the globe are taking drastic measures to contain it, and the […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Reach for a Lychee Fruit

lychee fruit

Today’s Focus is on LYCHEE Lychee (pronounced lie-chee or lee-chee) fruits have been cultivated by the Chinese since 1700 BC (or thereabouts). They were actually quite revered back in those days. Poems have been written about these little fruits! Let’s see why. Generally round in shape, lychees are about the size of a walnut shell […]

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

Find a Local Butcher

There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart SuperCenter. (Please don’t buy your meat from Wal-Mart because it has almost certainly come from […]

Raise the Barre for Weight Loss

Before I even start with today’s blog post, thank you to each and every one of you who has commented on my new silhouette. It has taken lots of work, but I feel wonderful. Your compliments and words of encouragement really do mean a great deal to me. And because you’ve asked, I want to […]

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized, and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes these New Year’s resolutions, anyway? Yes indeed, it’s perfectionism is […]

Dinner Diva: 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 […]

The Secret of Soup

One of my favorite winter foods is soup; especially healthy homemade soup. Nothing quite compares to a big bowl of steaming soup to warm you up, feed you when you’re not feeling well, or simply act as comfort food. Soup is good food like the commercial says. The only problem with canned soups is they […]

Natural Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

Winter is here! There may be snow on the ground, there is colder weather, lots of soups and stews, and then of course the stuffed up noses. It all sounds great until you’re blowing your nose every two seconds and your throat could pass for sandpaper. And if all that wasn’t enough, your lungs have to fight […]